Son Joseph writes: Despite the interesting titles, I know I can't just dump four links on you, so I've included teaser quotes...
Last week Deadspin ran six sentences and a picture under the headline “Philip Rivers Is An Intense Weirdo.” The final two sentences about the San Diego Charger quarterback were blunt: "And he’s also about to have his seventh kid. There are going to be eight people with Rivers DNA running around this world."
Ah yes. How “intensely weird” it is for an NFL player to be having...his seventh kid. Except that it isn’t weird at all for an NFL player to have his seventh kid. It’s only weird for an NFL player to have seven kids with his one wife.
In one of the many and varied twists of feminism, the women of Gen X, the most independent and privileged generation of women in history, are oddly susceptible to mother guilt. They made our career success possible, and if we subvert that success to anything else, then they think we have thanklessly tossed away hard won freedoms they gave to us. As they see it, we owe them. And the payment they seek is that we never question the Career Mystique.
Doesn’t it sound good? No more rotten memorization! Just living, breathing, real-world skills! Unfortunately, as Hirsch shows, there are no skills that apply to any knowledge indiscriminately. Believing that, however plausible it sounds, is the intellectual equivalent of asking a carpenter to apply his chiseling skills to gardening, or horseback riding. Knowledge acquisition must be systematic and focused, and requires memory. You cannot have great reading skill that applies equally to a passage about the Civil War and to one about the lifecycle of amoebae. Your ability to read and understand any given passage depends on your background knowledge about the subject. In short, you cannot be a critical thinker without anything to think with or about.
Back in the day when innkeepers could ask guests to share beds with random strangers, people weren’t sexless. They sang bawdy ballads, chased after girls, and produced offspring. However, sex was simply one part of bodily life—much like birth, aging, and death. Modern sex is different. Modern sex is not supposed to be part of the same cycle as aging and death. Instead, it is part of a ...desperate attempt to deny death’s power over our sexy, tanned, and well-toned lives. We have wedded sex and youth in sacred union.
And that is another thing maybe I didn’t get across, I see the housewife as a far superior vocation to mine, and to most. I mean I make commercials, and funny videos, and T.V. shows or whatever, film projects that people will watch for ten minutes and go"‘heh" and get on with their day. I essentially… make comic books. You flip through it and you’re done. My wife creates life from her (womb) and then — that’s just the beginning — then she shapes this human life.And from our mother-in-Israel, Kamilla, in sickening contrast to "Feminism Makes Women Miserable, here are two tweets (one and two) demonstrating sons of the church making nice with feminist heretics. Such mollycoddling makes my work so very much more difficult; but infinitely worse, it leaves the Apostle Paul looking like an idiot and endangers God's precious sheep.