Tuesday, October 9, 2007

Part One: Let it Be = Love3

Let it Be = Love3

Let it Be ~ The Beatles ~ 1970

When I find myself in times of trouble
Mother Mary comes to me
Speaking words of wisdom, let it be.
And in my hour of darkness
She is standing right in front of me
Speaking words of wisdom, let it be.
Let it be, let it be, let it be, let it be.
Whisper words of wisdom, let it be.

And when the broken hearted people
Living in the world agree,
There will be an answer, let it be.
For though they may be parted there is
Still a chance that they will see
There will be an answer, let it be.
Let it be, let it be, let it be, let it be. Yeah
There will be an answer, let it be.
(Lennon - McCartney)
(I would put the whole song on but I don't want to infringe on any copyrights; I find that it's best to play it safe. :-) To get the full effect of this song, try to find a Let it Be album and a record player...and listen slowly. )

It’s not a good idea to gather your philosophy from rock music but in this case, the Beatles are right on. Let it Be. Three simple words but they have more meaning than most people have in their lives. One of my closer friends—who also happens to be a huge Beatles fan—once said, “I think people need to let it be a little more often.” This, of course, made both of us laugh but it is true. If people-Christians especially-could let things go, this world would be a wonderful, beautiful place. I’m writing to suggest that we stop fussing about issues that don’t matter in the long run; issues such as courtship, dating, the treatment of women, and emotional purity. I will be presenting some fine points and facts but no one has to “buy” what I say unless they want too. We will also uncover a lot of lies and brainwashing. I will present the facts as best I can but I want to let people make their own decisions; it’s up to them to run their lives.
A book by the name of Emotional Purity came out several years back; I purchased and read it, at about the age of fourteen. My ideals were being shaped at that age, for I also bought at the same time, Passion and Purity by Elizabeth Elliott. And, I had in my possession, I Kissed Dating Goodbye and Boy meets Girl by Joshua Harris, and The Dating Trap by Martha Rupert. At first read, Emotional Purity seemed to have its philosophy straight and I agreed with much of what it said. Then when I was sixteen, I began to reexamine my foolproof system and the books that had influenced my thinking. No book was safe from my sharp critique and I found many flaws in the teaching they presented; in Emotional Purity especially.
Here is a list of inconsistencies & indoctrination, presented in the book, Emotional Purity by Heather Paulson.
1:The example of the couple at the beginning basically ignores all common sense. The girl meets the boy and she breaks several rules of the female code that all girls are supposed to know.
  • Never hug a boy—don’t allow him to touch you at all. Handshakes not hugs are appropriate for someone you’ve just met and are building a friendship with or even someone you’ve known for forever. I have older guy cousins and several very good guy friends, whom I’ve known all my life, and I cannot remember hugging any of them—ever.
  • Never let him call you late at night—or any other time—unless you have a real problem, request, or concern. Even then, you keep it short and to the point.
  • Never share personal information—keep him guessing. That’s part of the fun of being a girl. Well, if you’re really friends you’ll know what’s okay to share and what’s not—you just have to use the discretion that God gave you.
Part two will show up within a week.