Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Part I: The New Age Woman

This week an interesting article came out suggesting that women are abandoning the church and turning to pagan practices, specifically Wicca.

Martin Beckford, a Religious Affairs Correspondent writes:

“The report claims more than 50,000 women a year have deserted their congregations over the past two decades because they feel the church is not relevant to their lives.”

The report's author, Dr Kristin Aune, a sociologist at the University of Derby, said: "In short, women are abandoning the church...Over the past decade, women have been leaving churches at twice the rate of men. In addition, the census is said to show that teenage boys now outnumber girls in the pews for the first time.”

However, on notconformedthoughts.com Matthew Cochrane wrote back in Feburary

“The need for the church to reengage men has never been more apparent. The recent decline of male participation in church has been well-documented and is now much more than a demographic aberraion. Evangelical churches, once almost evenly split along gender lines, now consist of 60% female membership and, as one west coast pastor would say, the other 40% are “chickified church boys.”

Whether its the men or women leaving the church, one thing seems certain, overall church attendance is declining. I don't believe Wicca is the culprit, yet. But I think I agree with Dr. Aune on one thing.

“She believes many women have been put off going to church in recent years because of the influence of feminism, which challenged the traditional Christian view of women's roles and raised their aspirations.”

Yes I believe feminism is yet again to blame. And guess what feminism leads to...paganism. Feminism and the New Age culture go hand in hand.

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Baby Animals

This week in the news were two big stories that saddened people across the world:

A gorilla mourns the death of her baby:

And a lost infant whale was euthanized.

What is it about animals caring for their young that pulls at our heartstrings? The story about the gorilla who wouldn't give up her dead baby was the most heart breaking, as it was obvious she was in denial. It makes us think about how we relate to animals and relate stories like these with our own young.

What these news articles also made me wonder was why they were such big news when other horrible things are happening to our own human children:



Although stories about dead baby animals and distressed animal mothers saddens me, I am more disturbed that human babies are being murdered all the time, but we don't shed a tear.

And don't forget about the "poor" little polar bears fighting for survival.

Thursday, August 14, 2008

A Brave New World For Our Children

I didn't think it was possible but Planned Parenthood has sunk to new lows.

Their new website, takecaredownthere.org, is not just disturbing, its downright disgusting.

From male on male oral sex to masturbation and videos with titles like "Bring Your Sister" and "Threesome," its obvious they are taking a stance against abstinence.

I know it's Planned Parenthood, but I really don't know how they can get away with these messages.

It just doesn't get any worse than this. Or does it? There's a new underwear line Disney has made for young girls. A grandmother was outraged when she found the words "Dive In!"on the high school musical underwear she had just bought for her seven year granddaughter.

What kind of messages are we sending to our children?

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

More on Birth Control Pills: What the Doctor Didn't Tell You

Many considered Birth control to be the liberation of sexuality, becoming available to women during the "free love era" of the Sixties. Nowadays, we really don't know how we ever lived without our little box of pills, but its becoming harder and harder (even for the liberals) to deny the negative outcomes we are just now becoming aware of (or are we??).

I'm so glad there are websites out there for our kids, like KidsHealth.org which states the following about birth control pills:

"The birth control pill is a safe and effective method of birth control. Most young women who take the Pill have none to very few side effects. The side effects that some women have while on the Pill include:

* irregular menstrual bleeding
* nausea, weight gain, headaches, dizziness, and breast tenderness
* mood changes
* blood clots (rare in women under 35 who do not smoke)"

Blatant underage sex promotion aside, they left a few things off their little list that I'm sure every "kid" would want to know:

*increase risk of , breast cancer, cervical cancer..etc.
*fertility problems once off the pill
*environmental effects, such as contaminating our water with Estrogen (see earlier post).
*Oh.. and of course the possible abortion of a fertilized egg (a.k.a human being).

And then there's new studies such as this one reported in the U.K called: "The Pill May Change Women's Choice in Men," which suggests that the chemicals in birth control pills can affect a woman's natural instincts. I think its funny how so many liberals want everything to be "natural" and yet birth control is one of the most unnatural things we can do to our bodies.

