Does religiosity undermine masculinity?

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  1. manifold
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    I wouldn't have though so myself, necessarily, but that's precisely an opinion I recently heard expressed... by a woman. According to her, men that are super religious are less manly.

    Thoughts?
     
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    a man with a strong spiritual life is no less *manly*, whatever the fuck that means, than one who doesn't have one.

    he may not feel the need to do all the macho bullshit, which i guess could be seen as less manly by someone.

    *shrug*
     
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    I don't really see a correlation, but I wouldn't want a super religious guy.
     
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    They could be indirectly correlated due their respective correlations with gay dudes in the closet. :dunno:
     
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    "Manly", like "Beauty", is in the eye of the beholder. Doesn't matter how manly a man thinks he is, all it takes is one female laughing at his junk (or religion) to undermine that certainty.
     
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    I'd say your friend probably has a thing for men who treat her like a tramp.
     
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    Manliness is not just manifested by erections and sexual exploits. Taking care of their responsiblities and their loved ones is the first demand made of men in full.
     
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    Tim Tebow, anyone?

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    Hey, leave Timmy alone. He'th tho thooper.
     
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    There you go!

    A 'manly' man is the guy who takes responsibility for his failures as well as his successes.
     

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