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  1. I know the DUggars give some to charity and ,but they are far from the most charitable. Other public figures give millions without calling attention to it. Fans act like they own the market on it. Though they may have good intentions and I dont knock their efforts, You still cant help but wonder how much is done for the cameras. I saw no reason to break link. http://www.buzzfeed.com/kristinharris/t ... bs-of-2014
  2. I am no expert, however, i know that many of you are on this subject. In thinking about the recent Easter holiday and its possible pagan origins, I got to thinking about the Mithras/Greek mythological/pagan connections to Christmas. I wonder if those of your who know more on this subject would mind enlightening us on this subject. It gives me a thrill to know that the Duggars and other fundies are celebrating pagan holidays when they hold themselves so high in practicing TRUE christianity. I read a book recently on this subject and it drew correlations to all of the ways modern christianity is truly a pagan religion in all of its practices - right down to communion, fasting, baptism, celebrations, the christ and on and on. while the book was fascinating, i understand things much better when someone draws me a picture in lay terms. would the experts mind explaining how the Duggars are grossly misguided and have such a little understanding of their own religion that it is laughable. I could use a laugh today.
  3. I guess Easter is one of their big days( and will be bigger if Baby Dilly comes).I can already imagine the Tweets and FB posts .I dont knock Easter, but the origins would surprise many Christians
  4. LadyCrow1313

    Debra The Designer

    Remember that designer lady they had help w/designing their house in 16 Children & Moving In (Debra Demair/Demare/however it's spelled)? Whatever happened to her? Not that I'm super into designing, as I'm not, but I've been curious to know what happened with her since the show aired (but not enough to look it up on Google & not bother everyone here with my question). Any ideas/knowledge?
  5. After reading a couple of blogs of ATI / similar cults survivors and leavers, I wondered if the Duggars have softened with the younger kids in regards of being strict(we know they are not exactly strict on the thriftyness and other topics.) What I was wondering about was there importance for "the happy face" or "good attitude" It seems to be very much existant with the older kids generally, but kids like Jennifer or jordyn are seen with a scowl or indfferent and defo not "good attitude" I wonder if they just let them be(in a certain frame) these days or if it is because ie Jenny is still an unbroken character and the moment that you only see "good attitude" pics of her is the point when she will have been broken.
  6. MandyLaLa

    Lack of Publicity

    I think the Duggars have officially lost the interest of the Today Show. Yes they are in tons of magazines and online articles and are getting press that way. But obviously something changed/happened because their's been 2 engagements and weddings plus Jill and Anna pregnant and not a single today show or any other TV press. I hope this is a good sign!
  7. If You Could Take One Dugger Out for a Fun Day /Off Day what would you do? I would LOVE to take Jinger around Nashville for a Photography Day ending in attending an Opry Performance ( My Home Away from Home)
  8. I haven't seen a thread about this and have thought about it a lot myself. There are several things.. 1. An episode where the Duggar girls get their hair cut and all donate it to a nonprofit organization that makes wigs for people with cancer. Then we see how they like having shoulder-length or shorter hair. Jill, especially, could donate a ton! 2. An episode that highlights grocery shopping and meal prep. Give us an insight into how they're really eating these days. Complete with a pop-up that tells us just how many paper, plastic and styrofoam plates etc. the family goes through each year. Bonus if production tells them this staggering number and asks how they feel about that. 3. An episode that shows the school-aged kids working on school. Who teaches them? What are they studying? How much time are they spending? And I'd like a recap of who's graduated and what they're (really) doing now. 4. An episode that shows their daily life rather than life preparing for or returning from a trip, planning a wedding or going on awkward double dates. It's been years since we've seen anything like that. Is there ever structure? Any other ideas?
  9. Hey everyone! First time starting a thread. I'm going to try to turn my incoherent train of thought into a readable post. There are a lot of conflicting perceptions of the Duggar children, especially as they approach adulthood. I think we pretty unanimously view the elementary-aged through teenage children as victims of their parents' choices, and of the destructive fundamentalist culture in general. Seeing someone as a victim reduces the degree to which we seem them as an agent (i.e. capable of independent thoughts and decisions), so even though these kids have the same hateful views as their parents, we excuse them because they don't know better. However, as soon as a Duggar kid moves out of the house, in our eyes they immediately become responsible for their beliefs and actions. There is open criticism towards Josh, Jill, and Jessa about decisions they've made (e.g. no birth control, work for hate group, etc.) and things they've said on social media. There is such an abrupt shift in the way we perceive them, when in reality their maturation has been happening fluidly since they were born. We're angry with who they are now, when the people they are now have been in the making for the past 20+ years. They didn't suddenly gain insight when they got married, so why suddenly hold them accountable for beliefs they've had for years? I think part of what causes this is our victimization of the Duggar kids still living at home. We act as if every one of them is silently wishing they could escape, without realizing that the kids themselves buy into the culture just as much as their parents do. We feel sorry for them because they've never been exposed to a non-Gothard school of thought, but because of that isolation, they don't feel like they're missing out. I know I've always seen Jana as an overworked Cinderella-type character, but the fact is, she probably enthusiastically agrees with all the horrible things her parents stand for. My point is, if we insist that the kids at home are "blameless," then that shouldn't end when they leave the compound. They're still the exact same people with the exact same life experiences, who were taught that critical thinking is off limits. If we insist that they are responsible for their own decisions and opinions when they leave home, then it may be useful to remind ourselves that the kids we currently sympathize with--Josiah, Joy Anna, Jana, Hannie--are also bigoted, sexist, homophobes that swear we're doing the devil's work.
  10. Here's part 1: viewtopic.php?f=8&t=25044 and Part 2: viewtopic.php?f=8&t=25197 And here's a hilarious picture of a Duggarette, because I can't think of a better way to start the thread. If anyone would like to post a summary of recent discussion topics, it would be appreciated.
  11. I am so used to seeing the Duggars attend anti-abortion rallies and liquor license protests as well as making anti-trans robocalls that this took me by complete surprise. From their FB: Of course the Gothard hypocrisy can't help but be noted, but still.
  12. Not sure if it's been discussed yet, but on March 5th Duggar Studios uploaded a video on YouTube of Josiah going in to have his wisdom teeth removed. I can't help but notice the way Jim Bob was 'helping' his son into the car, then to the house. He seemed to be holding onto him strangely, not really in a warm and loving manner at all. I do wonder if JB and 'Siah have a strained relationship, which has often been speculated here. JB just doesn't seem warm towards his son at all. I wonder if Josiah got waited on hand and foot, like Jill and Jana did when they had their wisdom teeth removed. Poor Josiah. I can't help but feel sorry for the guy.
  13. Why do the women wear such loose clothing to cover up their figures and the moment they get pregnant they are wearing tight shirts to make sure everyone knows they are 14 hours pregnant? It doesn't make sense to hide every curve or indent and then flaunt your baby belly. (Sorry - but shirts tight enough to show your new outie belly button just isn't attractive to me)
  14. Eatingintheprayercloset

