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Different Is Better

Different Is Better

Different Is Better: “As Ruden says, ‘Paul was not a 20th-century feminist . . .  but [modern women are] the beneficiaries of a very long list of reforms. [And] Paul, I think, got all that started.’ To understand why that’s the case, it helps to remember that much of the sexual activity Michael Kruger refers to was far from-consensual. It was little more than ‘institutionalized violence,’ which included ‘the rape of slaves, prostitution, and violence against wives and children.’ Paul’s…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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“Brave New World: UK ethicist wants women to abandon motherhood, use artificial wombs”

“Brave New World: UK ethicist wants women to abandon motherhood, use artificial wombs”

An “ethicist’s” opinion: NORWICH, U.K., January 23, 2012 (LifeSiteNews.com) – In remarks that critics have said are disturbingly reminiscent of Aldous Huxley’s famous dystopian novel “Brave New World,” a UK ethicist has argued that since pregnancy causes “natural inequality” between the sexes, women must be liberated from the “burdens and risks of pregnancy” through the use of “ectogenesis”, or artificial wombs. “Pregnancy is a condition that causes pain and suffering, and that affects only women. The fact that men do…

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