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(The New York Times)   And now there's summer feminist camp - because why should Vacation Bible School get to hog all the rigid humorlessness this summer?   (nytimes.com) divider line 12
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2013-07-01 08:42:39 AM  
Vacation Bible schools are just places to dump kids so the adults can sit by the pool and sip mojitos.  They do crafts and sing songs, if you are paying too much attention you could actually miss most of the Jesusy aspects.  Of course, I'm a long way from the bible belt, so your mileage may vary.
 
2013-07-01 09:21:02 AM  

EvilEgg: Vacation Bible schools are just places to dump kids so the adults can sit by the pool and sip mojitos.  They do crafts and sing songs


Hey don't knock it.

Scripts for five days of VBS are purchased by churches, with all the stories and music included, just add volunteers and some hastily fabricated props, and voila.

The Christian publishing industry makes a few bucks, parents get to drop off their crotchfruit for a much-needed summer respite, and the chuch gets some community outreach.

Win-win-win.
 
2013-07-01 09:35:07 AM  

Parthenogenetic: EvilEgg: Vacation Bible schools are just places to dump kids so the adults can sit by the pool and sip mojitos.  They do crafts and sing songs

Hey don't knock it.

Scripts for five days of VBS are purchased by churches, with all the stories and music included, just add volunteers and some hastily fabricated props, and voila.

The Christian publishing industry makes a few bucks, parents get to drop off their crotchfruit for a much-needed summer respite, and the chuch gets some community outreach.

Win-win-win.


This , this and this.  I was not too keen on my wife's plan on sending our two to Jesus-camp but when I looked at the agenda and what they were doing it was just like regular day camp, with a little more Jesus (but not a ton really.)

The funny thing was last Thursday they had the parents all come and see what the kids had been working on, sing songs, etc. and I noticed a TON of Chinese families (whom I had not seen in our church prior).  My wife told me they just go from VBS to VBS all around the perimeter getting "free" camp for their kids.
 
2013-07-01 09:39:28 AM  
If you haven't been to the Sackler Center at the Brooklyn Museum, I can assure you that it is all utter crap undeserving of your time - with one mind-blowing exception. Judy Chicago's "The Dinner Table" is a fantastic piece of monumental art. It's well-crafted, it's thoughtful, it's technically and aesthetically impressive, and every time I go to see it I find something new. I brought my Lithuanian friend who was largely unaware of the American feminist experience, and she wants to plan a special trip just to see it again. If you put aside "Grr feminism," or even if you don't, you're in for a treat.

What I find most offensive is their decision to treat doulas as being an essential part of the feminist experience. fark that. Doulas encourage unsafe birthing practices like water births, and drive women away from actual medical help. They reject science in the name of feelings, and I can't think of anything less feminist than denying women equal access to the benefits of civilization and scientific progress.
 
2013-07-01 09:45:58 AM  

Parthenogenetic: The Christian publishing industry makes a few bucks, parents get to drop off their crotchfruit for a much-needed summer respite, and the chuch gets some community outreach.

Win-win-win.


Not if you're the kid stuck in a church with no air conditioning on a Wednesday in August.

UCSB: My folks stuffed me into VBS classes when I was 13,14 and 15 under the logic that after class I could just go on over to the town pool and enjoy the rest of the afternoon. Yeah, farking swell - I'd be sitting there by a stained-glass window that wouldn't open more than four inches, trying for a gulp of air that wasn't full of Old Testament and a glimpse of Renee [redacted] and her flawless ass riding her bike to the pool, knowing that two hours later I'd cross paths with her and she'd ask "so, how was Bible class?" knowing full well that I'd been stewing in lewd fantasies all morning.

When I was 16 I got my own damn summer job so I wouldn't be put through that shiat ever again. Plus I picked up a church organist's gig, reasoning that if I was going to be stuck in church I was gonna get paid.
 
2013-07-01 09:47:22 AM  
...Business tab?
 
2013-07-01 09:54:50 AM  

Gulper Eel: I'd be sitting there by a stained-glass window that wouldn't open more than four inches, trying for a gulp of air that wasn't full of Old Testament and a glimpse of Renee [redacted] and her flawless ass riding her bike to the pool, knowing that two hours later I'd cross paths with her and she'd ask "so, how was Bible class?" knowing full well that I'd been stewing in lewd fantasies all morning.


Dude.

Ezekiel 23:20

Also, any passage referring to somebody riding an ass.

Would also accept "Thy rod and thy staff, they comfort me."
 
2013-07-01 12:15:37 PM  

EvilEgg: Vacation Bible schools are just places to dump kids so the adults can sit by the pool and sip mojitos.


BOOM. YUMMY.

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2013-07-01 01:21:16 PM  

EvilEgg: Vacation Bible schools are just places to dump kids so the adults can sit by the pool and sip mojitos.  They do crafts and sing songs, if you are paying too much attention you could actually miss most of the Jesusy aspects.  Of course, I'm a long way from the bible belt, so your mileage may vary.


The couple weeks I spent at one were a combination of praying, quizes about jesus, crafts about jesus, singing about jesus, followed by more praying about jesus.  There was a pond we couldn't swim in, and a playground we got half an hour a day at.

Those people deserve a special place in hell for ruining the summer vacations of children.
 
2013-07-01 06:15:21 PM  
Interesting that 100% of the campers are ladies.  It's a pretty small sample size though.
 
2013-07-01 07:01:24 PM  

Can't_Think_Of_A_Name: Interesting that 100% of the campers are ladies.  It's a pretty small sample size though.


Teenaged girls are already one of the most difficult demographics in the world to deal with. No sane teenaged boy would want to be anywhere near them while they are being told that bad things are happening to them.
 
2013-07-01 11:56:51 PM  

Metraxis: Can't_Think_Of_A_Name: Interesting that 100% of the campers are ladies.  It's a pretty small sample size though.

Teenaged girls are already one of the most difficult demographics in the world to deal with. No sane teenaged boy would want to be anywhere near them while they are being told that bad things are happening to them.


Heh being a boy at feminist camp would be like being the muslim/atheist/other-pariah-group kid at bible camp.

Yikes.
 
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