Quote# 65918

I have never liked the idea of "forbidden fruits". The extreme view would be "let the try everything so they will know what they are missing." My sister raised 5 girls under very strict conditions, but with love, and today they are all married, very well adjusted girls, and all have a close walk with the Lord. Also they are grateful that they were shielded from the ugliness of the world.

BLESSED_BEYOND_BELIEF, Rapture ready 40 Comments [9/29/2009 10:35:45 PM]
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Random Man

"shielded from the ugliness of the world"

Stay with me, safe and ignorant. Go back to sleep, go back to sleep. - APC

9/29/2009 10:39:34 PM


By "well adjusted" do you mean "they let their husbands walk all over them"?

Also, "women." Not "girls."

9/29/2009 10:39:46 PM


They aren't women if they never got to grow up...

9/29/2009 10:56:01 PM


Better to let them see the ugliness (both actual and alleged), that they might know how to properly guard and riposte and transmute it. If you never actually witness it, how will you know how to overcome it without forcing God to do the work for you?

9/29/2009 11:00:50 PM


In other words, you made robots.

9/29/2009 11:22:43 PM


And they all live in your sister's basement...

9/29/2009 11:27:46 PM


What doesn't kill you only makes you stronger....surprisingly realistic advice.

9/29/2009 11:28:42 PM

Dealing with the ugliness of the world is what makes someone an intelligent human being.

9/29/2009 11:54:08 PM


close walk with the lord =/= very well adjusted girls

9/30/2009 12:42:06 AM


They're probably all closet alcoholics too.

9/30/2009 1:16:39 AM

Well adjusted?, if shielded from the ugliness of the world, I don't know how they're going to face their problems(the name "girls" makes me think that they don't)

9/30/2009 2:33:04 AM


I swear that's what makes so many fundies believe that end times are near. They were raised completely shielded from reality so once they see a bit they're so shocked that they think surely the world must be coming to an end.

9/30/2009 4:24:14 AM

First of all, you don't know what they've done behind your back. Second of all, if they ever leave your everyoneisagoodolbiblebelivinChristian bubble of a world, they're gonna be in for a rough ride.

9/30/2009 4:50:17 AM


That fact that you have to say they are well adjusted says a lot.

9/30/2009 5:02:57 AM

Mister Spak

If they are like you they are not well adjusted.

9/30/2009 5:35:46 AM

I'll bet they were all married in their teens or just barely beyond that, too, to the first guy who looked their way, and never even got to set foot in the real world.

Very well adjusted = They went straight from the authority of fundie mom to the authority of fundie husbands and staying home with litters of kids without rebelling.

9/30/2009 5:39:05 AM

When you are told that the entire world is evil and out to get you since you are born then yes you would be grateful to be sheltered.

Its called brainwashing.

9/30/2009 5:41:55 AM

The L

"Also they are grateful that they were shielded from the ugliness of the world."

At the first shock of no-longer-being-sheltered, I was too. But now, I wish I'd never been nearly so sheltered, because the sheltered, teenage L of a decade ago was an annoying, stuck-up prick with no friends.

I'll take well-adjusted, well-rounded non-sheltered kids over annoying, stuck-up pricks any day.

9/30/2009 5:46:08 AM


@Random Man: I thought exactly the same thing.

9/30/2009 5:56:58 AM


citation needed. oh, and for the record, something tells me a man wrote this.

9/30/2009 6:01:06 AM


Well, this is the scariest and saddest thing I have read all day. Thanks a lot bbb.

9/30/2009 7:41:46 AM

The FBI is controlling your thoughts via your toaster

Hush now baby, baby, don't you cry
Momma's gonna make all of your nightmares come true
Momma's gonna put all of her fears into you
Momma's gonna keep you right here under her wing
She won't let you fly, but she might let you sing
Momma's will keep Baby cozy and warm

From Mother- Pink Floyd

9/30/2009 7:55:53 AM


Well, I agree with your first statement. And we probably agree the extreme view is extreme. I don't understand what your example has to do with that. It seems you're saying you don't like the idea of a very strict upbringing, then saying look how well a strict upbringing works. . . .

9/30/2009 8:11:36 AM

Doubting Thomas

Being shielded is not necessarily a good thing. People like that tend to grow up to be very naive.

But I think this is part of what helps keep people in cults. They feel sheltered & safe in their circle of like-minded family & friends who keep telling them how evil & terrible the real world is. Then if they ever step foot outside their comfort zone, they tend to go running back to it because they can't handle the real world.

9/30/2009 8:42:56 AM


Shouldn't someone have shielded her vagina so she wouldn't have had 5 children to raise....

9/30/2009 8:43:48 AM

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