Replies are closed for this discussion.
What non insane woman would want to be ordained as ________ anyway????????
In certain iterations of christianity, it is said that women simply do not have the capacity to be , well, for mormonism, "daughters of perdition" as men are "sons of perdition". On top of that we have that glorious double standard--of multiple wives being okay, because paternity is important, but multiple husbands are NOT okay, because obviously, maternity isn't. At least not in christianity. Which I've always found hilarious because maternity is always obvious, but patrilineage is easily lied about or confused.
In the earliest cultures like the Kung! San Bushman, they trace family through the mother, and inheritance is done through women--women own the places for water(they live in the desert), not men. And society is relatively egalitarian.
On the other hand, religions that sprung up outside of africa all seem to be obsessed with patrilineage and the control/lessening of women. Women are equated with the natural, which is sinful or pulls you away from the Male, which is the spiritual and divine. It is why even in today's society women struggle to be seen as equal.
People say guns don't kill, but people kill.
It's kind of the same thing. There is this huge shelf packed with powerful guns, they lay there just waiting for somebody without morals to pick one of the guns out and start using it against people.
Religions are the guns, they just sit there and do nothing, until somebody with minor or major power decides to do something to control people's lives.
From the priest trying to suppress the young's opinion, to the inquisition people, trying to control entire nations.
That's not what I've said, you completely know that.
People & their human nature "create fear and death" - the likes of you and me. We are the greatest danger to this planet - not guns, religion, God, gods etc - and we are pitifully & dangerously unaware of it.
But we also can create hope and life too - but we are pitifully unaware of that too - believing in modern myths & illusions - like we are just another animal, similar to monkeys.
Monkeys can't read, understand, or follow this thread.
Just a thought - if Man didn't have religion(s) - just as if Man didn't have family(s) - we would have made ourselves extinct thousands of years ago ?