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To: servo1969

a snippet from a book I read by John Eldredge.......... Capes and swords, camouflage, bandannas and six-shooters–these are the uniforms of boyhood. Little boys yearn to know they are powerful, they are dangerous, they are someone to be reckoned with. How many parents have tried in vain to prevent little Timmy from playing with guns? Give it up. If you do not supply a boy with weapons, he will make them from whatever materials are at hand. My boys chew their graham crackers into the shape of hand guns at the breakfast table. Every stick or fallen branch is a spear, or better, a bazooka. Despite what many modern educators would say, this is not a psychological disturbance brought on by violent television or chemical imbalance. Aggression is part of the masculine design; we are hardwired for it. If we believe that man is made in the image of God, then we would do well to remember that “the Lord is a warrior; the Lord is his name” (Ex. 15:3). Little girls do not invent games where large numbers of people die, where bloodshed is a prerequisite for having fun. Hockey, for example, was not a feminine creation. Nor was boxing. A boy wants to attack something–and so does a man, even if it’s only a little white ball on a tee. He wants to whack it into kingdom come. On the other hand, my boys do not sit down to tea parties. They do not call their friends on the phone to talk about relationships. They grow bored of games that have no element of danger or competition or bloodshed. Cooperative games based on “relational interdependence” are complete nonsense. “No one is killed?” they ask, incredulous. “No one wins? What’s the point?” The universal nature of this ought to have convinced us by now: The boy is a warrior; the boy is his name. And those are not boyish antics he is doing. When boys play at war they are rehearsing their part in a much bigger drama. One day, you just might need that boy to defend you.


7 posted on 06/11/2013 12:12:57 PM PDT by showme_the_Glory (ILLEGAL: prohibited by law. ALIEN: Owing political allegiance to another country or government)
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To: showme_the_Glory
Your post reminded me, parenthetically, of a quote - source long forgotten, doubtless transformed by failing memory from verbatim to paraphrase, but absolutely on point re genetic male assertiveness and its usefulness :

    If you don't wake up angry, you're not paying attention !

12 posted on 06/11/2013 12:29:15 PM PDT by tomkat
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To: showme_the_Glory

That was beautiful. A breath of fresh air. Reality for all those who want to turn boys into girls. Thank you for your clarity.


14 posted on 06/11/2013 12:48:07 PM PDT by He'sComingBack!
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To: showme_the_Glory

Now you’ve done it...another book I gotta read. Thanks...:-)


16 posted on 06/11/2013 1:56:37 PM PDT by Sergio (An object at rest cannot be stopped! - The Evil Midnight Bomber What Bombs at Midnight)
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