Learning to Be Human Again After a Lifetime of Self-Denial

by Bruce Gerencser cross posted from his blog The Life and Times of Bruce GerencserOriginally written in 2009. Edited for grammar and clarity.Evangelical Christianity teaches that followers of Jesus must practice lives of self-denial. Self is the problem — the flesh wars against the spirit, the spirit wars against the flesh. Far too many Christians, thanks to this teaching, live guilt-ridden lives. Guilt over giving in to the flesh, guilt over letting self have control.It goes something like this… … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfulll: Do Bible Lessons To Keep Kids Following Jesus?

by Ray Comfort from The Evidence Bible as quoted by Nancy Campbell at Above Rubies - Truth DecayEditor's note: Just like No Greater Joy's Michael Pearl both Nancy and Ray are promising good obedient children if you only follow their advice to the letter. Guessing that they would immediately blame the parents if things didn't go 100% according to plan. … [Read more...]

Part 2 Zack’s Memoir: “Dead, Insane or in Jail” Book Review

by Cindy Kunsman cross posted from her blog Under Much GracePart 1 of the review is here Libraries and bound text purists may purchase Dead, Insane, or In Jail: A CEDU Memoirat Amazon.comSeveral formats of the the e-book may be purchased online at author Zack Bonnie's website atDeadInsaneOrInJail.com.  Take the tour of additional resources while you're visiting the site. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Fear Mongering in the New Year?

by Nancy Campbell from Above Rubies - Wake UpEditor's note: Sounds like Nancy is taking over from the old fear mongering predictions of 'The 700 Club" Pat Robertson, or at least trying her best to sow fear. Just be glad I didn't share her awful poetry about not allowing the children to play in the house. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Men Imagine Sex Only as a Goal, Not as a Relationship?

by Larry Solomon from Biblical Gender Roles.com - Is Sexual Fantasy Outside a Relational Context Sinful? and as always linked to through Do Not Link.Editor note: Again Larry is trying to justify drooling over his neighbor's wife as if she were a savory steak. I thought the Bible was pretty clear about lust, but Larry is parsing it differently. What do you think? … [Read more...]

News: Josh Duggar Files Motion To Dismiss Lawsuit

It was obvious that this was coming. Josh Duggar isn't denying he had paid sex with adult entertainer Danica Dillion, he's now filed a lawsuit to ask the judge to dismiss her lawsuit according to the Daily Mail and Radar Online. His legal team seems to be saying in the documents that Josh doesn't dispute having sex with Dillion outside of marriage or that he paid her for her services, but that Dillion hasn't shown any evidence that she was somehow harmed by this transaction. Duggar's attorney says because Josh didn't intentionally try to inflict harm on her on purpose there's not legitimate case. Hearing on January 21st to rule on this motion. From the legal papers: … [Read more...]

Created To Need A Help Meet – Part 1 Contrasting The Types (Michael’s Take On Politics)

by Aletha cross posted from her blog Yllom Mormonp 127-128Just when I thought Michael's talking about the 3 types of men was over, we get another chapter about them. This time, Michael is explaining about the secondary type that a man has. Here we go!Text is in purple … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Part 5 – Blaming Parents Attitudes?

by Michael Pearl from No Greater Joy - Bad AttitudeEditor's note: So Michael never goes to the 'just beat them with plumbing line' place he usually goes. But on the original page this article is cut into sections with ads for his books and programs that advise exactly that.  He seems to be saying *gasp* don't sweat the small stuff! This is the final section. … [Read more...]

Oh To Be A Pharisee! A Church’s Love Affair With Rules!

by Cindy Foster cross posted from her blog Finding Fundamental (God) Who also hath made us able ministers of the new testament; not of the letter, but of the spirit: for the letter killeth, but the spirit giveth life. II Corinthians 3:6 Why would anybody in their right mind want to live by the letter of Old Testament Law when the New Testament clearly teaches they have been set free?I believe an honest comparison of the ancient, biblical Pharisee to the modern-day 'Pharisee' in all of us could answer this question. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Part 4 – Blaming Parents Attitudes?

by Michael Pearl from No Greater Joy - Bad AttitudeEditor's note: So how do you think Michael's advice here to a wife that feels her husband looks at her with disappointment relates to that horrible honeymoon story of Michael's endless sex, cooking and crabbing he forced Debi to do until she collapsed in the shower? Was that a positive thing, or was he doing some things that could induce some sort of depression? Why would anyone ever head this guy's advice on anything? … [Read more...]


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