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Over in the Maxwell thread, @CyborgKin recommended the fundie-inspired web serial „Sisters of Rail“. The main character, Charity Wilison, is one of ... so many children that I lost count, all of their names starting with Ch (my favourites are Chalice and the twins Chyler and Chyley). The first chapters are an excellent look into what an intensely scheduled afternoon in Maxhell must feel like. In fact, the chapter titles could just as well be some of the Moody books. There is of course more to everything (the story is tagged as fantasy and adventure), but the fundie themes are obvious and very well done. Would love to discuss the story with other readers here! The latest chapter was uploaded just a few hours ago, and the story is ongoing.
Does anyone have any favourite books on "tape" - or more like digital audio copies than actual tape :p I have listened to some non-fiction ones that I like, such as God No by Penn Gillette (on Youtube) Interestingly, I have not found Satan *Speaks* in audio format. There seem to be more non-fiction books about Atheism. Any recommendations?
clueliss posted a blog entry in Looking For a ClueYesterday in a discussion here at FJ, I linked to something by Pastor Joe Schimmel. I know I've talked about him before regarding a different movie. Someone at that time suggested a thread. I thought I'd blog about things first. Depending on reactions, I might start a thread. If you enjoy fundie rabbit holes of the angry, judgemental pastor variety - take the rescue ferrets and head on in. I not only listened to this guy - I went back and listened to his podcast history. (Podcast/radio here: http://www.goodfightradio.org/ ) He is very focused on 'gay agendas.' Very focused on satanic worship, demons, and can trace all sorts of new age stuff in his warped mind to Aleister Crowley. But I let him get in my head. I was trying to be the good Christian. I was, admittedly, on a path to fundie light. A few years ago I tossed 'religion' to the side. I've elevated past narrow-minded, legalistic thinking. Joe is very big into seeing the "Gay Agenda" everywhere. (a sample of his entries on homosexuality: http://cupofjoe.goodfight.org/tag/homosexuality/ ) And Satan. And demons. ( sample of his bits about the occult and such: http://cupofjoe.goodfight.org/category/cults-occult/ ) He has videos out there about 'They Sold Their Souls to Rock and Roll.' and "Hollywood's War on God." http://cupofjoe.goodfight.org/video/ (more videos at the link) This morning I went looking for a quote from him about Stephanie Meyer, author of the Twilight books. And yup - I found what I was looking f http://cupofjoe.goodfight.org/twilight-harry-potter-the-wizard-of-oz-and-the-wiccan-revival/ Sorry - had to enter to be able to do what I wanted to there. Joe has his material spread across a few websites. Don't miss this one https://www.goodfight.org/ He has videos on this one discussing Hollywood Movies. Click on the "theater" button to explore that one.
If Christian fundies all went to live on their own island with their own laws, I wonder what it would be like. I wonder what kind of laws they would have, and how long before they completely screw things up. Or how long it takes for their society to basically become ISIS but with frumpers instead of burqas. I bet education would be pretty horrible, especially after a generation or two of SOTDRT education. I wonder how they would get around having no women working, but also not have male doctors look at the vaginas or breasts of women they are not married to? Then again, there probably wont be any real doctors. There might be one or two first generation fundies at most (I am sure there is one in ATI who was once a doctor), but the average fundie homeschooled on what passes for an education in their world would not be able to be a doctor. I also imagine it would really suck to be a child there. At least in our world there are laws against what you cant do to a child, and non fundies who would report their parents if they heard about what goes on. In Fundieland there would be no protection. Seeing at what HSLDA defends, children are basically property, they defended the people who kept kids in cages.
To kick things off (and since I haven't yet felt ready to relinquish the Halloween season for Thanksgiving, not to mention Christmas), I offer my response to a Writers Write prompt posted on Halloween: "Write your best horror story in two sentences." Enjoy, and feel free to submit your own in the comments. Here's my attempt: Cloaked by the leafy hedge that was half-hidden in the scant moonlight, the axe murderer watched his victim approach, his muscles coiling and ready to leap out. Peering from the further darkness, something unimaginable--all slithery limbs and scaled haunches and hard teeth (too many teeth)--began to quietly hunch across the lawn toward the man who clutched the axe. And, just for fun, here is my 16-year-old daughter's attempt (which I thought not too shabby and pretty creepy!): I went to say goodnight to my daughter, and she told me that something was under her bed. I checked, and huddled underneath was my daughter, crying as she said "Mommy, there's something in my bed." [I've been fascinated by "flash fiction"--super short fiction of a maximum of 1,000 words, but usually only a couple hundred or less--for a few years now. I think the absolute master would have to be Ernest Hemingway's heartbreaking and terse: "For sale. Baby shoes. Never worn." Short, but powerful, and containing all the "necessary" elements of a story--a beginning, middle, and end, and a plot of sorts. That last sentence punches you in the gut and drives home the "plot," however rudimentary.]
GolightlyGrrl posted a topic in Quiver Full of MisogynyAn apparent "Hunger Games" rip-off called "The Fitness Test." thefitnesstest.net/ FYI-If you want to read more of JB's tome of badly written tripe you have to pay 99 cents per chapter (14.99 for the whole thing-oy, what a bargain), and she adds a new chapter every Friday. Oh, and JB calls her main character a "cunt." That JB, ever the charming little coquette. judgybitch.com/tag/the-fitness-test/
Just wanted to mark that Feb. 11th is the 50th anniversary of her death. She is pretty much my favourite poet and really helped get me through some tough times. "Lady Lazarus" is probably my favourite poem of hers, and The Bell Jar is a magnificent book. Such a sad story. Such a fantastic poet. If I could write a tenth as well as her I would be thrilled. Here's a video of her reading her famous poem "Daddy": 6hHjctqSBwM
I read a couple of books recently that made me think of FreeJinger. The first is Sister Wife by Shelley Hrdlitschka. I downloaded it because of FJ and wouldn't be surprised if it was discussed on here when it first came out (2008) because it's about the kind of fundies we talk about. I'd love to hear from anyone else on here who's read it about what they thought of it. The second was Beta by Rachel Cohn. Never has a book gone from a four or five to a big fat zero so fast for me. I was devouring this book right up to a chapter or two from the end when the author decided to throw a Renesmee into the mix and decided to do this via anti-choice-for-rape-victims propaganda. It's hypocritical too, as the whole point of the series is that the entire race of clones the protagonist belongs to is built to be owned by humans and to serve them and now they're fighting for their rights. And then the very same person who's helping the protagonist to fight for her freedom and rights is taking a huge freedom and right away from her, and we're supposed to agree with that. If I hadn't been reading this book on my ereader I would have thrown it out the train window.
Has anyone else read this book? It's about an American fundie family going on a missionary trip to the Belgian Congo in 1959, and told from the perspective of the four children (all daughters.) The father is this batshit crazy preacher and right up this forum's alley for discussion.
Anyone read this one? I think most of you would enjoy it considering it's subject matter. A fundie commune run by a Pearl-esq patriarch who has a fundie church. A girl ends a pregnant and the story begins. http://www.amazon.com/Rapture-Canaan-Sh ... 0425162443