About me

I am a single Christian girl who’se mind is always racing to understand more: I want to wrap my little head around God and religion (the two are not always as compatible as some may think) and science and objective truth and other world views and my country(South Africa)’s people and philosophy and art and literature and values and apologetics and laughter and love and whatever. Sometimes my ideas may be unorthodox. Sometimes they change.

Some people try to learn a lot about one subject. Then they learn more and more about less and less untill they know everything about nothing. I am the sort of girl who look at many subjects. I learn less and less about more and more- soon I’ll reach the state of knowing nothing about everything.

(This blog is seldom used, since I mostly blog in my mother tongue, Afrikaans, here.)


 You may wonder about when reading some of my recent entries: Do I believe in Biblical gender roles, or not?

The Bible has some gender roles, and much more material meant for both sexes. Some things that humans call Biblical gender roles are not Biblical gender roles. Counterfeit money is not real money, and no reason to reject the real. Similarly, man-made alleged Biblical gender roles are not Biblical gender roles, and no reason to reject the real ones.

And what is my take on feminism? When women are treated unjustly, I support their rights. When men are treated unjustly, I support their rights. It would seem to me that unjust laws are more often aimed at men these days, in both the western world and my own country, and that there is very often reason to defend men’s rights. On the other hand, women are blamed quite often, on conservative blogs, for things that is the fault of both sexes. That gives reasons to defend women in the blogosphere.

9 Responses to About me

  1. Xtine says:

    Hi! I was fascinated to find your publication of the Reader’s Digest article “World’s Slow Stain” when I was Googling that phrase as a result of it being quoted in the Every Day With Jesus Bible Study notes for today, 15th Jan 2010. I found out it’s actually a quotation from a poem called “Adonais” by Shelley.

    But the Reader’s Digest article that quotes it certainly echoes the point Selwyn Hughes makes in the EDWJ notes. Are you aware of these devotional notes? Excellent for the thinking Xtian seeking to deepen faith by greater understanding. Unfortunately they’re not available online, and to receive via e-mail costs the same as the print version, which my parents in UK kindly subscribe for me and I receive by post, otherwise I’d copy it to you. Here’s the webpage of CWR, the organisation that Selwyn set up and which provides much more than just these excellent notes:

  2. Kristen says:

    Your command of written English is most impressive; better than that of most native speakers. I like your blog!

  3. Lyn May says:

    Hello. I’m writing to invite you to write for our blog. I am assembling a diverse people to write about topics they feel passionate about. I do not want to censor anyone. The idea is to get as many sides to a topic as possible. Maybe we could all learn from one another.

    I am personally a freethinker. We have a couple of Christians, a couple of agnostics and another freethinker. I want speakers from all sides to educate each other.

    If you are interested, the blog is at: rantsandrage.wordpress.com. Just contact me at: lyn@lynmaystudios.com. We would love to have you.

    Take care. I hope to hear from you soon.


    Lyn May

    Lyn May Studios

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  5. Ιωάννα says:

    Hii , I am really glad that I found you!! You were the first person that has the same opinions with me about bdsm
    I found an other woman that talks about that problem , she used to be a victim (without her knowing that) for many years and now she tries to help others. Her Instagram is Kristal Denise Garcia you can find the likn for her YouTube channel there , i think you will like her
    Thank you again for your work in the “anti-bdsm” and toxic relationships

    • Retha Faurie says:

      Thanks for your thank you! You are a great encourager when you do this, Ιωάννα! (By the way, I am Afrikaans and my third name is Johanna, and it seems that is pronounced much like yours.)

      • Ιωάννα says:

        Yes!! It’s the same
        I’m a Greek soo my English aren’t very good
        btw i hope you write more about bdsm and to educate people on that topic , i think is very important because bdsm seems to be very popular and consider to be a “healthy” type of relationship and if you say otherwise they say that you are not a “pro-sex” or the very famous “kink shame” thing 😄

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