bonar crump

bonar crump
husband - father - reader - runner - picker - grinner - lover - sinner

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Does God Hate Women?

by Sally Quinn
via The Washington Post

Does God hate women? This is a question that never occurred to me until I began to study religion. What I found seemed shocking. In every major faith women are or have been treated as second-class citizens.

That may not be God’s doing, of course. It might be purely a reflection of how some male-dominated religious hierarchies carry out the seeming commands of God.

But what gives anyone the right to decree that women cannot be priests (as in the Catholic Church) or not be allowed to drive (as in the stricter interpretations of Islam). Is it God’s will that Muslim women in certain theocracies have few rights?

While I do not share Ms. Quinn's enthusiastic endorsement of Jimmy Carter, I do feel that it's important when considering the roles of women within organized religion to consider that while RELIGION teaches that women are inferior...GOD does not.

1 comment:

  1. Oh how I love Rosie! Great topic. I always find discrimination particularly odd in Christianity where Jesus so clearly sacrificed himself for all people. I've had you on my blog roll since I started my blog, but only today realized that I never technically signed up as a follower. Corrected that immediately! ~ Brooke