Despite in the west there is a stereotype saying "The west treat women well and none west treat women like crap"and further stereotypical view in regards to how the none west treat women e.g. the stereotype of "Asia is a society where the husband is like a King and wife is like a servant, while the west in comparison treat women as equals" In reality, very frequently while conducting objective study to the issue, not only do we find, there are 0% element of truth to any of these stereotype, For example most westerners who been to East Asia would tell you the whole concept of "Asia is a society where the husband is like a King and wife is like a servant, while the west in comparison treat women as equals" is nothing more then a bunch of bullshit, invented by racists people, some went further saying "In fact, in comparison, to East Asia, the west got much catching up to do, to East Asia, in regards to the maturity of gender equality" and this was even more the case, prior to today, for example, many western elites during the 18th century, such as Benjamin Franklin and Thomas Jefferson, praise Asian husbandry, saying western husbands got much to learn from East Asian husband
Now, we are not going to evaluate whether the claim of "Asia is a society where the husband is like a King and wife is like is like a servant" is true or not, nor are we going to evaluate whether the claim of "the west got much catching up to do, to East Asia, in regards to the maturity of gender equality"to be true either, this is just something that is important to point out, because when we start flaw of how bible treat women there are going to be people start saying "Oh yeah? If you think we treat women bad, then you should go to the none west, which treat women even worse", so we need to point out, the idea of "The west treat women well and none west treat women like crap" and "Asia is a society where the husband is like a King and wife is like a servant, while the west in comparison treat women as equals" are nothing more then stereotypes invented by white supremacists, to sustain the idea of white people are superior, a concept they very much invented out of thin air.
Now having said that, within the bible the status of women, is even lower, then that within the stereotype of "husband is like a King and wife is like a servant", it goes as far as inferring the idea that "a wife is the property of her husband to do as he please and the wife is less then just the servant of her husband, but the slave of her husband, to do as he please, even if the husband tell her to eat rat poison to kill herself, she must do it." and despite the bible says a husband should not be harsh with his wife, it didn't specify what it meant by "not harsh" and the bible also wrote if the wife accidentally touched the penis of another man, while helping her husband to fight another man, the husband must then cut off his wife's hand, meaning, what the bible consider as "not harsh" is still very harsh, it also said if you fancy the wife of others, just defeat them, then you can take their wife as your own.
As a result, until the turn of 19th century, men pimping out their wife, to other men, is not an uncommon practice and till the 19th century, men selling their wife, in public auctions, within the market, is a common practice in many western country. Behavior like these only become outlaw, by 19th century, (which is probably one of the reason 18th century, western elite think the husbandry in Asia was better, considering such behavior is never legal in known East Asian history)
And during the middle ages, stealing another man's wife is much easier, unlike today, where you actually need to try to get her to start liking you and left her husband, back in those days, you fancy another man's wife, all you need to do, is able to defeat him and then that man's wife, is now rightfully your's regardless to whether she wants to (and not necessary even the other man's wife, if he wants, he can simply have you as his mistress or make you a prostitute, with him as your pimp) And if you think it is always the scene of two knights dual over a woman, it is not necessary the case, it might just as well be a rich man, using his financial wealth to defeat another man and take his wife via force, thus, those romantic scene from the romance novels, girls like so much, where a young couple very much in love and very happy together until a rich old Count who fancy his wife, took his wife via force and there is nothing the husband can do about it and that is still a romanticized version of this story, when that happen in reality, the taken woman, probably only get to be a mistress, or worse, been sold off in the market or been forced into prostitution.
So, what are further reason women should worship Satan and Anti Christ over Yahweh. Read the following two previous post of this blog that explain, what is the Anti Christ and what is Satan
Having said that, let's take a look at some of the bible passages, that infer such behavior is the right thing to do.
"When men strive together one with another, and the wife of the one draweth near for to deliver her husband out of the hand of him that smiteth him, and putteth forth her hand, and taketh him by the secrets: then thou shalt cut off her hand, thine eye shall not pity her." (Deuteronomy 25:11-12)
"But I would have you know, that the head of every man is Christ; and the head of the woman is the man; and the head of Christ is God." (I Corinthians 11:3)
"For the man is not of the woman; but the woman of the man. Neither was the man created for the woman; but the woman for the man." (I Corinthians 11:8-9)
"Behold, here is my daughter a maiden, and his concubine; them I will bring out now, and humble ye them, and do with them what seemeth good unto you: but unto this man do not so vile a thing. But the men would not hearken to him: so the man took his concubine, and brought her forth unto them; and they knew her, and abused her all the night until the morning: and when the day began to spring, they let her go." (Judges 19:24-25)
"Let the women learn in silence with all subjection. But I suffer not a woman to teach, nor to usurp authority over the man, but to be in silence. For Adam was first formed, then Eve. And Adam was not deceived, but the woman being deceived was in the transgression." (I Timothy 2:11-14)
"Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as unto the Lord. For the husband is the head of the wife, even as Christ is the head of the church: and he is the saviour of the body. Therefore as the church is subject unto Christ, so let the wives be to their own husbands in everything." (Ephesians 5:22-24)
"Let your women keep silence in the churches: for it is not permitted unto them to speak; but they are commanded to be under obedience, as also saith the law. And if they will learn any thing, let them ask their husbands at home: for it is a shame for women to speak in the church." (I Corinthians 14:34-35)
"A silent and loving woman is a gift of the Lord: and there is nothing so much worth as a mind well instructed. A shamefaced and faithful woman is a double grace, and her continent mind cannot be valued." (Eccles. 26:14-15)
"A shameless woman shall be counted as a dog; but she that is shamefaced will fear the Lord." (Eccles.26:25)
Likewise also that women should adorn themselves in respectable apparel, with modesty and self-control, not with braided hair and gold or pearls or costly attire, but with what is proper for women who profess godliness—with good works. Let a woman learn quietly with all submissiveness. I do not permit a woman to teach or to exercise authority over a man; rather, she is to remain quiet. For Adam was formed first, then Eve; ...
Wives, submit to your own husbands, as to the Lord. For the husband is the head of the wife even as Christ is the head of the church, his body, and is himself its Savior. Now as the church submits to Christ, so also wives should submit in everything to their husbands.
And so train the young women to love their husbands and children, to be self-controlled, pure, working at home, kind, and submissive to their own husbands, that the word of God may not be reviled.
Wives, submit to your husbands, as is fitting in the Lord.
Likewise, wives, be subject to your own husbands, so that even if some do not obey the word, they may be won without a word by the conduct of their wives, when they see your respectful and pure conduct. Do not let your adorning be external—the braiding of hair and the putting on of gold jewelry, or the clothing you wear— but let your adorning be the hidden person of the heart with the imperishable beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which in God's sight is very precious. For this is how the holy women who hoped in God used to adorn themselves, by submitting to their own husbands, ...
Case Study: Abuse inside Christian marriages – a personal story
Case Study: Abuse inside Christian marriages – a personal story