Thursday, March 30, 2006

Back from the mountain

Today I heard that I am an "uppity feminist" who talks about stuff she has no business with.

Should I laugh or cry? Or yell?

I guess a good choice would be to ask for God's grace to love with love beyond my own.

14 comments:

Anonymous said...

You're waaay too nice. I'd have just given the person a pat on the back and said,"you don't need to get all riled up, they make little blue pills to help you compensate." and winked knowingly.

Sehlat said...

Bwahahahahahahahaa! ;)

I'm swiping that one.

-L

Songbird said...

I don't think God would mind a little laughing or crying or even yelling. God called you to ministry and wants you to talk about things that matter. Do whatever you need to do to keep doing God's work! (((Singing Owl)))

much2ponder said...

Woman! YOU are not uppity, that makes me laugh...too funny! I am with songbird, God gave you a voice about such issues for a reason. Be true to HIM and he will take care of the rest. Amen? Amen!

Anonymous said...

I don't think God is moved off His throne by who you are do you? Nah - I don't either. I spent many years pondering how God it SO wrong - to make me so verbal and strong. I was real frustrated that I didn't "appear" like assumed a "good" Christiam woman should be - don't go there. Then, one day, a wonderful visiting minister turned my whole perspective on myself. God didn't make a mistake. He knew exactly what I would need to be in my own life and for those around me. And sometimes that includes being a stone in someone's shoe - although that's not my intention (well - okay - maybe every now and then). Obviously the comment was made by someone threatened. People do tend to bark when they are riled. I've done it myself. I thoroughly enjoy reading your blog.


Lillium

http://approachingglory.typepad.com

Anonymous said...

Sorry for all the typos in my post. I really can write. I am a writer. However, I obviously need my cup of coffee before I put fingers to keys. Humble pie time again!

Lillium

Ruthie said...

Interesting comment to make about you. Obviously doesn't know *you* well.

Sometimes you've gotta let the slime say what they have to say then slither back under their rock where they can be comfortable in the dark. You don't have to listen or follow. Aren't you glad?

Purechristianithink said...

Wonder what that person would do if they ran into a real radical feminist . . . implode???

SingingOwl said...

Smiling at all of you. Hi, Lillian, and thanks for the kind comments. I'll visit "you" soon. And to the rest of you kind folks...well, yes I am glad I don't have to take it to heart. I did not do so. But it is still irksome...especially when coming from someone connected with my church.

As for imploding....LOL...maybe so.

This person really is a sad case. And I'm praying for him because the comment shows me just how strange his thinking really is.

jo(e) said...

I'm just reading this now. But I say, take it as a compliment. Without uppity feminists, we women would not even have the right to vote or own property in this country.

Uppity feminists are my heroes.

Mary Beth said...

If you are talking about it, you clearly have business with it.

BIG SMILE!

Questing Parson said...

Welcome to the club. Six or seven years ago my bishop called and asked if I thought I was some kind of feminist. He was upset someone who drove past my church and saw the reader board sign contacted him.

It read: There are two truths. 1) There is a God. 2) You are not she.

The reader had told him I should be brought up on charges as the Bible clearly said God was male. He told me to change it. I didn't. I think he still holds it against me. I'm not sure if his anger is over my not changing it or over my being a "feminist."

SingingOwl said...

QP, Your bishop told you to change it and you didn't? Wow!

(((((QP))))))))

The odd thing is, it is NOT like I've been talking about "feminist" issues from the pulpit. I haven't. I have no idea what the stuff was that he thought I had no business with, and I wasn't going to ask either. ;-)

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