"Men are the maintainers of women because Allah has made some of them to excel others and because they spend out of their property"
"A husband is to love his wife as Christ loved the church. He has the God-given responsibility to provide for, to protect, and to lead his family. A
wife is to submit herself graciously to the servant leadership of her husband even as the church willingly submits to the headship of Christ. "
depndency=servitude.....because she is dependant on him, well, she is to obey him, and well, this leads to the question of what should be done if she
I was watching one of the sunday news commentary shows awhile back and they had a group of religious leaders on. someone brought up this part of the
baptist doctrine and asked just what it meant. one of them piped up and said that well, it means that if the husband doesn't want her to work, then
she shouldn't. But, we can all see just what the popular feeling of the day regarding dependancy is. we resent those who we have to support thru
the social service system, we resent our money being sent to the United Nations. We tend to exploit our labor force, as well as the poor in other
countries for our own profit. Why would man be that much different when it comes to women? They are paying their way, by God, they are gonna expect
something in return! and well, some might decide that extreme measures are necessary to get what they want!
the point I am making is that the key, at least my opinion, is to try to gear society so that the "master-slave" element isn't a part of the
marriage equation. which means, a way needs to be found for us to be able to reproduce without adversely deminishing one party's ability to meet
their own needs.