Author Karen Garst Joins us on the Mythicist Milwaukee Show
Karen Garst is an atheist and a feminist. She started focusing on her atheism in 2014 when the U. S. Supreme Court issued its decision in Burwell vs. Hobby Lobby. In this decision, the Court decided that the owners of Hobby Lobby, because of their religious beliefs, were not required to provide certain forms of birth control to their female employees under the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare).
Karen writes about women's issues and the role religion has and is playing in inhibiting the progress toward full equality. She strongly believes that the time has come for women to be able to openly and freely express their atheist views without shame and ridicule in our society. She has a PhD in Philosophy from the University of Wisconsin Madison.
Karen Garst is currently editing a book entitled “Women Beyond Belief: Discovering a Life Without Religion” which will explore stories of women who have left religion coming from diverse religious backgrounds. This book is scheduled to be out sometime in the Fall of 2016.
She has also created a blog and a YouTube Channel. You will find topics that vary from separation of church and state issues to well researched pieces on the mythological roots of modern day religions. One of our favorites is her blog that shows the evolution of the divine nature goddess into an Abrahamic figure. Make sure to check out her incredible blog and subscribe to her YouTube Page.