What is the significance of gender on the Christian path?

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    Remind me if I ever meet Buddha to beat the ever-loving shit out of him for forcing all of us to suffer your obsessions.
     
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    No one is forcing you to do anything. If you don't like my posts, put me on ignore.

    There is a book, IF YOU MEET THE BUDDHA ON THE ROAD, KILL HIM, it would take me a long time to explain the teaching in that.

    Truth is, I think you have a personal problem with me. I think it's me you'd like to beat the crap out of.

    I'm a woman. Questions about gender have always been a part of my spiritual quest. The RCC doesn't ordain women as priests. I'm asking how gender is dealt with in other Christian churches.
     
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    I think I've made it pretty clear that I have much compassion for you, that I pity you, but have confidence you'll find your path.

    But you're transparent as hell, and your obsession isn't healthy for your spiritual growth.

    This thread, assuming it gets enough play, will wind up like all your threads......bashing Christianity.

    You are more concerned with Christianity than you are buddhism, which is very, VERY telling.

    I'm not getting into it again.

    Have at it, Buddha will be proud, I'm sure.
     
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    I think you've made it very clear that you don't like me or anything I write. I'm more concerned with Buddhism than Christianity, but few people here are interested in that.

    This is a sincere question I have always had, and it's one I brought in with me to Buddhism and had satisfied.

    I'm interested particularly in how Christian women deal with the gender issue. In Catholicism they run the Churches but cannot be ordained. The Pope has said the ordination of women is as bad a sin as pedophilia.
     
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    I could have asked "What is the significance of gender in the Buddhist path?" but then people would say I'm pushing Buddhism.

    I'm reminded of a group that I co-faciliated 20 years ago for women who were raised Catholic. The goal of the group was to support women in going forward in their spiritual paths by leaving the RCC or reconciling and returning to the RCC. It was a 50/50 split.

    One of the women I always think about is one who had a vocation to be priest and was unable to ordain. Very sad.
     
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    No, she couldn't have, because at the time that Jesus was born, women were not equal citizens, and no one would have listened to a female 'Jesus', so he had to be a male.

    As far as the female role in the Christian church today, it varies almost as much as the number of Christian denominations there are. Lutherans ordain female pastors and have strong female roles within the church, my sister is the church council president at her church. And right now there's a huge issue within the Lutheran church as to whether or not to allow openly gay pastors practice in the pulpit.

    In this article they are actually ordaining gay female pastors.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2010/07/26/us/26lutheran.html

    My church isn't that far along yet as far as the organization of the politics of the church, there are typically only male pastors, and males serve as the elders and deacons in the church. My church, however, has no over arching authority like the catholic and lutheran churches do, they're pretty much stand alone.
     
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    No.... too many sammiches to be made and children to be "birthered"
     
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    Could it have been a female, sure, but no one would have called it a savior. She could have said and done the exact same things and the out come would have been totally different.

    It is religion written by men, for men, for the comfort of men. It is a religion written by men for control and domination over women.
     
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    No, it's not, not if you really understand what it's saying. We talk about that all the time in our church, there is submission for both husbands and wives in the Bible, it's described as a give and take.
     

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