In celebration of this day, we are reminded that the status of women worldwide is not particularly good.
In nations under the influence of the Judeo-Christian-Islamic conditioning, millions of women have been taught they have no authority, and they must submit themselves to their father, husband or a patriarchal male god who is looming and lording over them at all times. This subjugation is authorised, naturally, by scriptures, such as ... the head of a woman is her husband, etc. For the basic attitude towards women, let us quote the apostle Paul, whose neurotic mind has had such an influence upon the Western world: It isgood for a man not to touch a woman. (1 Corinthians 7:1) Of course this is somewhat milder than the Old Testament attitude towards Woman, which is that, first of all, she created the sinful state of mankind and must thereafter be punished for tempting Adam by the merciful Lord. If a woman commits so-called transgression according to the biblical morals, she is to be stoned or suffer some other bloody fate. And let us not forget orthodox Jews start their joyful day by thanking God for not making them a woman. We must also include the hideous oppression of women in Islam as well, as demonstrated by the way in which they are treated on a daily basis all over the Muslim world and increasingly in the West as well. Judo-Christian-Islamic scriptures infer that Men have authority over women because God has made one superior to the other. Good women are obedient.
In his infinite compassion, the supposed God has made woman an inferiorcreature. And, of course, the worst punishments are those for individuals, male and female, who simply refuse to believe in these concepts; so, mere unbelief is the most blatant transgression of all. Actions have nothing to do with it, but gender certainly does. Hence, according to all these religious traditions, God is utterly sexist, and we wonder why sexism refuses to fade into oblivion? It is dictated from the Creator on down. In fact, it is to be practiced as Gods will!Jim LeeAlstonville