Women and Intelligence

It seems that there has been for many years a debate over the origins of the human race.  I have never made any secret of my personal belief that we are created in the image of God, both male and female.  I have also never made it a secret that I believe what the Bible says concerning the order, means, and days of creation.

When the Bible tells us God created the stars, planets, moons, the plants, the animals, then the man and woman in six days, then I believe that is what God meant.  I know some view me as being of lesser intelligence because of that, but the non-theist who holds to the theory of evolution seems to be of lesser intelligence in my mind.

I have written on the matter of Creation in previous articles on this blog.  If you desire to read them you may go to Fire and Hammer and click on the category Creation, or click on either of these links to find days 1-4 of Creation.

The reason I am writing this article is because I received the weekly email from Answers in Gensis (AiG), and they had read an article from “Answers” magazine dealing with the book by Darwin, “Origin of the Species”.  In the book he gives reference to the “Inferiority of women”.  Darwin, as many of you know supported the view of “Survival of the fittest” and women are not the fittest according to Darwin.  They have apparently survived because the men have always protected them.  From what I have read, that seems to be his implication. 

According to the article:

“According to Charles Darwin, the central mechanism of evolution is survival of the fittest. In this concept, inferior animals are more likely to become extinct while the superior ones are more likely to thrive.1 The racism that this idea has produced has now been both well-documented and widely publicized.2 Less widely known is the fact that many evolutionists, including Darwin, taught that women were both biologically and intellectually inferior to men.”

And the reason “women are inferior to men”?

“women were less evolved than men, and because of their smaller brains, they were “eternally primitive,” childlike, less spiritual, more materialistic, and “a real danger to contemporary civilization.”3

Why do many women support the idea of evolution when the “father of their faith” believed women to be inferior.  The Bible begins by putting the woman [Eve] on equal par with the man [Adam].  Both made in the image of God.  Adam was the head of the woman because he was created first, and that is what God ordained.  It in no way makes man superior, and the woman inferior no more than, as a man, the General is superior to the private.  Only in order of rank is the General superior.

Like men, there are many women who are very intelligent; and there are some men and women who need much help when it comes to intelligence.  When it comes to God and Creation, anyone who believes all we see, touch, hear, feel, smell and taste “just happened”, needs help.  Anyone who believes that those things which cannot be seen, touched, heard, felt, smelled and tasted, such as the atom, “just happened” needs help in the area of intelligence as well.

I am not the most intelligent man, but I have enough to know that anything that has order, design, and purpose had a designer.  I also know that Designer to be God when it comes to the Creation.  I also know that there are many women, most of them as a matter of fact, who can survive quite well without a man.  However, where would the world be without the two loving and caring for each other?  Especially as God has designed it.

-Tim A. Blankenship

8 thoughts on “Women and Intelligence

  1. Amanda,
    Thank you for your comment. I do not know to what you are referring.
    Was that something I wrote, or what?
    I went and reread the article, and I didn’t see that anywhere.
    If that was said that is a gross error. Eve was made fromt he rib of Adam.
    Thanks again.
    T.A.

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  2. TWOM,
    Hi! again.
    If you are your own god, then, there is no supernatural. “Magic” however is only a sleight of hand. Any human being can learn tricks to deceive, and become quite good at it.
    We can all make a god in our own image. I think that there are billions of gods in the world because of that. However, my God made me in His image, and due to sin that image has become marred, and scarred. God in His love came down in the person of His son and died for all mankind. That includes you.
    You have sinned TWOM, because you do not recognize the God who made all things. You sin by claiming you have not sinned. Yet He loves you, and He is alive that all who will believe in Him might live too.
    Jesus Christ the Son of God died on a cross for our sins, was buried and He rose again.
    If you will confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus, and believe in your heart that God has raised Jesus from the dead, you will be saved. For with the heart you can believe unto righteousness; and with the mouth your confession is made unto salvation.

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  3. Hi TimA.,
    There is no magic or supernatural…God and Jesus depend on magic to ‘be’
    Show me, or prove magic to me, and I will believe in God.
    Jesus did not die for my sins…I have none. Well if you believe in very old Jewish myth…I may have a few. 🙂
    The whole sin and redemption thing is not created by God it, evolved from man…Paul specifically.
    God is made in our image.

