Correct. Religion was the reason given for the war and the “split” between the two “sides”.

From THAT POINT, the matter of religion was not partciularly relevant; it was because the fallout from the war had rendered 99% of the women sterile, and therefore the most valuable asset in that nation suddenly became fertility.

And government just did what governments do; they move to control the most valuable asset.

After I wrote that, I *did* read some commentary that Atwood herself had provided on the book, and quite right, it was not religion that she was commenting on, according to her.

Data Driven Econophile. Muslim, USA born. Been “woke” 2x: 1st, when I realized the world isn’t fair; 2nd, when I realized the “woke” people are full of shit.

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