I don't mind if people love God more than family (most of the time), but... it's not OK to leave your family to fend for themselves.
Okay if someone single decides to be a priest, but if he's already married and have kids... especially when we're talking about times and places wherein women are considered as second-class citizens.
I don't know... There's a difference between early christians insisting on it and the Bible or Jesus saying it. I mean, if early christians insisted that christians do a dance at five o'clock every day, but it isn't mentioned in the Bible, it wouldn't be hypocrisy to not do that, but cite the Bible for other things.
Decided to just reply to this in this thread.
It's uh... a tad more complicated than that. Where do you think the word "canon" comes from? Lol.
There are a lot of writings not included in the Bible. For example... I think we all know what a boy's club the Vatican is, even though even the (canon) gospels mention that Jesus has female disciples.
There was definitely some censorships and interpretations to make the Vatican a boy's club. And it still persists til this day. They insist that only dudes can be ordained cause all the twelve Apostles were dudes.
But, what if one of them was actually a girl?
As I've mentioned in the other thread, I don't mind interpretations of Jesus' life and words if the interpretations are used for good, but not if they're used to justify oppression. Keeping the Vatican for boys only is sexist.
And to help keep this lighthearted.
Think of it like a movie. The Torah is the first one, and the New Testament the sequel. Then the Qu’ran comes out, and it retcons the last one like it never happened. There’s still Jesus, but he’s not the main character anymore, and the messiah hasn’t shown up yet.
Jews like the first movie but ignored the sequels. Christians think you need to watch the first two, but the third movie doesn’t count. The Moslems think the third one was the best, and Mormons liked the second one so much, they started writing fanfiction that doesn’t fit with ANY of the series canon.
Half of a social justice battle is simply convincing people that a problem is real or that a pattern exists. ~Nihonjinron Gakusei