Skip to comments.As ‘Titanimania’ heightens, Titanic’s ‘Women and Children First’ legacy should rule
Posted on 04/11/2012 3:31:11 PM PDT by NYer
BRANSON, Mo., April 11, 2012 (LifeSiteNews.com) - In a week dominated by Titanic film specials, tribute cruises, artifact auctions, music extravaganzas, and culinary recreations ofTitanic’s last meal, the organizer of Titanic 100: An International Centennial Event —to be held on April 12-15 in Branson, Missouri—has declared that Titanic’s legacy of “women and children first” should be foremost in focus as the ship’s story is remembered.
“This year, the Pentagon sanctioned sending women to the front lines of combat —a policy that would have been unthinkable in 1912 when men knew that it was their duty to sacrifice for women and children,” remarked Doug Phillips President of Vision Forum and Founder of the Christian Boy’s and Men’s Titanic Society. “The men on board Titanic embraced a principle that guided Western Civilization for centuries: that the groom dies for the bride, and men must protect women and children. They were raised in a Christian culture which implicitly embraced these ideals.
“Modern feminism has wreaked havoc on this doctrine, leaving women defenseless when they should be defended,” Phillips observed. “In the name of ‘empowering women,’ feminism has led femininity to be undermined, cheapened, and trampled upon. The rule of ‘women and children first’ must be restored, or we will devolve into total barbarism.”
“As Titanimania reaches its zenith, the world would do well to honor Titanic’s most important legacy —that in the midst of this great maritime tragedy, the Christian doctrine of ‘women and children first’ was firmly upheld,” noted Phillips. Phillips founded the Christian Boy’s and Men’s Titanic Society in 1997, and each year the society hosts a gathering on the anniversary of Titanic’s sinking to commemorate the legacy of male chivalry demonstrated on board the ship when the great ocean liner foundered.
“Titanic is a testimony of God’s providence, and a reminder that even where the hubris of man may lead to judgment, there can be mercy when men respond by following the example of sacrifice patterned by Jesus Christ who died for His bride, the Church, and who reminded us that greater love hath no man than this —that a man lay down his life for his friends,” Phillips said.
“As the great ocean liner sank 100 years ago this week, men and boys on board Titanic willingly gave their lives so women and children might live. Captain E.J. Smith gave this directive, and with few exceptions, his order was carefully followed,” remarked Phillips. “This example is in stark contrast to what occurred earlier this year when the captain of the Costa Concordia went AWOL and failed to act with manly propriety and self-sacrifice when his ship foundered —a sad sign of our times, as men today prefer to shirk responsibility rather than sacrifice for those weaker who are under their care.”
Sponsored by Vision Forum Ministries and the Christian Boy’s and Men’s Titanic Society, Titanic 100 will focus on the Christian doctrine of “women and children first” that was displayed in the midst of Titanic’s tragic sinking. The event will feature a wide range of exciting activities for the whole family, including a live play and musical performances at the Lawrence Welk Theatre, an Edwardian Ladies Tea hosted on the Chateau on the Lake, exclusive tours of the world’s largest Titanic attraction, a special film screening of A Night to Remember, a Gala Banquet and Celebration on board the Branson Belle, and the opportunity to engage with reenactors who will bring to life the passengers and crew who were on Titanic’s maiden voyage.
“Titanic’s sinking marked the darkest and brightest night in maritime history,” Phillips commented. “Though more than 1,500 people died in this international tragedy, the Darwinian notion of the ‘survival of the fittest’ was rejected in favor of the age-old Christian doctrine that the ‘strong sacrifice for the weak.’
“No event in modern history has done more to remind the world of this important bedrock of Western culture, and we look forward to showcasing this legacy in Branson this week at the Titanic 100.”
To learn more about or to register for the Titanic 100, visit:
If a cruise ship was sinking these days can you imagine the new rules?
Round up all the racial and sexual minorities and determine which of them identify as female and children so they can go first.
Chivalry back then took a back seat to money just as it has throughout history.
Women and Children First
BS. Women do not get the privileges that come with being on a pedestal when they:
A. refuse to stand on said pedestal and refuse to act like ladies
B. refuse to acknowledge the unique rights men historically had while adoring the women up on said pedestal.
I see no reason to sacrifice my life for a tattooed, lesbian, baby killing, man hating, obama voter. In fact, I see no reason to spit on them if they were dying of thirst.
Here’s an interesting read:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Futility,_or_the_Wreck_of_the_Titan
Overall, first class passengers had a 63% survival rate, second class a 43% survival rate, and third class a 25% survival rate. First class women had the highest rate, 97%, while second class men had the lowest, just 8%.
A “tribute cruise” to the site where the Titanic went down would not be something I would volunteer and pay money to join in or participate.
Kind of throws a wet blanket on the myth but not surprising. It’s the difference between Duncan Hunter or Jeremiah Denton and Mitt Romney or Newt Gingrich...some man up...others don’t.
Great stats. Things were not as rosey back then as portrayed.
Great stats. Things were not as rosey back then as portrayed.
Survival rate for 1st class children - 100%
Survival rate for 2nd class children - 100%
Survival rate for 1st class women - 97%
Survival rate for 2nd class women - 86%
I did a double-take on the title of the thread. I thought there was a breast festival somewhere and wondered why I didn’t get a ping from Laz.
I am sorry but women can’t have it both ways. Men don’t. Either you’re a woman and treated differently or you are just one of the guys. You can’t evoke double standards when things get tough and you don’t want to be treated like the rest of the guys are.