As an Unbeliever, Is it Possible to Have Christian Family and Friends?

by Bruce Gerencser cross posted from his blog The Life and Times of Bruce GerencserMany of the readers of this blog are former Evangelical Christians. Some readers find themselves somewhere between faith and faithless, while others label themselves as spiritual, pagan, agnostic, or atheist. One thing is for certain, many of us are far away from the Evangelical church we once called home. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Spanking Is One Of The First Resorts?

by Michael Pearl from No Greater Joy Magazine - Spank as a Last ResortEditor's note: So there was no August version of NGJ magazine, they went straight to Sept/Oct. The passage below has the explanations of the types of rebellious stubborn children and the provoking questions you should ask before wailing on them with a plumbing line. Wonder which interviewer Michael is throwing serious shade at by calling them a 'media agitator'?  There needs to be more 'media agitators' exposing the harmful child discipline ideas of the Pearls. Roaches hate it when the lights come on. … [Read more...]

News: One of Josh Duggar’s Lovers Speaks Out

The porn star on Josh Duggar's fake Joe Smithson Face Book account has started to talk.  From an 'unnamed source' claiming to be friends with web cam girl and adult entertainer Danica Dillon. From Radar Online: … [Read more...]

“Pay Now, Play Later”

by Ellen cross posted from her blog When Church HurtsWe heard this quote often at our former church:“Pay now, play later.  Play now, pay later.”One of the most impressive things we noticed when we first began attending our former church was that the senior pastor appeared to be very “servant hearted.”  Unlike the majority of churches that have a reserved spot for the pastor right next to the building, he would park at the far end of the parking lot so that others could park closer.  After services on Sunday, he would return all of his glasses (he usually had three or four glasses of water collected under his chair) to the kitchen and he would go into the restrooms and collect the … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Judgmentalist Is Good If You Are Judging Sin?

by J. Matt Barber from Renew America.com - Adulterers, 'Your sin will find you out'Editor's note: One thing you can count on with squishy nasty things happen in the world of fundamentalist Christianity, there will be all sorts of interesting judgmentalism, sometimes even mixed with forgiveness or calls to forgive.  So it's a-okay to judge someone because God has already judged their sin? More moral limbo in the wake of the Ashley Madison data dump. Did you see that the other prominent Christian caught in the scandal was forcibly removed from a video blogging conference for threatening someone? … [Read more...]

Christians Taught Me I Can’t Trust My Deceitful Heart

by Samantha Field cross posted from her blog Samantha P Field.comThe heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it? Jeremiah 17:9 That verse got quoted at me … well, a lot. Looking back, it seems to be one of the most common refrains of my childhood, right along with “foolishness is bound in the heart of a child.” Looking back, I’m unsure how these concepts got tied to things like honor your father and mother and in the multitude of councilors there is wisdom and your word is a lamp unto my feet but somehow, they did. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Women Want To Beat Men All The Time At Everything?

by Tim Bayly of Bayly Blog - NEWS FLASH: Ranger female grads were 'absolutely physical studs!'Editor's note: In a great twist of irony the dear reader that linked me to this also posted out that this is article #666 on feminism at the Bayly Blog. Oooops! The entire tone is ugly, hateful and demeaning, how 'Christ-like' right? Bayly is bloviating because two women made it through Airborne Ranger school and some other man called them 'studs'. I hate that he thinks it's okay to demean the appearance of physically strong women and call them 'ugly'. I hate that Tim Bayly's sense of masculinity is so weak that it is threatened by a few extraordinary women who are serving their country. White … [Read more...]

Created To Need A Help Meet: Part 3 Mr. VIsionary (How to Mold Your Wife to Bless Your Needs)

by Aletha cross posted from her blog Yllom Mormonp 75-77We are still talking about Mr. Visionary. Today, though, we get to talk about Mrs. Visionary. No, not a woman visionary, but the wife of Mr. Visionary. These sections are all about getting the most help meet out of one's wife. I know you're as excited as I am. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Why Are Infidelity And Porn Worse Than Child Molestation?

by Todd Friel from Wretched as quoted by the Christian Post - Duggar Disaster II: This time, the world is rightEditor's note: You remember Friel? He's the dude that thinks he's Christianity's answer to Jon Steward and mistakenly believes that all you need to do to end your husband's pornography habits is to be kinder and more submissive we quoted last week. … [Read more...]

Why Can’t Churches Deal With Disagreement?

by Living Liminal cross posted from her blog Living LiminalYesterday I sat in the school car park being entertained by the behaviour of the man who had desperately wanted to be 'king' at my ex-church. He had to walk right past my car to get to his own, and I'm afraid I couldn't help laughing quietly at his determined attempts to appear unconscious of my existence. (On the upside, at least I find it amusing these days rather than deeply painful like I used to.) … [Read more...]


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