Tuesday, January 10, 2012

A re-write of Genesis 3

It didn't take much to get the first couple off track and inwardly focused, and so it is today. If I could re-write the account of the fall for the 21st century it might go like this: which by the way is inspired by John Bunyan's A Pilgrim's Progress. It is far from complete and polished, but I was just too excited to keep it tucked away, so enjoy. And by the way, I am not trying to rewrite scripture, rather I am trying to bring to light the problems many Christians find themselves in. 

Did you know that in 2007 47% of Christians reportedly felt that the roles of marriage and motherhood should not be emphasized for women.
Genesis 3:1-13, adapted to a post-feminist world.
Now the feminist was more subtle and sly than the any other female of the society that the Lord God had made.  She said to the housewife, "Did God really say, 'you shall use your gifts and talents for your husband and family'?"  And the housewife said to the feminist, "We may use our gifts and talents, but God said, 'You shall not use them for others before you use them for your husband and family, neither shall you use them outside your home, lest you act un-feminine.'"  But the feminist said to the housewife, "You will not surely be un-feminine.  For God knows that when you use them for others first, your eyes will be opened and you will be like the man, knowing power and status."  So when the housewife saw that her gifts were good for power and status, and that they were good to make her wise, and that they would give her accomplishments, she used them for everything, except her home and family, and her husband encouraged her, and they made more money, and bought a boat.  Then their problems started, and they resented each other for not doing enough at home.  And they stopped having sex, and stopped talking, and he surfed porn, and she trash talked him on Facebook. Then they heard the sound of a Proverbs 31 women walking in the isle of their church, and the man and his wife hid themselves from her.  But the Proverbs 31 women called to the housewife and said "why aren't you home anymore, we used to talk often?"  And the housewife said "I see that you called, but I ignored it, I was in a meeting, and I was conflicted, because I feel empty and distant from everything, even God, even my husband and children."  She said "Why are feeling like this, have you got yourself a a job and a career?  Who told you that was good for you?"  The housewife said "The feminist she told me not to waste my gifts and talents at home and in the church and that I needed a career, and status, and my own money."  Then the proverbs 31 women said to the housewife, "What is this you have done?"  Then woman said, "the feminist convinced me, and I left my family and now I'm sorry."

9 comments:

  1. you should do more of these. it's awesome.

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  2. Thanks it was really fun.

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