keep thinking about nuclear families and evangelicals and how much better life might be if we'd stop telling children they're going to hell. Santa isn't real hehe lol but fuck you if Jesus isn't your Lord and Savior.

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@specter Recently, i read "The Witches" by Stacy Schiff which is about the Salem witch trials, and she goes into a lot of detail about Puritan beliefs and culture. One of the things that stuck with me is that they believed and told their children they were born stained with sin and had to spend their lives redeeming themselves. There are diary entries from children and parents that describe how devastating this was for them emotionally. American culture is born of really ugly things.

@s3a recently read a Nussbaum book where she drives home the dangers of 'primitive shame and disgust' it's incredibly delicate!

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