Wednesday, September 14, 2005

The repudiation of Idio-Christians

If Townhall still had a shred of respectability left, Dennis Prager would have just wiped his dumb ass with it.
As a result of the repudiation of Judeo-Christian values, we are witnessing the ascendance of the feminine in Western society.

There are two reasons for this. One is the overriding belief in equality, which to those who reject Judeo-Christian values means sameness. Judeo-Christian values emphatically affirm the equality of the sexes. In fact, given that the creation story in Genesis proceeds from primitive to elevated, the last creation, woman, can easily be seen as the most elevated of the creations. Every man knows how much a good woman helps him transcend his animal nature...

To say that the human race needs masculine and feminine characteristics is to state the obvious. But each sex comes with prices. Men can too easily lack compassion, reduce sex to animal behavior and become violent. And women's emotionality, when unchecked, can wreak havoc on those closest to these women and on society as a whole -- when emotions and compassion dominate in making public policy.
And as Dennis can tell you, the price for the "masculine characteristics" he needs can run as much as 25% more per hour.

He does have a point, though, about men and violence. The more I read, the more I wanted to beat his stupid ass.
The latter is what is happening in America. The Left has been successful in supplanting masculine virtues with feminine ones. That is why "compassion" is probably the most frequently cited value. That is why the further left you go, the greater the antipathy to those who make war. Indeed, universities, the embodiment of feminist emotionality and anti-Judeo-Christian values, ban military recruiters and oppose war-themed names for their sports teams.

A sentiment such as "War is not the answer" embodies leftist feminine emotionality. The statement is, after all, utter nonsense, as many of the greatest evils -- from Nazi totalitarianism and genocide to slavery -- were quite effectively "answered" by war. (Virtually every car I ever have seen display the bumper sticker "War is not the answer" was driven by a woman.)
Look, arguing with a bumper sticker is stupid enough, but it must be pointed out that "war is not the answer" doesn't mean that war never is or was necessary. Prager, after already saying that "feminine characteristics" help man "transcend his animal nature," goes on to, as far as I can tell, argue that "War is the answer." He does not qualify this, limiting it to specific wars. War's just right.

O Lord, where's the good woman who can tame the beast inside Denny Prager?

And, honestly, where in those Judeo-Christian values does war fit? To Dennis, Christianity is not a "religion of peace." Christianity is a manly, tough-guy faith which is always up for kicking some ass. Dennis must be using a different Bible than I do. (Which, since I'm Catholic and he's a fundamentalist [and a crazy person], is literally true. Unfortunate for Dennis, too, since his Bible leaves out the best fight scenes.)

I hate that I have to point this out again and again, but let's just remember that Pope John Paul II -- no feminist he -- said that war was most definitely "not the answer" in regards to Iraq, calling it a "defeat for humanity." He actually went even further into bumper sticker territory, too.
"When war, as in these days in Iraq, threatens the fate of humanity, it is ever more urgent to proclaim, with a strong and decisive voice, that only peace is the road to follow to construct a more just and united society," John Paul said. "Violence and arms can never resolve the problems of man."
Where's Prager's article bitching about the feminization of the Catholic Church? Hell, even our current Pope -- then-Cardinal Ratzinger -- agreed.
As talk escalated about a U. S. attack on Iraq, Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger, the Prefect of the Vatican Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, began stating unequivocally that "The concept of a 'preventive war' does not appear in the Catechism of the Catholic Church." His comments had been published as early as September 2002 and were repeated several times as war seemed imminent.
A round of applause for Idio-Christian Dennis Prager, ladies and gentlemen, chaplain of the 101st fighting keyboarders (who, by the way, have yet to show any of the "masculine characteristics" Prager so heartily endorses).

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