Information icon.svg At All things in moderation, we are currently voting on restrictions on the use of LLMs (chatbots) in RationalWiki. Reminder: you need to have at least 75 edits and to have been registered for at least three months to be eligible to vote.

Essay:A Response to Lie Women Believe

From RationalWiki
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Essay.svg This essay is an original work by Wingnut cracker.
It does not necessarily reflect the views expressed in RationalWiki's Mission Statement, but we welcome discussion of a broad range of ideas.
Unless otherwise stated, this is original content, released under CC-BY-SA 3.0 or any later version. See RationalWiki:Copyrights.
Feel free to make comments on the talk page, which will probably be far more interesting, and might reflect a broader range of RationalWiki editors' thoughts.

This essay contains my opinions of the statements Nancy Leigh DeMosses says are false in her book Lies Women Believe: And the Truth that Sets them Free. Click here to see RationalWiki's offical page about the book.

  • 1. God is not really good. Depends on what you think of God, if you think god exists at all.
  • 2. God doesn't love me. Again, this depends on belief.
  • 3. God is just like my father. Depends on belief.
  • 4. God is not really enough. All humans need food, water, and shelter to live. God is only needed by some people.
  • 5. God's ways are too restrictive. True, a society run according to the Bible would be totaltarian.
  • 6. God should fix my problems. I find myself agreeing with DeMosses on this one. If a person rely on God to solve every little problem you have, you're going to be disappointed.
  • 7. I'm not worth anything. Again, I agree with DeMosses. Everyone is worth something. Well, almost everyone. (There are exceptions).
  • 8. I need to learn to love myself. Absolutely! It's not good to go through life with low self-esteem.
  • 9. I can't help the way I am. This statement is too vaugh for me to provide an adaquate response.
  • 10. I have my rights. Of course women do! Everyone has rights! And DeMosses thinks this is false for some people? What the fuck?!
  • 11. Physical beauty matters more than inner beauty. I once again agree with DeMosses. All people, women and men, look much more attrative if they're good people.
  • 12. I should not have to live with unfulfilled longings. That depends. If a person's unfulfilled longing is to murder someone, then yeah, it's best to let that longing unfulfilled.
  • 13. I can sin and get away with it. Unfortunately, some murders go unresolved.
  • 14. My sin isn't really that bad. If the "sin" is something like sodomy, it's not bad at all as long as it is concentual. If its murder, that usually pretty bad.
  • 15. God can't forgive what I've done. This depends on beliefs.
  • 16. I am not fully responsible for my actions and reactions. A question for the philosphers, not one I can respond to.
  • 17. I cannot walk in consistent victory over sin. Very true. Everyone makes mistakes. Is DeMosses even human?
  • 18. I don't have time to do everything I'm supposed to do. Depends on how long the list is. If a persons only goal is to sleep all their life, they have all the time in world.
  • 19. I can make it without consistent time in the Word and prayer. Athiests go it all the time.
  • 20. A career outside the home is more valuable and fitting than being a wife and mother. Depends on the person. If a womean wants to be a wife and mothers, than being that is more valuable to her. If a woman wants to focus on her career, than that is the more valuable thing.
  • 21. I have to have a husband to be happy. Depends on the person. Some woman desire such a relationsip and some don't.
  • 22. It is my responsibility to change my mate. Very true. If a woman thinks she needs a divorce, she should get it.
  • 23. My husband is supposed to serve me. A married couple should serve each other.
  • 24. If I submit to my husband, I'll be miserable. If I had to be someones personal servant without pay, I'd be miserable too.
  • 25. If my husband is passive, I've got to take the initiative, or nothing will get done. What is this even talking about? If its refering to sex, than informed consent is important.
  • 26. Sometimes divorce is a better option than staying in a bad marriage. Absolutely! A bad marriage hurts everyone.
  • 27. It's up to us to determine the size of our family. It's called family planning, and it's important unless a couple sees ''19 Kids and Counting'' as a how-to guide.
  • 28. Children need to get exposed to the "real world" so that they can learn to function in it. I would say this is important.
  • 29. All children will go through a rebellious stage. It probably depends on the child.
  • 30. I know my child is a Christian because he prayed to receive Christ at an early age. I agree with DeMosses, this is false. Children raised Christian may grow up to become athiests or agnostics or convert to other religions. Unlike DeMosses however, I don't see this as bad thing.
  • 31. We are not responsible for how our children turn out. It all depends on good the parents were at parenting and what the child is like.