Friday, September 12, 2008

Secular homemaking links

Something positive after a lot of negative

50 Home tips on Really all of Lifehack. Much of it is geared toward the business community, but a lot of those ideas can be applied to home management

Hurricane/emergency tips from MileHiMama (Not a secular blog, but this post is excellent. Good luck lady!)

AllRecipes - you will never need to buy a recipe book again

Bev's Country Cottage - *tons* of free patterns for gifts and charities for all kinds of crafts. Her site has an LDS bend, but it's an amazingly thorough resource. - Free classic audiobooks to listen to while you work.

Why Patriocentrics scare me

photo © The Jared Wilcurt for CC:PublicDomain

A quote I found from a commenter on one of the boards.
I remember a discussion where the women were talking about how they wouldn’t allow their daughters to go to the bathroom any time they felt they needed to go because it gave them an independent spirit. They spoke of how they would require their daughters (not sons) to ask for permission to use the bathroom first so that they wouldn’t become independent.
No, I don't have an original link. But knowing the Patriocentrics this does not surprise me one bit. This has nothing to do with mainstream Christianity (yet, I hope) but it is a common practice among the BDSM community. Having to ask to go, and in the correct, polite manner, is a way of exerting your will over your slaves.

Pardon me while I go get ill.

About the one good thing I see coming from this election is that most Evangelicals are in the Palin camp (most of them could give a toss about McCain), but the Patriocentricts are very firmly against any woman in any office. So perhaps this will shake off some of the growing influence of the Patriocentric movement in mainstream Christianity.