Enlightening the Silly Women

The path of feminism has been a straight one, like the flight of an arrow. It has gone straight from women’s liberation to handcuffs by the bed. You’ve come a long way, baby.

Those whose ideas about individual sexual liberty are formed best while galloping with the herd are in for a real treat this Valentine’s Day. 50 Shades of Grey is due to be released to a breathless audience of sexual goobers. And that, incidentally, is no small feat — it is somewhat difficult for mouth breathers to be breathless like that.

Here on the right you may see that the Vermont Teddy Bear company has even gotten in on the action, manufacturing a gray little teddy bear with a sharp silk necktie and handcuffs. Nothing says “be my Valentine” like a little gray teddy bear with twisted desires. I was provoked by this image to go and watch the trailer for 50 Shades, which I did as my pastoral duty. The stupid, it burns.50 Shades Teddy

In that trailer, Anastasia Steele, a mousy little nobody, asks Christian Grey, a demented but steely-eyed business magnate, to “enlighten” her. What does that mean? I will tell you what it means! It means that some dim bulb winds up tied to a bed! Yay!

Yay? This is consensual, right? Well, says the secularist eroti-despot, whip in hand, “I can tell you that for now if it makes you feel any better. We just do the consensual rape fantasies now as a catechetical preparation for the real thing later.”

It is as though the makers of this movie hired a team of biblical scholars to give them an outline of their target demographic.

“This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good, traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God; Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away. For of this sort are they which creep into houses, and lead captive silly women laden with sins, led away with divers lusts, ever learning, and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth” (2 Tim. 3:1–7).

So if you see a long line at that theater, or if you read a news story about how much they raked in on their opening weekend, just let that biblical phrase tell you everything you need to know about our enlightened and egalitarian times — “silly women laden with sins, led away with divers lusts.”

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Jill Smith
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Jill Smith

Thank you, Pastor Wilson. I did not think it was possible for me to be any more depressed in the wake of yesterday’s revelation that Target is selling 50-Shades related candles, massage oils, and sex toys. Now teddy bears have been ruined for me as well. It is nice to know that America’s corporate giants, so attuned to equality for all, are right on board with glorifying and commercializing the sexual degradation of women. Let’s roll back all the progress we have made in combating domestic violence–after all, we all know that women “like” getting slapped around. I know a… Read more »

Bro. Steve
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Bro. Steve

Maybe I’m already way behind the times, but it looks like the 50 Shades mania is the porn industry’s attempt to make S&M rot go mainstream. The homo movement did that by plugging gays into every sitcom until queer became routine, or even preferred. Now rapists and sadists want their shot at the mainstream too. I remember, back when the phrase “sexual orientation” became the received euphemism for perversion, saying that the day would come when this phrase would be used to cover those whose orientation was to children, cadavers, and the unwilling. Ta da, we’re there. Lord, have mercy.… Read more »

Drew
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Drew

Amen to that.

Tom
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Tom

I think, given that the United States is considerably larger than Sodom, God might want a correspondingly larger number of good men.

Matt
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Matt

I’ve read this twice and I still have no idea what the connection of 50 shades of grey with feminism is supposed to be.

Moor
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Moor

A blistering review by an Australian tv host that sounds a lot like Pr. Wilson…

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GUg3o6no4-0#t=146

Katecho
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Matt wrote:

I’ve read this twice and I still have no idea what the connection of 50 shades of grey with feminism is supposed to be.

Exploitation of feminine insecurity?

DM
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I’m no feminist but I don’t think it’s fair to blame them for the Fifty Shades phenomenon. Scan news reports and you’ll see that for years now, they’ve been quite vocal in their opposition. In fact, until recently they’ve been even more vocal than the church. And it makes sense; Fifty Shades simply does not align with their worldview. I think the greater share of the confusion lies with the church’s reigning theology regarding women and the Fall: namely, the position that the Gen 3:15 curse for women means an overpowering desire to rule. It must be noted that this… Read more »