I consider my wife to be ‘moderately feminist’. That is to say that, when held up to her other friends, she is pretty tame. She does have one friend who is a full blown, all out Christo-feminist, who goes to church and praises God and talks about the wage gap and how men subjugate women (while smoking weed and drinking and sleeping with men who aren’t her husband). Because of this I use my wife to kind of gauge where the Christian woman culture is at and where it is headed. Though she has her own issues, I see her as the typical Christian woman, or maybe even a bit better than, seeing as how she hasn’t consciously attached herself to the feminist mindset.
Over the thanksgiving weekend my son and I finally finished the fantastic game, Cuphead. If you haven’t read over my review of the game, take a look at it if you find the time. I cannot think of a game in my recent history that has been such a joy to finish. I mean, we literally screamed and jumped when that final hit to satan’s face resulted in the much anticipated “KNOCKOUT” flashing across the screen! Though I think some of the earlier levels were much more brutal, the final boss, ol’ Beelzebub himself, did not disappoint in its difficulty and weirdness!
Now that the game is done (with the exception of replays on….gulp, expert mode) I look back on it, along with my recent play through of Return to Castle Wolfenstein.
Whine, bitch, moan….
“I don’t need you!”
“I’m an adult!”
“I have a voice!”
“I have a say!”
Husband: “Fine, have it your way.”
Wife: “You don’t love me anymore!”
Note: If this doesn’t apply to you, good.
Look, women are herd creatures. They tend to follow the popular crowd. That’s why we have things like fashion trends and why, when Ellen or Oprah endorses something the manufacturers can hardly keep up with the demand. When the queen bee gives her stamp of approval on something it suddenly becomes all the rage and nearly everyone who is anyone will jump on board the trend train.
A month or so ago (perhaps a bit longer, time flies, after all) an actress came out and accused a Hollywood big wig of raping her. Since that time we have seen actress after actress after actress AFTER ACTRESS coming forward to tell their story of sexual assault, “predatory behavior” (what even is that?) and rape. I mean, forget that these alleged events took place 5, 10, 15, 20 years ago, and that despite these events these ladies continued to work with the alleged perpetrator AND other men accused of the same, or worse. Forget that there is little to no evidence beyond an accusation (though a few of the men accused have stepped forward with admissions of guilt, which will and should be tried in a court of law), and that the accusation is all it is going to take to ruin lives. The last time I checked our justice system didn’t convict on hearsay but on a preponderance of evidence. But it is precious snowflake, holier-than-god women we are talking about here, and (some) cute ones at that, so also know that stuff like evidence and facts are not necessarily required to “convict” a guy.
I’m all for sexual predators getting justice. If a guy genuinely committed a crime then, guess what, he should go to jail. No I don’t think he suffer the worstest penalty ever in the history of the planet because he sexually assaulted a lady. Why would I? Women have so devalued their sexuality and innocence that an actual crime against these virtues is now no surprise or shock. The number of false accusations and women convicted of rape themselves, particularly women teachers, has normalized rape and sexual assault from a crime that draws sharp breaths from the community into one that barely draws a “meh”. I understand it certainly is devastating to the victims of the crime (Unless they were school boys, then its not a big deal and the criminal doesn’t need to spend the rest of their lives in jail, just a year plus community service), but the fact that these women put themselves in the position to allow this to happen (yes, I just said that) makes their victimhood suspect.
“Hey, cutie, come with me, alone, into this hotel room. I ‘just want to talk'”
“Okay, all you ladies line up and take your clothes off.”
“Yeah, baby, Ill make sure you win an Oscar, just drop your panties.”
If these statements don’t come off as lending to the possibility of something relating to sex is about to go down then these women are much more vapid than I thought.
Accusations of sexual assault and rape are all the rage these days, dearie! Everybodies got one! Hurry up and make sure you get yours before they go out of style!
So after thinking some things over and talking to a few people I find that I have little hope for the churches of the West. Protestant churches can’t get their act together with scripture and nobody seems to care about it or agree on what can be done to fix it.
I talked with a co-worker and my sister this morning (my sister is the secretary of the office) and I posed a question to my sister about head coverings. The point wasn’t so much about the head coverings itself, but more about why are Christians so averse to scripture that can easily be understood as literal scripture. The verses in question are 1 Corinthians 11:1-16. My question posed to her was this: “If this is a literal piece of scripture, that is, if Paul is saying that, in the churches of God women should cover their heads while they pray and men should not cover their heads because this is dishonorable, why is the idea of head coverings so offensive?”. Now, again, the question really wasn’t about head coverings, but about the fact that the scripture itself, the words in the bible, seem to indicate that head coverings MEAN SOMETHING in the church of God, and that Paul says the covering or uncovering (female or male) should be observed, why, when I point this out, are people (men and women) offended by it?
So over at another blog page (one much bigger than mine) there seems to be a battle between a few Catholic types, Orthodox types (though I guess these two are somewhat similar) and Protestant types over the “true church”, scripture and all that stuff. Important stuff, to be sure, but maybe a bit more over my head at the moment. I must admit I have done little study into Catholicism or Orthodoxy, myself being considered a non-denomination protestant (I guess, I just want to follow Jesus, really).
Part of the argument is that the Orthodoxy has had, for centuries, a clear cut vision of what scripture is and means, with rigid control by those in charge, while Protestants are kind of all over the place, with every man interpreting scripture in his own way, which has lead to confusion.
So over the weekend a couple of interesting things took place that really just destroyed any real hope I have for Christianity to recover in the West and produce some kind of revival. I won’t say completely destroyed, but certainly put a damper on what I thought was a strong possibility.
First off, while having a breakfast meeting with my dad he mentioned that he was interested in attending the meeting of a church group called The Influencers at one of the local churches in town. Now the church he is talking about is already suspect in my book because I know some people who go there who are in positions of leadership and really just should not be. Believe me when I say that these people are not at all living lives that would be good examples of Christ like living in that some of them are in outright sin. Upon looking up information on this group I became a little suspect over a few different items, the first and foremost their description of men participating in daily “journeys” that eventually would lead them to an “inner chamber” that would then lead to a “more intimate relationship with Christ”. I’ve pointed out before that some of the ladies studies and recommendations from women “pastors” have dove into weird occult like recommendations for prayer such as forming circles on the ground with objects or drawing, which is straight out of the occult and not found in scripture anywhere, I hold this to be in like manner. I can’t even see how it would be being used as a colorful metaphor for prayer and Christ-like living. The bible mentions nothing about “journeys” and “inner chambers” while walking as a Christian. In fact, the chambers analogy sounds very much like the chakra mentality of Eastern religions, which seems to have taken a foothold in modern Christianity as well with “contemplative prayer”