Monday, April 09, 2007

Get married, bear children, and keep house!

1 Timothy 5:14 Therefore, I want younger widows to get married, bear children, keep house, and give the enemy no occasion for reproach;


Younger widows: Get married, bear children, and keep house!


Jason said...

What makes this a difficult verse?

Anonymous said...

This is a wonderful Bible verse. Men and women have different roles, it doesn't demean women. Gee, I wonder how long it will be before "difficult" Bible verses begin to tackle the "crazy" idea that humans have a sin problem.

Jason said...

:) Agreed.

chris said...

sin is a problem? i thought it was what made us human? is being a human a problem? (yes ;)

there's been a couple of cultures where the women are the hunter/providers, and the men hang out around the hut. but it's definitely more 'normal' in our mindset that the woman is the caretaker of the house, while the man is out doing whatever it is men do (hunt, kill, fart, laugh, drink beer... that sorta stuff).

and, as for me being a male, i would hate to see a lady take a bullet for me in the war. mother is God is the eyes of a child.

tiny tim said...

lol Sin IS a problem. It's the whole "the wages of sin is death" thing.

alan said...

to the comments above, it's a ridiculous verse. there's no beauty in this. it's yet another dig at the autonomy of women.

ok, i'll tell you why it's ridiculous...ready?

there's no god. as Carl Sagan said: "Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence." Lacking none, we'll conclude there is no supernatural friend.

but even if there were a god, he didn't write the bible. primitive misguided men did. so guess what type of roles they cast for women?

I wouldn't want my wife, or mother to go to war; but I also wouldn't want to restrict a woman's range of choices arbitrarily.

There are physiologic differences between men and women, but that's about it. Stop using your made up religions to advance your own male-centric agendas.

Anonymous said...

I think the extraordinary claim is that there is no God.