Quoting Quiverfull: Divorce Causes Mass Shootings?

by Matt Walsh of the Matt Walsh Blog as quoted by It's The Women Not The Men - Good Guys  (linked through Do Not Link)Editor's note: This isn't to put down gun control or support gun control. This is being posted because it is a perfect example of QF Fundamentalism's tendency to take complex issues and reduce them down to something simplistic. That simple solution is always something 'Bible based' instead of researched, given any amount of deep thought or alternative solutions. Hungry? You must be lazy and the Bible says lazy people don't eat. Have depression? You're selfish. Sick? You must have sinned in some way... the list goes on and on. You disrespect others when you reduce … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Christian Women Prettier?

by Doug Wilson from Blog and Mablog - On Why Christian Women Are PrettierEditor's note: Wilson tries to claim in this piece that Christian women are more beautiful because they were created as God's glory and that they keep this glory by their good works, not plastic surgery, not expensive products or good genetics but by works. Again, women reduced down to a small subset of their true potential. … [Read more...]

Mythical Creation Science: Who Was Cain’s Wife?

by Mel cross posted from When Cows and Kids CollideA common problem pointed out by people who can read is that Cain's wife came out of the blue. Ken Ham himself decides to tackle this problem himself in Chapter 6 of The New Answers: Book 1.The Problem: In Genesis 4, Adam and Eve have sex and give birth to Cain and Abel.  They both offer sacrifices to God.  God likes Abel's sacrifice, but not Cain.  Cain gets mad and kills Abel.  God banishes Cain.  Cain has sex with his wife and they have kids.  Eventually, Adam and Eve have another son they name Seth. … [Read more...]

Christian Cannabalism and Josh Duggar’s Sins: Michael Pearl Vs. Zsuzsanna Anderson

by Suzanne TitkemeyerIn this month's release of No Greater Joy's magazine there was an article by Michael Pearl supporting the Duggar family over Josh molesting his sisters. Here's what Michael Pearl said in support of the family while claiming that Christians are cannibalizing each other. Apparently we're all supposed to shut up about anything done wrong in the church according to Mikey: … [Read more...]

Memories of My Own Cognitive Dissonance: Gothard’s Doctrine of Grace as an Example

by Cindy Kunsman cross posted from Under Much Grace originally posted in 2010In so many words (!), I’ve already shared what cognitive dissonance felt like after some exit counseling and realizing that not everything I’d believed had been true.I’d like to discuss a bit more about the process that facilitated my acceptance of Gothard’s take on grace (and other ideas introduced at the Institute of Basic Life Principles conference I attended). I only briefly mentioned it in this post. Cognitive dissonance was easy to ignore for me when I first accepted his views, but when I revised my understanding after I left the spiritually abusive system; I had no other option but to let the process … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Caring What Others Do In Their Bedrooms?

by Vaughn Ohlman from True Love Doesn't Wait - Of Sodomy and MarriageEditor's note: Von is speaking here for the decision by the Supreme Court of the United State's ruling that all forms of civil marriage between two consenting adults of any sex are legal. For years many Christians have denied that they want to control every single minor aspect of others lives, but Mr. Ohlman outs that lie by claiming that they do want to control even what you do in the privacy of your bedroom with your significant other. Where in the Bible does it say to police the sexual antics of others? It doesn't. … [Read more...]

Josh Duggar: How Purity Culture Created His Downfall

by Suzanne TitkemeyerLate yesterday afternoon the news broke that it appears that Josh Duggar has had an account with the notorious website Ashley Madison. This account was active during the last two years he was employed by the Family Research Council and was only canceled when the news came out about his sexual molestation of his sisters. This is on the heels of all the other news that has come forward in the last four months about the sexual proclivities of Josh Duggar. … [Read more...]

News: Gloriavale – New Zealand Patriarchal Quiverfull Cult

by Suzanne TitkemeyerOne of the British newspapers, the Daily Mail, recently ran an article about a religious group in New Zealand that lives entirely by the New Testament in isolation from society. They call themselves "Gloriavale"Their version of Christianity seems to have more in common with some of the Fundamentalist Ladder Day Saints than most Fundamentalist Christian groups. One of the big distinctions that runs through Gloriavale and FLDS is that a group of 12 men, all church elders, decide who will marry who. No choice is given to the potential brides and grooms. Many times the matched are based mostly on how distantly related they are to avoid birth defects from inbreeding. … [Read more...]

Are Celebrity Christians Above The Law?

by Living Liminal cross posted from her blog Living LiminalIn the 2000 movie, The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle, the two cartoon characters are arrested and brought before 'Judge Cameo' who, as soon as she recognizes them, dismisses the case against them stating that "celebrities are above the law".Now, in the context of the film, it was funny - even while it took a clever jab at the attitude that condones and excuses the bad behavior of the rich and famous. No matter what they've been accused of, no matter how they've behaved, they are not to be held to the same standards as the 'common' man - simply because they are famous! … [Read more...]

NLQ Question of the Week: Why Deny Emotions and Feelings?

This is a new series we have started running on Thursdays. Examining some of the questions involving long held Quiverfull theology and life.Nancy Campbell of Above Rubies posted this at her 'Encouragement' section this week in a posting titled 'It Comes Back To Our Attitudes': … [Read more...]


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