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  •  Duggar kids are taught (4+ / 0-)

    to read, write and do basic arithmetic by someone (likely, as you sou suggest, an older girl).  Then they do everything via computer. I suspect it's either the one from Pensacola Christian College (having lived in that town, I am all too familiar with the school and what it stands for--bleeech) or a similar one.   Arkansas doesn't seem to care so long sa they pass the GED exam and "graduate". Of course, this IS the state that put away the West Memphis Three  as Satanic killers based on absolutely no evidence other than a parole officer and sheriff's personal dislike of the Goth kids and the testimony of soemone who claimed to be an occult expert whose degree came from a mail-in diploma mill...they did no DNA testing (and this was 92).

    You hit the nail on the head about their child-rearing style.  I feel like the older kids are unpaid nursemaids, teachers, housemaids and home repair and yardwork people.  They have no childhood. The Bateses seem the same way.

    This type of fundy Christian does not regard education beyond the asics as important, so natch college doesn't matter to them--unless one of the kids got the Call and wanted to beclome a preacher. SInce the Duggers attend a non-denominational church (I think it's some form of Baptist but not SBC which at least has real seminaries to ordain ministers)  where just getting the Call is enough (you don't need no stinkin' degree to read the Bah-bul), I doubt even then they'd see a need for it.

    And god help the kids who turns out tobe gay--with 19 kids, there's a good chance statistically that 1 or 2 of them are.

    The last time we mixed religion and politics people got burned at the stake.

    by irishwitch on Mon Feb 18, 2013 at 08:35:11 PM PST

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    •  That's been my thoughts (2+ / 0-)
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      About at least one being gay. The chances are high, and that poor child will really be lost, not understanding what the deal is.

      Women create the entire labor force. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Sympathy is the strongest instinct in human nature. - Charles Darwin

      by splashy on Mon Feb 18, 2013 at 09:24:06 PM PST

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