quote:Originally posted by virtue:all? .... there are plenty of women left that do not want structure or an accountable moral environment.....quote:Originally posted by HonestBrother:
Why does it seem that all of our women (or a goodly portion of them) are looking to these strict, authoritarian (and paternalistic) religious organizations (whether Christian or Islamic matters not to me) which are basically throwbacks to bygone eras?Whether we like it or not... we are all in some sort of structure.... even when the structure is perceived as "free".... one will have submitted themselves to an idea... a way of life... and usually that one will resist existing outside of the self-imposed comfortable parameters..... someone looking on the outside of all that supposed freedom could call it a rigid structure as well.... one that does not consider the moral structure viable..quote:To feel good in the security of the structure?Such harsh words..... Is there a paternalistic man forcing your hand? I doubt it... you don't seem like the type to submit to that..... but ....would you consider someone who asked you to consider an alternative lifestyle forcing you to "submit"? Or would you give them the benefit of the doubt before you told them to go "hang themselves"?quote:Anyway, I have the same response to any organization whose main requirement is that I - a male descendant of slaves - "submit" my intellect to some other man: they can go hang themselves.
It seems to me a little "control" is a good thing.....
I have only one thing to say to you: I think you know me well enough - assuming that I'm an honest man - does it seem to you that I'm out of control and need some outsider to rein me in?