But how could modern, educated, men and women be misled so easily to discard traditional values that have stabilized human societies for thousands of years? The answer—our secular society has lost sight of the fact that we are not alone in the universe. The Bible reveals that "we wrestle… against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places" (Ephesians 6:12), and that Satan and his demons have deceived the whole world (Revelation 12:9)....Because perverted ideas about women were promoted by men calling themselves Christian, many have assumed these ideas came from the Bible. That is part of Satan's attempt to discredit Scripture.
The Bible also reveals that human beings can be possessed by evil forces (Mark 5:1–15; Acts 16:16) and become unwitting pawns who promote Satan's agenda. Friedan revealed that when she was writing her book attacking marriage and the traditional family, "the book took me over, obsessed me, wanted to write itself… I have never experienced anything as powerful, truly mystical as the forces that seemed to take me over when I was writing The Feminine Mystique" (Friedan, pp. 7–8). Only belatedly did Friedan ask: "Am I wrong to try to redefine our concept of family?" (Friedan, p. xxi). The tragic results indicate that she was! Today, women are declaring feminism "bankrupt as a movement" (Passno, p. 8) and "one of the bad jokes that history occasionally plays on us" (Crittenden, p. 65). Ironically, feminists urged women into the workplace just as Russian women began clamoring to return to the home (Graglia, p. 11). Feminists have ignored this lesson of modern history.
...understand the demonic influence behind radical feminism...
This comes from LCG's Douglas Winnail's article, The Feminist Mistake, from the September-October 2001 edition of Tomorrow's World.
What madness! I can remember at the time when I originally read this that I thought what Winnail said was profound. It gives you quite a rush to learn something like that when you actually believe it. Like you are being told some valuable secret very few know.
Today, of course, I find this disgusting. This is so typical of patriarchal Armstrongism.
When I read this now I think of someone thinking like this:
"What! Women deciding for themselves what they want!? How to run their lives by themselves!? They do not want to be dominated by a husband!? What infamy! They must be demon possessed!"
Whatever one may think of modern day feminism and Betty Friedan, screaming that they are working with Satan is not a statement worth hearing.
While writing this blog I was taken aback by the fact that one of the women Winnail cites as announcing the failure of feminism, Diane Passno, is actually heavily involved in Focus on the Family. That is never mentioned in the article. I find it so strange how on the one hand, this Armstrongite parasitically uses the writings and ideas of "professing Christians" to support one idea, and then on the other demonizing them as false Christians, Sunday keepers, the heirs of Nimrod and Simon Magus (who is alleged to be the first Pope and true founder of the Roman Catholic Church within Armstrongism), and other such nonsense. If the Protestant "professing Christians" like Diane Passno are the heirs of Nimrod and Simon Magus why are you listening to them in regards to feminism?
What useless prattle!