Sunday, February 12, 2012
Oh, No, A Thinking About Post!
I have since pondered that, and I do, I think too much. Now that I am a blogger it comes out here. Okay so here is this week's topic. My oldest daughter has been researching horror. What makes horror. What are the things that make us afraid or scared. I was listening to the conversation as my kids talked about it. What she found are there are two kinds of horror. Male and female kinds of horror. Did you know that? I didn't and it surprised me.
She broke it down so nicely into two categories like this. Women horror (the current popular one in the movies) is about submission. Male horror is about being alone.
Then we talked about that it goes back to the beginning and what happened in the Garden of Eden.
God said in Genesis 3:16 " and he shall rule over you." Six little words, that make most women want to fight, I have thought for years why if you bring up the word "submission," in a crowd of women if won't be long till you have a fight on your hands. Even me, I have the hardest time with it as I get older.
I don't watch horror so I can't give you any examples of movies like that, I can think of fiction and there is Dracula, and Frankenstein's Monster. What made him such a monster was being alone. It was what drove him to murder. The monster was different and there was no one in which he could share his soul. In Dracula, the final submission of a woman is to drain her life blood away. To make her into something she didn't want to be, to be controlled by something else.
I have thought about this now for two weeks, I think for me, I never submit joyfully, or easily. But I do and when I do I become at peace. When I remember my role that I was created for was to be a helper (comforter) for my husband, then our roles seem to work like a well oiled machine. He is not lonely and I am deeply fulfilled.
Just my pondering this week. Have a great Sunday!