Saturday, 30 July 2016
Do women reject Christianity because Jesus is male?
Many feminists I know try to make more of Mary the mother of Jesus, Mary Magdalene, Mary the sister of Martha, and Ruth, and indeed Sophia (the Spirit of Wisdom), which is traditionally feminine, than they do of Jesus or God.
Needless to say most of these women are not regular churchgoers.
But those who are seem hell-bent on bringing down the Patriarchy.
And if Jesus is a casualty then so be it.
But they will find that there is no profit in doing so.
They have exchanged the power of love for the love of power.
And "what will it profit them if they gain the whole world but forfeit their life?" Matthew 16:26a (NRSV)
[Scripture quotations (marked NRSV) are taken from the New Revised Standard Version Bible, copyright 1989 by the Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the U.S.A., and are used by permission. All rights reserved.]
Photo Credit: violscraper via Compfight cc