propaganda piece, and it truly shows how some will only see what they want too. In the meantime, WHY not throw a couple of barbs towards the other side just for good measure.
It has always amazed me how some can come across as so soft and sweet on the surface, and then you feel their whip of mockery towards others as a show of some TRUE gift they feel they have.
As you read the piece, you learn why it is so hard to speak to them. It also reminds me why I find it so hard to trust, or even respect their views at times as much as I try.
To me quite frankly…they aren’t safe people to be around. I don’t care how much they use the word biblical, or Godly to describe the individuals that represent them. When you read articles like this? Its so far off the ‘biblical’ map that is quite amazing that they don’t see it too!.
My parents always taught me that individuals that take time out of their day to tear you down just so they can feel uplifted…aren't’ decent people you should spend time with.
It reminds me of the political realm we have presently within the United States. You question one portion of what the other side is proposing, or how they are approaching it? You labeled a hater of the group of individuals that the program was drafted to help.
They all do it today, because it seems popular within the atmosphere we have presently. Is it any wonder why its almost impossible to find that middle ground somewhere? They have too many excuses that they allow themselves…not too. Then WE The People get to live that reality.
Below is example of this that I truly felt was off color. Groups of Christians are labeled with what they TRULY stand for…well in their eyes of course. To me, it would hard to explain how this in any way shows, “Mature Masculinity’ of the benevolent kind.
It’s an Art FormThey do not fight for equality on the ice; they possess it as a given. They are not jostling about fairness. They are focused on doing their part well. No one yells, “Oppressor!” as he leads her around the arena, lifting her up and catapulting her into a triple spin. No one thinks she is belittled as she takes her lead from him, skating backwards to his forward. No one calls for them to be egalitarian. “She should get to throw him into a triple Lutz half the time!” They complement each other in their complementarian approach to becoming one majestic whole. No one, least of all him, minds that the roses and teddy bears, thrown onto the ice when they have collapsed into each other’s arms at the end, are for her. It is his joy.
This is a visible model of what male leadership and female support are all about. It’s an art form, not a mandate. It’s a disposition, not a set of rules. When it’s done well, it’s a welcome sight in which both partners are fulfilled in themselves and delighted in the other.
If this is all the author has heard from the Egalitarian position? I feel like I’m in the political arena, and the other side is purposely ignoring things so ONLY their opinion can be heard. In this case – he is speaking to his base. Sadly, whipping up the show of mockery that seems acceptable to them.
Look at us compared to THOSE people…Its just so Christian right?!
We have all seen it! The Politian telling their audience THIS IS what my opponent ‘really means’. This is what they REALLY said. This what they REALLY stand for!
Then they go on to point how they have never offered up anything of substance. How WE are the ones that truly represent you. It really doesn’t matter what side of politics you are on – they all say pretty much the same thing.
Then they go off to Washington, and they have to play their game there as well. We at home get to roll our eyes at all the silly politically correct stuff that never truly matches reality…they just try to convince us it does.
Today, it seems popular to be ‘Spiritually Correct’. View your fellow Christians that don’t view things as pink and blue, and turn them into those 1960’s bra burning feminists. Its perfectly acceptable to belittle their women, and mock their beliefs. I mean it’s the Spiritually Correct way.
God gifts us all - everyone of us. We learn from scripture that God is pleased when we use these gifts to gloried him. If you are Christian this is truly something you wish to do as well.
God made us all just a little different. Some may have the same gifts, but the way they use that gift is different. People may have similar styles, but there is always a uniqueness there as well. It seems to me like God made everyone like that.
If we look at leaders? We can find some very effective ones in history, and yet their styles are unique just to them. They may use tactics, forms of speech that similar to past leaders that they admire…yet they are never EVER the ‘same’ or interchangeable.
If we look at teachers? Encouragers? It’s the same thing. Their unique gift is all their own, and they use it to Glorify God in their own way. To me this is a good thing.
In reality of the Olympic Pair Skaters? Their coach is the leader, and both individuals come together with their gifts, strengths, and work ethic to put on a performance that is awesome to watch. They follow the lead of the coach if you truly wish to get down to it, and rely on their partner in more ways than I guess this author can comprehend.
When you look closer? You have many other staff members that work with the skaters, and the energy goes into each individual skater themselves – strength, athletic ability, etc. is honed even before they are paired together. There is so much to see in their performance that is outside the realm of leader and follower.
If being an egalitarian to this author is all about, “She should get to throw him into a triple Lutz half the time!” Its clear he didn’t take the time to listen.
In reality that isn’t a show of MANHOOD, or leadership, authority, headship or any of the other labels you need to use to identify yourself in your ‘role’. It just shows to me anyway your lack of capacity to hear what other’s have to say.
I realize that is the 'SPIRITUALLY correct way, but it really doesn’t show to anyone outside your ‘group’ the traits you claim is there.
Quite frankly, its rude and shows a completely lack of understanding and compassion for others different than yourself.
You want to speak of the oneness we all saw? That’s great! We all saw it! Heck I bet we would even agree there!
You want to use that as a weapon towards others because some strange beliefs you have about how ‘those’ people believe? That’s isn’t okay. It shows an ugly underbelly.
An Olympic Lesson for Husbands and Wives? Hardly. You do get the Gold Metal for rudeness. Congratulations!
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