Jump to content
IGNORED

Things you like and/or learn from Fundies- mostly Duggars


homeschoolmomma1

Recommended Posts

I like the idea of being debt free and our family will continue to try- I think I got the idea from the Duggars in early specials, but it really took off from Dave Ramsey corse.

 

hmmm I can't think of anything else...

 

So what do you all like and/or learn from the Duggars or Fundies in general.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I like the idea of having a big family....sometimes. But never Duggar big, maybe 8-10. I mainly think of how I could do it way better than them.

I also wear skirts most of the time now, but mainly short ones.

Some of the ideas to keep stuff organised are good too, the common sense ones anyway, not ones that take away the children's individuality or are about shoving as many kids in one small space.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Sometimes I get good recipes/natural-living ideas from them. I used to part of a homemaking/homesteading group on FB that was made up of almost all fundie or fundie-lite women, and there were always good veggie-heavy recipes, advice for gardening, and other little life hacks. I was little sad when the admin shut down the group so she could spend more time in prayer.

I also like wearing long skirts, but then again I've always preferred skirts over pants.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I can't think of a damned thing.. There are things that I feel the fun does have sorta co-opted from the hippies. I'll probably pull my hair back with a bandanna till I get it cut post-Xmas. I like wearing long skirts sometimes, but I don't want to be thought of a fundie. Of course, my skirts do have a hippie vibe to them; they are not the long denim things that J'slaves wear.

On a recent flight to Memphis, a fellow passenger asked me as we walked toward baggage claim if I were an old hippie. He was one to!

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Not a single thing except learning I don't want to be their type of Christian.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I like the idea of being debt-free but I think for most people (i.e. anyone who wants to go to college) it would be tough and maybe even impossible to ne debt free.

I also like the idea of family being close to each other as long as everyone does have a life outside of their family as well.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I like that they've got me to appreciate my family for not being fundie nuts, and the fact that I am able to live life as an independent woman, ie go to university, get a job and move out which I would not get to do if I was a SAHD.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I always liked the debt free idea. I had managed to get debt free, including my house (condo), but then I got married and it all went to hell. Not that Mr. Womb is a big spender, but he did have a mortgage and then we got a job transfer to an expensive state...

Anyway, I didn't learn that from fundies, but it is certainly a value we have in common.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

To take my birth control pill every morning.

I love your response, countessrascal!

That reminds me of something my sister-in-law told me a few months ago. My niece had gotten married this summer. She is still in college and has a year or two left. Anyway, her mom told me that when the newlyweds were going on their honeymoon and had to come back because the bride had forgotten her birth control. My niece was homeschooled most of the time ( mom and dad are teachers) and was maybe raised a bit fundie-lite, but no kiddies for her right away.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

The only things I've learned from anyof them is what not to do/how not to live.

Agree!! Makes me greatful for everything that I have. I am glad that in my world I don't have to marry I guy I don't really know or even like and have more kids then I can handle.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I like wearing long skirts and I like having long hair.

I like the idea of being debt free.

I like the character qualities they claim to espouse but completely fail at.

Other than that, I can't think of much.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

That I might not want kids at all and that's okay. Or maybe 1. Needing a hockey bus to drive somewhere? Oh hell no. Not ever.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I like the idea of being debt-free but I think for most people (i.e. anyone who wants to go to college) it would be tough and maybe even impossible to ne debt free.

I also like the idea of family being close to each other as long as everyone does have a life outside of their family as well.

This! I would rather be paying student loans then not have the college degree. We also have a mortgage. It's less then it would be for us to rent so I think it was a better choice for us.

I learned to make sure I give my children plenty of individual attention and allow them to do things around their own interests. Not that the Duggars do that but watching the show really brings home the importance fo those things for me.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Fundies have taught me a few things.

Fundies pulled me out of the feminist closet. For many years I would not admit I was a feminist. Honestly I did not see the need for feminism. I was raised by a father who supported everything I did and I was surrounded by equally like minded men. Then I stumbled upon the "prairie muffin manifesto" and slid down the fundie rabbit hole. Suddenly I had to stand up for what I believed. Similary, fundies have helped me clarify my religious views (I'm an atheist). I have also picked some useful tips on cooking , home organization, cleaning, menu planning etc. I have no interest in household duties and really just want to get on with things in the most efficient fashion. Why not let the fundies who seem to glory in housework do the heavy lifting (so to speak) in planing and organizing the house stuff.

From the Duggers I learned this: NEVER get a perm like their girls have or use the amount of hairspray JB does.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

This.

Agreed.

And debt-free is nice, but for me, it isn't realistic. Once I'm done with school - two BAs, one law degree, and a mediation certification - I'll be about 200k in the hole.

And we just bought our house in April, so...

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Guest Anonymous

1. To be grateful that I have a husband, not a headship.

2. To also appreciate being able to think/read/listen to/watch anything I please.

3. To feel sorrow for other women who don't have (1) and (2)

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Things I like: the more trendy clothes. I know fundies' motivation for it is COMPLETELY different than mine, but its nice how they can still look pretty without wearing short skirts and low-cut tops. For me its really a comfort issue, I don't like showing off too much cleavage. I like long skirts, I like layered tops. I don't like the sexist bullshit that men can't control themselves so I have to dress differently.

