May 3rd, 2006

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A MYSTERY OF GENDER, A MIRACLE OF LOVE
An interview with Deacon Andrei Kuraev

Vladimir Leigoda, Chief Editor of "Foma" magazine: Fr. Andrei, why is the Church so unfair to women? She is not allowed to be a priest, she has to cover her hair all the time, she has to obey her husband, etc. Why does she have to occupy such an inferior position?

Fr. Andrei: How do these catchphrases about the injustice appear? First, people are told that they have certain rights, of which they have never suspected before, and then they are declared to deprived of them. For example, a person lives at ease without CD-rom. Then suddenly, he is told that all worthy people have CD-roms, but the larcenous communist regime has robed him of the right to own one. Thus the person who’s never known about CD-rom starts thinking that his main life goal is the fight for the right to own a CD-rom. The same logic can be applied to the problem in question...

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