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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?