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Karen Exelby says
In most religions (women were not allowed to be educated). The vast majority of women are regulated as helpmates, mothers, or harlots. You'd never hear of a queen with 700 husbands and 300 boy toys via King Solomon. Women are better off today.
God is all encompassing. H/She is beyond gender boundaries. Gender boundaries & roles are man-made constructs made to subjugate women.
There were female prophets in the New Testament, the four daughters of Phillip in Acts 21. I agree with you, Paul was simply addressing a specific issue in a church.
This is strange coming as it does at a time when there were women who were regarded as prophetic. How would one know unless they spoke?
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Sri T (the mystic) says
Very true! The Bible contains a variety of 66 books written by approximately 45 different writers over a span of about 1200 years. All written by (men). Clearly this had some bearing on how most women were portrayed.
Of course, the bible was written by men. Men who reflected the particular prejudices of the day, no more no less. No reasonable person believes that the bible was written by God. God is beyond all artificial boundaries, H/She .....is UNLIMITED.
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Tom Ware says
Give this man a 100 for this spot on answer! 100!
"the people who read them don't have enough intelligence to understand that (these are the writings of other men) and not some divine being." - Very true!
The bible was meant as a metaphor. It is a book of history and stories. It was not meant to be taken literally. However, that issue is totally amiss w/some people!
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Keith Abt says
FatFreddysCat, There's also Proverbs 21:19 (NIV)
"Better to live in a desert than with a quarrelsome and nagging wife." LOL!
Does it say "thou shalt not kick thy hubby in the stones" anywhere?
No, but there's Ephesians 5:22
"Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as unto the Lord." Some husbands may be into having their "stones" kicked now and then! :)
Yes, the bible has so many sexist passages, especially the one by St. Paul. I argued this w/my mother decades ago. She BELIEVES in the bible, I stated that I DIDN'T because it was sexist. I am against any form of religion for this reason.
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Susan Guinn says
and please don't overlook the weathy woman, Lydia, who is said to have had the first Christian church in her home in Thyratira... and other wealthy women, such as Joanna, who looked after the disciples' material needs, actually described as "apostles
I didn't think it was a coincidence that there were no female prophets! :)
Anyone who studies the history of how the bible was actually "put together" during the canonization process isn't likely to assume it's all "factual".
Of course it isn't. The church fathers wanted the bible to conform to their particular religious mantra. Points that were considered contradictory to their particular prospectus were intentionally left out. All aware people know this.
I don't know about all this mess.Yall better dust yalls bibles off and get in line with the word! lol
Sri T, I'd be shocked if you even own a bible! LOL!
There are indeed female prophets in the Bible--
The Daughters of Philip
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Even today the Roman Catholic Church does not allow a woman to become a Priest or a Pope. It's kind of an outdated sexist rule. The CEO of General Motors is a woman. The next U.S. president may in fact be a woman.
In the kingdom of God there will be no CEO, Us President male or female. Comparing the world with the kingdom of God goes crossways with the teachings of Christ. We are to be In the world not of it. A submissive servant is the example not the world.
Amen Rich, at least they now have one correct answer
Of course it is OUTDATED. The Roman Catholic Church is one of the most misogynic religions around. It is against any form of women's control of her destiny as evidence in its prohibitions against contraception & abortion.
Celafoe..... so I am wrong in my interpretation of this verse? Please elaborate.
Rich Kelley, The bible says "On earth as it is in heaven" which implies we should following the same rules. I was not comparing locales but rather the treatment of individuals. "Love thy neighbor as thy self". That's the ultimate in equality.
All authority has been given to Jesus Christ as Head of the Body. No man, or woman. The hirelings called pastors, reverends and teachers have made themselves kings and lords in their man-made church system, but in the Kingdom they are non-existent.
gmwilliams ALL scripture is given by inspiration of God & is profitable for doctrine, for reproof,for correction & for correction in Holiness. IITim 3:16 God created mankind in HIS own image, the image of God HE created them Male & femal
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