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I have read many great articles by Christian men and women regarding the participation of women in the workforce, politics, and in the military. These are activities that most women didn’t participate in until fifty years ago. However, I feel there is one other major activity these writers have not addressed. For some reason, they've overlooked women’s participation in sports.

For quite a long time, women resisted the feminist call to play sports, since they just weren’t interested like men were. But this didn't sit well with the feminists; they felt this was the fault of male oppression. In the name of “equality,” feminist leaders poked and prodded and pushed women to join the games, until women in droves finally succumbed to the pressure. I think this should give us strong reason to pause and consider the question, “Should women participate in sports?”

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For those of us who believe we should train our daughters according to Titus 2, 1 Peter 3, and other Biblical passages, my answer is “Yes, it is not good.” I propose that sports greatly hinders the development of godly, Biblical, feminine character. Parents today expend extraordinary amounts of time and energy taking their daughters from one sports event to another, week after week, even to the point where it exhausts the family and family resources. The fruits we see are that today’s Christian women are often ill-prepared to be Biblically obedient wives and mothers. This brings to mind a couple of questions: “Why do we spend so much time preparing our daughters to play sports?" and "What does it prepare them for in the future?” My answer is that sports prepare women to be more like men. Instead of spending all that time preparing our daughters as the Bible directs, we are training them to be like men so they can better compete with men in traditionally masculine roles - i.e., compete with them in the workforce, in politics, in the military, and in sports.

Scott Jonas, Jesus Is Savior 47 Comments [1/19/2009 5:53:30 AM]
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DevilsChaplain

"For those of us who believe we should train our daughters according to Titus"
Er, are you sure about that? He's a pretty shitty comedian...

1/19/2009 5:57:47 AM

dpareja

Titus and 1 Peter were not written by Paul and Peter respectively.

And what's wrong with letting women into the workplace? Can't compete, Scotty?

1/19/2009 5:57:50 AM

Oirish_Martin

Ah yes, nothing like a fundie male to talk about women's rights. Sure you aren't overqualified, Scott? [/sarcasm]

1/19/2009 5:58:19 AM

Geno

I, for one, love swordsmanship. There's nothing more fun than beating people up with fake swords.

It obviously doesn't occur to Scott that perhaps there are women sports groups; he just hasn't heard of them. Women counterparts to major sports are always underplayed because of the lack of media attention and funding.

1/19/2009 6:26:48 AM

Nowhereman


1/19/2009 6:28:58 AM

Paschal Wagner

The fruits we see are that today’s Christian women are often ill-prepared to be Biblically obedient wives and mothers.

Yay!

1/19/2009 6:32:23 AM

Mike

What Scott wishes women dressed as:


1/19/2009 6:34:41 AM

whoa budday

I read the first paragraph and couldn't continue, having decided Scott Jonas is very much a loon.

1/19/2009 6:44:45 AM

werewolf

You are a poor, deluded wanker, Scott. In case you haven't noticed, it's the 21st Century. Maybe you should leave your basement and get out more, meet real people, make friends, that sort of thing.

Despite the risk of skin cancer and respiratory disease, sunshine and fresh air can be good for you.

1/19/2009 6:49:33 AM

The Outsider

Scott is obviously against women playing sports because it might give them "evil" things like self-esteem and self-reliance.

1/19/2009 6:53:09 AM

NJ Osprey

Geno #908796 said:

I, for one, love swordsmanship. There's nothing more fun than beating people up with fake swords.

Bravo for you, Geno. Our family acts in the local Ren Faire. My daughter is becoming a skilled "fighter." I was recently pleased to purchase a "Starfire" sword for her for Christmas. A young woman who has mastered the sword or the bow is self-confident.

Besides, not all men like the type of women that Scott's culture produces. My wife and I have been married for 34 years. We fish, hike and cook together. I have taught her basic auto mechanics and she is now teaching me basic sewing for costumes. Screw "roles." In my family, we all strive to be well-rounded human beings.



1/19/2009 6:55:19 AM

Fdragon

Awww, is da wittle boy afraid of the big bad females?

1/19/2009 7:03:56 AM

seraphicreverie

Yeah, just like Homer Simpson says: "Lisa, if the Bible has taught us nothing else -- and it hasn't -- it's that girls should stick to girl's sports, such as hot oil wrestling and foxy boxing and such and such."

1/19/2009 7:08:26 AM

DarkfireTaimatsu

Thog: But they make fun women's basketball.
Femputer: What? Did you explain how the women's good fundamentals make up for their inability to dunk?

1/19/2009 7:38:19 AM

aaa

Your kids have no future.

1/19/2009 7:44:35 AM

atrasicarius


1/19/2009 7:46:06 AM

Pule Thamex

Nice point except that:-

There is no god and it definitely does not exist.
The bible contains errors and is inconsistent.
There is no heaven and there is no hell.
There are no angels, demons and devils or satan.
The bible is immoral and unethical.
The bible is no use as a guide to anything.
The bible is a XXX tome.
Religions are vast edifices of monstrous evil.
Prayers and praying are completely ineffectual.
Religions contain massive reserves of stupidity.
Religions are huge repositories of cant and dogma.
Religion and hypocrisy are forever hopelessly entwined.
Fundamental Christianity is not a lover of humanity and is inhumane.
Christian fundamentalists display a remarkable degree of hatred and bigotry that they are unconcerned about trying to hide.
Christian fundamentalists have no tolerance of others outside of their cults.
Christian fundamentalists have neither liking, nor, indeed, a penchant, for logic, common-sense or factual evidence.

ARFAB

Love ya, Pule

1/19/2009 8:27:56 AM

drumbo

Yet another, keep them barefoot, pregnant and chained to the sink advocate.

1/19/2009 10:19:40 AM

The Jamo

It's time for the "Now That's a Fucking Stretch and a Half" award.

1/19/2009 10:36:35 AM

Grimesy

You know for a christian, you're sounding pretty muslim.

1/19/2009 10:37:47 AM

Philbert McAdamia

my answer is “Yes, it is not good.”

Yes, we have no bananas.


Parents today expend extraordinary amounts of time and energy taking their daughters from one sports event to another, week after week, even to the point where it exhausts the family and family resources.

Ah, it costs more than Scotty wants to spend on his kid. Thanks partially perhaps to the gas prices imposed by the idiot Scott no doubt voted for twice.

1/19/2009 11:29:48 AM

enna

Fuck you.

I loved my 5 years of competitive swimming.

Women don't actually ever compete with men in sports, btw.

Durr hurr hurr.

1/19/2009 11:57:14 AM

Siberia

@ Enna: yes they do, in horseback riding. They also tend to kick royal male ass in those.

1/19/2009 12:10:11 PM

Drumbo

"These are activities that most women didn’t participate in until fifty years ago"

Go and learn some history.

1/19/2009 1:13:51 PM

Percy Q. Shun

Scott wants a clown-car-vagina woman like that Duggar whore.

1/19/2009 1:27:37 PM

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