Another foundation


I have another treat for you: R J Rushdoony’s Chalcedon Foundation. It has edu in its url, which is kind of funny. Anyway, it’s Dominionism. I chose an item almost at random – Joy as a Tool of Dominion for the Abused Woman. By Mrs. Gerald (Jennifer) W. Tritle – boy, you don’t see that much any more. Here is my article that I wrote, by Mrs Man’s Name (but you can call me Jennifer). So anyway here’s the Dominionist wisdom about what to do if you’re an abused woman, also why you are an abused woman in the first place. I bet you can guess – it’s because of feminism.

Few greater challenges exist for the Christian woman who has experienced verbal, physical, and/or sexual abuse in her life than for her to obey God’s Word with a guilt-free and undefiled joy from a pure heart, a good conscience, and a sincere faith (1 Tim. 1:5). To truly enjoy God, a Christian woman who has experienced abuse must, as every other believer, obey God’s Word and allow it to transform her mind.

It is certain that abuses are not new under the sun. Nonetheless, this
century has been characterized by fathers who have failed to lead and to
discipline their families and by feminism, which has attempted to reverse God’s perfect creation order regarding male and female roles, and abuse in families is highly prevalent.

See? That’s where abuse of women comes from – fathers who fail to boss and punish their families enough, and feminism.

There’s Andrea Schwartz on god’s rules for women.

God’s design for women is in a complementary and supportive role. Were men sufficient to carry out God’s dominion mandate alone, there would have been no need for a helpmeet.  The balance and insight that women provide allow men to fully step into their dominion roles. Yet, the Tempter’s plan continues to seduce women away from their God-appointed functions to arenas of life that distract them from their created design.  To remove women from their high calling in God’s basic institution of the family spells disaster.  It is noteworthy that, despite all attempts at eliminating gender designations in our culture, the method by which new people enter the world remains through a woman’s womb.

Oh damn, she’s right! We forgot to fix that! God that was sloppy – we totally meant to, but I guess we got so hung up on explaining that no actually cooking one meal a week (and not cleaning up afterward) doesn’t count as sharing the domestic duties that it just slipped our tiny little girly minds.

From the beginning of time, God has decreed that people be defined in
terms
of their gender rather than apart from it. For example, rather than
describe myself as  an offspring, sibling, adult, spouse, and parent, it is
Biblically correct  to identify myself as  a daughter, sister, woman, wife, and
mother. Each of these clearly identifies the fact that I am female.

Biblically correct? Really? The bible says women aren’t allowed to say they’re adults? The bible says women have to use words that clearly identify the fact that they are female? Where does it say that?

One wonders if she’s ever met any feminists. She apparently thinks they say things like “I am Kate’s sibling” and “I am Henry’s spouse.” No wonder she’s terrified!

The Bible clearly states that women are not to serve as elders in the church.
This mandate in no way indicates that men are superior to women in character or ability. This is an organizational difference by God’s design, outlining His hierarchy of authority and responsibility, not to mention jurisdiction. A woman’s role in the immediate and extended family is of such paramount importance, that to assume roles outside these areas is wasting her as the valuable resource she is. There’s simply too much to do in this arena for her to abdicate her position to areas of lesser importance.

Riiiiiiiiiight. Everything except family work is of lesser importance…Is that what they told her? And she believed them? That would be funny if it weren’t so tragic.

So that’s the Chalcedon Foundation. It’s some articles. Maybe I should start calling B&W a foundation – ya think?

 

Comments

  1. sithrazer says

    I should have known better than to follow that first link. But I did, and noticed a link to this article in the commentary section. I couldn’t bring myself to read much of it, but it is fairly rage inducing.

  2. says

    Sooo, what was God’s organizational plan regarding shorter, skinnier, physically weaker guys? How about 6’6″ naturally muscular women who could kick an average guy’s butt 5 ways from Tuesday? A guy who loves cooking, and doesn’t mind cleaning? A woman who sucks at same, no matter how she tries? Infertile women? Infertile men? Women who can bear children — if they’re willing to take a greater than average risk of complications and death? Men who simply don’t want to lead, don’t like to lead, and frankly, suck at leading? Etc, etc.

    So many questions. Any answers?

  3. andrewtheeternal says

    ‘Sadistic (self-empowering) and masochistic (self-degrading) behaviors manifest in these circumstances in people whom Rushdoony describes as those who “take pleasure in displeasure.”‘

    Words cannot describe how much it disturbs me that this woman thinks self-empowerment is sadism.

  4. says

    This mandate in no way indicates that men are superior to women in character or ability.
    Just superior in their ability to lead or be an authority.

  5. Tony says

    Ok, that website is just scary. I found this book review (the review by Lee Duigon; the book by Kate O’Beirne):

    >http://chalcedon.edu/research/articles/a-review-of-women-who-make-the-world-worse-and-how-their-radical-feminist-assault-is-ruining-our-sch/<

    Turning our backs on god has made society worse off? The fight for full equality between the sexes is the reason for the socio-political mess we're in? I'd rather turn my back on the genocidal, bigoted, bipolar, unloving, judgmental, vicious, masochistic god of the bible and embrace a concept of equality like feminism any day.

  6. A. Noyd says

    “This mandate in no way indicates that men are superior to women in character or ability. This is an organizational difference by God’s design, outlining His hierarchy of authority and responsibility, not to mention jurisdiction.”

    A hierarchy of equals? Methinks she’s a bit confused.

  7. says

    Nonetheless, this
    century has been characterized by fathers who have failed to lead and to discipline their families and by feminism, which has attempted to reverse God’s perfect creation order regarding male and female roles, and abuse in families is highly prevalent.

    So, abuse isn’t abuse if you don’t call it abuse.
    The last century and the break of this one have very probably been the least abusive times in the history of the western world exactly because those eeeebil liberals, femisnists and atheists have insisted that it is indeed wrong to rape your wife and children and beat them.

  8. Musical Atheist says

    Oh heck.

    Ladies, we need to stop the mantra that we are just as good as men. We need to stop cataloging all the areas in which we perceive discrimination. (Schwartz, ‘Engendered Differences’)

    Or in other words, ‘don’t complain, bitches’. Well internalized, Ms Schwartz.

    And this:

    Attorney Kate O’Beirne, Washington editor of National Review and a regular on CNN’s The Capital Gang, does a thorough job of trying and convicting feminism for crimes against common sense and sanity. (Duigon, Review ‘Women who make the world worse’)

    Er, shouldn’t she be at home vacuuming the cat or something? It’s the Michele Bachmann thing all over again. ‘I’m going to use the freedom feminism has bought me to dismantle that same freedom for all of us!’ And I love how the writer assigns O’Beirne a high status because of her unwomanly profession. Spectacular.

  9. Musical Atheist says

    And another thing: maybe it’s just sloppy writing, but Mrs I-identify-as-a-wife-not-as-a-person can’t seem to grasp the difference between an abused woman and a survivor of childhood abuse. It seems like she can’t even recognise the possibility of spousal abuse between adults. I guess if you think your husband has the right to discipline his entire family, it would be hard to recognise. (Or was it to ‘disciple’? There’s an odd verb.)

    I think I’d make a wonderful dominion wife – if only I could get over my crippling sense of adequacy.

    Now I’m in a rage.

  10. says

    I need to get my crippling sense of adequacy back at the moment – it’s taken a hit from perhaps the most artful putdown I’ve ever been administered, on an earlier thread. Zing!

  11. Margaret says

    …this woman thinks self-empowerment [for women] is sadism [against men, presumably].

    It’s the flip side of her thinking that men engaging in sadism against women and children is merely the god-given self-empowerment of the men.

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