Originally Posted by uke_master
I don't think God exists, so I clearly don't think anything about his views on women. I am simply saying that people arguing and fighting for rights has very much led to a better world. Your flippant dismissal of rights as just complaining is utterly void and ignores history. And yes, obviously, in a heavily religious world some of the people involved in fighting for rights are religious. Martin Luther King and Ghandi were both religious. But you don't get to count that as a point in your favour.
It might have led to a better world in some ways and it might have delayed us in other ways.
God has his own timeline and plan but there's no reason people shouldn't be cooperating with Him in spirit building in the here and now.
A lot of rights activists come out of religious traditions. Probably more come out of religion than anywhere.
You can go back to the split between the 12 Tribes of Israel and see the split occurred between them when 10 tribes took exception to Rehoboam's harsh treatment and decided to split from Judah and Benjamin into the House of Israel.
You can go back to the Exodus for that matter and see Moses urged by God into protesting for people against the Pharoah's inhumane treatment.
Still peace doesn't come out of conflict. Conflict demonstrates the absence of peace in the human soul.