Smoke me a kipper, skipper.
"Let the women learn in silence with all subjection. But I suffer not a woman to teach, nor to usurp authority over the man, but to be in silence. For Adam was first formed, then Eve. And Adam was not deceived, but the woman being deceived was in the transgression." (I Timothy 2:11-14)
"Let your women keep silence in the churches: for it is not permitted unto them to speak; but they are commanded to be under obedience, as also saith the law. And if they will learn any thing, let them ask their husbands at home: for it is a shame for women to speak in the church." (I Corinthians 14:34-35)
"Of the woman came the beginning of sin, and through her we all die." (Eccles. 25:22)
Doesn't sound like the bible agrees that women are suitable bishops.
Maybe it's time to put it in the same library section as other mythologies.
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Should there be female bishops? It really depends on the actual role of the Church of England in the overall metaphysical situation.
If the clergy of the Church of England are receiving and passing on the Word of God, then there is nothing to debate, because the Supreme Being has spoken.
If the clergy of the Church of England are just using religion to impose their values upon the unsuspecting laity of the Church of England, then it's all b-s anyway and they might as well be fair about it and put it up for a vote. And if individual members of the church don't like it, they should leave and start their own faith. Or join some other religion. Or become atheists or agnostics or whatever.
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Another BBC article, continuing the discussion: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-20454890
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