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Give me the freedom to think, To believe... in something


OnceUponATime

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This song goes out to everyone who ever grew up in any sort of Fundieland. May you see the truth in it, and may this truth set you free!

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    • FrumperedCat

      Posted (edited)

      6 hours ago, CRAnn said:

      Welcome to those that are new….

      Interesting comment from Elizabeth. Is this the case, that they do actually have new numbers? Or are they simply trying to make things sound better than they are? Perhaps they're trying to spin the situation a bit with regards to membership numbers.

      Also, sorry to sound petty, but not a fan of the text speak being used in her message, though admittedly it's not a big feature. It definitely feels like it could use a proofread and a bit of polish. Very informal sounding and not too mature either, from someone supposedly the leader of the church.

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    • thoughtful

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      6 hours ago, smittykins said:

      I’m not old enough to remember this show(I was a newborn when it was on), but I’ve learned that it was common for kids to sing “It’s about time/It’s about space/It’s about time I slapped/to slap your face.”

      The local bullies of my childhood didn't do this one.

      3 hours ago, Xan said:
      14 hours ago, thoughtful said:

      "I ain't gonna make the preacher stay up all night. Then we ended up makin' him stay up all night anyway." Deep voice: "In the grocery store too long, amen." Back to his normal voice: "Some of ya may get that later on, amen."

      I didn't think Gary could be more confusing.  I stand corrected.

      That one left me completely in the dark. All I could even theorize is that, somewhere (maybe just in Gary's mind), "grocery store" is a euphemism for bathroom. But googling (yes, I did!) turned up nothing.

      Maybe they were raiding the pastor's refrigerator all night.

      Maybe, they actually had the pastor take them grocery shopping late at night! But then, why would it be something Gary considers witty?

      3 hours ago, Xan said:

      Why is it always a dull hacksaw?  Don't the anti-religious zealots in his imagination ever use good tools?

      Only saved, Bible-believing Christians keep their tools in good repair.

       

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    • 6 hours ago, RFfamANON said:

      The weddings that I attended had “blessings showers” held the night before the wedding. Kind of like a rehearsal dinner but with a lot more people. And instead of blessing the bride and groom. Everyone who spoke (including the bride and groom) spoke only about how the RF had blessed them by changing them into godly people with “AH-mazing!” Lives. They were held at members houses … One was even held at Ashlawn)  I wonder if that’s what the wednesday service was supposed to be. 

      The blessing showers I went to were a mix of hilarious and disgusting. ALL focus on Gwen... We kept tally marks and while I don't remember the numbers, the number of times Gwen was praised compared to the number of times God was praised wasn't even close! They can say what they want, but they worship Gwen 🤷‍♀️

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    • JermajestyDuggar

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      15 minutes ago, Red Hair, Black Dress said:

      I firmly believe that Braggie will never admit that any part of parenting is/was fun.  Look how she is now with Shiloh and the current crying babies and how much she really really really really doesn't want twins. 

      Braggie lives to be a martyr, so to her hardisthesameasgood. Good in the sense that the world will see how hard her life is, how painful the pregnancies, what a selfless martyr she is, what a wonderful mother she is because she endures all the hardness and pain and crying and twins, and martyrdom because Jesus. 

      Braggie will not have happy fun memories of motherhood because to her it's not happy, none of it At. All. Ever.

      I doubt seriously her children will have any fun memories of their childhoods with their buzzkill, suck out the all the joy, M is for Martyr mother.

      My mom can be a martyr at times. She’s definitely not like Braggie because she’s not narcissistic. But she does take on a lot in her life and she’s never had it super easy. She would have no idea what to do with herself if she wasn’t constantly caring for others and giving a lot of herself. I remind myself that she chooses this. So when she complains, I know it’s just part of who she is. 

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    • Red Hair, Black Dress

      Posted

      I firmly believe that Braggie will never admit that any part of parenting is/was fun.  Look how she is now with Shiloh and the current crying babies and how much she really really really really doesn't want twins. 

      Braggie lives to be a martyr, so to her hardisthesameasgood. Good in the sense that the world will see how hard her life is, how painful the pregnancies, what a selfless martyr she is, what a wonderful mother she is because she endures all the hardness and pain and crying and twins, and martyrdom because Jesus. 

      Braggie will not have happy fun memories of motherhood because to her it's not happy, none of it At. All. Ever.

      I doubt seriously her children will have any fun memories of their childhoods with their buzzkill, suck out the all the joy, M is for Martyr mother.

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