The Fruitcake Zone

26 Aug

One of the Duggar girls (Jenna? Jessa? Jill? They are practically interchangeable, anyway.) posted her feelings about her brother on some social media site, using the quotation from 1 John 1:9 – “If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.”

Josh DuggarSorry, kiddo, but there’s that little bit about rendering “unto Caesar that which is Caesar’s”.  While God will certainly forgive a  truly repentant sinner, Caesar – or the government – expects a bit more than that. Repent all you wish, but society expects a murder or a thief or a child molester to pay a certain debt to the society they have wronged.

None of those kids will ever be normal – they have lived an entirely “make believe” life, pretending that all of the things God has given us are wrong. Jim Bob holds “church services” in their home, and I’m willing to bet the man has never seen the inside of a seminary. All of the children have been homeschooled, and have no experience with the outside world.  One of the girls is married to an 18 year old boy; how is he supposed to support the sort of family they will expect him to sire?  Their every date has been chaperoned; what do you know about a person when you have never, never, ever had a private conversation?

The oldest daughter has expressed an interest in becoming a nurse, which practically sent Michelle into shock. “That is so far from what we want for her!”  Um, what about what she wants for herself?





4 Responses to “The Fruitcake Zone”

  1. Grandmommy August 27, 2015 at 12:07 am #

    King James version

    1 Corinthians 5

    Expel the Immoral Brother

    9I wrote unto you in an epistle not to company with fornicators: 10Yet not altogether with the fornicators of this world, or with the covetous, or extortioners, or with idolaters; for then must ye needs go out of the world. 11But now I have written unto you not to keep company, if any man that is called a brother be a fornicator, or covetous, or an idolater, or a railer, or a drunkard, or an extortioner; with such an one no not to eat. 12For what have I to do to judge them also that are without? do not ye judge them that are WITHIN? 13But them that are without God judgeth {5719}. Therefore put away from among yourselves that wicked person.

  2. Shay August 29, 2015 at 5:31 pm #

    In re: wanting to become a nurse — if she’s been homeschooled by Christian fundamentalists, she will never be accepted to nursing school. There’s this little thing called biology that one must master.

    • thisendoftheswamp August 30, 2015 at 2:37 am #

      Poor kid.
      I thought homeschooled children had to pass certain periodic tests by the public school system to be sure they were keeping up? We have some friends who homeschool, and their curriculum (which came in the mail) included a fetal pig to study biology. The thing is, if YOU don’t know the subject, how can you teach it to anyone else. Wouldn’t you also need some amount of high school chemistry?

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