Alex Trebek recently garnered the ire of feminists when he asked a female contestant, who was a retired Master Sergeant in the military, if it was hard to give orders in her job because she was a woman.
“That must be really tough for a woman because a Master Sergeant is giving orders most of the time. How was it for you?”
The irony of the situation is Mr. Trebek was accused of stirring the sexist pot even though it seems as if (to me) he was actually acknowledging the supposed platform of feminism – women not being given a fair-shake in a male dominated culture.
The reason I say this is Mr. Trebek’s question was offered to a woman who served in culture was that was alpha-male driven … an alpha-male culture that does not always like to listen to other alpha-males who give orders, much less from an obviously physically weaker female. And yet the game-show host is blamed for being sexist because he asked a woman if her job was hard simply because she was a woman.
If her job wasn’t hard simply because she was a woman then feminism has no platform! The question was giving feminism a chance to justify its position.
This situation reveals my problem with twenty-first-century feminism. Most feminists today want to be treated like men until they want to be treated like women, but if you treat them like a man when they want to be treated like a woman the offense is as offensive as when you treat them like a woman but they want to be treated like a man.
It’s a no win situation because you don’t know when because the when is constantly being moved depending upon the way feminists feel about the situation.
Do you want to be treated like men or women? Feminists need to make up their mind.
There are differences between men and women (some make men the stronger sex and others make women the stronger sex) that no cultural agenda will ever change. Feminists need to just man up, quit whining, and recognize them … if being treated like man is what they want that is.
“Be watchful, stand firm in the faith, act like men, be strong.” (1 Corinthians 16:13 ESV)
The irony of liberalism can be too much at times – especially when it comes to feminism.
Melbourne, Australia is putting the brakes on the western culture’s “unconscious gender bias” with its new … wait for it … Continue reading
The title of this post may sound a little weird, but assure you that “American Atheists” and several Protestant churches will have something in common this holiday season that you may never fathomed.
What is it?
They think you Continue reading
When you hold a Bible in your hands, do you know how much it cost?
I’m not looking for a fiscal answer. The Bible cost more than any financial total that can be tallied.
Long before any red-letter edition was published, pages of the Bible were colored red . That’s because the book we can hold in our hands cost men and women their lives. Some died at the hands of false-Christians and others at the hands of violent unbelievers. Regardless of who took their life, men and women of the past gave their life because they had faith, a desire for the common man to read the word of God, and a love for God’s message.
Consider that, and then consider how the church has a hard time getting Christians to show up and study the Bible today. Some congregations don’t even have Bible-study classes. Brothers and sisters – that’s a problem!
The Bible is the best-seller that most Christians aren’t sold on studying. Do you see the irony?
Wake up, get up and show up at Bible-study tomorrow.
“I will meditate on Your precepts, and contemplate Your ways. I will delight myself in Your statutes; I will not forget Your word. Deal bountifully with Your servant, that I may live and keep Your word. Open my eyes, that I may see wondrous things from Your law.” (Psalm 119:15-18)
Let’s be up front – I make mistakes! In comparison to the standards of God, the “all” of Romans 3:23 includes me. Even if I were to solely go by my own standards in life, I would still fail at living perfectly. But God forbid that I, in any sort of right mind, would use the word of God to pervert the grace of God and justify the sin that I commit against myself, my neighbor or my creator (Romans 6:1).
