Thursday, February 26, 2015

Jessa Duggar-Seewald: 19 Bible Thumpers and Counting

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So here's the deal: I don't know much about The Duggar family, other than the fact that they seem to be an ultra-religious cult bent on dominionism and pumping out more babies than a cabbage patch doll factory. And not to skimp on the "ultra-religious" part, because this bunch is only second to Westboro Baptist Church, in my opinion, just minus the obvious venom and generations of apparent inbreeding. Case in point, Jessa Duggar-Seewald.

This right wing nutjob wrapped in a package capable of ranking in the top 10 of Maxim's Hot 100 is mostly known as being one of many -- and I mean MANY -- children of Jim Bob (and the name carpet matches the backwards-minded drapes) and Michelle Duggar, clown car cootchie extraordinaire. She went on some Facebook rant about -- you guessed it: JESUS! On and on about the bible, sin, how people make God fit their liking and make up anything that suits their lives. Dude, when I wasn't facepalming, I was laughing out loud at the sheer audacity and irony of her long ass post. And it was long. So long that I'm going to post it here and take out the bits that I felt should be addressed. Like this:

"I will speak to you a hard truth. I do not write this because I think this will bring me popularity. It won't. But it is the truth from the Word of God: The Bible."

I can't with this. Fake self-awareness aside, the persecution complex slowly starts seeping in from the very beginning. A page with almost 180,000 likes and she has the nerve to talk as if she's some lowly Christian just braving the masses with her "truth." Not to mention, as someone who has read that collection of campfire stories, I'm perplexed as to what truth can be obtained from it? The fact that it claims a woman was made from a man's rib? That bats are birds? That the entire world was submerged in water? Or how about that bible quote that tells you to keep your female mouth shut and not to teach? Those truths?

It gets worse: "People are content to live on in lying, cursing, pride, anger, bitterness, disrespecting of parents, lust, pornography, fornication, adultery, and other sexual sins-- and if anyone tries to confront them, their attitude and response is, "You live your life, I'll live mine. Don't you tell me what to do. Only God can judge me."
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If I wasn't convinced this fundamentalist bobblehead pulled that from 2 Timothy Chapter 3:1-5 I would swear she was reading me like that same book she and her ilk cherry pick until the branches bleed. Lying is clearly an affront in that if you are knowingly deceiving someone, your morality is clearly questionable, and cheating would definitely be a form of lying, although loosely. Got news for you though Jessa:

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It isn't any of your business. Feel free to confront anyone you like about their "sexual sins", but is it your place to insert yourself into their lives and force your morality on them? It's bad enough your mother decided to force hers on the LGBT citizens of Fayetteville, Arkansas and assist in getting rights removed from them. 

Now, she framed most of her post in the form of hypotheticals that clearly came from individuals who believe in a god, but have resolved to live their lives in contrast to many of the bible's commandments, which I honestly take issue with in some cases, but not many, considering some of those commandments are absurd. You can read it for yourself, but the last part I will quote is an answer she posed to a hypothetical situation she herself posited; it made me keel over as the irony hit me in the face like [insert Chris Brown joke here]:

"The person speaking is right-- their god is not angry with them. He can't be, because he doesn't exist. They are not talking about the God of the Bible. They have created a god in their own minds to suit themselves."

Girl!! I was drinking my water when I read that... you gotta give me a warning or something!!! The gall! The nerve! The absolute need of sitting the hell down in several seats -- or pews!! As far as I'm concerned, they might as well be talking about the God of the Bible because that one doesn't exist either -- it can't exist. This is a god that is not even consistent on paper. An Old Testament genocidal, slavery condoning, bipolar maniac compared to this passive aggressive, love-spreading, fig tree hating hippie who saw forgiveness as a bloody murderous sacrifice to atone for his own fuckups. 

And here's the thing: I actually kind of agree with her. It's pretty obvious that many people whose own lives and feelings conflict with their religion often do overlook the glaring condemnations in the bible and form a god that loves them. But then again, your tan ass clings on to this fire-and-brimstone god that delivers judgment in the form of Hell and suffering for eternity. You can pluck ANYTHING from that salad bar of parables and make it say whatever you want. That's ultimately why I gave up on understanding the logic behind the bible, and the people that actually pretend attempt to live their lives by its guidelines.

Basically, her post is the usually fear-mongering threats about hell that us godless and wrong god having, porn loving homosexual/heterosexual heathens are doomed to fall into, while the happy, God fearing, child rearing, surprisingly racially monochromatic Christians are up in Heaven, no free will and an eternity of kissing Jesus's ass, ethnicity not yet determined. I urge you to read it, and feel the persecution before launching into a tirade of judgmental mythological bullshit that makes me happier each and everyday that my atheist ass will either rot in the ground or burn in Hell with all of the other rational thinking people. 

Live your life, girl. Try to be married for more than 3 years before telling other people how to live. 

Okay, I'm done. 

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