"Wife: Be content to be insignificant. What loss would it be to God or man had you never been born."
[Reformer, founder of the Methodist movement] John Wesley
In pain shall you bring forth children, woman, and you shall turn to your husband and he shall rule over you. And do you not know that you are Eve?
God’s sentence hangs still over all your sex and His punishment weighs down upon you. You are the devil’s gateway; you are she who first violated
the forbidden tree and broke the law of God. It was you who coaxed your way around him whom the devil had not the force to attack. With what ease you
shattered that image of God: Man! Because of the death you merited, even the Son of God had to die... Woman, you are the gate to hell.
-- Tertullian, 2nd-3rd century Churchfather
"If [women] become tired or even die, that does not matter. Let them die in childbirth--that is why they are there."
-- Martin Luther
"Woman is a temple built upon a sewer."
The sixth century Christian philosopher, Boethius, wrote in The Consolation of Philosophy,
"To embrace a woman is to embrace a sack of manure..."
Odo of Cluny
"nothing [deficient] or defective should have been produced in the first establishment of things; so woman ought not to have been produced
St. Thomas Aquinas
"What is the difference whether it is in a wife or a mother, it is still Eve the temptress that we must beware of in any woman... I fail to see
what use woman can be to man, if one excludes the function of bearing children."
-- Saint Augustine of Hippo, Church Father, Bishop of Hippo Regius, 354 - 430
As regards the individual nature, woman is defective and misbegotten, for the active force in the male seed tends to the production of a perfect
likeness in the masculine sex; while the production of woman comes from a defect in the active force or from some material indisposition, or even from
some external influence.
-- Thomas Aquinas, Saint, Doctor of the Church, 13th century
Woman is a misbegotten man and has a faulty and defective nature in comparison to his. Therefore she is unsure in herself. What she cannot get, she
seeks to obtain through lying and diabolical deceptions. And so, to put it briefly, one must be on one's guard with every woman, as if she were a
poisonous snake and the horned devil. ... Thus in evil and perverse doings woman is cleverer, that is, slyer, than man. Her feelings drive woman
toward every evil, just as reason impels man toward all good.
-- St. Albertus Magnus, Dominican theologian and Doctor of the Church, 13th century
"Every woman should be filled with shame by the thought that she is a woman."
[Churchfather, venerated as a Saint upto the 17th century] Clement of Alexandria
Woman was merely man's helpmate, a function which pertains to her alone. She is not the image of God but as far as man is concerned, he is by
himself the image of God."
[Saint] Augustine (354-430)
Although far more women are witches than men... yet men are more often bewitched than women. And the reason for this lies in the fact that God
allows the devil more power over the venereal act, by which the original sin is handed down, than over the other human actions.
-- Henry Kramer and Jacob Sprenger, Inquisitors, 1486
And speaking of inquisitors...
The Inquisitors who wrote The Malleus Maleficarum, explained that women are more likely to become witches than men because the female sex is more
concerned with things of the flesh than men; being formed from a man's rib, they are only "imperfect animals" and "crooked" whereas man belongs to a
privileged sex from whose midst Christ emerged.
King James I
estimated that the ratio of women to men who succumbed to witchcraft was twenty to one. Of those formally persecuted for
witchcraft, between 80 to 90 percent were women.
...she was stripped naked and the executioner shaved off all her body hair in order to seek in the hidden places of the body the sign which the
devil imprinted on his cohorts.
Warts, freckles, and birthmarks were considered certain tokens of amorous relations with Satan. Should a woman show no sign of a witch's mark,
guilt could still be established by methods such as sticking needles in the accused's eyes. The confession was then extracted by the hideous methods
of torture already developed during earlier phases of the Inquisition.
This part is very Christ-like
The sexual mutilation of accused witches was not uncommon. With the orthodox understanding that divinity had little or nothing to do with the physical
world, sexual desire was perceived to be unGodly. When the men persecuting the accused witches found themselves sexually aroused, they assumed that
such desire emanated, not from themselves, but from the woman
. They attacked breasts and genitals with pincers, pliers and red-hot irons.
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You shall not allow a witch to live.
But if a man be just, and do that which is lawful and right, and hath not ... come near to a menstruous woman.....
So, religious women...why on earth would you believe in a religion that hates you so much? It almost hates you more than it hates gays, but the reason
it hates gays it's because men shouldn't ever act like women, the scum of the earth.
GET A CLUE, WOMAN! you don't need this #.
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