Thursday, July 23, 2009

Jimmy Carter sees the Light (a Little)

Jimmy Carter has resigned from the Southern Baptist Convention because they have refused to modify their teaching that women should be subservient to men:
Although not having training in religion or theology, I understand that the carefully selected verses found in the holy scriptures to justify the superiority of men owe more to time and place - and the determination of male leaders to hold onto their influence - than eternal truths. Similar Biblical excerpts could be found to support the approval of slavery and the timid acquiescence to oppressive rulers.
Now that he has figured out that the stuff about women's subservience is a relic of Iron Age thinking, when is he going to realize that everything else about the religion is, too?

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