All in the Family featured the curmudgeonly Archie Bunker. Archie was television’s most famous grouch, blunt, blustering, straightforward and untouched by the PC crowd. He was the archetype of the conservative male. Michael desprately tried to reeducate him, but he persisted in his breviloquence.

Looking back at the last 40 years, we realize: ARCHIE WAS RIGHT!


Beth Fails to Grasp

While wasting time at Vox’s today I ran across this little comment:

“I just love these posts! They go so far in restoring my faith in a completely male led society.”

Not sure if she was serious, I clicked the link to the Homepage of God’s Warrior Princes . Wait, don’t go there yet, you need at least one more cup of coffee and a hit of acid.

The first thread on the page was “Don’t Tell…Be Silent”. Just reading the title you’d think its about the evils of a women not running her mouth 24/7. Unfortunately not, that might have been interesting.

Instead what we have is post about a Bible passage, 1 Peter 3:1-4. For those of you who haven’t seen a Bible since your friend dragged you to Sunday School in 2nd grade, the passage is about how a women can lead her husband to Christ by being a good wife and good example. That’s it, that’s the entire meaning behind what’s said in those verses. Apparently men aren’t prone to being nagged into heaven.

Beth goes on to rant against some book someone wrote about the verse:

“They are going to tell us what God REALLY meant. I must say that this is my favorite sentence: He knows she is not going to discuss him with her pastor or friend. What a gift! He knows that he can abuse her and the children, but he has managed to skillfully silence her so that she cannot even seek help.”

Follow the femilogic here: Being a good example equals being an abused wife. Honey here’s a clue for you, men don’t like every intimate detail of their life shared with your friends, that’s all these folks are saying. When you blab about your husbands faults you are running him down and disrespecting him as a man. Exactly how deeply should a good Christian woman be allowed to wound her mate?

The verse you allude to in your title 1 Cor 14:34, isn’t about keeping silent so you can be abused, its about keeping silent in church, arguably because you’re not making any sense.

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