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Women and Religious Positions
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Posted 3/26/09
"Most striking among the findings are that women are far more apt to believe with absolute certainty in a God or universal spirit, as well as to believe that this supreme being is a personal one. More American women than men are affiliated with a religion. Two-thirds of women say religion is a very important factor in their lives, as opposed to roughly half of men — percentages that are about the same for those who say they pray on a daily basis. Forty-four percent of women attend weekly religious services, as opposed to just a third of men".

I saw this article in the opinion page of the USA Today newspaper. In short ,it discussed how women of many religious tradition hold important roles but they can not obtain higher ordinal positions because of their sex.

"As Pope John Paul II pronounced in 1994, and Pope Benedict XVI reaffirmed in 2006, women cannot become priests because the original apostles were male".

I'm not too religious myself but I found this article interesting. Is it male dominance or Biblical history that keeps women from obtaining higher spiritual position within certain denominations?

Full Article: http://blogs.usatoday.com/oped/2009/03/do-women-have-a.html?loc=interstitialskip

Demographics: http://religions.pewforum.org/portraits





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Posted 3/26/09
I only have 1 thing to say: Agnosticism FTW
Posted 3/26/09
If the Vatican would get invaded by females then by default the Apocalypse for the Vatican has started.
Posted 3/26/09
And what now ??



you didn't even tell us what we have to disscus here, my friend.

The only thing what we can do ish, Objection or Agree !!!

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Posted 3/26/09
yea i believe so & i think a woman becoming pope would never happen in this world...
Posted 3/26/09

Baka-Master wrote:

And what now ??



you didn't even tell us what we have to disscus here, my friend.

The only thing what we can do ish, Objection or Agree !!!

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"Is it male dominance or Biblical history that keeps women from obtaining higher spiritual position within certain denominations?"
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The Catholic church doesn't reflect all Christians. I believe they mostly don't allow women to be priests because of tradition (because they do let them be nuns and achieve saint status). However, I believe that Christians don't need priests or a pope/bishops and I'm not Catholic. The church I go to has a female co-pastor. My mom is also a pastors wife and she leads womens' Bible studies and other things. Different churches have different views on rather women should have leadership roles, most base it off of tradition.
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ShroomInferno wrote:


Baka-Master wrote:

And what now ??



you didn't even tell us what we have to disscus here, my friend.

The only thing what we can do ish, Objection or Agree !!!

-_-


"Is it male dominance or Biblical history that keeps women from obtaining higher spiritual position within certain denominations?"


Thank you shroomy ^^
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Posted 3/26/09

digs wrote:

The Catholic church doesn't reflect all Christians. I believe they mostly don't allow women to be priests because of tradition (because they do let them be nuns and achieve saint status). However, I believe that Christians don't need priests or a pope/bishops and I'm not Catholic. The church I go to has a female co-pastor. My mom is also a pastors wife and she leads womens' Bible studies and other things. Different churches have different views on rather women should have leadership roles, most base it off of tradition.


That's true. I have been to Methodist churches and Episcopal churches that have women pastors.
Posted 3/26/09

ShroomInferno wrote:


Baka-Master wrote:

And what now ??



you didn't even tell us what we have to disscus here, my friend.

The only thing what we can do ish, Objection or Agree !!!

-_-


"Is it male dominance or Biblical history that keeps women from obtaining higher spiritual position within certain denominations?"


Thanks for defining it.

I'd say, it's the male dominance.

Because of the human ( males) does History exist.
Because of the History are there people (males) used to be dominant.

Ofcourse then are there people(males) who cite against that ''woman'' get a higher position.

(If you don't understand my logic, actually I didn't ask you to understand it, and I currently really lack motivation)










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Posted 3/26/09
its both,men and bible history
Posted 3/26/09
Well, I think that those traditions flourished on the grounds of "male dominance", so by default, it's more of a male dominance factor than biblical history.
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Posted 3/26/09
I've always had a grudge towards Catholicism and most religions that do not allow women to be as "close to God" as men. I know the world itself is shaped by the dominance of men, for centuries and so on, its just something that still racks my brain. How unequal religions are when we are suppose to be equal in the eyes of God, because we are his children after all (Catholicism mostly).
Posted 3/26/09
^Well, look at the Roman Catholic pope...no wonder
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