Fanatics and Women’s Fashion

One kind of fanatic wants to compel all women to wear the burqa. Another kind of fanatic wants to make them bear their breasts.

J. Budziszewski
On the Meaning of Sex – pg. 96

With this quote, I wonder if those two seemingly opposite fanatics that Budziszewski sets before us have more in common with each other than one might initially think. Neither fanatic can control themselves. The former fanatic demonstrates his lack of self control regarding women by forcing them to wear blankets as fashion. The latter fanatic demonstrates his lack of self control regarding women by creating a bordello cultural climate.

The former fanatic handles his urges puritanically by attributing them entirely to the object of his lust. His slogan is, “Women are the problem. Let’s put horse blankets on them.” The latter handles his urges like a libertine by venting them with impunity. His slogan is, “There is no problem. The more whorish the better.”
Each make the woman his tool and both lie to the woman that each solution will provide “freedom” for the woman. Neither man considers the possibility that the problem lies within them and their lack of self control.

Author: jetbrane

I am a Pastor of a small Church in Mid-Michigan who delights in my family, my congregation and my calling. I am postmillennial in my eschatology. Paedo-Calvinist Covenantal in my Christianity Reformed in my Soteriology Presuppositional in my apologetics Familialist in my family theology Agrarian in my regional community social order belief Christianity creates culture and so Christendom in my national social order belief Mythic-Poetic / Grammatical Historical in my Hermeneutic Pre-modern, Medieval, & Feudal before Enlightenment, modernity, & postmodern Reconstructionist / Theonomic in my Worldview One part paleo-conservative / one part micro Libertarian in my politics Systematic and Biblical theology need one another but Systematics has pride of place Some of my favorite authors, Augustine, Turretin, Calvin, Tolkien, Chesterton, Nock, Tozer, Dabney, Bavinck, Wodehouse, Rushdoony, Bahnsen, Schaeffer, C. Van Til, H. Van Til, G. H. Clark, C. Dawson, H. Berman, R. Nash, C. G. Singer, R. Kipling, G. North, J. Edwards, S. Foote, F. Hayek, O. Guiness, J. Witte, M. Rothbard, Clyde Wilson, Mencken, Lasch, Postman, Gatto, T. Boston, Thomas Brooks, Terry Brooks, C. Hodge, J. Calhoun, Llyod-Jones, T. Sowell, A. McClaren, M. Muggeridge, C. F. H. Henry, F. Swarz, M. Henry, G. Marten, P. Schaff, T. S. Elliott, K. Van Hoozer, K. Gentry, etc. My passion is to write in such a way that the Lord Christ might be pleased. It is my hope that people will be challenged to reconsider what are considered the givens of the current culture. Your biggest help to me dear reader will be to often remind me that God is Sovereign and that all that is, is because it pleases him.

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