Monday, July 17, 2006

The Bible is Patriarchal and Oppressive to Women

Adoro must be a very good student. She just smashes that fabrication.

Adoro, who blogs at Adoro Te Devote, attended the Called to Lead Bible Conference out in Wayzata over the weekend and appears to be on fire this morning with things she learned. You shouldda been there, too! Me, too! I thought it was just for teachers.

How many of us have heard the above claims? How many of us have looked to scripture to read it for ourselves, and have been outraged by, for example, the directives of the apostle Peter when he stated that women must be quiet and are not allowed to teach?

How accurate are these claims?

Let us look to the Bible itself for the answers. If we look at historical fact, throughout the Bible, men were the heads of families and were the leaders. Abraham, Moses, David, Solomon, Joseph. But does this mean that women are oppressed and demeaned?

Let us look to Genesis 1:26-27 "Then God said 'Let us make man in our image, after our likemess, and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the birds of the air..' "So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them."
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