Saturday, December 31, 2011

How This Blog is Working

First, no real rules.

No moderation at this point.

If there are problem comments, please email me.

Not for regular Gosselin or Duggar discussion, but you can bring the dead horses or worn out topics here if you want.

Overly rude, crude, or flame attacks may be removed if someone complains.

Please email suggested topics.

I'm not going to put in a need for a sign in at this point. If spam or trolls become a problem, that can change.

Cephas, now that we all know you are a child emotionally, please do not come back.  There is no reason to make everyone else suffer because you can't control yourself.  Thank you.

Friday, November 11, 2011

Is This the Root of Gothard's Message?

Veinot, who founded Midwest Christian Outreach, a group that looks at cults and new religious movements, co-authored a book critical of Gothard called "A Matter of Basic Principles."

"He begins with a false premise: that authority is your protection and if you are under authority, you are protected," Veinot said. "If you get out from under authority, God will punish you in all sorts of devious ways.'

"Everything: car accidents, girlfriends leaving you. Anything that happens to you happens because you got out from under God's protection… If you buy that concept, then you pretty much live in fear all your life."

He said Gothard teaches that any imperfections that surface in family members are "attributed to some sort of rebellion and your job as a parent is to ferret out and stop rebellion of any kind."


The whole article is here.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Sent through to the Duggar blog but way off topic there

Has anyone seen this? Apparently, Joshua Komisarjevsky - recently convicted of the brutal Cheshire, CT killings - was raised in a family that followed Gothard's principles for several years. This came up as part of the testimony in the penalty phase of the trial. I guess his attorneys are hoping that his crazy strict Christian upbringing will be seen as a mitigating factor that spares him the death penalty. Disturbing on so many levels! http://articles.courant.com/2011-11-07/news/hc-komisarjevsky-home-schooling-20111107-10_1_home-schooling-komisarjevsky-cheshire-home-invasion-murders.

Sorry I lost the signature. 

Monday, October 24, 2011

Courting vs Dating

What are the differences as believed by the Duggar and Bates clans and are those real or ones they invented.  Does anyone believe that not sharing a kiss or holding hands before the wedding makes any difference either for or against a better marriage?

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Home birth vs hospital birth

If you wish to discuss the pros and cons, this is the spot. 

Friday, June 10, 2011

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

GWoP Friends and other reality shows

With Kate's plummeting ratings, some people who have made friends on GWoP may want to keep talking.   Are there other reality shows you want to talk about?  We could have a thread for each of various shows if there is interest. 

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Jewish Roots in Duggar Christianity

This is a touchy subject for some people so please be sensitive.  I didn't think the main blog was the place for it.

Monday, February 7, 2011

Braces: What age and pay as you go is that debt or paying as services are rendered?

Here is a spot where you can tell your own story of braces and have your opinion heard about paying for them.