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Only God Knows

Some things only God knows.

I picked up the book having read it’s spine on the shelf of the library, one which held another book which would likewise shape my spine, “Are You There God, It’s Me Margaret”. I remember the day I read the blurb in the paper about the book which had inspired book burnings. What could possibly be so bad that they’d take it out of schools? I remember the wonder and immediate question to strike my heart thereafter: would I find a copy in my library?

Who recalls what I did the moments between the thought and entering the library seeking out Judy Blume and checking out “The Luckiest Girl in the World”?

Only God knows.

Thomasboro Elementary check-out records could fill in more of the story, if those kind of records still exist all these years later. Are you surprised to learn I’d find Judy‘s book, and forget the entire story of the luckiest girl in the world?

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Dear Diary

Hey there. You missed me?

It’s only been twenty years or so?

Yesterday I feared going outside. No. Not all together, just after I went “pink”. I promised my mother I’d confess later, and here I am.

Where to begin?

Oh, to start I have already confessed to wanting to be God’s intern, or having already applied and having been accepted, as well as having requested his job should ever want to leave a woman in charge while on vacation or something.

If that doesn’t do me in, I don’t know what will.

 

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Jehovah’s Witnesses and Child Abuse—Is there a problem?

News reports claim that the Watchtower Bible and Tract Society, the official name for the organization that governs the Jehovah’s Witnesses worldwide, has been engaged in covering up child abuse within the religion on a massive scale.

But are these reports justified? Is this a case of an innocent religion being unfairly maligned because of the actions of one or two bad apples in their ranks? How many victims are there? Do the Governing Body know about these issues? What’s really going in the multiple courtroom cases that Watchtower has been fighting across the world?

Jehovah’s Witnesses and Child Abuse—Is there a problem?  is a painstakingly researched documentary that draws together evidence from sources spanning the past twenty five years…

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