1 Timothy 6:20-21

Today’s Crazy Bible Verse Tuesday verse comes from the book of 1 Timothy in the New Testament.

“Timothy, guard what has been entrusted to your care. Turn away from godless chatter and the opposing ideas of what is falsely called knowledge, which some have professed and in so doing have departed from the faith.” – 1 Timothy 6:20-21

The King James Version specifically mentions science.

“O Timothy, keep that which is committed to thy trust, avoiding profane and vain babblings, and oppositions of science falsely so called: Which some professing have erred concerning the faith.” – 1 Timothy 6:20-21 (KJV)

Now why would the authors of the Bible tell you to ignore what science shows and state that science is false?  Oh yeah, because science shows the absurdity of most stories in the Bible.  If people listen to science, they’ll no longer believe the Bible and will no longer be under the control of the few select men in power trying to control the masses.

The Bible tells us a massive flood killed everyone except for 7 people (might be off by one or two here, but the point is still valid) that re-populated the Earth.  The Bible tells us two people populated the world in a different story (told two different ways mind you!).  Both stories require incestuous relationships to re-populate the Earth.  Science finds no evidence of a flood and common sense says two people can’t populate a planet.  The Bible doesn’t want you to believe this so it tells you science is evil and will send you to hell.  What do you think?  As for myself, I’m not listening to the delirious delusions of a few mad men in ancient times looking to gain power and rule over the masses.

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1 Timothy 2:11-12

As I work through each chapter of the Bible in chronological order, I’ve decided to mix up my blog with a specific Bible verse now and then.  I started last week with my favorite Bible verse, Ezekiel 23:20.  Today I want to focus on 1 Timothy 2:11-12.  Before stating the verse, I want to point out that this verse is in the New Testament, after the arrival of Jesus.  Therefore, it can’t be dismissed by saying Jesus arrived to wipe clean the slate of old (Testament) laws as many Christians are fond of doing.

“A woman should learn in quietness and full submission.  I do not permit a woman to teach or to have authority over a man; she must be silent.” – 1 Timothy 2:11-12

Misogyny rules in the New Testament too!  It doesn’t get worse than this.  This letter from Paul directly tells us that women are to sit down and shut up.  Learning and teaching are for men and men only.  If a man wishes to teach a woman, he may, but the woman is not allowed to ask or learn on her own.

To be clear, these are not the words of Jesus, but the words of Paul.  However, Paul supposedly directly heard and was spoken to by Jesus.  Paul is living his life exactly as Jesus wants him to.  From the rest of the New Testament verses, we are to take this as the direct word of Jesus through Paul.

Again, I wish more people would read the Bible and see the nonsense such as this that it contains.  How a female, and any male who cares about the equal rights of women, can read this and still believe is beyond me.