10. A man’s place is in the army.
9. 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.
7. Man was created
before woman. It is therefore obvious that man was a prototype. Thus,
they represent an experiment, rather than the crowning achievement of
6. Men are too emotional to be priests or pastors. This is
easily demonstrated by their conduct at football games and watching
5. Some men are handsome; they will distract women worshipers.
To be 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
3. 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.
2. 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 the Church.
1. 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 take.
(found on Maggi Dawn’s blog)