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i'm not familiar with the text could someone please enlighten me on what he is refering to...thanxThisShouldMakeSense said:i'd like to get people's opinions on the matter as i'm a bit unsure myself. there are a few things he said which some consider sexist. how do you feel about it?
I pointed this out to a fundamentailst friend of mine. She said she didn't know why they didn't follow this and have since continued to ignore it.'For God is not a God of disorder but peace. As in all the congregations of the saints, women should remain silent in the churches. They are not allowed to speak but must remain in submission, as the Law says. If they want to enquire of something, they should ask their own husbands at home; for it is disgraceful for a woman to speak in the church.' (1 Corinthians 14:33-35)
This is True Paul had views similar to everyone else, and had the law and scripture to back him up.Majikthise said:In the times that book was written about , sexism was the norm for everyone.
I have a few relatives who are extremely fundamentalist and who attend a church which teaches (in what they believe to be following this verse) that women are not allowed to teach the church. They go so far as to set an age limit for whom women can teach, I think it's up through age ten. After that the kids get taught by men. I think its bogus and I'm furius with any woman who would put up with such an insult. As if we're not capable of teaching/understanding things of the spirit as well as men simply because we don't have a y chromosome.She said she didn't know why they didn't follow this and have since continued to ignore it.
Well if this is true throw out everything Paul ever wrote.Terrywoodenpic said:This is True Paul had views similar to everyone else, and had the law and scripture to back him up.
I can't help but feel that Jesus was not so hide bound. His attitude to women seems to have Given rise to questons on a number of occasions. (i'll let others look them up).
When Christ returned to God. all seems to have returned to tradition. Paul might have had the spirit on him But he was a man and all mmen err.
TheGreaterGame said:Well if this is true throw out everything Paul ever wrote.
And this "made at least some sense" to you? This "sounded less sexist" to you?Finnyhaha said:I once heard an explanation of Paul's one comment that women shouldn't speak in church that made at least some sense and sounded less sexist. The gist of it was that the women of the Corinthian church (and just that specific church, which Paul was writing to in that particular letter) were loud, obnoxious, and didn't pay attention to the service, but instead spent their time at church gossiping with one another and ruining the men's concentration.
I am the owner of what some say is a deformed X chromosome(i.e. a Y). I have gained a lot from the wisdom of Women, May they continue to both teach and lead.Finnyhaha said:As if we're not capable of teaching/understanding things of the spirit as well as men simply because we don't have a y chromosome.