• If there is such a thing as "The Word Of God" (I'm still soul-searching) then I would think that it is not anti-female, but the interpretation of His Word would be, due to the fact that the books of the Bible were written during times when women were thought by society to be less important than men.
  • God is far from anti-female. Jesus associated with and loved women just as he loved men during his walk on earth. Believing that women hold a different role in the household does not make the word of God anti-female.
  • Did jesus say that women were people too and just as valuable as men? I get lost on that.
  • Yo don't make me break out the Old Testament when God created Women:):) Wooooooo...Man:) It was your little pea brain that made you eat the apple!!!..Duh:):)
  • God made eve from adam's rib to be at his side and not at his feet.
  • Take into consideration that the church and religion as we know it today has been controlled by a group of old men for centuries. Scripture has been rewritten numerous times to meet their needs. Women have not been involved, and have been belittled in the eyes of the church. That is not Gods way. That is the sole result of man interpreting Gods word for his own purposes.
  • God didn't say that. Man did. They're still saying it in the middle east. +5
  • I can't and I don't. Simple as that. Organized religion is anti anything but heterosexual men who have money & power.
  • I don't find it that at all. On the contrary I find great respect and dignity given to women, as there is given to men.
  • About the only way you could believe that about God is if you know nothing about the Bible and the culture and times in which it was written. If you have any problems understanding, look at the rest of the Middle East, where treatment of women hasn't changed much since the Bible was written and where the Bible hasn't had a mitigating effect. Read the story of Esther, where Esther was forcibly married by a foreign king and when she had to approach him to save her people, she did so on pain of death if he didn't want to talk to her. You can find examples all through the Bible of how men of other religions and cultures treated women. Contrast that with Christ, who welcomed women when He taught. He gave Mary not only the same privileges as the men He taught, He gave her the best seat closest to Him. Paul commends many Christian women teachers, such as Phyllis and Apollonia. He also teaches that men should love their wives as their own bodies and as Christ loves the church. How did Christ love the church? Self-sacrificially unto death. The problem is that too many people cherry-pick the Bible these days or read it like a novel without understanding the backstory. It isn't a novel. You have to know a great deal about the history of the area to be able to understand it at all. And if you read it without knowing the history, you are going to get some pretty skewed views of it. The Bible is the story of God's interaction with mankind and specifically with one people and one family: the family of Jesus Christ. That family interacted with other cultures in the region, and so some of those culture's history is written into it. They were conquered by other kings, so often the king being discussed is not Jewish. Some of the Kings of Israel were Jews by birth, but did not worship God. Their behaviors were deplorable precisely because they were following Ashtoreth and Ba'al and sacrificing children to an idol. God destroyed Israel several times precisely because of those behaviors. He didn't even spare His own chosen people when they did those things. But the overall influence of the Judeo-Christian faith was to give women more and more rights, love and protection than they'd ever had, culminating in what we have now. Do you really think we gained the place we have now in a vacuum or through a political process?
  • I asked the same question many times over the years, but these days my view is that since what we "know" about God is largely from books written by men, we can conclude that men put words/deeds/actions into God's mouth (and other parts). The word of God is therefore the word of men; men who wanted to control women and other men as well. I neither believe it nor accept it so I don't bother with it.
  • You sure know how to bash Muslims by your question. Muslim women believe in the Quran because of fear. On the contrary, take Rahab the harlot in the story of Joshua. If she would've been Muslim, she would have been stoned to death. Instead, the God of the Bible instructed Joshua to spare Rahab from the destruction of Jericho. This was done by faith. Hebrews 11:31 "By faith the harlot Rahab perished not with them that believed not, when she had received the spies with peace."
  • Women were just a 2nd thought - then things started being screwed up!

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