Godly men, on the other hand, men who are trying, disparately, to get hold of some sense of their inner Neanderthal go to conferences, stupid, silly conferences where macho dudes like John Piper or Glenn Beck tell them how to be manly. Part of the lecture might be explaining how manly but godly cavemen hit their godly wives over the head with a club, rescued them from a marauding T-Rex, and pulled them by the hair, to safety. I suspect that’s the real reason Bill Gothard demands that godly women never cut their godly hair. It’s easier for a godly caveman to grab, and rescue the godly woman from the godly dinosaur.
Do they realize how silly they are? Do they realize that they have become cultural jokes?
They just don’t like women. Tom Smith, is the founder of the American Union of Men. He created a new movement called Masculis Trinity.
“...I’m the author of the “Masculist Trinity” (MT). The purpose of the “Trinity” is to provide an effective political alternative to feminism. I’m thinking of removing the word “patriarchy” because it’s almost as misleading as the word “feminism”.
Feminism, the second wave and most destructive variety, is “belief in mandated sexual equality”. That’s where it lives and that is why eliminating it from our legal presumptions is the first priority. It also opens the door to innovation and a New Progressivism for the 21st Century, one that is based on the truth of sex differences and provides men with an effective politial and social advocacy that counters feminism.
To appreciate the need for an alternative to feminism and the wisdom of the approach I put forward in the “Trinity”, one would have to be deprogramed from the feminist lies and propoganda we get from all our major institutions, most notably our public education system. Most people won’t try to be deprogrammed because they think they know what feminism is and that it is “all good”, not to mention how it is associated with easy access to sex, a true winner with the younger crowd. Even if they have a hint that feminism is based on questionable assumptions, they still like helping women and know it’s advantageous to their respective political associations that advocate higher priority issues. My position in regards to feminism is just the opposite. I feel that it’s lies and massive power are destroying the society and corrupting our politics. The only way to exorcise the demon feminism is using an ideological approach, that like feminism, is in league with the religious. Feminism now dominates most reform or liberal religious institutions and until recently was getting a free ride from conservatives, even Catholics, and in some respects fundy protestants….”
Well… it gets interesting from here. Like everyone else in this strange bunch, the guy is insiginficant. I can’t find much about him. Like so many other men of his ilk, he appears to be an absolute nothing, trying to be someone, blaming women for his incapacity to be a success in life. They all blame women. The only way for them to make it in life is to force women into submission. According to Vicki Garrison, Bill Gothard’s message of submission is a recipe for godly men to abuse their godly wives.
“…“Gothard’s teachings stress that safe and proper, ‘godly’ living comes from submission to authority. A woman must submit to any and all whims of her husband, including all types of domestic abuse,” said Garrison. “Anyone concerned about women’s equality and empowerment should be alarmed by this religious movement.”
According to Bill Gothard, a man’s wife “has to realize that God accomplishes his ultimate will through the decisions of the husband, even when the husband is wrong.” Citing I Thessalonians 5:18 (“In every thing give thanks”), Gothard even advises a wife whose husband chastises her to say, “God, thank you for this beating.” And Gothard adds to Christ’s words from the cross: “Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do. But you know what you are doing through them to build character in me.” *…”
The more inferior a man feels and is, the more aggressive and dominate he becomes. The more he pontificates about living the alpha lifestyle, the more of a beta he is. Just a little note for the guys, men who must discuss manliness, maleness, alpha and beta males, and not be dealing with a psychology class, are pathetic little men who are nothing but pretenders in life. They are so full of hatred of women, they don’t know how to act. Interestingly, studies have shown that women who are ‘fertile’ have a tendency to be attracted to dominate man.
“….During peak levels of fertility, they prefer more masculine and socially dominant men. In the literature these men are known as “cads.” Indeed, they tend to be sexy, with their narrow eyes and strong jaws — but they also tend to be flashy and exploitative of others. Even worse, these masculine men often embody the Dark Triad, a personality constellation that encompasses Machiavellianism, psychopathy, and narcissism. Typically, these men offer only short-term prospects….”
Let’s face it, as women, we are all attracted to that hunk-o-burnin’ love, only to discover they are usually jerks. My mother always joked that she didn’t like handsome men, which is why she married my father. On their 50th anniversary, she also stated the reason they have been married so long is she never had a loaded gun in the house.
The truth of the matter is that I’m scared of men like this. The real reason they was so profoundly on their desire for manliness is because they are terribly immature. Immature people, especially immature men do profoundly stupid things to prove themselves. When men are determined to prove themselves, they have a dastardly ability to either hurt themselves, and/or those around them. This can be intentional or just plain idiotic. But, hurt is hurt.
One of the very real problems with manly godly Christian Reconstruction is the fact that the godly men involved in it are so stunted, so strange, so immature, and so hyper-sexual they are frightening. They are little more than thugs, determined to have their own way, no matter who they hurt.
It’s the manly thing to do, right?