Feminists, in general, rail against Christianity, calling it misogynistic and patriarchal. But these folks fail to recognize their own hypocrisy. Having studied the Qu’ran, I find that it’s far more patriarchal and misogynistic than what Christianity is accused of being.
For starters, the Qu’ran allows men to have up to four wives each. Look at what sura 4:3 (anNisa’) says. “If you fear you cannot act fairly towards the orphans—then marry the women you like two, or three, or four. But if you fear you will not be fair, then one, or what you already have. That makes it more likely that you avoid bias.”
While it’s laudable to provide for orphans and women who have lost husbands, the real God frowns upon bigamy. The Pharisees asked Jesus about divorce and he gave the heavenly Father’s answer as to how many wives a man should have. Mark 10:7-9 (BBE) says, “For this cause will a man go away from his father and mother, and be joined to his wife; And the two will become one flesh; so that they are no longer two, but one flesh. Let not that which has been joined together by God be parted by man.”
Additionally, sura 4:34. (anNisa’) says that disobedient women can be beaten. “Men are the protectors and maintainers of women, as Allah has given some of them an advantage over others, and because they spend out of their wealth. The good women are obedient, guarding what Allah would have them guard. As for those from whom you fear disloyalty, admonish them, and abandon them in their beds, then strike them. But if they obey you, seek no way against them. Allah is Sublime, Great.”
But what does God, through the Holy Spirit, say men should do? Paul wrote in Ephesians 5:25 (KJV), “Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it;”
And in Colossians 3:19 (KJV), Paul admonished, “Husbands, love your wives, and be not bitter against them.”
Regarding widows, the New Testament is clear that kinsmen or the church should care for those who are elderly. Paul wrote in 1 Timothy 5:16 (KJV) that, “If any man or woman that believeth have widows, let them relieve them, and let not the church be charged; that it may relieve them that are widows indeed.”
A few verses earlier, he said widows who are young shouldn’t be put on the church list since they are likely to remarry. That insured genuine needs could be met.
I could probably write a whole book just on this subject. Instead, I’ll add this to my next book called You Think You’re Going to Heaven? Islam claims to be superior to Christianity but careful study has shown me how inferior it is, even to the Old Testament.
On Saturday, I’ll post about another song mentioning Jesus. For a few years, it was trendy for secular bands to sing about our Lord.