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2 (I)The bible is the most important book for the Christian faith, it contains information on what one should do to be guarantied the afterlife and many stories about the history of the faith. It is no wonder that such a book with so much authority affects many Christians attitude on different topics. One of these topics is marriage and divorce. Especially since marriage is a religious ceremony. The bible is full of contradictions and doesn't give us one clear view of what one should do and what is allowed and what's not. In one parts we read divorce is not allowed (Matthew 19.4-6 we read "That is why man leaves his father and mother, and is united to his wife and the two become one flesh. It follows that they are no longer two individuals; they are one flesh. Therefore what God has joined together, man must not separate") while at other times we read that in some cases divorce is allowed ; Matthew 19.9 "I tell you if a man divorces his wife for any cause other than unchasity and marries another he commits adultery". ...read more.


(II) As well as about the subject of marriage and divorce the bible affects people's attitude on the role of woman. The bible was written in the olden days where woman were considered less then man. Their job was to stay at home and raise the children. They had no rights and were looked down on by the man, as we can see from reading 1 Timothy 2.8-14 "In every church I want the men to pray...I also want the woman to be modest and sensible about their clothes and to dress properly; not with fancy hair styles or with gold ornaments or pearls or expensive dresses, but with good deeds, as is proper for woman who claim to be religious. Woman should learn in silence and humility. I do not want them to teach or have authority over men; they must keep quiet. For Adam was created first, and then Eve. And it was not Adam who was deceived; it was the woman who was deceived and broke God's law..." Many of the proverbs also discriminate woman or not included them at all or just somewhere in the background. ...read more.


These sort of passages affect a Christians attitude positively on the role of woman. However there is also the issue of woman being priests, and weather or not they can perform that role. Some say no as we read in the bible that Jesus chose only men for his disciples, while others say yes as woman are said to be equal as everything is equal and as well there is nothing stooping them in performing the job of a priest like it should be done. The bible affects greatly I think what a Christians attitudes is towards the role of woman. What they should do, how should they act, if they are even fully human, whether or not they are allowed to speak, out in the first letter to Corinthians 14. 33-5 we learn that no that they should keep quiet while we read over and over in the bible that woman are equal to man. However, in to-days world amongst many people what the bible says about woman doesn't have a huge impact on what woman do, it may affect how the think at the back of their head, but generally now a days woman are accepted and treated as equals. ...read more.

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