First let me say that I am agnostic, and my beliefs as well as your own... are your own, and my own. I have decided to try to make sense of this, and
as far as I'm concerned those that are religious and those that are not should be able to cover this without being hostile, or filling the thread with
a bunch of scriptures.
I have heard all my life that in the bible it is written in Genesis 1:26 "Then God said, ‘Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our
There has been a stigma against women for thousands of years, and what I have come up with is a few more or less statements then questions.
One, if the above is literal, then where did the likeness of women come from?
Two, if women were so unimportant, then why the need for Jesus to be born to Mary? And because of this holy birth, how come the perception towards
women did not change?
Now the next few statements, I must say require a thick skin for those that get offended easily, but this is the reason for discussion.
If women were considered to only be "2nd" made, then why are women more efficiently made for the continuation of life, as men are simply needed to
provided needed "help" with the beginning, but afterward are no longer medically, nutritionally, or need to gestate?
Is it so hard to try to understand the need of women, or the understanding that the church has decided that there had to be a hidden agenda about
women in general?
Third, if procreation was supposed to be a #1 goal, why would women who are far more complicated biologically be made second?
With the above stated I will say my own thoughts.
I think that maybe women were in fact created first, its like thinking that a dish was made first, and then the dishwasher to accommodate right after,
and yet tell others that the dish is far more important then the washer, as it provides, soap, drying, cleaning.
I am in NO WAY trying to be condescending, but honest in my confusion that many still believe that women are under men, and just above the animals.
Please I would like to keep this clean, and free of hate, and maybe there is something that I missed.
BTW, I almost forgot, just food for thought. Would it not be easier to remove then to add. Men and women are almost identical , but if you ask a man
why he has nipples he considers them unnecessary.
edit on 21-3-2012 by NoRegretsEver because: just thinking