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Critique Of A Blogpost Essay

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So I found this article via a Facebook friend. The following comment is what I wrote on that friends wall. I felt it only appropriate to allow the author to read and respond to my criticism.

So, as black man who's, currently, very irreligious but was a Christian for 15 years, my perspective on this article may be different from that of the author's. While I think the author of this article has internalized the patriarchy inherent to many religious circles (be they Christian, Jewish, Muslim, etc), I disagree with the author even more on her understanding of the Bible. There are 4 things in particular that really irked me about this article.

1. The author totally misunderstands the story of ...view middle of the document...

To accept this woman's argument that women should wait and respond says that the man, in pursuing the woman, is in the position of power and the woman's role is to respond to the man's use of his "God-given power." And this relates to my third point.

3. The author is really arrogant! If you accept that God is omnipotent and omniscient and you accept that God created you, then you also accept that God created your freewill. And you also accept that not even God is powerful enough to go against your freewill. For this I call your attention to Deuteronomy 30:18-20 which says "This day I call the heavens and the earth as witnesses against you that I have set before you life and death, blessings and curses. Now CHOOSE life, so that you and your children may live and that you may love the Lord your God, listen to his voice, and hold fast to him. For the Lord is your life, and he will give you many years in the land he swore to give to your fathers, Abraham, Isaac and Jacob." Even in the Old Testament God makes reference to the fact that you have a choice and...

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