Chewed Up and Spit Out

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by Mari cross posted from her blog Mari's MusesSome people won’t be gotten along with.It’s not that you aren’t trying hard enough.It’s not that you can’t be gotten along with.It’s not that there’s something wrong with you.Some people choose to not be gotten along with. * * * * * … [Read more...]

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Laughter is Good Medicine: Connecting the President to the Religious Right

Typical responses as to why ACA is wrong. Cartoon by Mad magazine contributor Monte Wolverton

Another posting on playing the 5 Degrees game, sometimes known as the Kevin Bacon game, that links two very different people, places or things within 5 steps.Because of the government shutdown that is affecting many people throughout the country today's linkage is between President Barack Obama and the Religious Right, two very close to opposite positions.The pictures I'm using to illustrate my point are supposed to be parody, most used from recent Mad magazine postings on Facebook. Let's take a look, shall we? … [Read more...]

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God Don’t Make No Mistakes Says Ray Lewis

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by Bruce Gerencser cross posted from his blog The Way ForwardOr so says Christian Ray Lewis, retired linebacker for the Baltimore Ravens.I love the way Ray Lewis played football. A hard-nosed, no-excuse, disciplined player, sure to be inducted into the NFL Hall of Fame in a few years … [Read more...]

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Covering Up the Body Before Puberty

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by Lana Hope cross posted from her blog Wide Open GroundI recent post by Aletha really stood out to me. This is where she talks about where the pain of modesty began. I started developing breasts when I was 8.  The first time I ever thought about them was in kid’s Sunday School.  I had been wearing a dress that I loved. It had flowers, and a petticoat, and lace.  It was also a year old, so it was a bit tight, and a bit short.  But it was my favourite.  It was, apparently, also a bit low cut.  I don’t know how much cleavage I was showing, but a Primary teacher took me aside and told me that my dress was immodest, and I should cover myself better next time. I didn’t want to cause problems … [Read more...]

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Quoting Quiverfull: Politically Correct?

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In which Vaughn Ohlman of True Love Doesn't Wait writes a Biblical parody.. The following story has been updated to meet the prejudices of today’s readers…And Abraham was old, and well stricken in age… … [Read more...]

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Why Would Any Woman Want to be an Evangelical Christian?

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by Bruce Gerencser cross posted from his blog The Way ForwardWhy would any woman want to be a Christian? If the Bible is the Word of God, inspired by God, and every word is true, why would any modern, thinking woman ever darken the door of an Evangelical church?Over the past hundred years women have continued to gain rights and privileges kept from them by men, law, and social propriety. The right to vote. Equal pay for equal work. The right to use birth control. … [Read more...]

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Taking Back The Pen by Rachel Dawn

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Life challenges all of us. This book is meant to empower all people who struggle in life. This book gives the life story of a young girl who faced more trials and heartbreak in life than most will ever endure. It is a story of hope and resilience. There have been many stories written on hardship. This one is unique in the sense that it all happened before reaching 25 years old. The key message is urging people to share their story and to learn from others mistakes no matter how bizarre. Each story has a purpose and each life has worth. This book tells the story of a girl who took the pen back from life and wrote her own story. The key is that just because your life starts a certain way, does … [Read more...]

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Sunday Shout Out – Remaking High School

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Today's question is based on Mary Pride's claims in today's Quoting Quiverfull - Does public high school need to be retooled to teach basic life skills or should it stay a preparation for college? Is it a parental duty to make sure that the children in their home learn what they need to function as productive members of society? … [Read more...]

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Why Betrothal Isn’t ‘The Answer’

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by Calulu cross posted from her blog True Love Doesn't RapeLast week brought the news that Vaughn Ohlman of True Love Doesn't Wait betrothed his son Joshua to a young lady up in Michigan named Laura Camp. I wish both of them well, they look like good well-scrubbed Fundie Christians. They're going to need all the luck and good wishes they can garner considering the explanation of betrothal Josh's dad gave in the wake of the announcement.Marriage isn't easy under the best of circumstances. It's a struggle sometimes to create a union where each is valued for who they are and both partners fit together in complimentary ways. Their type of betrothal sets up a pretty high potential for … [Read more...]

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Escaping the Emotional Damage of Our Fundamentalist Christian Past

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by Bruce Gerencser cross posted from his blog The Way ForwardMaybe.If a person is a relative newcomer to Christian Fundamentalism, and they decide to leave it for a non-Fundamentalist Christian religion, another religion, or atheism, I think it is likely quite easy to view their Fundamentalist past as nothing more than a blip in their life.  However, for those of us who were raised up in Christian Fundamentalism and spent years attending Fundamentalist churches, it is much harder for us to escape. … [Read more...]

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