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Bleak Theology: Hopeful Science


Now, this is not the time for Purim, that is in February next year. But the readings are coming from Esther. Now, the introduction today is not mine, But Sunshine Mary’s

I don’t know who these silent readers are, but I hope and pray some of them are women who might benefit from reading this.  My ultimate goal here is to show women that everything we have been taught over the past forty  years about what men supposedly want and are looking for in a wife is basically a bunch of feminist hoo-ha.  Men here clearly state that they want what our grandmothers/great-grandmothers knew they wanted.  I hope that if women know better, they will do better.

Well, Esther is an example for women of how to act in a time when men were dominant. Consider today’s text.

Esther 2:5-8, 15-23

5Now there was a Jew in the citadel of Susa whose name was Mordecai son of Jair son of Shimei son of Kish, a Benjaminite. 6Kish had been carried away from Jerusalem among the captives carried away with King Jeconiah of Judah, whom King Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon had carried away. 7Mordecai had brought up Hadassah, that is Esther, his cousin, for she had neither father nor mother; the girl was fair and beautiful, and when her father and her mother died, Mordecai adopted her as his own daughter. 8So when the king’s order and his edict were proclaimed, and when many young women were gathered in the citadel of Susa in custody of Hegai, Esther also was taken into the king’s palace and put in custody of Hegai, who had charge of the women.

15When the turn came for Esther daughter of Abihail the uncle of Mordecai, who had adopted her as his own daughter, to go in to the king, she asked for nothing except what Hegai the king’s eunuch, who had charge of the women, advised. Now Esther was admired by all who saw her. 16When Esther was taken to King Ahasuerus in his royal palace in the tenth month, which is the month of Tebeth, in the seventh year of his reign, 17the king loved Esther more than all the other women; of all the virgins she won his favor and devotion, so that he set the royal crown on her head and made her queen instead of Vashti. 18Then the king gave a great banquet to all his officials and ministers – “Esther’s banquet.” He also granted a holiday to the provinces, and gave gifts with royal liberality.

19When the virgins were being gathered together, Mordecai was sitting at the king’s gate. 20Now Esther had not revealed her kindred or her people, as Mordecai had charged her; for Esther obeyed Mordecai just as when she was brought up by him. 21In those days, while Mordecai was sitting at the king’s gate, Bigthan and Teresh, two of the king’s eunuchs, who guarded the threshold, became angry and conspired to assassinate King Ahasuerus. 22But the matter came to the knowledge of Mordecai, and he told it to Queen Esther, and Esther told the king in the name of Mordecai. 23When the affair was investigated and found to be so, both the men were hanged on the gallows. It was recorded in the book of the annals in the presence of the king.

This post really is not for men. Us men know what we want. We have spent a lot of time describing it.  Just to help out…

Feminist women just -will not- get it.

They seem to have a hard time differentiating between reality and their desires.

Thus, if reality does not correlate to their desires, reality must be wrong.

Men can reiterate time, and time, and time again what they absolutely DO NOT WANT in females (high-N count, obesity, and being a domineering bitch), and sluts, fats, and feminists will continue to insist that MEN ARE WRONG for having desires that don’t include them.

Now Esther is described as beautiful. That is not a virtue: that is an attribute she was born with. What she does that is commendable is that she listened. She did not pretend that she knew what would make her acceptable to the king. The stakes were high — either a lifetime of compulsory celibacy in the harem or the crown — so she listened to those lads who were around her. And she did not try to change the king: instead the tried to please the king.

Moreover, she listened to her uncle — who clearly had the political pulse of the city, and guided her through the shoals of the politics of the harem. It was a dangerous place. Those eunuchs were probably part of the staff that looked after the young women. If she had been caught in that conspiracy she would have hung with them.

Now, I am not saying that Ahasuerus was wise or good. He was neither. But most of the time our rulers are incompetent. We have to act wisely and with discretion, accepting the world as it is and not trying to change it.

Women, the rules of dating may be unfair. But they are what they are. Work around them, and do not expect 49% of the population to change simply because you think they should.

And if they are that morally repugnant, not dating and being single is a choice. For you. Praise God you have that choice. Esther did not.


2 thoughts on "Purim."

  • Thank you for linking!
    Esther is a great example of a woman being submissive to a difficult husband and trusting God to keep her from harm.

    • chrisgale says:

      I did have a worry that when I quoted one of the other commentators I was being a bit blunt for the women. But Esther used what gifts she had — including her femininity and beauty — for great good. And there is no question she was married to a most difficult man.

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