The Duggars and beyond

Makes me look at their son’s tweets about school being a brainwashing tool in a whole new light.

nympherret:

like how much more obvious does this need to be made for people to get it?

nympherret:

like how much more obvious does this need to be made for people to get it?

duct-tape-and-safety-pins-inside:

A girl I’m friends with on Facebook posted this status and I love it so much.

duct-tape-and-safety-pins-inside:

A girl I’m friends with on Facebook posted this status and I love it so much.

bspolitics:

There’s a video at the link.

A religious leader literally preaching to kiss the wealthy’s ass. There is something so incredibly disgusting about this.

Plus, I really don’t think Mr. Christ would approve …

I doubt this is the craziest thing this nutcase has said recently (this is that “gays caused the Holocaust” guy), but it’s still pretty disgusting.

Only just got to watching last weeks 19KaC..... Michelle and Jim Bob's behaviour on the double date was disturbing.... Michelle very much implied that she was only hanging out with her kids coz she hasn't had a baby in ages (seriously, when did we last see any interaction with Jer?) but what shocked me was her comment about the Queen being free to move however she wants, I mean, that's some radical feminism in fundie land

It’s surprising that she’d say it out loud but I’m not really surprised she feels that way…you’ll notice that Michelle is very much about girl power pre-puberty.  It’s only after they grow up that they’re expected to submit and defer to men.  

LOVE your last paragraph in reply to the bates-family-photos. I wish it were possible to see Jesus around today, and to see the reactions of all the Christians who follow him, and think they are doing things in his name, when Jesus was not about any of the things they are standing for.

Jesus was a fascinating man.  I don’t really think the religion that now exists around him was what he would want.  I can’t speak for the guy, obviously, just give my interpretation of his life and actions.  But the more I learn about the historical context of those words and actions, the more I realize that a LOT of mainstream Christianity is pretty far removed from the historical Jesus.  I’ve actually had to reevaluate a lot of my beliefs and practices over time, moreso in fact since I started this blog (I do a lot more reading about religion than I used to, for reasons that should be obvious) because a lot of what I thought I knew or understood turned out to be inaccurate.  

(I know, trying to understand the words of the Bible without understanding the time and place it was written in, the practices and mindsets and politics of the times, etc…looking back, that was some serious arrogance on my part, but I think there also is a failing there in a lot of religious education, especially within the religious school system.  I never took a religion class in my life that offered ANY insight into that kind of context, and I went to Catholic school, so, you know, I had a few of those in my day.) 

I'm so shocked at how nasty the administrators are. The previous one was generally very polite & kind & I'm surprised these are the people she chose to take over. And seriously, what are they even talking about with the G-d & sex thing?! So odd.

Yeah. Hayley, I believe was her name, was (uh, still is, I assume, I just mean we haven’t exchanged words in recent days) a really nice girl - so is the admin of duggars.tumblr (we spoke at some length when she requested I not reblog her photos while using bad language - I’m sure I’ve screwed up and done so unwittingly, since I usually browse tags, not individual tumblrs, but she’s always been a good sport).  We have our differences, obviously, but they’re polite and I’ve had some interesting exchanges with the original Bates admin about the family (specifically, I wanted to know her take on Nathan Bedford Forrest-gate.) 

And…I genuinely don’t know what that refers to.  The problem with living life in the sarcastic lane - I make so many wiseass comments I never know which one is taken seriously :P 

throbinhood:

my most prized possession is a holographic image of jesus that i have

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where he blinks when you move him

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and if you angle it right he’ll wink

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oohhhh jesus you saucy devil you

Holy shit that is terrifying. 

bates-family-photos:

Dear wtffundiefamilies,
Please post your photo and information about your family and pictures so others can blog about you; since you are a wellspring of lovely things to say about other people and their family!!! just think, people have lots to say about you.. So nice that you run your mouth and choose to be anonymous.. Well at least if you are going to run others down please post your picture so we can see who you really are,
thanks,
Rach 

Good lord, are you 12???If you choose to live your life in public, you are choosing to accept the criticism that comes with it.  Yes, I think there is something fundamentally wrong with the way the Duggars choose to live their lives and treat others.  So I speak about it.  The day the Duggars, the Bateses, etc, stop trying to make it legal to interfere in how *I* live *my* life, I’ll likewise stop paying attention to their opinions and lives.  
And for the record…I’m not an atheist, and I think God is just spiffy.  I’ve actually talked about that at length on my tumblr.  God’s fan club, though?  I can take or leave.  Usually leave. 
And…dude, if you think the notion of evolution involves people coming from rocks, your educators really failed you.  REALLY. 
Oh, and the reason I choose to remain anonymous online is because I’ve had my life threatened by people in my past and would rather not have that shit start again.  And my fiancee and family get to decide if they want a presence anywhere online, and where, because I don’t believe in dragging people who don’t want to be in the spotlight, or have no say in the matter, into said spotlight, even a small one.  (Also, this just plain isn’t a personal blog.  No one is here to read about my life, because no one cares.  I’m not that interesting.  Fundamentalist Christianity - as well as Judaism, Islam, atheism and other belief systems, though those are featured much less heavily simply because, well, those people don’t have television shows - is interesting.)
(It should also be noted that Jesus was an extremist revolutionary who criticized the church and the state at length and in great depth, spoke out against corrupted systems, who turned the world on its head, rather than blindly follow what he was told.  And, well, my entire life I’ve believed in the notion of “What Would Jesus Do?”  Being nice to rich hypocrites…that ain’t it, at least not in the Bible I read.)

bates-family-photos:

Dear ,

Please post your photo and information about your family and pictures so others can blog about you; since you are a wellspring of lovely things to say about other people and their family!!! just think, people have lots to say about you.. So nice that you run your mouth and choose to be anonymous.. Well at least if you are going to run others down please post your picture so we can see who you really are,

thanks,

Rach 

Good lord, are you 12???
If you choose to live your life in public, you are choosing to accept the criticism that comes with it.  Yes, I think there is something fundamentally wrong with the way the Duggars choose to live their lives and treat others.  So I speak about it.  The day the Duggars, the Bateses, etc, stop trying to make it legal to interfere in how *I* live *my* life, I’ll likewise stop paying attention to their opinions and lives.  

And for the record…I’m not an atheist, and I think God is just spiffy.  I’ve actually talked about that at length on my tumblr.  God’s fan club, though?  I can take or leave.  Usually leave. 

And…dude, if you think the notion of evolution involves people coming from rocks, your educators really failed you.  REALLY. 

Oh, and the reason I choose to remain anonymous online is because I’ve had my life threatened by people in my past and would rather not have that shit start again.  And my fiancee and family get to decide if they want a presence anywhere online, and where, because I don’t believe in dragging people who don’t want to be in the spotlight, or have no say in the matter, into said spotlight, even a small one.  (Also, this just plain isn’t a personal blog.  No one is here to read about my life, because no one cares.  I’m not that interesting.  Fundamentalist Christianity - as well as Judaism, Islam, atheism and other belief systems, though those are featured much less heavily simply because, well, those people don’t have television shows - is interesting.)

(It should also be noted that Jesus was an extremist revolutionary who criticized the church and the state at length and in great depth, spoke out against corrupted systems, who turned the world on its head, rather than blindly follow what he was told.  And, well, my entire life I’ve believed in the notion of “What Would Jesus Do?”  Being nice to rich hypocrites…that ain’t it, at least not in the Bible I read.)