10 Reasons Why Men Should Not Be Ordained For Ministry

Here are…

10 reasons Why Men Should Not Be Ordained For Ministry.

I’m personally very convicted about #5 – I am sorry for being such a stumbling block.  

10. A man’s place is in the army.

9. The pastoral duties of men who have children might distract them from the responsibility of being a parent.

8. The physique of men indicates that they are more suited to such tasks as chopping down trees and wrestling mountain lions. It would be “unnatural” for them to do ministerial tasks.

7. Man was created before woman, obviously as a prototype. Thus, they represent an experiment rather than the crowning achievement of creation.

6. Men are too emotional to be priests or pastors. Their conduct at football and basketball games demonstrates this.

5. Some men are handsome, and this will distract women worshipers.

4. Pastors need to nurture their congregations. But this is not a traditional male role. Throughout history, women have been recognized as not only more skilled than men at nurturing, but also more fervently attracted to it. This makes them the obvious choice for ordination.

3. Men are prone to violence. No really masculine man wants to settle disputes except by fighting about them. Thus they would be poor role models as well as dangerously unstable in positions of leadership.

2. The New Testament tells us that Jesus was betrayed by a man. His lack of faith and ensuing punishment remind us of the subordinated position that all men should take.

1. Men can still be involved in church activities, even without being ordained. They can sweep sidewalks, repair the church roof, and perhaps even lead the song service on Father’s Day. By confining themselves to such traditional male roles, they can still be vitally important in the life of the church.

This list is the work of Dr. David M. Scholer, a former professor at Fuller Theological Seminary.
I like Dr David even if he is a male....LOL

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3 Responses May 9, 2012


Satire at its finnest!<br />
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Very enjoyable.<br />
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I eagerly await the comments from a brigade I hope will find their way here soon!

But my brigade would also enjoy it, however they usually understand "satire"....

This is hilarious! I do know it is very sexist and in jest, but man with all of the sexist nonsense out there about women not being suited to the ministry this is a refreshing rebuttal!<br />
I too like #5, as well as #2 and #1 made me laugh out loud though I felt a tad guilty after the fact! lol<br />
I do believe females can and do make superb ministers and honestly some of the most progressive and loving/forgiving/compassionate churches are headed by women!<br />
Thanks for sharing, this was cute.