Here are a few things that I’ve read recently that I think my readers might find interesting.
I found this post about punctuation in ancient Greek to be a fascinating read. It helps to explain some of the troubles with translating Scripture from the original Greek.
Courtesy of Mrs. ktc, here is a discussion on wifely submission at the Thinking Housewife which is very good in my opinion: The Importance of Wifely Submission. The comments especially are worth the read. She also posted a good quote last week of Pope Leo XIII on Inequality.
On a similar note, Deep Strength has a good post up on God and Marriage, examining authority and obedience, with a special emphasis on marriage. I left a few comments there, as did others, which I think are worth reading.
In that same post Infowarrior left an interesting link concerning Eleanor of Aquitane. I believe that she was one of the West’s first feminists, and think that the story in that link provides some good evidence of it.
Elspeth wrote a post a few days back advising husbands that We Will Get Over It. We Will. Trust me. It generated some intense commenting in response, with Empath disagreeing… strenuously. In reply Elspeth walked back a bit when she examined The Chicken and The Egg of relationships. As I was busy (primarily work, but I also have another post in the hopper that will be released later today or tomorrow) I didn’t participate. Having considered the matter some, I think that women can “get over it”… if they want to. The problem is that many (most really) women don’t want to get over it. They like to revel in “emotional terrorism” and don’t want to let go of that power, and the feelings its generates. Personally, I liken rebellious wives to drug addicts- if they don’t want to get better, if they don’t want to help themselves, there is nothing that other people can do to overcome this deficiency.
Allamagoosa discussed why the idea of “pregnancy transfers” isn’t exactly as great as some feminists think it is.
Her husband NSR alerted me to a Youtube sound loop that someone created of the Enterprise-D engines idling. Not bad for a white noise effect, if that is your cup of tea.
Agapoula got hacked recently and had to switch over to a new blog as a result.
“Be a good listener, but play hard to get.” I like that she said both, if you are overly submissive and eager, he might think there’s no challenge. If you are too aloof and cold, he will be insulted.
I’m curious- are any of my male readers looking for a “challenge” in women. Speaking only for myself, I don’t care for that at all. Finding a good woman to marry these days is hard enough as is. A woman deciding to play hard to get doesn’t make this any easier. Perhaps it is just my INTJ at work, but I don’t like hard to get- at least, not until after I’m already sure that a woman like me. Before that I don’t care for it at all.
Over at Free Northerner’s, an intriguing post on the Traditional Family. If I get time I might respond to it later.
CaseyAnn has a brief, but interesting post about Modern American Posture. This has long been a problem for me, as I used to slouch a lot- although I have gotten much better in the last few years.
A few days back Zippy had a good post up about how Sola Scriptura is Positivist. I think all my Christian readers, Catholic, Orthodox and Protestant alike, would find it thought-provoking.
Apparently July is the month to celebrate all the tasty things that will kill you.
Finally, Hearthie talks a little bit about her journey to become a better “First Officer.”