Women Keep Silent!

Women Keep Silent!

"Women Keep Silent" cartoon by nakedpastor David Hayward



Some will say Paul didn't write this.

Others will say if he did he didn't have a wife.

Others will say whoever wrote it wasn't inspired by God but his by personal view of women.

Others will say whoever wrote it was a part of the New Testament's push towards a  more liberated view of women and was ahead of its time even though it was still stuck in a patriarchal worldview.

Others will dismiss it all as hopelessly sexist. 

Some might find this funny.

In any case, this verse, and a couple of others, have been used to silence women to the detriment of everyone, including the church.

It's about writing and using scripture to fulfill our own personal agendas.


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