Cursing is more than just profane speech.
Readership: Those who are spiritually minded;
Curses are Real!
In the past, the word “curse” has been used to refer to some mysterious, magical, paranormal force that puts one under an evil “spell”.
If this word were limited to medieval folk lore and fairy tales, then perhaps we could dismiss it as a parabolic or mythical truth — a concept that serves as a heuristic metaphor intended to lend insight to the working of divine justice and to inspire us with hope, but not anything to be taken seriously.
However, if you believe in the Bible, then the concept of a curse cannot be taken so lightly. The word “curse” is used 165 times throughout scripture. So we are forced to recognize that this mythical truth is founded upon realities that have long been obscure to the postmodern, cocksure consciousness.
I believe that if we have a more practical awareness of what a curse is, then we will be in a better position to assess our own actions and spiritual health. So here, I offer the following concept of a curse, which is based on my own epiphanies.
- A curse is not so much of a paranormal force as it is a metaphysical one.
- The conscious experience of being under a curse refers to how a person’s wants, needs, desires, values, beliefs, aspirations, and moral conscience are all in constant, perpetual conflict with each other.
- A cursed state is therefore an obstacle that prevents one from achieving a state of contentment, acting with moral rectitude, and still remain at peace with ones self, with others, and with God.
- As a result of this state of being accursed, one is predisposed, or even inclined, to languish in frustration, to transgress, to do bad things, to get bad or unfavorable results, and to create trouble and heartache for others.
Case Study – The Curse of Eve
In a previous post, What is a woman’s desire for her husband according to Genesis 3:16? (2020 October 23), we learned that one of the effects of The Fall was that God placed a curse on Eve. This curse extends to all women descended from Eve.
Novaseeker described this curse on women very concisely in a recent comment.
“Women do not like being permanently sexually tied down, unless they sense they are tied to their best sexual option. The “Ancien Régime” didn’t provide much choice to women, because (A) and (B) were tied together, such that most women couldn’t have kids outside marriage feasibly even if they wanted to do so, and most did not want to do so due to the social disapproval as well. That was disliked, and they rebelled against it as long as they got their hands on reliable, cheap tech* that allowed them to “have sex like men” (sort of … it still impacts them emotionally differently than it does us, as much as they protest that it does not), and opt into pregnancy when they wanted. But they still wanted the financial support.”
* For more information on the “reliable, cheap tech”, please read Chateau Heartiste’s post, The Four Sirens of the Sexual Apocalypse (March 17, 2016)
“The problem is this: you can’t have full female sexual independence without separating (A) male financial provisioning for children, from (B) women being married to the father. As long as (A) and (B) are linked, at least in all but the most extreme cases (actual physical abuse), women are not sexually independent, because in order to get the financial support they want for kids, they need to be married to a man, and that crimps their sexual independence.”
In other words, no matter what a woman does, she won’t be haaappy™!
“So … we got the system we have, which features the best of all worlds for women, in that it provides…
- Sexual freedom,
- Children as an opt-in,
- The ability to select the man who will support the children by naming the father on the birth certificate,
- Marriage as opt-in, opt-out, easy on-and-off ramp, and
- Preserving financial support for the children either way.
It provides maximal flexibility for women to design their lives precisely as they wish to, and that is the prime directive behind the entire system…”
We could describe the longitudinal trend towards “womens’ liberation” as a concerted effort by women and society at large to be free from the Curse of Eve, or at least to ameliorate some of the frustration. In fact, this motive is contained within all the various definitions of Feminism.
However, there are many problems with this collective effort aimed at helping women to escape the curse. Unregulated female hypergamy carries with it a large set of ћә11ishly adverse social conditions and outright sins, including…
- Widespread sexual promiscuity and postporniscuity
- The delay and debasement of marriage
- The Duluth debacle
- Women are naturally attracted to sociopathic men. Years ago, this collection of traits were called the Dark Triad, which consisted of a few archetypes.
- The erosion of Christianity in general.
I’m sure readers could add many others.
In sum, if feminism persists, if social and societal changes are made to relieve the frustrations brought on by the Curse of Eve, as perceived by women, then this brings a infinitesimally larger curse on all of society, namely men and especially children.
The state of being cursed, e.g. the Curse of Eve, cannot be reversed through adherence to the law, religious devotion, Feminism, Progressivism, socialism, or any other human effort. It can only be ameliorated through the grace of God through His Son, Jesus Christ.
10 For as many as are of the works of the law are under the curse; for it is written, “Cursed is everyone who does not continue in all things which are written in the book of the law, to do them.” 11 But that no one is justified by the law in the sight of God is evident, for “the just shall live by faith.” 12 Yet the law is not of faith, but “the man who does them shall live by them.”
13 Christ has redeemed us from the curse of the law, having become a curse for us (for it is written, “Cursed is everyone who hangs on a tree”), 14 that the blessing of Abraham might come upon the Gentiles in Christ Jesus, that we might receive the promise of the Spirit through faith.Galatians 3:10-14 (NKJV)
In the future, whenever you come across the word curse while reading either the Bible or folklore, you’ll have a greater appreciation of the text, and a better grip on the applied meaning, if you will remember what I described above — that a curse is the state of having no spiritual or personal integrity, and being broken and frustrated as a consequence.