The Abuse of Women in the Bible

 

“Civilization will not attain to its perfection until the last stone from the last church falls on the last priest!” – Émile Zola

**This post was recently revised to simplify things. It now contains all the separate posts together in one. When you wish to comment on a specific point please copy and paste it at the top of your comment so as not to confuse anybody. Also, if you wish to review any past comments all you need to do is click the THE ABUSE OF WOMEN link in the categories section at the top right of my main page and scroll down. You will find the original, individual posts. Click on one and read any comments and responses there.

 

  • Hey, Woman, God Says To Zip It! – I Cor. 14:34, 35“Let the women keep silence in the churches: for it is not permitted unto them to speak; but let them be in subjection, as also saith the law. And if they would learn anything, let them ask their own husbands at home: for it is shameful for a woman to speak in the church.” These are more of the woman hater Paul’s words. I guess women preachers, priests, nuns, etc. should not be permitted then.

 

  • Great Guy, Horrible Father – When the men of Sodom demand Lot send out two angels they believe he is housing (because that was such a common occurrence back then), Lot refuses (so brave) but does offer the men his two virgin daughters instead. Are these the same daughters that sleep with their loving father after the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah? Gen 19:8 “Behold now, I have two daughters which have not known man; let me, I pray you, bring them out unto you, and do ye to them as is good in your eyes….” Remember, this is the Lot who is later deemed by God as the only man worthy of sparing the horrors that are soon to befall the populace of Sodom and Gomorrah.

 

  • Occam’s Razor (look it up) – Women in the bible are often depicted as being barren but strangely men are never sterile. An act of God is often used to cure the women of their barren wombs. Doesn’t it seem a little more plausible that the men were the ones that were infertile and couldn’t get their wives pregnant, but when the women got pregnant by another man they concocted some story to explain it?

 

  • A Shame Women Have To Be Mentioned At All – Women are often times nameless. They are just the woman, or so and so’s wife, or so and so’s mother. I’m sure it begrudged the writers of the bible to mention them at all.

 

  • Are all women in the bible barren?Judges 13:3 – Describes Samson’s mother (another nameless woman) as being barren. But an Angel of the Lord, or the Lord himself, comes to her and she conceives. For some odd reason her husband, when he meets this angel, doesn’t recognize it as an angel. He just sees a man.

 

  • Another barren womanI Sam. 2:21“And the Lord visited Hannah, so that she conceived, and bare three sons and two daughters.” Hannah was barren until the Lord ‘visited’ her. And just how many times did the Lord ‘visit’ Hannah (three sons and two daughters)?

 

  • Do women even count? – Whenever a group or multitude is counted or one of the frequent censuses taken, the total announced in the bible is always the tally of the men, “…besides the women and children.”

 

  • Women: Fodder For God’s Punishments – Women are often used by God as punishment for those God does not favor. “Therefore I will give their wives unto others.” Jer 8:10. “And the city shall be taken and the women ravished.” Zech. 14:2.

 

  • Good to know“It is better to dwell in the corner of the housetop than with a brawling woman.” Prov. 25:24

 

  • Wives, Submit To Your Husbands – Eph. 5:22, 24“Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as unto the Lord. For the husband is the head of the wife, even as Christ is the head of the church: …. Therefore as the church is subject unto Christ, so let the wives be to their own husbands in everything.”

 

  • Women: Created By God To Serve Man – I Cor. 11“A Man is the image and glory of God: but the woman is the glory of the man. For the man is not of the woman; but the woman of the man: for neither was the man created for the woman; but the woman for the man. But I would have you know that the head of every man is Christ: and the head of the woman is the man: and the head of Christ is God.” These are more of the woman hater Paul’s words.

 

  • No Equality As Long As Religion Exists – I Tim. 2:11, 12“Let a woman learn in quietness with all subjection. But I permit not a woman to teach, nor to have dominion over a man, but to be in quietness.” These are more of the woman hater Paul’s words. Do women really expect any better treatment in heaven?

 

  • Rape as a rewardNum. 31:15-18 Moses’ words – “…kill every male among the little ones, and kill every woman that hath known man by lying with him. But all the women children, that have not known a man by lying with him, keep alive for yourselves.”

 

  • Abortion is a sin, right? – II Kings 15:16 “All the women therein that were with child he ripped up.” Describing the actions of Israel’s King Meabem (Meahem). Abortion is a sin, right?

 

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One Response to “The Abuse of Women in the Bible”

  1. Next time somebody accuses me of being sexist, I’ll slap them three times, and tell them to go stick their filthy nose into their “Bible” and tell ME just how WRONG they think it is to be sexist!! Thank you for revealing this!

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