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May 2nd, 2012

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05:53 pm - A Wonderfully Hopeful Series of Blog Posts
I'm posting this because I've only seen on mention of it on LJ and it's an impressive and wonderful story. Here's an article about a couple who were raised Quiverfull (aka scary extreme fundies), who got married and had a few kids. At that point, one of them realized she was transsexual and transitioned, the couple stayed together, made a new life for themselves, and left their religion behind

The article is good, but it's even better to read the series of nine blog posts one of the two people wrote about this. The blog posts are powerful and excellent and gave me insight into a life and a journey that is well beyond my experience.

I also looked at some of the other posts on that site and was very impressed with them. I particularly liked this one about looking for bibles and books of bible stories to read to her young children, and being overcome with horror at how brutal these stories are and not wanting to inflict them on young children – a feeling I've also seen posted by several parents on my f-list who are now ex-religious.

As I mention here and in other posts, Christianity comes from an era when people's regard for the lives and suffering of others was simply less than it is in the modern developed world, and I can easily see people deciding that such attitudes have no place in modern life.

In any case, the posts about how this couple's lives changed is one of the more powerful, joyful, and hopeful things I've read in a while.
Current Mood: impressedimpressed

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Date:May 3rd, 2012 01:15 am (UTC)
Huh--thanks for bringing these to my attention!
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Date:May 3rd, 2012 03:32 am (UTC)
Oooh. Thanks for posting that.
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Date:May 3rd, 2012 06:24 am (UTC)
Thx for links.

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