posted on Jan, 8 2015 @ 06:43 AM
a reply to: Seamrog
I had a few catholic friends when I was a kid but I've never been to one of their services and don't really know much about what they believe
I have been to pentecostal churches, methodist churches, and protestant churches though and I think I know a little about the jewish tradition.
I've also read the king james bible through several times.
I have a few questions here.
how old are you first? would you know if they had changed their teachings since the 1960's?
you say that in the catholic church women are exalted?
when did they exalt them??
in the jewish tradition we find saying like: "Let the Torah be burned, but let not it be taught to a women!!"
and well long ago women weren't even encouraged to go to the religious services and if they did chose to go they were confined to the balcony where
they couldn't hear much. it was kind of left to the men to chose what should be passed on down to the women. But at least the male children were
taught at an early age how to read the torah
and well it seems that somewhere from the beginning of the christian religion and the rise of the Catholic Church well it went from there to having it
so that most of the people not even able to read the Torah and most of the mass was spoken in a language they didn't understand! And I really don't
see any evidence that women were exalted sorry maybe I missed it.
But, like I said I've been to many churches and well have found myself quickly facing the same roadblock.
The sermon starts out with the words "Women are obey their husbands in all things." and ya it goes on to say that men should love their wives as
themselves and such but still I have never hear them preach about what one should do when the man isn't so loving or when he demands she do things
that would cause her, her children, or even himself harm. And well I don't go to any church anymore since I have learned that blind obedience just
isn't healthy for our relationship and more than likely isn't for most! And well when you consider that in most of the US not long ago it was
pretty much legal to beat your wife (there is actually a tv evangelist who kind of gave me the impression in the past couple of years that he thinks
it should still be legal!) I have to say I don't believe that putting them in such a subordinate position is exalting them in any way! I got a
feeling that women were the first slaves of mankind and well regardless of how flowery one paints it a pampered slave is still just a slave.
But I am open to hearing your explanation!