Church Abandons Men Then Demands They Man Up To Save It
Isn't this typical. All the endless catering to the women and the marginalization of men within the church has led to one completely unpredictable result. The men in turn have abandoned the church. Who would have ever guessed that would happen? It's ok though because the church has come up with a solution to this very problem. I'm sure you will never guess what that is either. Not in a million years. Wait for it.... Wait... Here it comes...
BOOM!!!... SURPISE!!!... YAAAY!!!... WOO HOOO!!! Now why didn't I think of that?
If the ladies will pardon me (for women have their own sort of strength), I want to issue a special summons to men, especially fathers, husbands, and priests. The summons is simple: be a man.
Pardon me ladies but you can kiss my ass. WTF? This is the whole problem in a nutshell. If you want to save the churches from burning to the ground stop pouring gasoline on the fire!
Stop coddling to these church ladies and start booting the trouble makers out. Start calling these con artists out for what they are. Professional Victims. But since the churches will never do that it leaves me no choice but to boot them along with the chruch out of my life and by virtue of yet another one of these "Man Up" S.O.S. posts from the sinking ship I'm not the only one who has come to that same conclusion.
It has often been observed that men are rather disengaged from the practice of the faith and attendance at the Sacred Liturgy. Frankly, there is a reason—not a politically correct one, but a reason nonetheless. Most of the men I talk to find the Church rather feminized. There is much talk in the Church about forgiveness and love, about receptivity and about being “nicer.” These are fine virtues, all of them necessary. But men also want to be engaged, to be sent into battle, to go forth and make a difference.
Wrong again, men want to know they are not going to get sold out by the very people who are asking them to go out and fight those battles. Meaning stop automatically shunning the men who are still left fighting the battles the nanosecond his Christian In Name Only wife files for divorce because she is not haaaaapppeeeee.... Don't assume just because she files for divorce and says he is the bad guy that there is any truth to it. Above all stop letting them get remarried after the first divorce. I think it actually says that somewhere in the Bible. The church has got to start enforcing its own rules before it can ask men anything more of them otherwise men will man up by putting their foot down on the church.
After years of radical feminism, men are shamed for seeking to take up leadership and authority in their families and in the Church. It starts early. Any normal boy is full of spit and vinegar, is aggressive, competitive, and anxious to test his wings. But many boys are scolded, punished, and even medicated for these normal tendencies. They are told to behave more like girls and to learn to be nicer and to get along, etc. It will be granted that limits are necessary, but the tendency for boys to roughhouse is normal. The scolding and “socializing” to more feminine traits continues apace into early adulthood. And then there are other cultural phenomena such as the slew of “Men are stupid” commercials, etc.
Oh that's right, men are stupid, thanks for reminding me, so why do you need us again?
Though many in past decades have sought to describe the Church as “male-dominated,” nothing could be further from the truth. Most parish leadership structures are dominated by women. And women do fine work. But the Church has done a very poor job of engaging men as men and equipping them to be strong husbands, fathers, and priests. Virtues related to bold leadership and the effective use of authority are in short supply whereas other virtues such as collaboration, listening, empathy, and understanding are overemphasized.
This lack of balance, wherein traditionally manly virtues are downplayed—even shamed—has led many men to become disengaged from the Church.
Who's fault is that? Who let them take over when they should have been kicking them to the curb? How is this my problem? It's not and the reason men have been abandoned by the church is because the church has abandoned God first. In the place of God is the worship of women. The worship of their feelings. Everything is geared towards them. They can do no wrong and of course men are the devil. Everything that men do is somehow wrong though but men are wising up to the scam. We already know that the "Man Up" bait is only a trap. An opportunity for the Victim Class to carp on even more about how everything men do for the church is wrong.
Fine with me because I'm not falling for it anyway and I'm pretty sure that increasingly I'm not the only one either.