With these interpretations of God’s words, society as a whole has held women back. This is caused by the forbidden fruit from the tree of knowledge and because Eve gave Adam the fruit, women have been held in responsibility for all of man’s mistakes. It also forced God to punish mankind with an ending life. This confirms why women have been discriminated on by men throughout time in religious scripture.
It is possible the deceitful ways of women were brought about by the treatment women typically received in scripture and society. One example of disregard was with Lot and his daughters. In Genesis 19, the men of Sodom gathered around Lot’s house, and asked that he bring his two guests out so that the men can “know” them. To “know” is interpreted as a desire to rape the visitors. Lot offers his two virgin daughters to the angry mob instead. (www.religioustolerance.org)After he did this deed, Lot is regarded as an honorable man and was saved when the city was destroyed. This deed did more harm than good by allowing people to think it was ok what he did.
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