Statistics from the Gender Relations survey indicate a slightly higher preference by male respondents for female leadership styles that are "quietly powerful" compared with the female respondents who tend to prefer a "feminine and assertive" style in female leadership. Overall, men are close to equal in their preference of feminine and quietly powerful leadership styles for women.
"At the center of the Greek outlook lay an unshakable belief in the worth of the individual man. In centuries when large parts of the earth were dominated by the absolute monarchies of the east, the Greeks were evolving their belief that a man must be respected not as the instrument of an omnipotent overlord, but for his own sake. They sought at all costs to be themselves, and in this they were helped by the nature of their country...
"The Greeks did not invent law or originate the notion of i t. Codes of law existed in Babylonia when the Greeks were still little better than savages, and the Mosaic Law of Israel is also ancient. But Greek law, which emergged in the 7th century BC, differed from these in several respects.
1) Greek law was not intended to carry out the will of an omnipotent monarch or of a god; Greek law aimed entirely at improving the lot of mortal humans.
2) while earlier systems could be changed at the will of a king or priesthood, Greek law was usually based on some kind of popular consent and could be changed only by being referred to the people for their approval.
3) Greek law was expected to secure life and property for all members of a society, not just for a select group of leaders or priests. "
"Classical Greece," Great Ages of Man, Time/Life Books. 1965.
The recent online survey of gender relations seems to indicate a need for change. This chart presents some of the findings from the 1000 respondents on what may be needed.
After prayer today in the chapel at St. Sophia Cathedral I was able to gently study the two great icons on the left in the chapel. This is what was revealed to me:
One icon held Moses and Jesus under the Holy Spirit and the other held the crowned Virgin Mother on a white throne under two cherubs (the Intercessor).
Moses held the rod and Jesus held the Word. Mary held baby Jesus and the rod.
Both were very powerful representations of spiritual knowledge to continue to study and continue to learn.
"You shall appoint magistrates and officials for your tribes, in all the settlements that the Lord your God is giving you, and they shall govern the people with due justice. You shall not judge unfairly: you shall show no partiality; you shall not take bribes, for bribes blind the eyes of the discerning and upset the plea of the just. Justice, justice shall you pursue, that you may thrive and occupy the land that the Lord your God is giving you.
"You shall not set up a sacred post—any kind of pole beside the altar of the Lord your God that you may make—or erect a stone pillar; for such the Lord your God detests."
The Holy Bible (Tanakh): Deuteronomy 16:18–22
Maureen Kris is educated in advanced spiritual studies, political science and international relations. For more details please visit: http://brentwoodspiritualstudiesinstitute.org/maureen-kris-bio.html