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“I’m currently going through ‘Created to be His Help Meet’ the second time. Recently, we received a phone call from a lady taking a survey on local businesses. She asked if I was ‘a head of household.’ I smiled and told her, ‘No, my husband is.’ She insisted, ‘Well, you are one of the heads of household.’ I laughed out loud. A month ago, I might have agreed with her, but tonight her comment brought to mind the picture of a two-headed dragon. Both heads were trying to go in a difference direction, so, getting frustrated, each began blowing flames and scorching the other’s head. I thought about how odd it is that we even consider a two-headed household as normal. I mean, if we saw a two-headed sheep standing out in the field, we’d rightly think, ‘There is something terribly wrong with that!’ Our society is full of two-headed monsters. It’s good to be on the outside. Eventually, I might have figured this out on my own, but I’m glad to have had the privilege of being taught by Debi to be a proper help meet and keeper of my home!”


Lois, Created To Be His Helpmeet 56 Comments [11/26/2007 8:10:31 AM]
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HeathenAngel

Take a step back for progress.

11/26/2007 8:20:26 AM

Garfield

Congratulations, Lois!

Now get off the computer and into the kitchen, cook for your hubby and homeschool your many kids ...

Two headed dragon - wtf!?

11/26/2007 8:31:30 AM

AWP

Return of the Headless Zombies!!!

11/26/2007 8:31:48 AM

LabRat

Thats one way to handle those pesky phone calls.

11/26/2007 8:43:46 AM

Blackvoice

You are a headless sheep.

11/26/2007 8:55:09 AM

Brain_In_A_Jar

If these people can't even manage to form a functioning relationship between a married couple based on equality and mutual respect, it's no wonder they can't deal with the rest of society except by trying to subjugate it.

11/26/2007 8:55:50 AM

Michael

Yeah Lois, you do that, while your man whips and beats you into submission while bangin' his secretary

11/26/2007 9:11:18 AM

David B.

"I’m glad to have had the privilege of being taught by Debi to be a proper help meet and keeper of my home!"

What, wasn't von Sacher-Masoch available then?

11/26/2007 9:13:44 AM

Hjördis

"Eventually, I might have figured this out on my own, but I’m glad to have had the privilege of being taught by Debi to be a proper help meet and keeper of my home!"

Translation: I can't think on my own at all so I let other decide everything for me.

11/26/2007 9:19:28 AM

Prager

Lois, you are pathetic.

11/26/2007 9:21:28 AM

Old Viking

If you don't mind being the slave, he doesn't mind being the master.

11/26/2007 9:29:57 AM

Jonathan

Sure, a two headed dragon shooting flames at each other sucks for the dragon, but imagine what could happen when those two heads work together. Instead of one fire breathing dragon head you'd have two to deal with!

Isn't that what relationships are supposed to be about? Teamwork? Cooperation? Compromise? Love? What the hell is the point when one is just subservient to the other?

11/26/2007 9:30:46 AM



"mean, if we saw a two-headed sheep standing out in the field, we’d rightly think, ‘There is something terribly wrong with that!"

and yet these girls do just fine.

you know waht the difference is? people communicate and cooperate, and sheep don't.
households work the same way.

11/26/2007 9:31:05 AM

cool cats

Yah know Lois, I really hate women who grovel.

11/26/2007 9:41:33 AM



It's funny, because monsters don't exist, to begin with, with one, two or three, for that matter. And that dicotomy exists. In fact, enterprises, workshops and other institutions work that way, with two bosses. And indeed, a marriage is the same. The help-mate and the stuff is both a bad translation and an opinion from the guys who wrote it, not God's. Moreover, if the woman is to be subordinate of the man FOR NO GOOD REASON, how do you reconcile it with the notion of free will, sin and responsibility before God?

11/26/2007 9:45:12 AM

shriekback

Stockholm Syndrome (noun)

11/26/2007 9:48:13 AM

Petey

This, ladies and gentlemen, is an example of a brainwashing victim. Notice how she admits to her former way of thinking, but quickly rejects it. Notice her outlandish comparison to describe her former way of thinking. Notice how she thanks her brainwasher (Debi) for helping her to see the truth, but never expands on HOW this person "taught" her. Through it all, she never once has a single logical thought, but rather proclaims her decision to become a doormat. This quote is more sad than funny when you look at it.

11/26/2007 9:57:22 AM

Jocelyn

Can anyone explain what "help meet" means? I can see what it suggests, but I don't get the wording.

11/26/2007 9:57:40 AM

Saccharissa

@Jocelyn
Can anyone explain what "help meet" means?

It's an example of modern people misreading the Elizabethan English of the KJV. In Genesis 2:18, the KJV says: "And the LORD God said, It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him an help meet for him."
"Meet" in this case is an adjective, meaning "suitable or fit."
So the quote really means "I will make him a helper fit for him", and what is going on is the idea that women work well together with men, and nothing else that God had created (such as all the animals) had the capacity to be Adam's partner.

I've wondered why the two ideas: "women work well with men" and "a man needs the help of a woman" seem to combine together in fundies' minds as "women should stay home and do the laundry."


Oh, and Jonathan: great response. You, sir, win an internet.

11/26/2007 10:15:41 AM

Mike

Remember women, you're below the male species, so bow your heads and you might get the crust.

11/26/2007 10:24:20 AM

Doctor Whom

"If You're Happy and You Know It, Clank Your Chains" award.

11/26/2007 10:34:24 AM



and yet these girls do just fine.

Epically owned. #370805 doesn't just win the internet, but the whole damn planet!

Though I can only imagine what it must be like if they ever do get into an argument...

11/26/2007 10:36:22 AM

apYrs

what is a woman doing, writing a book? She's stealing time from her husband who has a right to 24/7 commitment, rather than a woman giving time to her own amusements. And equally importantly, a woman has no place telling others (even women) how to act. That's for the husband to do, even if it means using loving chastisement

11/26/2007 10:57:56 AM

Caustic Gnostic

None of this "Two heads are better than one" nonsense.

11/26/2007 10:58:54 AM

approximate

Is a Helpmeet anything like a Track Meet?

17th century words to describe 17th century BCE thinking.

11/26/2007 11:12:41 AM
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