The Nauglers are supposedly Mormon. They have attended Mormon churches in several places, always leaving in a huff after claiming that they are being persecuted in some way.
On this page, I’m just going to make a collection of stuff Nicole has said about religion in general and Mormons in particular.
Note: I am an atheist. I spent much of my life (until my mid-forties) as a fundamentalist Christian. I have little use for religion. However, when a family bounces from church to church, always as takers and never once as givers, and then complains bitterly because they don’t believe they are “being helped” enough, I have enough experience with church-goers to know what the problem is.
In my entire time as a devout Christian, I never once asked a church to help me do anything. It would never have occurred to either me or Dave to do that. We never saw church membership or attendance as something we did to gain anything material.
The Nauglers did.
Nicole says that the church members are “trolls,” so that makes them automatically “the problem.” Every Mormon across the whole area of Kentucky where the Nauglers have lived is a “troll,” apparently.
She only wants “uplifting stories about your testimony.” This was obviously on a day when she was feeling all warm and fuzzy about religion.
I don’t know what this is about exactly, since I’m not Mormon and don’t follow that stuff, but I do know enough about being an atheist and deconversion and nonbelief to know it when I see it. There is nothing whatever wrong with being critical of religion, nothing wrong with doubt, nothing wrong with not believing stuff. I think that it’s a positive trait, frankly.
What is wrong is pretense. If atheists had an organized benevolent thing like the Bishop’s Storehouse, Nicole would announce she was an atheist in about ten seconds.
. . . I personally struggle with my faith.
We noticed that. And it’s okay.
Fake is not okay.
Here’s another quite obviously atheistic remark. It’s the sort of thing I would say as a retort. Nicole knows that “turning it over to God” (whatever “it” might be) is a joke. I do too. And this is okay.
Fake is not okay. Calling yourself “faith-driven” when you clearly have no faith is not okay. It’s a word choice made to dupe religious people into giving you money.
Another note: If you have had dealings with the Nauglers via the church (any church) and wish to list the stuff that your church did for the Nauglers, feel free to comment.
You can find shit like this, where somebody from church did something nice for the Nauglers and Nicole gushes her approval. What you will not find is a post where Nicole talks about how her family did anything, absolutely anything, for anyone else. Nor will you find anyone else who says, “Oh, gee, the Nauglers were so nice to us. They came over and worked all day helping us plant our garden.” Nothing like that, ever.
Dessert was included.
Gag me with a spoon.
This was written recently. Notice the quasi-religious BS? Notice all the Mormon language (“fullness of the gospel,” “Heavenly Father,” “importance of knowing our heritage” )?
But she’s carrying on about family. Oh, how important it is. This, coming from a woman who has a bazillion children, a husband, and beyond that, almost no family whatsoever that she has any regular contact with. She’s pretty much estranged from her mother. Joe’s son, Alex, is a pariah. We never see any mention of any family coming to visit the Blessed Little Garbage Dump.
Yet, they are going to “celebrate their ancestors.”
Our family who has come before us and should not be forgotten.
Right. And if you wanna study about it, why, just visit your local Mormon church. It’s free!
And Joe the Prophet:
Just for those who don’t know, “your testimony” is a uniquely Mormon way of speaking. Joe is laying it on thickly for his Mormon acquaintances.
My children admire your testimony.
Please pardon me a second. I need to do something about my head which is hurting from banging it on the desk.
Here’s the real Joe.
Notice it’s a different profile. The first is Joseph E. Naugler. The second leaves off the middle initial. Different profiles for different audiences.
There is nothing wrong with swearing. I do a lot of it. I don’t even complain about the “c” word. I think Joe is a disgusting prick, so how can I bitch when he uses the “c” word?
Nor do I have a problem with pot, although there are better things to spend money on when you don’t work and live off your wife’s labor and pretend you don’t drink beer standing in the road.
What I despise, truly loathe, is a fake.
You know how we get a new transmission when we need one? We work, put money in the bank, and save it for needs like that. And then we go buy one.
Nicole and Joe just find religious suckers and bleed them.