#metoo and reality

Women, in most of the world, seem to finally understand the game being played. Since the start of the #metoo movement, not one single woman took on a corporation responsible for the mistreatment and degradation of women: religion. Every single day, wearing buttons and ribbons, women flock to the church, with a donation to hear the great soothing words of their savior, and his favorites:
The grass withers and the flowers fall, but the word of our God endures forever. (Isaiah 40:8)
“The word and works of God is quite clear, that women were made either to be wives or prostitutes.” (Martin Luther, Reformer)
Woman was merely man’s helpmate, a function which pertains to her alone. She is not the image of God but as far as man is concerned, he is by himself the image of God. (Saint Augustine, Bishop of Hippo Regius.)
But I suffer not a woman to teach, nor to usurp authority over the man, but to be in silence. (1 Timothy 2:12)
Let your women keep silence in the churches: for it is not permitted unto them to speak; but they are commanded to be under obedience as also saith the law. 35 And if they will learn any thing, let them ask their husbands at home: for it is a shame for women to speak in the church. (1 Corinthians 14:34-35)
“Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as unto the Lord. For the husband is the head of the wife, even as Christ is the head of the church: and he is the saviour of the body. Therefore as the church is subject unto Christ, so let the wives be to their own husbands in everything.” (Ephesians 5:22-24)
“Unto the woman he said, I will greatly multiply thy sorrow and thy conception; in sorrow thou shalt bring forth children; and thy desire shall be to thy husband, and he shall rule over thee.” (Genesis 3:16)
“Men have broad and large chests, and small narrow hips, and more understanding than women, who have but small and narrow breasts, and broad hips, to the end they should remain at home, sit still, keep house, and bear and bring up children.” (Martin Luther)
“Thus the woman, who had perversely exceeded her proper bounds, is forced back to her own position… she is cast into servitude.” (John Calvin, founder of Puritan movement)
“If a woman does not cover her head, she should have her hair cut off.” (1 Corinthians 11:6)
“Behold, here is my daughter a maiden, and his concubine; them I will bring out now, and humble ye them, and do with them what seemeth good unto you: but unto this man do not so vile a thing. But the men would not hearken to him: so the man took his concubine, and brought her forth unto them; and they knew her, and abused her all the night until the morning: and when the day began to spring, they let her go.” (Judges 19:24-25)
“If a man find a damsel that is a virgin, which is not betrothed, and lay hold on her, and lie with her, and they be found; Then the man that lay with her shall give unto the damsel’s father fifty shekels of silvers, and she shall be his wife; because he hath humbled her, he may not put her away all his days.” (Deuteronomy 22:28-29)
“Of the woman came the beginning of sin, and through her we all die.” (Ecclesiasticus 25:22)
“Give me any plague, but the plague of the heart: and any wickedness, but the wickedness of a woman.” (Ecclesiasticus 25:13)
“A shameless woman shall be counted as a dog; but she that is shamefaced will fear the Lord.” (Ecclesiasticus 26:25)
“For women, the very consciousness of their own nature must evoke feelings of shame.” [Saint Clement of Alexandria, Christian theologian (c150-215) Pedagogues II, 33, 2]
“Woman is a temple built over a sewer.” (Tertullian, the “father of Latin Christianity”)
“In pain shall you bring forth children, woman, and you shall turn to your husband and he shall rule over you. And do you not know that you are Eve? God’s sentence hangs still over all your sex and His punishment weighs down upon you. You are the devil’s gateway; you are she who first violated the forbidden tree and broke the law of God. It was you who coaxed your way around him whom the devil had not the force to attack. With what ease you shattered that image of God: Man! Because of the death you merited, even the Son of God had to die… Woman, you are the gate to hell.” (Tertullian, the “father of Latin Christianity”)
“Woman is a misbegotten man and has a faulty and defective nature in comparison to his. Therefore she is unsure in herself. What she cannot get, she seeks to obtain through lying and diabolical deceptions. And so, to put it briefly, one must be on one’s guard with every woman, as if she were a poisonous snake and the horned devil. … Thus in evil and perverse doings woman is cleverer, that is, slyer, than man. Her feelings drive woman toward every evil, just as reason impels man toward all good.” (Saint Albertus Magnus, Dominican theologian, 13th century)
“As regards the individual nature, woman is defective and misbegotten, for the active force in the male seed tends to the production of a perfect likeness in the masculine sex; while the production of woman comes from a defect in the active force or from some material indisposition, or even from some external influence.” (Thomas Aquinas, Doctor of the Church, 13th century)
Yet, women, especially black women keep coming back to church for more.

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