Feminism – Pride and Animosity all dressed up in self righteous zeal

Feminism is about nothing if it is not about pride. Ezra Taft Benson spoke on the topic of pride. He said that pride, in the scriptural sense, was enmity. He warned that it caused the fall of the Nephites. Interestingly enough Feminism is also full to overflowing with animosity. One of its most universal achievements in its converts and admirers is undermining the most perfect unity possible – that of a man and a women – with enmity.

The perfect unity of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost is offered to the Nephites as a perfect example of the unity they ought to have with each other in 3 Nephi 11. We will never experience unity in that perfection in mortality, but the closest we can come is in the holiest of relationships – the relationship of a husband and wife who have chosen to seal themselves together for eternity.

Feminism turns wives against their husbands. It declares a silent but pitched battle in which the spouse is automatically part of the enemy territory. It takes “what God hath put together” and divides it asunder into warring factions.

Zion is built first in the individual and in the couple according to modern leaders. Zion cannot be built as a city if it cannot exist in the hearts of the people and it cannot be built in the hearts of the people if it cannot even exist in the most basic building block of Zion – the unity of husband and wife. One cannot have the “one mind, one heart, dwelling in righteousness” of Zion in a marriage if the wife is holding to pride and animosity against men generally.

Joseph Smith, when detecting the prophesies and spiritual experiences of another religious group as coming from the adversary used this as one of his keys to detect them:

“Those women would speak in the midst of a meeting, and rebuke Mr. Irving or any of the church. Now the Scripture positively says, ‘Thou shalt not rebuke an Elder, but entreat him as a father;’ not only this, but they frequently accused the brethren, thus placing themselves in the seat of Satan, who is emphatically called ‘the accuser of the brethren.’ “

As a group, the feminists in the church are certainly “the accusers of the brethren”.

Feminism is certainly part of the church of the devil. It is often the basis of derision of the church. It is often used to turn otherwise faithful sisters into critics of church leaders. It leads otherwise faithful sisters to turn to a spirit of calling coveting. It divides wives from husbands, replacing the potential for divine unity with the hollow substitute of a mutually unsatisfying, uneasy truce.

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2 thoughts on “Feminism – Pride and Animosity all dressed up in self righteous zeal

  1. “A milk-and-water allegiance kills; while a passionate devotion gives life and soul to any cause and its adherents. The troubles of the world may largely be laid at the doors of those who are neither hot nor cold; who always follow the line of least resistance; whose timid hearts flutter at taking sides for truth. As in the great Council in the heavens, so in the Church of Christ on earth, there can be no neutrality. We are, or we are not, on the side of the Lord. An unrelenting faith, contemptuous of all compromise, will lead the Church and every member of it, to triumph and the achievement of our high destiny.“The final conquerors of the world will be the men and women, few or many matters not, who fearlessly and unflinchingly cling to truth, and who are able to say no, as well as yes, on whose lofty banner is inscribed: No compromise with error. …”“Tolerance is not conformity to the world’s view and practices. We must not surrender our beliefs to get along with people, however beloved or influential they may be. Too high a price may be paid for social standing or even for harmony. …The Gospel rests upon eternal truth; and truth can never be deserted safely.” (John A. Widtsoe, Conference Report, April 1941, pp. 117, 116.)

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