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Feminism + Chivalry = Modern Conservative

The sad thing is, this rot has even infiltrated Christian elementary schools; back in 2009, I learned that children were being taught in my local denominational school that it was okay for girls to hit boys, but not for boys to hit girls. I told the young children who were telling me this that nobody should be hitting anyone, and that their teachers were wrong.


David Marcus has a new post up at The Federalist demonstrating that modern conservativism is feminism with a chivalrous cherry on top.  From We Must Still Keep Teaching Our Boys They Must Never Hit Girls (emphasis mine):

Several years ago while at a barbecue, an old friend who is a liberal feminist and I were watching my 4-year-old son play with her 4-year-old daughter. Eventually there was some dispute over a water gun that led to shoving. Almost simultaneously my friend cried out “No shrinking violets” to her daughter as I yelled “We don’t hit girls” to my son.

It was an interesting moment, because I realized that my friend was absolutely right to teach her daughter not to back down from confrontations with boys. But I also knew that I was right to tell my son not to push or hit girls. These two ideas are both correct…

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Posted by on February 13, 2018 in Uncategorized


God spoke to him about the holy threatpoint.


3 Likewise, wives, be subject to your own husbands, so that even if some do not obey the word, they may be won without a word by the conduct of their wives, 2 when they see your respectful and pure conduct. 3 Do not let your adorning be external—the braiding of hair and the putting on of gold jewelry, or the clothing you wear— 4 but let your adorning be the hidden person of the heart with the imperishable beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which in God’s sight is very precious. 5 For this is how the holy women who hoped in God used to adorn themselves, by submitting to their own husbands, 6 as Sarah obeyed Abraham, calling him lord. And you are her children, if you do good and do not fear anything that is frightening.

— 1 Pet 3:1-6, ESV

Complementarian Gary Thomas went to…

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Posted by on February 11, 2018 in Uncategorized


Politics as Religion


A few recent articles have made the point that political positions can function as religion: a totalizing story of sin and sacrifice which gives some sort of meaning to existence. First, there Ta Nehisi Coates with a theory of original sin:

What does the philosopher teach? His philosophy can be summed up in a passing phrase from “Between the World and Me”: “I… felt that the galaxy was playing with loaded dice.”

It’s a passing phrase, but a concept that suffuses his work. At a cosmic level, existence itself is slanted against the flourishing of black people. Chance is not really chance. We already know how history will unfold before it happens: black people will suffer because of white people. That’s what being black means. That’s what being white means.

Here is New York Magazine asking if intersectionality is a religion 

It posits a classic orthodoxy through which all…

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Posted by on February 9, 2018 in Uncategorized


More “Religions”


I previously posted on politics as religion.  Here is yet another example:

Siegel: Liberalism has taken on a religious aspect. It’s a belief system, and not a system that represents political interests. Liberalism is seen as a source of grace, in religious terms. It is hard to talk to people, when you are effectively suggesting they are not among the blessed (or, to use Thomas Sowell’s phrase, the ‘anointed’), that they are in fact mistaken. Trump is wrong about many things, but you can argue with Trumpism. But it is very hard to argue with contemporary liberalism, especially in its West Coast incarnation.

Just prior to the Super Bowl, the Washington Post wrote on football as Tom Brady’s religion. This is nothing new. The Aztecs played a purposefully religious: “The Aztec ball game had a lot of ritual significance. It was mean to mirror the ball court…

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Posted by on February 8, 2018 in Uncategorized


Circumcision and sensation


Philosophies of a Disenchanted Scholar

Male circumcision, loss of sensation

“Circumcision also ablates junctional mucosa that appears to be an important component of the overall sensory mechanism of the human penis.”

Arguably the most important structure.

Of the female partner’s (sub-par) experience

The difference in sexual behavior in men is the real reason.

Rise in ED in other studies, check.

Rise in masturbation (read: needing porn), oral, anal and anal with other men, all expected.

Needing lubricant is the big deal, that fact alone would increase the risk of STDs it supposedly prevents.

Women, and adult men who knew both, preferred the natural, complete set.
Well, yes, that’s how we evolved, well done.

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Posted by on February 4, 2018 in Uncategorized


Stop telling women that God will give them husbands later if they delay marriage now

Spot on.


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Dalrock blogged a splendid post about people who claim that there is a shortage of “good men”. He says that if there really were a shortage of good men, then people who want women to actually get married would be telling women not to delay marriage, but to instead get serious about marrying early, when their ability to attract husband candidates is at its peak.

Dalrock writes:

We can see the same pattern in Dr. John Piper’s recent post Why Are Women More Eager Missionaries?*  Piper explains that missionary work has become a pink ghetto:

…the actual situation among most evangelical faith missions is that between 80–85% of all single missionaries are women. It is a rare thing, like two out of every ten, for a single man to make missions his life’s vocation, which results in the overall statistics being that one-third of those…

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Posted by on February 3, 2018 in Uncategorized


Leading *is* serving.



In my last post I pointed out the pattern of complementarians defining headship as service in practice, and leadership in theory.  Dr Raymond Force puts this into numbers as 99% service and 1% leadership, but the message is that leadership is to be minimized to the greatest extent possible without outright denying leadership.

But there is another problem, and this is the very framing that asserts that leadership and service are at odds, and that any time a husband leads/decides he is by definition not serving.  The reality is that leadership is a form of service, and is a heavy weight the husband bears.  That wives are being taught both by feminists and by complementarians that a husband exercising leadership is claiming (male) privilege at best, and in practice is really a form of abuse, only makes this burden heavier for the husband and makes submission harder for the…

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Posted by on February 3, 2018 in Uncategorized