Why Women Are Rebelling Against Religion and Religiosity… Unveiling The Power Woman in Christ:
Religion squeezed power, autonomy, freedom, independence and rights out of women by consistently assigning a passive role in the society and places of worship to every woman who comes under the influence of religion. The reason for this is as painful as it is sad – religion, being male-made, is male-centric.
Religion doesn’t count women as humans. The Old Testament said “he who finds a wife finds a good THING…” Note how a wife (woman) was called a THING. I took time to study that word THING in its original context and I discovered that it was literally translated from the Hebrew word דָּבָר • (davár) which means OBJECT OR THING. This is also the root word for Objectification – the concept of the sexualization of women 👭. So religion literally believes that a wife is a sexual object bought by her husband to bring him sexual pleasure and by extension bear him children. Even Africa’s cutest pastor believes that women are God’s after thought creation and not necessarily God’s original idea. It’s on YouTube. I won’t call his name. That’s how low religion and religiosity reduced our mothers, wives, sisters, daughters and friends.
The gendering of religion – Judaism, Islam and Religious Christianity – is oppressively male.
The coming of Christ restored the dignity of women and for the first time, we realize that in things of the spirit, there’s neither male nor female. We are born of the spirit and we worship in spirit and in truth so we seize to pay attention to carnal things like a person’s gender or age. We embrace ourselves as equals before the Lord who poured out His blood for the forgiveness of our sins.
The idea that God is an old white man sitting on a huge golden throne is chauvinistic, sexist, racist and ageist.
God is neither male nor female. He is a spirit. Spirits are gender-less.
God is neither white nor black, He is a spirit. Spirits don’t even have skin and thus, no skin color.
God is neither old nor young, He is a Spirit. Spirits don’t grow old. Spirits don’t even have beards. So God doesn’t have grey hair and long grey beards. Erase that picture off your small mind. Your mind cannot picture God. Stop trying to paint a picture of the One who made the heavens and earth. That picture is bigger than you. Just embrace His love expressed in Christ.
Women who discovered the difference between being in Christ and being in religion are seizing religion by his balls. They are expressing their freedom in Christ by going against the dictates of religion to fulfill their purpose in life. This is why we now have huge global ministries led by women. Religion can no longer box women with its laws. Every woman – married, single, divorced, with or without any male child, with or without any child, widowed, separated, wounded or healed – every woman, can now FREELY pursue their dreams and achieve them.
The few women who have rediscovered their dignity in Christ are braving societal and religious limitations to LIVE AGAIN.
Call them rebels or call them deviants, one thing you can’t call them are prisoners – because they have set their minds and spirits free through acquiring a higher knowledge.
This is why it seems that women are rebelling against religion – they regained the power, autonomy, freedom, independence and rights which religion once squeezed out of them. They now live above religious and traditional limitations.
My life is filled with these highly intelligent women as wife, mothers, sisters, friends, staff members and business partners. I call them the 9th wonder of the world – The #PowerWoman. They soar.
~ Charles Awuzie.