Saturday, January 06, 2007
Oppressive Mothering and why men seek freedom
But wait, most of us are working for a mommy-company to pay our salaries. Medical insurance is setup such that it is hard to get as individuals, which is yet another "carrot" for turning to the mommy-company.
And then we are told that housing is an investment and rather than throw money way on rent, we should buy a huge mortgage to "get" a house, but what they don't say is that debt = slavery (see Proverbs 22:7) and that "your" house is booked as an asset by the bank, not you, the borrower. And much the same story with a car: get in debt for a depreciating "asset." (The same could be said about a house but that's never mentioned as part of "investing" in a home.)
So we get mommy government "services," mommy corporate income source and enslaved to depreciating stuff (home & car, at minimum).
And don't forget the mommy wife who wants to wear the pants in the family (sadly because man had abdicated his role as head of household in the 20th century but that's for another post).
With the weekday consumed by work to payoff debt (and every once in awhile interaction with the government), what would any sane man want to do during his free time after his honey-do's are done? Attend a mommy-church? I don't think so. And what's interesting is that as I read the Gospels during my quiet time, it seems that the today's church is much like the Temple and Synagogues of Jesus' time (institutionalized, hierarchical, mommy-like).
What can the church do? Go back to what Jesus commanded: make disciples, not church-attenders. The church needs to change so that she can create (or disciple) free men who live under God rather than mommy-following wimps who can only get temporary freedom through "manly" activities like sports or sports-viewing.
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