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Two words that some people think can’t be together. (But they’re wrong.) Everyone just assumes a Christian cannot be a Feminist because, well, they are a Christian. They think “but you’re suppose to be submissive to your husband”, “but women are weaker”, “but-” blah blah blah.
Do you want to know why you can be a Christian AND a feminist?
1) Submission is NOT waiting on their needs. It’s compromising and trusting your spouse. It’s loving them and caring about their opinion.
2) How the HECK are women weaker? Physically, admirably, yes but not always. I mean, women are pretty hardcore carrying a human being in their stomach and pushing it out of their vaginas. (Don’t gasp it’s A BODY PART). Intellectually? We’re equal. EQUAL. Men and women are different but equal and should be treated as such.
3) I believe Jesus was a feminist. Who were the first people who saw Jesus when He raise from the grave? (Luke 24:1-7) Mary Magdalene, Joanna, Mary (mother of James) and other women. WOMEN. It would’ve been more practical to show Himself to men. Women were deemed foolish and only property. They weren’t seen as important spiritually to priests. But still, Jesus showed himself to the women.
Bless The Lord.
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December 22, 2014 at 03:27
marysetrueblood

marysetrueblood

Catholic and Feminist riiight here.
I totally agree with your points. Especially #1, I don’t even believe in “Submission.” Compromise and trust are important in ANY two-person bond, romantic or not. You don’t gotta be married for that, it’s common courtesy.
2. Oh god yes. I want to vomit any time someone pulls the weakness junk.
3. Heck yeah. Jesus was a chill guy. He hung out with a prostitute and valued her a lot, and forgave convicts, and hated big, flashy worship centers that weren’t religious, but power for the religious leaders, and was critical of the rich, and preached tons of love. Anyone who takes what he said and lived and turns it to bigotry is more interested in backing their own wretched claims than they are any faith, in my opinion.

December 24, 2014 at 06:16
AdventureGirl

AdventureGirl

You are absolutely right. I honestly don’t see how someone could be a Christian and NOT be a feminist, seeing as how “feminist” simply means that men and women deserve equal treatment.

December 25, 2014 at 15:30
Celby

Celby

I’m both a feminist and a masculinist.

December 25, 2014 at 17:30
SereneInChrist

SereneInChrist

I personally don’t favor or agree with the ‘pro choice’ side of feminism, and feel if I called myself one, I would have to comply with all the feminists “beliefs” or subjects they stand for.

I do agree though, with equal pay rights in jobs, and domestic violence awareness.
I love how they will stand up for the women and girls being told because they dress/dressed a certain way on the day of their harassment or physical abuse, that they are in the wrong for “provoking” the abuser.
In all honesty, I understand modesty and practice it myself, I have respect for my body (not wanting a guy to stare at my body, not being seen as an object, ect.) and my beliefs, but in NO way should how a women or girl dress be an excuse for the abuser’s actions.
It makes me sick!

December 29, 2014 at 20:57
marysetrueblood

marysetrueblood

You mention how you don’t get how one can be a Christian and NOT be a feminist–Early Christianity was one of the more egalitarian faiths around at its time, really! So Roman History is waaaay on your side there.
I agree with pro choice feminism provided it’s pre-12 weeks because scientifically, the baby is just NOT a human yet and it’s not my place to decide for someone on a macro scale. Do I personally think its not a good thing? Yeah, but not something that should be illegal.
I’m also way into lgbt and racial equality, so yeah.
And yeah exactly, no one is responsible for the actions of an assaulter/abuser. I don’t pay a huuuge mind to modesty (because the day I take into account what a man MIGHT think of me if the day I have been possessed by a mind-controlling alien) but I do think we need to protect and support girls who are not modest and girls who are. “Sluts” and “Prudes” do not exist. Just people, living their life and expressing themselves as they wish to.

December 30, 2014 at 16:57
AudgPaudg

AudgPaudg

Frankly, you have made a wonderful point.
I’m not sure I would consider myself a feminist, the Bible says that men of the end times are pretty disgusting. (2 Tim 3) I’ve seen in my own home how stupid and condescending men can be.
As a kid, and as a teenager, I’ve found better friendships in guys, more than other girls. Does that break the rule of feminism? No!
I really don’t want to get married, but if God has a dude that he wants me to marry, that’s cool. I’m not going to disobey him.
However, some feminists do go the extreme. I believe that marriage is a symbiotic relationsip, and while wives should submit to their husbands, husbands should love and respect their wives. (Eph 5)
I found it fascinating that you think Jesus was a feminist. In Epesians 5, it also says “Husbands love your wives, as Christ loved the Church, and gave himself up for her.” So husbands need to treat their wives like Christ treated the Church.
This has all been very interesting. Thank you!

January 11, 2015 at 22:10
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