by Susan Zakula of Butter and Honey - Caricatures --- How Dangerous Are They?Editor's note: Just in time for the yearly decrying of Halloween is demonic that is prevalent in Fundamentalism we have someone claiming that cartoons are sinful and demonic. This is the same lady that did all those horrible book reviews who seems to have the understanding of a kumquat about classic literature. … [Read more...]
NLQ Question of the Week: Why Do Fundamentalist Quiverfull Christians Think They Are Being Threatened In Every Interaction With The World?
This is a new series we have started running on Thursdays. Examining some of the questions involving long held Quiverfull theology and life.While reading through the piles of horrific questions and bad advice over at the message board for Debi Pearl's book "Preparing To Be A Help Meet" I kept seeing one of the commenters posting links again and again to her blog. She also kept insisting that all these random happenings were the world, or the devil, or evil trying to impact the Christian and change their morals in the most subtle way. Went to her blog and read this, which led to today's question. Misspellings and grammar-mangling left as the original author posted. … [Read more...]
by Alli from her blog Awed Body - Why We Iced 'Frozen'Editor's note: We've looked at Disney's 'Frozen' before and heard all the reasons why many Christians think it's a bad movie for kids, but this is a different argument that the usual fundy 'Lesbianism promotion' screed. Perfect example of a peculiar type of fear thinking prevalent in the Quiverfull movement and in Evangelical Christianity - A demon under every bush, on every byway and in every freezer. Thinking this way creates enormous amounts of fear over things that have nothing to do with anything 'evil' or 'demonic', just another way to make believers controlled fearful weaklings. Another version of the same sort of thinking pe … [Read more...]
by Anais Chartschenko cross posted from her blog Whisper CollectorHis mother told him she had seen demons around me. I had heard of overprotective mothers, but this was ridiculous. What was worse is that this guy believed his mom. He offered to pray for me. Guys- a word of advice: It is a complete mood killer to tell your date that you are praying for her immortal soul. … [Read more...]
by Kristen Rosser cross posted from her blog Wordgazer's WordsIt's a story my husband Jeff likes to tell from before we were married.We were both members of a coercive Christian group of "charismatic" persuasion-- meaning that the group believed in supernatural gifts of the Holy Spirit. Like most charismatic groups, our church believed that Christians and churches could be harassed by, or even come under the power of, demonic spirits. We believed God had called us to "rebuke" such spirits in the name of Jesus and drive them out of our lives and the lives of others. … [Read more...]