Why the Messiah Fallacy Hurts Female Empowerment

I think the Messiah Fallacy is another way for people to avoid taking personal responsibility for their decisions. It’s another way of shirking duty. How easy it is to hide your own sins if EVERYTHING is corrupt and making it right is the job of the messiah. Nice job on this Christy!

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I am not hiding in hopes that someone else will take the reins in female empowerment campaigns. I admit to doing that in the past, watching the likes of Gloria Steinem stand up for women and not doing my part. That has changed; I have changed. I am now speaking and writing my views to help lead change.

With the concepts of leadership and female empowerment consistently on my mind, it’s with great interest that I am rereading portions of David Castro’s Genership 1.0: Beyond Leadership Toward Liberating the Creative Soul and discussing his sections on the Messiah Fallacy.

What is the Messiah Fallacy?

As Castro explains, the Messiah Fallacy is a technique that is not useful yet still exists in society, such as within some business organizations. It is the fallacy that…

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What Jesus Are You Talking About?

“What would Jesus do?”

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I know this lady who was raised in a very depraved environment.  She, her mother and her siblings were treated as if they were the private property of her ‘father.’

This young lady had been worked, raped and nearly beaten to death.  She was not allowed to go to school so she never learned to read.

Throughout her teen years, her ‘father,’ who had been her main abuser, gave his friends permission to violate her in any number of ways.  As a result, she gave birth to six children; each with a different man. Her father sent several of the children away because he said that it wasn’t his responsibility to feed them.

Sadly, the young lady was never told of their whereabouts. Before long, she and her remaining children suffered the same fate.

This young lady, who had nothing but the clothes on her back and three children in tow, did…

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