A man approaches a woman at a party.
“Would you have sex with me for one million dollars?”, he asks.
“Well, I suppose.”, she answers, shyly.
“How about for five dollars?”, he asks.
“Hrmph! What kind of woman do you think I am?”, she asks, quite aghast.
“We have determined that!”, he replied, “Now we just need to determine your price!”
This story has been attributed to a number of men, from Albert Einstein to Benjamin Franklin to Winston Churchill. Regardless of who said it, this story perfectly describes the current kerfuffle being raised in women’s sports, Hollywood and modelling.
Continue reading “Of Actresses and Models, Grace and Sympathy.”
Since I “took the red pill” a few years ago one of the unfortunate side effects has been a more distinct dislike of people. Not just women, but people in general. I think its due to the fact that the red pill makes you more aware of peoples BS and how crappy humanity can actually be. Not that it was a big secret before, but as you start to see the stuff women get away with and the white knights/cowardly men who allow them to get away with it, combined with the way the current system is stacked against normal, masculine men, it makes you more jaded and frustrated.
Red pill sites will tell you that anger is one of the “phases” of the red pill men go through when they final swallow it and start accepting reality. Some guys get stuck there, I guess, and are mad at the world for the rest of their lives. For a Christian it can be especially difficult because we are commanded to love one another and even to love our enemies. How can you do that when you have such disdain and anger towards the people around you. When you hear people saying idiotic things that grate on your nerves, or see them acting like fools so much so that you just want to go punch them in the mouth?
As a Christian I have to remind myself sometimes that Jesus, the master whom I am trying to model myself after, knew everything about the people he spoke to. Every awful thought, every awful thing, stuff that I would never and could never know by just seeing a person or even talking to them. Every dark secret, ever addiction, every horrible thought in the human mind is known to him – Yet he loved us. So much so that, despite knowing all the ugliness we possess he died in our place for our sins.
If he loved us so much, knowing so much about us, then I should be able to show some of that same love towards others, even though it may be difficult, shouldn’t I?
As Christians I think we all know and understand that everyone has sinned and nobody is perfect, yet it can be difficult to remember this fact when you have stupidity, hatefulness and ignorance directly in your face.
Maybe part of spiritual maturity is being able to hold it together and love people knowing they can sometimes be turds. I know I can be one sometimes, but that doesn’t keep Christ from loving me.
Over the weekend I celebrated my 22nd anniversary with my wife at Disneyland. It was enjoyable, if not surprisingly hot trip, with temps in Anaheim reaching over 90 degrees. Maybe its a sign of age, but this is the first time in any of our many trips to the park that we had to duck into somewhere and sit for a while to cool of and collect ourselves! That being said, its amazing what a 15 minute break in the air conditioning will do for you. To top it all off there was a Halloween event going on that I didn’t know about, but would explain why it was so difficult to find a hotel room. The one we got was an awful place in what can only be described as the literally butt-crack of Disneyland, and I will never, ever return! I’d rather walk six miles to the park and back than stay in that creepy place again!
That story, however, is not the point of this post (thanks for reading though)! Upon our return Sunday morning we crashed and slept in early only to wake up and find ourselves in needing to prepare for the birthday party of one of my nephews. The little guy is five years old now, and despite my dedication to hanging out with family I would have stayed home and slept, but my wife promised to bring some food, so we had to go. It was a good time and afterward all the family members headed out around the corner to grab some food from a great little pizza place around the corner.
This is where things started to get interesting. To me, at least.
Continue reading “A Double Standard…”
Have heard this song before, saw the video today. It doesn’t seem like it could be possible, but with God all things are possible. Let us pray that love DOES break through.
Woo hoo! Robert Plants new album, Carry Fire is out! I love hearing new stuff from RP, who could never be pinned down to a single genre! I highly recommend it! Though he is getting older, his voice is still great, and I am really hoping I can see him when he comes to L.A. early next year!
Enjoy the first track on YouTube:
Buy the album here on Amazon!
There are several Christian women I know of who at least view my blog every so often (you know who you are!) and for those ladies, and any other Christian lady who has an outlook on submission and obedience that is counter-culture not only to worldly culture but church-culture (ie: True submission, not rebellion as the world teaches or ‘rebellion-lite’ like most churches teach) I submit this question:
What was your turning point?
Sure there are some women out there, raised by parents who followed the biblical model of wifely obedience and submission, who were sickened by the rebellion that has been taught to young girls for the past 50 years. Maybe it was never a problem for you to accept the biblical model when you got married, it was jus what you knew.
Maybe you were raised by such parents, but fell into rebellion in your youth, having been told by society that no man should have authority over you. That you should “follow your heart” and the fact that you can think for yourself meant you didn’t need a man to do anything thinking for you. What brought you back? What changed your mind?
Maybe you were raised in a very liberal family who taught you “empowerment”, women’s rights, moxie and all the other buzzwords for rebellion they use out there. Maybe you became a Christian later in life and escaped the churchian teaching to obey your husband, but only enough so that he feels he is in charge of something, and only enough so you can feel better about being a “submissive and obedient” wife because your not actively throwing fits and degrading your husband in public.
Maybe your not a Christian at all but just like the idea of a strong man having authority over you. Maybe you get sexual pleasure out of it, or maybe you just like the feeling of comfort knowing you have a mind of your own, but that someone else is responsible for what goes on in your home and your life. Someone with a plan (most of the time), someone who will take charge and relieve you of that burden.
Any input? Stories you’d like to tell? Advice? Use the comments below!
I like Jethro Tull a lot. Not many bands have a certified “rock flute”. This is a great version of a great song that I think maybe describes a lot of what’s going on in the churches now days. I didn’t post it as a religious statement, though, but because its a great song, and I really enjoy Ian Andersons little comment at the beginning about the guitar strings being a bit of a bother. Enjoy!