What I've learned from fundies:

-That fundamentalism is full of nutcases and psychopaths

-That fundamentalism is nothing without the abuse of women and children

-That a theocracy run by fundies would be an utter failure and what political scientists might colloquially refer to as a clusterfuck.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Good things that that Fundies have taught me:

--I like the idea of being debt free. I'm a fan of thrift shops(but I couldn't buy stuff like shoes or underwear 'cause EWWWW)

--Being appreciative of my family and the fact that I'm free to do as I wish and not have to have a headship.

--Being appreciative of the fact that I've been exposed to a lot of things thru travel/books/movies/reading/music/school and the fact that I can pursue anything I wish.

--Crafts....though I couldn't wear frumpers ALL the time.

==============

Bad Things:

--The Duggars and their ilk are the most ignorant bunch of people that Ive ever seen and I hope like hell that I never have the pleasure of running into any of them because I might seriously slap the ignorance out of them.

--I despise the fact that the certain folks in the Republican Party are Hellbent on making this country into a Christian theocracy.

-- My cat is more Christian than some of these people and he just stares and mews for food or bites when he wants affection.

--For a bunch of Christians, they are more prejudiced than anyone that I ever met. Why aren't they raising money for Sandy victims...or even doing something nice for the Sandy Hook kids? Instead of going on and on about how it's the WOMMINS/TAKING GOD OUT OF SCHOOLS/EBIL GAYZ/F**KIN LIBRULS fault, DO SOMETHING TO HONOR THEM YOU IGNORANT TRASH!

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I think the debt thing is really admirable.

Jim Bob has a good work ethic, too bad Smuggar didn't inherit this but the older girls & John David did.

I think they have the best of intentions, but have sadly been sucked into this ATI thing.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Archived

This topic is now archived and is closed to further replies.



  • Recent Status Updates

    • Bluebirdbluebell

      Bluebirdbluebell

      I highly recommend Not the Good Girl's Youtube channel. She is making great documentaries about cults.
      · 0 replies
    • BlackberryGirl

      BlackberryGirl

      Ohh jeeze, GrandBerry6 just came to me, snuggled his face in my neck and barfed, all over me. In my neck, in my hair, on my face, down inside my nightie all over the front of my nightie. Ohh FUCK! Bath, washed hair, cleaned sofa. Good times, good times.
      · 2 replies
    • Scrabblemaster

      Scrabblemaster

      I danced through my living room feeling awesome. From time to time I do this. Maybe wine is involved. Good music is definitely involved. It is awesome. I recommend it to you. With or without wine.
      · 2 replies
    • Hazelbunny

      Hazelbunny

      After a few months of trying to decide what kind of new computer to get and my brother telling me a Mac would be the best decision I could ever make and my sister telling me that would be the worst and I ought to stick to Windows.... I now have a used Mac. I am trying to get used to it. Not easy, but the Magnifying program is a lot better than the Windows one (that was the ultimate reason for my decision) and FJ works a lot better than on my 10-year old Laptop, too!!  
      · 0 replies
    • WannabeHistorian

      WannabeHistorian

      Y'all, holter monitors suck. And naturally the palpitations that caused this test to be ordered are remarkably absent today. 
      I'm off to go work out in the hopes that triggers it. T minus 10 hours till I get this thing off. 
      · 4 replies
    • 47of74

      47of74

      Fuck Fornicate.  Glad I got in to see this place before the world went to shit.
       
      · 0 replies
    • PreciousPantsofDoom

      PreciousPantsofDoom

      I frigging hate the toilets at this worksite. Specifically the door locks. Stupid little knoblet that isn't clear if it is locked or not. Door opens right off the main hallway and the toilet is just far enough from the door that I can't just hold the door shut in case I've got the lock wrong. I mean really people, how hard is it to design this? I just want to pee in private with no anxiety. Apparently that is too much to ask for. 
      · 1 reply
    • 47of74

      47of74

      First thing I'm doing when I get to the hereafter is finding the ancestors who moved to the US in the first place and asking them what the fuck they were thinking moving here in the first place.  Along with giving them an epic the reason you suck speech hopefully in the presence of God and the Lord Jesus Christ Himself to all of them for condemning their descendants to living in a shithole.
      · 0 replies
    • feministxtian

      feministxtian

      Its STILL snowing. Its not like I don't have a million things to do and need to take crap to the dumpster. 
      · 2 replies
    • Chocolate Lover

      Chocolate Lover

      Do any of you play Dyson Sphere Program?   For those who don't know what it is I'd suggest Googling it, because there's no way I could do it justice. 
      There's always just one more thing to do before I turn off.  Blink!  And it's 2 hours later.  
      · 0 replies
  • Recent Blog Entries

×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

By using this site, you agree to our Terms of Use.