The Duggars and beyond

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.)

[Part 1/4] While it's true that the previous blog owner shied away from speaking out on issues, it is also true that there are sites (like wtffundiefamilies and FJ) do not, and hold very strong and scathing views themselves. Rachael, you've pointed out the double standard well - there is a considerable intolerance by those who fly the "tolerance" banner (dat irony tho). There are many reasons to this and you've accurately pointed a couple of primary ones.
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bates-family-photos:

I feel sad for them that they have that much bitterness inside..  I hope they come to the end of themselves and wake up and start enjoying life… I think they must have had a very unhappy childhood or life and its coming out in a blog.

I thought the picture thing wtff. posted awhile ago implying God is against sex is a joke. God made sex, but He made it for marriage and when you take Him at His word you will have the best everything. ~ Or you can ignore Him like Hollywood which is filled with detox and divorce and people who care more about polar bears or trees then children.  Hollywood will mock people like the Duggars for being Christian or slander them.  And I am not talking about the fake Christians. Yes, wtf go read the book of jude. for all the scandal articles you site ~ those individuals are mentioned in the book of jude, maybe you just didn’t know?

Mean while in Hollywood lives in every aspect are falling apart.  While the Duggar’s and the Bates are obviously not having problems in the intimacy department, after 19 kids they still look at each other like their teenagers.  You know it when you see it people who are really in love.  My own parents have been married for 39 years and are more affectionate and in love then when they met. My parents use to be hippies and became Christian in their 30’s. They both believe if Jesus wouldn’t have saved them they would not have stayed together. I was a total prodigal child, but I saw Jesus be real in their lives and now I know what that feels like too.  I love Him to death<3

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Rachael

I think people often mistake the notion of “tolerance” for the notion of “respect” or “liking.”

Tolerance is saying “you have the right to exist without harassment or being discriminated against by the government and businesses,” not “You have the right to exist with no one ever criticizing you.”  

It’s not a double standard because nobody’s petitioning the government to, say, make it illegal for fundie Christians to get married or have children.   Even if they think certain people SHOULDN’T have children, they aren’t trying to make their opinion law.

(Also, like 90% of the stuff I post is heavily sarcasm-laced, so it’s entirely possible that it WAS a joke, but I have no idea what you’re referring to, so…)

Derick and Jill’s wedding registry.  In case you want to buy those kids something nice.

They sure do like mason jar glasses and brown towels.

Some awkward nike! moments as JimBob shields his awkward boner as he avoids staring at some Today Show cleavage, while Michelle looks ready to rip the bitch’s throat out, and Anna clings tightly to Josh to keep him from tearing off after the hussy showing her upper arms and her collarbone.  Doesn’t she know that can destroy a marriage?!  Homewrecker.

(You can see the other pics that girl with Josh and Anna took with Michelle and Johannah that day here: http://adayinthelifeofclare.blogspot.com/2011/06/meet-duggars.html )

Jessa and Jordyn

(Left pic, Dan Cappellazzo; right pic, Amy)

Everyone’s favorite buddy team (in various groupings, with Amy - if the pics aren’t official, they’re Amy’s)

Mack and Mikey, 2014.  Michael reminds me of Johannah in that he always looks like he’s up to something.

duggars:

Josie playing in a box

She seems so much younger than her age still.  (This is from December of last year, I think.)