How Fundamentalist Christians Ruin Christmas

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by Bruce Gerencser cross posted from his blog The Life and Times of Bruce Gerencser on Dec. 20, 2014Now that I am no longer a Christian, I really enjoy Christmas. I know this might be hard for some to believe, but I enjoy Christmas now more than I ever did when I was a card-carrying member of Club Christian®. The reason is simple. From Thanksgiving to New Years, there were services to prepare, food drives to coördinate, and season-themed sermons to preach. Like the Easter season, Christmas was a high stress, lots of work, time for me. Quite frankly, I found it exhausting and rarely did I have time to enjoy Christmas.And of course, Christmas was that time of year when it was my duty to … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Nancy Steals Hanukkah Day 2

Since this is Nancy Campbell it's likely you need a kitten. How about a kitten with a Hanukkah Dreidel?

by Nancy Campbell of Above Rubies - Never Afraid (Day 2 of Hanukkah)Speaking up for truth in the face of danger? When has Nancy ever done that? She surely did not do it when she disposed of her African adoptees. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Make Sure You Are Not Worshipping Trees or Pumpkins?

"Nightmare Before Christmas" Jack Skellington masquerading as Santa. If you haven't seen this film due to your time in the church please give it a view. Charming fun that looks at the nature of holidays.

by Michael Pearl taken from a transcript of his video 'Bible Questions with Michael Pearl' - Episode 077: What does the Bible say about celebrating Christmas or other Holidays?Saw the first Christmas commercial on television last night and figured we should examine what Michael Pearl thinks of Christmas. … [Read more...]

Merry Christmas: Open Thread

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Until Thursday morn NLQ will be taking a breather to spend time with family and friends. In the meantime may we present a mega Quoting Quiverfull with links to all the ways our usual line up of pontificating fundamentalists think we should be celebrating the holiday.Plus a question to think about and post in the thread. How has the holiday season changed for you after leaving whatever former faith you were part of. Is is better? Worst? No difference? What holiday do you celebrate? … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Have Yourself Some Merry Little Selfishness?

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by Jay Younts of Shepherd Press - Avoiding Disappoint Christmas morningNot getting the gift that is wanted can happen for several reasons. The budget dictates trips to Walmart instead of the mall. Usually this kind of disappointment can be addressed with a loving dose of reality given well in advance of Christmas Day. Sometimes, the giver is simply unaware of what is going on inside the person to whom he is giving the gift. A little more sensitivity  and careful listening would help here.  … [Read more...]

Changes

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by MariThe summer after I turned 10, a lot of things changed.My dad was informed that he would be laid off for a total of 5 months while the plant he worked at was being remodeled. (or something!!) Just a few days before my dad’s last day of work before … [Read more...]

Daughter of the Patriarchy: Two Snakes and a Virgin – The Serpent’s Seed

 by SierraI was about nine years old when I started paying attention to some of the doctrines that were slowly infiltrating my life over the past two years. I’d stopped wearing pants or cutting my hair by the end of the first year, following my mother’s lead. The last pair of pants she wore were a lovely pair of wide-leg trousers with a sheer lace overlay; they could pass for a skirt until she took a step. She wore them to church, then threw them away – she felt “convicted” for wearing a man’s garment. She threw away her makeup, too, keeping only a sheer moisturizing lip gloss as a token of her past.I liked my new dresses, and I liked the long hair slowly descended across my shoulders. I’ … [Read more...]


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