Mike Pence has “avoiding the proximate occasions of sin” Nailed

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Mike Pence has "avoiding the proximate occasions of sin" Nailed

O my God, I am heartily sorry for hav­ing offended Thee, and I detest all my sins because of Thy just pun­ish­ments, but most of all because they offend Thee, my God, Who art all-​good and deserv­ing of all my love. I firmly resolve, with the help of Thy grace, to sin no more and to avoid the prox­i­mate occa­sions of sin.

Catholic act of Con­tri­tion said at the end of confession

Why, sir, because I like the taste of them, and when I dis­cov­ered that to be the case I made up my mind at once to do with­out them altogether.

Stonewall Jack­son on why he didn’t drink whiskey

What’s the eas­i­est way to avoid sin, avoid the cause of temp­ta­tions toward sin, and this is what the Vice Pres­i­dent does:


What is Mike Pence’s alleged “medieval vision?” As Parker reported, “In 2002, Mike Pence told the Hill that he never eats alone with a woman other than his wife and that he won’t attend events fea­tur­ing alco­hol with­out her by his side, either.”

This isn’t just pro­tect­ing against the sin of adul­tery but the sin of pride, the “Hey I’m cool or sexy or pow­er­ful enough to draw the atten­tion of a beau­ti­ful woman.” That is an incred­i­ble temp­ta­tion and remem­ber of all the sins Pride is the first of all the deadly sins.

This is not only the right thing but the smart thing. There is noth­ing like power to make you look more attrac­tive to women and there is noth­ing like being a per­son who makes deci­sions about the spend­ing of mil­lion to cause major com­pa­nies to pro­vide such women.

So of course the left finds it creepy

Here’s Paul Wald­man at the Wash­ing­ton Post argu­ing that Pence isn’t much dif­fer­ent from Mus­lims who insist women wear a full body veil at all times in public:

Let’s take just a moment to con­sider this pair of rules Mike Pence has for him­self. He obvi­ously thinks that every inter­ac­tion he has with a woman is so sex­u­ally charged that it’s only safe to be around them if there are other peo­ple there, too. Unless some­one might be drink­ing, in which case even the pres­ence of a crowd isn’t enough to prevent…something from hap­pen­ing. There’s lit­tle dis­tance between that per­spec­tive and that of the ultra-​orthodox Jews who refuse to sit next to a woman on an air­plane, or the fun­da­men­tal­ist Mus­lims who demand that women be cov­ered head to toe to con­tain the unstop­pable sex­ual allure that ren­ders men unable to con­trol their urges.

This pretty much con­sol­i­dates much of the reac­tion from the left to this micro-​story. Every bit of this seems writ­ten to inten­tion­ally mis­un­der­stand Pence’s views, to com­press things that are in no way alike into a false sim­i­lar­ity and to mock Pence with­out even paus­ing to think about the issues

They seem not to under­stand that such actions are not only good for a man like Pence but good for the women who work for him as explained here

I have a friend with the same rule, he’s one of the finest men I know.

Exit ques­tion. Given that the left in gen­eral and fem­i­nists in par­tic­u­lar has por­trayed all men as dan­ger­ous preda­tors for decades don’t you find it odd that they are so upset over this?

Last word goes to Michelle Malkin

O my God, I am heartily sorry for having offended Thee, and I detest all my sins because of Thy just punishments, but most of all because they offend Thee, my God, Who art all-good and deserving of all my love. I firmly resolve, with the help of Thy grace, to sin no more and to avoid the proximate occasions of sin.

Catholic act of Contrition said at the end of confession

Why, sir, because I like the taste of them, and when I discovered that to be the case I made up my mind at once to do without them altogether.

Stonewall Jackson on why he didn’t drink whiskey

What’s the easiest way to avoid sin, avoid the cause of temptations toward sin, and this is what the Vice President does:


What is Mike Pence’s alleged “medieval vision?” As Parker reported, “In 2002, Mike Pence told the Hill that he never eats alone with a woman other than his wife and that he won’t attend events featuring alcohol without her by his side, either.”

 

This isn’t just protecting against the sin of adultery but the sin of pride, the “Hey I’m cool or sexy or powerful enough to draw the attention of a beautiful woman.”  That is an incredible temptation and remember of all the sins Pride is the first of all the deadly sins.

This is not only the right thing but the smart thing. There is nothing like power to make you look more attractive to women and there is nothing like being a person who makes decisions about the spending of million to cause major companies to provide such women.

So of course the left finds it creepy

Here’s Paul Waldman at the Washington Post arguing that Pence isn’t much different from Muslims who insist women wear a full body veil at all times in public:

Let’s take just a moment to consider this pair of rules Mike Pence has for himself. He obviously thinks that every interaction he has with a woman is so sexually charged that it’s only safe to be around them if there are other people there, too. Unless someone might be drinking, in which case even the presence of a crowd isn’t enough to prevent…something from happening. There’s little distance between that perspective and that of the ultra-orthodox Jews who refuse to sit next to a woman on an airplane, or the fundamentalist Muslims who demand that women be covered head to toe to contain the unstoppable sexual allure that renders men unable to control their urges.

This pretty much consolidates much of the reaction from the left to this micro-story. Every bit of this seems written to intentionally misunderstand Pence’s views, to compress things that are in no way alike into a false similarity and to mock Pence without even pausing to think about the issues

 

They seem not to understand that such actions are not only good for a man like Pence but good for the women who work for him as explained here

I have a friend with the same rule, he’s one of the finest men I know.

Exit question. Given that the left in general and feminists in particular has portrayed all men as dangerous predators for decades don’t you find it odd that they are so upset over this?

Last word goes to Michelle Malkin