It’s a popular phrase that came from the Declaration of Independence. A lot of people believe that all men are created equal. Over the years people have extrapolated that that includes women—it’s implied. I printed out the second paragraph of the Declaration of Independence. It says:
We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.
It’s a beautiful statement. It’s one that I was raised to believe in my whole life and it’s what United States law is based upon — to protect these unalienable rights. But it includes the word “Creator” and it is implied in this statement that God agrees with this statement. At least that’s how I read it.
To answer the question, are all men created equal? Hashem says yes. Are all men equal? Hashem God says no. Men are all created equal but they ascend, they change, they choose and not all men are equal and we know this. But the Declaration of Independence is a doctrine and they want to protect every man to be considered as equal and not to be discriminated against. Over the years women in the women’s movement decided to fight for their rights because they were not being treated as equals in the workplace and they wanted the right to vote so there was a women’s movement and they fought for equality. In this statement it is implied and extrapolated that men and women are created equal.
To that question, “Are men and women created equal?” Hashem God says no. “Wrong! Wrong! You’re angry at me.” Well, listen a little more. Before you get angry, put your anger on a shelf and understand that men and women according to Hashem God are distinctly different. They are symbiotic — a word that He told me when we were discussing this. He said men and women are symbiotic. In other words, they’re meant to interact and need each other and one without the other will perish.
So no, men and women are distinct and different and they are not equal. You cannot measure a man to a woman nor a woman to a man. He said, “You can measure but it’s futile.” It’s not meant to be an equality between men and women. It’s meant to be two hands together as one, embracing each other.
There’s much to talk about as far as equality. I went deeper into this topic in a Running on Love with God program. It’s not a one-word answer of “yes” all men are created equal” and “no” men and women are not created equal. It’s a discussion. I hope you will join the discussion and listen and learn because through education and love and charity we will come together and get it right and heal the world. Wouldn’t that be wonderful? God bless you. May there be peace in our world in our time. God bless you.