True Nature of the War on Men

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True Nature of the War on Men

by baldilocks

Dur­ing my recent Road Trip, I vis­ited my par­ents in New Mex­ico twice — once on the way out and once on the way back to LA. ( Side note: many who fol­low me on social media are aghast that I returned to CA, but I specif­i­cally said that I would return, though I am pon­der­ing a per­ma­nent escape next year after we see how things go polit­i­cally in this state.)

Sub­se­quent to my visit, my dad and I have reverted to a prac­tice we had for sev­eral years: call­ing each other up about once a week and com­par­ing notes about God. The prac­tice had fallen off because my phone num­ber has changed about four times since 2014.

Dad called this morn­ing and want to know what things the trip had taught me. As usual, my lit­tle twisted brain has agen­das that even my par­ents don’t under­stand and we talked about those. I long ago accepted the fact that my folks think I’m crazy. They’re prob­a­bly right.

But, here, I want to men­tion a “side” topic that came up in the con­ver­sa­tion: father­hood and how God often uses human beings to model His role as our Father — an adopted Father who loves His adopted chil­dren (Chris­tians) just as much as He does the chil­dren of His “body.”

I pointed out that God has mod­eled this in my life: my great-​uncle John, my first pas­tor, and Dad him­self; he is tech­ni­cally my step-​dad.

Con­versely, it occurs to me that the “cul­tural” war against the patri­archy — against men — isn’t really cul­tural, but spir­i­tual. It’s a war against God. How many times have we seen fem­i­nists demo­nize all things male and mas­cu­line? Heck this peo­ple wore rep­re­sen­ta­tions of female gen­i­talia on their heads!

Any­way, as you can tell, Dad and I are very close. I know a lot of peo­ple whose par­ents are no longer with us and I want to savor the bless­ing of still hav­ing mine in this world for as long as I can.

Juli­ette Akinyi Ochieng has been blog­ging since 2003 as baldilocks. Her older blog is here. She pub­lished her first novel, Tale of the Tigers: Love is Not a Game in 2012.

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by baldilocks

During my recent Road Trip, I visited my parents in New Mexico twice — once on the way out and once on the way back to LA. ( Side note: many who follow me on social media are aghast that I returned to CA, but I specifically said that I would return, though I am pondering a permanent escape next year after we see how things go politically in this state.)

Subsequent to my visit, my dad and I have reverted to a practice we had for several years: calling each other up about once a week and comparing notes about God. The practice had fallen off because my phone number has changed about four times since 2014.

Dad called this morning and want to know what things the trip had taught me. As usual, my little twisted brain has agendas that even my parents don’t understand and we talked about those. I long ago accepted the fact that my folks think I’m crazy. They’re probably right.

But, here, I want to mention a “side” topic that came up in the conversation: fatherhood and how God often uses human beings to model His role as our Father — an adopted Father who loves His adopted children (Christians) just as much as He does the children of His “body.”

I pointed out that God has modeled this in my life: my great-uncle John, my first pastor, and Dad himself; he is technically my step-dad.

Conversely, it occurs to me that the “cultural” war against the patriarchy — against men — isn’t really cultural, but spiritual. It’s a war against God. How many times have we seen feminists demonize all things male and masculine? Heck this people wore representations of female genitalia on their heads!

Anyway, as you can tell, Dad and I are very close. I know a lot of people whose parents are no longer with us and I want to savor the blessing of still having mine in this world for as long as I can.

Juliette Akinyi Ochieng has been blogging since 2003 as baldilocks. Her older blog is here.  She published her first novel, Tale of the Tigers: Love is Not a Game in 2012.

Hit Da Tech Guy Blog’s Tip Jar for his new not-GoDaddy host

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