Blog news #1: I finally got around to cleaning out the moderation cache that’s piled up since my hiatus. As blogging has been a “learn as I go” experience, I’ve been kind of playing this by ear. I was impressed by the level of discourse I found when I first came on the blogosphere and have been pretty light on discussion moderation as a result. But in view of the average discussions around the net now and what was in the moderation cache, I’ve decided to start carrying a chainsaw more often. I like discussion, even when there’s a honest and respectful disagreement expressed of me and others, but if things get too troll-like or disrespectful, I will not hesitate any more to deal with it. This goes along with:
Blog News #2: I cleaned up the blog roll, and will be changing it around some more in the next few weeks. As the focus of this blog has been more dealing with what the Church has become by wandering outside of Christ than specifically “manosphere” type things, I will be changing some links around to reflect that. A big part of the problem is due to the snake named Feminism being held unchecked within the Church. Consequently, a lot of “manosphere” topics get discussed as it relates to the Church as a whole, and will continue to get discussed. But it seems things have gotten too pigeonholed in some respects.
As a result (again with the “play it by ear” stuff), I’ll be a whole lot more judicious with them than simply doing it because someone blog-rolled this site. Any sites there, when completed with this process, will fit more with the intended mission of the blog (though the caveat is always there that what is written is their own opinions and I may agree or not agree) and hopefully can position the blog more properly. As always, any suggestions are always welcome for this as well as the Recommended Reading section.
On to links: One of the new additions is JayBee’s Pancakes and their relatively new blog. I don’t know if this person has a TAFKA designation or not that we would know, but this person’s first two posts have been good: The Beam In Both Eyes – What Is the Curse of Eve?
(other links – a little sparse since a lot of my usual haunts have been dormant for a while, and others have been discussed/linked to in previous posts)
Dalrock: Latest Divorce Rate Chart from 2012 State of Our Unions – What if a wife doesn’t regulate the couple’s sex life? – A Tale of Two Beaches – Selling Divorce To Children – The Feminine Imperative Revisited – Lowering The Boom, A Testimonial.
Dark Brightness: How The State Wants Us To Live Is Not How We Should Live – Death and the Christian damsel. – TC, comments, stats – Obey God, Not the nation. – De facto Nullification (or Ghetto up, Church!). – Be sober: the ferals are drunk. – Misogyny == you won, I’m just going to yell at you.
Feminism is Empathologicalism: Pizza the Hut Ate Himself to Death – Her rebel yell, “Moore, Moore, Moore”, “Russelling” up a secular edition – The morality of the lie of omission (mentir….”to lie”) and living a lie – A one sided conversation with Dr. Moore – Moore on Submission (and an epiphany) – Making Joel and Kathy Proud, the Alpha and Omega of churchian frivorce
The Woman and the Dragon: Is there a perfect age to find a husband? – Sour-grapes spinsters demand your congratulations. – On slutty behavior and moral agency – Sunshine Mary’s third pearl of wisdom: Don’t be a quarrelsome shrew. – Manosphere Mythology: Do men only cheat on wives who are fat and frigid? – Temptation: Can men and women be friends? – Sunshine Mary’s Second Pearl of Wisdom: don’t take advice from snakes.
This is more a post than a comment, but I tend to save different things that really hit a home run with me. I don’t know if I end up with enough to make it a regular feature, but here is this one:
The heart and mindset behind this could be one who “is a lover of themselves, rather than a lover of God.”
Many women in our culture are told they can be and have whatever they want and are actively encouraged to pursue anything they want (and that “nothing should ever stop them”), while men are simply told to work hard and make women happy. It is very unbalanced teaching.
A woman who is a lover of herself, rather than a lover of God will twist and conform God, His will, His scriptures, and everyone around her into things that serve and affirm her, and achieve her purposes. She does not want to conform herself, her mind, her will, or her emotions to the desires of God, His will, and His scriptures. She thinks God (and men) exist to serve her purposes. So, she will pick-and-choose which scriptures she wants to believe and will rationalize and justify herself from disobeying the rest. She will then try to apply the entire Bible to everyone else as she sees fit! She is self-focused, desiring things that will ultimately please her (not focused on obeying and honoring God or others around her for their benefit over hers), and she feels she has God’s permission and blessing to pursue anything that makes her happy, even if it might hurt, dishonor, or inconvenience others (though, I’m not certain she is aware of or cares about that much.)
All she knows and cares about is that “God wants to make her happy” (which isn’t even mentioned in the Bible.) She likes hearing all the requirements that God places on men to love, serve, protect, and “provide” for her, and these things probably seem to confirm that she “deserves” “God’s best” (or everything that she desires to have). Since she recognizes these commands God places on men, she then feels those men “owe” her what she desires, and so they must “obey” God (or rather her). Any men who fail to give her what she wants are probably seen as “disobedient sinners” who are not “godly” or “holy” enough for her (because she believes that her will is God’s will).
I could add a few bits of commentary linking to posts describing these things in more detail, but really all that needs saying is just how dead-on this description is of the modern state of Churchianity today, especially Marriage 2.0.
(I’ll hopefully do a straight preaching post sometime this weekend and then pick back up with Dobson afterwards)