Lip service is paid to serving a hurting world, but the nature of the beast turns in on itself, keeping women needy and in need in order to perpetuate the revolution. Only by taking women's eyes off a life lived in service to others, a life in which we only truly find ourselves by giving ourselves away - feminism tells us we must turn inward and serve ourselves or we cannot serve others. The problem is, as the class offerings show, that even the wealthiest and most well-educated women on the face of the planet are so very needy and oppressed we need constant counseling, guidance and spiritual direction to find ourselves!(h-t Tim Bayly)
It's the perpetual infantilization of women, making them out to be nothing so much as a needy toddler who stomps her little foot when she doesn't get her way. No, you can not be a priest. STOMP. I WILL be a priest! And you can't stop me or I'll tell on you!!
It makes feminism look like a kindergarten and all those classes as nothing more than play groups. Is this what feminism has brought us to? Is this what we bought when we were told we would be lifted up to social and legal equality with men? Is this the holy life Christ calls us to? Yes, this is the end product of embracing life as a "class", a special interest group. This is what happens when we forget our identity in Christ and look to the world to define our "Authentic Self". This is the natural end when we look to the world to tell us who we are. This is what happens when we succumb to the lie. It's Eve all over again. The promise of the precious fruit and its enlightenment results in death and endarkment.
Tuesday, April 26, 2011
In a thoughtful essay titled Like nothing so much as a children's play group, "The Brave Lass" Kamilla says this of religious feminism: