I was curious and looked into it myself. Yes, that's the passage that not just you but many interpret to mean that women are more easily deceived. I wouldn't go so far as to say that might therefore make you a misogynist. But, it does read into it more than what the passage states. (As one article I read said, "It's a myth.") And I think it's important to note that it wasn't something Jesus said. Elsewhere, Paul distinguishes what Jesus said from his own opinions (in response to questions that had come back to him from new churches). That is, although enlightened, Paul was a mortal like all the rest of us, perhaps infusing personal experience or cultural bias into some of his responses? In this case, while he is using what happened in the Garden as justification for women to not teach, he did still say "a woman" had been deceived. And if my Bible is correct, it appears "a man" was, too! And I'm glad you quoted from Ephesians, because there Paul does exhort *mutual* love and respect. Still, to me the final authority on the subject is Jesus, who made no such comparisons between men and women and Who, even when during His time on earth "the law" was still in effect, *stood up* for women, who were not treated equally at the time - though not necessarily because of any of GOD's commandments. Well, for instance, Jesus mentions one example (re adultery), where Moses took it upon himself to change things. Well, I'm no authority. That's all just my own opinion. Thanks for responding. :)
When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the Universe.
~ John Muir
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