Women's Role In Religions

Discussion in 'Comparative Studies' started by Silverbackman, Aug 24, 2005.

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What Control Should Men Have Over Women?

  1. None, Men have no moral authority over women, Absolute 50/50

    31 vote(s)
    79.5%
  2. Little, Men can be head of the house but cannot force women to do something

    6 vote(s)
    15.4%
  3. Moderate, Women must obey men but men cannot punish them if the disobey

    2 vote(s)
    5.1%
  4. Total, Men have abosolute moral authority and women must obey men or be punished

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  1. Pathless

    Pathless Fiercely Interdependent

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    I don't think that you can make the blanket statement that homosexuals are considered evil in Christianity, Islam, and Buddhism. Personally, I don't think Christ or Buddha would give a damn. I could see both of them being homosexuals, myself, and their core teachings not changing a bit. I don't know enough about Islam to make much of a comment, but I would suppose that the ecstatic poetry of Rumi and Hafiz, both Sufis, could be seen as homoerotic, if one were so inclined.
     
  2. 17th Angel

    17th Angel לבעוט את התחת ולקחת שמות

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    Dead sea scrolls anyone?
     
  3. bananabrain

    bananabrain awkward squadnik

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    17th Angel לבעוט את התחת ולקחת שמות

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    Not knowing much of it, but were they not an all male group?
     
  5. flowperson

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    If you're speaking of the Essenes, nobody knows for sure. There is still some debate as to the nature of the Qumran complex though. It's not at all certain that the Essenes wrote and buried the scrolls as assumed in the past. Archaeologists are still doing their thing there. The latest has been to excavate a latrine area a few hundred yards from the site to determine what the diet of the occupants may have been. The jury is still out I believe.

    flow....:)
     
  6. InLove

    InLove at peace

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    eyoo--are they "out cold"? :D

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  7. bananabrain

    bananabrain awkward squadnik

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    not all-male - they were just ascetics, as opposed to mainstream jews, who are very pro-sex, marriage and babies, if in a conservative way.

    b'shalom

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  8. 17th Angel

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    Hey... I was just trying to bring something to the table to chew on ;/
     
  9. Pathless

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    Ehhhhh? Pro-sex ascetics??

    Oh wait, I think I read that wrong.

    Damn. I thought I finally discovered an ascetic tradition I could fall in line with. 'Specially if they were just generally hedonist ascetics.

    Alas, was not to be. :( :mad:
     

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