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Christianity is too sexist - Discuss

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´╗┐Christianity is too sexist. Discuss There are many people that agree with the idea of Christianity being sexist, such as feminists. They claim this because the Roman Catholic Church doesn?t allow women to become priests. Also Paul explained to the Corinthians that the women should keep quiet in the meetings. The major male dominated monotheistic religions such as Christianity have had a reasonable effect towards women?s lives up until the present day. Sexism which means the second class status to the degrading of women is rooted in these religions. Women are traditionally denominated the role of looking after the family and procreating throughout history. ...read more.

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There are many prominent Christian philosophers who adopted sexist views. An early second century Christian thinker, Clement of Alexandria, said ?every woman should be overwhelmed with shame at the thought that she is a woman?. Thomas Aquinas who was one of the greatest Christian thinkers of the middle ages held women in very low esteem and thought that their purpose was to help men and they were naturally defective ? ?by nature subordinate to man because the power of rational discernment is by nature stronger in men?. With these ideas common, it is hardly surprising that Christianity is regarded as sexist. However there are strong arguments against Christianity being sexist. ...read more.

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However the more patriarchal band of Christianity, the Roman Catholic Church, does not let women become deacons, priests or bishops. They believe that women have no role in ministry and if they wish to lead a life devoted to God she can become a nun. In conclusion, I think that Christianity is too sexist because women should have the right to be as equal as men within all bands Christian church. The fact that churches make such a big deal over letting women become ordained shows that there is still widespread sexism. I believe that religion should reflect the views of society that it exists in and not govern it. We live in a world where equality is a necessity and there is no reason why Christianity shouldn?t reflect this. 01/11/2011 ...read more.

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