It's really gross. Why they don't see it as gross? Probably because they are damn stupid.
I think the mothers and sons should hold "purity baths" where they get into a hot-tub together naked.
R6 That is creepy! Those pictures with the cross *are* just like The Wicker Man in the American Heartland! Lol. Shudder!
[quote]According to the film, 25per cent of Americans are Evangelical Christians
Oh, bull-fucking-shit! I refuse to believe that.
Maybe in the South, but overall? No fuckin' way.
Didn't Joe Simpson do this with Jessica Simpson?
That shit backfired big time.
Yep, R3, and the reason the fathers insist on "purity" is because they want the daughters to themselves.
Well, R16, according to a Pew study, 26% of Americans identify as Evangelical. Which explains a lot, and is the biggest reason why we need to tax churches. The amount of utter bullshit that these people -- all religious people -- pump into our daily lives is damaging to our collective psyche, the well-being of our nation, and frankly, a threat to our lives and the well-being of the world. We should tax all religions heavily and use that money to fund education because the greatest antidote to fantasy is, in fact, reality.
Very creepy and the pic of the guy in uniform is scary. I'm not sure I'm comfortable with a fundie being in the military.
You should be concerned about religion in the US armed forces, R20. The fundies have quietly gone about making the military an Xtian institution, and there are some real problems with proselytizing. Recruits are being forced to convert and go to church. Non-believers are discriminated against. And non-Xtians in particular are really hated.
We'll never learn, and we'll never progress past being slightly evolved mammals if the religionists have anything to say about it. It confounds me that in the 21st century, we still cling to pagan beliefs, un-enlightened ideology, and fantastical folderol. We're doomed to repeating the same mistakes over and over so long as religion remains the force that it is today.
I think of my purity ring as my throat sphincter; tonsil play is ok but there has to be real mutual commitment to take it further.
R18. Exactly. Where are the Purity Balls for the sons? Maybe because the mothers are not incestuous wanna-be rapists like these fundie men are.
I wish there was a way to ban these things. The fathers/parents seem like pedophiles and into incest. So creepy. Any parent that is too involved in their children's virginity status/sex life is a creep.
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