Quoting Quiverfull: Modern Men Weak, Wimpy and Irresponsible?

Quoting Quiverfull: Modern Men Weak, Wimpy and Irresponsible? January 8, 2017

quotingquiverfullby R. J. Rushdooney of Chalcedon – The Failure of Men

Editor’s note: Responsibility-dodging and role-playing didn’t start in ‘modern times’. There have always been those in both sexes that did those things. It’s not because of the women’s liberation movement, or that they’ve abandoned church. The problems in our society are more complex than his simple assessments of modern times.


Appearances began to replace reality in personal relations as well as in national policy, both domestic and foreign. The results have been devastating. Role-playing in theater ends commonly in a curtain call and a pay check. In real life, politics, role-playing leads instead to disaster.

The result is the failure of men, of males. Early in the modern era (only in the nineteenth century in the United States), men abandoned the family and its responsibilities to their wives, and religion was similarly relegated to women as their concern. Men chose irresponsibility, and the double standard became a way of life. Of course, men insisted on all the Biblical authority given to a man while denying its responsibilities, forgetting that all human authority in Scripture is conditional upon obedience to God. No absolute authority is given to man in any sphere, and all authority has service to God and man as its purpose, not self-promotion or aggrandizement.

The women’s liberation movement is simply the attempt by women to claim the responsibilities, which today constitute male rights, for themselves. The purpose of the children’s liberation movement is to claim like privileges of irresponsibility for children.

QUOTING QUIVERFULL is a regular feature of NLQ – we present the actual words of noted Quiverfull leaders, cultural enforcers and those that seek to keep women submitted to men and ask our readers: What do you think? Agree? Disagree? This is the place to state your opinion. Please, let’s keep it respectful – but at the same time, we encourage readers to examine the ideas of Quiverfull and Spiritual Abuse honestly and thoughtfully.

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  • Nea

    Funny how most of the irresponsible men in politics claim to be religious, then.

  • Saraquill

    This quote sounds like the ramblings of those who don’t want to take responsibility themselves, but blames others instead.

  • Astrin Ymris

    I’ve noticed that projection is rife in the Religious/Corporate Right. If they accuse the Left of some skulduggery, it’s almost certain that they’ve either done it themselves on a far worse scale, or are planning to.

  • Hannah

    Does this count as a word salad? I’m only asking as I’m rather peckish and could do with a snack. 😀

  • RetroPam

    It’s also worth pointing out that R. J. Rushdoony is merely a Steven Anderson with a veneer of class, refinement and intellect. RJ is firmly in the “kill the gays” camp.

    That said, doesn’t the “weak, wimpy, and irresponsible” description apply more accurately to his male CPM peers? I mean, we’re supposedly responsible to understand their weakness, give themselves someone to appear strong and macho alongside, and keep them from irresponsibly slipping into sin.

  • Nea

    The people who howl loudest about personal responsibility are the last to accept their own.

  • Suzanne Harper Titkemeyer

    Wasn’t he also exposed as an Ashley Madison user or was that his widowed son?

  • RetroPam
  • Suzanne Harper Titkemeyer

    Yes! That’s who I meant. Oops!

  • Aloha

    And the ramblings of someone who has no clue about the hundreds of thousands of years of human history / evolution.

    Men didn’t just now start being dorks.

  • Julia Childress

    Irresponsibility among adults is such a new concept that the apostle Paul spilled some ink about the problems it causes in 2 Thessalonians, what, 2000 years ago? I’m sure that if I wasn’t too lazy, I could also find some reference to it in the OT as well. :/

  • texassa

    TL;DR: “Kids these days!!!!”

  • texassa

    Why, when I was your age..

  • gimpi1

    Ding! Ding! Ding! We have a winner. You’ve hit the nail on the head with this, Astrin.

  • gimpi1

    Yeah, but it’s a pretty bitter one, the words picked too late, wilted and overripe. I’d skip it and go make yourself something fresh…

  • Hannah

    Awesome idea, I like your style! 😀