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Sunday, 17 April 2016

The Heroine, Waiting Weakly and Meekly for the Hero

Now here's a bit of scriptural brilliance to conjure with, as Nathan Alberson tells us all why the Bible says you can't have female action heroes.

Except, it appears, Deborah.

And, if you don't mind a bit of Apocrypha, Judith.

I would argue that, for her bravery as a young girl - effectively abducted by a weak, idiot, king who wants the prettiest queen - Esther is a model - just not a fightin' one.

Shiprah and Puah risked their lives to save the Hebrew people - as did Rahab in her own way.

And then, of course, there's my favourite of all. Jael.

That's one in the eye for Sisera
You can argue till you're blue in the mouth that the Bible says that women can't be as aggressive, sneaky and downright violent as men, in the cause of right. But the funny thing is, the Bible itself will say you're wrong.

So Princess Leia, Rey, Katniss Everdeen - you can keep it up. You're doing a great job.

1 comment :

  1. Looks more like one in the ear for Sisera

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