So this morning I received an email from 'emergent women' - I have some interest in the emergent church, and they mentioned a blog - I have an interest in blogging and being part of the conversation, so I clicked on it.
Bad idea. Very bad idea.
I began reading ... and came upon ideas from the 'new reformers' if you know who they are. A major 'plank' in their theology is the idea of complimentarianism... which means, put simply, men on top. It isn't so much their view - I am all about freedom of views - but their certainty that those with other views are not Biblical, heading toward or in immorality, and on the outside.
Life is only known as it is experienced. My mountain of abuse in these arenas is substantial. It happens, then, that many feelings are triggered in my soul when I read 'christian thinking' that is legalistic, controlling, and patriarchal.
So I went for a walk in the sun to shake off the sick feeling it all gave me. This experience makes me feel displaced and hopeless.
On my fridge I have a quote from the former president of Greenland, a woman. She said, "There is no glass ceiling. There is only a thick layer of men." I would rephrase that, "There is no spiritual ceiling, only a layer of thick men."