Author Topic: So What If Boys Can't Be Boys And Men Can't Be Men?  (Read 7383 times)

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Re: So What If Boys Can't Be Boys And Men Can't Be Men?
« Reply #135 on: December 17, 2010, 02:52:15 PM »

Hang around with enough young men and you'll understand why he'd say such a thing.  Or, hang around emotionally healthy young women and get their take on young men these days.


     Unfortunately I don't have as many opportunities to hang around emotionally heathly young men and women as I use to.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lsnlO-hpc_8


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Re: So What If Boys Can't Be Boys And Men Can't Be Men?
« Reply #136 on: December 17, 2010, 04:09:00 PM »
Real men don't kill babies, they love them, and protect them.

I'm so getting that bumper sticker!

totally off topic, but I saw this one yesterday:  "I am, therefore I sing."
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Re: So What If Boys Can't Be Boys And Men Can't Be Men?
« Reply #137 on: December 17, 2010, 04:29:29 PM »

And yet
 
*Or the "adventure" of being a pacifist or conscientious objector trying to follow the Prince of Peace as you feel called to do so in a country which glamorizes military service and believes that the only sacrifice one can make for one's country is to put on a uniform and kill or die?
 ??? :'(


One of my best friends is a Navy chaplain.  When he heads into a combat zone he is always accompanied by a marine body guard.  So you tell me, should my friend remove the uniform and refuse to care for men and women in harms way, even if he personally doesn't carry a weapon?  Should he refuse the body guard, reasoning that another man tasked with protecting him is a denial of the Prince of Peace?

If he seeks to pray and care for men and women wounded in combat, does that mean he glamorizes military service?   I would say he is more an inspiration to young men than either of us who safely sit here and respond to each other via keyboard.  And as a chaplain, he will have access to a lot more young men than you or I ever will.




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« Reply #138 on: December 17, 2010, 04:38:05 PM »
Different kind of adventure, Pastor Hughes, different kind of adventure. I have nothing but admiration for military chaplains and the ministry they do. The glamorization of military service is probably not in the minds of those actually serving; but have you heard any of the tributes, laments, or other comments from people in general, politicians, and other leaders? Anyone who thinks military service isn't glamorized in our society isn't paying attention.

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Re: So What If Boys Can't Be Boys And Men Can't Be Men?
« Reply #139 on: December 17, 2010, 04:53:47 PM »
Different kind of adventure, Pastor Hughes, different kind of adventure. I have nothing but admiration for military chaplains and the ministry they do. The glamorization of military service is probably not in the minds of those actually serving; but have you heard any of the tributes, laments, or other comments from people in general, politicians, and other leaders? Anyone who thinks military service isn't glamorized in our society isn't paying attention.

  With so many men called up for multiple tours, we shall see.  The post commander of a VFW in my area helped me see it differently.  A Viet Nam vet, he worked with guys who served one tour of that war and needed years to deal with it. His read is that we'll be dealing with the effects of the present ones for many more years because so many guys keep getting sent back overseas.  So from his perspective, there isn't so much glamorization as posers who don't understand the real costs currently being paid.

BTW, back to the tread ... Friend mentioned above was our guest preacher for the Sunday of veterans day weekend.  All three services were filled with brothers, fathers, friends from work, and other unchurched men who came to hear and be prayed for.