Originally Posted by fourgrtkidos
I am confused how women, even if you are Christian and defending your faith, do not see the undertones and influences that subconsciously tell women they are less valuable.
Well, for starters, like several of us have commented, I do see patriarchy.
But I see it everywhere. I don't see the point in scapegoating Christianity (or Judaism for that matter) for something that is caused by and perpetuated by and influenced by:
-virtually every cultural tradition on the planet
-virtually every religion on the planet (see: cultural tradition)
Yes we are in a largely patriarchal culture. Yes, we are in a largely Christian culture. This does not mean that patriarchy is caused by Christianity. It does not mean that either "Christian" or "Judeo-Christian" is a accurate or fair way to describe the patriarchal aspects of our culture.
You haven't asked a religious question. You've asked a cultural question, presumed your answer, and then presumed to blame that answer on "Judeo-Christian culture" (whatever that means).
Your not being familiar with the East or with the patriarchal traditions of non-Christian aspects of culture does nto negate their importance or unfluence.
So, yeah, I think I'm outta here. Just not interested in validating the idea that every societal ill can be blamed solely on Christianity. Especially the ones that predate Christianity by thousand of years.