Christian Men? Isn’t that an oxymoron?

March 13, 2013 under Unlikely Christian
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Duck Dynasty

 

I never wanted to be associated with Christian men.

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Yeah, I’m a Christian man, but don’t throw me in that category because I’m certainly not like them!

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Christian men are all soft and proper.  They say things like, “Gee whiz” when they get disappointed.  They part their hair on the side and never have beard stubble.  They have wonderful manners and read books on how to improve them even further.  They don’t think farts are funny.  They like romantic comedies.  They smile too much.  They drive 4 door sedans.  They like to wave at people.  They take their families to “Disney on Ice” shows and enjoy it.  They wear topsider shoes and short with pleats.  The only sport they’ll play is tennis.  They enjoy flossing.  They don’t drink beer.  They only watch movies starring Kirk Cameron.  They prefer salads to burgers.  They apologize even if it wasn’t their fault.  They always tuck in their shirts.  They like to look at paint swatches with their wives, and understand colors like mauve.  They never call in sick.  They think its fine to name a dog, “Princess.”  They don’t use real butter.  They bathe daily, even on the weekends.  The only non-Christian music they’ll listen to is U2.  They never get grime under their finger nails. They don’t hunt, fish or ride motorcycles.  They enjoy shopping for sport jackets with those patch-looking-things on the elbows.  They know October 16th is Boss’s Day and plan for it accordingly with a trip to Hallmark.  They clip their nails with nail clippers and have no qualms about using a nail file, even in front of other people.  They aren’t competitive and believe things like, “It’s not whether you win or lose, its how you play the game that matters.” 

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Yep, that’s what Christian men are like, so don’t you go lumping me in with them because other than a love for Jesus and a fondness of U2 tunes, we have nothing else in common.  NOTHING!

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Ridiculous right?

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Well, believe it or not, that pretty much summed up my preconceived notions about Christian men before I became a Christian.  Wait, let me rephrase that.  That pretty much summed up my preconceived notion about Christian men, even after I became a Christian.  It wasn’t until I let down my guard enough to be around them, that I actually realized I was way wrong. 

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The fact is, Christian men still have their man cards.

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That’s one of the MANY reasons I love the show Duck Dynasty!  If you haven’t heard about Duck Dynasty yet, congratulations on coming out of your coma this morning. 

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It’s a great example of Christian men, being just that – Men, Guys, Dudes.  I could never relate to the Christian men of my preconceived notions, but these Duck Dynasty guys, I can totally relate to.  In fact I almost feel a kinship with these Louisiana boys.  Anytime the Robertson Clan wants to invite me down for some frog legs or fried squirrel nuggets, I’m there.  Really, I just mapped it and I could easily be there by dinner time.  I’m like 5 hours due west, all I gotta do is hop on I-20 and…..okay, starting to sound like a creeper here.

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Seriously, I do love the show, but what makes me even more “Happy, Happy, Happy”, is that this show has to be shattering preconceived notions, like the ones mentioned above, for men all over the place.

 

What’s this?  Guys who like to hunt, fish, horse around and just be guys? 

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And they’re Christian?              

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But I thought…..?

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Yeah…..I used to think so too, but “Hey,” I was wrong, “Jack”.

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Hey Robertsons, keep on keeping on!  The world is watching!  Seriously, like every dvr in the world is set up to tape your show.  And I’m thankful for that! 

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