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Why do many denominations ordain women as pastors considering Jesus only chose men as his apostles and Paul's teachings on women not speaking in church? I have never understood this as it seems to me like it disregards Biblical teachings.

go~in~peace, Rapture Ready 29 Comments [11/28/2007 6:14:49 AM]
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Mister Spak

It disregards islamic teachings too. Maybe you can start a support group with them.

11/28/2007 7:07:24 AM


Why do many denominations allow eating of shellfish?
Why do many denominations allow it's members to wear mixed fabrics?
Why do many denominations allow heliocentricism?

It's called progress

11/28/2007 7:12:56 AM


I went to the actual thread and was pleased to see an actual discussion of the relevant scriptures, the context of the times, etc. and people arguing (politely) both sides. It was a breath of fresh air in the Rapture Ready venue.

11/28/2007 7:25:15 AM


Well seeing as Jesus wasn't too keen on organised religion I don't see how you can technically have a Christian church or pastor/preist etc.

11/28/2007 7:38:52 AM

Caustic Gnostic

Let a child lead you.

11/28/2007 7:40:45 AM


Yup, you can't preach unless you have a penis.

(The altar boys can back you up on that.)

11/28/2007 7:53:52 AM

Because Mary Magdaleine and Mary his mother were too close to him, spiritually. And because Paul was a mere disciple and many of his(other)rules are taken only as "guidelines". Well, and maybe because it happened 2000 years ago. And they have to be consequent.

11/28/2007 8:24:36 AM


(The altar boys can back you up on that.)

I'm sure for them, that it'd be a nice change, to be the ones doing the backing instead of the other way around.

11/28/2007 8:33:10 AM



Though I am in posession of male genitalia, I do most of my thinking with my brain. I would, therefore, expect women to do so as well, and see no reasom why they should be barred from being ordained as priests.
Though I am mistified why any well-thinking individual would want that job.

11/28/2007 8:37:52 AM


Because those churches are composed of intelligent people well versed in theology.

11/28/2007 10:57:29 AM


It does indeed disregard biblical teachings. And that's a good thing.

11/28/2007 11:03:08 AM


Well, there's hope!

11/28/2007 12:00:50 PM

David D.G.

"Penis Knows Best" Award nomination seconded! That's a good one.

~David D.G.

11/28/2007 12:48:58 PM


Didn't he also say, in the sermon on the mound, not to pray in public? Yet you asshats do that without a problem.

11/28/2007 1:13:02 PM


Wasn't Mary Magdalene closer to Jesus than any of his apostles?

11/28/2007 1:24:48 PM


Mary Magdalene, and Mary and Martha as his patrons. That is all.

Oh, and Paul talked about and praised women preachers. I just don't have my Bible with me this semester. I'm sure I have it written down somewhere in my many Word files on the subject. It's probably near the end of Romans or one of the Corinthians. But I can't promise that.

11/28/2007 1:49:52 PM


Each gospel has a varying account as to who the first people to learn of the Resurrection were, but they all agree that it was the women, and a woman who was told to go and spread the news that Christ has risen from the dead.

In other words, the first preacher of Christianity was a woman.

You lose.

11/28/2007 2:00:12 PM

Old Viking

Dumb is sex-blind.

11/28/2007 2:33:43 PM


Because they're not sexist idiots.

11/28/2007 2:39:36 PM


Because some of them realize that women aren't inferior, Captain Misogyny. They also usually don't condemn eating shrimp & lobster, wearing polyester blends, or women not covering their heads.
Plus, and I know it's hard for you to grasp this, Jesus is the main character in the NT, not Paul.

11/28/2007 3:39:23 PM

Why do many denominations ordain only men as pastors, considering that Jesus revealed Himself to women first and chose Mary Magdalene to tell the news to His disciples? I have never understood this, as it seems to me like it disregards biblical teachings.

11/28/2007 3:58:45 PM


Because Paul was a misogynistic pig. Or did you ignore his venomous, jealous remarks concerning Mary Magdalen?

A book by men, written by men, and you wonder at its blatant patriarchal structure?

11/28/2007 6:12:30 PM


Because Jesus outranks Paul in most Christian churches(except your fundie ones). #1 First person Jesus shows himself to after Resurrection, Mary Magdalene. #2 First person to tell MALE APOSTLES(hiding out for fear of Romans) of the GOSPEL(good news) of Jesus Resurrection, Mary Magdalene.#3 Is Paul really anti-woman or is he trying to break the power of specific women(the Oracle at Delphi and the Vestal Virgins)in pagan religions that Christianity is competing against?

11/28/2007 7:04:35 PM

The Watcher

How do we know who Jesus' disciples were? Or if he had them? Or that he even existed? Or that the Bible is true?

11/28/2007 9:47:10 PM

Jesus only picked Jews born before 1 A.D. as apostles, too. Let's stick with that.

11/29/2007 12:49:28 PM

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