Homeschooling, Cheating, and Ease of Access

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As a homeschooled child, one of the things I was taught that public schools were plagued with rampant cheating. Cheating was always listed alongside drugs, bullying, and violence in a long list of the problems with public schools. But in the midst of all the talk about children cheating off each other's tests in public school, there was very little acknowledgement of our own homeschool cheating problem.I was reminded of this when I came upon an old post on homeschoolforums.com: Just Caught … [Read more...]

God’s Not Dead (Painful Stereotypes Edition)

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My evangelical parents and siblings recently went and saw God's Not Dead. This made me profoundly uncomfortable. I haven't seen the movie, but I have seen the trailer, and that's enough to tell me that the movie's representation of what it is to be an atheist bears absolutely no resemblance to me.Beyond its depiction of atheists, the movie's entire premise is so unrealistic as to be ludicrous. Wikipedia describes the movie's plot as follows: Josh Wheaton (Shane Harper), a naive freshman … [Read more...]

Recipes!

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A discussion in this morning's comment section, which revolved around whether it was appropriate to have powdered sugar or ketchup on french toast, has inspired me to put up a post solely for the purposes of sharing recipes and discussing food.  I'm putting a "chatter" tag on this post so that it can be found easily through the chatter option on the site menu.I'll start by sharing a recipe I've used for years and years. Quick Biscuits 6 cups flour 1 cup sugar 3 tbsp baking powder 3 tsp … [Read more...]

TTUAC: Bed Wetting, Cold Hoses, and Hana Williams

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To Train Up A Child, chapter 11In the coverage of Hana Williams, a lot of contradictory claims about To Train Up A Child were thrown around. On the one hand were claims that the book advises parents to give their children cold baths or shut them out in the cold as punishment. On the other hand were fans of Michael Pearl and his child training methods calling this a blatant falsehood and claiming that anyone who saw abuse in To Train Up A Child must not have actually read the book. I sat in th … [Read more...]

Suffer Not a Woman to Teach (at Cedarville University)

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I participated in AWANA, a Bible club, from kindergarten through 12th grade. When I was in the high school group, there was a bit of a disagreement over who could serve as our lead teacher. You see, a woman wanted to lead the high school group. You know, a woman. There were Bible study books we would work through, it wasn't like she would be developing the materials or anything. But still, she was a woman. And therein lay the problem.Some of the leaders argued that it would be okay for her … [Read more...]

CTNAHM: The Heavenly Climax of Spirit!

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By AlethaOriginally posted on Yllom MormonCreated To Need A Help Meet, pp. 151---154Today we are starting the chapter called Washing of the Word. Supposedly Michael is going to explain how men are to sanctify their wife. Of course, the purpose of sanctification  is to turn the wife into the ideal help meet. And by that, I mean turn the wife into what the man wants. Let's begin, shall we? Also in this section is a rare treat. We are blessed an honored to get a genuine sermon in the … [Read more...]

CTBHHM: Your Husband Can’t Cover for You

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Created To Be His Help Meet, pp. 216---217In this section, we see the alternative to the "good woman" Debi outlined in her three examples last week. In that passage she spoke of men who are lazy, or bad fathers, or dishonest, and informed women who may be wives of these men that it is their duty to cover for their husbands' faults and make them appear faultless to the world. This week she speaks of women who are spendthrifts, or who leave their children with sitters, or who take advantage of … [Read more...]


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