My friends, you are going to love this one. Responding to my post about Mark Driscoll, Michael wanted me to answer a “few” points that he thought worthy of discussion. I started to answer them thoughtfully and respectfully (why do I never learn?), until I get to this point:
6. (this question might come across as biting, and I don’t want it to, I am honestly curious and I would love it if you answered honestly) How much of your interpretation is simply your preference due to your life experience? I came across your website not through the front page, but as a deeper link through Google, but after a quick glance through a couple of posts, I noticed much of your differences with the bible revolve around its patriarchal tradition. Have you been spurned by a significant man in you life?
Don’t let the “tone” of his comments fool you. There is derision behind that remark. This is such an old, worn-out, put to bed argument about women coming from fundie men that frankly I’m sick of hearing it. And these men wonder why feminists like me are angry. In one stroke he devalues a woman’s thought, her arguments, and her reason and blames all of her life experiences and years of education on “being spurned by a man” as if that is the defining moment of her life. And he could tell this from a cursory glance at my posts, he says.
I almost, almost came close to returning to church this weekend, that is until Micahel very graciously reminded me why it was that I stopped going. Thank you Micahel for “saving” me from that church hell again.