56. Total Nonsense ==>

56.1. What the Bible says about Women's Rights

Genesis 3:16

Unto the woman he said, I will greatly multiply thy sorrow and thy conception; in sorrow thou shalt bring forth children; and thy desire shall be to thy husband, and he shall rule over thee.


Exodus 21:7 And if a man sell his daughter to be a maidservant, she shall not go out as the menservants do.

Isaiah 3:12

As for my people, children are their oppressors, and women rule over them.


1 Corinthians 11:3

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.


1 Corinthians 14:34-36

Let your women keep silence in the churches: for it is not permitted unto them to speak; but they are commanded to be under obedience as also saith the law. And if they will learn any thing, let them ask their husbands at home: for it is a shame for women to speak in the church.

Ephesians 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: and he is the saviour of the body. Therefore as the church is subject unto Christ, so let the wives be to their own husbands in every thing.

Colossians 3:18

Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as it is fit in the Lord.


1 Timothy 2:11-15

Let the woman learn in silence with all subjection. But I suffer not a woman to teach, nor to usurp authority over the man, but to be in silence. For Adam was first formed, then Eve. And Adam was not deceived, but the woman being deceived was in the transgression. Notwithstanding she shall be saved in childbearing.

1 Peter 3:1

Likewise, ye wives, be in subjection to your own husbands.


The New Testament does have a few strong women characters -- Mary Magdalene, Martha & Mary -- the sisters of Lazarus -- & most importantly, Mark's Syrophoenician woman who taught Jesus not to be such a bigot. Moreover, Luke & John especially base aspects of Jesus himself on the wisdom goddess Sophia. John says the Holy Spirit is feminine. But the Roman church decided early on to create the cult of Mary, the mother of Jesus -- not the strong Mary who ordered folks around at the wedding at Cana or the gutsy Mary who showed up at the crucifixion when all the male disciples fled -- but the humble Mary of the birth stories whose main purpose was to serve as a vessel for the Lord. The Cult of the Virgin is part & parcel of the insidious but effective plot to diminish women's strengths & their sexuality.