    Duggars and LGBT

    *THIS ISN'T A SPECULATION THREAD* A few month ago, I was watching a documentary on Netflix about homosexuality in a deeply religious household(cannot remember the name of it but it included a gay bishop named Gene Robinson). The gist was christian parents eventually accepting their gay children. It reminded me a lot of the Duggars and I wondered what they would do if one of their children came out gay. Jim-boob and MEchelle would probably try to pray the gay away Do you think J'chelle would be accepting if he/she stood their ground and wanted to live their life as an open gay man/woman? I know Michelle has a gay sister but having a gay sibling you only see once in awhile is different than having a gay child. Honestly, I feel like JB would Eventually come around and "tolerate" it. He seems creepy, but you can obviously tell he loves his kids. Michelle would probably straight up disown a kid if they refused to live life as a hetreosexual. Now, how do you think the siblings would deal with one of their brothers/sisters being a homosexual? I think Jessa,Josh, and somewhat Jill would be like Michelle....especially ice queen Jessa . I see Jinger being more accepting....maybe even support her sibling and the gay community? As well as Joy and Josiah! Jana can go either way. John-David and Joseph wouldn't even care. (I'm new but well aware of the "don't speculate a minor's orientation" rule so I'm NOT asking who's gay or anything like that.....just how they would react if a kid/sibling was a member of the LGBT community. )
  15. If there is ever a Duggar and Bates pairing, which show will host their wedding and courtship? TLC or UP? Or, will there be a bidding war?
  16. VelociRapture

    My Secret Fundie Life

    I've noticed that as my exposure to the Duggars grows, so does their influence on certain aspects of my life. For instance, my sense of style. I've always been the type of person who thinks that covering up a bit can be very stylish and attractive, but it wasn't until the past few months that I started adding maxi skirts to my wardrobe. I told my Fiance its because I hate shorts and they look comfortable - both of which are true - but I wouldn't have thought to add them to my wardrobe if I hadn't been exposed to the Duggars when I was (lets face it, some of the outfits they come up with are super cute). So, my secret fundie life consists of slight wardrobe changes and long hair (started growing it out for a wedding in late 2013 and now I'm letting it grow for my wedding this year). Also, a desire to cook, clean, and care for my Fiance more. Anyone else have some sort of Fundie secret or am I just weird?
  17. fabkiwi06

