News of the Weird

I found this little story in News of the Weird and thought it should be posted here:

"This is a college education that I can use," said sophmore Emily Felts, 19, as she praised the homemaking curriculum of the Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Ft Worth, Texas (which leads to a Bachelor of Arts in Humanities).  Men and women may be equal, the school says, but they have different roles, and for women, that includes "how to set tables, sew buttons, and sustain lively dinnertime conversation," or how to use the internet to track grocery coupons, according to an October dispatch in the Los Angles Times.  Felts says she enjoys the work (except vacuuming), but it "doesn't matter what I think.  It matters what the bible says."



ReformedAutomaton ReformedAutomaton
41-45, M
14 Responses Dec 9, 2007

no it does not, women have been undercredited or not credited at all for the wonderful things they've done in this world...thanks Iusedto! Cool name :)

I once heard a minister point out that in the church's darkest time, right after Christ was crucified, all the men had abandoned the church and the only thing left of the church a priesthood were the women of the church. When Christ was on earth, it was considered scandalous that he would talk to "fallen" women and even intervened to stop one from being stoned to death. Misogyny exist in a lot of the churches and it just doesn't make sense.

Hey should really leave a little more info if you're going to comment....

stepford wifes

I've heard god in the vast forest by myself as well...I find god to be in those places but I don't agree that he can't be found with people....people can be challenging and disturbing at times but they can also be inspirational and lovely.

Thanks Lonely3, I just think that if there is a god that he probably thinks most of these people in church on Sunday are wasting their time....I think he's laughing at them while he sits home and watches the game.

performedautomaton we all have to have something to believe in but i agree that if you continue to kneel and pray who are you praying too except what ever it is you believe in. My belief is that yes there may be a god and I also believe in a Higher Power, but I don't kneel to either unless I am in church, which is very rare.

Oh it's okay, I'm always open to differences...I do believe that many passages that people quote from the bible are not the original intentions of the religion. Much of the bible has been written and re-written, translated over and over, had meanings changed to suit clergy's beliefs hundreds of years ago. I don't believe that we can read a bible today and believe that these were the intentions of Jesus Christ. <br />
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I think if there is a god that he would want all of his people to have free will, which does not equate to playing a role of serving a man as a slave, submitting to his demands and desires. It would be a sick god to want such things. While I'm on the subject, I don't even believe in praying for forgiveness. I think that is silly and I bet god does too. Why would a god want you to waste your time and your breath getting on your knees and talking to something that doesn't ever show itself and may not even exist? That's called insanity.<br />
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God would want us to rectify the wrongs in our lives, take action, forgive the people around you and yourself, but don't waste your time begging forgiveness from thin air. <br />
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What kind of god would give people free will to make mistakes and then demand that they get on their knees and pray to his invisible self so that they won't burn eternally in the pits of hell? That would be a very sick god indeed...I don't think god is sick though, not even sure if he's there LOL

It's is sad to a certain degree. But if you are a Christian then we are to uphold the laws of Christ. This is my belief. There a numerous scriptures that Jesus spoke that tells us the Role of Man & Woman. In 1Cor. 11:3 it tells us .."But I would have you know, that the head of every man is Christ; and the head of the woman is the man; and the head of Christ is God"<br />
Eph. 5:22-25 <br />
("Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as unto the Lord. For the husband is the head of the wife, even as Christ is the head of the church: and he is the saviour of the body. Therefore as the church is subject unto Christ, so let the wives be to their own husbands in every thing."<br />
HOWEVER some men take this as an OK to beat the CRAP out of their wives... that is not the case.<br />
Eph 5:25 <br />
Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for her<br />
Eph 5:28 <br />
So ought men to love their wives as their own bodies. He that loveth his wife loveth himself.<br />
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Sorry PreformedAutomaton I know you wasn't asking for a sermon. <br />
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I am not married at this time of my life. But I believe there are certain roles each spouse must play.<br />
I myself don't mind doing what I am asked. Now if it is an ORDER that HE intends me to follow through on . I have problems with that. I guess I am bass ackwards you could say.<br />

yes, true christianity does not uphold such ideas of inferiority and submission to's not just women being treated like this though, some women subscribe to these beliefs themselves. It's a sad part of our societal evolution.

yeah, it's pretty sad but I think it's a good thing to know that such ways of thinking are out there and are pervasive. There are all kinds of more subtle ways in which our society puts women into an inferior category. It's really sad that these things are so ingrained in our society and so many people's way of thinking, both men and women.

oh wow...that's worse than crazy.

sure, I thought it fit well in this group :)

Yeah I don't take it personally when people don't comment. I just thought it was a good story for this group.