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(Regarding my recent self-reblog about Parenting, in which I mention that the book Nightlight for Parents by James and Shirley Dobson is “a Christian devotional with some solid and practical advice on raising kids well.”)
Your support of the hate monger James Dobson (Sandy Hook caused by gay marriage, and spanking children is a good idea, among his atrocities)is so incredibly disappointing. — (Tumblr name withheld at reader’s request)
I don’t support Dr. Dobson’s hatemongering. But I have found that devotional on parenting (and a few of his other early parenting-related books) to be particularly useful for new/young parents with Christian principles. So I guess you should define “support” before accusing me of it…
Click the Read More link for the rest of my original reply, plus some additional thoughts on the broader topics of Christianity, parenting, and “selectively utilizing useful concepts from sources with less-than-stellar reputations” (ugh, that phrase sounds like something Dilbert’s Pointy-Haired-Boss would use!).
1. Acupuncture has still really never been shown to be better than sham acupuncture at treating anything. I highly recommend Dr. Steve Novella’s Science-Based Medicine post on the topic of migraines and acupuncture: http://www.sciencebasedmedicine.org/acupuncture-for-migraine/.
2. I really don’t get why Christians need their own special parenting books — or why if they do they won’t at least find someone more credible than James “God is displeased with America for its pride and arrogance” Dobson. Why would you trust the advice of someone who is so abhorrent when it comes to such an important job as raising children? Why would you assume he got that right when he gets everything else so disgustingly wrong?
No curses allowed on THIS bus.
The two types of messages I receive. I’m so conflicted.
The second person can go to http://arresteddevelopment.wikia.com/wiki/Season_Four and find a million screen caps. Win/win.
The Decline (and Probable Fall) of the Scientology Empire - Jim Lippard
Jim Lippard spoke on the history of the Church of Scientology, how it has collided with the Internet and lost control of its secrets and its membership, and is now seeing an accelerating decline as its top members leave for new alternatives.
Jim Lippard founded the Phoenix Skeptics in 1985, and co-founded the Phoenix Area Skeptics Society in 2011. He’s written articles and book chapters on skeptical topics, including two articles in Skeptic magazine on Scientology, “Scientology vs. the Internet” in 1995 (co-authored with Jeff Jacobsen) and “The Decline (and Probable Fall) of the Scientology Empire” in 2012. He also contributed to Gordon Stein’s Encyclopedia of the Paranormal and Joe Nickell’s Psychic Sleuths.
Video notes starting at 13:50: The Fraser Mansion, though referred to by Scientology as the “founding church” from the 1970s to 2010, wasn’t the original building. The original building, at 1812 19th St. NW, is now a museum called the L. Ron Hubbard House (though his house was across the street), which the church acquired in 2004. The Fraser Mansion is now Scientology’s National Affairs Office.
The first use of the name “Church of Scientology” was by the Church of Scientology founded in Camden, N.J. in Dec. 1953; the first Church of Scientology corporation was in Los Angeles (Feb. 1954, which became the Church of Scientology of California in 1956), the Church of Scientology of Arizona was incorporated that same year. Hubbard’s organization while he lived in Phoenix was the Hubbard Association of Scientologists, International (HASI), founded in Sep. 1952. All HASI assets were folded into the Church of Scientology of California in 1966.
by NCAS Video.
Omg, I was at that talk. That’s my club! I think I even ask a question at the end! Small world.
male privilege is not having to wear a bra or heels to work, in hot weather and or special occasions to look “respectful” or “socially appropriate”
You don’t have to wear heels to work, dummy. If you do have to, well, that’s your fault for working in a place that requires high heels.
I wish we would stop freaking out about human bodies so we could not wear a bra if we want to. But their hands are tied on the matter. Get a thin bra and suck it up. -ModS
Well that’s uncalled for! Who are the hell are you ModS? Calling the submitter a dummy is really rude. That’s bullying! Yes, it would be great if people could go braless without judgement but many times that isn’t the case. It’s because of the patriarchy in the western world that women are expected to wear heels and bras to work. In many cases being attired in a way that your supervisor deems unacceptable may land you into trouble at work. It can also lead to general public scrutiny. Also that jobs comment….that really makes me wonder if you really thought about any of the words you wrote. If you think the submission has nothing to do with male privilege, you clearly lack reasoning skills.
It’s also super simple to just get a new job that fits all your preferences in the current economy!
Sikh Jatinderpal Singh Bhullar has become the first soldier to guard the Queen wearing a turban instead of a bearskin hat.
The 25-year-old, who joined the Scots Guards this year, has been given permission to wear the religious headdress outside Buckingham Palace.
He was seen standing guard and parading outside the palace for the first time this morning.
The Sun told earlier this month how the former bricklayer, from Birmingham, broke 180 years of tradition.
At the time, he said: “Conducting public duties in my turban is a great honour.
“I am very proud to be a member of the Household Division, and to be the first Sikh guardsman to mount guard in a turban will be the best thing in my life, especially as a member of the Scots Guards.”
But he has reportedly been mocked by comrades, though no complaint has been made. It came as some in the Scots Guard have claimed the whole company will look “ridiculous” if one member does not wear a bearskin.
David Cuthill, one retired officer, told a newspaper: “It should be the regiment first and religion second. A Guardsman is not a Guardsman if he’s not wearing a bearskin.
“Hundreds of years of tradition should be protected. I appreciate his predicament but if all the other Guardsmen are in bearskins and he is in a turban, it is going to look ridiculous.”
But CO Lt Col Robert Howieson praised Bhullar, saying: “He will be a welcome addition. The precedent for Sikh soldiers wearing turbans on parade was set long ago.”
Guardsman Bhullar’s dad Surinder, 47, from Slough, Berks, said recently: “He deserves respect and he will stay strong. That includes wearing his turban instead of a bearskin, no matter what other soldiers say. He is observing his religion.”
Its HILARIOUS to hear white people screeching about their traditions, when they have no goddamned respect for anyone elses. Guardsman Bhuller looks fantastic and may the soldiers disrespecting him choke.
He really does, and I love it. and the beard. check that beard. that beard is a glory. he looks completely badass and dashing.
I can’t believe that a bunch of guys wearing 18-inch tall fluffy fur hats are saying that not wearing one would “look ridiculous” and then using middle-school level “but all of the other guys are doing it” reasoning to defend their bigotry.