Posted May 5, 2012 @ 2:55 AM
Emandbaby - Great post ! Thank you, as you said what I TRIED to say but eventually just erased. Yes, recreational sexy-time gets a definite thumbs-up in the Bible. Just disregard the stuff where Lot gets down with his daughters, post-salt-pillar wife. Seems like MOST religions have a pro-sex stance, just as long as procreation is a part of it. You have to ENJOY sex to make all the babies, no ? When I think of texts and teachings from Christianity, Judaism, Buddhism, Hinduism, Islam, etc, etc, it's a VERY erotic world out there. Funny that ancient, established religions are ALL about doin' the dirty, but ones of more modern (19th & 20th century) construct are so uptight and freaky. Gothards. Branch Davidians. Excommunicated FLDS/polygamists. Whatever-the-hell those people are at the airport wearing pajamas. And on and on.
Oh, and TOO funny that Gothards love to turn water into wine into grape juice. What, do they have a majority share in Welch's ? Wine is a FACT of civilization and man's evolution. EVERY culture, including that of Jesus, Mary, Joseph, etc, had alcohol in some form. Evolving from beast-to-man is basically water, food, shelter, safety, comfort, entertainment, self-awareness, and then making alcohol. Not a sin to cop to Jesus providing miracle libations at a friend's wedding. If you don't drink, then that's just fine, certainly, but not a reason to corrupt and subvert the very book you claim to live by.
I'm still astounded by the lack of REAL education on this show, so it was no surprise that Michelle has tried and failed so miserably to do a PR spin on why her kids are so desperately deficient and behind their real-world peers. I have SEVEN teachers in my family, grade school to college (Go, NYU !) and they ALL agree that the sing-song, point-at-the-picture-and-repeat method Michelle employs is a freaking disaster. She can't possibly think that "teaching" the same lesson to an age range of 15+ years at a time could be effective. Did Josh, Jana, and JD REALLY learn their shapes and colors while Jackson is an expert on bankruptcy ? They can flawlessly pronounce "perpendicular" but can't tell you what it means ? Oh, and travel the freaking WORLD but come away with nothing more than "It was neat" or "The food is weird" ?
They aren't "raising" their children, they're FARMING them. Spitting out carbon-copies of their dull, vapid selves, with far, far less tools and education that they had the good fortune to have. I think of my own tearful, beaming pride when my kids surpassed me in math (yeah, not so good at the math) or when my oldest LittleNoPity chose his major in college. I want to watch my children BE more and DO more than I was ever able to and remember my encouragement and support, but JB and Michelle are content to not just LIMIT their kids accomplishments/abilities - they SUPPRESS them. Never, ever letting the girls work outside the house (who DOESN'T have a job at 19-20-21 ?) and making the boys entirely dependent on JB's largesse to GIVE them a business ?
Meh, and meh again, Duggars. Don't want to say "I told you so", but I'll be keeping an eye out fin 5-10 years for an illiterate, bedraggled, homeless J-Spawn soliciting donations on the side of the highway with a poorly-scrawled, barely legible sign.
"Will sing Amazing Grace For Food"