Were Were the Women Disciples?

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Were Were the Women Disciples?

"Women Disciples" cartoon by nakedpastor David Hayward

Cartoon Disciples: A group of women is asking Jesus, "We don't understand why you had so many dedicated women disciples and were weren't included among the 12 and hardly even get mentioned at all!" Jesus points to a group of men who look caught and are writing the scriptures and says, "Ask them."

I think Jesus had a bunch of followers and that many, if not most, were women.

But the men who wrote the gospels and formed the earliest Christian communities felt compelled to make Jesus appear to be what they believed were the fulfillment of Old Testament prophecies.

This included the 12 men representing the 12 tribes of Israel. 

Every once in a while though important information leaks out revealing that something else was the case. Like the woman at the well. Or the woman caught in adultery. Or the Syro-Phoenician woman. Or Mary Magdalene. Or the women followers of Jesus who were probably his main financial supporters briefly mentioned in Luke 8.

But, the men were building something and the women had to get out of the way.


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  • uit-ci.org

    Today, while I was at work, my sister stole my iphone
    and tested to see if it can survive a thirty foot drop, just
    so she can be a youtube sensation. My iPad is now destroyed and she has 83 views.

    I know this is completely off topic but I had to
    share it with someone! https://uit-ci.org/index.php/2013/12/28/palestine-history-of-a-colonization/

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