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Hello, I am Snarkykitty. I am married to a great hubby. I'm Catholic, have two furbabies, and a writer by education and experience. I also have a progressive health condition that likely will be terminal, but so far, I'm still kicking. I'm a fundie-watcher for sheer amusement. My 13 years in Catholic school taught me the ins and outs of my religion quite well, and I find some of the fundie reasoning and the taking passages out of context rather tiresome.

The bible, to me, is a guidebook. There are allegories and life lessons to teach us. I do not think that it is a 100% accurate historical account. What began as a divinely-inspired oral tradition, was told down through centuries then scribed, translated and re-scribed. Something is going to get lost in the translation at some point. However, the intent and messages are clear, even if every detail is not factually biographical.

I believe in good works, kind words, prayers or positive thoughts (in case you don't "pray), and being fair, honest and loyal.

To learn more about me, read blog which you can visit if you feel like reading it. it's on the blog list (wherever is it located at now), under SproutingDaisies.

Have a great night!

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I am glad to be in our new home. Thank you, mods.

Oh, intro: Fundie obssessive/cult watcher. Married to a fundie when I was young and dumb, divorced because I could not birth babies. About to adopt my LadyBug (wedding rescheduled...too much to do!) Been on FJ for quite some time. Joined thanks to Emily and Dna.

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I'm going to post here so I can play with the fun new doodads. LOVE LOVE LOVE THESE! :evil: :twisted:

I also have 2 fur babies. I'm a single female daring to work in the heathen world as an attorney. I also wear pants every now and then!

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hoipolloi here. Been on FJ for about a year now - time flies when having fun!

I've followed the growing power of the right wing fundies for years, particularly those calling themselves Christian. Got sucked drawn into reading so many of the blogs but there was no one to talk with about them. Then I found FJ... :D

I am thankful -- dare I say blessed? -- to be in such worthy company (apart from the trolls, flouncers & jerks).

Carry on!

Thank you everyone who has assisted in or contributed to this move.

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I think I like the change color thingy! Hi to all of you. Barren Dame: I really like the Angri-La handle. Very cute. There is roller derby at the Starlight Skatium in town, but I've not made time to check it out.

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Oooh, the smilies are cool! :mrgreen:

Anyway, here's my own brief re-introduction: I'm in my early 20's and a college attending, pants wearing female. I am a Christian. As I said in another thread, my church is not fundie approved because we have "Sunday school, youth group, female pastors, drums, electric guitars, and most of the congregation shows up in blue jeans."

Also, as I've mentioned before, I found FJ while researching ATI/Gothard. One of my friends grew up ATI and it royally screwed him up.

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Yay new board!

I really like the idea of doing re-introductions even if a lot of us keep our old usernames.

My fundie cred: ex-homeschooled-fundamentalist of the Gothard/ATI variety (age 14-21), Oak Brook College of Law dropout, Patrick Henry College alumna.

I'm 30-something, currently working on a PhD in Early Christianity at an evil Catholic university, egalitarianly-married and childless (at least for now), planning on an academic career. Converted to Eastern Orthodoxy 3 years ago. Totally over the whole sola-scriptura/Biblical-literalism/culture-wars scene. I like to say that I'm theologically conservative (in the sense of adhering to the Nicene Creed and such traditional markers of Christian orthodoxy), socially open-minded, and politically skeptical.

I never put my blog on the old blogroll, but here it is: aphenomenologyofcucumber.tumblr.com. (If personal-blog-posting doesn't fall under the SPB category...)

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I should introduce myself a bit more. The name SamuraiKatz is taken from a character created by Mark E. Rodgers.

-I work for a godless state university in a Library.

-I live in Duggar country and have driven past the family compound a time or two on my way to the Waste Management landfill.

