Bi­ble talks harshly on women’s rights

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - EDITORIAL -

There has been a lot of letters to the editor lately that quote the bi­ble to sup­port their views. In Ge­n­e­sis it is stated that be­cause Eve se­duced Adam into eat­ing the ap­ple, God willed women for all time must suf­fer in­creased pangs of pain in child bear­ing. In Ex­o­dus af­ter Moses de­liv­ered the Ten Com­mand­ments from God, he also in­cluded in­struc­tions for

the selling of daugh­ters. In Leviti­cus God tells us that a woman is un­clean for 7 days af­ter she give birth to a son, to be­come pure enough to en­ter a church it takes 33 days,

a girl means the woman is un­clean for 14 days and it takes 66 days to be pure enough to en­ter a church. So in ef­fect God and the Bi­ble are say­ing that a woman is un­clean, im­pure, prop­erty of a man and has no rights over her body. Carol Cap­per, Summerside

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