Religious extremism is alive and well in the Duggar household, and its ugly tentacles extend far beyond the reach of the family’s matriarch, Michelle. TLC’s hate-filled First Family regularly gets their kicks while filming their long-running show 19 Kids and Counting, but now one of the nine girls is in the news for something else entirely: her hate-filled God.
“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!’,” Jessa wrote. “They don’t even realize what they’re saying. God’s judgement [sic] isn’t something to be taken lightly! It should scare you! Man’s ‘judgement’ [sic] is a 1000x lighter… usually just a voicing of disapproval. But when unbelieving, sinful men die and stand before God, He justly condemns them to hell.”
Note: The 22-year-old newlywed should probably learn how to correctly spell the word “judgment”…since it’s most likely her God wouldn’t be able to objectively tolerate a nit wit unable to utilize the God-given tool of spell check. You read that right – God gave it to us, and she should probably make a habit of using it.
Now, I am not one to regularly fault a person for their editorial mistakes, but inaccuracies, that’s another issue entirely. Has she actually met God? Did he offer her soup in a bread bowl upon her arrival? You know that broccoli and cheese kind you get at Panera that’s like crack? How does one claim to preach about a God one knows absolutely nothing about, personally?
Religion, spirituality, meditation, and connection with one’s higher-self, I am all for it. But when hate-filled words and actions against a group (or groups) of people are bringing in copious amounts of dirty money for religious extremist groups – like the American Family Association – an insane editorial like this one must be executed. I mean, seriously, is anyone picking on Jill for not being allowed to wear short sleeves or kiss a man before her wedding day? Jesus wandered in the desert…do you really think he didn’t kiss the first person (male or female) he came across when he rejoined civilization? He could’ve invented the very first public kiss-in! Too bad we didn’t have cameras back then to justify this reasoning, but you get the picture.
I believe, Jessa. I believe in a God that is accepting of homophobic people like your family, and still allow them into Heaven. If there is a Heaven, the jury’s still out on that one.
I can’t help but wonder: If God were going to judge me, would he not judge me based on how many times I felt hate, despair, loss, and turmoil versus how many times I have loved?