According to some estimates there are 5-7,000? current ‘religions’ in the world. Well, we all know it’s impossible to exactly define religion, so let’s just go by what we all know as religions/worldviews/beliefs, and exclude something like ‘a group of women decided to see the world differently by believing in women’s rights, so that is a belief system.’ One could argue infinite things like that if one wanted to, so I’m making it clear: let’s just stick to the real stuff, not make obtuse arguments, please?.
And I know some people don’t consider a lot of stuff even belief systems, but absences of belief systems, but still, let’s consider those too, b/c from a layman’s perspective- which I am- they are pretty much, even though I really know they’re aren’t and I understand where you come from.
So now my question: in human history can anyone name some religions/belief systems/worldviews/something-like-that that have been conceived and/or founded, and also possibly dominated (at least at first before men took it over :rolleyes: ) by women? Let’s not discuss religions that have had a lot of women or a majority of women- if it wasn’t founded or conceived in thought by a woman, let’s not discuss it. I know you guys know a lot about early gnosticism and witchcraft and other things that women also did; please, let’s just stick to the OP?