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This is a repost from the spring of 2009. -JB
“All princes start as frogs,
all gentleman as dogs,
Just wait till it’s plain to see,
what we’re growing up to be.
Cuz some frogs will still be frogs,
some dogs will still be dogs.
But some boys can become men,
just don’t kiss us till then.”
-Princes & Frogs by Superchick
A message is currently circulating on Facebook that claims that “men are scum.” Here’s a bit of it:
“Despite all the romantic notions that men or women may have about how men really are, the fact remains that nature has pretty much made them all one way: hormone-crazed animals bent on blessing as much of the planet as possible with their genetic code. Like any other male animal on this planet, the foremost thought on the untrained human male’s mind is sex… I estimate that 99.87% of adult males walk around in a hormone induced zombie trance of lust. For every thousand men, 13 of them are rationally thinking gentlemen.”
Well, boys? What do you think of this claim? Is this true? Is it partly true but overblown a bit? If so, which part is true? Which part is overblown? What beliefs about human nature, nature, human development, morality and God leads this person to this portrayal of human males?
While you think about that, let me tell you about my spring break destinations. First, I did not choose these locations. As a follower of Jesus I would have chosen somewhere else with less temptation. Second, I did not choose these particular friends. This kind of crowd usually drags me into situations where I end up dishonoring to God. Third, my heart is especially sad because these destinations and people tend to spend a lot of time worshiping at the altars of the false gods of sex and substances. Beautiful women made in the image of God, priceless in God’s eyes and of infinite value are dehumanized and reduced to objects of men’s lustful appetites. Girls, created to be loved, cherished and protected by loving “gentlemen” are instead used, abused and turned into toys to be played and sexual objects to be possessed for selfish gain — and later discarded as “used goods.” My heart breaks. Read the rest of this entry »