Dunno...That's not news to me. It's like saying water is wet.
HA! Yeah, I don't understand why the family keeps announcing their pregnancies and why people are so amazed. They've made it clear that they're against birth control of any kind, and Anna(?) is young and recently married.
The Duggars are part of a creepy cult offshoot of Christianity known as the Quiverfull movement. The idea is that children are God's "arrows," i.e. soldiers in the coming war between Christians and infidels. A Quiverfull woman's only goal in life is to "sacrifice her body" by bearing as many children as possible. There are no options for her except to be a stay-at-home mom in a near-constant state of pregnancy. Even the rhythm method is off limits. Needless to say, this places a huge financial strain on most Quiverfull families.
Quiverfull families tend to follow the "neo-patriarchy" movement, as well. That is, the husband is the head of the household and the wife should not assert her opinions in any way, nor even harbor thoughts that disagree with her husband's decrees. They also practice a bizarre form of historical revisionism. According to them, even the Jamestown colonists were pious missionaries. They also hold a lot of ludicrously prudish beliefs. For instance, it is highly immoral for a woman to wear pants, or to apply chapstick in the presence of a man.
Based on some of their business ventures, this doesn't exactly seem true. They actually seem to make rather wise business and financial decisions.
I agree-in fact I believe Josh owns his own car dealership
How did he get that at 21 years of age with no education? Proceeds from the TV show?
And is buying a car dealership in an era when cars no longer sell really the smartest investment?
Well,it's a used car dealership,so U think that's a pretty good idea, and he graduated from HS-yeah,homeschooled-but passed nonetheless(we don't know how smart these kids are do we?)
They have only been on TV for a few years,they were self sufficient before that.
I don't get why they piss everyone off so much.
"what's so funny 'bout peace, love and understanding?"
"If you judge people,you have no time to love them"
The father was as state senator for a time and I've heard that the family has NO debt. I'd say that they are pretty good at handling their money.
I don't believe in their lifestyle, boy howdy are they nuts, but they didn't get a reality show until relatively recently, after like 14 kids.
Yes, and when they got on the show they were living in a tiny rental house (like 3 or 4 bedrooms). The house they had been building was only finally completed when they show offered to pay for it to make a show out of it. They might have always been "debt-free," but they weren't living anywhere NEAR as well as they do now now that they have their own show.
And Josh owns his own business (and house) because daddy gave it to him, which is fine, but let's not pretend that it's something he's worked for and earned.