-Duggar country is also the land of the Wal-Martians. I live about 35 miles from the mother ship...er home offices.. :-)

-My Quiver only has four arrows because I had the sense to stop when my third pregnancy resulted in fraternal twins. All arrows are female and have been taught to question authority. No school of the dining room table for me. The arrows are now 17-24 in age.

-We have five cats, a golden retriever and a pembroke welsh corgi

-My fundie cred is being an ex Historic/Reformed Seventhday Adventist. Very strict, very unyielding. Still don't know what I was thinking going there. Left when one of my er "sisters in christ" told me that one of my twins had autism because God knew I needed more perfection of character.

-I'm now more in touch with myself. Alternate between Unity and Episcopal for church services. Depends on my mood...both are liberal woman affirming, glbt affirming places.

-The most important thing I learned on my journey is that going to church, getting married and having kids does not cure same sex attraction.....

This is probably more than you folks wanted to know...but this is me.

Samurai Katz

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Nice to meet everyone! Since we're doing the introduction thingy...

Not much fundie cred, I must admit. Raised in a secular household. My (sadly departed) dad was the son of a somewhat prominent Baptist evangelist (one of the top 10 Texas Southern Baptist evangelists of the 20th century, according to some article I read) and had quite a bit of baggage due to his raising. Mom fairly indifferent. Thankfully, my parents felt that matters religious and spiritual are up to the individual. I'd consider myself an agnostic.

Let's see... I'm 25, went to and recently graduated from an evil state university with a heathen liberal arts degree and putter about with freelance writing for a small living. I have a long-distance relationship going on with my both romantic and short-tempered British Sociologist consort who is thoroughly bored by submissive women. No kiddos and no intention. Hm. Basically politically liberal. I have one cat, enjoy reading, pretending to be an opera singer, muttering to myself and intentionally raising my blood pressure (and gaining amusement!) by reading and talking about fundies.

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Oh, look! A bandwagon. *jumps on*

I go by lovefromgirl just about everywhere on the Internet. I've been on LiveJournal for, yikes, nearly ten years under some username or another; I now blog for public consumption on Wordpress, but you can still see my personal silliness on LJ. I am fannish, but don't let that scare you! ;)

I'm 25, childfree but "mum" to three cats, and polyamorous and partnered with a wonderful Brit to whom I refer as the Tasty Beloved. He's 51. His partner is approximately the same age. They suit me fine. Religiously, I'm torn between the spiritual truths that have made themselves known to me over the years and the desire for the high church tradition in which I was raised. I'm no longer comfortable participating in Mass (saying the prayers, etc.) but I can't get enough of the singing. I might be a polytheist, but one of those gods is, um, God. And I love the rules Jesus set down for his people--the two biggies Lewis talks about: love each other and love God. So.

I am studying to be a guidance counselor, aiming for high school, but I may end up taking what I can get. I am fortunate to have found a college that lets me design a program in preparation for a MS/CAS. This is an ironic career choice for me because I was a mess throughout my adolescence--or maybe it's perfect. I'm never going to forget what I wanted my guidance counselors to be for me, after all. I've had the opportunity to focus some of my coursework on P/QF Christianity, specifically a paper on the Pearls' abusive practices and a comparison of three young P/QF women's blogs. By the way, I got straight As this semester, and I couldn't have done it without you guys! One of my professors even said the paper on the blogs was a great basis for a future ethnographic study. :)

I like to think I'm approachable about mental health matters, so if you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask. Been there, done that, still wearing the bloody T-shirt. Heck, if you just need a shoulder to cry on, I'll listen. I try to live up to my username.

Many thanks to Alecto et al for making this move happen. The new board's lovely.

Bises!

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Hi, I went into relurkdom on the old board, just forgot my password and such. I was Brittanicals there, Brittanicals6 here. My husband and I have four sons, I work for a major internet provider, customer service and tech support, garden a lot (I have plant porn links if anyone wants to peek), and enjoy life. The fundies would HATE our family, he was divorced before, and is the stay at home parent. Also a much better cook than me.

