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Old 13th June 2018, 02:53 AM   #1
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Biblical Gender Roles Absurdity

I stumbled over this article via an unrelated search - “Why god wants you to stay in an abusive relationship”. If you think that’s a great article, stay for the rest of the site.

There’s nothing like a belief in biblical inerrancy to justify acting like an asshat to your fellow humans, but the author appears to be immune to cognitive dissonance as long as it’s in the Bible and benefits his position.

Is this sort of thing common? I’ve never encountered this worldview in real life.

Pass the brain scrubbing brush, please.

https://biblicalgenderroles.com/2018...-relationship/
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Old 13th June 2018, 03:58 AM   #2
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The fact that people still believe in this kind of nonsense is incredible.
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Old 13th June 2018, 04:24 AM   #3
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I found it interesting that one commenter drew the link between strict Muslim law wrt familial relations and the so-called Biblical familial relations the author was trying to promote and was attacked because that's a totally different situation...

Something about taking the beam out of your own eye first seems appropriate here.
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Old 13th June 2018, 04:39 AM   #4
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Yes. Rational wiki turned me on to that article. This is why religion is dangerous.
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Old 13th June 2018, 03:20 PM   #5
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Originally Posted by The Sparrow View Post
Yes. Rational wiki turned me on to that article. This is why religion is dangerous.
When you've got a large number of pages to selectively quote from, any written belief system becomes dangerous in the hands of somebody who feels they're entitled to more than they currently have.

If you check his bio, the author of the articles appears to be somewhat butthurt by his wife leaving him, judging by the subject matter of the articles - which brings a disturbing perspective to the referenced article...
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Old 13th June 2018, 04:03 PM   #6
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If you check his bio, the author of the articles appears to be somewhat butthurt by his wife leaving him, judging by the subject matter of the articles - which brings a disturbing perspective to the referenced article...
That kinda makes it even more.....disturbing.
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Old 13th June 2018, 04:59 PM   #7
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Paragraphs and paragraphs of word salad down and he still hasn't gotten to the point. Skipping ahead to the end and it's worse.

Women, stop complaining so much, you are the problem.
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Old 13th June 2018, 05:58 PM   #8
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Originally Posted by The Sparrow View Post
Yes. Rational wiki turned me on to that article. This is why religion is dangerous.
Making such a generalisation is dangerous. There are non-fundamentalist, non-literalist, progressive Christian churches who do not subscribe to the absurdity. There are probably more of them than you think, but they're not as noisy so they tend to slip under the radar.
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Originally Posted by arthwollipot View Post
Making such a generalisation is dangerous. There are non-fundamentalist, non-literalist, progressive Christian churches who do not subscribe to the absurdity. There are probably more of them than you think, but they're not as noisy so they tend to slip under the radar.
It wasn't a generalisation he made - it was specifically aimed at the dangerous nonsense in the article.

That other Christians may not follow the same nonsense is a by the by to the actual criticism he made.
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Old 14th June 2018, 04:35 AM   #10
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Ya, kinda hair splitting there.
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Old 14th June 2018, 05:29 AM   #11
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Originally Posted by The Sparrow View Post
Yes. Rational wiki turned me on to that article. This is why religion is dangerous.
Any ideology is dangerous when twisted to the means of an aggressor.
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Originally Posted by arthwollipot View Post
Making such a generalisation is dangerous. There are non-fundamentalist, non-literalist, progressive Christian churches who do not subscribe to the absurdity. There are probably more of them than you think, but they're not as noisy so they tend to slip under the radar.
Yes, actually in Europe, they seem to be the majority.

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Old 14th June 2018, 10:41 AM   #13
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Originally Posted by Skeptic Ginger View Post
Paragraphs and paragraphs of word salad down and he still hasn't gotten to the point. Skipping ahead to the end and it's worse.
That's what I suspected and that's why I didn't bother reading the link. The bible is so twistable that it can be made to support any POV that serves one's agenda.
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