Thursday, August 7, 2008

It Must Be Something in the Water

Jill Stanek posted today on Iain Murray's recently released book, The really inconvenient truths: seven environmental catastrophes Liberals don't want you to know about - because they helped cause them. One of his chapters focuses on the very relevant issue of hormones being dumped into our water systems. Murray writes:

"Why don't we have more outcries about hormones, and campaigns to save the fish populations? Why aren't environmentalists lobbying on Capitol Hill to keep these chemicals from being dumped into our rivers?...
"Maybe because the source of these chemicals is not some corporate polluter, but something a little more dear to the Left: human birth-control pills, morning-after pills, and abortion pills."

The contraceptive pill has fundamentally changed American life, making sex more casual, morals looser, husbands and wives more distant. Its messed with women's fertility. In short, it has been a game-changer, in some fundamental and not-so-good ways. And because its introduction came 40 years ago, at a time when American culture was enamored with Woodstock, feminism and free love, prescient warnings and cautions.."

Jill goes on to suggest a liberal motive for turning a blind eye to this problem. She says:

"If the pill feminizes male fish, what does it do to male children? It must do something - decrease fertility? feminize boys, i.e., create gays?

I'm sure the Left is not touching this pollutant for all the reasons Lopez and Murray

But could there be an insidious motive for allowing estrogen to remain in the human
water system?"

Although I personally wouldn't argue that hormones in the water are indeed making our boys gay, I have to admit something is affecting the fertility of women in the U.S. Consider the fact that more girls are being born than boys and that girls are reaching puberty at younger ages. You have to wonder. As more and more problems are linked to birth control pills, the liberal left has to face the fact that God's original plan of marriage and reproduction is always the best way.

Saturday, August 2, 2008

"I Kissed a Girl"

Warning: Provocative Material (Video not suggested for the young-lings. And if you do watch it, no need to watch the whole thing, it's pretty easy to get the idea in the first couple of seconds).

I haven't listened to the top 40 in a long while, but if you have you probably would noticed this catchy song by Katy Perry titled "I Kissed a Girl" released in the U.S. early May. The chorus of the song goes as follows:

I kissed a girl and I liked it
The taste of her cherry chap stick

I kissed a girl just to try it
I hope my boyfriend don't mind
It felt so wrong
It felt so right

Don't mean I'm in love tonight

I kissed a girl and I liked it

I liked it

So just who is this Katy Perry and what is she trying to say? That seems to be the big discussion as both conservatives and liberals don't seem to know what to do with her. Wikipedia says the following about her early career; "Her burgeoning music career led to her being named "The Next Big Thing" in October 2004 in Blender Magazine, where Perry stated she wasn't "a typical Christian", mentioning that she had done "lots of bad things" during her adolescence." I guess she isn't holding onto that "christian" image any longer.

When you really start looking at the lyrics of this song closely and consider the culture that promotes this kind of bi-sexual experimentation, you'll realize that it isn't just a song promoting the gay lifestyle. The song is also defining the sex culture of the heterosexual youth. The video portrays this perfectly, looking more like a pornographic stage set complete with silky corsets and erotic postures (made to look appealing to the young male culture than anything else).

The Rolling Stone says "the supposedly rebellious "attention-grabbing" lyrics are "a vanilla recounting of her chick-on-chick exploits" and that this "acting out" is "just to get a dude's attention."

I think they've hit the nail on the head. Something I have always had a hard time understanding is why other young women like to act flirty with each other in club scenes and at bars when really all they are looking for is a male's attention. I believe now it is because of two things. One: peer pressure. And two: they think they can get a guy's attention if they act out in this way (and usually they do).

The thing is, bi-sexuality is becoming more and more popular with the youth but surprisingly this is not just because of the acceptance of the gay and lesbian cultures. No, I think you can trace this right back to pornography. The pornographic addiction of our society (both males and females) is influencing heterosexuals to be part of a sex culture that not only accepts bi-sexuality but promotes it. Katy's song brings us into that culture, and declares "I liked it!"

The lyrics near the end of the song just about sums up just how we are suppose to feel about it,
Ain't no big deal, it's innocent.