Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Feminism Greatest HOAX Against Freedom

Republican presidential debate, Sen. Rick Santorum was asked what he meant when he wrote -- “Many women... find it easier, more professionally gratifying, and certainly more socially affirming, to work outside the home... Here, we can thank the influence of radical feminism.” -- It takes a Family 2005
Sen. Santorum responded that he was pointing out that “radical feminism” had degraded the stay-at-home wife and mother while idolizing women who chose careers over marriage and bearing children.
This is certainly part and parcel of the feminist ideology which has twisted our society into a pretzel of me-ism and influenced lifestyle changes -- for the worst. The women’s movement of the 60-70s perpetrated a lie in the minds of our young, claiming that there is no difference between males and females.
Vast amounts of money have been poured into biological and behavioral research studies, which all point to one conclusion: There are plenty of distinct differences which most people know by objective common sense. Despite the evidence, radical feminists to this day claim that, except for the obvious sexual organs, there are no differences.
Modern feminists like to compare themselves with the suffragettes in the early 1900s who won the right for women to vote. But there is a vast difference in their beliefs. The suffragettes believed in family - husband, wife and children - moral standards and raising their children to be good citizens. Modern feminists have rejected the natural pattern of family-oriented life.
Feminist denial is the biggest hoax against freedom and has produced detrimental effects in all areas of our society, government and educational institutions. The modern trends of lifestyles away from marriage and family are not what our grandparents and generations before them would have admired or respected.
“Women can have it all” - the freedom to pursue her own way - was one mantra.
Feminists have been influential in persuading women that promiscuity, one-night stands, shacking up, seeking careers, delaying marriage and children are perfectly acceptable. If they have children and pursue their career, the responsibility of nurturing and raising them is given to others; and there’s also the 41,000,000 babies destroyed by their pursuing abortion for convenience sake.
In elite feminist Hillary Clinton’s book, It takes a Village, the feminist agenda is obvious. Let the “village” raise our children is really code for “government.” The government will indoctrinate, brainwash, keep children dumbed down, grow them up only to be enslaved by the “State.” Contradictions abound in feminist thought.
By declaring women as oppressed by men and victims in a supposedly male-controlled society, the result has been upheaval and changes in the way we live our lives. Women seeking freedom from men, marriage and bearing children are going against the glue which held our nation up as an example of freedom.
Feminists hold positions in our federal and state governments continually enacting laws and regulations to supposedly “empower” women to self-fulfillment. This social experiment, starting with the 60s women’s movement for equal rights, has proven to be detrimental for most women, children and men. In fact, the consequences for our nation as a whole have yet to be seen.
Radical Feminists have an agenda, do not doubt it. They want to transform America from what they call a patriarchal society to a matriarchal one.
In their recent book The Flipside of Feminism, Suzanne Venker and Phyllis Schlafly contend that “the entire women’s movement was predicated on a Marxist view of the world.” They recorded the fact that Betty Friedan’s 1963 book The Feminine Mystique opened the door to women pursuing their “rights” to seek validation and fulfillment of themselves. According to the early feminists, the family - husband, wife and children - no longer fulfilled women and never had - another lie.
Venker-Schlafly quote Kathleen Parker from her book Save the Males -- “Feminism found common cause with Communist ideology. Breaking up the family was not incidental but central to that ideology.”
It is ironic that while feminism is changing America, the former Soviet Union is moving the opposite direction. According to a 1993 front-page story in the Los Angeles Times, “many Russian women see true freedom as the ability to be full-time wives and mothers.” The Marxist order of society denied them that right for decades and their children were considered property of the Marxist State.
The further away we move from the ideal traditional marriage and family, the nearer we move towards Marxist ideology. Is this what we want for America?

War on Women....not so much....

As a woman, I resent being scooped up with the turd when it comes to all these ridiculous “women’s” causes. From Sandra Fluke to Ashley Judd to the pro-abortion movement, the crusade for “women’s rights” is all too often a front for the celebration of self-absorption. There’s nothing wrong with thinking you’re awesome. I, for one, am completely convinced that I am pretty cool. But I can’t imagine putting my own fear, desire for convenience, or any other emotion, great or small, before the life of a child or the religious liberty of the American people.

The crusade to eradicate religious conscience rights in favor of free birth control for everyone is not about women who have ovarian cysts and need birth control pills for their terrible cramping pain, or even about that lofty-sounding catchphrase, “women’s rights”; it’s about people getting what they want for free.

The sacrosanct “right” to an abortion the Supreme Court discovered in 1973 is not about saving women’s lives or wombs or psyches, as many would have you believe. It’s about people wanting to do what they want when they want, without having to suffer any consequences or answer to anyone or accept responsibility.

So, Sandra Fluke and all you birth control crusaders, admit it: you want free birth control because you believe that consequence-free recreational sex should be available for everyone all the time on the government’s dime, because you’re not smart enough to understand what liberty is, or that nothing is free, to paraphrase Mattie Ross, except the grace of God.

Changing Priorities.....

