Faith Forum: Should women be allowed to be clergy?

There are 2 comments on the Mar 24, 2013, Reno Gazette-Journal story titled Faith Forum: Should women be allowed to be clergy?. In it, Reno Gazette-Journal reports that:

As women are equal partners in the society, should not they be equal partners in the religion also? Don't women deserve full and equivalent participation and access in religion? Can't they disseminate God's message as skillfully as men? Are not men and women equal in the eyes of God? Should the religions/denominations maintain the status quo on ... (more)

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College Point, NY

#1 Mar 24, 2013
In only Buddhism did Lord Buddha also choose female disciples who were also skilled in teaching Dharma to the masses! Only Buddhists have the
1) Therigatha, a book describing the attainment of Nibbana of women!
2) Itivutaka - a book written by the Lay servant women who was deemed one of foremost lay women in the sasana!
3) a woman can aspire to become a Buddha!
4) a woman can become a mother of Buddhas!
5) a woman can be anything she wants!
whereas Jesus only taught men, the Jains don't think women can get enlightened, Hindus restrict women severely in marriage and don't like daughters.

College Point, NY

#2 Mar 24, 2013
Every girl in Buddhism is treated by Buddha and the holy daughters of The Lord, as if she is the ONLY child, a daughter of Buddha is not competing with anyone!

This goes every Buddhist -- male or female! You're the ONLY child of Buddha.

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