Quoting Quiverfull: Fill Those Quivers Now?

by Colin Campbell from the Meat For Men Facebook page (for some reason the Above Rubies page for Meat For Men is only pulling up a 404-page not found error, hmm)

Not only do we need to pray that God would send forth laborers into the harvest, but we first need to pray for Christians to fill their quivers full of arrows. It is imperative for the church to take back the truth which we have lost through the deception that children should be limited through the means of contraception, sterilization, and abortion. We must wake up to the truth that we are not only limiting children through these means, but we limit “arrows” for God’s army, apostles, prophets, pastors, evangelists, and teachers. And of course the godly workforce that even in the smallest sense can greatly influence the vote, and in the widest sense, can greatly influence the nation with their every day righteous witness for Christ.

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QUOTING QUIVERFULL is a regular feature of NLQ – we present the actual words of noted Quiverfull leaders and ask our readers: What do you think? Agree? Disagree? This is the place to state your opinion. Please, let’s keep it respectful – but at the same time, we encourage readers to examine the ideas of Quiverfull honestly and thoughtfully.

NLQ Recommended Reading …

Breaking Their Will: Shedding Light on Religious Child Maltreatment‘ by Janet Heimlich

Quivering Daughters‘ by Hillary McFarland

Quiverfull: Inside the Christian Patriarchy Movement‘ by Kathryn Joyce

 

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  • a-mckeown

    And what if you just can’t have kids? I also can’t quite seem to find the verse that says Christians out-breed the unbeliever.

  • Lolly

    Greatly increase the vote he says? Is there any question now that this form of fundamentalism is a political movement, not a religious one?

  • ILoveJellybeans

    Why is it called Meat for Men? It sounds sexual. Like either sexy pictures of naked ladies for mysogynists who think of them as only meat to jerk off to, or the world’s first gay male Quiverfull dating site.

    I would love to have a large family, although I am certainly not Quiverfull. Whether I decide after two children that two is enough, or go on to have ten, I know that my “arrows” will go way further than theirs (even if they all go in different directions) because I will actually give them a good education, wont break their spirits, brainwash or beat them, will ensure that me and the future wife will have enough money to provide their basic needs and will allow them to become a fully functioning member of society.

    Their “arrows in God’s army” are probably never going to make an inpact on the world (unless they find a way to escape the overstuffed quiver and join the real world) as broken arrows cant fly. The product of a fundie upbringing is a low self esteem, poor education, lack of social skills and a warped perspective on how the world works.

    They are not just arrows, they are children and you cant decide their fate before they are born. They are not mass produced and identical, they are all wonderful, unique people, whether you have one kid or twenty and parents should nurture those personalities and let them grow, not stamp out any sign of individuality.

  • persephone

    John 18:36.

  • Suzanne Harper Titkemeyer

    I wish I knew exactly why Colin named his blog Meat For Men. I suspect it has to do with the Bible passages talking about new believers needing milk but long time believers needing meat. But, uh, yeah, it sounds to me like the title of a bad gay porn, like the old “Dallas Tool & Dye” … “Meat For Men” about gay butchers or chefs or something.

  • Saraquill

    I refuse to have more children than I can properly raise. There is no point in having a pile of them if I can’t give them the resources, tangible and non, that they deserve.

  • http://biblicalpersonhood.wordpress.com/ Retha Faurie

    “we limit “arrows” for God’s army, apostles, prophets, pastors, evangelists, and teachers.”
    AFAIK, Quiverful overlaps with those who half the “apostles, prophets, pastors and evangelists” by saying women cannot be apostles, cannot prophesy to all (only to women and children but all meetings of believers are family-integrated and therefore women, who cannot prophesy to men, cannot prophesy to groups), cannot be pastors, and are of limited use as evangelists, likewise, because they cannot evangelize men.

  • Madame

    I couldn’t agree more with this!

    “They are not just arrows, they are children and you cant decide their
    fate before they are born. They are not mass produced and identical,
    they are all wonderful, unique people, whether you have one kid or
    twenty and parents should nurture those personalities and let them grow,
    not stamp out any sign of individuality.”

    I think we do send our children out into the world with whatever message we give them, verbally and non-verbally. If we raise them with unconditional love, appreciation for who they are, confidence in their abilities, and a strong sense of righteousness (as in wanting what is right, regardless), I think we are shooting arrows that can change society. And yes, I believe we can change society at a human level.

    But we can’t control them.

  • NeaDods

    If we raise them with unconditional love, appreciation for who they are,
    confidence in their abilities, and a strong sense of righteousness

    Compare and contrast this with the father’s day quotes from the Pearl kids about how they feel they were raised right by being 1) beaten, 2) told they were conditionally loved by their parents AND their God, leading to 3) told they were not saved even when they thought they were.

    They’ve managed to get a strong sense of self-righteousness out of it, but are any of them actually changing the world or winning souls for God? Are they influencing anything? (Are the women even allowed to vote?)

  • a-mckeown

    Out of curiosity, what does that verse got to do with anything?

  • aim2misbehave

    I always snicker when I hear that title… it makes it sound like a softcore gay porn mag.

    Back on topic, once again, it comes down to trying to breed more voters for your political party.

  • persephone

    Denies the basis of the quiverfull dominionists.


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