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  1. 47of74

    Toxic Christianity

    Just saw this blog post from a guy who found a truck with more than a few bumper stickers on them...
  2. Just saw this interesting posting You can boil the reasons down to it basically being that men who buy into the patriarchy bullshit don't have fulfilling lives and relationships with others, especially their spouses.
  3. Edited: b/c I have no clue how to make the trailer play in my post.
  4. JMO


    Anyone have more information on this family? From their posts they appear conservative Christian. Anyone? Anyone?
  5. There's this documentary series on Barcroft TV (YouTube) where this guy goes around the world looking to meet people of "human extreme". In this episode, he simply set out to find people who've had lots and lots of children (10+), but quickly found himself in over his head when he uncovered their motivations. Most of them are the epitome of quiverfull with a capital "Q", and what's striking is that it proves to be an international phenomenon. For fair warning, it gets kinda sad/creepy. Watch the above or go here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f6Fm2WGL4bo
  6. http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/uncovering-problem-forced-marriage-u-s/ I got this link in my facebook feed a few days ago. It was harrowing to watch. Ms. Van Harn mentions growing up in a fundie sect in Michigan, but the name of it is never mentioned. Anyone know what particular branch it is? It also mentions ultra-orthodox Jews.
  7. NotALoserLikeYou

    God does not support vaccines

    I saw this link posted tonight on facebook by a friend of mine, who is a somewhat liberal non-vaccinating Christian midwife. She asked what people thought. Here is the link: livingwhole.org/god-does-not-support-vaccines/ Then a lot of blah blah about exemptions. Probably debatable if God is unquestionably pro life, but whatevs. Even the rabies vaccine? So, gonna just let your kid die if bitten by a rabid animal? Shooting up my kid with dead baby sounds like a new post count title! Then bible verses Followed by science like quotes about how aborted fetal cells were used that I am too lazy to google for accuracy, and I don't need to because you all usually know everything and you'll tell me lol Followed by links showing vaccines causing cancer and autism and all the other ingredients are bad, too. More bible: Others? Not important: Finally, diseases are no biggie And Ok? Now, we have already had the vaccine debate here, many o'times. What particularly got me was the tone of the article and it really annoyed me. So, most of the comments were about how you can't be Christian or pro life if you vaccinate because apparently you are actively sinning and a big old hypocrite.
  8. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cowboy_church. I first discovered this over the weekend, while visiting my grandmother in the nursing home. We passed one along the way: openrangecowboychurches.com/. Haven't look at all 200+ chruches, but seems to be a twist on "manly" fundism. For instance "Men's Leadership will focus on men who will "cowboy up" as leaders in our church and in their families." As the subject says, I have now seen everything.
  9. first it was gays now atheists. http://www.patheos.com/blogs/progressivesecularhumanist/2016/07/kentucky-judge-refuses-to-marry-atheists/?utm_source=fark&utm_medium=website&utm_content=link
  10. Portland Oregon parents have apparently given their daughter with a neurodegenerative disorder the option of going to the hospital or heaven should she get sick again. http://www.foxnews.com/health/2015/10/27/oregon-family-lets-dying-5-year-old-daughter-decide-heaven-or-hospital/
  11. This discussion is open to anyone, but I'm particularly interested in what Christians on FJ have to say on the subject. I was raised Christian. I am not sure what I believe right now, but FJ has really helped me explore. I was taught that during the "end times" certain things would happen. One sign of "the end times" would be that one day everyone would be required have The Mark of The Beast (or something like that), and that Christians had to refuse, lest they/we burn in hell, or aren't included in the rapture. I know people have their pets micro chipped, which I think, is a great idea. I've seen some articles about the future of micro chips in children, and "DON'T DO IT!11!! It's of the devil, etc." Here's an article with many Facebook comments about The Mark of the Beast: http://www.oregonlive.com/kiddo/index.ssf/2016/05/microchipping_your_children_co.html What are your thoughts and beliefs on this?
  12. http://www.thecoconet.tv/cocoblog/national-council-of-churches-call-to-ban/ The National Council of Churches (N.C.C) has welcomed Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi’s call to review the religious freedom provisions of the Constitution, Radio New Zealand has reported. Source: Samoa Observer Tuilaepa had indicated last week that the country's supreme law could be changed to recognise Christian principles and teachings, not just in the preamble. But the Secretary General of the Samoa Council of Churches, Reverend Ma'auga Motu, said he would go a step further and ban the religion of Islam, saying it poses a threat to the country. "We are not going too far, no," Reverend Motu is quoted as saying. "We are still wanting our own people to be prevented from this kind of influence, even though there are so many people who are good people but still there are some dangerous people among them who might come and threaten our peace." The Constitution protects the right to practice any religion but doesn't rule out the establishment of an official state religion. There is a small muslim population in Samoa that gathers at a mosque and there is the Samoa Muslim League based near Apia. Yesterday, the Pacific Conference of Churches (P.C.C) says dialoguing with other religions was a key resolution at its most recent assembly General Secretary of the P.C.C, the region's grouping of Christian denominations, Reverend Francois Pihaatae, argued that the focus needs to be on dialogue. "To create first that space where everybody can come in and discuss and dialogue," he said. "But they have the right to do the decision but before that we have to first look at what our faith, as Christians, is telling us." Francois Pihaatae said where he lived in Fiji, there were many Muslims who were peaceful contributors to the country.
  13. not sure how you can email your a Christian when refusing such a thing. of course he said if he knew she was disabled he would have babysat her. Sorry charlie you did to impress god with that stunt and why would anyone want to sit with you and see how christian you are? http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/tow-truck-driver-refuses-to-help-bernie-supporter_us_572a75b4e4b096e9f090403f
  14. as far as I can tell this guy wants to get a real counseling license but push his faith into his counseling. http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2016/05/03/missouri-state-booted-student-from-counseling-program-over-christian-beliefs-says-lawsuit.html?ICID=ref_fark
  15. http://babylonbee.com/ is a satirical site poking gentle fun at various aspects of Christian culture. It's pretty funny. Horrifying Creature Born Of Melted Secular CDs Rises From Camp Bonfire, Almighty Scrambles To Throw Together Apocalypse Before Next Blood Moon, Landscaper Accidentally Trims Church’s Hedge Of Protection, Men’s ‘Wild At Heart’ Study Group Gets Hopelessly Lost In Lightly-Wooded Area Behind Church, Al Mohler Offline for Scheduled Maintenance, Hip Pastor Definitely Not Preaching, Just Sittin’ On This Stool Chattin’... and my most favorite:
  16. IronicallyMaeve

