The Benedict Option as a Sign of Christian Revival in the United States

Rod Dreher had these words to say in a recent interview he did with Albert Mohler on the show Thinking in Public on February 13, 2017:

“DREHER: I believe that we are on the edge of and in fact within the collapse of Western civilization. It’s a very comfortable collapse because we’re rich; but it is collapsing, nonetheless, in the same way that the Roman civilization collapsed in the West in the 5th century. I believe that Christians now have got to realize that we’re living in a post-Christian civilization and take measures to build a kind of ark for ourselves with which to ride out the dark ages, to hold onto our faith, and tender the faith for such a time as light returns and civilization wants to hear the gospel again.”

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Romantic Love and Moral Values in Marriage

My introduction to women romantically was in 7th grade; that was when all of a sudden women, the other girls at my school, became really “cute,” some really emotionally powerful, girls I would think about a lot and become really excited by the prospect of when I might see them again or run into them again. How would I react, what would I say? Continue reading

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The Value and Purpose of Oneitis

What is the meaning of love, of romantic love? It feels wonderful, of course, but it is also moral. It directs a man to serve and to perform, to care about another human being, in particular the kind of human being his masculinity is directed towards by God, the beautiful feminine woman the man has fallen in love with. Love is idealistic and sacrificial by nature; the focus of love being to give to another person even at a cost to oneself. Love is beneficial but it is not selfish. Continue reading

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Masculinity’s Purpose in a Man’s Life

Masculinity is what men are better at than women. Femininity is what women are better at than men. I am talking about inherited skill sets and personality traits here. Those born male are biologically based on their genes on average better at skills associated with conventional masculinity and have personality traits consistent with a masculine attitude or persona. This is a good thing. It is good for men to be masculine. Men are born to be masculine for a reason, because a masculine man will be better at serving his function in society than an effeminate or gender neutral man. Continue reading

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Donald Trump and the End of the Growth of Social Liberalism in the Political Realm

Well, it really happened, Donald Trump defeated Hillary Clinton to become the 45th President of the United States bringing an end I believe to ever increasing social liberalism regarding public policy and what the dominant culture officially believes in. This is a momentous event, the end of a 150 year trend of ever increasing feminism and social liberalism ever since the Married Women Property Acts were passed in the United States from 1839 to 1865 to get rid of the coverture system that the United States had inherited from England. Continue reading

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Does the Traditional Man Objectify the Traditional Woman?

In response to my previous post titled “Roosh V has Reduced Women to Sexual CommoditiesBj made the comment:

“Your ‘traditional woman’ is as much a commodity to you as Roosh’s ‘modern woman’. She’s still an object to you, if one to be kept and maintained for the long term like a well – tailored suit instead of fast fashion to be disposed of when it wears out. She’s still an object to you who exists only in terms of her ‘quality’ i.e. her sexual and domestic usefulness to the male, not as an autonomous individual, a human being in her own right. Your attitude and Roosh’s are merely two sides of the same objectification coin.”

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The Life of Phyllis Schlafly

Phyllis Schlafly died on September 5, 2016 at the age of 92. She was born in St. Louis, Missouri in 1924.

From a New York Times book review written in 2006 Judith Warner commented:

“In many ways, Phyllis Schlalfy, née Stewart, would seem an unlikely candidate for a life spent on the antifeminist front lines. She was raised in St. Louis by a working mother who kept her family afloat after her husband lost his job in the Great Depression. She was encouraged to excel academically by both her parents, who, Critchlow writes, believed “their daughters should not be any less ambitious or educated than boys.”

Schlafly received a four-year scholarship to a local Roman Catholic college, but left after a year because it wasn’t sufficiently challenging. Instead, she decided to pay her own way through Washington University by taking on a full-time job firing rifles and machine guns to test ammunition at the St. Louis Ordnance Plant. She worked night shifts — 4 p.m. to midnight or midnight to 8 a.m. — and then attended morning classes. She graduated early, made Phi Beta Kappa and called the ordeal “the most wonderful two years of my life, a beautiful experience.”

Schlafly got a master’s degree from Radcliffe, established herself professionally and achieved economic self-sufficiency, then married a St. Louis man with whom she bonded intellectually. (They took an extra suitcase of books along for the honeymoon.) Comfortably settled in a mansion in Fairmount, Ill., she had six children and rose to national prominence, first as an ardent anti-Communist, then as an antifeminist crusader.”

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