The Social Pathologist

Posted: June 9, 2010 in Other people's writing

I have added to the blogroll “The Social Pathologist”, a man writing from a Thomistic Catholic perspective.    I don’t agree with every little  “jot and tittle” so to speak; but you should not miss his writings in your explorations of faith and masculinity.

  1. Anakin Niceguy says:

    Um, I’m more than happy to miss out on his writings as they represent a hopeless attempt to weld Game with Christianity … with disastrous results. This is the dude is a marriage mandator in his own way and declares MGTOW a “sin.” He also condemns men who do not live up to his social constructions of masculinity as being “effeminate” and therefore condemned to hell as per the Apostle Paul in 1 Cor 6:9. I consulted a Harvard PhD prof of New Testement about this dude’s fanciful take on the word effeminate (“malakos”). The guy is simply just grasping. Conservative biblical scholarship does not support his he-man assertions about whimp, sissies and betas going to hell.

    SXM, this guy posits a smug, works-oriented, elitist approach to Christian manhood. Don’t drink his kool-aid. You can do better than that.

  2. Anakin Niceguy says:

    Let me add one other thing here …

    The hopeless demagogues that are trying to pawn off “Game” “thumos” or whatever regurgitated version of the old Marlboro Man shtick in the name of Christ just … don’t … get … it.

    Let me stick it to you straight, SXM, because I think I need to put you in perspective on some things.

    Let me introduce …

    The False Beatitudes of the Nominally Christian Alpha Wannabees

    Blessed are the PROUD in spirit, for theirs is the world.
    Blessed are those who KEEP A STIFF UPPER LIP, for they need no comfort.
    Blessed are the ASSERTIVE, for they shall run the show.
    Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for POWER, for they shall be filled.
    Blessed are those who are TOUGH ON OTHER MEN, for who needs mercy if you are a man?
    Blessed are the WILD of heart, because they can be like gods.
    Blessed are the WARRIORS, for they shall be called sons of God.
    Blessed are those who AREN’T PERSECUTED FOR RIGHTEOUSNESS’ SAKE, because that’s what Betas and Omegas are for. Besides if you loosened up and stop being so “nice”, the ladies might like you.

    Doesn’t sound much like the REAL beatitudes does it?

    Right after the Real Beatitudes in the Sermon on the Mount, it bad news for the Alphas. Starting at 5:21 – don’t hate, don’t lust, don’t dump your spouse for a young hottie, be extra kind to those who are not so kind, care for those who don’t care for you, don’t DHV yourself (charity or prayer), don’t lay up the bling bling. Mr. Biff Succe$$ doesn’t stand a chance.

    1 Corinthians 1:26-31 must stick like a chicken bone in the throats of the Christian Alpha Wannabees. Sigh, I guess God is interested in wimps, pansies, losers, betas, AFCs, after all.

  3. singlextianman says:

    Yes, I noted his “mandate” thinking; it did not fly by me.

    Thank you for the commentary about “malakios” – I had been hoping someone would run this down.

    Let me add some perspective in return; do bear in mind that I have standing to do this from having spent, at times, months in a bit of daily prayer for you

    You are becoming in personality like those you think are in error. Perhaps you are beholding these things too long and need to shift your gaze?

    …I see the working of the Holy Spirit in a believer to be such that one is formed as one should be in template of personality, however that is to be – should be — in them. You might say this is something like “an alpha of one” – but I would hesitate to use this because all sorts of associations (“long ranger” believers, “alpha-ness” itself, etc.) that do not apply.

    You might stand up to a bullying pastor one day, offer compassion to the weeping male or female the next. You might reject touchy-feeling emotism as a substitute for real biblical teaching one day, or you might offer a listening ear to a woman emoting. If in a relationship you will comfortably rest in a position of leadership even when it is challenged incorrectly; and do this with style and Grace and joy. You might physically take it on the chin for someone. Or you might kick someone’s physical ass in defense of yourself or someone .. all with capital-W Wisdom and small-w wisdom.

    …Or you might chide a friend to take a deep breath and re-orient himself. All of things done not “in” some kind of “balance” – but done “with” balance, because you stand on the Rock are not moved. A real standing in the heavenlies, not one that is conjured up with emotionalism or where your standing in the local social club of believers is. Or where it is not.

    I invite you to return to writing, while I’m here. You might consider offering your ideas of how to fulfill this thing I am speaking of.

    Dude. Chill. For 72 hours at least. Then respond if you like.

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