Why is it I seem to gravitate toward fundimentalist 'christian' sites when I can't sleep? The inherent comedy, sure, but is there something else? Anyway, here's today's postcard from the edge: A Virtuous Woman.Org
. The Virtuous Woman is, you guessed it, a stay-at-home mum, housekeeper, cook, gardener, entertainer - doormat. Just feast your eyes on this little gem:"Do you have a servent's heart when it comes to your marriage? My mother has always been a good example of what a serving wife should be. She dotes over my father daily. She fixes him hot meals every night after she comes home from work and seems to tirelessly find ways to make his life easier. I think of her when I think of the kind of wife I want to be. I enjoy serving my husband. He is loving, works hard and appreciates a clean home and good food. In the time that we have been married I have found a deep source of contentment from serving him in the smallest ways."
It also seems that the Virtuous Woman can't spell. Servent
? Or maybe that's federalist english... Akhmed? Princess? Bueller?When we serve our husbands we begin to grow softer spirits, more loving hearts. When we serve our husbands our marriage is renewed and nurtured. When we serve our husbands what we are really doing is serving Jesus. We will be blessed in ways we can hardly imagine!
I feel sorry for people brainwashed like that. Sure, looking after our loved ones makes us better people, and being a caring person is another step on the road to being a good
person, but it's give and take. The worst part is these women are conditioned into these roles based on the assumption that a book put together out of a millienium-long worldwide game of chinese whispers is all factually correct. It's always been my personal assumption that the contradictions and inconsistencies in the bible stem from... well, at the risk of sounding melodramatic, the wickedness of mankind. Lesser lights in the evolution of that book may have 'tweaked' a few things to suit themselves. It's pretty anti-women, all told (even though Jesus seemed to be a pretty equal-rights kind of guy.. hmm..). Which is interesting, cause aren't we told right back in Genesis that we were created in God's image... you know, like, all of us?
Ok... I have no idea where this rant came from... But hey, at least I now know the right way to wash dishes