Posts in category "faith"

I am completely biased against some people's beliefs

A commenter on this post told me I was biased against the Duggars and their faith. Why, yes, yes I am! I’m unashamedly so. You see, while I do my best to keep an open mind about others’ beliefs and try to learn more about Islam, Judaism, variousĀ  Christian denominations, Buddhism, Hinduism, and so on,... Read more »

PCOS, NFP, Implanon, and faith

I promise I won’t be too icky with this blog post, but I will be talking about our favorite Aunt Flo. Within the context of faith and healthcare. It’s kind of a memoir-ish post. Consider yourselves warned. I remember worrying that I was the next Virgin Mary whenever my period didn’t come for up to... Read more »

Run away, Faith Shirley! IBLP and Bill Gothard are dangerous

Run away, Faith Shirley! IBLP and Bill Gothard are dangerous
When I read that a 16 year old girl, Faith Shirley, ran away from Bill Gothard’s cultic Institute of Basic Life Principles (IBLP) training center out in Hinsdale, I was relieved. I understand that runaway teens can cause much heartache to their families, and I can sympathize with the pain of simply not knowing how... Read more »
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Kicking them while they're down: Haters attacking Rick Warren after his son's suicide

Kicking them while they're down: Haters attacking Rick Warren after his son's suicide
Let me get this straight. I’m not exactly a fan of Rick Warren, his theological and social views, and his ministries. However, that does not and should not impact my own compassion and respect for the Warren family as they grieve. Nor should it yours. That’s why I was pissed when I heard that people... Read more »

I'm a feminist thanks to Laura Ingalls Wilder

I'm a feminist thanks to Laura Ingalls Wilder
…and I think that’s hilarious because the cultic Vision Forum and that whole branch of fundamentalist homeschooling Christianity like to use the “Little House on the Prairie” books to advocate submission among women and to puff up the “manly” role of men. In “These Happy Golden Years,” Laura told Manley that she will love him,... Read more »

Dear Pope Francis I

Dear Pope Francis I
Dear Pope Francis I, Congratulations! I’m glad it was a short conclave, and that Catholics all around the world have a pope just in time for all of the Holy Week and Easter-tide activities. Now that you have been elected, I feel like I must share my hopes for Catholicism, going forward. Perhaps you will... Read more »
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Taking down Christmas decorations early

Taking down Christmas decorations early
Every year, I ask myself when I’m going to take the Christmas decorations down. This year, the answer was pretty easy, and I took down all of them today. Except for the lights on our apartment balcony, that is–it’s still too dark out too early, and the lights help. You see, I’m headed off for... Read more »

It's Christmas Eve and I still can't get into the holiday spirit

It's Christmas Eve and I still can't get into the holiday spirit
Just call me an old curmudgeon, but Christmas feels like just another day. I’ve had fleeting moments of awe and joy, where my heart feels warm and my body light…until mortal life pulls it back down and I continue plodding along. The most likely reason is bittersweet memories. Holidays are fraught with triggers for old... Read more »

Where are the words to describe the murders?

Where are the words to describe the murders?
I realize I’m one of a gazillion bloggers writing about the school shooting at Newtown, Connecticut, and my words aren’t anywhere near as eloquent as others. In fact, it’s extremely hard to come up with words, any words, to describe the murders. Someone mentioned earlier today about simply sharing someone else’s eloquent words instead of... Read more »
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Keyword Search Roundup

Keyword Search Roundup
After reading Jenna’s post about pedophiles searching for and landing on her blog, and even justifying their lusting after children! (CHILDREN. What sick f**ks.), I decided to see what search terms led people to my blog. The Duggars. People searching about the Duggars, Bill Gothard and his creepy ATI cult, blanket training and associated child... Read more »