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    "Feminist Christians" (Women's Bible)

    Feminist Christians draw up 'A Women's Bible' in a bid to stop the holy book being used to justify subjugating women

    Tired of seeing their holy texts used to justify the subjugation of women, a group of feminist theologians from across the Protestant-Catholic divide have joined forces to draft 'A Women's Bible'.

    As the #MeToo movement continues to expose sexual abuse across cultures and industries, some scholars of Christianity are clamouring for a reckoning with biblical interpretations they say have entrenched negative images of women.

    The women we know from translations and interpretations of Bible texts are servants, prostitutes or saints, seen dancing for a king or kneeling to kiss Jesus' feet.

    But while many feminists have called for The Bible, Christianity and religion altogether to be cast aside, an eclectic group of theologians instead insists that if interpreted properly, the Good Book can be a tool for promoting women's emancipation.

    'Feminist values and reading the Bible are not incompatible,' insisted Lauriane Savoy, one of two Geneva theology professors behind the push to draft 'Une Bible des Femmes' ('A Women's Bible'), which was published in October.

    The professor at the Theology Faculty in Geneva, which was established by the father of Calvinism himself in 1559, said the idea for the work came after she and her colleague Elisabeth Parmentier noticed how little most people knew or understood of the biblical texts.

    'A lot of people thought they were completely outdated with no relevance to today's values of equality,' the 33-year-old told AFP, standing under the towering sculptures of Jean Calvin and other Protestant founders on the University of Geneva campus.

    'We are fighting against a literal reading of the texts,' Parmentier said, pointing for instance to letters sent by Saint Paul to nascent Christian communities.

    'While some say that you have to throw out the Bible to be a feminist, we believe the opposite.'

    So many want to rewrite the Bible to fit their own narrative...

    We are equal in Jesus not authority.

    The Bible lays out duties for men and women.

    Btw, Man being over woman (which is biblical) doesn't mean you treat her like crap nor should the woman treat her man like crap.

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    The millennials have been indoctrinated by the feminists in the school system that is a fact. White men have been denied access to employment and promotions for decades. I think feminizing the word of God by dictate of ZOG is a real possibility.

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    Theres no such thing as a "feminist christian". Its a contradiction in terms.
    You know what the difference between the jews and the Nazis is?
    The jews are actually guilty of the crimes their accused of.

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    "Feminist Pastor" asks Christian women to send her their purity rings so they can be melted into golden vagina sculpture

    A feminist pastor is suggesting Christian women send her their purity rings, which have been hailed as symbols of patriarchal theology, so that she can melt them down into a gold vagina.

    Nadia Bolz-Weber sent out a call on Twitter enticing people to contribute their rings 'for a massive art project.'

    Artist Nancy Anderson is working with Bolz-Weber to melt down the rings to create the golden vagina scuplture.

    Purity rings are a symbol of chastity. Wearing one is typically accompanied by a religious vow to practice abstinence until marriage.

    'This thing about women that the church has tried to hide and control and that is a canvas on which other people can write their own righteousness, it's actually ours,' Bolz-Weber told HuffPost of women's sexuality.

    She says some women who had waited to have sex until marriage struggled with enjoying sex as a pleasurable experience.

    'A lot of women have gone through a lot of their lives sort of judging themselves on a scale of worthiness that somebody else handed them,' she said.

    'This part of me is mine and I get to determine what is good for it and if it's beautiful and how I use it in the world,' she said of her own sexuality.


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