SamuraiKatz, kind of fun that you had all girl arrows and I had boy ones.

I hope to be able to post here more than I did on the old board, just felt funny after so much time not posting.

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Hi,

I'm a single 20something Agnostic verging on Atheism Aussie Female, I love photography, nail polish, baking, I never went to college, by choice, not by my pastors advice. I happily work for a living and enjoy the company of my friends, both male and female, in debauched karaoke and vodka filled night outs.

My fundie street cred. I'm from the Pentecostal AOG side of the coin, if you want to speak about speaking in tongues, shofar's, ribbon dancing, revivals and prophesies speak to me, If you also want to know about Pastors counselling wives to stay with abusive husbands, pastors having affairs with staff members, worshipping the paster and the element of control these churches hold over your lives, then speak to me. My walk with Christianity was a constant struggle of ignoring my inner voices and heart, but after 15yrs and the friendship of many lovely gay and lesbian people I let go and am now thankful I left the judgemental, fake happy and non thinking lifestyle for living a happy life with my friends and family.

I became interested in fundiesm after watching 18kids and counting and google searching led me to the wonderful world of SAHD blogs. I don't find issue with blogs from people about their christianity and life, I find issue with blogs written by unexperienced teenagers instructing people on how marriage works or proclaiming working women to disobeying God's plan.

I'm not that much of a serious poster, instead preferring one line snark's so forgive me if I don't get involved in the serious debates.

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OOOO I am DIGGIN the color change! whoo hoo!!

I'm magadociousrex- same as the other forum.

I grew up SUPER liberal Catholic. How liberal? my mother works for the Catholic church and believes that they should get off of their collective @sses and ordain women.

I realized I wasn't Catholic in college, had a "crisis of faith" and had what my father refers to as a "transcendentalist" /New Age phase.

Then... I realized right around the same time I met my husband, that I wanted to be Jewish. I didn't MOVE on it for another 3 years seeing as I'd had capricious moments in my past before (see: vegetarianism, obsession with The X-files). 3 years later I still wanted it. I started formally converting, and my husband ended up converting before me as I am the worlds GREATEST procrastinator. 2 years later, I finally converted.

We live in Illinois with our 2 pyschotically intelligent welsh corgis and our son who turned a year in April. i find the whole homesteading thing fascinating and wish I could do it, but would probably die of Chipotle and Starbucks deprivation within a week or 2. (probably closer to 5 days). I sew and read voraciously.

Fundies for some bizzare reason fascinate the living snot out of me. I don't know WHY. I found the original Freejinger off of no longer quivering.

My still Catholic mother and I have many discussions on WHAT MAKES FUNDIES TICK. :lol:

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Kathryn31 just like the previous FJ board. I found this awesome place while reading the Emily and Dna trilogy/trainwreck. I am married to (username) handcuff.

Despite being Mormon I did NOT attend BYU nor do I encourage my kids to move to the mothership....I mean Utah. My football allegience belongs to the University of Oklahoma not the Cougars and I miss coffee like the desert misses the rain.

We have several kids running around here all of whom are boys and none that are taught to rule over women. I am a SAHM by choice and run my own business.

I did not support Prop 8 in case you were wondering and love to learn about other religions.

:arrow: :twisted: Just wanted to utilize the new smilies.

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I'm ladypuglover same as the other from the old board. That is the best intro you all are going to get from me tonight. So there.

Color font test....

How you doin...

8-)

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I'm Kelya, I was reading FJ for a few weeks before the Emily/Dna and joined up a bit after. I just finished college and moved across the country to Oregon, where I moved in with my girlfriend and am trying to find employment. I'm nervous and excited about the new board!

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Yay for intros!

