Friday, June 10, 2005

Faith of our Fathers

Read this excellent column on how the secular left views praying men as "dangerous."

Some feminists and journalists believe that religion, especially Evangelicalism, is “a key factor in stalling the gender revolution at home”

Listen to groups such as the National Organization for Women (NOW) take on Promise Keepers, for example, and you’ll hear more hysterical charges. “This organization breeds bigots,” NOW’s Web site says. “Underneath the façade of Christian religion are the workings of the radical religious right, mobilizing men against the rights of women, lesbians, and gays.

Let's remember they blame women's equality for society’s ills.” Their agenda is one of “submission, racism and homophobia.”

But a study by W. Bradford Wilcox, a sociologist at the University of Virginia and author of “Soft Patriarchs, New Men: How Christianity Shapes Fathers and Husbands,” finds something different:

...religion is a primary predictor of how men approach the world, fatherhood, household labor and marriage -- more than education, location or other factors.

We also see religion’s beneficial effect when it comes to fatherhood. Church-going fathers are more involved with their children “They’re more affectionate, and they’re stricter with their kids,” Wilcox says. “We can see, for instance, in youth-related activities that active Evangelical dads spend about 3.5 hours more per week compared to unaffiliated dads.”

“There’s a sense that God is a part of their lives and gives emotional security to them. This is important because one of the key factors leading to marital problems and problems with parenting is stress. Things like unemployment, especially for men, or a death in the family can lead to poor parenting or poor marriage behaviors for men. If men can offer these problems up to God, God can provide them with a sense of security and direction in terms of how to deal with these things in a productive way.”

What feminists fail to realize is that it was Christianity that FIRST gave women equal rights by saying that they, too, are made in God's image and have high value.

And, I guess, according to them, instilling a sense of right and wrong in children and spending quality time with their children are bad things for fathers to do.

Everytime I see my kids, it makes me love my God more and more. Christian men see their place in the world for what it really is...what their purpose is. And the fact that we turn to the source for truth for guidance (Jesus said, "I am the way, the truth and the light..."), means we have a better instruction manual for life than those who just have to feel their way through life like a blind pig searching for an acorn.

Feminists: hates Christianity that promotes excellent fathering and family relationships and exalts the role of women, while sticking up for Bill Clinton (a philanderer) and refusing to celebrate the liberation of Muslim women and the new rights of young Afghani girls to return to school. Go figure.


At 9:01 PM, Blogger Travis said...


Great blog. I just found it. Keep up the great blogging!

The Blogging Boy Scout,

At 9:58 PM, Anonymous Bob said...

I can't believe that you would turn to facts and actual events to overcome the hysteria of the feminists. That's dirty pool! ;-) Interestingly enough, I found this site from a link from Travis's blog.


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