As a woman, I feel especially offended when lunatic feminists insult my gender with their childish stunts and laughable man-hating ideology. But now they have taken their ridiculous man hating to the BIG man upstairs, and I’m not having it.
Feminist writer Valerie Tarico wrote an article for Salon.com accusing God of raping the Virgin Mary. From her repulsive article:
Powerful gods and demi-gods impregnating human womenâ€”itâ€™s a common theme in the history of religion, and itâ€™s more than a little rapey.
Though the earliest Christians had a competing story, in the Gospel of Luke, the Virgin Mary gets pregnant when the spirit of the Lord comes upon her and the power of the Most High overshadows her.
But these encounters between beautiful young women and gods have one thing in common. None of them has freely given female consent as a part of the narrative. (Lukeâ€™s Mary assents after being not asked but told by a powerful supernatural being what is going to happen to her, â€œBehold the bond slave of the Lord: be it done to me . . .â€)
Who needs consent, freely given? If heâ€™s a god, sheâ€™s got to want it, right? That is how the stories play out.
Disgusting, right? But it gets’ even worse. This intellectually lazy woman not only claims that God is a rapist, she also implies that women want to be raped by Gods. She writes,
“Males and females of each species have instincts that maximize their genes in the next generation. Among humans, females seek the highest quality sperm donors that they can attract. They maximize the quality and survival of their children by mating with high status, powerful males.”
Tarico doesn’t just call the Virgin Mary a victim of rape; she thinks that EVERY woman in the bible were just receptacles for men.
” Many Christians are surprised when told that nowhere in the Bible, either Old Testament or New, does any writer say that a womanâ€™s consent is necessary or even desirable before sex.”
I’m sorry that our Bible doesn’t read like a romance novel Tarico.
She concludes her article by discussing rape in society today saying,
“One canâ€™t help but notice that a large number of high profile cases involve high-status males. Men, in other words, who think they are gods. Convinced of their own deific qualities, it just follows that the object of their attentions has gotta want itâ€”and if she doesnâ€™t, well, that fine too, because when Â God wants a woman, consent isnâ€™t really part of the story.”
Ms. Tarico, I’ll pray for you. It sounds to me like you could use all of the prayers you can get.