Religious fundamentalism in pop culture & politics
Do you know if Josh attended ALERT? The owner of Pickles and Hairspray Facebook page claims he didn't.

duggars:

wtffundiefamilies:

I THOUGHT he did because in 14 Children etc, in one of the time jumps, he has a clearly freshly-shaved head.  Since none of the other kids have worn that look before or since, and while the Duggars are many things they aren’t skinheads, that seemed like a reasonable assumption at the time.  However, I don’t recall Josh ever commenting on ALERT one way or another.

http://wtffundiefamilies.tumblr.com/post/22115850680/fellowshipping-with-home-church-friends-before

If you’re curious to see the image. 

duggars.tumblr might have more info on the subject.

Only Joe and Josiah have gone through ALERT.

http://duggars.tumblr.com/post/92567757195/for-those-wondering-about-which-one-of-the-duggar

Thank you!

Now I really want to know why Josh was rocking the toe-headed look. 

Do you know if Josh attended ALERT? The owner of Pickles and Hairspray Facebook page claims he didn't.

I THOUGHT he did because in 14 Children etc, in one of the time jumps, he has a clearly freshly-shaved head.  Since none of the other kids have worn that look before or since, and while the Duggars are many things they aren’t skinheads, that seemed like a reasonable assumption at the time.  However, I don’t recall Josh ever commenting on ALERT one way or another.

http://wtffundiefamilies.tumblr.com/post/22115850680/fellowshipping-with-home-church-friends-before

If you’re curious to see the image. 

duggars.tumblr might have more info on the subject.

duggars:

Happy monthiversary to my amazing wife! I love you so much sweetie!
Source: Derick Instagram

duggars:

Happy monthiversary to my amazing wife! I love you so much sweetie!

Source: Derick Instagram

I don't want to engage in a conversation with that lunatic troll, but just fyi, I am a Catholic and I didn't see that sweet baby Jesus as offensive. What is offensive is Ben Seewald insinuating Catholics are on "deadly errors" because we are voodoo witch worshippers of Mary and the saints. I go to church every Sunday (for real), and asked my priest what he thought, and it pretty much went down, to each his own ministry, and a line about forgiving others. (sorry reaching word limit)

Catholic high five!  Nice to meet another!  (Though I only consider myself partially Catholic because some of my personal beliefs don’t fit, and some things about Catholicism I simply can’t agree with.) 
The way I see it, it’s someone making a visual representation of a common saying.  It’s in no way mocking actual religion or Jesus, etc.  And some people - myself included - don’t see a statue representative or other symbol as being equivalent to what it represents.  I mean, if the guy had wiped his ass with the Shroud of Turin, okay, I’d see the point in getting offended, but a harmless visual gag hurts no one.  I don’t sense malice, just someone’s idea of silly humor.  

I’m not offended by Ben as a Catholic, so much as I’m offended by Ben as someone who bothers to learn about something before she disagrees with it.  He’s free to think my beliefs are bullshit - God knows I think his are - but pretty much everything he claimed to be a “fact” about Catholicism was way off. 

Also, he’s just a self-satisfied dick about it, trying to present his sense of superiority as “concern” for other peoples’ souls out of “love.”  Which, frankly, is BS.  (Which I just realized are his initials.  Heh.)  If you want to tell people you’re literally holier-than-thou, just fucking own it. 

Were your Catholic friends ok with your syrup-on-Jesus post? That's what started all this.

Pretty much everyone I know outside my family is Protestant, so…  Actually, Mrs. WTF linked me to it, and she’s way more religious than I am.  (Okay, that’s not HARD - I take my beliefs seriously but I don’t expect anyone else to - but I suspect she’s way more religious than 99.9% of my readers too.)  Though she is also not Catholic (though she has done Catholic Christmas, Easter and Ash Wednesday services with me in the past.)

Do you have any ideas on why Jessa and Ben's courtship has gone on for so long? And i'm pretty sure they've both 'given away pieces of their heart' with all the I love yous I see them posting on social media.

No idea - judging by what I saw the time I looked on Ben’s FB, a lot of fans are wondering the same thing!  No answer was given to any of them that I saw, though.  Speculation tends to run towards he’s waiting to finish school - though I’m not sure why he wouldn’t just say that on social media to shut people up - or they’re waiting until it can be filmed for the show, which may be a bit cynical (but also possible, since Josh and Derick were both filmed proposing.)

duggars:

Joseph and Josiah doing things with ALERT.

Source: Tanner alert Instagram

I wonder if we’ll see Jer and Jed at these things soon. 

Responding to someone unfavorably is not the same as insulting them. Disagreeing with someone is not the same as attacking character. This is a definite tug-o-war and you are going to come out on top. Victory by cutting down the little guy. Cheers.

Whatever you say.

Wow. And you strike again being completely and utterly hurtful. And towards ME this time. Just because you don't care doesn't give you the right to slam me in such a mean way. I know we disagree, but even in disagreeing there should be a requirement for respect at the CORE. Your comments towards me were incredibly, incredibly hurtful. And in front of your whole community? Really? And Duggarsblog and Bates Family Photos respect you?

What respect have you ever shown me?  You’ve insulted me personally at many levels, on several occasions.  This isn’t about agreeing or disagreeing, this is about the fact that you can give out personal insults but can’t take someone responding to something you say unfavorably.

I don’t really care if duggars blog or BFP respect me - I respect THEM.  They’re nice, hardworking people who do amazing work on their blogs.  I don’t know them personally, but they don’t call me a coward for trying to protect my family’s privacy, so…I’ve got nothing against them.

Ugh I don't really want Jessa to marry Ben. What do you think the odds are of a courtship breaking off once begun?

Slim to none since it’s so televised/publicized.  Anyway, I do think he’s perfect for Jessa - I think he’s basically the dude version of her.