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Probably Regressing Back to an Agnostic

Yeah, so I said the Sinner’s Prayer & became a Christian during the months when I was really down and out.

And then I regretted it, because immediately, I got really annoyed by fellow Christians who were supposed to be the living embodiment of the Church. Pet Peeves?:

1) Always saying “I will pray for you about that” or “why don’t you pray about it to God?” whenever you confide in a Christian about your problems. I don’t need to pray about things, I just need a living, listening ear to talk to about things!

The best thing about it is I realised that the friend I confided to, shared about my problems with the congregation w/o seeking my permission to because by apparently getting more ppl to pray abt my problem God will magically listen MORE. Or something. Once, I gave the excuse that I was simply busy & tired to attend a church Friday meeting to a sister. And she asked if she could get the entire Young Adult Fellowship to pray for me. I told her firmly, no she may not because it’s an invasion of privacy & information I share with her is conversation between US, only.

2) Holding a forum to discuss about homosexuality and restricting the forum to Christians ONLY.

I mean what’s the point in that? You might as well preach to the choir. Real practising & out homosexuals will not be present at the forum to provide viewpoints for the other side, so there will not be any real fair academic debate. The main agenda of holding such an event as far as I can see would be to browbeat & prey on the guilty consciousness of Christian closeted homosexuals or bisexuals. It’s a general waste of time really.

3) Reading books that are Church-approved.

Books like “The Excellent Wife: A Biblical Perspective”. The description reads it’s a book that’s “a scripturally based blueprint for the woman who truly desires to be the wife God intended her to be”. Not the PERSON that God intended a woman to be. No, it has to be the wife. And here I thought the secret to excelling in any role is to be a decent person. These young adult woman aren’t even married yet, and they have to read books like these as “preparation to be a good Christian wife” to their future husbands. Did I mention that almost everyone in the YA Fellowship is paired off with a person of the opposite gender within the same fellowship & church?

4) Immediately after I became a Christian, the only subject my friend would talk to me about is Church. Reminding me to attend the Sunday service like a good lil’ Christian should & to do the starting out course for new Christian. And the only thing she’ll ever talk about is God & Christianity to me.

The kicker came when I casually mentioned that my aunt was a Christian & it’s better for my mom to attend her church when she asked if it was possible to bring my mom over to our church. She asked me if I was currently attending my aunt’s church. I mean that was the first thing she asked me after I revealed tht bit of info.

It made me sick. Sick with all the honeyed words & lies about how it didn’t matter which church I attended as Christianity was abt my personal relationship with Christ first & foremost.

You know I think I’m fine with God/Yahweh/Jesus Christ/Holy Spirit of the Abrahamic faith. I just do not like his followers and disciples. Period. If this is what the Church is like I’d rather not become a member of one! Yeah, I know how men are fallen creatures & we should forgive & forget. But I’d rather not be associated with a religion filled with toxic members that give the religion a bad name.

Fuck the Church!

posted on May 6th   216,108 notes   via dammitkelsey   Source
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sweet-words-of-horror:

attackofthepartycannon:

youcantfakeithardenoughtoplease:

I choked on my water.

la-la is the only one who notices wow

Jfc this is great

sweet-words-of-horror:

attackofthepartycannon:

youcantfakeithardenoughtoplease:

I choked on my water.

la-la is the only one who notices wow

Jfc this is great

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Elsa learnt to control her magic because True Love is bullshit

So I finally got to watching Frozen yesterday, and one thing that really annoyed me was the portrayal or insinuation of Elsa gaining control over her powers after she understood what True Love was about after Anna sacrificed herself for her. Somehow this explanation felt kinda weird and off. :/

I thought if anything, Elsa is the one who has understood what True Love was from the very beginning by placing the needs of others (their safety) ahead of her wants (being around people).

Anna instead, is the one who needed to grow up and understand what True Love on her part meant. Right from the very beginning, she is always thinking about herself and what she wants. From badgering her sister to forgo sleep to play with her, to not consulting her sister before agreeing to a marriage proposal (I mean which royal doesn’t consider the consequences of a marriage union on their family’s political power?).

When Anna finally understood True Love is and was able to save herself, I think it gave Elsa enough peace of mind to stop fearing she would gravely endanger Anna again. Once Elsa took control of her fears, she gained control of her powers.

So the story of Frozen is about Anna saving herself and her sister Elsa, who is “the damsel in distress”.

posted on April 8th   1 note
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rebelheartsgetresurrected:

Carolee Carmello singing “The Story Goes On” from Baby

theflamingcurmudgeon:

Industry reading of the new musical GHOSTLIGHT.  January 13, 2014.  The astonishing CAROLEE CARMELLO as Billie Burke sings like a dream.  Behind her the up-and-coming Phillipa Soo as Olive Thomas.  Phillipa is currently Natasha in Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812.  So proud to have produced this reading.

theflamingcurmudgeon:

Industry reading of the new musical GHOSTLIGHT.  January 13, 2014.  The astonishing CAROLEE CARMELLO as Billie Burke sings like a dream.  Behind her the up-and-coming Phillipa Soo as Olive Thomas.  Phillipa is currently Natasha in Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812.  So proud to have produced this reading.

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ruinedchildhood:

The cast of Matilda reenacted the Bruce Bogtrotter cake scene for the movies 17th anniversary [x]

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aximili:

Every time I see Elizabeth i’s signature I get absurdly happy cause I just imagine her signing her name and doing a little twirly and then pausing and then adding a few more twirlies “your majesty perhaps thats enough twirls” suggests William Cecil “perhaps Im the motherfuckin queen” suggests elizabeth and adds 6 more

aximili:

Every time I see Elizabeth i’s signature I get absurdly happy cause I just imagine her signing her name and doing a little twirly and then pausing and then adding a few more twirlies
“your majesty perhaps thats enough twirls” suggests William Cecil
“perhaps Im the motherfuckin queen” suggests elizabeth and adds 6 more

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townofeden:

At least Tom Nook doesn’t take away our houses, cars, and good credit if we take a while to pay things off. 

Plus no finance charges!

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Day 2, Morning

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I’ve decided to do a 5 month continuous blog post of the morning & evening waterfront view from my office. Why 5 months? Because the real estate rent is too damn high, that’s why! (Just kidding. My contract job to this prime location ends in 5 months.)

It’s hard to see from the photos, but at certain angles, the sunlight reflection off the surface of the water dances like a giant shimmery sequinned tapestry. Otherwise, it’s a big blanket of calm, solid blue.

I’ve decided to do a 5 month continuous blog post of the morning & evening waterfront view from my office. Why 5 months? Because the real estate rent is too damn high, that’s why! (Just kidding. My contract job to this prime location ends in 5 months.)

It’s hard to see from the photos, but at certain angles, the sunlight reflection off the surface of the water dances like a giant shimmery sequinned tapestry. Otherwise, it’s a big blanket of calm, solid blue.