I got to agree with Lois, the NT is very anti-woman. That’s because Paul was. Some of Paul’s following cults would castrate themselves or cut their penis off. Stories about the OT state that Adam’s first wife Lilith left Adam because Adam would not let her have sex and be on the top. God backed Adam and kill hundreds of her children for not going back to Adam. And why did gods have be born from virgins? Was sex that unclean? And why is virgins connected to religion anyway? And with Jesus, what the heck is god messing with a married woman for? And in the Christian religion the woman is considered not completely formed. All babies start as woman and then in the third or fifth week, I can’t remember some of the babies become men. When the church got full control in the Dark Ages, they burn an unbelievable number of women at the stake.
In the book The Lost Gospel, they talk about Mary and Jesus setting up the Christian religion. It is interesting that one of the goals for the new religion was women’s rights. When Paul use Mary’s and Jesus’s work for his religion, Paul left out the fact that Mary was the god in another religion and Jesus’s position in the Jewish religion was only that of a high priest. Paul made Jesus the god and discredited Mary.
Now that women today are become CEO’s and doctors, how long will it be until they are smart enough to dump the Christian religion. In the Dark Ages, the women were the healers, they knew the herbs that could help the sick. I guess the church wanted to heal with prayer.
Look how the church treats the nuns. They can work for and under the directions of the church, like the men. But the nuns are then hung out to dry with no retirement or benefits, unlike the men.
It may have changed in recent years, but I can remember a time when nuns could not go anywhere alone, not even to visit a relative and they could not drive. They never had any money of their own beyond a bare “allowance”, either. Priests always had much more freedom—and money and they could drive. It was all done to “protect” the nuns. Forcing them to wear the old fashioned long habits restricted them even more. Mothers Superior were often like prison wardens. Priests had nothing like that. They were men, after all and more intelligent and could be trusted to do the “right thing.”