Originally posted by 667joe
Remember, according to the old and new testaments, woman are inferior to men!
Have you read it?
In the ancient world it is true that women were second class citizens. Women relied on getting married and having their husband provide food and shelter and money for their family. However, women in both the OT and NT were seen differently.
Have you ever read the book of Ruth? It is a book about a woman named Ruth that was held in high esteem for being a loyal and loving daughter-in-law. She stayed by her mother-in-law's side even though she was old and their husbands had both died. She could have left her and gotten married and carried on with her life, but she was willing to give up her life to comfort and help provide for her mother-in-law. In truth, both women in ancient times were of no account, but according to the Bible, God saw the love displayed and eventually blessed them both and placed Ruth in direct lineage with that of King David.
Then we have example after example of Jesus showing love to women in ancient times who would otherwise been ignored or killed. Take the woman caught in adultery. She should have been stoned for her sin, but Jesus took pity on her and defended her life and saved it. Take the woman with an issue of blood. Not only was she a woman, she was poor and too boot had the issue of blood, which was frowned upon as making her unclean. Jesus took pity on her, singled her out, and in front of everyone proclaimed that her faith had made her whole. It sent a message to all around him that women mattered. In fact, she mattered more to him than the crowd pressing in on him from all around.
And lastly, Jesus said that in the next life there is neither female or male. In the end, our current sex status is essentially meaningless in terms of eternal fate.
Again, the stories told about women such as these in the ancient world were revolutionary.
You really should read a book before commenting on it.