As most of you know, I work in an elementary school, and *your* tax dollars go directly to my imposing my liberal mindedness on your future leaders, and on occasion, even though we’re a public school, the Bible comes into play. The other day in the 7th grade classroom, there was a discussion going on about the role of women before they were afforded so much as the right to vote. When students were asked why women were not allowed to vote, the answer most of them said aloud was that “Women are inferior.” No matter what the question was about why women were not allowed to do this or that, the answer was always the same. FINALLY, I had to pipe in and correct them about what they were saying. Women were never inferior, they were, however, CONSIDERED inferior by men. I explained that in American society, because it was based strongly on Judeo-Christian morality, women were held to their more “biblical” roles of mother and wife. We talked quite a bit about this, and why it could be. What it boiled down to was that men have wanted, and still want as much power as they can get. It’s a given. The Bible is a “Goddly” endorsement of their rights to that power. The Bible was written, and subsequently translated, by men. I doubt very seriously that anyone here has researched the ancient writings, or learned Aramaic so that they could check the accuracy of what we’re *told* is the of God. Men wanted it to be this way. They wanted to be the king of their castle, and they didn’t want any competition from within their family. Women were to be submissive objects, who live and die on the whims of the men. Anyone who has experienced multiple churches and different pastors knows that everyone gets something totally different from each and every part of the Bible. It’s like a tool you would expect to find in Ms. Cleo’s psychic hotline HQ. It’s so vague, that you can teach almost anything you want from it. Forget the true meaning! What’s *YOU’RE* agenda? That’s what you preach. The Bible is nothing more than a sham document created for the purpose of luring the masses to follow people who otherwise would be nothing more than peons in the world. Remember the “campfire” stories? The ones where it’s never the same when it gets around, either because details were left out or people intentionally changed it? The Bible’s the same thing. Just a campfire story with a God complex.