    Escaping Duggarland

    So, semi-serious/semi-hypothetical question for the board. Let's pretend your favorite Duggar has decided to leave the compound. They find FJ and ask for help. What would you say and/or do? As much as I would love to say I'd take them in... realistically I think I would help search for a shelter that would be easier to get them to. Maybe chip in for transportation costs to get them to a secondary family member if that seemed reasonable.
  18. Jessa said (just before getting married) on the show: “I guess I’m ready for it: I mean, I don’t think I’d be getting married if I wasn’t ready to start a family.†This is the problem with the whole attitude of the Duggars about marriage, no birth control and babies. They aren't allowed to grow up and be independant and leave home to live on their own and have a career (the girls at least). And if they meet someone and want to marry, they have to be ready for children because no birth control is acceptable. Well, what about being ready for marriage but not yet ready for children? There's nothing wrong with wanting to be childless for a while after you marry to enjoy being together as a couple. I wish I'd had that but we got pregnant two weeks after the wedding (and yes, we were using birth control, but sometimes things happen). Suddenly being pregnant, and if it's a difficult pregnancy and/or delivery (which mine was), it completely becomes the focus of everything and takes over your lfe. Then you have a child that is the center of your life, which is great, but lost along the way is enjoying your coupledom, especially if you hadn't been together long before you married. But I digress (just thinkingt of Derick and Jill)... It's like the Duggars equate sex only with procreation because without birth control you have to be prepared for a pregnancy. Where is the emphasis on just enjoying the person you love, being a couple, learning to live together and get to know each other and have fun (with sex as well as each other)? They are so young, that is what they should be focusing on! Once you have kids I don't think you are ever as carefree because you are not only tied down, but you worry about them all the time, even once they are adults themselves. But for the Duggars ...wasn't it even when they were doing some wedding stuff (Jessa trying on wedding dress? I'm blanking) that Michelle made a comment to Ben's mom about how they'll probably be grandparents soon and his mom made the statement about just through the wedding. It's like the Duggars are so focused on babies that even the marriages of their daughters become all about having grandbabies right away. What about just enjoying the wedding for itself? Being happy they have found, in each other, someone they love and enjoy. Wishing them the fun of learning more about each other and deepening their own relationship and growing together, getting out and doing things alone together that normal people might do while dating?! And Jessa's comment above...it's sad that she feels she has to be ready for children if she's getting married otherwise she better not be marrying. I'm not sure she's really ready for marriage either, but I think she (and a lot of the kids) ARE ready to get away from JB and M and get out on their own and have some freedom. Doing it through marriage with a guy she is attracted to, if that's the only way they are allowed, okay...but it's a shame they have to be ready for be parents at the same time. They go from being treated like little children who aren't allowed to do barely anything on their own, to suddenly being getting married which means moving out along with a boy and having sex and possibly being pregnant within a month. That's an awful lot to get used to with little preparation beyond being cleaning and babysitter slaves for their parents.
  19. Here's part 1: viewtopic.php?f=8&t=25044 Look for Buzzard's recap later tonight.
  20. Forgive me if this has already been discussed ad nauseum. I'm relatively new in my fascination with these people. I keep hearing them say they "purpose" to do things. Do they not know the difference between a noun and a verb? Do I not understand the difference between a noun and a verb? What does it mean to purpose?
  21. BeccaGrim

    Taylor Egly

    Anyone know who Taylor Egly is? I see the Duggars are following him on twitter.
  22. Could you imagine life as a Duggar? Right now, as the same sex, could you imagine how unbearable different it would be from what you're now living? What do you think your daily schedule would be?
  23. Is there any reason the Duggars are posting the official instagramDuggar accounts? I figured something had to spark this...
  24. If the Duggar children one day make allegations that they were emotionally abused (or otherwise), would your perspective on their adult lives and decisions change? I'm mainly thinking of Jessa at the moment. When the Duggars were overseas, Jessa quickly figured out how to get the number of train tickets they needed, in spite of Jim Bob's bumbling idiocy before. When they were in England, she was clearly embarrassed by Jim Bob's childish attempts to taunt the guards. And just now I watched a clip of Jessa and Ben sitting on the family bus, being grilled by Jim Bob about their relationship. "Are you lovesick?" JB asks. Jessa says, with a bit of sass, "Do you know what that means?" Given her earlier displays of wit and JB's lack of it, I think Jessa knows that Jim Bob was confusing "lovesick" with "lovestruck.". But JB's response is, "Do you know what it means, Jessa?" He doesn't answer confidently but turns the question back on her and adds the subtle power-move of calling her by name. Jessa appears to backtrack and blunts the 'offensiveness' of her original question by asking, "I don't know. Do you?" to which JB replies, "I dunno, why don't you tell us. Tell the whole world," looking none too impressed -- then tacks on his JB "lovable oaf" smile. Jim Bob has always struck me as a terribly insecure and power-hungry man. He's always beating his own children at games and challenges and dousing his helmet of hair with hairspray, probably reminiscing about all the bad haircuts he had as a kid and repeating silently to his reflection in the mirror, never again! He married Michelle when she was a young girl whose faith was brand new and very impressionable, and probably gets off on being her spiritual leader and the fact that she worships him. Then they had child after child after child, almost as if Jim Bob was trying to prove his virility, his maniless, and make up his own personal army in defense of anyone who ever called him poor or scrappy or stupid when he was a kid. I wonder if JB objects to his children attending college because he's so small and insecure that he'd be threatened if they turned out smarter than him? So if one day some of the adult Duggar children came forward and said, "The way we were raised was really messed up and it was all under our dad's thumb," would your attitudes towards them change? Would the things we see now as totally ridiculous start to make sense?
  25. I just overheard someone say that three kids was "far too many children for a person to have", which was weird to me since I am one of three. It got me thinking, I think most of us here agree that 19 kids are waaaaaay too many. But when does the line go from "a big family" to way too many?
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