Monday, June 6, 2011

Human Structures in Review

We have spent three months on human structures.
In March we looked at Job, false structures and started talking about order vs chaos or Apollonian vs Dionysian and even touched on yin/yang.
In April we looked at the Wild at Heart phenomenon and how it has affected the church and perpetuated a not always female friendly male vs female structure. We also looked at the tiny boxes or structures that small-minded men build for women using religion to beat them into down into those boxes.
In May, we looked at big-hearted men and contrasted the loving freedom they offer to women with the limiting, restrictive structures that small mind men uphold for their sisters. We also did a rather long series on Chimananda Adichie's "Single Story" and how this applied to human structure.

Perhaps I've spend an inordinate amount of time on human structures. If so, it is only because I want people to start discerning the existence of these human structures and begin to hold them up to the light of scripture in order to debunk the false structures.

But this month, the lovely month of June, we will turn our attention on some of the ways that God structures things and how they differ from human structures.

And here I will leave you a verse.

Isaiah 55:8 For My thoughts are not your thoughts, Neither are your ways My ways," declares the Lord.
Vs 9 For as the heavens are higher than the earth, SO are My ways higher than your ways, And my thoughts than your thoughts.


Incongruous Circumspection said...

Would you believe that that beautiful verse is exactly the verse that "small-minded men" use to keep their underlings under their control? They spout their filthy legalistic rules and reference charts and then, when hit with questions and skepticism, they thunder forth with that verse. The problem is, it is they and only they, that hold the definition to their "theology". Everyone else just needs to accept it, because the man is god.

Looking forward to your insight. It is never wasted on my ears and hungry eyes.

Mara Reid said...

No, I believe it.

I know, and have seen where certain men believe that they have some sort of corner or monopoly on understanding "God's Ways". (certain women are probably guilty of the same thing. I just haven't 'seen' that. Though reading your blog, you may have.)

They really believe that they have arrived at some sort of spiritual plane that the rest of us don't have access to and that they are qualified to speak on "God's Ways" to the full extent of what "God's Ways" are.

They really believe it.
But it doesn't take long to see that the ways that they are explaining are really either their personal preferences or the traditions of men warmed over and regurgitated all over us.

In case you missed it, April 25th's post was on the Pied Piper's assertion of his understanding on structures for Maleness and Femaleness being THE understanding or God's understand/ways. The link is to an atheist's youtube channel about the silly things theists say.

Incongruous Circumspection said...

Eeeewww... Just watched it. Yep. When you have a devoted following, you can get away with that sort of stuff, being that so many of your minions will fight tooth and nail for you.

Its funny. Piper Boy has no idea about REAL psychology. He only surmises his drivel about women because that is what he has swallowed for an admitted 40 years.

He needs to get his sorry head out of the hole he is in and try learning from a woman sometimes. Stupid moron. I despise his presentation style too.

Ok. I have to go hurl a lung. As I said, looking forward to your commentary.