Saturday, January 31, 2015

"Three fundamental truths" (about men and women)

It was C.S. Lewis who wrote that men are Sons of Adam and women are Daughters of Eve.

Women's greatest flaws are pride and envy (the serpent is a symbol of envy and tells Eve she could be like God) and men's greatest flaws are listening to women motivated by pride and envy.

This article was written by Moose Norseman and is from his site, Moose Norseman.

There probably won’t be many posts here for a while. I am currently in the midst of several things that relate directly to what we discuss here, but I need to let them play out further before I discuss them. In the meantime though, I will leave you with three fundamental truths–fundamental truths that I hold as a guide while navigating these aforementioned situations, and that will serve you well in the situations you must navigate.

Truth #1: The Fundamental Truth about Humanity

The fundamental truth about humanity is that it is fallen. Sinful. Wicked. Fucked. It’s who we are at our most basic level. In the words of J.C. Ryle:

There are many things on earth which a natural man cannot explain. The amazing inequality of conditions,-the poverty and distress,-the oppression and persecution,-the shakings and tumults,-the failures of statesmen and legislators, -the constant existence of uncured evils and abuses,-all these things are often puzzling to him. He sees but does not understand. But the Bible makes it all clear. The Bible can tell him that the whole world lieth in wickedness,-that the prince of the world, the devil, is everywhere,-and that it is vain to look for perfection in the present order of things. The Bible will tell him that neither laws nor education can ever change men’s hearts,-and that, just as no man will ever make a machine work well, unless he allows for friction,-so also no man will do much good in the world unless he always remembers that human nature is fallen, and that the world he works in is full of sin.

Truth #2: The Fundamental Truth about Men

As men, we are all sons of Adam. We are all prone to his failure. Just as Adam was not deceived, but consciously chose to harken to the voice of his wife over the voice of God, so each of us has a tendency to abdicate the leadership responsibilities given to us to please and placate women–even when we know that it would be wrong to do so.

Truth #3: The Fundamental Truth about Women

The truth about women is that they are all daughters of Eve. Like Eve, women are tempted to elevate their desires and listen to the beguiling words of those who would tell them their desires and emotions are a greater source of truth than God.

These truths are simple. They are short. And they may seem rather depressing. Take heart! These truths will allow you to exit the endless cycle of disappointments. Instead of looking for people who are not fallen, look for those who have acknowledged their problem and are being made righteous by the obedience of Christ. Don’t look for the man who does not have a tendency to abdicate his leadership responsibilities in favor of pleasing and placating women, but rather for the man who recognizes his sinful tendency and in the grace of Christ is learning to lead properly. Do not look for the woman who does not have a tendency to elevate her desires and emotions above the Word of God, but rather for the woman who recognizes her sinful tendency and in the grace of Christ is learning to bring every thought into captivity of obedience to Christ.


Unknown said...

Men have the tendency to abdicate leadership and women have the tendency to desire gaining leadership. Leaving both unhappy when they fulfill these desires.

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Anonymous said...

Lewis goes for those allegorical biblical interpretations which even if they seem sensible and scientific I always try to find more valid 'scientific' sources for. He was among the most rational people who ever lived though coming from a Christian perspective.

“But you cannot go on 'explaining away' for ever: you will find that you have explained explanation itself away. You cannot go on 'seeing through' things for ever. The whole point of seeing through something is to see something through it. It is good that the window should be transparent, because the street or garden beyond it is opaque. How if you saw through the garden too? It is no use trying to 'see through' first principles. If you see through everything, then everything is transparent. But a wholly transparent world is an invisible world. To 'see through' all things is the same as not to see.” ― C.S. Lewis, The Abolition of Man

To Lewis, the first principles were those of Jesus. Machiavelli, more or less, agreed with Lewis, centuries before, coming from a different angle, that of the most advantageous behavior in order to maintain power for those in-power:

"A return to first principles in a republic is sometimes caused by the simple virtues of one man. His good example has such an influence that the good men strive to imitate him, and the wicked are ashamed to lead a life so contrary to his example." -- Niccolo Machiavelli

The 'simple virtues of one man,' did everyone read that? No one will ever confuse NM for a romantic and there is his cold analysis arriving at a 'romantic' interpretation where a single man can make all the difference.

"I am not really sure looks like American guys/ppl are so dead inside they are incapable of discerning beauty, because only spirit can do that." -- Tatiana, a Slavic Woman living in the USA writing in to Winston Wu's "Happier Abroad" site

Remember guys and take the advice of this woman's culture, ONLY SPIRIT can discern beauty, the true beauty and not just that of the outer shell.

Robert Stark interviews Nataliya Kochergova aka Emma the Emo

~ Negentropic