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DARING QUESTIONS

JESUS

I

Why did Christ need a place

In a woman to appear

And not that of a man?

II

Why was there no female among His disciples

When He passed through

The gates of femininity?

III

What at all did He do

For women

Aside tearing the veil of division?

IV

I’m sure he saw women being beaten

He saved one from being stoned

Could He not have warned men to desist from human enslavement?

V

Was Jesus a mannist?

The Catholics rightly prays through a woman

Could that be their pacification for women?

VI

Why do bastards suffer

When the paternity of Jesus is questionable?

My bad! Let me stop these questions

VII

Blaspheme is not my aim

Disrespect is not my game

I am just curious, if that is the right name

Amoafowaa Sefa Cecilia (c) 2014

By amoafowaa

Just a simple Ghanaian trying to find the best in our society. I may be fun, I may be interesting, I may be funny, I may even be foolish or intelligent, but it is all based on the mood in which you find yourself. I believe our minds make us who we are. Know that, pain, no matter its 'unbearability', is transient. Unburden or delight yourself for a while in my writings please. And all corrections, advice and opinions are welcome. Know that you are the king, queen or royal on this blog. :)

33 replies on “DARING QUESTIONS”

Cecilia, looking at the thread of comments I agree with Tina! She gave some amazing insights – wow! Yes there is pain and suffering in this world, but it is because of people hurting people. God gave us the ability to do that. He did not want us to be robots. He wanted people to love Him and love others. He gave us the ability to make choices. Loving God and people are the two Greatest Commandments!
Some of what you are looking at is a matter of the culture at the time, and has a context within that culture. We all have culture, and our culture affects our thinking. It also affects our poetry writing because it is such a big part of our lives.
I’d like to recommend a book by C.S. Lewis called the Problem of Pain. He was a famous author and dealt with the issue bad things happening in our world. If I remember right he wrote the fantasy books too called the Chronicles of Narnia.
Blessings to you! Quoting Tina — keeping asking questions, God is not afraid of that.

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They are words that have been written. We accept them all as word. People stand there and speak but can we all listen? In this day and age that we live, there’s no way not to question. As people that’s what we do. The answers are for you to decide, to believe,to have faith in, not words within a book

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Questions are good. If you choose to believe in something then you have the responsibility of investigating and testing those beliefs. The whole book of Job is questions upon questions. I admit, I struggled for a very long time with the role of women in scripture and how the CHURCH presented that role. It was not Jesus who subjugated women. Could he have stopped all of it in an instant, certainly but he gave his children free-will to choose their own paths. In the old testament, God lived among his children but the people wanted a human king instead of God being there among them so God gave them their human king and mankind has spiraled downward ever since. I have studied the scriptures at length and researched upon research because I could not come to reconcile the way women were treated. I have come to understand that Jesus did not condone the treatment of women; instead, there are several instances in which he stood up for women in scripture. That was against the major cultural beliefs of the time and even his male apostles had the nerve to criticize him for showing mercy and favor to women who were considered to filthy and unclean. There was the woman at the well who was a known prostitute who he spoke to at length even asking her to draw water for him. This was a huge no no back then. As you said, he stopped another from being stoned, praised another for showing him honor when everyone else criticized him for doing so. He healed a woman from constant bleeding and he did have several female disciples. The book of Ruth is contained in the Scriptures. No, it was no God or Jesus who degraded and subjugated women it was mankind. In my research I have found time and time again instances where men manipulated the scriptures, misinterpreted their meanings, and outright lied about Jesus’ words and instructions in order to keep women subservient. God never intended any of his children to be bound to slavery to another. Humanity broke his perfect plan and all of us have been paying for the consequences ever since. Do not buy into what humanity presents as God, or Christ because they have manipulated it to serve themselves and not others. God loves all his children and his anger is kindled against those who hurt or abuse another for their own selfish pleasure or profit. These people will stand accountable for the evil they have helped to spread and promote the decay of creation. It took me decades to find peace concerning the issues between women and God until I realized there were no issues that existed between the creator and his daughters. Instead, the issues, problems, crimes and heinous behavior existed between men and women. Men who wanted to maintain control of women used scripture as a bat to bludgeon the women into submission and they will answer for that. So many have misused scriptures and claimed to be “doing God’s work” to propagate evil and death and the gender issue is among the most long lived throughout all of human history. I understand all your questions, for they were my own and my anger seethed against God in my youth until I learned the truth. Cecilia, keep asking questions, continue to explore your beliefs because God can handle it. He created us with inquisitive and curious minds so he expects us to ask questions. Those who dare to thrust criticism at you for this behavior had better read how God handled Job’s critical “friends”. There is a very steep price to pay when humans choose to use God or his scriptures to hurt another of his children.

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I love this. I love how you question. I no longer take the texts of the bible to be held true other than some historical facts, maybe. As they have been translated too many times and not correctly. But I left faith years ago. There are other texts that are of that time. Less distorted most likely. But religion itself truly distorts this is my opinion. I simply wanted to say I love how you question and this poem. I always love your words. -CC

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