- Mar 2013
- Middle Tennessee
I suspect as they get older, like all of us, but more so for women, they get tired. Tired of fighting the patriarchy. Tired of fighting the good fight. Tired of not making a real difference. If they are religious they start putting more of their faith in the hope that things will be better in what ever they believe comes next. I think as they start to realize they are closer to death than their birth, they realize their own mortality, they resign themselves to being largely unable to change the world, or the realization that any change they might effect will come at a very high personal price.Interesting comments. Perhaps Christian religion is the toxic element in the conversions. However, what do the various forms of religion offer that is appealing to females uniquely ( I doubt that there is much valid correlation between serious religion and RW male thinking. Among males, religion seems mostly to be part of the identity of conservatism, not a real driving force shaping political ideology.).
As for the men. You are totally wrong there. The very ROOT of the RW male thinking, in fact most male thinking is found in Christianity. It was written by and for the male patriarchy. Even for the non-religious, hell even atheistic, Christianity is at the very root, the very core of male thinking. Of course we can have the chicken versus egg conversation as to which came first. But judeo-christianity is so pervasive, so totally embedded in our society and our thought processes, you really can't escape it.