Jason Lisle Says There is No Such Thing as an Atheist

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by Bruce Gerencser cross posted from his blog The Life and Times of Bruce GerencserImagine, for a moment, that every time someone told me they were a Christian I told them that they weren’t really a Christian because there is no such thing as a Christian. It says right here in the Book of Bruce Almighty® that everyone knows that Bruce Almighty exists and that anyone who says they are a Christian is suppressing their knowledge of the existence of Bruce. The Christian would likely say that they know they are a Christian because Jesus saved them and they believe the teaching found in the Bible. Imagine if I REFUSED to allow the Christian to authentically tell their own story.  Can you ima … [Read more...]

NLQ Question of the Week: Why Live Like You Are In The 1880s?

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This is a new series we’re going to start running on Thursdays. Examining some of the questions involving long held Quiverfull theology and life.This week's thoughts and questions involve the Quiverfull lifestyle in the wake of the mess with the Naugler family. Granted, the Naugler family does the entire off-the-grid thing very poorly, unlike most Quiverfull families that go off grid. That still doesn't stop the support of the Quiverfull Homeschooling community for this family. Which brings me to this question - Why is it that the lifestyle of living as close to how our pioneer ancestors lived is upheld as the perfect standard in Quiverfull? Bake your own bread, grow your own food, sew y … [Read more...]

Created To Need A Help Meet – Introductions, Acknowledgements and Michael, the Manly Man

For this series I'm using a photograph of a crab taken on the beaches of Costa Rica. Ever since reading the terrible crabbing honeymoon story of Debi and Michael Pearl crabs always remind me of him.

by Aletha cross posted from her blog Yllom MormonEditor's note: Thank you Aletha for sharing this with us! Welcome~Ok. I'm just going to jump right in. "Created to Need a Help Meet" by Michael Pearl. The companion marriage-help book to his wife, Debi's, "Created to Be a Help Meet".  Passages from the book will be in purple, just to make things simpler. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Poisonous Christian Purity Culture Even In Africa?

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by DE FC Jonnpedro from Facebook as quoted by Vyckie GarrisonEditor's note: Make sure you look at the photo accompanying this post at Facebook. It's set so that it cannot be copied and shared here and it's a representation of slut shaming in the church. He compares a woman's unseen parts to a mine filled with gold and gems, not realizing that mines can collapse, can kill people and are deadly places to be, not always some wonderment filled with treasures untold like in Disney's movie "Aladdin" … [Read more...]

My Conservative Christian Nightmare: I Spent 16 Years in an Abusive Religious Sect

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by Vyckie Garrison NLQ Founder from AlternetIf you have not heard of the Quiverfull movement, I’ll sum it up by saying that Quiverfull is an all-encompassing vision of a big, happy, godly family which affects every aspect of a so-called True Believer’s life. Probably the most recognizable Quiverfull family in America is reality TV’s Duggar family of 19 Kids and Counting fame.You'll find Quiverfull families in nearly all types of churches in every community. Quiverfull is simply the “pro-life” idea that truly godly families will “trust the Lord” with their family planning. Children are viewed as unmitigated blessings (“As arrows in the hand of the mighty man, so are the children of one … [Read more...]

News: Vision Forum’s Doug Phillips Hides From Process Server

From Spiritual Sounding Board and other online forums.

According to the Spiritual Sounding Board former head of Vision Forum Ministries and groper in chief Doug Phillips has been playing hide and go seek with the process server. The server is attempting to serve him with legal papers in the matter of Lordes Torres, the young lady he is accused of sexual harassment of during her years at Vision Forum. His list of attempts below. It surely speaks to the moral character of Doug Phillips that he's evading a summons from the courts of Texas. … [Read more...]

Fundamentalist Patriarch Dave Buehner Objects To Vyckie Garrison’s 2014 Speech

Youtube screen grab of Vyckie Garrison speaking at the American Atheist Conference 2014

Remember last year, right around this time, when NLQ founder Vyckie Garrison spoke at the American Atheist convention in Salt Lake City, Utah on Easter weekend? Her speech was shared internet wide and articles written about it. It was titled "How Playing The Good Christian Wife Almost Killed Me."Apparently it took nearly a year for the news of Vyckie's speech and the articles to reach Kevin Swanson's radio sidekick, boot licker and all around enabler Dave Buehner. Okay, so I know Swanson is always carrying on during his show about how they're hiding in a basement bunker style but you'd think they'd occasionally leave the bunker for the outside world. At least for a Chik Fil A run once in … [Read more...]

Zero Tolerance: Manly Temper or Ungodly Outburst

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by S.J. Reidhead cross posted from her blog The Pink Flamingo The Anger Buster Rap by Barbara Gruener When anger chooses me, here’s an important fact: I always get to choose exactly how I’ll react. I don’t need to fight or shout, pout and cry; I have some healthy strategies for management I try. I write or draw or count to ten, I talk it out or go outside to play. I take deep breaths or exercise until my anger goes away. So when anger chooses you, and it will, that’s a fact! Why not try my healthy ways to help you react. … [Read more...]

So I’ve Been Spiritually Abused, What Next? – Recovery From Economic or Financial Abuse

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by Laura Shin from Forbes magazine - 'I'll Take Care of the Bills': The Slippery Slope Into Financial AbuseThe entire article is worth a read but we are quoting the bit on how to recover from Economic or Financial Abuse: … [Read more...]

New Book “Beyond An Absence of Faith” & Vyckie Garrison podcast

There's a book that's been published  in the last year named 'Beyond An Absence of Faith: Stories About the Loss of Faith and the Discovery of Self' by Johnathan MS Pierce and Tristan Vick   What's so exciting about this book is that it features the story of NLQ writer Bruce Gerencser and NLQ Founder Vyckie  Garrison. Check it out!Several days ago Vyckie also took part in Atheist Analysis' podcast along with a few others on International Women's Day.If this is your first time visiting NLQ please read our Welcome page and our Comment Policy! Comments open below NLQ Recommended Reading … Quiverfull: Inside the Christian Patriarchy Movement by Kathryn Joyce 13:24 - A Story of Fai … [Read more...]


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