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Response to author's article on Christian fundamentalists teaching on women
The scriptural quotes from both the old and new testament about how women are to be treated do not tell the whole story.
Like the author of the article on Christian Fundamentalists scriptural references on the treatment of women in both the old and new testament, I find these horrible.  However, I do not completely agree with her statement of the belief system of Progressive Christians.  Some might have issues with the virgin birth, but many like myself, accept it as truth.  We also read the Bible as a whole document wherein much tribute is paid to women as leaders, Deborah, as leaders and defenders such as Esther, and other courageous women who went against their cultural norm.  Also, references to how a man must treat his wife in the new testament is incomplete and misrepresented in her article.What strikes me as troubling is the oversimplification of both the fundamentalists and main stream Christians.  Faith and belief is extremely complex and does not necessarily fit into a neat package, at least not for the Christians I know.  Even women who claim to be fundamentalists act in a progressive and forthright role and do not cowtow to men whether they are husbands or pastors.  They bring up their daughters in the same way.  Watching that and knowing what they claim to believe has always puzzled me.  It is a true paradox and probably one that threatens their male counterparts completely if they are not secure in their own manhood, which many of them are not.I wish I could believe that women are the better gender but I have seen problems in both genders that make me cringe.  My experience is that God loves and cares about men and women equally and probably did not hand out those directives to Moses.  One might claim that Moses was deceived by the deceiver and those that followed were equally deceived as well and continue to be.

Response to author's article on Christian fundamentalists teaching on women

Like the author of the article on Christian Fundamentalists scriptural references on the treatment of women in both the old and new testament, I find these horrible.  However, I do not completely agree with her statement of the belief system of Progressive Christians.  Some might have issues with the virgin birth, but many like myself, accept it as truth.  We also read the Bible as a whole document wherein much tribute is paid to women as leaders, Deborah, as leaders and defenders such as Esther, and other courageous women who went against their cultural norm.  Also, references to how a man must treat his wife in the new testament is incomplete and misrepresented in her article.What strikes me as troubling is the oversimplification of both the fundamentalists and main stream Christians.  Faith and belief is extremely complex and does not necessarily fit into a neat package, at least not for the Christians I know.  Even women who claim to be fundamentalists act in a progressive and forthright role and do not cowtow to men whether they are husbands or pastors.  They bring up their daughters in the same way.  Watching that and knowing what they claim to believe has always puzzled me.  It is a true paradox and probably one that threatens their male counterparts completely if they are not secure in their own manhood, which many of them are not.I wish I could believe that women are the better gender but I have seen problems in both genders that make me cringe.  My experience is that God loves and cares about men and women equally and probably did not hand out those directives to Moses.  One might claim that Moses was deceived by the deceiver and those that followed were equally deceived as well and continue to be.
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