Browsed by
Tag: Sexism

If You’re Wondering What Happened to the Series on Sexism…

If You’re Wondering What Happened to the Series on Sexism…

… I’ve left my series on “Sexism Among the Isms?” hanging for a while. I haven’t forgotten it’s waiting to be continued. It’s been weeks since I’ve been in a good situation to do the kind of study the next posts deserve, and some of the books I need to reference for it are in boxes waiting to be moved to our new home in Ohio. I’ll pick up the series again as soon as I’m able.

Is Christianity Sexist? 3: Even If…

Is Christianity Sexist? 3: Even If…

Sexism is a manifestation of the human propensity by which those who hold power over others tend to abuse that power. Nothing in atheism helps correct that problem. Christianity (ChristianytT, that is), by contrast, offers a strong solution to sexism. Look back at these revolutionary words from my previous post in this series and you’ll see the following. In Ephesians 5:25, Paul tells men to give themselves up for their wives. In Matthew 19:4b-6,8b (among other passages), Jesus turns upside-down the…

Read More Read More

Is Christianity Sexist? 2: A Revolution Of Liberation

Is Christianity Sexist? 2: A Revolution Of Liberation

Revolutionary words: Husbands, love your wives, as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her. — Ephesians 5:25 He who created them from the beginning made them male and female, and said, “Therefore a man shall leave his father and his mother and hold fast to his wife, and they shall become one flesh[.]” So they are no longer two but one flesh. What therefore God has joined together, let not man separate…. Because of your hardness of…

Read More Read More

Is Christianity Sexist? 1: Definitions

Is Christianity Sexist? 1: Definitions

Recently I proposed that sexism is a human problem, not specific to atheism or to in fact to anything-ism. At the same time I suggested that atheism had nothing to offer by way of solving the sexism problem. No one disagreed, and I think there are both empirical and theoretical reasons to consider that a solid conclusion. Sexism is a human problem, and there’s no help for it in atheism. As for the various religions and cultures, sexism pbviously runs…

Read More Read More

“God Behaving Badly” by David T. Lamb

“God Behaving Badly” by David T. Lamb

Book Review God Behaving Badly: Is the God of the Old Testament Angry, Sexist and Racist? by David T. Lamb “How does one reconcile the loving God of the Old Testament with the harsh God of the New Testament?” Say what? You read it right. That’s exactly how David Lamb opens God Behaving Badly. A few pages later he admits the question implies a distorted view of the Bible—but no more than the usual, “Now does one reconcile the loving God…

Read More Read More

Real Time Web Analytics