Tuesday, May 1, 2018
Christianity and Abuse
Religion gets even worse:
Christian leader Paige Patterson, former President of the Southern Baptist Convention, and head of one of its seminaries tells a woman to accept abuse from her husband!
So she got black eyes this time.
What did Patterson then say?
Paige Patterson said, "And sure enough, he [husband] did. She came to church one morning with both eyes black.
And she was angry at me and at God and the world, for that matter. And she said, “I hope you’re happy.”
And Patterson said, “Yes ma’am, I am...I’m sorry about that, but I’m very happy.”
Patterson was happy because he saw the abusive husband in the back of the church!
This is so immoral and revolting--for him to tell her to accept abuse! Oh but a happy ending NOT. Contrary to what Patterson claims, the end doesn't justify the means...accept abuse so that eventually your husband will change.
We've heard this before in human relations: Waterboard (or other forms of torture) and you will rescue innocent people from terrorists...bomb hundreds of thousands of innocent civilians, and you will rescue others in the future...refuse equal treatment toward others and you will be blessed by God, ETC. ad nauseam....
American Christians often go off the deep end into unethical, unjust, unequal beliefs and behaviors, BUT Patterson's speech has definitely reached an abyss, a low below low.
How hellish to state that some forms of abuse aren't that bad, and that a woman ought to submit to abuse and obey such a husband and stay in the same house with him.
This sounds like the Muslim university professor here in California who defended the Quran's statement that husbands ought to beat their wives.
When I strongly protested, he explained, ah, but the beating is only a "light" beating, not a harmful one.
Good grief. More and more religion is showing its toxic character. Of course, it has in the past...it's only repeating.
Even a little abuse is far too much!
Stand up against toxic, abusive religion...
And seek the Good, the True, and the Just,