Where is the evidence for this? Has anyone done a controlled study which explicitly proves that women are more gullible? The ability to think logically and use reasoning skills is a measure of intelligence. Deception essentially preys on those who donÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t know enough about the given topic to tell fact from fiction. ItÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s easy to deceive a child because they know so little about how the world works, and are less intelligent than an adult. To me, this is another way of saying women are less intelligent and almost child-like in their willingness to believe things.
IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ve actually never heard that. But I would imagine it would simply be because men tend to know more about cars since they are generally more interested in that topic. ItÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s definitely easier to be deceived if you know very little about the topic, regardless of gender.
Maybe some do.
Again, I have never seen evidence for this. But IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢m not talking about physical equality or emotional equality right now. IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢m talking about the right to hold a position of power in an institution and be viewed as an equal (in terms of intelligence, amount of authority, ect.) in everyday life. Those are the areas where I think there needs to be equality.
IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢d hardly call it a pedestal. According to Christianity, men are still in control. But less control than the men in other religions get to have.
And as for your Bible verses, I said earlier that IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ve been shown the exceptions multiple times and I donÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t need to see them again. I am well aware that some- perhaps even many- parts of the Bible suggest equality. But many do not.
You can object about somethings that are manifestly true and you would be rediculed, for instance you might object because the sun is in the sky, that's foolish.
It is not quite so manifestly true that women are to be in submission to the men in church, it's a teaching for the church, why should a nonbeliever get incensed about it?
The men are in submission, they are in submission to Christ [or ought to be] I just do not have a problem with it.
St Paul in talking about submission says that men are to care for their women in the same way that Christ cares for the church, we are a people who are bought not by money but by Christ's own life blood. We know this love each one personally as well as individual fellowships and the church universal, we are not our own, we belong to Him.
You can laugh at the sheep following their Shepherd, [funny things sheep-they are not great and mighty creatures] but don't you see that ALL mankind are gregarious, a social people, all are following someone.
All are in submission too, to local govts and national, nobody really steps far outside social protocol, culture, philosophies. Everyone is in submission.
How many people can survive in total isolation-are they happy or fulfilled if they do?
What [in the church] can the man do that a woman cannot? I am not here interested in the visible hierarchical church, that pattern of church structure is not the bible pattern, I mean episcopalian with a structure of higher and higher authority, we are bible, all are brothers and sisters on the same level.
Can a man pray in church? so can a woman, can a man preach in church? so can a woman, can a man write hymns? can he testify the wonderful things God has done for him? so can a woman. As far as church life is concerned who wants anything more than this?
Why would anybody want to control someone elses life? or be in authority over someone else? man or woman? if that kind of control spirit is in any church there is a problem anyway, it is alien to the church.
We are to serve not control, and that is the way to success in the church, serve, if you have a heart to reach out and help people, people will gather around you, the needy will come, to them at least you will be important. If you have eyes to see it these servant people are still even today are the ones that rise to places of influence in the church.
I can never remember the name of the Archbishop of England, don't know who is bishop of my home town, who cares? who pays any attention to them anyway? whether man or female they bore the pants off of everyone.
Women want to a ministry? want to be important? why don't you bake some cakes and take it to some poor family with lots of children. Go and make up a flask of hot soup and find someon sleeping in the doorway. To them at least you will be special.
I don't have a problem with submitting to the men, I visited a fellowship where they do not allow women to speak, well I just went somewhere else where they had a more biblical outlook.