• It has nothing to do with discrimination. The Bible is against it - take it up with God.
    • Je'sean
      Why would I take it up with God instead of Paul who actually wrote that scripture not God
    • Army Veteran
      God told him what to write. Don't be trying to split hairs on something that isn't even related to the question - that kind of thing is annoying.
  • Because it says in the Word of God, Old Testament, Deuteronomy that woman who speak in church should be "stoned to death."
    • Army Veteran
      That's the quote I was thinking of but didn't want to take the time to look up. Give it time, and you may have someone challenge you about it being in the Old Testament and thus, no longer applies. I'll just sit back and watch...
    • dalcocono
      Deuteronomy discusses stoning for adultery, worshipping other gods, and transgressing the commands of the Lord. Nothing more. St. Paul in the NT teaches; 1 Corinthians 14:34-35, “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. 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.” Not about stoning them for speaking in church.
      Hulk: there were no churches in the Old Testament period, and most certainly the Old Testament does NOT instruct what you claim. Nor does the New Testament, for that matter.
    • Beat Covid, Avoid Republicans
      Actually it is. I read it but I can't find it. I was in the place where Moses says you shouldn't eat shellfish.
    • Beat Covid, Avoid Republicans
      It also says you can't be a Rabbi if your testicles are crushed. lol
    • Beat Covid, Avoid Republicans
      BR: 1 Corinthians 14:35 says Women should not speak in church. There is an equivalent verse in the OT but I can't find it. It is in the same area where it says you can't eat shellfish. You should also be stoned for disrespecting your parents.
    • dalcocono
      I don't think there is any OT equivalent. Especially since "church" is a NT split from the temple of the Jews. Here are some examples; When the Levitical worship was instituted, strict requirements were given for those who could serve as priests from the family of Aaron of the tribe of Levi. The other male Levites were to assist at the Tabernacle and later in the Temple. However, women could not serve as high priest, priest, or Levite assistant in the worship. They were allowed to participate in the choirs in the Temple (Ps. 68:25; Ezra 2:65; Neh. 7:67).
  • Then it is ALSO "sexist" to say that men SHOULD be pastors - or, for example, that men cannot be nuns. *** And for the record: Yes, it IS sexist. However: it's not sexist without basis. It's sexist due to religious rules. For people of such a religious faith, in their opinion it's much as Army Veteran says: "God said so. We're following God's instructions. He's God so he gets to make the rules, even if we don't like them." (Ask any Christian if there are religious rules that they don't want to follow or that they wish weren't rules.)
  • Many of the protestant denominations have female pastors. They have had for years now. The Catholic and Orthodox do not have priestesses because only the pagans have them. Not ordaining women to the priesthood is not discrimination. It is Tradition. 8/17/22

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