From an interesting article I read from a former 30 years long preacher he highlights the Fundamentalist Baptist women who will always be considered as second-class citizens. The article goes on to say women are seen as weaker and prone to being silly by the church and therefore will not be offered jobs such as teachers of adults or political leaders and cannot become preachers because just aren’t suited for such jobs and because God commands that women are subservient and loyal to their husbands and pastors.
Women should stick to womanly work such as cleaning, child rearing, nursery work and cooking. The Lord says women are to submit to their husbands as they would to God.
These demands are exactly the same conditions that God wants everyone to submit to him, with love, unwavering commitment and obedience. There is a firm hierarchy of subservience: starting with Jesus, the pastor and church leaders, the husband, wife, children, and finally the dog.
Adherence to your role is essential to not suffer God’s judgement and a marriage must line up with God’s wishes both in the Church and the home. For many women religious sufferance must be their personal hell and heaven would be getting out into the real world and away from these Christian values as far as possible. Religious customs are indoctrinated for so long, that men fail to recognise it as inequality.
In Colossians and Peter, the call for women to submit to their husbands and to stay silent in their shadow and a passage in Titus calls for a woman to not teach or preach in public assembly for that would constitute authority of a man. Do not forget also that some would believe Eve was the most guilty in the mythical Adam and Eve tale adding more weight to the suppression of women.
It is obvious that gods of these oppressive religions did not have any idea as to how social attitudes would evolve in much of the developed world or have any clue as to what discrimination and equality was. This fact alone suggests that none of these gods existed as wise, all-powerful and knowing gods, therefore logic says they were invented by man and the attributes awarded to the gods reflected the current ancient, superstitious and violent worlds.
I cannot understand why any woman would be part of these old-fashioned bigoted ideas, the violence against women and children, slavery etc. God was involved with and not see through this so-called righteous saviour of mankind, It just highlights the stupidity of the human race to support such a despicable invisible entity, not just the women but the men for believing and enforcing such hideous crap onto the women in this modern age.