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GOD IS A WOMAN: RELIGION+MEN=ABUSE

If Religion Were A Genre It Would Be Repression

GOD IS A WOMAN: RELIGION+MEN=ABUSE

The Bible is inherently sexists. Though the Bible is a book of much wisdom. It is also a book riddled with various forms of bigotry and prejudices. The Bible is clearly outdated and riddled with nonsense. It's a great work of literature, but it cannot be taken literally in the 21st century as male pastors try to spread the Christian agenda to control others, especially women.

If you were a wise woman, you would not let a fictional book rob you of your power and give it blindly and submissively a way to men who do not deserve having you wait on them hand and foot like a maid. Religion teaches women to value the thoughts and opinions of men over their own.

It tells you to be obedient to your husband and never leave the home. It makes you his slave and him your master. You cannot have equality in a religious household and you cannot have freedom for both sexes in a religious world.

In 1 Timothy 2:11-12 the Bible says, "Let a woman learn quietly with all submissiveness. I do not permit a woman to teach or to exercise authority over a man; rather, she is to remain quiet".7225b7ce.jpg

In 1 Corinthians 14:34 it says, "the women should keep silent in the churches. For they are not permitted to speak, but should be in submission, as the Law also says".

Religions say the worse things about women, calling us whores and temptresses. We were even blamed for the fall of man in the story of Adam and Eve.It makes no sense for women to defer to men, or allow them to be the leaders of not only households, churches, but society at large.

The Bible teaches women to be silent about the crimes men commit against them and other men. In reality, when we get our nose out of a fictional book and pay attention to what is going on in the world, men are the downfall of humanity, not women. Women have had very little influence over the world. We aren't the policy makers. The warriors. We are still repressed and fighting for our own liberation.

Women shouldn't be subordinates to men. If anything statistics prove women should make the decisions. It was actually found that societies and business tend to do better when women are in charge.

Let's look at some crime statistics pulled from America:

2011 arrest data from the FBI:[48]

  • Males constituted 98.0% of those arrested for forcible rape[48]
  • Males constituted 89.0% of those arrested for robbery[48]
  • Males constituted 85.0% of those arrested for burglary[48]
  • Males constituted 83.0% of those arrested for arson.[48]
  • Males constituted 81.5% of those arrested for motor-vehicle theft.[48]
  • Males constituted 81.7% of those arrested for stolen property.[48]
  • Males constituted 81.7% of those arrested for vandalism.[48]
  • Males constituted 79.7% of those arrested for offenses against family and children.[48]
  • Males constituted 77.8% of those arrested for aggravated assault[48]
  • Males constituted 58.7% of those arrested for fraud.[48]
  • Males constituted 57.3% of those arrested for larceny-theft.[48]
  • Males constituted 51.3% of those arrested for embezzlement.

Now, if males are responsible for the majority or crimes and murders, why should women unquestionably and silently let men lead and make all the major decisions in this world.

In 2006, Saudi Arabia defended a controversial verdict sentencing a 19-year-old gang rape victim to 200 lashes and six months in jail for being gang raped. The laws rule in the favor of the men so drastically, that the girl was punished for being out of the house.

Why are men so threatened by women? Is it because women are the creators of life and made more in god's image. Is it because if a woman doesn't pick you to mate with you may never have kids. Is that why men rape women, a deep seeded insecurity that they are not good enough for the woman, so they rape her viciously and violently. Saudi Arabia seriously needs to stop letting men get away with rape.

Guess what, men, god didn’t create you, your mother did. Show women some RESPECT. And if there were a god, women would be seen higher in god’s eyes because they are the incubators of life, so stop using religion to belittle women and use reason and rationale to honor them.

Conclusion: The Bible literally places women as second class citizens. It would make sense that men would love religion because the passages always place glorify them and make them the heroes and leaders, but it is clear women need to stop worshiping men and these books written to control them.

"We don't need a book to know what's right and wrong. We only need to listen to our hearts". -Lyon Amor Brave



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Harvey Lloyd

Harvey Lloyd

4 years ago #19

#43
Your candor in questioning deserves no less than someones true thoughts. In exploration we need thoughts that offer us opportunity not condemnation. Thanks for the feedback and yes i think more often than not we take ourselves a little to serious.

Lyon Brave

Lyon Brave

4 years ago #18

#29
Harvey Lloyd Wow Harvey. You are saying some brilliant stuff here. I love the way you use the word proclamations. Writting rule books for life is a very serious thing. As the Joker would say, why is everyone so serious?!?!? You are a very deep thinker. You are really leaving some insightful remarks thank you for sharing your mind.

