Religious fundamentalism in pop culture & politics

Hee.  I guess illegal drugs are okay as long as you pay for them another way?  Like using a salary funded by the taxpayers? 

duckstapler:

this chick tract reminded me of mel’s ocs

Wow, that’s a lot of pressure for the guy.

With the Jill with glasses thing, I think she just needed them recently. I saw Joy with glasses in an episode once or twice I am pretty sure, but then again wouldn't they film if they got glasses like they do the dental surgery's and other appointments

Maybe it’ll be an upcoming episode.  God knows they’re out of ideas.  I don’t recall seeing Joy with glasses but I haven’t seen so many recent episodes it’s ridiculous. 

I'm watching the episode where The Bates come over and michelle fully hugged kelly. She likes her more apparently haha

Michelle really does seem to like Kelly a lot.  I’m not sure it’s mutual though!

Yeah, because we all know the beloved Bible story when Jesus said, "Bring the children to me, so that I may blanket-train their asses until they fear me and associate my face with pain. PAIN, I SAY!"

I’m catching up on old messages now, but man, this is timely, considering another kid just died based on that garbage.  The fuck is wrong with people?!

They teach their kids about aliens? And Jana was holding The Precious Miracle!

I wondered about the alien thing myself - I guess they picked it up from Amy, because I can’t see the Duggars allowing science fiction!

I may not be the first to ask this: But what the fuck does Josie have to do with abortion? Sure she has health issues, but they all come from being born prematurely, because of pre-eclampsia.

Short answer: I don’t know.

Long answer: My best guess is that because Josie was born so early, she was around the cut-off point for late term abortions (generally only performed in serious circumstances, such as defects not compatible with life), they want to parade her around as proof that you’re a “person” then.  And they’re too stupid to recognize that no one has an abortion that far along in pregnancy without an emergency situation. 

teachthemhowtothink:

Want the whole thing?  ‘Cause it’s really an awesome example of God’s Perfect Love:
Deuteronomy 22:13-21
 

13 If a man takes a wife and, after sleeping with her, dislikes her 14 and slanders her and gives her a bad name, saying, “I married this woman, but when I approached her, I did not find proof of her virginity,” 15 then the young woman’s father and mother shall bring to the town elders at the gate proof that she was a virgin. 16 Her father will say to the elders, “I gave my daughter in marriage to this man, but he dislikes her. 17 Now he has slandered her and said, ‘I did not find your daughter to be a virgin.’ But here is the proof of my daughter’s virginity.” Then her parents shall display the cloth before the elders of the town, 18 and the elders shall take the man and punish him. 19 They shall fine him a hundred shekels[a] of silver and give them to the young woman’s father, because this man has given an Israelite virgin a bad name. She shall continue to be his wife; he must not divorce her as long as he lives.
20 If, however, the charge is true and no proof of the young woman’s virginity can be found, 21 she shall be brought to the door of her father’s house and there the men of her town shall stone her to death. She has done an outrageous thing in Israel by being promiscuous while still in her father’s house. You must purge the evil from among you.

This is the word of the Lord.  Thanks be to God.  
Should I file this one under Great Bible Stories for Kids?  I think I should.  ~JJ

teachthemhowtothink:

Want the whole thing?  ‘Cause it’s really an awesome example of God’s Perfect Love:

Deuteronomy 22:13-21

 

13 If a man takes a wife and, after sleeping with her, dislikes her 14 and slanders her and gives her a bad name, saying, “I married this woman, but when I approached her, I did not find proof of her virginity,” 15 then the young woman’s father and mother shall bring to the town elders at the gate proof that she was a virgin. 16 Her father will say to the elders, “I gave my daughter in marriage to this man, but he dislikes her. 17 Now he has slandered her and said, ‘I did not find your daughter to be a virgin.’ But here is the proof of my daughter’s virginity.” Then her parents shall display the cloth before the elders of the town, 18 and the elders shall take the man and punish him. 19 They shall fine him a hundred shekels[a] of silver and give them to the young woman’s father, because this man has given an Israelite virgin a bad name. She shall continue to be his wife; he must not divorce her as long as he lives.

20 If, however, the charge is true and no proof of the young woman’s virginity can be found, 21 she shall be brought to the door of her father’s house and there the men of her town shall stone her to death. She has done an outrageous thing in Israel by being promiscuous while still in her father’s house. You must purge the evil from among you.

This is the word of the Lord.  Thanks be to God. 

Should I file this one under Great Bible Stories for Kids?  I think I should.  ~JJ

Your clothing is stained with the blood of the innocent and the poor, though you didn’t catch them breaking into your houses! And yet you say, ‘I have done nothing wrong. Surely God isn’t angry with me!’

Jeremiah 2:34-35

…I read these verses & instantly thought of Renisha, Trayvon, & all the others who have been unjustly killed.

(via ree-beck-uh)

and the rest says “but i will pass judgement on you, because you say “i have not sinned”.

(via crissle)

Interesting perspective.

spoopyangelblaines:

The (not-so) subtle messages in Futurama are the best

Another show I need to review here, at least partially, sometime…okay, mostly so I can have an excuse to rewatch it.