Okay, how about God creates female first and then takes a rib from her to create man? How would things be changed? What would be different? Would the female be dominate? Or would the male exert his physical prowess over her as history already has shown? Would the male eat the fruit first this time? Would a woman kill her sister over God's acceptance of the other's offering while rejecting her own? Would the messiah come from the royal line of Queen Davida? Put your thoughts down.
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I don't think that the creation order made that much difference. She was created from the rib to be his equal, not from his head to rule or his foot to serve. I wasn't until the fall that women took the serving role. Even then, the man and woman have always had complementary roles. If women were the more aggressive historically, the survival of the race might have been in jepordy. A given community can far more easily recover from male losses than they can female.
Besides that, there have been plenty of matriarchial societies. Even there, women tend to channel their aggression through male accomplises. Wemon warriors have been known throughout history, but they have always been rare. I don't see how anything would have been different without fundamentally changing human nature.
There are those who say that no true story ever ends.[br]There are others who say that there is only one true story and we are all a part of it.
Theologically it does matter for the very ancient communions. Man is made in body from the earth, but woman is a refinement of man, not vis versa. Gender has theological implication. You mess with that and you mess with God's revelation of Himself.
I believe women would be dominant over men because everyone would recognize their authority as being firstborn. Jesus would have been born as a woman. But, as seraphim said, "Gender has theological implication. You mess with that and you mess with God's revelation of Himself," God wouldn't have been able to show Himself in a woman because of the gender problem.
It is an interesting idea but it breaks down when it comes to Jesus.