It grieves us to share that long time poster and helpmeet @Arete has passed due to complications from cancer.
Arete joined FJ in 2012 and described herself as "I'm in my early 40s, live in the Northeast US, and work as an ebil scientist. Born and raised Greek Orthodox Christian, and still am, got to have my smells and bells in congregational prayer. Politically liberal."
She was glad to provide information about her church, her experiences in gardening, and her Greek family traditions.
We have quite a few members interested in coloring. After making my own (essentially) coloring blog, I decided to see if our resident colorists would like a community blog where everyone can post their projects, share tips and tricks, ask for opinions on works-in-progress or just ask for help. The folks I talked to were receptive so the blog FJ Colorists Unite was created.
If you would like to become a member of the FJ Colorists group so you can post on the new community blog, shoot me a PM
If you have spent any time on Free Jinger, you will likely recognize the acronyms ATI and IBLP. This is the fundamentalist ministry created by Bill Gothard, an unmarried man who believes such things as:
There has long been talk about both Bill Gothard and his brother committing acts of sexual misconduct with female employees and interns. As long ago as 1980, Gothard admitted to "moral failures" with some of the staff. We at FJ have long awaited some kind of action to be taken against thi
As many of you already know, our previous mobile site was....unpleasant at best. I personally never used it, but rather suffered through adjusting the full site and doing a lot of scrolling when I wanted to read something on FJ on the rare times I needed to access it from a mobile device.
Today, on the way to my weekly dr. appointment, I decided to give the new mobile site a look. I have to say I'm really impressed with the new mobile experience. Not only did I never have to adjust the si
So we all survived our first week on the new platform! The transition has been smoother than I expected and the overall feedback has been quite positive.
We tested the software for about a month before we put it on the live site, but no matter how much you test it's different once you have hundreds or thousands of unique users, so we do have a few outstanding bugs that are being worked on.
* Some posts have gibberish characters in them
* Some profiles are not working properly (or at all)
[url="http://www.freejinger.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/ro-post-11.8.14.jpg"][/url]Welcome! Â If you have just arrived here for your first visit via an article you read at Radar Online, Epoch Times, PopSoundOff, The Hollywood Gossip, She Knows, Â The Examiner, Starcasm, International Business Times, or perhaps some other article that hasn't come to my attention yet, you are probably a little confused by what you have found.
We are certainly happy thatÂ the more mainstream type media has not
I will start by saying I have never been overly interested in a deep study of the Bible. Â Free Jinger has given me a new perspective on this, as I have watched members go toe to toe with various fundies proof text for proof text. Â For those that don't know what a "proof text" is:
It is pretty amazing to watch some of our members who are either self-described non-Christians or considered non-Christian/the "wrong kind" of Christian know more about the Bible than people who su
Anyone who has read Free Jinger will know that one of our favorite blogs to discuss is Always Learning written by Lori Alexander. Lori claims that God has called her to be a "wise older mentor" to younger women. Her husband, Ken Alexander, has claimed that Lori has a "prophetic gift."
Even though her blog is meant to be the teaching tool of a "wise older woman mentoring younger women" (which lately she reminds readers on a near-daily basis), Ken can often be found answering questions in the
If you aren't one that goes directly to the forum normally, you may have noticed the "main page" here going through various states of transformation recently. Â It is still very much a work in progress and will probably continue to change for a little while yet, when my husband suggested the main page looked like "something from the 90's," I decided that change was absolutely in order.
So starting today, we are allowing registration on the blog and Â comments will be all
AtroposHeart's post nominated by kpmom
Despite being an atheist I have made it a goal to read the entire Bible, for a variety of reasons. However, today in first Samuel I came across the story of Abigail and David.
Now, fundies are always going on about wifely submissiveness and other bullshit, but in the
Congratulations 180 degrees
180 degrees' post nominated by mice
I work in a shelter for women leaving violent relationships. In fact, I'm sitting in the office of the shelter typing this. I support women in the same situation as Noni Alabaster every day.
It doesn't sound like it's stopped him though. Get out. You d
Oddeverything's post nominated by gilora
Here's the list of the things that raised my suspicions about Razing Ruth.
Before I begin, here are some links that hopefully will help those who have had difficulty navigating TWoP (which is hard - their search function is a mess and you have to b
Congratulations So Says I
So Says I's post nominated by nonymouse
So Says I wrote:
If you like Mist of the Devil's Junk, you'll love Satan's Ball Sweat by Designer Imposters. She'll never know the difference!
Congratulations Jennifer Juniper
Jennifer Juniper's post nominated by mice:
I did not intend to be condesending. I would like my profile removed, moderators, please. Thanks. I find that everyone tends to have the sharp nails out... there is too much ugliness in the real world to deal with it on a forum.
Jezebel's post nominated by Malice Alice and bethella:
I keep coming over here for more of stillgayGreg's and Dede's antics, and skim over other posts. But boy, this girl's a real piece of work.
From her last post on the Close Encounters thread:
Over the past couple months,
Samurai_Sarah's post nominated by notacleverpony:
Oh, fantastic! A patronizing statement about why I left! I'll be back in church as soon as I've confessed, which will take a while. If I do it in instalments, I'll be able to make it back in June. Some poor priest might also need counselling afterwards- I haven't been in t
Congratulations Jinger Jar
Jinger Jar's post nominated by mice
Jinger Jar wrote:
Some upcoming threads on Abigail's Alcove:
Seven People in a Pup Tent, and We Love It!
Who Needs Electricity? Kerosene Lamps Make Me Holier than You!
I Never Felt More Catholic than the Day t
rward's post nominated by NovemberRain
We went through a very hard few years after my husband developed MS and couldn't work. Prior to that, I knew people were poor in America, I just didn't know what it felt like. (i.e., I didn't say asshattish things like Lori, et al., but I definitely didn't know p
Congratulations samurai_sarah and vex
This week we had a tie in the sarcasm category.
samrurai_sarah's post was nominated by notacleverpony:
OkToBeTakei wrote:Yup she is absolutely correct. EVERY single male all over the world who went to public school is addicted to porn. All of them. There are no exception
feministing's post was nominated by Chibi Author
Imma be honest here. I do NOT approve of how "fundie" visitors to this site were previously treated. I do not like how Suze and Candice Keller were treated, for example - we caused them to flounce due to our horrible attitudes - FJers insulted their decisions, rudely spewed venom
[caption id=attachment_122" align="aligncenter" width="300] Post of the Week ~ Sarcasm Winner ~ #8[/caption]
Buzzard's post nominated by StacyW
[caption id=attachment_1869" align="aligncenter" width="300] Post of the Week - Sincerity Winner - Week 8[/caption]
Gil's post nominated by patsy
because evangelical Christian youth constitute nearly half of all homeless youth in this country
because evangelical Christian youth frequently drop out of school to avoid mistreatment at the hands of
NjoyingNsanity's post nominated by Effie and Bethella
Weird the wicked witch of fundie has been through two tornados and a house hasn't landed on her yet. Where's Dorothy when you need her?
dinaberries's post nominated by B5SnowDog, Gertie and GiggleofGirls
I am saying I doubt they will repeat it as it did not get them off. they did it for the lark of it not because they wanted an orgasm. I am not condoning what they did was ok I am saying that I doubt they will repeat it as it was more of a thrill then a sexual satisfaction thing.
Doggie, you are a fucking id
Well me and Mr.D are COVID positive little one is isolating downstairs with our mom who are both negative, I've lost taste and smell and they have put off my 6 week checkup. I've managed to avoid this for two whole years. Fuck