Lyon Brave

Lyon Brave

4 years ago #17

Kevin Baker You are Absolutley right. You are probably the most grounded earthy person commenting lol #32

Harvey Lloyd

Harvey Lloyd

4 years ago #16

#27
Any process that offers guidance in existence will have to deal with many issues. These issues or proclamations can always be taken from context and exploited for anything. A belief system has to be complete and generalized within ourselves. Unfortunately many would have their say in its interpretation, if i may borrow your word. The purity of the message is for your eyes only. I can't interpret for you. But a disturbing fact is that the subverted message has an unintended consequence. The exploration is shut down because if it leads to the messengers interpretation, then i don't want it. Explore things for yourself and not based on others interpretations.

Lyon Brave

Lyon Brave

4 years ago #15

#21
Holy fuck someone named Vladimir who is threatened by free thinkers.especially when they are female and lesbian. I knew vampires existed. Any relations to Dracula. This article has nothing to do with pushing a lesbian agenda. It's not even an article about sexuality. It doesn't even mention the word lesbian. Not to mention it's an article. It's just an article. It's not a bloody crusade. I could easily say this is an article about conformity, women rights and empowerment. I could easily say you are pushing you fear based Christian agenda. I could eben say i I bet you masturbate to that story in the Bible where Solomon has this two women fighting over a baby, i bet you get off right when he's like i'm gonna cut the baby in half if you don't tell me the truth about who the mother is, but i won't. I will just say have a nice day,

Zacharias 🐝 Voulgaris

Zacharias 🐝 Voulgaris

4 years ago #14

#21
Again, much of the essence of this book is lost in translation and the numerous edits that have taken place. I wouldn't take it very seriously since the versions of it that are available to us today are full of misconceptions, incorrect pronouns, and with many of its stories and teachings removed. It still has some inspiring quotes though.

Lyon Brave

Lyon Brave

4 years ago #13

#16
Holey fuck Joseph (I just sinned). I think Harvey was being clever. Making a pun. I really hope people don't take these articles or comments so personal. I don't want it to turn into a world for trolls, just to come hit you with bullshit like on you-tube.

Harvey Lloyd

Harvey Lloyd

4 years ago #12

#18
There are no absolute truths. Your candid response is refreshing and illustrates how the church has lost its message. The contemplation of our existence and how it ties to those we associate both in good and bad times is the message of almost all religions. They establish guidelines for us to contemplate in our times of need and growth. Unfortunately many speak with these truths from a very high place, almost as if they have arrived at some location no one else has entered. Most people live a Biblical principled life. The general sense we get from interacting with others shows us what right may be or what wrong may be. I believe you would have to admit that if you have read the Bible, many of these positions are discussed. Thanks for your post and courage to wade into such a challenging topic.

Harvey Lloyd

Harvey Lloyd

4 years ago #11

#14
I would state that we are designed to be complementary within our marriages and other relationships. Not competitive. Although i disagree with the dogma of God made a bad world, i also disagree with man's use of the Bible to their own end. Religious Dogma. The reformation released us from this tyranny. Calvin defined our relationship with God as personal, not hierarchical. We have taken the work of the reformation and converted into the same thing that was left behind. Many people have experienced the dogma of church within the confines of right and wrong when really it's about a journey of faith. "For, all have fallen short..." from this we are all on the same journey of existence. God is everyone's guide, differently. Sin is a word that gets wielded around from the doctrines of many religions. From the Christian perspective we dwell on this. When in fact the doctrine is really that we are all with sin, you can't change it, fix it or condemn someone else's. You can however be released from its grips. You can live because you need not measure mine or anyone else's sin. We can share a journey of faith of complementary understanding regardless of the labels of humans. The Christian community is suffering for its use of the Bible in public ways to control Ceasar and ultimately mankind. We are to spread the Good News, not be a political party.

Lyon Brave

Lyon Brave

4 years ago #10

#14
The danger of these religious narratives, is people viewing these fables as absolutes truths and trying to force them onto other people. I hate when religious people are so forceful with their opinions. Nothing worse than being stalked by a Jehovah Witness trying to give me a message I've already heard a thousand times or a 14 year old with braces wearing an I heart Jesus shirt trying to tell me i need to be saved, like they are so much more worldly and knowledgeable than me. It's pompous. It's no different than Greek mythology and lore, the bible. Really, Jonah was swallowed by a whale and spit out on a foreign land, Moses's parted the sea, Jesus was a Zombie (cough) i mean resurrected, every animal in the world got on one boat and god flooded the world, god sat in the sky and just zapped life and man into existence. Okay if god created us, who created god, this is a question i had when i was just a kid and i got yelled at for asking it. You use the word sin to define corruption, i use the word corruption. The danger comes because much and most of our fighting comes over religion, people trying to force their fables/creation stories onto other people. I am not that deep. I don't need all the answers, so i don't need to make um up either. I'm fine just knowing about sperm and eggs. How you feel about the Bible is just your world view, your narrative. It's not fact, and that's what i am trying to get people to understand There was a recent study that actually provide kids raised with a religious background where less generous and more prone to violent and harsh punishments. . I believe in nature and space, and infinity and that in that infinity there is a possibility of god, Neptune, medusa and vampires.

