Should women blame man or God for their suffering?
February 4, 2007 9:46pm CST
Why did God only had one son? Should not God had one daughter as well? So that she could represent all women and free them from slavery? God does not seem to believe in equality amongst men and women... Why is that? Should women blame man... or God... for their suffering?
5 Feb 07
I have dissected your posting because you have pointed out several subjects and I'm not sure which one of these you want to be replied to. Why God has only one Son? This is a theological question. Questions about the nature of God will not get any definitive and conclusive answer. All will just be a matter of belief, conjectures and opinions. God does not seem to believe in equality of men and women: Another religious and theological question. I don't actually understand why you came up with such question. Why do you think God used a woman to bear His Son when He sent Him into the World. He could have just appeared like an angel without having to go through a woman's womb. Women has a special place in history and a role that man can never do. Man and woman are equal but different. You also have posted sociological issues.You have implied that women are under slavery and are suffering. To this I beg to disagree. Women in some places of the world are treated as secondary citizens because of religious influence and social conventions but this fact doesn't speak for all women in the world. Even then, there are indications that the majority are happy with their conditions and accepted their roles as helpmate to men. The problem arise when some women have travelled abroad especially to western countries and are exposed to the role of women in western society. Granting your assumptions are correct that women are indeed slaves and are suffering, that still is no reason to blame either man or God. They should do their best to alleviate their plight.
5 Feb 07
I strongly disagree with you on the sociological issue. Women's conditions in the Western World have only improved in the last century... and mostly during the last 60 years. Prior to that... they had very little say into anything for 7000 years. To say that women have to do their best to alleviate their plight is a bit rough when we live in a world dominated by men... both at government level and church level.
5 Feb 07
Sorry I did not intend that to sound harsh. I wish there could be more space. That was said in the context of the discussion posted and in contrast to the attitude of "blaming" that instead of "blaming" the proper attitude would be to think of ways to alleviate their plight. We can not expect the "masters" to take the initiative. Since we now put the government and the church into the picture. Yes, it is the duty of every citizen in every civilized society to get rid of concepts and practices which are dehumanizing, this includes men's treatment of women.
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5 Feb 07
I don't think we should *blame* anyone. We, as humans, can't begin to try and guess what God really thinks and feels. We only have the often-translated words of men speaking for God to go by. That's not enough for us to extrapolate anything from. We can only do our best to read between the lines and behind the words. We women have been doing well to fight for our own equality, and slowly but surely, we're getting it. At least in some parts of the world. I've suffered, sure, but I don't place blame on anyone for it. Why dwell on it when you can take the lessons learned and better yourself instead?