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      Guest Speaker 1.26.17 @ 8pm eastern   01/22/2017

      I am pleased to announce that we have are going to have a Q&A with an ex-evangelical on Thurs, January 26, 2017 @ 8pm.  The Q&A will last for approximately 1 hour.  I will be setting up a subforum for guest speakers as I hope to be able to get some other folks come talk to us. Our guest on Thurs will be Chris Stroop.  Here is his bio: Christopher Stroop grew up a rank-and-file member of the Christian Right in an Evangelical enclave community, Stroop's childhood social milieu consisting mostly of family and people associated with church and/or Christian school. From about the age of 16, Stroop found himself dealing with an increasingly acute crisis of faith that was not addressed properly by the people he talked to about it, and he was subjected to spiritual abuse. Stroop nevertheless went on to earn a BA in history and German from Ball State University (summa cum laude) in 2003, and then a Ph.D. in modern Russian History and Interdisciplinary Studies in the Humanities from Stanford in 2012. Subsequently, Stroop spent three academic years teaching in the School of Public Policy at the Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration in Moscow, where he kind of sort of almost got in trouble for "teaching Pussy Riot lyrics." Currently, Stroop teaches nineteenth-century European history and Russian Studies classes as a Provost's Postdoctoral Scholar at the University of South Florida and, as a freelance writer and public speaker, speaks out against the abuses of conservative Christianity in general and the the white Evangelical subculture he comes from in particular. You can find many of his writings in this vein on Religion Dispatches. If you would like to support this work financially, please click here (for monthly support) or here (to leave a one-time gift). Stroop's more academic writings can mostly be found here, and you can follow him on Twitter - @C_Stroop.   We are going to use the Q&A forum format.  I will be setting up a special forum just for Chris.  I will open the forum about 15 minutes before the Q&A starts so you can start asking your questions.   We have a few rules.  Failure to follow these rules will get you temporarily placed in the Prayer Closet so we can preview your posts.  If you get put in the PC during the Q&A you will be released once it's over, but lets just follow the few simple rules so none of that is necessary. Rules for Q&A: 1. Be polite.  This is not an event meant for snark.  Chris is taking time out of his busy schedule to talk to us.  He is an expert in the things we discuss here, so let's give him respect, please. 2. One question per post.   Please don't bog him down with a bunch of questions in one post.  We are using the Q&A format so he can easily answer questions.  Putting a ton of questions in one post defeats the purpose.   You can continue discussion on the thread as he answers and ask another question in the same thread if you have one after he answers. 3. Please try to keep thread drift to a minimum during the Q&A.  After it's over, if you want to continue discussion on the topics  and they drift, that's fine. 4.  Be polite! These rules are subject to change as I and the helpmeets think over possible loopholes (cause there is always one person that has to push boundaries)
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Dillards 24 - Smug Bible Tweets and Maneaters (Jill/Derick/Israel/Baby Dillard)

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I think I need to upgrade "Stage 5 clinger" to "stage Jill clinger"

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I wonder how all of that will play out with a second child. Having two sure looks like more than twice as much work to me. Wait... I forgot who we are talking about. I hope Hannie enjoys being an auntie-mommy. :pb_rollseyes:

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New Bible tweet! 

 

 

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10 minutes ago, MiddleAgedLady said:

New Bible tweet! 

 

 

How ironic. I can't see much kindness in the beliefs they hold...?

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3 minutes ago, Thorns said:

How ironic. I can't see much kindness in the beliefs they hold...?

Too bad they still get to benefit off what they believe is "kindness." Thanks, TLC!

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New Bible tweet! 
 
 

Yeah because Derick is so kind and loving to his fellow man. He spends his time judging those who hold different beliefs than him and condemning them. Kindness personified.
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He knows he's not kind , right? 

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6 minutes ago, HarleyQuinn said:

He knows he's not kind , right? 

I doubt it. He's too steeped in the kool aid.

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1 hour ago, MiddleAgedLady said:

New Bible tweet! 