Zacharias 🐝 Voulgaris

Zacharias 🐝 Voulgaris

4 years ago #9

I think we need to distinguish between the Bible and the stripped down version of it that is made available today. Before an official version of the sacred book was established, it went through several revisions by some people, who for their own personal reasons, removed or changed parts of it, to make it more compatible with the political ideas of the time. I have read all kinds of religious texts over the years and I haven't found anywhere any reference that God has a gender. In Hinduism, for example, most deities are either androgynous or appear as couples. Those religious men in Christianity that have degraded the Bible to the sexist book that appears to be today are neither true men, nor true Christians.

Harvey Lloyd

Harvey Lloyd

4 years ago #8

#13
Ah but you forget the progress of man. We have evolved to develop our own surf board for such waves. The question is can you hang ten?

Harvey Lloyd

Harvey Lloyd

4 years ago #7

#11
I raised two daughters and saw the world as biased against the sex. It was challenging but they now understand your message and live it. I have added the video to my list for viewing. I have three granddaughters, i hope to share with them the greatness they can achieve. You can see life as obstacles and blame or you can see them as challenges that require courage to overcome.

Renée 🐝 Cormier

Renée 🐝 Cormier

4 years ago #6

There is a very informative documentary about women called The Ascent of Women. http://www.ascentofwoman.com/ You can find it on Netflix. The most interesting thing I learned from this was where the ideas to repress women through religion came from. Check it out. By the way, much of what we get in this life is the result of what we accept. Women and men have the power to change anything they really want changed. If we educate ourselves, we can begin to empower ourselves. It is important to read, think and question what people tell you. That is the foundation of empowerment and change for all people. Ignorance is not bliss.

Lyon Brave

Lyon Brave

4 years ago #5

#8
I have read scripture intensively as well and the 'Actual Bible' does teach these things. Just as you picked a quote, i picked several quotes. It doesn't matter what the book says, its how people conduct themselves. The church is certainly repressive and that is obvious and historical.

Harvey Lloyd

Harvey Lloyd

4 years ago #4

#5
This was an angle i would have not considered. You have now added to my bucketlist of understanding. Excellent analysis @Chas Wyatt

Harvey Lloyd

Harvey Lloyd

4 years ago #3

If you created something and you wanted it to self create its own off spring, what would be the rules. Who would carry the off spring? Why? What systems of protection would you put into play to protect the off spring? More importantly after you set this system in play, how would the society interpret creation after a few hundred generations? Humans are a very beastly bunch. The Bible offers a society a way to survive itself. Not a popular opinion these days. I read a lot of material in this light and it typically subverts the message of the Bible through taking bits and pieces and displaying them to meet the writers own opinions. I am not a God salesman, but nor am i ignorant to the fact that our society is changing and challenging our existence. Your crime data is a prime example. This data is a growing group of numbers. Laws and enforcement are not helping so then what could we do to change this current trend? Telling folks that the Bible is not the answer is not an answer. The irony is that most folks who answer the question of societal growth quote things that are in the Bible. My favorite is emotional intelligence. Love your neighbor. The Bible also states that Men are to love their wives like Christ loved the church. How does this square in the real interpretation of the Bible. Food for thought. God is neither woman or man. Like the Big Bang theory we can only explain things from a perspective we have experienced. We cant know creation because we didn't create it. Whether science is right or Christians are right it doesn't matter, we will never be able to explain with absolute clarity until such time as something or someone establishes that they were the creator.

Lyon Brave

Lyon Brave

4 years ago #2

#2
well the statistics are pointed at criminals. Clearly not all men are criminals, just way more men are criminals than women. I see it in my cats too. Mafisa is male, a lot bigger than Bella and always attacking her. Either way, it's just an article that should be taken with a grain of salt. Clearly there are a lot of wonderful men too.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

I told you you are as brave as a lion Lyon Brave. This is a thorny issue and the missing rights of women are very well expressed in this buzz. I know of many husbands who grieved the death of their wives till death. Not all men are the same. The statistics about men and their involvement n crimes and illegal actions are horrifying. You make me wonder why a woman would even marry!

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