Thursday, January 31, 2013

Breakpoint on the Botkins

Some time ago, someone sent me a link to a reference to the Botkin Daughters on Chuck Colson's Breakpoint/Prison Fellowship website, and I wanted to share it with readers here.

Even they think "Botkin Syndrome" is overkill!  The author for Breakpoint, Gina Dalfonzo, also hit on the idea that these extreme religious groups lack trust in God.  They essentially "work the program" in a way that almost orders God around like the "cosmic bellhop," just because they worked the formula that was supposed to yield perfection.  If Daddy Botkin was that concerned that he had to lay his hand on his infant daughter's abdomen, concerned about the billions and billions of offspring held within those eggs, why are his daughters not yet married?  Those eggs are getting older by the minute, and so are their chances of lowering their risk of breast cancer by carrying a pregnancy to term and breastfeeding by age thirty.

It's not about saving the world, or even about doing what God commands, folks.  It's about control. It's about their appetites and letting the end justify the means.

From Suzanne Venker explains it all for you:
Don't believe me? Consider this: The Botkin sisters have made a career, literally, out of being feminine and elevating men. They were trained from birth -- and I do mean from birth -- to submit to their future husbands and to become the mothers of many. They are, quite possibly, the most feminine women on the planet. And now here they are, rapidly approaching 30, still stuck in the same boat with the rest of us celibate Christian single women. 
I've said it before and I'll say it again: Our obedience does not control God. We're to obey Him not for what we can get out of Him, but simply because He told us to obey Him. We can follow Him as closely as humanly possible, but nothing we do will either force Him to give us what we want, or control the behavior of any other human being (let alone an entire gender). Christians, of all people, should know better than to pretend that it will.

Let me save you some time, and I'll point out the quote from Kathryn Joyce's book, Quiverfull.  Here is an excerpt from the book which also appears online in a short article at the website, Killing the Buddha.  It's all part of Geoffrey Botkin's 200 Year Plan.  (Daddy Botkin started out in cultic Christianity in the '70s and just changed cultic groups.  Read more about his history HERE.)

From Victory Through Daughters by Kathryn Joyce:
So as Botkin held his newborn daughter perfectly still in his cupped hands, he prayed to God for guidance: after having raised two older sons, how should he raise a daughter? He felt God move him to a specific prayer for the infant sleeping in his hands, a prayer for her body. He remembered baby girls are born with two ovaries and a finite number of eggs that will last them a lifetime. He placed his hand over his new daughter’s abdomen and prayed for Anna Sofia to be the “future mother of tens of millions.” He prayed that the Lord would order everything in his daughter’s life: “What You will do with every single egg here. How many children will this young lady have? Who will be her husband? With what other legacy will these little eggs be joined to produce the next generation for the glory of God?” He explained to a room full of about six hundred fathers and daughters gathered for the annual Vision Forum Father and Daughter Retreat that he had prayed that his new daughter might marry young.

Read the full article with an expanded quote HERE.  Follow Kathryn at her site, KathrynJoyce.com.