Since becoming a Christian I have kept away from all things occultic since I was instructed to do so. But I do love ancient history and study it as an armchair enthusiast.
One of the things that I've come across was how ancient Tarot Cards are and the Schools of mysteries that they are associated with. In the program I was watching they brought up one of the Tarot cards that describes the doctrine of Patriarchy to a T.
The Key words used to describe the Emperor are:
It also describing him is this phrase:
He symbolizes the top of the secular hierarchy, the ultimate male ego
Perhaps if Christians understood the connection that Patriarchy has with the occult, they wouldn't be so pushy to make it 'biblical' doctrine.
At least the Tarot Card acknowledges that:
The Emperor’s power and apparent stability bring great comfort, self-worth, power. But the danger, as Minos discovered, is that we may gain a sense of personal entitlement beyond our actual rights. That way leads to corruption, material or spiritual.
And this is what we are seeing with the fall of Doug Phillips/Vision Forum, and the scandals surrounding Bill Gothard and Bob Jones University, and the many others who have bowed to the pagan and occultic god of Patriarchy. Yet as we watch these scandals and moral failings, the pushers of Patriarchy continue to assert that Patriarchy is part of the gospel.
While we are on the subject and as a bit of a side note. The Empress in Tarot Cards is called:
a fruitful mother of thousands: she is above all things universal fecundity and the outer sense of the Word,
She is also called a:
mother, a creator and nurturer. In many decks she can be shown as pregnant.
So much for militant fecundity being a 'biblical' principle.
The quotes above in blue all come from these two sources in Wikipedia:
The Emperor (Tarot card)
The Empress (Tarot card)
Some may look upon my little detour into occultic symbolism as a bit of a stretch. And perhaps it is.
But I'll tell you this much. Those who claim that Patriarchy is going against culture are completely ignorant of all history and culture, ancient or otherwise. Or they are lying in order to hold up their pet doctrine.