Religious fundamentalism in pop culture & politics
duggarbatesfan:

New photo of members of the Bates family.
Source: Bates Family Instagram

Everyone looks so grown-up.  Isaiah and Warden look so much like this kid I knew growing up.  (His sister looked just like Addee when she was little, for that matter.) 

duggarbatesfan:

New photo of members of the Bates family.

Source: Bates Family Instagram

Everyone looks so grown-up.  Isaiah and Warden look so much like this kid I knew growing up.  (His sister looked just like Addee when she was little, for that matter.) 

duggarbatesfan:

Zach and Whitney Bates after their 36 week scan.
Source: Zach and Whitney Bates Instagram

Looks like he’s going to have his mother’s nose. 

duggarbatesfan:

Zach and Whitney Bates after their 36 week scan.

Source: Zach and Whitney Bates Instagram

Looks like he’s going to have his mother’s nose. 

wtffundiefamilies:

Yeah, YouTube captions aren’t going to work for this.  

TBT to that time I tried using YouTube’s captioning system for episodes.  (It didn’t work out.)

wtffundiefamilies:

Yeah, YouTube captions aren’t going to work for this.  

TBT to that time I tried using YouTube’s captioning system for episodes.  (It didn’t work out.)

Are there any episodes that definitely can’t be missed?  There’s no way in heck I’m going to get everything done before Netflix pulls the show, and even if I can buy captioned episodes from somewhere at some point I’m hesitant to give them my money for the show directly.  So I’m just dragging through in chronological order because I don’t remember anything spectacularly entertaining going on - is there anything I should go out of my way to look at?

Edit: did Jason’s accident (and Michelle’s sinful bare knees) just now; creation museum is on a DVD from back when those were captioned so I can do that whenever; Michelle’s birthday makeover and Mikey’s first birthday don’t appear to be on streaming now anyway. 

Amy IG.  Love those boots.  

I have a couple questions: - If you had to pick a favorite and least favorite Duggar, who would they be? - Would you ever want to meet the Duggars - Do you dislike their religion, or just the family in general? That's all. Hope to see them answered 😊

Favorite Duggar - probably Joy Anna.  I like her sense of humor and I think she’s also a very kind person even if she likes to tease her sisters a little.  And I think she will make her own way in life whether she thinks she wants to live a Duggar lifestyle or a less restrictive lifestyle.   I like most of the kids, though; just don’t tell anyone - I have a reputation to maintain ;)

Least favorite would be Michelle.  I do feel sorry for her in some ways, as I think she feels a lot of guilt for her earlier years that negatively affects her life, but at the end of the day I see her as someone who regularly puts herself ahead of her family, and while I don’t think looking out for yourself is negative, I see Michelle as selfish and I think she is the opposite of humble and modest.  

I don’t hate their religion as far as being Baptist goes.  Like all religions I think it has its good points and its bad points.  But I have serious problems with ATI and Bill Gothard, and the Quiverfull movement. 

mynameisarrakis said: The Utah Raptor is the raptor they used in Jerasic Park. I think a lot of people would think of that dinosaur first and just maybe not know it.

I thought that was largely based on the deinonychus - Crichton read some book (Google tells me it was “Predatory Dinosaurs of the World”) that grouped them together with velociraptors. 

Though I’ve heard speculation that the closest thing to the JP critters would be an achillobator, and heightwise they are similar to Utahraptors. 

iddylu:

wtffundiefamilies:

I think the big flaw in her business plan is that if people are coming to a Christian nail salon, they’re probably already into Jesus.  And if I were to be surprise Jesusbombed during a manicure, I’d probably leave a pretty crappy tip. 

Her shirt cracks me up - I remember those shirts they carried at Limited Too, with the little bag of Velcro letters you could arrange to spell out messages.  I have to say, this is the first time I’ve seen “Jesus died for you” written out on one.  I didn’t even realize they came with that many letters.  (Though now that I look at the message, no letter is repeated more than once, so maybe she had to spend some time trying to figure out one that would work.) 

I remember hearing/reading somewhere (I think it was on the DVD commentary) that she put on that shirt specifically for this scene and wanted to make sure the message she spelled out was caught on camera, because she wanted the documentary’s viewers to see it.

(Also, I’m surprised “You know, doing it, you know what I mean?” wasn’t in wtffundiefamilies’s accidental fundie innuendo post for this movie, damn.)

Wow, I totally dropped the ball there!  You’re right, I really should’ve included that.  Though there were a lot of things to choose from, I don’t think I even thought about that one! 

For the record, Mormons have no official stance on Evolution; we are free to interpret science & religious texts through personal revelation. As a Mormon from Utah, I personally believe in many aspects of evolution, birth control, that atheists can be good people, pants, dancing, and the feminist movement. Obviously, my personal belief system as a Mormon is very different than many Evangelicals. I don't think this museum would give any sort of "shout-out" to the Mormons due to these differences.

Yeah, I figured it wasn’t seriously - I just thought it was such a random choice.  When you say “name a dinosaur” I don’t think most people would immediately think of a Utahraptor.  Maybe they just wanted a dinosaur that was American. 

(Also, I just tend to think of Utahraptors as Mormon because Mrs. WTF has a stuffed one that I demanded she name Elder Raptor.) 

Well, now we know why Mack has to sweep…

(Universal truth: pretzels are catnip for toddlers.  Dunno why.)