11.11.2005

Making Women God

I've heard it said that "We have made woman God" and this week's California embarrassment, called the Special Election, has validated this statement. The election doesn't prove this to be true. It only reflects what it is we have believed about women and about men in our culture.

God creates life and knows when and how life will end.

Woman carries life in her body and confuses that with the authority to decide when and how that life will end. A man may possibly never be notified of his wife's decision to abort his child.

God is the ultimate authority and does not need to consult with anyone for what He does.

Woman can have a hysterectomy and at any age get an abortion on demand without even notifying anyone else. A man is required to have his wife's consent for a vascetomy.

God does not need to explain Himself. Because He is all good and all loving, His actions always have our best in mind.

Woman is presumed to be all good and, therefore, does not need to consult or seek consent from anyone before having an abortion. In reality, very often the issue is simply about independence and convenience. Man (especially a white one) is perceived to be slow, selfish and stupid.

When God speaks, His word is settled and without dispute.

A woman's accusation against a man is worth gold. A man is presumed guilty until proven innocent.

A woman who has an affair is a victim. A man who does the same is a predator.

I believe that it was California State Senator Mountjoy who made the above statement. (I can't seem to find the reference, though.)

I don't mean to be hard on women or the intent of the women's movement. I know that things had to change and there are things that still require change. Women should never have been treated like second class citizens. Women should never have been treated like property and valued only for their bodies. However, that same movement calls a woman who gets paid to have sex that is not filmed a whore and one who gets paid to have sex for a movie a porn star.

I think it's very important that we are valued as important as are men yet cared for uniquely as women. It both saddens and frustrates me to see the consequences of the women's movement today. I believe that we have turned women into God. And, that's not good.

If women are treated as women, and not as God, we'll all be better off.

4 Comments:

At 11/11/2005 03:16:00 PM, Blogger Mark said...

Lores, I am speechless. That is very close to the best opinion piece you've ever written, in my opinion. Good job!

There really is only 2 religious philosophies in the world. One advances a belief that Man (or womsn)is God, and the other that God is God.

This started in the Garden of Eden, when the serpent said, "You will not surely die, for God knows if you eat of the fruit of the tree of knowledge, that your eyes will be opened and you will be like God, knowing good from evil." (paraphrased)

From that day on, Man (and woman) has striven to be God. Look at Shirley McClain.

Thank God they (we) will fail miserably, and that one day God's glory will be at last revealed and every knee will bow and every tongue confess that Jesis Christ is Lord.

 
At 11/11/2005 05:01:00 PM, Blogger Jeff said...

Some excellent thoughts...

 
At 11/11/2005 06:28:00 PM, Blogger Sleep-Deprived said...

Sobering piece Lores - very good.

You are right that things did have to change, but at what point did women lose all sensibility and decide that the best way to "right a wrong" was to turn around and wrong someone else? I guess it is just one more reason God explicity tells us "revenge is mine."

I couldn't agree more that "It both saddens and frustrates me to see the consequences of the women's movement today," especially as the wife of a husband who is an absolute treasure and as the mother of three young boys I hope will grow up to be like their father.

 
At 11/12/2005 01:15:00 AM, Blogger Lores Rizkalla said...

mark: thank you. you are right about the 2 religious philosophies.

jeff: thank you and welcome! i'm cheering for you. soon, you will no longer be the susan lucci of the Blog of the Week!

sleep-deprived: because i know you and your husband, i believe your boys will be just fine. they have wonderful role models!

 

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