It’s always baffled me that any woman would believe, much less want to associate themselves with Christianity. All you have to do is crack open the bible and begin to read and the misogyny leaps off the page at you.
Don’t believe me?
Let’s take a look at what the good book has to say about women. Let’s begin with 1 Corinthians 14:34-35.
Let your women keep silence in the churches: for it is not permitted unto them to speak; but they are commanded to be under obedience as also saith the law.
And if they will learn any thing, let them ask their husbands at home: for it is a shame for women to speak in the church.
There you have it. Many Christians like to distance themselves from the Old Testament. They’ll say that Jesus came and God wanted a redo or something. But the beauty of Corinthians is that it’s New Testament material, so no more excuses. If you’re a woman, you’re to stay silent in the church and if you want to know something, then you should ask your husbands.
If the bible is the inerrant word of God (or inspired word of God) then why don’t Christian women follow this passage?
Could it possibly be because they know it’s misogynistic horse shit?
Let’s check out what Ecclesiasticus 25: 19,24 has to say about women.
No wickedness comes anywhere near the wickedness of a woman… Sin began with a woman and thanks to her we all must die.
According to the bible, it was all the women’s fault. If it hadn’t been for her, we’d all be living for eternity. Hell, sin began with her. Plus, according to Genesis, women were made for men. Men came first and only once God decided to create a woman for Adam (after much fumbling) did sin end up happening.
If you’re a Christian woman reading this, are you starting to see a trend yet? The bible doesn’t much like you. You’re basically second-class citizens to the God of the bible.
Speaking of Genesis, let’s go there so we can see more of Gods wisdom. Take Genesis 3:16 for example.
Unto the woman he said: ‘I will greatly multiply thy sorrow and thy conception; in sorrow thou shalt bring forth children; and thy desire shall be to thy husband, and he shall rule over thee.
Hear that women? You had to disobey God (even though he’s all powerful and would have known that you’d do it before it happened) and now you made him multiply your pain and sorrow at childbirth. Notice how God sounds like the typical male who beats women? Usually, that type of man will say something like, ‘she made me do it’, in one form or another. But if God does it, then it’s okay.
Also pay close attention to the last part, where God orders women to be ruled by their husbands. It’s not subtle in the least.
Let’s head over to Ephesians 5: 22-24 for a second, where we get more misogynistic advice from the ‘good book’.
Wives, submit yourselves to your own husbands as you do to the Lord. For the husband is the head of the wife as Christ is the head of the church, his body, of which he is the Savior. Now as the church submits to Christ, so also wives should submit to their husbands in everything.
Now I’ve seen Christians try to explain away this verse by saying that the husband being head of the wife as Christ is the head of the church means that they are to love their wives above all else. After all, didn’t Christ die on the cross so that he could forgive your sins? Isn’t that the definition of love?
However, even if you ignore the logic that God killed himself because he felt it needed doing and could have avoided it altogether if he’d wished, that doesn’t touch on how women are basically portrayed as servants, and men are compared to being like God himself.
But let’s head back over to the book of I Corinthians (11:8-9). Remember how I said earlier that women were made for Adam? Well here’s some proof for you Christians.
For the man is not of the woman; but the woman of the man. Neither was the man created for the woman, but the woman for the man.
This is basically repeated in I Timothy 2:11-14, where it says:
Let the women learn in silence with all subjection. But I suffer not a woman to teach, nor to usurp authority over the man, but to be in silence. For Adam was first formed, then Eve. And Adam was not deceived, but the woman being deceived was in the transgression.
Again the bible admonishes women to be silent. Are you seeing the picture clearly yet? It’s almost as if (this is going to sound crazy) the bible was written by men, who wanted to keep their womenfolk in line. I know that sounds unbelievable. How could primitive patriarchal societies do such a thing?
And these verses are only the tip of the iceberg. The bible is full of women getting raped, turned to salt, killed and battered for no real reason. You don’t have to look very far before realizing that when a woman is barren in the bible, and God miraculously opens their womb, it’s a boy that is born. In fact, the bible doesn’t usually list the daughters who were born, because they’re largely unimportant.
So if you’re a woman, and you truly believe that the bible is the inerrant word of God, why aren’t you following what the bible says?
My guess is that you know deep down inside that it’s a book of mythology, written by primitive misogynistic men. Either that or you haven’t read the bible for yourself, and simply rely on what other people tell you it says.