Of Actresses and Models, Grace and Sympathy.

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.

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A Double Standard…

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.

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Discussion Page: The Turning Point.

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!

 

Little Things Matter.

A lot of Christians will tell you that “the little things matter” when it comes to worshiping, praising or giving thanks to God. Many pray before each meal, to give the Lord thanks for His provisions. They say little prayers when they hear about someone in trouble, and make sure to give “glory to God” when they hear about the Lord answering a prayer.  When it comes to obedience we try to avoid “worldly” things like watching movies with excessive sex or violence. We listen to Christian music or, a most, music that is non-offensive, avoiding cursing or sexual innuendos. These “little things” matter.

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Conflict of Interest…

Why is it that Christians say they know that Gods word and the world conflict, yet they are remiss to do what Gods word says? Instead they follow the worlds word and then can’t figure out why things aren’t working out! A perfect example is a woman’s place in Gods plan for life. Millions of women are suffering from mental disorders that get classified as ‘depression’, and I have no doubt that many do suffer clinical depression from chemical imbalances and such, but how many simply suffer ‘depression’ because they are suffering due to fighting against Gods will?

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Ignorance is bliss…

It must be nice for certain people to respond to an article that is presented with things like facts, evidence, data and scripture with something as inane as “hahahahahaha”. These are the types of people of whom I have spoken about in the past, the ones that, though they see the truth, they simply cannot mentally allow their reality and what they know to change. Rather than absorb the information and develop an intelligent response their feeble minds can only arrive at the retarded, slack-jawed response of two keys on the keyboard.

It must be nice. Sometimes I wish I had much lower intelligence that I could enjoy life as a lifelong child. I mean, don’t get me wrong, I am not super-intelligent, not by any stretch of the imagination, but I am at least intelligent enough that I find the need to question things that don’t make sense or don’t seem to work. It can be to my detriment, to want to learn. To read other peoples intelligent articles and ideas and then to respond with intelligent questions and rebuttal.

If only I could leave my intelligence behind, like some of the people who happen upon my blog.

MIA or DOA

Was thinking about this yesterday on my long drive home from a software convention:

John 8:

1 Jesus went unto the mount of Olives.

And early in the morning he came again into the temple, and all the people came unto him; and he sat down, and taught them.

And the scribes and Pharisees brought unto him a woman taken in adultery; and when they had set her in the midst,

They say unto him, Master, this woman was taken in adultery, in the very act.

Now Moses in the law commanded us, that such should be stoned: but what sayest thou?

This they said, tempting him, that they might have to accuse him. But Jesus stooped down, and with his finger wrote on the ground, as though he heard them not.

So when they continued asking him, he lifted up himself, and said unto them, He that is without sin among you, let him first cast a stone at her.

And again he stooped down, and wrote on the ground.

And they which heard it, being convicted by their own conscience, went out one by one, beginning at the eldest, even unto the last: and Jesus was left alone, and the woman standing in the midst.

10 When Jesus had lifted up himself, and saw none but the woman, he said unto her, Woman, where are those thine accusers? hath no man condemned thee?

11 She said, No man, Lord. And Jesus said unto her, Neither do I condemn thee: go, and sin no more.

Something interesting about these scriptures is that I have heard a myriad of assumptions about the whereabouts of the male companion of this woman. Everything from “they let him off the hook”, to “he was probably standing right there accusing her” has been floated around by many of the pastors I have listened to.

However, I have another take on the location of our adulterous friend:

He was already dead.

From what I understand the Pharisees were pretty big sticklers on the law, though they used it to garner recognition, respect and likely money for themselves. Letting this man go, who was “taken in adultery” (meaning he was caught, along with the woman) would have likely reflected very poorly on them and as we can see by these verses they were well versed in knowing what the law stated was the punishment for this couple.

The difference, however, is that likely figured they had the upper hand by presenting a woman, whom others could likely find sympathy for, to Jesus, and using that sympathy to trap Him. Had Jesus said “Yeah, so stone her then” (which He could have, it was the appropriate punishment for the crime, after all) he would have looked like an unsympathetic and heartless fellow, while discounting her crime altogether would have put Him at odds with the law.

Her paramour, however, would not be so lucky. Likely there would have been little sympathy for a man caught in the act of adultery, and because they were caught in the act it would make sense that they would immediately pull him to the edge of town and mete out the penalty.

Run that scenario past the next person who tries to tell you how society in the time of Jesus was so misogynistic that this man, this adulterer, of who’s whereabouts are not specifically mentioned in the text, probably got off the hook because “male privilege” or some such rot.