Respecting Feminism, The Devil’s Gift To Mankind
Our beloved Harry Lime wrote a nice liturgy about how women were God's gift to Mankind and how the sex industry is a destructive force for evil. I do recommend you read it as there are certainly elements in there that are worth considering.
He asked what we would think or do if it was our teenage daughter that was "doing the deed" with all and sundry. In one part, I agree with Harry. I would do what I could to get her out of that lifestyle. There can be criminal elements that are extremely unsavory, there is the potential drug exposure, the risk of diseases, the potential of violence from the customer, and the list goes on. All in all, more dangerous than many Xtreme sports that are out there in the world. But, assuming she is of an age when she is allowed to make her own decisions, I would also respect her choices and her desires. I may not like her choices, but I would ensure her safety (and education) as much as I could and I would certainly continue to try to get her to a "proper" profession. Parents always want the best for their kids but the kids will still do what they want to do. Her choice of profession is just as damning for the parent as for the child. If the parent(s) had raised her with different values then the profession would not have been a choice in the first place!
But then we come to the contentious points (for me). Harry states that "Human beings are not animals" and "God gave man sex as a gift to use in its proper place in marriage".
How can you doubt that man is an animal? There are many types of animals and we share so much with them. Just have a look in the mirror and then look at a picture of any ape. Anatomically extremely similar. Move on down to other mammals like cats, dogs, cows, sheep, etc. Head, limbs, skin, eyes, ears, mouth… check! Even internally there are shared attributes like lungs, heart, brain, blood, stomach, etc. Even go to the ocean mammals (dolphins, whales and seals to name but 3 of the 120 known). The limbs may be fins but there is still a lot in common. So yes, man is an animal. We may be more highly evolved (according to Darwin) or more specially created (according to the bible)…but animals we are.
Then then we come to God's gift of sex. There are indeed many references to sex and marriage in the bible, but let us look at the very first. It is from Genesis 1: 27-28. And it says… "So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them. God blessed them and said to them, 'Be fruitful and increase in number;'". The first verse is obviously the biblical reference to how man was created as a "special" animal. The second verse though says, to use modern terminology, "Get out there and have sex and produce babies". Interesting that there is no mention of marriage!
But this is just a prelude to the real point of the response. Harry says that the sex industry is destructive, damaging and depressing. To some degree he is correct. However, I believe it is the church itself and the attitudes of women that are causing this situation and therefore far more destructive and damaging.
We have already determined that man is an animal. Monogamy in the animal world is extremely rare. In fact, total monogamy is almost non-existent as even those mammals that are recognized as monogamous will have their "flings". Some monogamous mammals will also leave their partner if they no long perform sexually (wolves spring to mind). Staying faithful is extremely difficult for animals as the males are programmed to spread their genes and the females are programmed to get the best genes for their offspring. Why should man be an exception to this rule? Is it because the church and women tell us it must be that way?
The church wanted monogamy to protect its assets. The clergy used to be able to take multiple wives and this started diluting church assets through inheritance. So, around 725 AD, multiple marriages and inheritance rules were changed and in 1022 AD, the Pope decreed that marriage for the clergy was not longer permitted. But what about women? It's the same reason. Assets. When they found "their" man, they wanted to hang onto him. They couldn't allow him to wander as he might not come back. So slowly but surely, over the years, they have supported the church's view (knowingly or not) and obtained legal reforms to protect what they view as "theirs".
All in all, this actually doesn't seem to bad. After all, when a man marries a woman there is supposedly love involved and a commitment to having and maintaining a relationship. Given the state of the world today, it even makes sense to protect oneself against the future and make sure that children at least are protected and supported.
So what went wrong and why is there a sex industry at all?
Feminism happened. Feminism in its own right isn't really a problem (in my opinion) but the lengths to which women have taken it is. Women (generally in the West) have taken it to the point where they do not want equality, they want superiority. And under the law they are often given it! Although marriages often start off with the best intentions, so many women believe they know best and try to change their man into what they think they should be. The nagging and the attitudes and the changes mean that the "couple" that started the relationship are not the same couple that inevitably divorce. Add into the equation the withdrawal of sex that so often happens and you have a complete recipe for the man to look elsewhere. As sex is one of the most basic needs, of course the man is going to wander and the sex industry is the easiest place by far to get a no strings piece of actions.
Our dear Harry finishes off by saying… "A proper, stable, sensible relationship that leads to marriage is the wisest choice for lonely men. A marriage will last if both man and woman respect each other and sincerely want to be with each other. When men see women as human beings rather then mere objects for their sexual gratification and then when they treat them with dignity and respect then the sex industry will go out of business. Men need to be loved. Women are a gift to mankind. But the Bangkok sex-industry is a gift to nobody."
I will agree that a stable relationship is ultimately the most fulfilling, and mutual respect and desire to be with each other is needed. However, a large part of the fault lies within the feminist movement because the women stopped treating their men with dignity and respect. Men and women are animals and therefore are sexual objects. Women don't want this, but it is nature and we are not yet evolved past this aspect. When women realize that they ARE sex objects as well as women, then they might be able to have more control over their man. When your wife of 10 years will still happily give you a blow job when you want one and then ask you to mow the lawn, then she will get the lawn mowed and the husband won't be out looking for some woman who will give him a blow job. When a wife performs her duties, only then will the sex industry die. Until then, the Bangkok sex industry is God's gift to the men who are tired of being treated as 3rd class citizens by the female supremacists.
And to give the bible the last word… Ephesians 5: 22-24. It says… "Wives, submit to your own husbands, as to the Lord. For the husband is the head of the wife even as Christ is the head of the church, his body, and is himself its Savior. Now as the church submits to Christ, so also wives should submit in everything to their husbands.". The feminist wives should listen to the bible. Then the men might listen as well!
When God and the church and feminism appear in a submission, my eyes roll and I think I am going to hit the fast-forward button, but there is more balance in your arguments and you make your points very well, in my opinion.