I'm 30, married with one child and two giant furry dogs (both Newfoundlands.). We also share custody of my parents' Great Pyrenees. I don't have much fundie cred. I was raised Catholic and attended mostly Catholic schools, including a very liberal Jesuit university. I don't identify as Catholic anymore. My husband is, I guess, fundie lite. He is a Seventh Day Adventist, but we don't go to church. He used to be part of a more conservative offshoot of Seventh Day Adventism, and we almost went down the no birth control, woman stays at home lifestyle. My overwhelming desire to go to college nearly ended our marriage, but then ultimately strengthened it when he realized that he was wrong. We may have another child at some point, but we're happy with one right now.

I just moved to a small town in central Ohio, which seems very fundie and kind of scary. It seems like everyone here goes to church, so we're thinking about going just to get people to stop asking us what church we go to. The grocery store censors the magazines, and there is a cross on a hill above town. Right now, I'm feeling like an outsider, and the constant focus on religion makes me really uncomfortable. (Sorry for the semi-rant. We went to my boss's house tonight, and everyone started going on about all the different church activities in town. I was really uncomfortable.)

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I'm Kishiria, and I presently live in California. I am a paralegal who works for her husband at his law firm. (How fundie!) I'm also in the Army Reserve and did a tour of Afghanistan 2009-2010. I am Catholic by origin and hold an advanced degree in Catholic theology but have been driven off by the sexism, scandal and other issues. Since I realized I don't believe in an all-powerful loving Parent God I'm currently claiming paganism, informed by the Gospels. I know, it's confusing and a work in progress.

Married 13 years, mama of a fur child in the form of our grey cat Ivan.

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Hey guys! Shirley MacLaine, just like on the old board (I was watching The Apartment when I signed up and I was having trouble thinking of a username). I'm 24, recently moved to WA, currently unemployed and seeking hard. Have one dog, one quasi-boyfriend, one totally empty apartment (except for the bed, computer and, like, plates and forks and junk) and this board clearly rules harder than yuku.

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Hi, everybody! Let's see... I'm demgirl. Guess my political affiliation... I'm 26. I just graduated from law school and I'm preparing to take the bar in July. I covet your prayers as I purpose to pass the bar exam and use my legal skills to help others and make enough money to pay back a lot of student loans. (Not really, but if you want to pray for me, I'm cool with that.)

I have one cat and frankly, he's the love of my life. I'm not sure any man could ever match up, but I'm open to seeing if someone comes along. No kids, but I'd like them someday. I am a terrible homekeeper. I'm bad at cleaning, doing laundry, cooking, organizing, crafting -- all of it. I'm just terrible. For which reason, I am deeply convinced there is no reality to some biologically ingrained aptitude for these things in women.

I'm a political junkie. I love to read -- especially mysteries from the Golden Age. I'm a TV addict -- like, a bad one -- and enjoy the whole gamut of television programs, from the excellent to the mediocre to the truly terrible. Oddly, despite the fact I can't cook worth anything, I am obsessed with Food Network. Jon Stewart is my homeboy.

I'm ridiculously liberal, verging on socialist. I was raised in an atheist home, went to a Methodist church for several years, and I'm now very confused about my religious/spiritual beliefs. My fundie obsession started when I saw the Duggars and realized that they were frightening because they made extremism seem normal. Stumbled onto FJ about a year ago (?) and love, love, love the vibe here and the people here. I spend a lot of time trying to convince others to be as scared of the fundies as I am.

Also, I love Alan Rickman.

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Hello,

I never got around to posting an intro on the old board. I lurk a lot, but this is one of those boards, where eventually you can't hold it in and have to say something about something. My moniker on the old board was spinster, but I screwed up in registering...so now I am activespinster.

Originally, I found this board after seeing it mentioned on Ravelry. For those of you familiar with it, it's a fiber/yarn site. As you can probably guess by my moniker, I've never been married or I spin yarn. In truth, both apply to me. I am newly single, having just come out of a 6+ year relationship. I am lifestyle in BDSM (any questions, just ask) and I have a day job at a bank. There is no headship in my life, so I'm like a SAHD strung out on freedom.

