NLQ Question of the Week: Why is Established Science Ignored?

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This is a new series we have started running on Thursdays. Examining some of the questions involving long held Quiverfull theology and life.Yesterday when I was reading through The Daily Mail's interview with Advanced Training Institute/Institute of Basic Life Principles founder Bill Gothard and preparing to post it here I was struck anew by the complete denial of scientific thought in Quiverfull. Example: In last night's posting Gothard claimed that the wrong kind of lust can damage the immune system and the endocrine system. There's no science to back this up any more than his claims that the semen of a man who is not your husband will cause cancer. No science behind it. … [Read more...]

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News: Jim Bob Duggar Pals Around With Christian Convict

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by Suzanne TitkemeyerNews that came out yesterday with an accompanying photograph to prove it's more than a rumor is that Jim Bob Duggar went to Mississippi to be there when tax evading scofflaw Kent Hovind was released from prison. I guess since Mississippi is such a hop, skip and a jump from Arkansas when you own a plane.Remember Hovind? He's a big proponent of Young Earth Creationism and started the Dinosaur Adventure Land  in Pensacola, Florida. He pushes the idea that the earth is only maybe six thousand years old instead of the at least fifty thousand years that carbon dating has proven and millions of years old  other scientific methods have proven. That's not the only thing h … [Read more...]

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Quoting Quiverfull: Part 20 – Homeschoolers Embracing The World?

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by Michael Pearl of No Greater Joy - Jumping Ship Part 4Editor's note: While the importance of play is well-established in almost all child development advice it's almost a shocker to see Pearl advocating it too considering some of the things he's said in his book "To Train Up A Child" More cognitive dissonance mixed with hypocrisy. The scary thing about this series is not only does he completely contradict many things he's said, it's that some of his advice is actually reasonable and could lure any newcomers to his parenting guides into thinking he always has good advice. Lured in until it's too late.Plus, it's not like he's really talking about providing entertainment to children, … [Read more...]

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Quoting Quiverfull: Only Make Yourself Attractive While Husband-Hunting?

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by Laurel  J. Davis from Whole Magazine - What a God-Fearing Man Really Wants From a WomanEditor's note: This starts off sort of okay with a church survey asking the men what they want in a wife but then takes a severe right-hand turn right into a word salad pile of modesty shaming/blaming liberally dressed in cognitive dissonance. Don't dress in anyway that calls attention to yourself but dress to catch the eye when you are husband hunting seems to be one of the major themes. Funny, the article does not say one thing about the men who were polled requesting that their women dress to these false modesty standards of the author. … [Read more...]

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Quoting Quiverfull: Patriarchy Means Treating Your Wife Like Fine China?

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by Greg Gibson from John Piper's The Council on Biblical Manhood and Womanhood - Building a Marriage Culture | Husbands Honor Your WivesEditor's note: I don't know about anyone else here but I have zero desire to be treated like fine china. Fine china stays in the china cabinet unused and completely out of the loop most of the time. It doesn't have free agency, it's protected in a stifling manner that doesn't allow for any life and it cannot move or be used unless the owner deems it to be. Too delicate to be of any practical use in the day to day. An object. … [Read more...]

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How Abstinence Only Sex Education Led Me Down An Unexpected Path

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by Amber Barnhill cross posted with permission from her blog Atheist By Accident.This was posted earlier in the week at Hemant Mehta's Patheos blog The Friendly AtheistWhen talking about my religious past, I often find myself referencing movies. How else are mainstream humans going to relate? Neo waking up in The Matrix. The barely-audible Asian chick in Pitch Perfect. And, in this case, Drew Barrymore‘s role in Never Been Kissed. If you’ve never seen the movie, the title really says it all.Imagine being an almost-24-year-old, intelligent, moderately-attractive-yet-socially-awkward female venturing into the real world for the first time, having never even held hands with a guy an … [Read more...]

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Quoting Quiverfull: Adult Movies Lead To Demon Possession?

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by Pat Robertson on his television show "The 700 Club" as quoted by Right Wing Watch.OrgEditor's note: I was searching for a Pat Robertson RWR bit posted on Facebook where Robertson tells a man who's wife refuses to be submissive to beat her. I found this gem instead. There's that old demon under every bush mentality again. … [Read more...]

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NLQ Question of the Week: What Is Marriage?

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This is a new series we have started running on Thursdays. Examining some of the questions involving long held Quiverfull theology and life.While I was putting together Quoting Quiverfull for this evening I was reading through the website of someone we occasionally quote for NLQ - Vaughn Ohlman - True Love Doesn't Wait.   And he had this to say about last week's historic ruling by the Supreme Court of the United States granting everyone the right to marry who they chose without the constraints of gender. … [Read more...]

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Quoting Quiverfull: Discipline, Discipline, Discipline But Keep Your Daughters Unmarried?

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by former Vision Forum friend Geoffrey Botkin hawking his newest CD/DVD/book on raising children on Ladies Against Feminism - How To Practice Biblical Discipline.Editor's note: The ladies of Ladies Against Feminism didn't even bother to try and write a review or put into their own words why they endorse this particular item by Botkin. They copied and pasted this right from his website. Odd that there's been no updates for over seven months at his single very adult daughters website Visionary Daughters, no online web tutorials about gilding your outside or what to do when there's no real role for you any longer. Most curious how silent they've been. … [Read more...]

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The Tullian and Kim Tchividjian Sex Scandal, A Reminder That Pastors Are Just Like The Rest Of Us

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by Bruce Gerencser cross posted from his blog The Life and Times of Bruce GerencserAnother big name Evangelical pastor has resigned over having a sexual affair. Tullian Tchividjian (pronounced cha-vi-jin), grandson of Billy Graham and pastor of Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church, resigned after his affair became public. Tchividjian released the following statement to The Washington Post: … [Read more...]

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