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  4. twom,
    If you are saying that the sayings of Jesus contradict, you are mistaken. They are only from different perspectives of the witnesses who penned it down. They are all correct.
    Just as four witnesses seeing an accident, standing on different corners of the street, they will tell a bit different story. All telling the truth of course.
    God is still working to complete the house of David. It is not over yet.
    From what I have seen and read there are more and more of the scientist, confessing that “evolution just don’t add up”, and that “there must be a designer”.
    Anyone who doesn’t want to believe the truth will call the truth a lie. The only Truth is Jesus Christ, crucified for our sins, buried, and raised to life again.
    God is good, and He is also holy, righteous and just. He judges evil, and is just in however He chooses to do it. Can the clay say to the potter ‘You can’t do that to me. My life is my own.”?
    As far as Elijah’s being carried into heaven, as you mention in your post, Jesus’s words are of a man going up in his own power and accord. Elijah went up as the Bible says, by a whirlwind. No woman or man can enter heaven of his own volition.
    Judas died just as the Scriptures say, he hanged himself on a tree limb over a bluff, the limb broke, and he plunged to his demise among the rocks.
    I will admit that I don’t have all the answers, but that the word of God is truth, without any errors in thought, principle, and deed. None of the verses you give show contradiction, but only confirm a hatred for God. Yet He loves you.
    The truth is that we are all evil sinners, and Jesus Christ is the only answer to our evil hearts. His followers endeavor to treat all people, atheist, pagans, all races, women, orphans, all children with love and respect.
    I don’t know what kind of life you have grown up in, but God loves you and in His Son Jesus so do I.
    Jesus Christ died for your sins, was buried, and rose again. Believing Him, trusting only in Him is the means of receiving eternal life.
    T.A.

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  5. “If in actual fact Caesar Augustus did not really order a census while Quirinius was governor of Syria – if it turns out there really was only one Gadarene demonaic rather than two – then the entire Bible becomes worthless and every tenet of Christian faith falls flat. If one single discrepancy emerges, it’s all over. This makes Christian faith an easy target for skeptics, and drives believers to unimaginable lengths to ‘defend’ the Bible.”
    Mark Mattison, “Is the Bible inerrant?,” at: http://www.auburn.edu/~allenkc/openhse/

    You write:
    “The word of God is inerrant and infallible. You say otherwise evidently. Show me where it errs. Prove to me that it errs in one point. It was written by men inspired by God; about forty different men over a period of 1500 to 2000 years, and there is no contradiction within its pages.”

    The last words of Jesus:
    MAT 27:46,50: “And about the ninth hour Jesus cried with a loud voice, saying, “Eli, eli, lama sabachthani?” that is to say, “My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me?” …Jesus, when he cried again with a loud voice, yielded up the ghost.”

    LUK 23:46: “And when Jesus had cried with a loud voice, he said, “Father, unto thy hands I commend my spirit:” and having said thus, he gave up the ghost.”
    JOH 19:30: “When Jesus therefore had received the vinegar, he said, “It is finished:” and he bowed his head, and gave up the ghost.”
    On Famine:
    II SAMUEL 24:13: So God came to David, and told him, and said unto him, shall SEVEN YEARS OF FAMINE come unto thee in thy land? or will thou flee three months before thine enemies, while they pursue. thee?
    I CHRONICLES 21:11: SO God came to David, and said unto him, Thus saith the LORD, Choose thee. Either THREE YEARS OF FAMINE or three months to be destroyed before thy foes, while that the sword of thine enemies overtaketh thee;
    Can God be seen:
    EXO 24:9,10; AMO 9:1; GEN 26:2; and JOH 14:9
    God CAN be seen:
    “And I will take away my hand, and thou shalt see my backparts.” (EXO 33:23)
    “And the Lord spake to Moses face to face, as a man speaketh to his friend.” (EXO 33:11)
    “For I have seen God face to face, and my life is preserved.” (GEN 32:30)
    God CANNOT be seen:
    “No man hath seen God at any time.” (JOH 1:18)
    “And he said, Thou canst not see my face; for there shall no man see me and live.” (EXO 33:20)
    “Whom no man hath seen nor can see.” (1TIM 6:16)

    How did Judas die:
    “And he cast down the pieces of silver into the temple and departed, and went out and hanged himself.” (MAT 27:5)
    “And falling headlong, he burst asunder in the midst, and all of his bowels gushed out.” (ACT 1:18)

    Ascending to Heaven:
    “And Elijah went up by a whirlwind into heaven.” (2KI 2:11)
    “No man hath ascended up to heaven but he that came down from heaven … the Son of Man.” (JOH 3:13)

    When is the Second Coming:
    MAT 24:34 Verily I say unto you, This generation shall not pass, till all these things be fulfilled.
    MAR 13:30 Verily I say unto you, that this generation shall not pass, till all these things be done.
    LUK 21:32 Verily I say unto you, This generation shall not pass away, till all be fulfilled.

    Is this how a real God thinks and acts?
    EX 7:1, 14, 9:14-16, 10:1-2, 11:7 The purpose of the devastation that God brings to the Egyptians is as follows:
    to show that he is Lord;
    to show that there is none like him in all the earth;
    to show his great power;
    to cause his name to be declared throughout the earth;
    to give the Israelites something to talk about with their children;
    to show that he makes a distinction between Israel and Egypt.

