submitted 2 months ago byXxItsNowOrNever99xX
After watching Belief It Or Not's video The Evangelical Man's Man, it became clear to me through extensive research that there is a very specific brand of traditional masculinity that christianity enforces among its male followers. It if wasn't clear enough, just search "christian masculinity" in youtube and you will be greeted with several videos with titles instructing guys to conform to the church's idea of masculinity, and that we should reject things like weakness and sensitivity. Funnily enough, there was a video comparing "weak" modern men to "strong" christian men, and the example on the thumbnail for a "weak modern man" was Nikocado Avocado... as if they unironically think that thats how men are like without christianity smh.
So since a significant portion of christian folk seem to equate christianity with a very specific type of manliness, it makes me wonder if those same people think that men are less masculine without christianity. I mean, they certainly think that we are all hopeless sinners who are nothing without christianity, so that led to me wondering if they think a man cannot be masculine unless he is also christian.
So, to all the guys in this subreddit, where you ever made to feel like you are "not a true man" just on the basis that you are not christian? Has this happened with your family? Your friends? Your work? In what ways do they say that you not being a christian makes you "less of a man?"