I am a self proclaimed political junkie.  I was going through a difficult divorce when Obama took office and so I threw myself into politics and vowed to stay on top of all the insanity and to spread the truth around to anyone who would listen.  It was great therapy until it became an obsession.  In the process of being so involved, I neglected some that I cared about and placed them behind the fight when they needed me most.  I had become so one tract minded that I failed to see what I was doing or who I was hurting.  As important as I feel this fight is, I also realize that there is no fight if there is no one to fight for.  God told us to stand for truth and that it would set us free, so yes, we should stand up for our nation, but He also told us that our very purpose on this earth and our reason for living was to spread His Word and to win souls for Him.  That means setting an example and living a life that puts others before ourselves.  My mom used to tell me when I was young that if you want JOY in your life, you must remember JOY means Jesus, Others and then Yourself.  It's no wonder I lost my JOY and had become angry and frustrated.  I had focused on my agenda, what I thought was most important and in doing so, Jesus and others had fallen out of the equation.  I will continue to fight, as this nation and our liberty are so important to me and I want my child to know freedom; to have a chance to succeed, however, I will not put it before my family and those who are most important to me.  It would be a shame to fight and win and have no one to celebrate with or to fight and lose and have no one there to help you pick up the pieces.  My focus must change a bit and my priorities realigned.  I'm not sure what God has in store for my life, but I do know He has given me far more chances in this life than I deserve.

Psalm 46:10  He says, “Be still, and know that I am God; 
   I will be exalted among the nations, 
   I will be exalted in the earth.”

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Love is a Choice.......

Love is a choice you make every day of your life. In fact, what you think you feel is actually something you choose to feel. You make a choice to feel a certain way or not. That’s how you choose to control your emotions. This is true in most areas of life. In choosing to feel love, you need to choose sensibly because falling in love is not something you choose not to feel after a relationship went downhill. Love is a choice, an ongoing and a conscious choice, you make each and every day of your life.
Love is a choice. And you can never confuse “love” with the feeling of being “in love.” This is one of the most important lesson you can ever get in the midst of being and staying in love. I’m sure you, just like me, those who have experienced to be loved and lost a love, can all attest to that. Here’s an excerpt from the novel “Midwinter Turns to Spring,” on the subject of love being a choice:
“Love is not just a feeling. It’s a choice, a commitment, a way of behaving toward another. Love is not simply an event that happens to you. Rather, love is something you choose to do. The state of being in love is simply a prelude to love. But most people make the mistake of thinking they’re one and the same thing. We are all given circumstances by which we can exercise the choice to love. That’s the thunderbolt that God supplies. It’s that instant attraction to another person, those warm, fuzzy feelings, that fever akin to drunkenness or madness that causes you to know that you’re in love. But it’s what you choose to do after that thunderbolt has passed that matters. You choose whether you’re going to continue loving the other person after the drunkenness has dissipated, after the frills of romance have fallen away. You choose whether you’re going to continue to seek the best interests of the other person, and care about him or her through any and all circumstances — and for how long. Love is a conscious choice.”
Love is a choice. When you wake up in the morning and think about the one you love, you say to yourself “I choose to love this person today and every day of my life,” regardless of his imperfections. 
Many people believe that love is something that simply occurs and happens unexpectedly. But as the relationship grows, the definition of love also grows. Love is both a noun and a verb. The noun part is the feeling you have when you think about the person first thing in the morning, ’till the end of the day. The verb part is the actions you take for feeling that way. Your love for someone should be action oriented and consistent, in order for love to stay after many years together.
Many people allows romantic love, or feelings, to become the basis for relationship and happiness. But this kind of foundation is more likely to be unsturdy because you or your partner will later on seek new emotional highs as time goes by. A relationship based on just feelings and emotions are fickle, more so the circumstances that give rise to them. Love is a choice, it isn’t born but made.
There will always be times you feel you love your partner less today than yesterday. There will be times you could feel loved, and other times you don’t. You may also meet someone you think more ideal than the other. When these happen, would you still love him? Love is a choice. Isn’t it more empowering way to love and be loved?
Love is a choice. It’s either you let that love happen or move on without even letting a feeling of love to occur. When making a choice, sometimes you feel you just have to grab it because after all you deserve it. Other times you feel you need to put another’s needs before your own. Love is a choice… a choice to take action.

Monday, April 23, 2012

Christianity Does Not Mean Perfection

Every Christian has his own imperfections.
Contrary to what most people believe, being a Christian does not mean becoming like Christ, rather it is the process of becoming like Christ. It is not the destination, but the journey. It is not the resting state of perfection, but rather being on an active state of transformation – a process that is usually slow and painful.  
All Christians are imperfect, all Christians are work in progress, and it is for this reason that we need Christ in every step of this battle.  And this world is A BATTLE!!

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Digging My Hole

    I was digging a hole that was already over my head, using a heavy iron crowbar that was almost as tall as me. Everything was going fine until the crowbar, instead of pounding into the dirt, plunged into my big toe. For a while, that toe seemed like the most important thing in my world. Pain does that. Likewise, relationships are important and when they send us careering in pain they assume horrendous importance. As important as human relationships are, however, our relationship with God is even more critical and will last not just a lifetime but for all eternity. Human relationships become a source of immense disappointment and heartache when we try to wring from them love, understanding and fulfillment of an intensity or perfection that only a perfect God of infinite love and wisdom can offer. I had fallen into the slimy quicksand of trying to claw from a human what only God can give. Instead, I should have deepened my relationship with the One who alone has perfect love and will never leave.

It's No Small Thing....

It's not easy being human!  Let's face it.  To walk in faith, to endure in love, to readily forgive, and show grace on a daily basis can be a challenge.  That's why we need one another; to remind us that we don't have to do this alone!!

"Trust in the Lord with all your heart."  Proverbs 3:5