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  1. I have mixed feelings on this. I've always felt it's a terrible idea to put your kids on TV like the duggars do. Can you imagine what the younger ones especially have gone through, basically growing up on TV? It's like a real life Truman Show. There's no way it couldn't warp their minds to some degree. About the molestation, it's actually unlikely a "real" psychologist would have recommended he leave the home permanently. Unfortunately in cases of sibling abuse the victim is often left in the home with the abuser. And given that he was a minor at the time it's even less likely criminal charges would have been pursued, especially if he stopped the behavior. It does bother me that people wag fingers that he saw a church counselor and not a licensed psychiatrist. Having encountered any number of useless psychiatrists, I know a degree does not a miracle worker make, And the "therapy" he did go through had him out of the house which is more than would have happened had he gone through a more traditional system. Why abusive siblings are left in the home with their victims is beyond me but sadly it happens all the time. There was a high profile kidnapping case a while back where a mom fled to mexico with her young son who was being sexually abused by an older stepbrother who faced no legal consequences and was allowed to stay in the home. But if this ends the show it's a good thing IMO, b/c the children will be able to grow up away from the camera and with some privacy.
  2. I'm not sure this is true. It's quite possible to stay alive and be healthy on a very low carb diet. Some people even eat close to 0 carbs and are fine. The body can burn fat, and even alcohol (spirits are 0 carb), for energy Moocow have you tried eating to your monitor to determine exactly how many carbs you an tolerate in a given time window? For me it's about 20 carbs per 2-3 hours. This means I can eat carbs, just in very small portions (although measuring them out gets tedious so I aim for low carb). Also have you looked into cooking, cooling, and reheating starchy foods to create resistant starches? This works with potatoes, pasta, and rice, although I still get bad readings with reheated rice.
  3. If it is a general philosophical question not intrinsic to atheism, then why is the problem of evil so often cited by atheists as proof of god's non-existence, or, given as the linchpin for loss of faith? The problem of evil has been cited in this very thread for those purposes.
  4. Then why do anti-theists target Christianity with their ire, over other religions? Are you sure they don't find anything particularly toxic about Christianity VS Islam, Judaism, Buddhism, Hinduism, Wicca? Is it so simple that it's a matter of cultural background and a "right" to speak critically of ones own pedigree?
  5. "The problem of evil" is one of the most frequently made arguments against god. So I was curious if for some atheists, an evil god might be more plausible.
  6. If "the problem of evil" is a linchpin for atheists, do you think atheists would be more likely to believe in an evil, cruel god, over a supposedly loving, caring god?
  7. Why are atheists so vocally critical of Christianity, but not of other religions, like Islam, Judaism, Hinduism, Buddhism? Do they consider Christianity be particularly deserving of criticism over other religions, and if so, why? I have known many atheists and been on many atheist discussion boards and forums and this is a very common phenomena.
  8. Even in this day and age when so many people in the developed world have internet access, it's a bad idea to judge a group of people based on the ones motivated (often by strong emotions) to post about their experiences online. For instance, if people judged homeschooling mothers and families by the people who post here, they probably would not get an accurate portrait. As far as divorced men, as others have said, I have met men who run the range from very happily divorced to embittered and hateful. As with most things it depends on the circumstances of the break up and the personalities involved.
  9. So sick and so bored.

    1. MrsBasil


      Hope you feel better soon!


  10. My son ate 13 pancakes for breakfast and an entire pizza for dinner. he's 6 ft / 128 lbs. How??

    1. Rosie_0801


      Hollow legs, my mum used to say!

    2. butterflymommy
  11. I am another person whose cell phone has proven useless during emergencies (9-11 and the recent hurricane). For the former we had no service for 24 hours, for the latter we had no service for 48 hours. I really don't know what we would have done if we'd needed emergency assistance... walk to the hospital or nearest police station? I'd keep the landline if at all possible.
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