Saturday, January 28, 2006
Alpha male: nature or nurture
I guess either way, it cannot be forced: you can't just pretend to be one.
The challenge then as a father of sons can I raise such men?
Saturday, January 21, 2006
Norah Vincent's Self Made Man
The interview was interesting enough to add to my list of books to buy. (grin)
Update: Reviews at Amazon.com are interesting, esp. from a "man" (who had a sex change from female to male). Still seemed like a good book....
Friday, January 20, 2006
Men are the source of all weakness and strengths
quoting Nienna: Mexico would be a grand place if men weren't drinking their lives a way and beating their wives.
He responds: yet there's little preventing those Hispanic or African women from improving their civilization, except for the small fact that they can't. With the obvious exception of feminists, women do not destroy, but neither do they build.
And rightly so! Men either build or destroy a society. No matter how much women want to improve a society, without men's involvement at home and in the community, things cannot get better. If men chooses to let the society go downhill, either by drinking away the time or letting things like feminism get out of hand, then it is all men's fault. It's interesting to read the story of Sodom where it is the men of the city who wanted to sodomize the Lot's male visitors. And the only way the city could be "saved" was to be destroyed. But even with the Flood, there are few people worthy of saving and God chooses to offer a way out. Sometimes God sends prophets like Jonah to a hopeless situation, as well, and the whole city can turn around. [Where I'm going with this, I'm not sure so I'll stop.]
Thursday, January 12, 2006
Reading the Bible in a Year
One surprise was the how our sons Bible (oldest uses NIV Reader's Version and youngest uses The Bibleman Bible (International Children's Bible, New Century Version)) are much more explicit than my NIV (let alone KJV). I mean it's no longer "lay" (or "know") but "sexual relationships." Sodomites, Dinah and Tamar have been described in ways I was not expecting to get into (some of the details). It has been a good time to talk about what's going on but still not what I expected (we have been reading out loud for almost a year -- before then we were reading various devotional books -- but only in Psalms and the 4 Gospels ... until Jan 1).