This morning I spent some time polishing up Chapter 9 “The Oppression of the Black Woman”. The more I wrote, the more I just could not believe that women would stay locked in to such a misogynistic religion. But then again I can, this is the power of belief we are talking about.
I don’t think there are a lot of women who are completely ignorant about the negative portrayal of women in the Bible, its blatant misogynist scriptures and the cultural ramifications of a patriarchal religion that dominates western society; I just think they ignore it. It’s an easy thing to do, but I can imagine that it doesn’t feel to good to be told that you can’t occupy the highest position in the church because you have a vagina, or that you should submit to your husband just because he’s the one with the penis. Okay so maybe its not always that blatant, but it is always that apparent.
I’m trying not to inject too many of my own personal beliefs in this book, but I will say that it would do us all a great justice if we allowed the woman to flourish. It takes a lot of confidence and security for a man to be able to do so, and because many lack the emotional intelligence to be that man, we have instead settled for using a Eurocentric belief system to oppress her.
We would let go of any business that held the same ideals about women and their place as Christianity does. We know it would be okay to walk away from that place, even morally responsible. It’s okay to let go of Christianity for the same reasons. Click HERE to order your copy of "It's Okay To Let Go"