    God's Not Dead (the sequel)

    Yes folks, you read that right! There's a sequel, and it was released in theatres today! Check out the trailer to this fabulous film here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sxz-Y-c2UUc I wish this were an April Fool's joke...
  17. Nameste yoga gets banned from a GA school becausue parents think it is un-Christian. They need to get over themselves. http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation-now/2016/03/24/school-bans-namaste-apologizes-yoga/82237318/
  18. I don't feel like this is exactly the right place to ask, but I literally cannot find anywhere else to do so! So I finally have a chance at uni to incorporate my interest in fundies into my study of criminology. I'm taking a class on deviance and I've chosen to use fundies as an example of people violating societal norms. I have tons of resources in terms of books written by both ex-fundies and current fundies (such as No Longer Quivering or TTUaC), as well as blogs that I can directly quote. I've also found quite a lot of stuff in my sociology texts that pertains to the behaviour of extreme religious groups. I have a solid foundation. What I would really like, though, are peer-reviewed papers on Christian fundamentalists. It's not too hard to find papers on religious extremists in general, but I'd really like to find some solid papers on Christian fundamentalists in particular for reference. I'm looking for papers that examine the behaviour (and in particular, the expectations of behaviour) of fundies from a sociological, anthropological or a psychological perspective. I want to make it clear I am not asking for anyone to do my research for me! I just know people here are far more knowledgeable on the subject than I am and I'm hoping some of you guys might know of some books or papers on the subject you could mention by name that I could research independently. I haven't found anything that's especially helpful yet, and I'm hoping some academics/ex-fundies here might have access to some papers or studies that I can look into obtaining. I really hope this doesn't come across as me wanting other people to find work for me, my resources are just a bit limited and if I know the title of some studies or papers I can always ask my professor with help in actually obtaining them.
  19. MarblesMom

    This just popped up on my FB

    "There is Deliverance and Hope for Muslims through accepting Jesus Christ our Lord!" I am a Christian.... but my mission in life has never been to convert anyone. They have their deity, I have mine. Can't we just leave it at that?!
  20. well I guess you need to be fired for telling the ugly truth. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/wheaton-college-christianity-islam_568cffdfe4b0a2b6fb6de759
  21. Apparently, a story about a Chik-fil-a manager giving a hungry man a sandwich in exchange for being allowed to pray over has been making the rounds. This is the perfect response. http://www.lovewinsministries.org/2016/01/spiritual-molestation/
  22. formerlegalist

    Country Victorian

    I searched the archives here and didn't find much in the way of references to her other than her connections to "Lady Lydia". http://countryvictorian.blogspot.com/ I actually knew her over 20 years ago. About twelve years ago, I attempted intelligent conversation with her and she had no interest in it (or any capacity to do anything but spout the same nonsense she thinks comes from the Bible). Eventually all she had left was "I knew your mother and she would be so ashamed of you" and banned me from any further interaction. For best results, turn her site into a drinking game. Take a drink every time she refers to being a "Titus Two" woman (and I guarantee the entire reading experience will become much more entertaining quickly). Double shot if you come across any reference to "Modest Tea". Apparently her idea of Victorianism is far different from the historical reality. For example, http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2602779/The-Victorian-Joy-Sex-Prudish-Far-it.html
  23. I found this article the other day, but haven't seen it mentioned on FJ yet. http://www.hindustantimes.com/noida/greater-noida-shelter-kids-starved-forcibly-converted-to-christianity/story-msJFyEoZaffHcjNHA3I3UM.html It is like a Christian version of Slumdog Millionaire. In order to solicit donations, kids are being kidnapped (by conning their parents) and forced to perform repeating bible verses for wealthy patrons. I doubt that the kids were actually converted to Christianity though, given their experiences.
  24. Buzzfeed has posted an article exposing the abusive practices of a group called "Jesus People USA" Some of you may have seen some of my rants on here about the Jehovah's Witnesses, a cult that has been responsible for covering up countless cases of child sex abuse in their congregations. Disgustingly, it looks like the Jesus People are yet another culty group that is doing that sort of thing: I am so fucking sick of these cults using their control over people to sexually abuse their members. I think America needs to wise up and stop letting religion be a haven for abusers. A lot of these culty groups will punish any dissenters with shunning to keep them in line. People who have started to question the group truly have to be strong enough to walk away from EVERYONE they love.
  25. When I was a [fundie] kid the Lutheran church was considered pretty liberal. Liberal enough, at any rate, that us AoG and Baptist kids were not allowed to date Lutherans.Now it seems the Missouri Synod at least has taken a definite swing to the right, to the point where a professor of theology at an independent Lutheran school, Valparaiso University in Indiana, was excommunicated recently. sojo.net/articles/outspoken-theologian-ousted-lutheran-church-missouri-synod