Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Socialism, Feminism, and Christianity

That's a pretty ambitious title for a post, I know. However, while visiting my Yahoo! page on Sunday, I noticed the symbol for woman was standing in for one of the "O's." I wondered what it meant. So I clicked on it. I was taken to a page that talked about Yahoo! celebrating International Women's Day. (March 8) When I read that in 1909, February 28 was declared National Women's Day by the Socialist Party, I was surprised but intrigued. I decided to do a little more digging.

Turns out the U.S. Socialist Party page has this as their statement of principles:

THE SOCIALIST PARTY strives to establish a radical democracy that places people's lives under their own control -- a non-racist, classless, feminist, socialist society in which people cooperate at work, at home, and in the community.

Now think about this. This is a political system that wants to level the playing field. They don't want us to see color. They don't want us to see class. But they want us to notice there is a difference between men and women and that women - in its estimation - need special treatment.

This, after all the years of advancement for women. How long have women been able to vote, travel into space, fight on a battlefield, and lead a company from the Chief Executive Officer's office? But yet that's not enough. At this point, all I can do is shake my head and realize some people live in an alternate universe.

Feminists have bothered me for years; ever since for a brief moment in time, I considered myself one. At one point in my early twenties, I started to veer toward feminism. I attended events and frequented the radical bookstores. However, it didn't take long for me to notice that almost every book about feminism would open with a vicious attack on the Bible and Christianity. I found it interesting that rarely would I read any critical thought toward Islam or other belief systems that clearly treated women much worse than Western culture. There is a reason for this.

It is because feminism is just another attempt by the enemy to control women. It is highly ironic that feminism - with all its bravado of 'freeing' women - actually enslave women even more. It is a very slick strategy to continue to make women think they are oppressed when in fact, Western civilization has produced one of the most free climates for women the world has ever known. There is nothing, at this point, that a woman cannot do in the United States of America. I suspect it isn't too different in Europe. Women have not only excelled in institutions of higher learning, they have gone on to succeed in every field possible. The only area this hasn't happened is in football, where brute force is necessary to get a small, leather ball across 100 yards of grass. But other than that, women are in every sport. Even, to my distaste and disagreement, boxing.

Socialism is about control. It is about telling you that your hard work, whatever you produce, is not for you alone to enjoy. You must share. There is no choice in the matter. It doesn't matter if you were sharing before by giving to charity, a religious institution, or your family and friends. What matter in a socialist world is that individuality is destroyed and the collective embraced. It is one step closer to Communism and we all know what a splendid 'success' that has been.

So why would feminists be so drawn to socialism? Well, there is the obvious hatred for men and their deep resentment that men have somehow 'stolen' something from them. Then there is the inequality of wealth, which in their eyes, should not exist. In the socialist world, wealth - which is the result of effective productivity - is punished.

I don't have any clear answers. But I know something is there and feel that as a Christian woman, I need to be prepared spiritually to address it. Because I think it's going to get worse. I think we're going to see more feminists get more angry and push our society toward socialism. (In fact, this is the goal of quite a few "radical women.") However, we know these women do not speak for all women and in fact, a consistent Christian response from women will be necessary.

I do notice this: when you take away God, you have a void. Many of the feminist books I read in my early twenties would immediately fill that void with a "Goddess" spirituality. Take away the God-designed purpose of women bringing life into the world and nurturing it; and you have a void. What happens when a woman rebels against God? What did Eve do when she rebelled? She convinced Adam to join her in sin. They felt shame for the first time. They hid from God.

Unfortunately, what started out as an attempt to create more opportunity for women and ensure they were paid fairly for their work has evolved into a hate-filled philosophy that denies God, resents motherhood and family, and ridicules men. It is an ugly system that only produces bitter women who tragically fall short of God's purpose for them.

Women are bearers of life. Think of that. God has ordained women to conceive life and bring it forth into the world. What better way can the enemy kill life than deceive women?

Jesus Christ is the Way, the Truth, and the Life. He is the Water of Life. He came to bring Life into the world, and to free men and women from the bondage of sin. But look at what socialism and feminism has produced: poverty, misery, and tyranny. One doesn't have to look far to see that as a political system, it is substandard. It simply hasn't helped people lead better lives. It has produced death. Death of freedom. Death of ideas and creativity. Death of progress.

Life, and its intrinsic creativity, will always be a threat to our enemy. He prowls about, seeking whom he may devour. Stem-cell research funding is just another tentacle of his diabolical plan to destroy life. May women rise up and defend life, on all fronts. Our future generations depend on it.

1 comment:

Shirley said...

A well written post that defines my beliefs about feminism. If only women realized that they are being duped with all this talk about their rights and freedoms; they are playing right into the hands of those who seek to destroy all that is good in this world.