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I'm always surprised how many women believe in the Abrahamic god. A more sexist, repressive, woman-hating god would be hard to imagine. I guess they don't read those parts.

They don't "read" any of the bible. They "study" it. A very different process.

And low-income, low-status women get something out of religion --safe social activities, an acceptable excuse to dress up and go out, entertainment, interaction with different people, respect from the community, etc-- that they don't get too often IRL.

And there is this classic: getting your reward in heaven for your sucky existence on earth.

This is my observation from growing up in black communities.
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