Friday, December 2, 2011

Thoughts aboard trains* [0]: "Real Men Love Jesus"

With at least three blog entries that I tried writing ending up as drafts, something is wrong with, I don't know, my process, my organization of thoughts, my tendencies of an overkill, my time management. Must be the weather. But something is more wrong, so wrong that it has to be written amid the growing pile of pending "projects." On my way to work (naks, work!), I saw something that requires an immediate, but rather short commentary: a shirt printed with REAL MEN LOVE JESUS.

At the risk of sounding blasphemous, let me say that the said print on a shirt worn by a man (who, judging from his receding hairline, is probably around 50 years old) is wrong in many aspects--some of which I might overlook. People who know me too well probably know enough to conclude that I am not among the most enlightened gender sensitive populace--and this is, of course, not something I am proud of, as it is a weakness that I am, again, confessing (among the super long overdue pending essays, by the way, are personal inquiries and musings on gender). But despite my not being credible of claiming that the statement is "wrong" in many aspects--and most especially gender, I shall still briefly share what I think of it:

First, it seems like a defensive declaration of someone remaining "in the closet." Wearing something to prove manhood seems like an attempt to protect one's self of allegations of being homosexual. Second, at the risk of sounding homophobic, the statement sounds gay as it reeks of homosexuality--not that I am saying that being fag is bad, but, hey, publicly declaring that you love a fellow man is, I think, kinda gay--thus the first point: it is gay, perceived as gay, yet it instantly denies its being gay by saying, hey, I am a real man, why, I love Jesus, and I am not afraid to publicly display my affection for Him--that is how manly I am!

For the love of Jesus, I stop here as I believe I have fulfilled my duty as man.

*quick brief musings sharing my train of thought as I travel away from places.

2 comments:

  1. Hi, your blog really touches me, have been reading it for awhile... Just wanted you to know about a website i started ReadYourBiblesChurch.com... It's a place for Bible study guides.. I also put a forum in that can be viewed from a mobile device.. I couldn't find where to contact you privately so I'm commenting, hope that is okay. :) God Bless! Jenn.

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    1. Sorry, but I am not really interested. From how you phrased your words, I don't think you would be open-minded enough to discuss liberation theology. Or, you're a spammer. But then, I may be wrong. And, I am neither christ nor yahweh, so my judgment may be ignored. Thanks for dropping by, anyway. May the gods bless you, too.

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