 

 

I don't suppose that's reaction to his new President huh...

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Maybe someone should tweet him Proverbs 11:12; Whoever derides their neighbor has no sense, but the one who has understanding holds their tongue.

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I want to think that he is talking to Josh. Cruel is a polite thing to say about him.

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@Mela99

I doubt it.  That is from Proverbs 11 and today is the 11th.  (meaning he is doing the reading 1 chapter of Proverbs a day thing).  

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I thank god every day that social media was such a big thing when I was still young enough to know everything.

That is not to say that Dullard isn't a complete asshat. Because he is.

I just wonder how they will all feel when they are older. Hopefully at least one of them will grow enough to be ashamed of all the hate they spew.

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Maybe he's puking because he's super hungover.. I would totally watch him getting drunk off his ass so fingers crossed that's what this season is about!

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6 hours ago, HarleyQuinn said:

He knows he's not kind , right? 

But how many people who aren't kind realize it or acknowledge it? Even some of the cruelest folks delude themselves by saying, "I'm not so bad", "I'm basically a nice person. I just want things a certain way.", or "_______________ is worse than I am".

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5 hours ago, Thorns said:

Maybe someone should tweet him Proverbs 11:12; Whoever derides their neighbor has no sense, but the one who has understanding holds their tongue.

 

Biblical smack talk!

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5 hours ago, Thorns said:

Maybe someone should tweet him Proverbs 11:12; Whoever derides their neighbor has no sense, but the one who has understanding holds their tongue.

I would do this, but I wouldn't be able to counter whatever verses he would undoubtedly tweet in defense. I was raised Catholic, so knowing the bible isn't exactly my strong suit.

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15 hours ago, eveandadam said:

I don't know if I'm right, but IMO this also shows some kind of subtle racism. It seams, adopting for them means either a black child (as shown with Jessa's and Ben's family friends) or a child from Latin America. And of course they know that they can't adopt when constantly pregnant. Such liars! I bet you they pray that they are not infertile because then they would have to stick to their word and adopt. 

That's precisely why I love our (former :( ) UGA football coach Mark Richt; he KNOWS he's a damn millionaire, so he went and adopted a severely disabled orphan! Now that's a Christian who walks his talk. 

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3 hours ago, BackseatMom said:

I thank god every day that social media was such a big thing when I was still young enough to know everything.

I am so grateful for that too. Access to social media in middle school? Good God in heaven...

But Derrick is 27, nearly 28. He is nearing the end of his "stupid and arrogant but young" probationary period with me. 

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@VeganCupcake, this is a bit OT but GO DAWGS!

The Dawgs' head coach in the 70s was Vince Dooley.  He was Catholic and was known to take up collection at the Catholic Center on Sundays after the Dawgs won.  

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2 hours ago, nausicaa said:

I am so grateful for that too. Access to social media in middle school? Good God in heaven...

But Derrick is 27, nearly 28. He is nearing the end of his "stupid and arrogant but young" probationary period with me. 

That's true. I always think of them all as early 20 something's (or younger). By 27 I had a career, a husband, a house we bought, and a wealth of life experiences.

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2 hours ago, nausicaa said:

But Derrick is 27, nearly 28. He is nearing the end of his "stupid and arrogant but young" probationary period with me. 

But see, the problem with these folks is that they're too stupid to realize how stupid they are. What should happen is first the realization of how little we know, then humility, then the ability to grow from that. They're all too sheltered to have the typical self-actualization opportunities that most of us have.

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I think the big guy upstairs has a message for Mr. Know-It-All Dillard

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14 hours ago, BackseatMom said:

I thank god every day that social media was such a big thing when I was still young enough to know everything.

Every time TimeHop brings up posts of mine from 7 or 8 years ago I am fucking horrified.

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1 hour ago, outtheblue said:

Every time TimeHop brings up posts of mine from 7 or 8 years ago I am fucking horrified.

I find that very helpful....for deleting all the old shit I said. lol

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