Hello. It’s me. ^ The Vicar’s Daughter. Which you probably know already because you can probably read. At least, I assume you can read because otherwise you probably wouldn’t be on a very texty blog. And by texty, I mean it has lots of text. And you have to read to see read lots of text, so yeah… Anyway, I’m rambling.
So, Mum asked me to write this blog post about why I didn’t go to church today. To be honest, there’s quite a few reasons, but I mainly didn’t go because of the CofE’s vote against women bishops.
It’s fudgenuggetingly stupid, because 2012 is supposed to be not sexist, right? Like, urghhhh. And I mean, it wasn’t even like the synod couldn’t go for the majority, they had to have THE PRECISE NUMBER. And they only lost it by six votes. What surprised me even more than the fact that they voted against it, was the fact that almost all of the bishops voted for it (according to Mum, anyway), and it was the House of Laity or something like that (who are like average churchy people apparently) rejected it, meaning they lost the vote.
Basically, the synod are being stupid for not just going with the vote because the majority voted for women bishops, which is A LOT MORE PEOPLE THAN WHO VOTED AGAINST.
Now you’re probably wondering why on earth this kid cares. I care because if we’re stuck in an age in which women still aren’t able to do whatever the hell they want to do with their job, then we may as well go back to the Elizabethan times when a women was treated like property. As a female, I think that it should be an equal right. Whatever gender you are the only thing different about us is the fact our bodies are different. What about the women who would be amazing at being a bishop? What about them? I know for a fact that someone close to me, who would’ve been, probably, one of the first women bishops and they might not ever manage to be now. My mother is a vicar herself, and suppose she wanted to escalate to being a Bishop instead of a priest, surely she should be able to. It’s ridiculous that the church is still being sexist. It’s ridiculousness in true form that anybody is still being sexist.
This is the 21st century: wake up, sweetheart.
P.S. If anybody is wondering what the other reasons were: it was sleep.
P.P.S. Just kidding. That was a joke. Now laugh. *pokes*
P.P.P.S. I do still believe in God, and trust in him. I don’t believe or trust in the Church of England right now, however.