Here are some more thoughts from Camille Paglia. This is from an interview with Bari Weiss of The Wall Street Journal. Her insight about men being “intimidated” are right on. “This PC gender politics thing – the way gender is being taught in the universities – in a very anti-male way, it’s all about neutralization of maleness.” The result is that men are “intimidated” and “can’t say anything….They understand the agenda.” They “never tell the truth to women” about sex and they keep “raunchy” thoughts and sexual fantasies to themselves and their laptops. “Masculinity is just becoming something that is imitated from the movies. There’s nothing left. There’s no room for anything manly right now.” But wait a minute – there is one place in her opinion.
Paglia claims the only place where you can hear what men really feel is on Sports Radio. She is an avid listener. The energy and enthusiasm “inspires” her as a writer. She dares to say, “If we had to go to war,” the callers “are the men that would save the nation.” Now here is a woman who gets it. I listen to Sports Talk Radio when Judy and I are on our long trip. It’s the only time. The issues are a matter of life and death. Passions run high. Vital victories and loses are cheered and mourned. Opinions, strategies, motives and character are all passionately discussed.
But you know what I long for; the same kind of passion with a group of guys who desire to see the kingdom of Jesus extended in our culture. I really miss that kind of passionate discussion. As an older warrior, I desire the company of other warriors, especially younger warriors, to share strategy on being “subversive” for the Lord. Is there judgment on our culture? How am I supposed to react to what is going on? I have some strong opinions that have been formed in my walk with God. But I need other warriors to help me see more clearly. There is no doubt that we are in a real battle. But where is the passion?
Men, if you don’t feel some passion about what is going on in our culture, you have fallen asleep spiritually. Jesus warns us to kept alert. “Therefore keep watch, because you do not know the day or the hour.” (Matt 25:13) Don’t let the culture lull you to sleep spiritually. Find another warrior or a group of humble, loving warriors determined to stand for Jesus, and join the fight. Let them ignite you with some passion. Listen to Paul’s warn and take it to heart. “You know as well as I that the day of the Master’s coming can’t be posted on our calendars. He won’t call ahead and make an appointment any more than a burglar would. About the time everybody’s walking around complacently, congratulating each other – ‘We’ve sure got it made! Now we can take it easy!’ – suddenly everything will fall apart. It’s going to come as suddenly and inescapably as birth pangs to a pregnant woman.” (I Thess. 5:2-3 – The Message)