Anonymous asked: It's interesting to see your very, very closed mind interpretation of feminism. It is thoroughly obvious that you must be a "new" feminist. Just a question. You claim to be a Christian, which is fine. No harm in that. However, how do you then approach the Old Testament, specifically the teachings of Leviticus in regards to feminism? How does this not conflict beliefs?
Okay, I’m going to try and keep this as short as I can although it’s still going to be rather long.
1. I am curious to why you think my view of feminism is closed minded and would love to hear you explain
2. I ask that you please not say I “claim to be a Christian.” That is not for you to decide. I am a Christian and I try to live my life as closely to the way of God as I can. I know you are probably trying to be respectful, but it comes of as very disrespectful of my beliefs and rather condescending.
3. The Old Testament is something which we could talk about for years. I’m assuming you’re refering to the passages in Leviticus which address childbirth and the times when a woman is menstruating. To that I would answer that the bible is not a step by step guide to how to live your life. It is a collection of writings and stories meant to give us and idea of how God wants us to act and behave. In my personal opinion not everything in the bible is meant to be taken word for word. I’m Catholic and so for me whenever I am confused about a passage or am not sure what it means I turn to my priest, religious scholars, any writings the Pope has on the passage or topic, and ultimately to God through prayer. Leviticus also has other sections detailing what you should eat, how it should be eaten and prepared, and rules on how men should wear their facial hair. Very few people today follow those to the letter.
I do not claim to know everything nor to have read every word in the bible. I am young and still learning and figuring out my exact beliefs. In the end we all should strive to be the best person we can be and live our lives as closely as we can to how God wishes for us. As we pray in the Our Father “thy kingdom come, thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.” We are only human and there is much we don’t know, we cannot claim to know everything about God or exactly what he wishes us to do, but we can ask him for help and guidance and try our best to obey.
If you have any other questions I will try and answer them to the best of my ability, but I request that you please come off anon as I try to keep things like this off of my blog as much as possible.
Thank you so much!
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