Why They Won't Dance

When as an evangelistic tactic one tries to lure modernized people into Christianity by assuring them of how egalitarian it is—a common practice these days—they're bound eventually to see that you're selling them a bill of goods to get them in the door, for if they go through, they will only discover that real Christianity is patriarchal to the core. When the First Article of the Creed or the first line of the Lord's Prayer finally sinks in, they're bound to feel they've been practiced upon, and their last hostility will be worse than the first.

What you've proposed to them is . . .

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