Christian gives in and shows me around his creepy home dungeon. It’s all decked out with douchebag sex-toys, every one of which costs more than my flat. I’ve been to more interesting parties in Brixton.
“My desires are…unconventional,” he admits
“So are mine,” I say. “I want to overthrow the government, eliminate the money system, institute complete automation and destroy the male sex.”
Christian goes off to sulk in his helicopter.
When he comes back he’s still in a mood. “Look,” I say, “I don’t think you’re really a ‘dominant’ at all. I don’t think you know what that means. I don’t want to police your fantasies, but the way this is playing out is deeply problematic. You’re just an entitled sociopath and misogynist in a nice tie, and there are plenty of people who might find that sexy, but I don’t.”
“You need to learn to manage my expectations. I am not a patient man,” he mutters.
I pull my tampon out and throw it violently at his head.
When Moses, at the burning bush, says to God, “Who are you?” God says to him three words: “Hayah asher hayah.” And those words are mistranslated in English as “I am that which I am.” But in Hebrew, it means “I will be who or how or where I will be,” meaning, don’t think you can predict me. I am a God who is going to surprise you. And one of the ways God surprises us is by letting a Jew or a Christian discover the trace of God’s presence in a Buddhist monk or a Sikh tradition of hospitality or the graciousness of Hindu life. You know, don’t think we can confine God into our categories. God is bigger than religion.
I’d say I had used “LGBT” for about five years before I finally realized that I was the “B” in LGBT. It literally came as a lightning strike one lunchtime when I was admiring a woman in front of me in the line at the local Taco Bell.
But this time, I felt my feelings separate from fear, and I had a name for them so that I could finally see: I am bisexual.
You can’t victimize yourself in a situation you started in the first place. Christians, in general, have a hard time remembering that as we choose to oppress, due to our sincerely held religious beliefs, yet cry “discrimination” when we feel a push back. This is especially true when those people are queer. Within the Christian community, there are those who believe we are being discriminated against. However, no one is pushing legislation that excludes Christians from basic legal rights in the U.S. (such as job protection and marriage.) Nor is anyone physically assaulting Christians due to their religious beliefs or advocacy. Christians are not facing actual tribulations, rather, the “discrimination” they cry comes from not being allowed to discriminate others. It’s a double standard and they keep crying wolf. Or we, I should say, since, like many other LGBT people, I am also a Christian.
He and Dun talk about their relationship just like a married couple, who bonded as friends first before they took things to the next level. “Neither of us said anything about playing music together, but we could feel it,” says Joseph. “We never talked about it, we knew it was going to happen. Then the guys he was playing with went in a different direction, and the guys I was playing with didn’t want to do it any more. I called up my friend. It was perfect, it was like a cheesy movie.”
“We built respect for each other first,” adds the drummer. “We got so much out of the way that needs to be out of the way before you get into a creative relationship.”
“It’s not like we grew up hanging around in church every day,” says Dun. “We’ll always stick to what we feel is right for us to do, and I don’t think either of us have had a hard time saying, ‘This is who I am, and I’m fine with it.’”
“The lyrics are a lot about those big questions: why are we here, how did we get here, what’s the point, and what’s next,” says Joseph. “When those questions come up with fans, I would absolutely share with them what has helped me and where I stand on what it is that I believe.
“You hear about our conservative background and know that we’re Christian guys but we’re not timid at all. I will take anyone on when it comes to outworking them or putting on a better show or standing up for people who are being put down.”
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One of my followers brought this go-fund-me campaign to my attention today and I was certainly moved. I feel it is because I have never had to go through such trails growing up. Don’t get me wrong, my life was not short of issues, but I ALWAYS had my mom by my side no matter what! However, the same can not be said for Rose and Christian. Both of their parents could not accept them for who they were, and they became homeless!
I am not religious, so when I say miracle, don’t get the wrong idea. But the fact that Erica & Sofia took them under their wing, despite their own issues in life, is every bit of a miracle. They opened their doors to these two transgender children and said you know what? We are going to love you, and we are going to accept you. Despite the troubles we will stick together and we will ride it out. Together. ….. Inspirational.
Their goal with the go-fund-me campaign is to avoid eviction from their current home, while in the mean time continuing to seek legal custody and make plans to move into a better, more family friendly home.
Even if you can not provide any financial assistance to this amazing trans family, please boost this publication! Without exposure to this campaign, this family may be torn apart.
