Monday, October 24, 2005

Eastern churches
The problem with women’s ministries
By Frederica Mathewes-Greene
And how Eastern Orthodoxy has largely been spared this

The answer isn’t peculiar to that tradition however but rather that the Catholic faith — that’s right, the big, bad patriarchal church, which literally has patriarchs — holds to an essential sameness (but complementarity) of the sexes about things that matter.

Her observations also apply to the feminisation in a bad sense of mainline churches overall (covered well by both Patrick Arnold and John Weldon Hardenbrook: search the blog for more from them): ‘voluptuous purple italics’ and ‘adorable butterflies in the logo’ only reinforce the view among modern men that religion is for sissies!

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