So I Was Spiritually Abused, What Next?: Bible Verses Atheists Love

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by NLQ Founder Vyckie GarrisonValerie Tarico recently asked me to pick a bible verse that I actually like for this article, "Bible Verses That Atheists Love" which she wrote for AlterNet. I'm honored to be included with a bunch of awesome fellow skeptics; many of whom also chose Ecclesiastes (✿◠‿◠)My response was too long and had to be edited for the article. For my friends, here's the unedited version:And also that every man should eat and drink, and enjoy the good of all his labour, it is the gift of God. --Ecclesiastes 3:13 … [Read more...]

Preparing To Be A Help Mate: God Needs Our Prayers – Part 2

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by Mel cross posted from her blog When Cows and Kids CollideFor this next paragraph, find a place where you can read aloud to a friend with a good sense of humor.  Let each sentence build a sense of increasing desperation and importance.  Whoever bursts out laughing last wins.God Designed His Will To Come About Through PRAYER Do you pray for those who bear responsibility for your well-being?  Your father will need wisdom to know how to deal with the young man who comes to ask for your hand in marriage. Your pastor might know a young man who would be a good mate for you.  Why would your pastor think to bring this young man to your father's attention?  Have you prayed for your pastor … [Read more...]

Debunking Fundamentalist Christian Myths: Is College Worth the Cost

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by James C. Titkemeyer, husband of NLQ Admin Suzanne Titkemeyer and economist at the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Republished from the Monthly Labor Review by permission.(Editor's note: We will be posting articles debunking some of the assumptions held by the fundamentalist evangelical wing of Christianity.  Many homeschooling proponents such as Kevin Swanson, Ladies Against Feminism, the Pearls and others believe that education should end with graduation from homeschooling high school coursework and that college is not necessary. The facts do not support their belief in no college.) College: is it still a smart investment?It’s the end of the school year, and that means graduation f … [Read more...]

Right Wing Family Values and the World’s Greatest Freak Show

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by NLQ Founder Vyckie Garrison and also posted at Bruce Gerencser's blog The Way HomeDo you remember when it first dawned on you that your relatives are all a bunch of crackpots and weirdos?  Seems like I was around 8 or 9 — my mother worked all night in the casinos and slept most of the day, leaving me alone to protect my naïve older sister from the depraved advances of Mom’s alcoholic boyfriends and worry about my big brother’s drug addiction. I couldn’t count on my grandparents to help — they were too preoccupied with their own divorce, dating, and remarriage dramas.“Holy sugar,” I thought to myself, “these people are seriously messed up!” … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Christians Versus “The Sodomites”

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by Jeramy Anderson from Persevero News - Sodomy: A Cycle of Collapse(Editor's note: While Jeramy doesn't define exactly what he considers a 'sodomite' it seems like he might be talking about the LBGT community, but he could be speaking about any group that doesn't necessarily subscribe to his worldview.) A good comparison would be that of a Homeschool family. Not all are Christian, but many of them are believers. It only makes sense, for the very reason parents Homeschool is because they do not want their children to be engulfed by a false worldview. Furthermore, as they align themselves with Scripture, they rejoice in children, desire to be good stewards by saving instead of wasting … [Read more...]

Christian Reconstruction, ATI, Abuse & Submission – Modesty & Lust: Part 1

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by SJ Reidhead cross posted from her blog The Pink Flamingo“…A large majority of women may very well stand before God one day with a sea of men around her whom she caused to stumble by modeling her body in a sexy form in front of them….” Stephanus BlignautRemember the very first episode of WKRP in Cincinnati? Dr. Johnny Fever had just been hired, after wondering up and down the dial.  He had lost his big LA DJ job after saying the forbidden word: booger!  Well, that’s how I feel with this post. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Who’s Judging and Intolerant of Who Here?

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by Colin Campbell from Meat For Men -True Sons of God Do Not Tolerate What God Does Not Tolerate! The Cake Bakker (sic) in Colorado who is being forced by the powers that be to make a wedding cake for a gay marriage, which is against his convictions, is sickening to say the least. Although I understand, at this time, that the law in Colorado cannot force him, they will try to make him look an like evil and intolerant man. I pray he will stand strong in his convictions. … [Read more...]

Doubting God in the Valley of Death

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by Lana Hope cross posted from her blog Wide Open GroundThe last few days have been filled with little besides tears and anger at God. A dear family reached out to me when I was a teenager, and accepted me through my doubts, encouraged me to leave home, and loved me and everyone in their path well. They had an automobile accident Saturday that claimed the life of the Dad and 5-year old son.This family is not just any family. They were a family who accepted everyone, and pointed fingers at no one. The father was the town chiropractor, but he did not even charge 50% of his patients full price. He offered free service to the judgmental, quiverfull homeschool … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Christian Bakers Are Modern Day Holocaust Jews?

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From Raw Story - Tony Perkins: Christians forced to bake cakes for gays like forcing  Jews into Nazi ovensTony doesn't seem to realize the moment you invoke Nazis, Hitler, the Holocaust or the Third Reich you've invalided your own argument by your hyperbole. Perkins reached for a more recent historical analogy to compare the state’s actions to Nazi Germany. … [Read more...]

Convergent Books and Evangelical Imprimatur

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by Samantha Field cross posted from her blog Defeating the Dragons If you’re not familiar with the term imprimatur, it’s a Latin expression that means “let it be printed.” It’s associated with the Roman Catholic Church, and depending on the context, was used to actively censor books that either a) disagreed with the Church’s teaching, or b) could possibly damage the Church’s reputation. Many of these books– banned because they contained “doctrinal or moral error,” supposedly– would appear in the Index Librorum Prohibitorum. Books included in the Index could not be printed, and considering the influence that Roman Catholicism had over Europe during the dawn of movable-type printing, this reli … [Read more...]


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