On reading the Old Testament

Friday, April 16, 2010

Granted I'm a little behind with the prescribed manual schedule, but I've been reading. And while it will likely take me longer than a year to finish, I'm determined to plug along even through all the begats. But here's my quandary. The women in the last chapters of Genesis are portrayed as one of two things: harlot or temptress.

This bothers me.

While I appreciate the shear quantity of women in the KJV, this does little to compensate for the caliber of their character or should I say lack thereof.

It's like the SATC scene where the gals are strolling through CVS surrounded by Halloween costumes and Miranda says to Carrie, The only two choices for women; witch and sexy kitten. To which Carrie responds, Lady, you just said a mouthful.

Is that it?

Those are the cultural, historical, political roles delegated to women?

Even though I know better it still baffles me.


  1. Oh, I HATE the selection they have for Halloween costumes!

    And did you listen to Elder Ballard's talk this past conference? "Popular culture today often makes women look silly, inconsequential, mindless, and powerless. It objectifies them and disrespects them and then suggests that they are able to leave their mark on mankind only by seduction—-easily the most pervasively dangerous message the adversary sends to women about themselves."


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