Women and Religion Essay

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Religion has existed for as long as man has. Both men, and women believed in a superior being to explain the existence of life. Now with the different varieties of religions, men and women play different roles that are permitted by each one of them. Men are allowed to do as they please in the church as far as the worshipping of god is concerned, but women have been and still are restricted from performing some of the same task. Women are expected to follow and obey the word of God just as much as men are, but they still are denied the privilege of spreading the word of God. The male gender has dominated the world for the past hundreds of years, but times have changed and women are seeking equality. Even in the church, men are …show more content…
Women receive this calling just like men, but because women have been denied that privilege for so many years, they have no choice, but to serve only between the boundaries that have been given to them. Since many churches have finally given in to allowing women into the ministry, they now believe that God does not have a gender, and there are a number of ways God can be addressed without calling God a he or she. Another argument is that Jesus asked his followers to "take up your cross, deny yourself , and follow me" (Ostling,
55): he did not say whether it should be man or women. Supporters of women's ordination believe that what is important is that Jesus came to earth as a human, not a male. One more argument stated stories that Christ was a carpenter, which dictate that only those skilled with hand tools shall be called to the priesthood. Besides a numerous amount of evidence in favor of women's ordinations, there are plenty of church officials, and religions that do believe that women should not remain in silent prayer. Others feel that women ministers would be more nurturing and caring. Many religions have given into the argument of women's ordination. The Catholic religion is one that still stands firm in its decision. It will keep recognizing women's gifts and full spiritual equality but wants to preserve distinct roles for each gender.
Catholic schools and hospitals are run by women. Because of the 1983
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