You don’t have to be a fundie to be a bigot, but it don’t hurt December 12, 2006Posted by Evil Bender in bigotry, Religion, wingnuts.
Does the Bible actually say that mothers should not work outside of the home?
First, Titus 2:5 does not specifically teach that just mothers are to be “keepers at home,” but it is applied to all young women.
Well, you can probably see where this is going, since the author went out of the way to make sure that whatever he’s about to say applies even if you haven’t let sperm magic make you pregnant. But it gets far, far worse.
The phrase “keepers at home” (KJV) is from the greek word “Oijkourgovß.” (i.e. “oikourgos.”) This is combination of two greek words: oikos, meaning “home” and urgos, translated “worker.” “Urgos” is derived from the root word “ergon” which means “work,” “employment,” or “task.” (Vines Expository Dictionary of NT Words). Robertson notes that the older manuscripts contain the word “oikourgos,” while some newer ones transliterate ‘urgos” to “ouros” i.e. “keeper,” – which more accurately means someone who is watching over something or being a guardian.
Thus, a woman’s work, employment, or task is to be working in, and watching over the home. John Gill’s commentary on Titus states that the Jews taught that is what is meant by being the “helpmeet” of her husband: “that while he is abroad about his business, she is (tybb tbvwy) , “sitting at home”, and keeping his house.”
Um, yeah. So some greek words mean something and (magic!) now you crazy women need to stay in the kitchen with your shoes off.
How is the word of God blasphemed if this is not followed? I have often wondered where Adam was when Eve was being tempted. The bible teaches that the woman was more susceptible to the temptations of the devil.
Of course she was! How dare that bitch want to know the difference between good and evil! Hell, Eden probably didn’t have a kitchen, but everyone knows she should have been on her back waiting for Adam’s fuck-stick, right?
It seems that she got into lengthy discussion about God’s will over the forbidden fruit and Adam had no input into that conversation. The curse that they brought upon themselves was that Adam was to have toil in his labor in earning a living, and Eve was to have pain in child birth and struggle against the urge to usurp her husband’s authority over her. While Eve’s temptation was distinctly limited to her female characteristics, it can also be reasonably concluded that Adam’s toil in providing for his family is representative that it is the man who is to earn the living.
Translation: she brought it on herself by trying to be equal to her man. That stupid whore! But wait for it. How could we ge even more offensive. Oh, I know! Let’s make sure we know that women who were raped were asking for it!
Matthew Henry notes in his commentary on Titus 2:5 that Dinah was sexually defiled when she went out to visit “the daughters of the land” (Genesis 34:1); not to mention the tragedy that followed involving Simeon and Levi avenging their sister’s defilement.
See? She got raped because she left the house. And she was probably asking for it, too. If only she’d been content to stay pregnant and within the doors of her house, those men would never have been tempted to fuck her. Really, the whole thing was her fault.
Today, the divorce rate in this country is said to be about 50%. Some marriage counselors have reported that adulterous relationships occur mostly between people who meet each other through their jobs. Likewise, it is estimated that women hold approximately 50% of the jobs in the workforce. Are these statistics just coincidental? How many lives have been ruined by two co-workers of the opposite sex falling into temptation? How many lives and businesses have been ruined by sexual harassment in the work place? How many pastors have run off with their church secretary’s? How is a person to obey the command to “flee immorality” if they are enduring temptation at work for another person? Must they quit their job?
See? It’s all women’s fault! If they weren’t at work realizing that they could have more than kitchen-cleaning duty, they wouldn’t be seducing all those men. And really, we can’t blame those men for fucking their secretaries. After all, what are they their for if not fucking?
What’s particularly interesting to me about all this is that many Bible scholars would say that early Christians were surprisingly progressive in their treatment of women, at least compared to mainstream Roman culture. While that’s a debatable conclusion, what is obvious is that taking a single Bible verse and transforming it into this misogynistic bullshit is really easy as long as you’re willing to turn off your brain and let your insane religious beliefs reinforce your woman-hating.