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Originally posted by Kacen
Originally posted by madnessinmysoul
in the same book where it says it's an "abomination" that men have long hair
I rest my case.
Originally posted by jabawaki
I am not saying I accept any of this but what I do find interesting....
If the bible is not the word of God then none of this matters, but...
and here's the really sexy part, If it is the word of God, when did we get veto power over it?
It's either submit or ignore. Do women DEMAND that God accept their view of the world?
I have heard modern American women are a tad arrogant but this has got to be some kind of record. The word of God as edited and approved by the Women's Association of America. Coming to a church near you soon.
Will Jesus return or will God give in to the demands of the N.O.W. that this time He send a daughter instead of a son? How will the women of America punish Him if He disobeys? Will He be sent to His room or just denied sex?
Real simple. IF there is no God then simply ignore all this nonsense. But if you believe there is then ask yourself if you really believe He seeks your approval? If God exist I doubt heaven is a democracy and/or that public opinion polls carry any real weight. YOU think He is wrong. AND? SO?
34women should remain silent in the churches. They are not allowed to speak, but must be in submission, as the Law says. 1 Corinthians 14:34
18Wives, submit to your husbands, as is fitting in the Lord. Colossians 3:18
22Wives, submit to your husbands as to the Lord. 23For the husband is the head of the wife as Christ is the head of the church, his body, of which he is the Savior. 24Now as the church submits to Christ, so also wives should submit to their husbands in everything. EPHESIANS 5:22-24
A woman must not wear men's clothing, nor a man wear women's clothing, for the LORD your God detests anyone who does this. Deuteronomy 22:5
Originally posted by ValhallasValkyrie
reply to post by MajorMalfunction
Major has it correct that Goddess worship was what was first practiced and over time it changed to a patriachal worship.
However, in the ancient cletic socieites, back in the mists of time, women were the ones who defended the lands and homes. It was believed that women were the more vicious when their homes and families were in danger. And if you think about it, that is still the case. You see it with mother bears, lions, etc. The females becomes extremely aggressive when their spawn and homes are in jeopardy.
Either way, the theory was women taught the men how to fight and over time, men took on the role of defenders and hunters while women were relegated to the roles of child rearing and tending to the home.
If ever there was proof that the bible was written by man for man, then it is surely how it views women and says women should be treated. However, I will dare to say this.
Some christians will try to explain that the words of the bible are not meant to enslave women to men, but rather it was suppose to teach men to love their wives as they loved christ and to treat them as queens. Sadly, it was men that misconstrued this and subjugated women beneath them.
My personal opinion is the bible is a tool for oppression, both male oppression and female oppression and is best served as a collection of mythical tales, some of which have good lessons that we should listen to. The rest should be discarded as nothing more than stories.
I disagree with this, again look at nature, while women are the defenders of home and young, males are offensive [ha ha ok whatever!] and fight for territory and mating rights.
ok back on topic. I wonder if in ancient times, when women were the deities, if the women in the society were the more religious of the sexes?
Now there is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is neither male nor female; for you are all one in Christ Jesus.
I corinthians 11:6
For if a woman will not veil herself, then she should cut off her hair; but if it is disgraceful for a woman to be shorn or shaven, let her wear a veil.
I corinthians 11:5
but any woman who prays or prophesies with her head unveiled dishonors her head—it is the same as if her head were shaven.
I Corinthians 14:4-5a
4 He who speaks in a tongue edifies himself, but he who prophesies edifies the church. 5 Now I want you all to speak in tongues, but even more to prophesy.