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Wednesday, February 09, 2011

The Virus

President Obama this last week issued a statement on the anniversary of Roe v Wade. In it he said, "I hope that we will recommit ourselves more broadly to ensuring that our daughters have the same rights, the same freedoms, and the same opportunities as our sons to fulfill their dreams." He called the landmark Supreme Court ruling, "the Supreme Court decision that protects women's health and reproductive freedom, and affirms a fundamental principle: that government should not intrude on private family matters." Welcome to the 21st century, a century so shaped by feminism that we don't even notice it anymore.

Make no mistake. It was not "freedom" or "choice" or even "women's health" that was at stake in that event back in 1973. It was radical feminism. Now, to be sure, the basic concept of feminism is "equality", and no one would actually suggest that this is a bad thing, right? Unfortunately, the definition of "equality" in this case has shifted ... or, rather, has been tainted by sin. So "ensuring that our daughters have the same rights, the same freedoms, and the same opportunities as our sons to fulfill their dreams" by killing daughters and sons makes zero sense when looked at from the outside. But from within this culture we've built where "equality" means "egalitarianism" ("everyone is the same") and "equal rights" means "I deserve what you have" even when "what you have" is something that none of us should want, we can hardly see that nonsense.

In an interview Natalie Portman commented on her views on marriage. "The fact that marriage is a legal contract at all (is crazy). The fact that the word husband means 'to tame'* or whatever, (as in) 'animal husbandry' ... it's engrained in the language, the ownership and all of that of marriage." There you have it, folks. Hollywood has spoken. The entire system of marriage was set up as a way to keep women down. The structure, the contract, the terminology, the definition, all of these were put in place as a means to demean women. The fact that God formulated and started this institution simply proves that God was wrong. There you have it; the wisdom of the age.

In truth, what started as simply "equal rights for women" has become a radical departure from a host of biblical values including those that placed a far higher worth on women than today's feminists do. The push for "equal rights for gays" is largely an offshoot of the feminism movement. Peter Singer's "equal rights for monkeys" (I kid you not) is the logical extension. And when someone arguing for biblical values is attacked by Christians (let alone the obvious unbeliever assaults) because biblical values appear to violate our culture's values, it speaks of a bigger problem than "women's rights". It speaks of a virus started with good intentions that has infected the minds of most of our society, capable of possibly even deceiving the elect.

* FYI, "husband" does not mean "to tame", even in its remote word origins. It means "to have a house" in its original. In terms of "husbandry" it means "to manage or use (resources, finances, etc) thriftily". Sorry, Natalie. Way off.

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