Monday, June 30, 2008

An Excuse to Beat Your Wife

Here is just one more reason I am not religious. Dr. Bruce Ware, professor of Christian Theology at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, has this excuse for when you need to beat your wife.
"And husbands on their parts, because they're sinners, now respond to that threat to their authority either by being abusive, which is of course one of the ways men can respond when their authority is challenged
God has given man authority over their wives. If the wife doesn't toe the line, she shouldn't be surprised if she gets a five finger mary. See, the husband only has one other recourse for a disobedient wife and that is to become passive and give up his responsibility as leader of the family.

Dr. Ware has a few other choice comments about women.
"It means that a woman will demonstrate that she is in fact a Christian, that she has submitted to God's ways by affirming and embracing her God-designed identity as--for the most part, generally this is true--as wife and mother, rather than chafing against it, rather than bucking against it, rather than wanting to be a man, wanting to be in a man's position, wanting to teach and exercise authority over men," Ware said. "Rather than wanting that, she accepts and embraces who she is as woman, because she knows God and she knows his ways are right and good, so she is marked as a Christian by her submission to God and in that her acceptance of God's design for her as a woman."
Sometimes it's hard to believe we are living in the 21st century.

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