    Is this the thinking of a real God?

    There are hundreds and hundreds more…

    You write:
    “Jesus Christ did more for women than anyone else in history.”

    ‘His’ Bible did more to enslave women than any other book in history, and that’s a fact…although the Muslim’s are creeping up on Christians.

    You write:
    “Darwins theories do not hold up to science, they are wild speculations, and cannot in any way be proven.”

    You haven’t been keeping up. Every day evolution fact gets stronger. People who are saying otherwise are lying.

    There are literally millions of pages of university and college research and research organizations and professional websites out here in the ‘ether’ that prove Darwin, I’m sorry I can’t bring them all here. 🙂

    You write:
    “Churchianity, not Christianity has been guilty of many abuses, which God has not approved of. No Christ like individual can continue in rebellion and sin against God.”

    The Catholic Church is arguably the most corrupt and evil church ever seen on the face of this earth.

    All churches, and their leaders and followers, down through history have sinned. Christianity (and most other religion) is full of stories of downright evil. They (Christians only here) are caught up in a mass-delusion that some old Hebrew myths mean something. Check Jewish history against histories…of all…the other countries and societies of the time and place. The Jews enjoyed no more…or no less…of success as a country or religion. They were conquered and beat-back time and time again…there was no God behind them.

    God left them alone…

    God promises that David’s throne would last forever.
    “Your house and your kingdom will endure forever before me [b] ; your throne will be established forever.’ ”
    2 Samuel 7:16

    How did that work out?

    There is exactly the same degree of possibility and likelihood of the existence of the Christian God as there is of the existence of the Homeric God. –Bertrand Russell

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  6. wordofme, are you afraid of using your real name?
    Jesus Christ did more for women than anyone else in history.
    Women stand equal before the cross of Christ. We are all condemned apart from Christ.
    Darwins theories do not hold up to science, they are wild speculations, and cannot in any way be proven.
    Churchianity, not Christianity has been guilty of many abuses, which God has not approved of. No Christ like individual can continue in rebellion and sin against God.
    The word of God is inerrant and infallible. You say otherwise evidently. Show me where it errs. Prove to me that it errs in one point. It was written by men inspired by God; about forty different men over a period of 1500 to 2000 years, and there is no contradiction within its pages.
    Read the books of the evolutionist and they all contradict one another little lone themselves.
    Thanks for your comment.
    T.A.

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  7. You write:
    “Why do many women support the idea of evolution when the “father of their faith” believed women to be inferior. The Bible begins by putting the woman [Eve] on equal par with the man [Adam]. Both made in the image of God. Adam was the head of the woman because he was created first, and that is what God ordained. It in no way makes man superior, and the woman inferior no more than, as a man, the General is superior to the private. Only in order of rank is the General superior.”

    I disagree with your statement above:
    “And a man will choose…any wickedness, but the wickedness of a woman…Sin began with a woman and thanks to her we all must die” Ecclesiastics, 25:18, 19 & 33.

    “And I find more bitter than death the woman whose heart is snares and nets, whose hands are fetters. He who pleases God shall escape from her, but the sinner shall be trapped by her.” Ecclesiastes 7:26

    “As regards the individual nature, woman is defective and misbegotten, for the active power of the male seed tends to the production of a perfect likeness in the masculine sex; while the production of a woman comes from defect in the active power….” Thomas Aquinas, Summa Theologica, Q92, art. 1, Reply Obj. 1

    “Let the woman 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.”–1 Tim. 2:11-14

    One bible verse alone, “Thou shalt not suffer a witch to live” (Exodus 22:18) is responsible for the death of tens of thousands, if not millions, of women.

    The Christian (and Islam also) church has denigrated and keep women in a subservient position since the beginning of their organizations. The church teachings *alone* are responsible for making women 2nd. class humans in our world.

    The church was also responsible, until recent times, for the continuing evil of human slavery. All God or Jesus would have had to do was make one statement against slavery in the Bible and it would have stopped.

    Religion is not the rosy Disneyland dream that you would like it to be…it has always been both good and bad.

    You write:
    “women were less evolved than men, and because of their smaller brains, they were “eternally primitive,” childlike, less spiritual, more materialistic, and “a real danger to contemporary civilization.”

    One of the great things about science is that it is self adjusting…as more knowledge is accumulated it will change as the real evidence becomes available. Darwin’s views about women were proven wrong, but his science of evolution has been proven true. “Don’t throw out the baby with the bathwater.”

    The Bible and religion has no such saving grace…when it is proven wrong by the revealed evidence of science, its adherents start blathering about “Biblical inerrancy” or “revealed word of ‘God’” and just go into denial. They have staked their intellectual life beliefs on a story that only goes back about 6,000 years and refuses to believe there was anything else happening in the life on our planet.
    twom

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