Laughing here, but Pastor Wilson wrote a post called “in defiance of the schoolmarms,”the bulk of which I agree with, but the spirit and the heart is all wrong. As in, it is very unwise to defy the schoolmarms. You should actually listen to them, because 9 times out of ten they got some wisdom to impart that you really need.
Does everyone know what a schoolmarm is? I have one, I call her Miss Grundy, and she’s prone to lecture people and straighten them out, but she’s much nicer about it than Nurse Ratchet.
Enter the hearts of men, some of which are full of pride and ego, singing to this tune of “ain’t nobody going to tell me what to do and certainly no woman.” And so it is that many men cannot receive any sisterly love and motherly wisdom and many women feel the frustration of never being heard.
I can’t tell you how many times I have quietly sung “Desperado” in my head while trying to explain to some guy that he’s going to need to actually go to the doctor to have the fishhook taken out of his hand. Like, I don’t want to sound like a schoolmarm here, but those red lines going up your arm are a real bad sign.
That’s actually a much easier situation because you can usually just bump that embedded hook and eventually motivate them to actually listen to you. That way you don’t get the smart alecky answers like, “oh yeah, are you a doctor” and other things that imply, “you aint the boss of me and don’t tell me what to do.”
It’s actually called revoked authority, complete dismissal, and inherent disrespect for women. Rather then sexism, I would pin it more on biology. Seems to me a lot of men have unresolved mother issues and perpetual rebellion.
Not all men mind you, but some. The actually fear the schoolmarms, and they think, I’m not going to let this smaller weaker, more emotionally driven creature tell me what to do.
And a million curses upon the people who recently translated the ESV of the bible so it would now say, “Your desire shall be contrary to your husband,
but he shall rule over you.” That has just fed that spirit of male rebellion against all things female. And it’s new! A recent change. For thousand of years the bible said, “your desire shall be for your husband and he shall rule over you.” There is a huge difference between being for someone and being against them.
So in the blink of an eye Eve and all her descendants have now become contrary to men and possessing an innate desire and compulsion to rule over them. The curse of Eve, forever against men and trying to control them. And your job as a man of course, is now to resist and reject and all female authority. Allegedly God said.
Pffftttt. God said no such thing. Anyone with a lick of spit to rub two brain cells together will recognize that the woman trying to convince the guy to go get the fishhook taken out of his hand, has his best interests at heart. She is FOR him.
Most women do not run about trying to thwart men, to run contrary to them, to rule over them. I’m sure some do, such is the nature of people. But for the most part, that is not what lurks in the heart of women at all.
Let me tell you, that mistranslation nearly yanked me right out of faith, because it is a blatant lie and if that is lie, what else in this book I depend on is actually a lie?? I have the eyes to spot a deception when I see one and a lifetime of observation about relationships between men and women. In other words, I did not just fall off the turnip truck here. Somebody actually went and edited the bible so that it would say something that validated their own worldview.
And so now women are not heard, everything they say now being portrayed as “contrary to” rather than “for you.” And that biological inclination many men have to rebel or resist women’s wisdom is now allegedly affirmed and supported by the bible. And so now we have pastors running about writing screeds about “defying the schoolmarms” because her heart is wicked and they all desire to control you.
So women are not heard and men deprive themselves of sisterly love and affection, but worse, they also deprive themselves of women’s wisdom. Shocking I know, but men actually need women’s wisdom, and our affection. God actually said, “it is not good for the man to be alone.” It is not too, because he tends to do things like run about with a fishhook embedded in his hand, convinced he himself is like a little invincible god….
Ironic how the Chalcedons of long ago met over that very thing, the men who would be gods, the men who would muddle and confuse being, “glorified with being deified.” More on that later.
Listen to the schoolmarms, they are often for you not against you, their presence in the world is a great blessing, they are a wealth of wisdom, and your response to them says a lot about your own spiritual maturity and ability to receive love.