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Tuesday, June 27, 2006
Top Ten Reasons Why Men Should Not Be Ordained
10. A man's place is in the army.
9. For men who have children, their duties might distract them from the responsibilities of being a parent.
8. Their physical build indicates that men are more suited to tasks such as chopping down trees and wrestling mountain lions. It would be "unnatural" for them to do other forms of work.
7. Man was created before woman. It is therefore obvious that man was a prototype. Thus, they represent an experiment, rather than the crowning achievement of creation.
6. Men are too emotional to be priests or pastors. This is easily demonstrated by their conduct at football games and watching basketball tournaments.
5. Some men are handsome; they will distract women worshipers.
4. To be ordained pastor is to nurture the congregation. But this is not a traditional male role. Rather, throughout history, women have been considered to be not only more skilled than men at nurturing, but also more frequently attracted to it. This makes them the obvious choice for ordination.
3. Men are overly prone to violence. No really manly man wants to settle disputes by any means other than by fighting about it. Thus, they would be poor role models, as well as being dangerously unstable in positions of leadership.
2. Men can still be involved in church activities, even without being ordained. They can sweep paths, repair the church roof, and maybe even lead the singing on Father's Day. By confining themselves to such traditional male roles, they can still be vitally important in the life of the Church.
1. In the New Testament account, the person who betrayed Jesus was a man. Thus, his lack of faith and ensuing punishment stands as a symbol of the subordinated position that all men should take.

(I thought this blog could use a little humour. ;) )

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  • At 6/27/2006 10:23:00 AM, Blogger Annie

    I love this and agree! I always say that men are not domesticated animals.

    In the divine order, God created the angels first, animals next, man and finally woman. She was his crowning glory - for she was not formed from dirt (like the man), but from flesh and bone.

    The other point - usually Satan does not personally tempt people - he is the general - so instead, he sends his minions to do the tempting. There are, however, two instances where he makes a personal appearance to do the tempting. On these two occasions, he does not want to leave the tempting to his subordinates. One of these times is when he tempts Jesus, the Son of God. You can guess the other time.

    May God bless you indeed.

  • At 6/27/2006 08:20:00 PM, Blogger wilsford

    heh. pretty funny.

    would LOVE to see that list posted in certain special places :-)

  • At 6/27/2006 09:46:00 PM, Blogger From the Margins

    Too Funny!

  • At 6/27/2006 10:01:00 PM, Blogger Michele L

    Absolutely Love it. I am sure it would ruffle some feathers! It made me want to copy it and send it to the pastor of my church, not to ruffle, but to give him a good chuckle. I think he would laugh along. Thankfully! A very gracious and encouraging guy. Hope to see more of that graciousness in the future.

  • At 6/27/2006 11:45:00 PM, Blogger Caroline

    funny, funny!

  • At 6/28/2006 10:28:00 AM, Blogger lydia

    Feel free to repost it Wilsford (or anyone else). I actually found it on The Ooze. :)

  • At 6/29/2006 04:41:00 PM, Blogger EclecticCraze

    funny stuff!!!

  • At 1/18/2007 10:38:00 AM, Blogger ChadGramling

    I don't get it.


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