Religious fundamentalism in pop culture & politics
You would think as baby-obsessed as their families are, this is something they would’ve learned with all that homeschooling.

You would think as baby-obsessed as their families are, this is something they would’ve learned with all that homeschooling.

Poor Mack looks like she has a tire track across her face.  Sure is a cute baby, though.

Poor Mack looks like she has a tire track across her face.  Sure is a cute baby, though.

One good thing about this episode is a lot of Soundman Jim.  He seems as excited as I am by this. 

One good thing about this episode is a lot of Soundman Jim.  He seems as excited as I am by this. 

Sorry, it’s another agonizingly boring one.  Josie Duggar’s First Shoes, a completely bullshit title, because Anna and Amy don’t actually figure out crocheting.  So it’s a really pointless episode.  And then Josie gets her first bottle, which is cute but not really that interesting.  At least we get tons of craft porn shots.  Maybe some of you are into that.

Sorry, it’s another agonizingly boring one.  Josie Duggar’s First Shoes, a completely bullshit title, because Anna and Amy don’t actually figure out crocheting.  So it’s a really pointless episode.  And then Josie gets her first bottle, which is cute but not really that interesting.  At least we get tons of craft porn shots.  Maybe some of you are into that.

christiannightmares:

From the archives: The most obnoxious Thanksgiving church sign ever (For a related video, click here http://christiannightmares.tumblr.com/post/36122097240/a-thanksgiving-message-from-dizzy-the-creepy)

christiannightmares:

From the archives: The most obnoxious Thanksgiving church sign ever (For a related video, click here http://christiannightmares.tumblr.com/post/36122097240/a-thanksgiving-message-from-dizzy-the-creepy)

duggars:

Green room and bus fun

I always thought Josie favored Jackson but looking at her here I think she looks exactly like Jason.

duggars:

Green room and bus fun

I always thought Josie favored Jackson but looking at her here I think she looks exactly like Jason.

mediapathic:

nextyearsgirl:

This is an enormous chain and I’m sorry, but I need to say this:

The laws in the Old Testament were set forth by god as the rules the Hebrews needed to follow in order to be righteous, to atone for the sin of Adam and Eve and to be able to get into Heaven. That is also why they were required to make sacrifices, because it was part of the appeasement for Original Sin.

According to Christian theology, when Jesus came from Heaven, it was for the express purpose of sacrificing himself on the cross so that our sins may be forgiven. His sacrifice was supposed to be the ultimate act that would free us from the former laws and regulations and allow us to enter Heaven by acting in his image. That is why he said “it is finished” when he died on the cross. That is why Christians don’t have to circumcise their sons (god’s covenant with Jacob), that is why they don’t have to perform animal sacrifice, or grow out their forelocks, or follow any of the other laws of Leviticus.

When you quote Leviticus as god’s law and say they are rules we must follow because they are what god or Jesus wants us to do, what you are really saying, as a Christian, is that Christ’s sacrifice on the cross was invalid. He died in vain because you believe we are still beholden to the old laws. That is what you, a self-professed good Christian, are saying to your god and his son, that their plan for your salvation wasn’t good enough for you.

So maybe actually read the thing before you start quoting it, because the implications of your actions go a lot deeper than you think.

This is a theological point that doesn’t come up often enough.

duggarsandbatesconfessions:

Confession: “Lawson Bates is so incredibly good looking.”




I still think Jana or Jill Duggar should grab him up while the getting’s good!

duggarsandbatesconfessions:

Confession: “Lawson Bates is so incredibly good looking.”

I still think Jana or Jill Duggar should grab him up while the getting’s good!