Of course, Dreher does not question whether women should teach. Any lay Christian who thinks that he should be teaching others should receive permission from his spiritual father, the bishop. However, given the infection of the Church with liberalism, any Christian who dares to oppose liberalism in its various forms, including feminism, may risk the possibility that he will be condemned by his bishop. In that case, he must present a case against liberalism to his bishop, warning the bishop of heresy, or deviating from Sacred Tradition, or at least asking the bishop to support the case for liberalism from Tradition. And if such a defense is not given? Should the Christian continue to teach (or blog)?
While there was definitely a lot of girl power going on in the previous seasons, the new season seems to take it even farther -- neither male character can be said to overshadow the females by their size. Even if they have the same technical advisers and trainers as before, I suspect the new season will not be as good.
When worldly life is brutal and disordered, and the Church is persecuted, she needs a place where she can remember her ultimate goal. And when it’s easy and prosperous, she needs to have examples of heroic dedication to her fundamental vision.
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Eastern martial arts schools often tout that children will learn "discipline" by attending their classes. Perhaps this is true -- expecting a commitment to a training regiment and the following of the school rules, along with an enforcement of consequences for breaking those rules, with male "role models" in the school to provide guidance -- it is possible that a martial arts school can have this salutary effect.
But there is something to be said for males (in their teens and beyond) to have a controlled exposure to the reality of violence and taking a punch (to the face or elsewhere), as Vox Day points out. This will encourage self-understanding, necessary for "self-mastery" with regards to dealing with anger and the use of violence, when today many harbor dangerous fantasies about their capabilities in a fight. Might it be that the benefit of discipline is not really possible until this basic self-understanding has been achieved?
The following is a Life from an official obituary for Fr. John Maitland Moir, who reposed in the Lord on April 17, 2013. His legacy and spirit is so alive in the Orthodox Community of his former parish. This article was used from the blog, Orthodox Christian Faith and Life.