Thomas Ramey Watson

Why might the leader of La Familia have gotten the idea that Eldredge’s book justifies violence?

B. E. Wilson writes about the influence of Eldredge’s book on La Familia:

“My boys chew their graham crackers into the shape of handguns at the breakfast table.” – John Eldredge, from Wild At Heart: Discovering the Secret of a Man’s Soul


Aggression is part of the masculine design, we are hardwired for it.

If we believe that man is made in the image of God, we would do well to remember that “the LORD is a warrior, the LORD is his name.” (Ex. 15:3)”

The next paragraph delves further into the allegedly bloodthirsty, primal nature of little boys with, “Little girls do not invent games where large numbers of people die, where bloodshed is a prerequ

isite for having fun.

Hockey, for example, was a feminine creation.”

On the next page,

the cute little boy-architects of mass-death morph seamlessly into brave soldiers storming

the beaches of Normandy and Iwo Jima.

It’s in our blood, says Eldredge, we yearn for violence – ”

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