The Apostle Peter responds to the Critics of the Apostle Paul

While I am generally skeptical of modern feminists' railings about "sexist" this and "patriarchal" that, I think their critique applies in spades to the writings of Paul. His blatant sexism, along with his defense of slavery (see Ephesians 6) is one of the main reasons I am not a Christian today.


Posted by: Xrlq, February 21, 2005 at 12:00 PM

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Paul, the chief apostle not just of Christianity but of blatant sexism too, used Eve's sin as an excuse to put women into the basement of Christianity, which they have yet to climb out of. Writing by the inspiration of the Holy Spirit, who is presumably another person in the one "godhead," Paul told women that they were welcome in the churches as long as they kept their mouths shut: "Let your women keep silent in the churches, for they are not permitted to speak; but they are to be submissive, as the law also says" (1 Cor. 14:34). Well, gee, if women are not permitted to speak in the churches, how can they be expected to learn things they may need to know? Not to worry; Paul had the answer to that: "And if they want to learn something, let them ask their own husbands at home; for it is shameful for women to speak in church" (v:35). It's hard to see dignity and respect for women in any of this, but obviously many women have bought it and meekly acquiesce to the sexist rantings of a religious mystic whose denigration of half the world's population has been rivaled only by other religions that have enshrined the same primitive, male-chauvinist nonsense.


Keep Them Barefooted and Pregnant

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Until the main Christian churches start preaching Paul properly I see no reason why we can't say that he was biased by the prevailing sexism and homophobia of his background and his words should be taken with a pinch of salt (albeit a very large one!).


Lesbians, Gays and the Bible

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And of course, everyone's favourite sexophobic/misogynistic psycho, Paul.


Posted by Adora, March 6, 2004, 06:45 PM

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The burden of most bad things that have manifested in the Christian faith can be traced back to Paul.


Posted by Elspode, 10-18-2004, 06:35 PM

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So... Huh... you are asserting that Moral Code in the bible, as taught by the Christian theology is somehow Just, but anyone with the slightest bit of biblical knowledge, knows, Paul stole, and Re-Defined the OT to meet what he believed was a more Moral concept...


Posted by Dave8, 09.10.2005, 1:06am

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Therefore, beloved, since you look for these things, be diligent to be found by Him in peace, spotless and blameless, and regard the patience of our Lord as salvation; just as also our beloved brother Paul, according to the wisdom given him, wrote to you, as also in all his letters, speaking in them of these things, in which are some things hard to understand, which the untaught and unstable distort, as they do also the rest of the Scriptures, to their own destruction. You therefore, beloved, knowing this beforehand, be on your guard so that you are not carried away by the error of unprincipled men and fall from your own steadfastness, but grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To Him be the glory, both now and to the day of eternity. Amen.

2 Peter 3: 14-18.

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