Friday, November 02, 2007

Favorite Quote of the Week

"Suppose, I said, a couple of you students, Jason and Sarah, were walking to McDonald’s after dark. And suppose a man with a knife jumped out of the bushes and threatened you. And suppose Jason knows that Sarah has a black belt in karate and could probably disarm the assailant better than he could. Should he step back and tell her to do it? No. He should step in front of her and be ready to lay down his life to protect her, irrespective of competency. It is written on his soul. That is what manhood does.

And collectively that is what society doesunless the men have all been emasculated by the suicidal songs of egalitarian folly. "

- John Piper, writing on Co-ed Combat and Cultural Cowardice (http://www.desiringgod.org/ResourceLibrary/TasteAndSee/ByDate/2007/2475_Coed_Combat_and_Cultural_Cowardice/)

2 comments:

Forrest said...

Oh John! He is so funny.

Rachna said...

I think this article is missing one very important point. If a woman actually wants to fight in combat, why shouldn't she be allowed to? When were women not allowed to make their own choices on the matter?