Ragnar:*the first time he ever says "I love you" to anyone is Athelstan**he is genuinely happy he found his God**buries Athelstan in the only place he thought he wanted* *he gives him a rather heartbreaking speech* *carries his cross around, looks and clenches when people are and are not looking* *doesn't fight or uses his usual tactics in war cause he is grieving* *goes to see Paris from afar alone, clenching the cross* *speaks to the forest alone hoping that Athelstan could hear him* *never smiles genuinely* *hallucinates Athelstan in the forest reaching for him* *he says "don't abandon me"* *he tells the franks that he wants to be a christian to reunite with his dead christian friend whilst he could tell any other excuse* *he says "I am dying but at least I know I am going to see Athelstan again"**the only person he kills is the bishop that told him he could never be with athelstan*
some people:Ragnar never loved Athelstan, he only did it to get into Paris.
Despite the fact that I am incredibly upset about Athelstan’s death, I am awed by the beauty of his an Ragnar’s relationship. Just think: Ragnar is a Norse pagan, a pirate no less, who originally scoffed at the idea of Christianity, but he is so respectful of Athelstan in every way. When Athelstan ran to him (he was so excited too ToT) to tell him that he had found his faith as a Christian again and was renouncing the Norse gods, Ragnar didn’t even seem to flinch. Instead, he seemed genuinely happy for him.
Even after Athelstan’s death, he carries him to the same place the two said the Lord’s Prayer together, buries him, and makes a makeshift cross out of his shovel. These practices are entirely foreign to him. But he still does them to respect his closest friend. He may not believe in Athelstan’s religion, but
god does not hate gays, nor does he hate people who sin. i am a christian and i know that christians can be pushy and judgemental but here is what we think (or at least the way my christian family has raised me): sin is sin, whether you have sex before marriage, kill, etc, it’s all equal. no one sin is greater than the other. you won’t go to hell for sinning. so if you are gay, a lesbian, etc, you will go to heaven. the ony thing that will send you to “hell” is if you do not let god into your heart. god had his son die on the cross for us so that we could sin and STILL GO TO HEAVEN. so you might be offended and hurt when people say “i hate gays” but it offendsand hurts religious people when you say “i hate god”.
and i will have you know i am a christian who sins and believes in god, but i am ecstatic that gay marriage is legal in all fifty states
We cry “I’m hopeless!” Jesus cries “It is finished!” We scream “But I’ve fallen too many times!” Jesus whispers “And I hold the scars.” We weep “God, I’m scared.” And Jesus walks towards us, wraps us in His arms and says “So was I, but I am here so that you will never be alone.” And that is the glory of Emmanuel; He is with us in the storms, He is with us in the sunshine. He is with us when we are low, He is with us when we are filled with joy. He is with us, always.
“When I am afraid, I put my trust in you. “ (Psalm 56:3) The Psalmist doesn’t say, “If am afraid,” but rather “When I am afraid,” because all of us have to deal with fear- all kinds of fear. Notice that David doesn’t hide his fear; he doesn’t cover it up, as some Christians do, thinking that’s what God wants to hear from us. No, the Psalmist says, “When I am afraid, I will put my trust in you.” Faith is hardly needed when everything is working out. Of course, we need to trust Him all the time, more so when God bids me to trust Him, when I’m in trouble: when my heart is broken… when I am confused and I feel like a failure… when my child is being attacked by the enemy and I am fighting for my child’s welfare… when I am tempted… when I am down… when I am laid off from my job… Right now, you may be in a tough situation and you don’t know what to do. If so, you can say with the Psalmist, “When I am afraid, I will put my trust in You.” Thank God that He is there for us in all the situations of life!
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Lately, I have been seeing so many pagans and christians at each other’s throats on various pages on here. Both of us want to preserve the European Identity of our forefathers. When we go at each other’s throats, it only makes us an easier target for the divide and conquer strategy of the cultural marxists and other enemies we all know. I made this poster of what I consider the elite warriors of both Christianity and Paganism (Templars and Jomsvikings). I realize that these are more specific but I want to reach out for other European pantheons and other Christian denominations that are willing to put Europe first above their religion.
In conclusion, I think we should respect our differences but cooperate together against our common foes. This infighting only does us more harm.
It makes me so angry that for once we ask your support, america, everything you are able to say is that the people who died were islamophobic and it’s just because you didn’t even read an article or listened to the news. Charlie Hebdo was a satirical newspaper that criticized EVERY RELIGIOUS EXTREMISM. Yes, christian extremism too. I am so fucking disappointed with you america. We supported you with everything you signal boosted from your shitty country and now you dare to say that people who died when expressing their freedom with satirical strips were islamophobic? I am so fucking done with people on this fucking website.