I see my sins! And that means that I know I’m not perfect; but I believe there is a perfect law, and that law in no way excuses sin (James 1:21-25). God’s law, through the blood of Jesus the Christ, will justify sin that’s been repented of (Luke 13:3-5, Acts 2:38), but God’s law in no way excuses sin (Ephesians 5:1-7). And you would think the clarity of scriptures such as Romans 1:18-32, 1 Corinthians 6:9-11; 18, Galatians 5:16-21, Ephesians 4:17-24; 5:1-7, Colossians 3:1-11, 1 Thessalonians 4:1-5, 2 Timothy 3:1-7 and 1 Peter 2:9-12 would be enough to convince someone who thinks otherwise to think otherwise (I could have kept going with several more plainly spoken scripture references but if these 67 verses don’t help you to see the truth of the matter, then sadly you’re probably not able to – John 9:25; 39-41). Fact of the matter is, if it weren’t for the scriptures of God that reveals the will of God (2 Timothy 3:16-17, 1 John 1:7-10; 3:4-7, Psalm 19:8, 119:172) I wouldn’t even know whether I have sinned against God! (Romans 7:7)
Despite the sound line of the afore-mentioned reasoning, there are some in the religious world who find great pleasure in
using twisting the scriptures of God to excuse sin, and great offense at anyone who “dares” to suggest that one can know that another is committing or living in sin. For proof all you have to do is read this story about offended politicians and the comments that followed where homosexuality and the rest of the LGBTQ letters are defended with verses such as the “ole-reliable” Matthew 7:1-2 (judge not that you be not judged…), Matthew 7:12 (the “golden-rule”) and even Matthew 22:37-40 (the first and second commandment). Continue reading
Boy oh boy, what irony is found in 2 Peter 3:14!
“How so?” you may ask.
Well listen to what God’s apostle said to those who, along with himself, had obtained a like precious faith by the grace of God:
“For this reason, my loved ones, as you are looking for these things, take great care that when he comes you may be in peace before him, free from sin and every evil thing.” (BBE)
“What’s so ironic about that?” you may continue to ask.
Well the irony is found in the fact that God’s messenger said what he said right on the heels of saying that this world was going to melt from the top down to the bottom with a devastation that pales only in comparison to the duration of Hell’s fire.
And I guess the irony is found in one more place too.
That peace of which Peter refers to…the peace that can be had in the face of such an intense and promised judgment comes via the Greek word “eirene” which would be pronounced i-ray’-nay.
Now unless you saw that coming, I guess you can see the irony of that particular peace.
I’m sure Moses would never have said such a thing:
“A merry heart does good, like medicine, but a broken spirit dries the bones.” (Proverbs 17:22)
Supporting the call of the gospel of Jesus the Christ upon a college campus? That’s not right says many in the world of academia and liberal-minded politics. If Federal dollars are involved in any way then such support would indicate a union between church and state. This has been repeated so much over the last couple of decades that the speakers of the mantra are bluer in the face than the field of ole’ glory.
Supporting the call to Muslim Friday prayers upon a college campus? That’s perfectly fine according to some in the world academia and liberal-minded politics. Federal dollars are involved but such a public announcement concerning matters of religion is fine; since there is no church involved it can’t be a union of “church” and state, right? Now those who have been on the receiving end of the “church and state” mantra have been left seeing stars after having smacked ourselves on the forehead for not understanding that the deluded aren’t interested in reality.
“And for this reason God will send them strong delusion, that they should believe the lie, that they all may be condemned who did not believe the truth but had pleasure in unrighteousness.” (2 Thessalonians 2:11-12)
City anniversary and holiday yesterday, 245 years of official establishment of SJCampos. Though the history of the town goes back to the 1500s. Some government services were closed, maybe even some businesses, but we kept on working.
• The Missus and I watched The Movie that Refused to End last night. Ever see one of those? Ours was three hours long. And a long three hours.
• Woody Allen, not my favorite personage, said 80% of life is just showing up. That’s true spiritually as well, in the church, in the world, for the people of God. And when you do show up, watch God work.
• Phillip Eichman has a free, extensive work at this link on “The Church in the New Testament” (html format). Though he misses, as most do, the literal meaning of the word church (reaching back to etymology), it appears to be a good, solid work that will serve as a good reference. We have three of Phillip’s book on FPress.
• Ironic now that the Internet has freed up physical limitations of space, people use abbreviations more than ever. What has gotten cramped is our time. And we know what haste makes …