The Harlot v. the Godly Woman

I just ran upon this image on facebook. It is from the website Dan’s Pulpit, and compares the “Harlot” to the “Godly Woman.” Have a look:

[Image has been removed due to website updates. Image showed a “harlot” on one side and a “godly woman” on the other side. The “harlot” had brown hair, bangles, hoop earrings, something in her mouth, and tired eyelids. The “godly woman” had blond hair, a wide bright smile, a heart on her purple sweater, a white skirt, high heels, a single bracelet, and a Bible under her arm.]

I was going to get all in depth examining all of the implications and issues involved here, but then I found myself short on time and thought instead I’d hand it over to you all to dissect. So, what do you think? What all is going on with this sort of contrast? If you spent time as an evangelical or fundamentalist, how have you seen this contrast between the Harlot and the Godly Woman presented?


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About Libby Anne

Libby Anne grew up in a large evangelical homeschool family highly involved in the Christian Right. College turned her world upside down, and she is today an atheist, a feminist, and a progressive. She blogs about leaving religion, her experience with the Christian Patriarchy and Quiverfull movements, the detrimental effects of the "purity culture," the contradictions of conservative politics, and the importance of feminism.