Sunday, May 01, 2011

Slavery, mitzvah, priesthood and feminism.

After the reading in the Bar Mitzvah we attended yesterday, my wife pointed me to a line of analysis that would strongly imply that the priesthood is only given to those who are truly free.

The priesthood ban reflects nothing lacking in Blacks, but rather the sin and oppression (not yet ended) that they were enduring. In that analysis one finds a similar conclusion that women not having the priesthood is more a reflection of the depth of inequality in society.

Now, that may not be the reason, but as I have read the recent exegesis on the Book of Mormon (brilliant work), I have wondered how much of that lesson about their blindness applies to us, should be likened to us.

Just pondering.

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