I have been very distracted this week so that is why this little series came to be.
Sociology and psychology,” the father said, and paused, shrugging. “Don’t get me wrong. We think it was important they got an education, but they were really after their MRS degrees.” His wife sat next to him, beautiful and inscrutable.
All sound fell away for me as if I’d been sucked back to 1976 when I first heard the very same comment from some burly guy with a ruddy complexion. He swept his arms wide to include all the women sitting at the cafeteria table, in the dining hall, registered at the university, and on the planet earth, “They’re just here to nab a husband.”
One of my suite mates giggled and said, “I want to graduate in June, and get married in July.” She batted her heavily mascaraed eyes at him, and he sat down and shut up. She didn’t even have a steady boyfriend, but seemed sure one would materialize within her time frame. Clearly, she was after her MRS degree and wasn’t shy about saying so.
He made me angry, and she made me feel dirty. I joined the feminist ranks on the spot.
If women wanting to get married makes other women instant feminists then the problem is not with the women desiring a husband. There is nothing wrong with women going to university to find a good man as long as they do it for the right reasons. By that I mean, if they want certain traits in a man then they need to work on achieving those traits and attitudes that are complimentary to the men they become involved with. Love and marriage is a two-way street, a shared experience and one that both people work together on equally sharing the load and supporting their partner.
Anybody can marry any women but a good woman, as the Bible says, is hard to find. But if you go to university to obtain your MRS degree, take your studies seriously for your husband and children need you to be truly educated.
From ‘passenger shaming
The picture is worth 1000 words and it tells me that Jim West and others do not understand eastern culture. That picture doesn’t bother me as I have seen Eastern people do far worse and it is part of their cultural thinking. My attitude would be, ‘at least he isn’t doing it on the floor’. Westerners have a different perspective of how people behave than the east does and if you travel to Asia, take time to prepare yourself for what a different culture actually does and learn why it is called ‘a different culture.’
The complaints I have read and heard from westerners who come to this country only demonstrates the westerners lack of preparation for life overseas and exposes their ‘the west is the only culture that is right’ mentality. People actually do think differently than western societies and it is not the believers mission to make other cultures western as so many of the first missionaries in the 1800s tried to do.
Western culture does not equal Christianity so believers need to learn from God about how they should view those minorities they come in contact with in their own countries. They need different approaches than one would do for a White western native. There is more to ‘loss of face’ than westerners think.
Estimation of genetic distances between the Samaritans and seven Jewish and three non-Jewish populations from Israel, as well as populations from Africa, Pakistan, Turkey, and Europe, revealed that the Samaritans were closely related to Cohanim. This result supports the position of the Samaritans that they are descendants from the tribes of Israel dating to before the Assyrian exile in 722–720 BCE.
Secular science seems to revel in the obvious, telling us what we already knew. I learned this decades ago.
When we see a woman with the untypical body type feeling empowered and vulnerable to pose for an artist, it’s like somehow I break the rules of what is acceptable for how much skin a woman ‘should’ show,” the photographer continued. “And to show her allowing her breasts to be used in a completely un-sexualized manner, that really rocks the boat.”
I officially hate that word now. I do not know where women got it into their heads that stripping down to nothing makes them ’empowered’ but they have been deceived and misled. Going naked to make a point is not being Lady Godiva but just shows your unbiblical attitude and disrespect for anyone else, especially your husband.
It is not the right thing to do. Going nude for certain activities is not a gift of the Spirit, it is not a talent and it does not bring any power to you although it will brighten the day of many lecherous men whom you have led to sin because of your public display. This is not to say that breastfeeding is wrong but it is also not a public viewing activity.
Just because an activity is natural doesn’t mean it is for public display. If you are told to be more discreet, no one is shaming you because there are the feelings of others that come into play with the request.
I’m convinced that many American Christians would not. In the course of 2000 years, Christianity- while maintaining the basic tenets, has morphed and shifted from the way it was originally designed and lived out. Since we tend to live in a culture that is rather self-centered, we have a tendency to assume we “have it right” while completely overlooking the fact that our version of Christianity might appear quite foreign– even hopelessly corrupted– if viewed through the eyes of one of the first Christians.
The first Christians rejected personal ownership of property and engaged in a redistribution of wealth.
4 While it remained unsold, did it not remain your own? And after it was sold, was it not [b]under your control?
The first Christians didn’t like big, show-y church stuff.
Churches back then were house churches with maximum numbers that would be considered below the minimum amount of people you’d want as a core “launch team” to plant a church in the United States.
The first Christians didn’t warn anyone about hell.
When you read the book of Acts, it’s almost as if they didn’t believe in hell at all because hell was not something they used to motivate or warn people.
The first Christians weren’t patriotic.
They were universally pacifists.