Weird Wednesdays: In which we find a New Testament passage Christians generally ignore…

Most of the odd things found in the bible happen in the Old Testament, but there are a few weird gems in the New Testament as well:

1st Timothy 2:9-15

Likewise, I want women to adorn themselves with proper clothing, modestly and discreetly, not with braided hair and gold or pearls or costly garments,10 but rather by means of good works, as is proper for women making a claim to godliness. 11 A woman must quietly receive instruction with entire submissiveness. 12 But I do not allow a woman to teach or exercise authority over a man, but to remain quiet. 13 For it was Adam who was first created,and then Eve. 14 And it was not Adam who was deceived, but the woman being deceived, fell into transgression. 15 But women will be preserved through the bearing of children if they continue in faith and love and sanctity with self-restraint.

No one follows the entire bible.

And that’s not a bad thing. The lack of stonings in our society is a good thing. Hearing women’s opinions on matters of interest is a good thing. Bacon is an awesome thing.

I know Chrisitan theologians will come up with a rather complex system for why they determine that they can ignore one passage while another passage is binding, but that’s all it is really: an invention. It hides the fact that, yes, some of the bible verses are archaic and steeped within the culture of the writer. A fact that biblical literalists generally do not like to admit.

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