Of course Pastor Dave assured me that I am not banned, I just can’t come to their website and insult them anymore. I have to stick to exegesis. I keep forgetting to ask my husband what that word means – since they think he is in charge of my spiritual development. Lately Don seems to be falling down on his job and not explaining these things to me.
Seems that Pastor Dave was especially offended by a comment that I made and he would not post it, and then he had to write me:
Join the discussion in a scriptural and godly way or walk away. I’m tired of you coming in and lobbing insults time after time. If you have no better arguments than insults, then there might be other sites at which you will be happier blogging.
I tried to find the insult in the words that I had written him. See if you can find it.
There were 182 comments arguing over whether or not women could be preachers. Reminds me of when my Baptist Sunday school teachers guide said that “Jews loved nothing more than to go to the marketplace and argue over whether or not women had souls.” Then I asked him how many of his readers would like 182 comments on their scriptural qualifications.
I keep trying to get through to Pastor Dave that 182 comments on whether or not women are scripturally qualified to serve our Lord, is an insult to women. (comments are now closed)
It appears that unless I agree with them, my comments are insults. What thin skin they have. I guess this is because men don’t a history of having to defend themselves, like women have had to do since time began. Men haven’t been hunted down and called witches and burned at the stake. They haven’t had to go to church and sit in a pew while they are told that they are incomplete Christians.
Would you believe that Pastor Dave banned my words from his blog, but he wrote me three emails chastising me. I guess he thinks he can do that because he is a pastor and I am just a woman in need of correcting. Maybe he forgot that it is my husband who is supposed to correct me.
He even told me that if he came to my blog that you, dear readers, would be mean to him, even though his readers were not mean to me. I think 182 comments about women is pure meanness, directed at all women.
Of course I did manage to use my favorite phrases. Some are just too good not to use. I asked him to remember that the farthest thing from Saul’s mind as he walked down the road to Damascus was that he might be wrong.
And then I asked him “what if the shoe was on the other foot?” He self-righteously replied that he hoped he would be gracious about it and accept what God had decided. He might not have liked it when I told him that he wouldn’t be gracious about it. He would be looking for loop holes in that argument, and I told him that women have found a bunch of loop holes in their argument.
Yesterday morning I reminded him that Jesus told the Pharisees that their law had become more important than the people. They couldn’t heal on the Sabbath, and it was people that would be hurt by this law. So I asked him: “Are you a Pharisee or are you a Jesus follower?”
We appeal to people on whatever level we can. I am not a pastor, I don’t know Greek, but I do know human nature. I do know that Jesus was for the people. People just like me. I do know that one of the great things that Jesus had against the religious Jews of his day, was that they had forgotten the people. I think he would look these Pastors in the eye and tell them the same thing. “You have forgotten the people.”
Will you join me in speaking up for “the people?”
I recommend Suzanne’s Bookshelf for more on what we have been discussing, including my blog “They’ve stolen Jesus! Tell us where he is and we find him.”