The gods Have Clay Feet: A Few Thoughts About Pastors

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by Bruce Gerencser cross posted from his blog The Life and Times of Bruce GerencserThe Fundamentalist/Evangelical Christian church has many gods. While they will profess to worship the true and living God, the God of the Bible, often their true object of worship is human and not divine. Most Fundamentalist/Evangelical Christian churches have a congregational form of church government. Some churches have adopted an elder rule form of government. Regardless of what form of government a church adopts, there can be no doubt about who really runs the church. The CEO, the boss man, the head honcho is the pastor, also known as  the senior pastor, executive pastor, and prophet, priest and king. … [Read more...]

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Quoting Quiverfull: If You Aren’t Perfectly Obedient Your Kids Will Rebel?

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by Anonymous in No Greater Joy Magazine - To Obey is BetterEditor's note: This is pretty sad and self shaming. The author wanted her own study Bible early on in her marriage and her husband refused to buy it for her. She's blaming her reactions to that and accompanying attitudes as the thing that has caused her children to start rebelling. Quiverfull always finds a way to twist normal emotions and project them in a very bad way that layers a mother with unearned guilt. … [Read more...]

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News: Josh Duggar – Sexual Abuser Rumors Possibly True?

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This evening while perusing Facebook  found a disturbing link to a story about Josh Duggar at the Facebook group page Duggar Family News. They posted a link to a story that seems to confirm the ten years of rumors we've all heard about Josh, that he was sexually inappropriate with an under age girl. The article at In Touch magazine confirms that there was a police report that was never investigated until after the statue of limitations had already passed on any possible crime. The article claims Josh is an “alleged offender” in an underage sexual abuse probe.From In Touch - '19 Kids and Counting' Son Named In Underaged Sex Probe (If that title isn't click bait I don't know what is.. … [Read more...]

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Married Christian Women You Better Put Out The Sex Right Now Or Get Raped

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by Suzanne TitkemeyerTrigger warnings - rape culture, purity culture, marital rape and ownership of womenAll quotes from "Biblical Gender Roles" at his blog Biblical Gender Roles.com -  Christian Husbands you don't pay for the milk when you own the cow and Is a husband selfish for having sex with his wife when she's not in the mood?Vyckie Garrison and others shared this man's blog on Facebook over the last few days and it's had well over 5,000 shares. The thoughts contained are pretty awful on all levels. So awful I had to take a look at who owned that domain name, thinking this was likely some incarnation of Minthegap - Adam Gregorian, former blogger at the site that featured … [Read more...]

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Quoting Quiverfull: Part 5 – Sodom & Gomorrah Are In Your Home?

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by Michael Pearl from No Greater Joy - This Is The Last Righteous GenerationEditor's note: This could go on for days and days as this is a very long piece but I've decided this has been torment enough. Cutting to the chase of what Michael thinks is the only solution to protect your children from the ebuls of the interwebs. You can read the skipped parts at the original site if you're into self flagellation. … [Read more...]

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Like A Hero

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by Ellen cross posted from her blog When Church HurtsDonald Miller has a post at Storyline (storylineblog.com) that stunned me in its accuracy in describing my former pastor.  The title of the post is How Do So Many Good People Get Away With Bad Things?  As my husband and I read through the post together last night, we agreed that no other writer has so precisely captured the characteristics that surrounded our experience. … [Read more...]

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Quoting Quiverfull: Part 4 – Sodom & Gomorrah Are In Your Family?

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by Michael Pearl from No Greater Joy - This Is The Last Righteous GenerationEditor's note: Protect those children and hate on the internet! … [Read more...]

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Created To Need A Help Meet – Marriage Made on Earth (What To Do If You Marry The “Wrong” Woman)

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by Aletha cross posted from her blog Yllom Mormonpages 27-31. Text is in purple.I Married the Wrong Woman! Mr. Pearl,     I was not a Christian when I got married.  My wife and I were drunk at the time and I think she married me because I had enough money to keep her supplied in drugs.  After five years of miserable marriage we both became Christians and now we have three children.  We have attended counseling and read several books but we are still on the verge of divorce.  I know I did not get God's choice. How could I?  Satan was controlling my life.   The fact is I just do not love her.  I thought I did once, but if you only knew her, you wouldn't like her either.  By staying to … [Read more...]

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Quoting Quiverfull: Part 3 – Sodom & Gomorrah Are In Your Family?

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by Michael Pearl from No Greater Joy - This Is The Last Righteous GenerationEditor's note: Another phony letter and internet blaming. The same internet that Michael Pearl uses to spread his poisonous message. … [Read more...]

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Jason Lisle Says There is No Such Thing as an Atheist

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by Bruce Gerencser cross posted from his blog The Life and Times of Bruce GerencserImagine, for a moment, that every time someone told me they were a Christian I told them that they weren’t really a Christian because there is no such thing as a Christian. It says right here in the Book of Bruce Almighty® that everyone knows that Bruce Almighty exists and that anyone who says they are a Christian is suppressing their knowledge of the existence of Bruce. The Christian would likely say that they know they are a Christian because Jesus saved them and they believe the teaching found in the Bible. Imagine if I REFUSED to allow the Christian to authentically tell their own story.  Can you ima … [Read more...]

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