Social disasters never occur as a spasmodic effect without causation. For those with eyes to see, causation can always be traced, and the Christian knows, traced back to Genesis 3. Feminism’s roots run just as deep. What follows is a quick run down of the real face of feminism’s darker side.
“The nuclear family must be destroyed…whatever its ultimate meaning, the break-up of families now is an objectively revolutionary process,” hailed Linda Gordon. If the family structure wasn’t on the firing line, the man was. As Andrea Dworkin announced, “I want to see a man beaten to a bloody pulp with a high-heel shoved in his mouth, like an apple in the mouth of a pig.”
“I’d like to thank God because She made everything possible.” Helen Reddy said this when she accepted her Grammy Award for her song, “I am Strong, I am Invincible, I am Woman.” Feminist theologians recognized their need to change the gender of God because it was a “problem for the liberation of women in the church.” A church in New York even went so far as placing a statue of a female Jesus on the cross. The destruction of the Judeo-Christian God was culminated in Naomi Goldberg’s quote, “God is going to change. We women are going to bring an end to God.”
“All forms of socialism, wresting woman away from the family, favor her liberation.” -de Beauvoir
Margaret Farley, a feminist theologian denied Biblical authority when she pronounced, “In its own terms, then, it [the Bible] cannot be believed unless it rings true to our deepest capacity for truth and goodness. If it contradicts this, it is not to be believed. If it falsifies this, it cannot be accepted.” Farley claimed the relative to trump the objective. This rejection of transcendent goodness, truth, and beauty permeates feminist philosophy.
Since the 1960’s, divorce has doubled and marriage rates have drastically decreased (by over 40% in the 15-44 age category). According to the US Census Bureau, cohabitation has increased by 1,000% from 1960-2000. Virginity was seen as a moral value in the 1960’s, but by 2000, almost 80% of women age 20-24 were having sex outside of marriage. In this timeframe, out-of-wedlock births skyrocketed by 523%. Almost 50% of teenagers live without both their biological mother and father.
The time how now come where society reaps what it has sown. Thus, bitter fruit it is indeed.
For Further Discussion:
Feminism Unfulfilled-Why Are So Many Women Unhappy? By: Albert Mohler
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