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She's a real Biblical Woman

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by TigerVols, Oct 28, 2012.

  1. TigerVols

    TigerVols Well-Known Member

    ...and yet, the Bible-beaters are upset by a woman who lived a year following (a little at a time) all the restrictions on women as outlined in the good book.

    http://www.tennessean.com/article/20121028/NEWS06/310280077/Author-lives-biblical-woman-?odyssey=tab%7Ctopnews%7Ctext%7CFRONTPAGE&nclick_check=1
     
  2. Greenhorn

    Greenhorn Active Member

    Interesting that she is from Dayton, Tenn.
     
  3. dixiehack

    dixiehack Well-Known Member

    Her first book was called Evolving In Monkey Town.
     
  4. TheSportsPredictor

    TheSportsPredictor Well-Known Member

    The Christian bookstores won't sell it because it uses the word vagina: http://www.slate.com/articles/double_x/doublex/2012/10/a_year_of_biblical_womanhood_rachel_held_evans_followed_the_bible_and_wrote.html
     
  5. Matt1735

    Matt1735 Well-Known Member

    There is a quote in that story:

    “No complementarian wants to bring back the Old Testament purity laws.”

    Yet, the Old Testament purity laws from the same book are the most often cited by the whack jobs who argue that the bible is against gays.
     
  6. Inky_Wretch

    Inky_Wretch Well-Known Member

    Inspired by AJ Jacobs, I guess?
     
  7. cranberry

    cranberry Well-Known Member

    So you need to take the Bible literally except when it doesn't square with what you want it to say. That explains a few things.
     
  8. Boom_70

    Boom_70 Well-Known Member

    5 1/2
     
  9. Matt1735

    Matt1735 Well-Known Member

    Congrats, you have figured out religion as it has developed in this country.
     
  10. Buck

    Buck Well-Known Member


    I loved Jacobs' book.
     
  11. Inky_Wretch

    Inky_Wretch Well-Known Member

    I did too. I've been meaning to pick up his latest about being a fitness freak.
     
  12. Buck

    Buck Well-Known Member


    Is Rachel Held Evans going to poach that idea, too, and rewrite it for an evangelical audience?
     
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