FOCUSING ON THE FLAWS OF FUNDAMENTALISM SINCE 2005
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(updated November 19, 2016)
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She could have left. She was offered a place by her brother. It’s not like she and the kids would starve on the streets in any case . She evidently decided what she had was better and more worth hanging on for than whatever was waiting for her. She must live with her choices. She Isn't sorry for herself or see herself as a victim of anyone or anything so why should?
I've seen a picture of my dad as a toddler wearing a dress. He would be 91 now and that's how toddler boys were dressed in those days. He also learned how to knit as a child.
1 hour ago, viii said:
Renaming the show 20 kids and counting after such a loss would have been super tacky.
When they mention 20 kids, I’m sure they are meaning Jubilee.
Hmm. Given the “celebrating” part and the fact that he will be at the celebration, I think they’re talking about Tyler.
3 hours ago, Curious said:
I will preface this by saying music is not really my thing. I have a few favorites, but I mostly like 80s stuff because that's when I grew up.
I have watched/listened to several of Michael's songs and like them. Not the words necessarily, but how they flow, the beat, etc. <goes off to hide>
In this particular one, I think he looks creepy due to a combination of the cinematography (if you can call it that) and that he looks like he hasn't slept in a month of Sundays. That is some serious luggage under his eyes. I've seen zombies that look better
I absolutely love my 80’s music and some 90’s music. The best childhood was one from those decades 🙂 (arguably) 🙂
I will admit the song “ When I’m In The World” is a good song. It’s catchy, positive, and he sounds upbeat and energetic.1 hour ago, throwaway9988 said:
This really resonated with me. I had to try my best to fake it for so long because otherwise my parents would have made me homeless and left me without an education and my life would have been even worse than it was in Remnant.
Gwen brainwashes her followers into thinking that no matter how miserable they are in Remnant, they need to just not think about it (because otherwise they are focusing on/worshipping themselves instead of god) and keep on toeing the line. She brainwashes them into thinking that no matter how miserable they are, that they will be more miserable if they leave Remnant, because then in addition to whatever demons they are battling now they would also be getting cursed for disobedience by God while on earth and not get go to heaven after they die. She repeats it over and over until she has them trapped. And they get Stockholm Syndrome, thinking that if they just toe the line and go all in and be the perfect Remnant member, then they will stop feeling miserable and get more blessed on earth. Except the happiness they are chasing and see in the other members is all so fake, and any earthly blessings are usually just a result of being in higher social circles within Remnant and never convincingly attributable to a supernatural power. So they stay trapped in Remnant, because they believe Gwen's lies that no matter how miserable they are in Remnant, things would be worse for them if they left.
Thankfully, Gwen's lies really are just lies. I'm so much happier and better off after escaping Remnant and I would never go near that hellhole again.
As an outsider, who at one time thought Gwen was pretty great, and that the folks at RF were so happy and perfect, it’s easy to see how someone can get caught up in it all.
But you soon see past the fake smiles and realize that’s just the surface. I truly don’t know how some people can stay there year after year and deal with it all.
Thanks for giving us all some insight into the world you lived in. Glad you’re in the REAL world ❤️
3 hours ago, Georgiana said:
That courtship story is really....something, if you've never read it. This is one of my favorite parts, where she likens her road to courtship with David to Jesus' journey to his crucifixion because she didn't feel anything. And then says love/marriage is basically death. Her marriage to David is, I suppose, her cross then.
Can you link to the whole thing please?