Russel Moore, Dean of the School of Theology and Senior Vice-President for Academic Administration at s the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, has a lot to say on the subject of submission. You know how those Baptists are, all patriarchal and stuff, driving feminists crazy with their constant misogyny.
So what the hell is THIS? Women, Stop Submitting to Men, he writes, in this entry from his blog.
Here we go
a primary problem in our culture and in our churches isn’t that women aren’t submissive enough to men, but instead that they are far too submissive.
“A primary problem”……now “Too often”…..where does the information that backs these claims come from?
Too often in our culture, women and girls are pressured to submit to men, as a category. This is the reason so many women, even feminist women, are consumed with what men, in general, think of them. This is the reason a woman’s value in our society, too often, is defined in terms of sexual attractiveness and availability. Is it any wonder that so many of our girls and women are destroyed by a predatory patriarchy that demeans the dignity and glory of what it means to be a woman?
Women’s value is determined by what women determine it to be. Period. The seeming crisis of low self esteem in the Christian female has women and men casting about for every scape goat but the correct one, the woman herself. The writer takes this so far as to suggest that the evil patriarchy is destroying what it means to be a woman.
In the church it is little better. Too many of our girls and young women are tyrannized by the expectation to look a certain way, to weigh a certain amount, in order to gain the attention of “guys.”
Tyrannized? Oh come on now man, the hyperbole is beyond the pale. TYRANNIZED???? Oy.
But the tyranny apparently doesnt stop there.
Is it really empowerment to have more and more women economically at the mercy of men who freely abandon them and their children, often with little legal recourse?
It seems the poor dears are trampled by men at every turn, at every stage of development, and even if she manages to finally dress provocatively enough to snare one of these dudes, he is apt to just jettison her and take off leaving her with the kids and a broken heart and NO LEGAL RECOURSE.
Lets introduce him to the facts. Feminism has infiltrated the church. Women are as promiscuous or more than men. Women file by far the majority of divorces, and then they just proceed to commit serial monogamy. They have multiple marriages or LTR’s, still adding to the partner count, and then, just when she starts to get a little worn out and rough on the (expanding) edges…..this writer swoops in to rescue them yet again.
Your beauty is found not in external (and fleeting) youth and “attractiveness” but in the “hidden person of the heart” which “in God’s sight is very precious” (1 Pet. 3:3-4). And it will be beautiful in the sight of a man who is propelled by the Spirit of this God.
Yep, sugar, any man who is led of God will gladly grab you up and marry you, never mind you have 2 marriages and have slept through the singles ministry in a series of 6-9 month romances, never mind that you are wrinkled and overweight and exhausted all the time, your friends tell you you are special and beautiful. The professor here does one even better, he says that shouldn’t matter to a Godly man, that its your inner beauty that counts.
Can he be more wrong on all of this?
Are women submitting too much?
Are men causing women low self esteem?
Are men dumping wives leaving women with no legal recourse?
Are men tyrannizing women into being sluts?
Are women beautiful when they decide its time to settle for the nice guy?
Are men cads for caring?
So much for those conservative denominations. They go where they need to go to keep accommodating the women in attendance.