Jean Raber March 16, 2007 - 9:57pm
"Muscular Christianity" has been part of theAmerican Protestant scene at least since Sinclair Lewissatirized itin "Elmer Gantry."
Now comedian Brad Stine resurrects it withGodMen, a group of Christian men who want to give the one-two punch tothe feminization of religion and call men to emulate the "mean and wild" Jesus.
A link from the GodMen blog over toChuck Colson's blog verifies that good Christian homemakerswant church to be a place they can recoup and revitalize with femmy music and trappings.
And this has got to stop because it's forcing men to leave the church in droves. Men can't worship the way women do. They're different, dammit!.
Men'snatural, God-givenmasculinity is being stifled. Everywhere you look, men are the butts ofstupid-man jokes. Manliness is even seen as a "disorder," to be quelled with drugs likeRitalin.
Women and wives are God-given gifts, of course, but men need to make their influence felt more strongly in the Arena of Life. GodMen promises to revitalize men at events around the nation and let them speak in short sentences.
No, it's not a joke. AndI've heard Catholic men bemoan this very same thing. George Weigel has also raised the the red flag about the feminization of the church..
What say, guys? Is GodMen the answer to your prayers? (Thanks to M.L. for the tip on this item.)