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roots2life roots2life 46-50, M 18 Answers Dec 6, 2012 in Religion

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A lot of stories in the Bible are not about God's intent, but about what people did. In the New Testament men are told to love their wives as God loved the church, i.e., to the point of being willing to give up their lives for their wives. I think most women would appreciate being loved that way.

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yeah, there is a big difference between old & new testaments. but not many men take the instruction to heart in real life anyway.

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That may sadly be true in many instances. But thats mens failing isn't it.

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I've often wondered why any intelligent modern woman would want to be a Christian, ba<x>sed upon the way the Bible is interpreted by many denominations.

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i use the bible paper to roll my weed with for being so sexiest baha

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Out of fear of their God and misunderstanding what the Bible is, who really wrote most of the Bible and in attempt to be holy or spiritual. It's all twisted.

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because they are brain washed into believing its the way they are to be..... so sad

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That's why I hate the bible!

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Intelligent modern women can handle history, that's why.

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Two things:<br />
1) What Classicality said, though it's not accurate in every case. I mean, the Bible had many writers. Some where misogynistic dicks, while others were okay.<br />
2) Most Christians do not read the Bible.

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Woman didn't get to VOTE in the USA till the 40's then what about how poorly woman crucify each other TODAY in BUSINESS. You'd Think Society would evolve to a higher level treating Woman Better or for that matter ANYONE less fortunate is really discriminated against.

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women are treated horribly throughout the world today - i dont know why you are so obviously fixated on what has happened thousands of years ago - but what has happened back then is also happening now all you have to do is see and open your eyes unless you are blind

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Wow, with an attitude like yours I can see why things haven't change for the better! Fixated, your having a laugh, just called thoughtful.... Have a good day, my eyes are wide open!

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You have to consider the era, the time it was written. For ex: At that period of time. women were property.

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hmmm... what role or function is represented during those generations, as well as how these events were recorded are ba<x>sed on traditions, beliefs, practices..ie: servant, mother, wife, queen, temple, house, nature.<br />
so who judges who, did you abide and respect the documenter's means for traditions, laws, living conditions?

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well for purposes of cultural literacy. you want to be able to discuss things intelligently when some lummox starts telling you "the bible says" yadda yadda. not the same as reading it because you expect to believe it all.<br />
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---> or when someone decides you "didn't read" the bible, just because you don't interpret it the same way they do ;)

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God hates all forms of exploitation and abuse. (Exodus 22:22; Deuteronomy 27:19; Isaiah 10:1, 2) The Mosaic Law condemned rape and prostitution. (Leviticus 19:29; Deuteronomy 22:23-29) Adultery was prohibited, and the penalty was death for both parties. (Leviticus 20:10) Rather than discriminate against women, the Law elevated and protected them from the rampant exploitation common in the surrounding nations. A capable Jewish wife was a highly respected and esteemed individual. (Proverbs 31:10, 28-30) The Israelites’ failure to follow God’s laws on showing respect for women was their fault, not God’s will. (Deuteronomy 32:5) Ultimately, God judged and punished the nation as a whole for their flagrant disobedience.<br />
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Jesus consistently treated women with respect. He refused to follow the discriminatory traditions and regulations taught by the Pharisees. He talked to non-Jewish women. (Matthew 15:22-28; John 4:7-9) He taught women. (Luke 10:38-42) He protected women from being abandoned. (Mark 10:11, 12) Perhaps the most revolutionary step for his time was that Jesus accepted women into his inner circle of friends. (Luke 8:1-3) As the perfect embodiment of all of God’s qualities, Jesus showed that individuals of both sexes have equal value in God’s eyes. In fact, among the early Christians, both men and women received the gift of the holy spirit. (Acts 2:1-4, 17, 18) For those anointed, who have the prospect of serving as kings and priests with Christ, there will be no distinction of gender at all once resurrected to heavenly life. (Galatians 3:28) The Author of the Bible, Jehovah God, does not discriminate against women.

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