In a review of Hanna Rosin’s The End of Men and The Rise of Women, Katelyn Beaty quotes the following statistics:
Women held about half of the nation’s jobs, after a recession in which three-quarters of all jobs lost belonged to men.
Women hold 51 percent of all managerial/professional jobs, up from 26 percent in 1980.
Over 60 percent of accountants are women; 45 percent of law firm associates are as well.
Though the top corporate jobs remain the bastion of men, with women composing just 3 to 6 percent of Fortune 500 CEOs, they are highly prized, out-earning their male counterparts by 43 percent. [emphasis mine][Note: Equal work for equal pay?]
Today, a married woman contributes on average 42.2 percent of her family’s income, up from 4 percent in 1970.
In 1965, married women reported an average of 9.3 hours of paid work each week and about 10 hours of child care. Today’s married woman does an average of 23.2 hours of paid work each work, as well as more child care—13.9 hours.
Steven Andrews, a stay-at-home dad interviewed by Rosin, sums up the new reality well: “I’m just the mediocre house dude.” Sarah, his very-pregnant, lawyer wife, “feed[s] the family” and “make[s] big money.” She’s the “superstar.”
Consider this little blurb:
In the video, two reasons were given for women’s lib:
Half the population (women) was untaxable.
Working mothers meant children spent more time in schools and away from their families where they could be indoctrinated.
Feminism again proves itself to be nothing more than a social tool for socialist engineering. And feminists actually think it is for the good of women. No, it’s for the good of the progressive elites who are trying to replace Western Civilization with Socialism.
The Acton Institute Powerblog posted an article on Ontario directly interfering with what the Catholic Church can and cannot teach in its schools. According to Laurel Broten, the Education Minister of Ontario:
… [the] province’s publicly funded Catholic schools may not teach students that abortion is wrong because such teaching amounts to ‘misogyny,’ which is prohibited in schools under a controversial anti-bullying law.
A religious moral teaching, in this case abortion, is legally banned in religious schools. One would think the solution would be for churches to refuse any government assistance. However, those who would teach and study in private religious schools are not guaranteed a place in the economic and cultural parts of society because they were not educated in a secular, government-funded institution. This amounts to a kind of shunning by secular government of religious adherents for their lack of conformity to secular education, which is dominated by feminist and atheistic philosophies.
When secular government determines the education standards without allowing for non-secular ideas, it sets up a system whereby religiously minded educators and students can be potentially disqualified from opportunities simply because their religious thinking may not conform to the secular standards.
The same thing is quite possible in America. Teachers earning high degrees, such as Masters and Doctorates, can be rejected from employment in the government educational system on the grounds they are not qualified as potential educators. This lack of qualification does not stem from any genuine lack of knowledge or skill, but rather from a lack of training in secular knowledge, which strives to be devoid of religious influences.
In a secular society, religion is a private matter for personal experience, but once brought into the open fields of thought and study, it becomes grounds for discriminating against qualified citizens based simply on the fact that they will not agree with secular thought that their religious beliefs are null and void.
The theory of Darwinian Evolution, so popular among elitist academics and mostly dismissed by the population at large has a seedy underside. Within the elegance of scientific theory is a life philosophy that influences the thinking of the everyday man. His time is spent in employment to cover his expenses and he has little time to contemplate the philosophies of humanists.
Evolution in its basic application is a philosophy of perpetual change in nature, operating autonomously and without any sort of intervention. Life itself is always in a state of flux and the changes are for the better. Change is always good because it always makes things better. The fantasy of humanists is that human evolution will one day bring about the ultimate perfection of humanity and utopian survival on planet earth.
Evolution is an idea of small incremental changes over long periods of time and humans are part of this very long and crawling history. However, now that humanity understands evolution and the forces affecting its destiny it can ask itself why not take hold of evolution and advance the process over a shorter period of time? If the process is devoid of divine intervention, then there is room for human intervention.
In fact, why not push and compress the evolutionary process into a few decades? Since it is an inherently violent process of change for the better, those who support instant evolution would have to be stronger militarily and politically than those who oppose evolution. There is room for radical, violent change through the destruction of the old world, the weak, for the new world, the fittest.
It is radical change for purpose of an infinitely superior world. It is the taste of hope and change in the air. Hope for a better world tomorrow through rapid, violent change. It is revolution through sped up evolution. And since the mindless process is in the wild, anarchy is part and parcel to the revolution.
Christians who oppose evolution and understand where violent humanist revolutions inevitably lead will be shown no mercy. They are the weak symbols of an old world. The young, the radical, the anti-West are the future of human evolution. They are the fit and they shall survive the radical rush of evolution.
America is continuing its slide into a mock-European secular culture.
Fox News reports that Protestants are no longer dominant in the U.S. According to the article, the two primary reasons are a surge in citizens who are “non-denominational” and who are “non-religious.”
The non-religious group is a minority of the population, even though they wield tremendous influence in relation to their numbers, but it is the non-denominational movement that is doing the greatest damage.
A Christian denomination is religion organized and organized Christianity has been falling into ill repute. I have argued that it is because Christians no longer believe they have the final answer in the search for truth in this world and the church is in full retreat from secular aggression:
The motivation for such a movement is fear. A shift from above ground Christianity in churches towards an underground Christianity in homes is a retreat from lost fields of ideological battle. A secular world based exclusively on humanist sciences for knowledge will eventually be hostile to the church. Persecution would be guaranteed for a Christianity that organized and rose up and stood against the establishment. An underground Christianity, without church or religion, would avoid that persecution. In the past, Christians went underground to avoid persecution and history is repeating itself.
Also, the church is viewed not from the established wisdom of adulthood, but from the whimsical weakness of perpetual adolescence.
Having an organized traditional Christianity that transcends generations is vital for religious freedom. A non-denominational church is not in a position to oppose secular encroachment. It can entertain the restless young and spread a joyful and empty message of “love” but it is a sandcastle against the waves of anti-Christian confidence.
Those who are in need of freedom must first organize in order to lay the foundation for their stance against whatever they want to oppose. When a group deliberately decides not to organize, then it is deliberately taken steps to undermine its own strength. The only two rational reasons for moving from an organized state to a disorganized state is either the group believes there is no longer a threat requiring organizing (utopian delusion) or the group believes itself defeated and has moved into an underground survival mode (end times obsession).
Some might argue that Biblically, organized religion is a bad thing, that the early church was not organized. Yet Paul passed down a common creed (cf. 1 Corinthians 15:3-7) and his entire epistle to the Romans was an organized presentation of the Christian faith. The early church fathers were collecting the writings of the apostles and working to sift out counterfeit ideas. They understood that in the face of persecution, they needed to get organized to defend the truth.
Protestantism and its major denominations, Lutheran, Presbyterian, Baptist, and Methodist (there are others besides these), were all based on the work of Christian forefathers doing the work of organizing the faith and using that organization to preserve the truth. The creeds and confessions and traditions as well as writings of prominent thinkers like Martin Luther and John Calvin gave the church an organized structure of thought from which to build and expand in the world. This foundation allowed the Protestant church (much like the Roman Catholic Church) to endure the political instabilities of the European monarchs and influenced the thinking of Christians in the colonies that would become the United States.
To undermine Protestantism with the blandness of non-denominational religion is to guarantee that religious freedom will fail in the United States. The only other hope is the strength of the Catholic Church, whose towering organization has allowed it to endure as a preserver of the Christian faith for countless generations. If Protestanism should completely fail, Catholicism may see a stark increase in its ranks as searchers look for a new home while their old home burns.