Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Snakes in the pulpit

Dalrock and Doug Wilson observe that the "only real man in the room" preacher is engaging in a literally Satanic practice:
The Serpent knew the way to tempt Eve was to make her feel like God was holding out on her, that she was getting less than she deserved. Adam knew following Eve was a sin, but chose sin over challenging his wife. It was more important to make Eve happy than to follow God.

Belittling men feels good*, and is easy. Calling out women feels terrible, and is hard. Absent concerted effort not to fall into this rut, we will slide into it.  We will do what feels good and is easy over what feels terrible and is hard. It really is that simple.

*It feels like courage because you are calling out your own kind, a sort of vicarious self criticism. Yet at the same time it is really a way to elevate yourself above other men, as the only real man in the room. It is cowardice and arrogance that feels like courage and humility. And again it is easy. The men you are belittling will generally go along, because it makes Eve happy.

11 comments:

javaloco said...

"Adam knew following Eve was a sin, but chose sin over challenging his wife. It was more important to make Eve happy than to follow God."

One observation *I* have made on this is that Adam had a dilemma, based on the knowledge he had: live without the woman of his dreams or die with her.

Perhaps the same level of weakness and lack of trust in God, but a slightly different angle.

everybodyhatesscott said...

One observation *I* have made on this is that Adam had a dilemma, based on the knowledge he had: live without the woman of his dreams or die with her.

It was the biggest shit test of all time and he failed.

Aeoli Pera said...

It's intragroup sexual competition. "Hos before bros."

liberranter said...

Honestly, I can't be bothered to pay attention, as Doug Wilson is a pretty regular spewer of churchian blue-pill bullshit.

Jed Mask said...

That ole 'Serpent' still be "slitherin'" 'round... Amen.

Bob Loblaw said...

It was the biggest shit test of all time and he failed.

Give him a break. This was thousands of years before "game" sites.

S. Thermite said...

Yup, imagine a congregation with a string of young, trim, shapely female "pastors" standing in the pulpit who are constantly criticizing wives for being gossiping shrews who aren't treating their bodies like God's temple by staying in shape. That schtick wouldn't fly, and it would only be a matter of time before the women in the congregation start talking about how scripturally there should be a man in charge...

APL said...

Talking of pulpits;

http://www.breitbart.com/london/2017/01/11/koran-verse-denying-divinity-christ-sung-aloud-scottish-cathedral-service/

insanitybytes22 said...

https://insanitybytes2.wordpress.com/2017/01/11/pastor-wilson-about-radicalizing-young-men/

Mountain Man said...

Im still waiting for insanitybytes23 - once 22 has been banned.
I know, I know... resist feeding the trolls ..but sometimes its just so hard !

S. Thermite said...

@Mountain Man

The unwelcome usurper of authority posted the same link to her irrelevant blog article here last night but it was deleted. Doesn't seem to realize zero multiplied by two is still zero.

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