Why is it that at the foot of the cross there were only woman, even though Jesus had 12 apostles who were men?
It has nothing to do with blind faith and everything to do with love and a meaningful personal relationship with the savior. Think of which three women were there carefully. His mother, Mary, his aunt Elizabeth, as well as Mary the mother of James and Joseph, Salome, Mary the wife of Clopas. and Mary Magdalene.
Of course his mother would be there, and his aunt. Mary the mother of James and Joses, who had followed him from Gallilee. Mary Magdalene had been a harlot, and He forgave her. There is not much better to a sinner than the feeling of forgiveness. For the rest, they had followed faithfully for so long, it must have been heartbreaking to watch. I imagine they were horrified.
These women obviously had reasons for being there. If it were blind faith, that would have to mean they had never learned anything from him, or did not have a personal reason for their presence. A personal reason could be friendship, greatfulness for his teaching etc. So you see all hd a personal reason for being there as they had all been touched in some way by the Savior.
The accounts of those there differ slightly depending on whose book you read. There are four. Probably some did not see all and all did not see some. Matt 27:55-56 Mark 15:40-41 Luke 23:49 John 19:25-27
Also, you read this in one of these four accounts. Who do you think wrote the accounts if not the desciples? They were there too, at a distance, afraid for their own lives. All but one of them was eventually martyred.
Great question. Hope this helps.
To really understand the gospel story, you have to recognize that it's a symbolic fiction and not an historical account.
Jesus represents the New Israel. The disciples represent the old ways, which is why they are depicted as bumbling fools who never get it, and which is why they abandon him at the end. The old Israel was a male dominated society, which is why women play a dominant role at the end of the story. The crucifixion represents the destruction of the Jewish temple and the effective end of Judaism (from the perspective of the gospel writer). The resurrection represents the emergence of a new faith loosely based on the old, rising from that destruction.
John was not a woman and he was there. 25Near the cross of Jesus stood his mother, his mother's sister, Mary the wife of Clopas, and Mary Magdalene. 26When Jesus saw his mother there, and the disciple whom he loved standing nearby, he said to his mother, "Dear woman, here is your son," 27and to the disciple, "Here is your mother." From that time on, this disciple took her into his home. John is Identified as the disciple whom he loved. .
because women were the carers and the men were the followers (not in a bad way) the women were the 1 hu cared for jesus and they are there at the foot of the cross to sybolize that he is injured the women are there to help and the men remain strong in his hoours before death
toadaly, millions of believers would disagree with the statement that you make saying that the biblical account(s), are either symbolic or fiction...
I, as well as multitudes of others believe them to be true accounts, of what actually happened.
It was the women who took jesus in and fed him when he had no money, the women who visited his tomb first and the women who always supported him. Jesus was, by our modern definition, a feminist.
Men follow Power and Women follow the emotions. The power looked like it was gone and punishment was happening. No man wants to hang around and take their lumps. They weren't beating the women
the women stayed until the end. through the horror of the death. and yet, in many faiths, they still can't be ordained/