We always half-jokingly mock religulous people but deep down we hope they don’t confirm to the world how deeply fucked up they are. Websites like Landover Baptist Church publish tidbits like “is my little baby going to go gay? And we cackle. Then one of the really crazy (and really REAL scamvangelists) proves us all wrong and goes ahead and cements the belief that religion is indeed, the opium of the masses. Take for example dear Clint Presley, a real life ‘pastor’ who brings these ditties about how to be a masculine man.
Now, how toxic is this view of what being a man is? How fucked up will his children get to be ? (he has two boys) and how much money you wanna bet there’s men actually thinking this is a bar that should be upheld? The list itself is ludicrous. Cargo shorts? Crocs? Some are standard xtianist tripe (trust Christ as lord or read the Bible through once a year) but some are really down for creating more incels. Of course, there’s the counterpart that xtianist girls are raised to please males and not have a voice. But this post is about the blind stupidity and misguided sense of masculinity that would lead someone to create such a list. And publish it. On twitter.
But it should not be surprising that religiosity and toxic masculinity go hand in hand. After all, nothing is more compatible than noxious ideas of what a man is and an institution founded by the patriarchy. Religious institutions are based on the notion that men (as opposed to females) deserve all the glory and are entitled to have power. So it should not come as a surprise that a religulous man would have such stupid and prescriptive views of what a man is.
Oh, you think I’m making this shit up?
In honor of @9Marks and @MarkDever’s Birthday. Here are 99 steps to Christian manhood. pic.twitter.com/geZKXpTE5Z— Clint Pressley (@pastorclint) August 28, 2019