Duggar #19 on the Way


This morning, Michelle and Jim Bob Duggar announced they are expecting their 19th child in March. 42-year-old Michelle Dugger was surprised to find she is pregnant only eight months after the birth of her 18th child. The Duggars have a show on The Learning Channel (TLC) called “18 Kids and Counting”. Their first grandchild is due in October. Link -via J-Walk Blog

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Cruelty and Violence in the Bible!!!

Joshua

# "Have not I commanded thee? Be strong and of a good courage; be not afraid, neither be thou dismayed: for the LORD thy God is with thee whithersoever thou goest."
Donald Rumsfeld sent this verse to inspire the troops during the 2003 invasion of Iraq. 1:9

# God "magnifies" Joshua and promises to "without fail" drive out all the inhabitants of the lands through which they passed. 3:7

# "And the city shall be accursed ... and all that therein, to the Lord: only Rahab the harlot shall live." God explains that Rahab is to be spared since she hid Joshua's spies and lied to those who were searching for them (2:4-5). But why was everyone else killed? Some of them were probably liars too. 6:17

# "And they utterly destroyed all that was in the city, both man and woman, young and old, and ox, and sheep, and ass, with the edge of the sword." 6:21

# After killing everyone, "they burnt the city with fire, and all that was therein." Only the valuables (silver, gold, brass, and iron) did they keep to "put into the treasury of the house of the Lord." 6:24

# Joshua says that those who try to rebuild Jericho will be accursed by God, and will have to sacrifice both their oldest and their youngest sons in its construction. Well, Jericho still exists today, and is often considered to be the world's oldest, continuously occupied city. 6:26

# God tells Joshua to kill whoever took "the accursed thing." 7:10-12

# If you happen to see "the accursed thing," don't touch it. If you do, you, your family, and all of your animals must be burned. 7:15

# "And Joshua ... took Achan ... and his sons, and his daughters, and his oxen, and his sheep... And all of Israel stoned them with stones, and burned them with fire, after they had stoned them with stones." This is because Achan "took of the accursed thing" -- whatever that means. But why would God require that Achan's sons and daughters (and even his animals) be stoned to death along with him? The Bible doesn't say. But it does tell us that "the Lord turned from the fierceness of his anger" when Achan, his children, and his animals were stoned to death and their dead bodies burned. 7:24-26

# "When ye have taken the city [Ai] ... ye shall set the city on fire: according to the commandment of the LORD. 8:8

# "They smote them, so that they let none of them remain or escape." 8:22

# "When Israel had made an end of slaying all the inhabitants of Ai in the field ... all the Israelites returned unto Ai, and smote it with the edge of the sword." 8:24

# "All that fell that day, both of men and women, were twelve thousand." 8:25

# Joshua hangs the king of Ai on a tree until evening. 8:29

# After Joshua kills all the inhabitants of Ai, burns their city, and hangs their king on a tree, he kills some animals and burns them as a "peace offering" to his warlike God. 8:31

# God curses the Gibeonites to be slaves of the Jews forever. 9:21-27

# "And the LORD said unto Joshua, Fear them not: for I have delivered them into thine hand."
God delivers the Amorites into Joshua's hand (so he can kill them all). 10:8

# "And the LORD discomfited them before Israel, and slew them with a great slaughter at Gibeon, and chased them along the way."
God slaughters the Amorites and even chases them along the way. 10:10

# "The LORD cast down great stones from heaven upon them ... and they died."
As the Amorites try to escape, God sends down huge hailstones and kills even more of them. 10:11

# In a divine type of daylight savings time, God makes the sun stand still so that Joshua can get all his killing done before dark. 10:12-13

# God tells Joshua to "pursue after your enemies and smite the hindmost of them." (Kick their butts.) Don't let any of them escape "for the Lord your God hath delivered them into your hand." 10:19

# Joshua tells his captains to "put your feet upon the necks of these kings." He says, "thus shall the Lord do to all of your enemies." Then Joshua kills the kings and hangs them on trees. 10:24-26

# "Put your feet upon the necks of these kings." 10:24

# "Thus shall the LORD do to all your enemies." 10:25

# "Joshua smote them, and slew them, and hanged them on five trees." 10:25

# Joshua, at God's command, kills everyone and everything that he can find (including babies and little children)-- or, as the Bible puts it, he "utterly destroyed all that breathed, as the Lord commanded." 10:28-32

# "Joshua ... smote it with the edge of the sword ... and all the souls that were therein; he let none remain." 10:28

# "Then Joshua ... fought against Libnah: And the LORD delivered it also ... and he smote it with the edge of the sword, and all the souls that were therein; he let none remain in it." 10:29-30

# "The LORD delivered Lachish into the hand of Israel, which ... smote it with the edge of the sword, and all the souls that were therein." 10:32