I'm not sure why I like fundie watching so much. Having been raised in fairly rural parts of the south, I had plenty of contact with conservative religious types, none of it good. After a book banning episode in my county, in junior high, I pretty much swore of any religion of that sort. Perhaps I consider myself an alta-fundie? I love to spin yarn, knit, cook, would love to have had a boatload of kids and long skirts. On the other hand, I love equality, common sense, am agnostic and a terrible housekeeper.

Anyway, love the new board and love this forum.

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I'm Raine, 29, live in North Carolina, married w/ 1 son, a dog, and a cat. I'm currently a stay-at-home mom, but will probably have to go back to work within the next few months (taking my son with me, which should be loads of fun). I think I found FJ looking for one of my favorite bloggers after one of her many flounces.

As far as fundiness, I guess I'm just mixed up. I tend to fluctuate between fundamentalism & no religion at all. I was raised in a Pentecostal Holiness church that was very liberal for the denomination, but spent close to 3 years in fundamentalist Baptist girl's homes and their associated churches. I dabbled in a few different flavors of paganism & atheism, and described myself as an agnostic for a while before getting back into religion. Fell for some of the Hebrew Roots stuff, but the whole wanna-be Jewishness of it just seemed flaky & kind of wrong, found an IFB church I loved until it split over drama, and on my own went from the headcovering, cape-dress pseudo-anabaptist type stuff into more mainline Reformed/Calvinist Baptist beliefs. Not sure where I am now - I really want to believe, but I'm worried that I end up drawn to the worse types of churches/beliefs possible.

I have/had a blog in the same genre as many of those that are snarked about here, and even as someone who agree with a lot of those beliefs, certain attitudes and assumptions among the whole Titus 2 crowd annoy the hell out of me. I was into the whole Fascinating Womanhood thing for a while, to the point of being certified to teach classes, but I've come to the conclusion that so many of the books in that vein are pretty much just "how to live with the asshole you married by letting him have his way". Also, my husband is not a Christian, and is very hostile toward Christianity (yeah, I blame some of my past flakiness in part), so that went over like a ton of bricks.

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Hi all, I'm so glad we have a bit more stability on this site--I found FreeJinger late last year and was SO THRILLED that I wasn't alone in my fascination with these...interesting...people. The Maxwells were my gateway fundies, but I've since found a ton of others--those blog links can just go on forever, can't they?!

I'm a 29 year old, single female, Christian but raised in a very un-churchy home in the Midwest, and I'm now living in Austin (Best Part of Texas), Texas, where I work as an administrator at a university.

I'm hoping/thinking there are other Texans on FJ, because I'm ALL ABOUT field trips and other fun activities related to our favorite subject matter.

I'm so glad there are other people I'm apparently going to hell with--and who knew the rapture could be so doggone FUN?!?

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Hey guys!

alphaeta08 from the previous fj, which I joined about a year and a half ago. I'm a 21-year-old (very) recent college graduate, and I'm spending this summer hanging out (read: working my ass off) until grad school in the U.K. this fall. I was raised Catholic, which made it easy to make the leap to full-blown atheist a few years ago. Well, okay, let's be real, I was sitting in confirmation class in ninth grade thinking, "Come on, this isn't serious, is it?" I became interested in fundie-ism while watching 18 Kids, and also during my atheist "conversion," when I was googling things like "fundamentalist Christian forums," which led me to freejinger!

Let's see... I live in Indiana with my parents (counting down the days until Operation International Moveout... :roll: ), and my username refers to my sorority's chapter and my pledge class. Um... I love singing, piano, cats, working out, reading, Pride and Prejudice '95 (Okay, I actually love Colin Firth, but the book really is on my self-imposed summer reading list, so that makes it okay :oops: ), Keeping Up With the Kardashians, Teen Mom, and Youtube. So there you go.

See you all around the new forum!

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