Women should shut up.

February 28, 2010 | By | 5 Replies More

According to 1 Timothy 11-12, woman should be silent. They should not teach or lecture to men:

A woman should learn in quietness and full submission. I do not permit a woman to teach or to have authority over a man; she must be silent.

I personally think that this is absurd advice, but when I hear female neocons and fundamentalists (e.g., Sarah Palin) lecturing to the country on “family values,” morals or anything political, I’m going to be pulling out the above quote from the New Testament. It’s a simple two-step to deal with woman who get on the national stage to tell the rest of us that we must continue being an aggressive, war-mongering nation, or that we shouldn’t teach real science in biology classes, or that we can’t provide instruction and medicine and devices to prevent pregnancies:

A) Do you believe the Bible to be inerrant?

B) If so, then you most be silent. It is the Word of your God.

Note further, that braided hair, gold, pearls and expensive clothing are absolutely banned.


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Erich Vieth is an attorney focusing on consumer law litigation and appellate practice. He is also a working musician and a writer, having founded Dangerous Intersection in 2006. Erich lives in the Shaw Neighborhood of St. Louis, Missouri, where he lives half-time with his two extraordinary daughters.

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  1. Robert says:

    Women have double standards in society and pounce on men whenever they see men doing something they do not agree with. ie: divorce settlements entitle women to a mans income, property, etc. They are hypocrites of the first order and want equal rights with men so long as we give them our seat on a bus or open the door for them, they all want to be treated though they are some sort of special person, when in fact… they are not.

  2. Robert,

    What did she do? Tell you you didn't make enough money, you weren't smart enough, or you weren't big enough? It's really unpleasant when people show off their shortcomings in public.

  3. Karl says:

    And like many men are not the same?

  4. Karl,


    I suppose I shouldn't have been so flippant, but really. All that stuff he's complaining about are the things we've allowed women to have in lieu of actual equality and power. He obviously didn't get the memo.

  5. Karl says:

    People create serious problems for themselves and others using half baked interpretations of scriptures for selfish support of their own personal beliefs and desires.

    For example, the Bible in one context says to care for the needy, then it turns around in a different context and says that if a man refuses to work, don't feed him.

    Is their only one proper response for a given circumstance? What is the real issue? One response will help with immediate needs – but the other will eventually lead to a person getting back on their feet. One will firmly destroy a nations' economy by trapping people for an extended time or a lifetime of dependence upon the government?

    The government thus gets less and less revenue for the very people it claims to be trying to help. It's nearly an impossible cycle to break out of. Most nations that head in that direction end up being taken over by people who have no problem making a man work for a living.

    Heed the full counsel of God or be prepared to probably lose what ever freedoms you thought you deserved when God doesn't throw "real" multiple trillions of dollars into your bank accounts.

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