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  •  Not only must Jesus forgive... (7+ / 0-)

    You must work-we all must work-for a world that is worthy of its children. - Pablo Casals. Please donate to TREE Climbers, our 501(c)(3).

    by SwedishJewfish on Tue Apr 24, 2012 at 07:04:20 AM PDT

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    •  Worse - "Strange Woman" Spirit (0+ / 0-)

      I wish I'd kept the link, but some months ago I read a link about how some evangelical-type churches are pushing the ugly 'theology' of the 'strange woman' spirit.  In this demented view, some girls & women are in some way inhabited by a 'strange woman' spirit, meaning of a prostitute, and this CAUSES men to molest and/or assault them.  There was a heartbreaking story of a woman who said when she was in her teens, she was molested (IIRC, her stepdad).  Mom found out when daugher was 15 and mom shaved the daughter's head!  While ranting about strange woman spirit!  In mom and her church's view it was the girl's fault - not the stepdad's.  UGH.  Also there was a case of a teen raped by some assistant pastor, and the pastor made both of them apologize to the congregation.  As tho' any of it were the victim's fault.  

      What a horror.  Victim blaming with theological justification on the cake of ugly.  ARGH.

      Sometimes, I despair of the human race.  I don't think cockroaches could mess things up as much as we demented primates have.  

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