Shedding The Burqa: Part 1

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by Cindy Foster It would be the last sermon we would ever endure as members of the Baptist Taliban. We hadn’t planned for it to be, even though by that time, we were painfully aware that our leaving was inevitable. It was just a matter of how and when. My husband already … [Read more...]

A Look At Westboro Baptist From A Native Topekan

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Jezebel.com posted an article about former Westboro Baptist member Lauren Drain posing for a NoH8 photography taken by Adam Houska. What was more interesting than Drain's story of life in a cult was one of the comments listed below the article, telling of what living in Topeka, … [Read more...]

Large Family Christian Homeschooling and Child Evangelism Fellowship

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by Vyckie Garrison Child Evangelism Fellowship's Christian Youth In Action (CYIA) is a favorite venue for socialization and mission work for many large-family Christian homeschoolers. Quiverfull teens often attend … [Read more...]

The Burqa Experience: Getting Groceries

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by Calulu January 13th, 2013 – Culpeper, Virginia Today I decided to venture out to my local favorite grocery store wearing a hijab. I’ve not gotten brave enough to wear one of my abayas along with a hijab, niqab or burqa yet. Based on the reaction … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Trusting in Wisdom?

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by Nancy Campbell at Above Rubies "Whose Wisdom Do We Trust?" - February 6, 2013 I was inspired recently by reading again Psalm 104:24, ""O Lord, how manifold are thy works! in WISDOM hast thou made them all: the earth is full of thy riches." There are endless numbers of scientific books which tell us of the intricate wonders of God's creatures. We could go on and on, but what about the zebras? Did you know that no zebra has two stripes exactly alike? Everyone is different. … [Read more...]

Discovering Sex and Confronting “What Do Women Want?”

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 by Becoming Worldly I have heard the question of “what do women want?” posed as a philosophical consideration, as more of an existential crisis or emergency question, and as just a plain old whiny complaint. For years I was confused by it but today I have an answer, a real answer for anyone who is still asking, who still doesn’t know. First I want to tell you how … [Read more...]

A Clever Boy

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by Jeffrey Witthauer An atheist page asked those of us who were formerly religious to share our stories. This is what I wrote up. I was raised in a cult. I do not use that word lightly. The sign outside the church said "Baptist", but we were not part of any Baptist convocation. We were a fanatically fundamentalist sect, and I could count on one hand the number … [Read more...]

Laughter is Good Medicine: Every Sperm is Sacred

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With so many Quiverfull leaders, conservative law makers, Evangelicals and others wanting to redefine rape, conception parameters, tiny babies in the uterus from birth control and controlling every single aspect of reproductive … [Read more...]

Defining Atheism?

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From An atheist page on Facebook by Jeffrey Witthauer in response to a critic. Tony - So, let me get this straight. You come to my post where I talk about my past and my childhood, and you become unnecessarily combative over something as ridiculous as a semantic discussion.If you define atheism as "not believing in god", NGT is an atheist. If you define agnosticism … [Read more...]

Gender Roles and Responsibility – Part 2

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by Kristen Rosser In Part 1 I said, “Ultimately, we are all responsible for ourselves and our own actions.”  This means we cannot be ultimately responsible for anyone but ourselves.  Even with our children, our goal is to teach them self-responsibility so that they can become full adults.  Responsibility for ourselves is foundational to … [Read more...]


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