Ms Lulu Xingwana recently told ABC television: “Young Afrikaner men are brought up in the Calvinist religion believing that they own a woman, they own a child, they own everything and therefore they can take that life because they own it.”
After the furore over her remarks the Minister issued this statement; “I have taken note of the public response by various individuals and groups to the comments I made to ABC television. Through my comments, I sought to convey the message that, as a country we have emerged from a very violent past and that some tend to use cultural and religious beliefs to justify gender inequality and abuse.
“It has become clear to me that my comments may have offended some members of our community. I would, accordingly, like to retract these remarks and apologise unconditionally to them. I value national unity and social cohesion and will continue to work tirelessly towards nation-building.”
Dear Lulu (what an appropriate name you have!), methinks that the The Five Points of of Calvinism don’t quite support your interpretation of Calvinism. Not one of the points grants man ‘ownership’ of women or children. The 5 points of Calvinism are; Total depravity, Unconditional election, Limited atonement, Irresistible grace and Perseverance of the saints. Read more about the The Five Points of Calvinism on Wikipedia – I presume you do know how to get someone to look up Wikipedia for you?
Why would Calvinism develop such strange beliefs in the men of the religion if their founder, John Calvin (1506-1564) had rather ambivalent beliefs about marriage?
Calvin’s friends urged him to marry. Calvin took a prosaic view, writing to one correspondent; “I, who have the air of being so hostile to celibacy, I am still not married and do not know whether I will ever be. If I take a wife it will be because, being better freed from numerous worries, I can devote myself to the Lord.”
It has become clear to many that you harbour a deep racist intent towards some people Lulu.
BUT, in the light of one more recent controversy around police brutality I am sure you are feeling pretty invulnerable to the slings and arrows of an outraged public – it must feel nice to have these monsters protecting you!
Police watchdog, the IPID, is investigating the death of a Mozambican man at the hands of police in Daveyton, east of Johannesburg. The probe follows a Daily Sun report based on cellphone video footage of a taxi driver being dragged behind a police van.
I dare you to watch and experience the shock and horror. I pray for the poor man and spit on the architects of this heinious crime.