Saturday, December 24, 2011

How to Reject Your Daughter's Date for Her and Then Take Her Out

Things I don't do that Pastor Mark Driscoll of Seattle's Mars Hill Church likes to do and tells men they need to do:

So, I was pretty excited when I found there was something I could have in common with this bro-in-Christ, right? I mean, in some way we gotta be connected. The opportunity arose, I thought, with the pop-Christian-cultural arrival of the #DaddyDaughterDate. You know, stuff that real men do with their real daughters (if they have one or more, as I do) all the time.

The idea of fathers separating and devoting special time for their children, let alone their daughters is something that I have long noticed was lacking, of course, especially in pastoral homes (there are several reasons for this. But it seems to be a fundamental problem of priorities and leadership in the way that churches run business. Too much involvement from too few...). Especially of the brand of Christianity that Driscoll more-or-less represents.

It's nothing new, of course. My four year old and I do it all the time. There's nothing that could be construed as misogynistic, paternalistic, or Freudalistically creepy in this right?

But then...

Adam Bishop
RT : Dear fathers, if your daughter is dating a loser, feel free to dump him for her and take her out yourself/ great advice.




  1. Gross indeed. Also, I'm with you on the Batman thing.

  2. Although I really *shouldn't* like Batman. Y'know privatization of security forces, ramped up violence, etc...


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