Credo #4: Reminder

Posted: October 6, 2014 in Uncategorized

Remember:  Many of your Christian sisters have also been taught to be passive.   You are not obliged*, scripturally, to treat them as the more delicate vessel (as a Christian husband is commanded to treat his spouse).  But you will be wise to keep this idea in mind.

*Seriously.  You are not.  It might be wise, it might be compassionate; it might be foolish in given context. But you are not commanded. 

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Credo #5.1: The Survivor

Posted: October 4, 2014 in Uncategorized

Life is not rational; nor does God seem to intend it even be so.     Suffering can be unjust; you can be “not guilty” and yet bear the cost of a fallen world, or another’s bad decisions.     And God, whose ways are not ours, might not seem to give a damn.  Yet there is a difference between some survivors of misfortune and some others. I might yet in this life be able to express the idea here; but I must for now sit and allow a master to speak; someone not even of the Faith. Expanded commentary:   “God, according to God” by Gerald Schroder, an Orthodox Jew and Physicist, in chapter 7, “In defense of G-d”.

Spoiler:  “..Having the God-given right to argue with God, to demand righteousness in the world, does not restore the physical losses of misfortune, but having that right to argue with God empowers us to bring that complaint to the source of all creation with the awareness that it will be heard.   And though this does not necessarily ameliorate our physical pain, it does weaken the mental bind that tragedy can bring, allowing us, as did Job, to move beyond the past.  We’ve learned from Job that in God’s world pain does not necessarily imply guilt.  The joy and the grief we encounter on our journey are not always the direct workings of God, which of course means that we too are the partners in the making of our world.”

On alpha widowhood

Posted: September 8, 2014 in Uncategorized

Vox has a good post on the subject.   You need to understand these things, like it or not.   And whether it is your problem at the moment, or not.

Bullies within and without

Posted: August 17, 2014 in Uncategorized

There are bullies within and without the organized, and also the unorganized, fellowship.

There are men who do good yeoman’s work in the ministry God has given them to combat bullying; but you must understand this:  God’s intent is that you are not a victim unless it is part of His plan; Christ himself was bullied.  This does not mean you should not, metaphorically, carry a sword.    You should simply block from your life, though, some of the ideas of a man so fixed on bullying he does not teach you to be a disciple in all the fullness this means.

Credo #6: The Pain

Posted: July 24, 2014 in Credo

Your opponents chief tactic and weapon against you will be to attempt to lead you into always considering the cost and the pain that have come to you.   The reason this is effective is because you have not been taught how to deal with costs and pain, likely; any more than you have been taught about the leading of the Holy Spirit, for example.

Another great post from my favorite Kiwi (though I’ve not met him in real life).   

Harsh Saying #1

Posted: March 10, 2014 in Uncategorized

The fruit of extreme egalitarianism is not enough single Christian men to go around for single Christian women.    If you insist in the wrong way that women are equal to men, you wind up thinking they are the same thing, and then before long you insist on treating them the same way.  And when you treat men like women or insist they be women, they either walk or wind up getting told they should walk.   Truth.