# Then Horam king of Gezer came up to help Lachish; and Joshua smote him and his people, until he had left him none remaining." 10:33

# "Joshua passed unto Eglon ... and smote it with the edge of the sword, and all the souls that were therein he utterly destroyed." 10:34-35

# "Joshua went ... unto Hebron ... and smote it with the edge of the sword ... and all the cities ... and all the souls that were therein; he left none remaining." 10:36-37

# "Joshua returned ... to Debir ... And he took it ... and all the cities ... and they smote them with the edge of the sword, and utterly destroyed all the souls that were therein; he left none remaining."10:38-39

# "So Joshua ... left none remaining, but utterly destroyed all that breathed, as the LORD God of Israel commanded." 10:40

# "All these kings and their land did Joshua take at one time, because the LORD God of Israel fought for Israel." 10:42

# God delivers the Hazorites into Joshua's hand, and he knows just what to do with them: he smites them all with (you guessed it) the edge of the sword until "there was not any left to breathe." 11:6-17

# "And the LORD delivered them into the hand of Israel, who smote them ... and they smote them, until they left them none remaining." 11:8

# "And Joshua did unto them as the LORD bade him: he houghed their horses." 11:9

# "Joshua ... smote the king thereof with the sword." 11:10

# "And they smote all the souls that were therein with the edge of the sword, utterly destroying them: there was not any left to breathe." 11:11

# "And all the cities of those kings, and all the kings of them, did Joshua take, and smote them with the edge of the sword, and he utterly destroyed them, as Moses the servant of the LORD commanded." 11:12

# "Every man they smote with the edge of the sword, until they had destroyed them, neither left they any to breathe." 11:14

# "As the LORD commanded Moses his servant, so did Moses command Joshua, and so did Joshua; he left nothing undone of all that the LORD commanded Moses." 11:15

# "So Joshua took ... all their kings ... and smote them, and slew them." 11:16-17

# "For it was of the Lord to harden their hearts, that they should come against Israel in battle, that he might destroy them utterly." Notice that God hardens their hearts so that he can have an excuse to kill them. 11:20

# "Joshua destroyed them utterly with their cities." 11:21

# Caleb offers to give his daughter to whoever conquers the city of Debir. Caleb's nephew wins the contest and is given his cousin for a prize. 15:16-17

# "Did not Achan son of Zerah commit a trespass in the accursed thing, and wrath fell on all the congregation of Israel?" To find out see Joshua 7:1-26. 22:20

# "I plagued Egypt." 24:5

# God brags about drowning the Egyptians. 24:7

# "I gave them [the Amorites] into your hand, that ye might possess their land; and I destroyed them from before you." 24:8

# "I delivered them into your hand." 24:11

# God sent hornets to fight for the Israelites. 24:12

# God is jealous and will never forgive you for your sins. "He will turn and do you hurt, and consume you." 24:19-20

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It is somewhat unbelievable that she is pregnant again. I actually didn't know that there is a grandkid on the way, either. Not just from the nursing perspective, but also from a TV viewer, I hope nothing negative/unhealthy happens to the baby or the family.
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I like most everything felixthecat has written here. It really is a great thing that first world countries are getting generally better educated with the consequent drop in birth rate that ensues. Third world countries are still the worst overpopulation offenders. In some African countries women average five successful(surviving)offspring. Many poor African women wish they could afford and have access to birth control. We in the first world should help more but right wing legislation has limited the U.S. in assisting third world countries with birth control since the Reagan era. Hopefully Obama is working on the Global Gag order.

Anyway, the world would be a ecologically healthier place if there were only 3 billion humans. At 6 billion we are seeing the disappearance of too many wonderful plant and animal species..like the Yangtze river dolphin, gone, after they built the 3 gorges hydroelectric dam for the aprox. 1 billion living in China. By the way, the leading cause of death in China is now cancer. China is becoming industrialized in an effort to have material goods for it's billion. I want my two sons to live in a world worth living in. Quality of life on my (not just the Duggars') planet earth matters to me.

Both my sons I had by cesarean. I was really happy with that after because I couldn't imagine what having babies naturally would have done to my stuff down there. I can't even imagine one 7 or 8 lb. baby coming out of my vagina! Having 18 babies from one "little" vagina would make sex not so nice me thinks. I imagine our boring Mr. Duggar must courageously sing "Hi ho hi ho it's off to work we go" during every valiant effort at monopolizing the human gene pool.
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Lay off of them! They love their children and love having children. What in the world is so wrong with that? When did it become a bad thing to have children and to enjoy doing it? This world is so screwed up.. I admire them for the wonderful parents they are and for the examples they set for the world. They are extremely giving, loving people & give to their community constantly. They are raising children that will grow up to give to their communities..
What's so wrong with that???
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