Sacrificing Children–to Sports, Not Molech

There is no way to make adolescence injury-proof.  Competition and sports can be very good things (Photo: GettysburgFlag site).  But when you see stats like this in a NYT article, you have to wonder about whether the harmful side effects of high-contact sports are worth it: “High school athletes in nine primary sports sustained an [Read More…]

The Often Destructive Nature of Masculine Competition

Those who study men know that they love to compete. In sports, relationships, cars, hair, jobs, clothes, accolades, books–you name it, men compete with one another to see who can become the most prestigious. I found a great quotation on this phenomenon by a psychiatrist named Frank Pittman in his book Man Enough. Read it [Read More…]