FOCUSING ON THE FLAWS OF FUNDAMENTALISM SINCE 2005
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(updated November 19, 2016)
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On 7/22/2018 at 1:56 AM, singsingsing said:
As someone who’s been on an extremely bland diet for almost a month now due to a medical issue, you never really know why someone might be eating a certain way (I mean, unless they tell you)!
Not everything people criticise about Duggars in the forums is about a member's personal life. This seems to be the pattern these days. Duggar food is bland because they are bad cooks with no taste and refined palate, there is years of mediatized proof of that.
PS: Derick's colour combination in that wedding photo is awful. Love Jill's dress.
9 hours ago, Jana814 said:
Steve has scared his children about the outside world. He thinks that if they go outside the family fold they will never come back.
To be fair... he's possibly not wrong about that. I'd be off like a bat out of hell, that's for sure.
Just a couple things to add on the TWU discussion from before (since I almost went there.)
TWU is accredited and it offers a (small) number of accredited professional programs such as nursing and education that are accredited by the appropriate regulatory agencies. There's a lot of sketchy faith based pseudo accredited institutions out there but TWU isn't one.
I understand why the law program wasn't accredited/sanctioned. But I also don't get the whole fuss around it, these people will still apply to and (some will most certainly) get into other law schools. Sure it might deter some but it's not going to change the fact that there will be evangelicals pursuing law. And if they were steeped enough to want to go to TWU in the first place I'm not sure that going to a secular school is going to change that. I don't think it should have been accredited but I don't see this as a huge win for anyone.
I'm not sure how much sense that makes. It's late and I'm tired. But TWU was my first choice school for a while (so much so that I arranged and went on a tour) so I have some feelings on the topic.
After seeing the first look at Josiah and Lauren's wedding, Lauren's dress is the new winner for me. It is modest, yet shows her shape beautifully. I wouldn't choose it for my own wedding (too plain and white), but it's beautiful on her. I wish she had done something different with her hair and her veil, as we lose so much beautiful back detail under all that hair, and the beading in the hair is hidden by the veil.
So, 1) this is further proof that Raquel’s psyche is that of my 12 year old self’s hormone-laden delusional wishful thinking and obsessive thoughts and 2) is this her vague way of admitting the man who “loves her” and picked out her glasses hasn’t actually noticed she exists yet?