Sunday, May 01, 2005
Deliver us from evil
Dear Brother R.C. Sproul, Jr.,
While I normally devote my time to encouraging Brother Gothard and his followers in their pursuit of spiritual perfection, your recent blog post inspired within me such a holy anger that I took time to write this letter of agreement.
Brother Sproul, though your writing style is heavy and erudite, and I may have been slightly drunk (we're not all perfect, brother), I believe people will perceive the simple truth of your recent post: fie upon those women who attempt to teach men by blogging.
As you say -- the Internet, for all its strengths, has the power of diffusing unbiblical communication by women who refuse to be silent among men as is their Scriptural mandate. Gone are the days when women had to leave the home in order to sin -- adorning themselves in immoral dress, with painted faces. Now women can show a brazen spirit by simply signing up on Blogger, Typepad, or any number of weblog hosting services.
Before the advent of the Internet, we could rely on men to easily silence their wives. But now that every lady has her own cyberpulpit, how can we control these women who would step out from the protection of their fathers or husbands?
These women are able to communicate directly to the husbands of other women and, in some cases, are actually attempting to teach men by preaching on their blogs.
Brother Sproul, not many would have had the courage to speak out against this ungodly practice. Thank heaven for discerning men such as yourself who are able to silence these outspoken wenches.
Sadly, there are actually men out there who have lost their own sense of Patriachal calling and regularly read the blogs of women. These welps must be confronted and bucked up with a good, strong, Christian man exhortation.
I confess, I also need your counsel. How do you protect yourself from the onslaught of women who leave comments on your blog? Brother Pierpont has his own method, which seems to work well. I usually encourage each woman to consult with her husband -- does she have his permission to speak? But still they leave comments. How do I protect myself from educational conversations with women who would attempt to influence me unbiblically?