Why is it that single moms are more committed to their religious views than single dads? I went to church yesterday (I know, I didn't go up in flames. A modern miracle) probably because it was Valentine's day and I'm a masochist that way. But what I noticed is, pew after pew of moms with children sitting alone. And I got to thinking... There are just as many dads out there as moms, because after all it does take two to make those creatures. Why is it that you don't see just as many pews loaded with single dudes?
Is it the fall of American Christian principals that the men in society don't provide a spiritual backbone for their families? Now, I'm a bit rusty on this subject, but if I remember correctly, they guy in a Christian home is supposed to be the alpha dog. His beta wife is supposed to be all floor mopping and yes-dear (do not throw me on a bonfire for making generalizations. we all know this is GENERALLY true for the overall picture of Christian faith). So, that being the case, where are all those men of strong moral principals and why are they such deadbeats that they not only are half the problem in a divorce (if not more), but they also don't show up to church even when they have kids they want going there?
Why is it always left to the mom? By law of averages, single men who've been divorced should still come out to be about the same number-wise as single moms, right? So where are they? And if they aren't around in the first place because they ARE deadbeats and the moms realized this and hence took off running, what does that say about the Christian male culture in our society? That they are turning yet another role, another responsibility over to their women because they can't hack it? That the women, who not only bear the burden of raising their children as chosen, must also let sloth-man be an ass about his ethical obligations too?
I hold no hope for Christian men across America. They're slacking off on the job and screwing up big time.
I think I'm too pissed off to go back to church for a while. Valentine's day is AWESOME.