Reasons Why Men Should Not Be Ordained
A man's place is in the army.
For men who have children, their duties might distract them
from the responsibilities of being a parent.
Their physical build
indicates that men are more suited to tasks such as chopping down
trees and wrestling mountain lions. It would be "unnatural" for
them to do other forms of work.
Man was created before woman.
It is therefore obvious that man was a prototype. Thus, they represent
an experiment, rather than the crowning achievment of creation.
are too emotional to be priests or pastors. This is easily demonstrated
by their conduct at football games and watching basketball tournaments.
men are handsome; they will distract women worshipers.
an ordained pastor is to nurture the congregation. But this is
not a traditional male role. Rather, throughout history, women
have been considered to be not only more skilled than men at nurturing,
but also more frequently attracted to it. This makes them the obvious
choice for ordination.
Men are overly prone to violence. No really
manly man wants to settle disputes by any means other than by fighting
about it. Thus, they would be poor role models, as well as being
dangerously unstable in positions of leadership.
Men can still
be involved in church activities, even without being ordained.
They can sweep paths, repair the church roof, and maybe even lead
the singing on Father's Day. By confining themselves to such traditional
male roles, they can still be vitally important in the life of
In the New Testament account, the person who betrayed
Jesus was a man. Thus, his lack of faith and ensuing punishment
stands as a symbol of the subordinated position that all men should
--Dr. David M. Scholer
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