Bill Got Hard

There was a passing reference to “Wisdom Booklets” in my last post. I was curious to find out more, so I embarked upon an internet quest. It took about a minute. Quests today just don’t have the same epic quality as quests of yore.

Wisdom Booklets are teaching materials for home-schoolers. They purport to teach all subjects, but with a Biblical slant. They’re published by a company called Advanced Training Institute International. Here’s a screenshot of their masthead:

ATII masthead

OK. Nothing unusual there. Then I looked in the sidebar. Imagine my surprise when I saw a link to “Bill Got Hard”!

ATII sidebar

This is a fundie web site? I get spam with titles like that! Needless to say, I clicked the link:

Bill Got Hard masthead

Those assholes! It’s not a porn site! It’s some douche named Bill Gothard!

Do these fundies have tiny brains? The link description isn’t supposed to be the actual URL! The text is supposed to be the name of the site that you’re linking to! Are they even aware that it’s possible to read that URL in two different ways? Pathetic little people.

19 Responses to “Bill Got Hard”

  1. Greg Lively Says:

    Yup. billgothard and the fundies got someone they can point to as a symbol of everything that they think is wrong with this country, despite the widespread peace and prosperity. Oh, wait, I forgot that fundies see attempts to make the world better as a BAD thing.

  2. The Watcher Says:

    Bill’s website server is no doubt powered by Powergen Italia, located at He’s so rich and famous that he has earned a space on Who Represents, located at When he’s not being a fundie, Bill is at his day job, swapping helpful programming advice with other geeks at Experts Exchange, whose website is Sometimes, he takes vacations to the Mole Station Nursery, which he found from their website, While he’s flying there, he listens to tunes on his iPod that he downloaded from Ringtones Hits, found here:

  3. M Says:

    Hmmm. You people have nothing better to do, do you?

  4. Ben Says:

    M, shuttup

  5. Daniel Says:

    Actually they’re just bored

  6. Cat Says:

    Wow, I can not remember the last time I laughed so hard. I just caught this for the first time on TLC and right before adding Arkansas to the list of states that I will never visit, I had to google this family to see if they were for real. And for all you bible thumpers out there who are so greatly offended by this website, what the hell are you doing with internet access anyway? Shoot, if you can’t use a damn tampon I would think God would frown on you using the devil’s technology!

  7. Parrotlover77 Says:

    It really pisses me off that TLC and Discovery Health air their specials SO often. Apparently, babies sell (as can be seen by all the baby-this baby-that TV on TLC/Dicovery Health), but why the Duggars?? If people want the watch the train-wreck that comes with breeding too much, there’s John & Kate + 8… A completely non-fundie show about two people who are obviously always in great pain because they have too many children. At least their children aren’t brainwashed and are allowed to get haircuts. But I honestly just can’t figure out why any of that type of programming sells. I guess those going through baby blues and terrible twos like to see people who have it worse, to make themselves feel better.

  8. jadestone Says:

    Duggar girls, when you turn 18 take the first greyhound bus out of Ark. and never look back..quickly before those other 16 little crumbsnatchers find you.

  9. Sharley Says:

    The Duggar family sells because everyone likes a good freak show. It’s fascinating, in a horrifying kind of way—for me it’s like, “How much weirder can these people GET?” Trainwreck syndrome, only with fundies. (I don’t think there’s actually any such thing as trainwreck syndrome, but I like the sound of it. >>) If they were just some fundie family with four (or even eight) kids, they wouldn’t be interesting; seventeen (soon to be eighteen) is such overkill that it will actually catch people’s attention.

  10. Parrotlover77 Says:

    Sharley — that might be part of the reason TLC et al keeps giving them so much air time, but there is also a large amount of people who think they are just great. These people also watch garbage like John & Kate + 8 and think “wow 8 kids how wonderful” without ever stopping to consider how dangerous and SELFISH this sort of overpopulation is for our small world. Like I said in another post. When Mars is properly terraformed, the quiverfuls can have 40 kids each on that planet — that’s fine. It will be an empty planet ripe for populating. But Earth is full! Earth reached its human quota a billion humans ago…

  11. john chivington Says:

    If these people were Jews, niggers, or lebos, I guess they would be cool. The media thinks it is necessary to make fun of White Christians! You folks really don’t believe all your shit about live and let live!

  12. Barbara Says:

    Lebos are definitely cool.
    I enjoyed your work at Sand Creek, John.

  13. Ron Britton Says:


    I’m going to answer you anyway, even though the odds are you’re a drive-by.

    This post was merely making fun of stupid behavior. If somebody does something stupid in public, it is perfectly acceptable to make fun of them. It has nothing to do with live and let live.

    The language you are using to describe people who aren’t like you is appalling. You should contemplate whether there’s a connection between how other people treat you and your behavior. Of course you’re probably incapable of grasping that.

  14. Pete Says:

    Too bad people who are not fundamentalists are most likely going to burn in hell for all of eternity. God have mercy on your souls.

  15. Ron Britton Says:

    Pete Got Hard:

    Too bad people who are not fundamentalists are most likely going to burn in hell for all of eternity. God have mercy on your souls.

    You’re loving that idea, aren’t you? Thinking that the rest of us are going to burn for eternity is part of your “reward” isn’t it?

    Jeff Eyges is right.

  16. Jeff Eyges Says:

    I’m telling you, it’s what they live for.

  17. Parrotlover77 Says:

    It’s pretty fucking sadistic, when you get right down to it. It’s right there with the sort of person that has absolutely no moral qualms about being the one actually throwing the switch in the death chamber for capital punishment.

    Pete – do you get a little (un)comfortably aroused at the thought of people you hate being tortured for all eternity? Does it turn you on?

    It turns my fucking stomach. I wouldn’t wish that on my worst enemy.

  18. Jeff Eyges Says:

    do you get a little (un)comfortably aroused at the thought of people you hate being tortured for all eternity?

    They certainly do get aroused. That’s a large part of it. There’s a HUGE amount of (barely) repressed sadomasochism in Christianity – hence their obsession with punishment. Why do you think they go nuts whenever we damn liberals suggest following Europe’s lead in outlawing corporal punishment of children?

  19. Lindsay Says:

    Well, I figure I’ll risk the possibility of hell than sharing so called “heaven” with the likes of Pete and John. I don’t think a god (lower case intended) who shares their views are worth worshipping.