Stuff I Care About

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Reason #9- God Hates Me Because I Am A Girl

Misogyny is fundamental to the basic writings of Christianity. In passage after passage, women are encouraged—no, commanded—to accept an inferior role, and to be ashamed of themselves for the simple fact that they are women. Misogynistic biblical passages are so common that it’s difficult to know which to cite. From the New Testament we find "Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as unto the Lord. For the husband is the head of the wife, even as Christ is the head of the church. . . ." (Ephesians 5:22–23) and "These [redeemed] are they which were not defiled with women; . . ." (Revelation 14:4); and from the Old Testament we find "How then can man be justified with God? Or how can he be clean that is born of a woman?" (Job 25:4) Other relevant New Testament passages include Colossians 3:18; 1 Peter 3:7; 1 Corinthians 11:3, 11:9, and 14:34; and 1 Timothy 2:11–12 and 5:5–6. Other Old Testament passages include Numbers 5:20–22 and Leviticus 12:2–5 and 15:17–33.

And, it did not end here. These wonderful traditions started 2000 years ago continue to escape the critical filter of today, despite the fact that women predominately appear in all aspects of our society. And Reason #10 also fits here too. The misogyny when placed in proper context, makes sense. The Greeks were notoriously and openly homosexual, keeping women in their dwellings solely for reproductive purposes. When the Romans colonized the Greeks, they destroyed what parts of the culture they did not like, and appropriated what they liked. History shows us that they certainly favoured Greek art work, architecture, urban planning, sanitation systems, and cultural ideas such as misogyny, etc. The Romans created the First Christian Empire, and keeping women complacent fit the bill for what they were deciding to do.

Nevertheless, because the Bible mainstreamed hatred against women, we still feel the repercussions today. Perhaps if the Greeks had been a matriarchal society, things may have been different. Sadly, though, we have idiots today on the airwaves that we all share who see fit to interfere with reproductive rights and make wonderful comments such as this;

I know this is painful for the ladies to hear, but if you get married, you have accepted the headship of a man, your husband. Christ is the head of the household and the husband is the head of the wife, and that’s the way it is, period.

PAT ROBERTSON, The 700 Club, Jan. 8, 1992

1 comment:

  1. Hmmm... I thot I had gone to alla the atheist blogs around, but thar's one more. HooRayGun! I certainly ain't out to make you a walk'n robot who follows Catholicism, which I practice - I find it awesome to say the Rosary for our country, but lemme see if I can givest unto thee my perspective before we gotta wanna bite-the-dust, brudda --- Not only the town in New Joisey, but the whole earth is Ho’broken. Fact is, dude, I’ll croak, you’ll croak, all of us will croak someday sometime somewhere; then, we must face the King of the Universe, Jesus, to determine whether we achieve Heaven: so don’t get so caught-up in this passing earth you lose your immortal soul, ok? I wanna see you again Upstairs which I cannot if you're placed on the left. PS I gave up my hard-won, black belt to fight4right. So, howsabout we nekk in Heaven, girl? I'll be having a BIG-ol, kick-ass, party-hardy, too, celebrating our resurrection beyond the clouds. Meet me Upstairs, gorgeous. Who am I? I’m just a dude who’s in love with Heaven; I’m just a crazy dude ‘cuz I’m not of this world, soon to return. Wanna come? You’re most invited, babe --- This blog, 1-outta-11, describes how I wanna please you, gratify you, caress and satify you in Heaven. Don't you want that? The other realm certainly ain't too cool. God bless you. Meet me in the Great Beyond. Promise?