to spite you

anonymous asked:

keaton, how d'you resolve being a christian and being trans and also gay? I went to church on sunday for the first time in years and I really enjoyed it, but I can't get past the fact that a), leviticus is pretty explicitly 'don't fuck men', and b), it feels like everyone else has this smooth relationship with Jesus, whereas for me, it's like I need relationship counselling. How can I be lovable when who I am is vehemently wrong as per the Bible? Any help would be wonderful.

with regards to leviticus specifically, there’s a huge chance that it doesn’t say ‘don’t have sex with men,’ and that this is just in fact a pretty strong indicator of translator bias. the word homosexuality didn’t even show up in any translation of the bible until 1946. according to jeff chu, the whole passage that the excerpt comes from is about adultery, promiscuity, and idol worship, which has nothing to do with sexual orientation at all.

this aligns with contemporary readings of the koine greek which suggest that the phrase ‘do not lie with man’ has to do with positions of social power, i.e. don’t place the men around you into inferior statuses for your own personal gain (super unfortunate that it had to be phrased through the lens of sexism, but point stands). and yeah, leviticus exists, but so does matthew, where jesus goes and heals a roman soldier’s male lover, so i think that says a lot too.

the bible was written by men in an era when being gay was punishable by death. it’s been two thousand years and we still live on a planet where being gay is punishable by death. maybe this is a reflection of the fact that my viewpoints are getting progressively more radical as time goes on, but listen, the only way to change the system is to challenge it. to be an lgbt christian is to be exactly the kind of marginalized person whom jesus called upon to bring about the revolutionary, freeing social reforms in his lifetime, and we are whom he still calls upon today. your identity isn’t inherently wrong, no matter what any bigots have told you otherwise. jesus values you as you are right now in this moment! you mean so much to him, not in spite of who you are, but because of it!

and as for your second question, any relationship takes a lot of time and effort, and the idea that everyone except you has a smooth relationship with god is farcical at best. i have periods where i forget to pray for weeks, where i spend a lot of time shouting at god, where i’m afraid i’m not good enough to even whisper at god, where god feels distant, where i feel distant, where it’s messy and it’s rough and it’s imperfect. but at the end of it all, the support and encouragement i feel on those (many) good days makes sticking with it worth it to me. please keep talking to god! he loves you so much and he wants you in his life. you’re not unworthy of the blessings that he wishes to give you. take care xx

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A/N: Request from anon. I needed another Kylo Imagine for my Halloween special, so thank you for the input! xD Who else is hyped for the new movie? 🙋‍

17th October: Pain. 💍 | feat. Kylo Ren

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Warnings: forced marriage

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anonymous asked:

Kat my dude I've been getting super confused and irritated because I keep running? Into naruto fics with Hinata bashing?? She's not even someone I feel strongly about but it just gets so old? I'm tempted to write a spite fic. You've said you've done a few of those, do you feel this amount of Spite often??

Yeah, i really do. Character bashing is one of those things i really can’t stand, even done to characters i dislike. Criticism is cool, and good for character development, but bashing is just. So out of character? I loathe it. Tbh ooc stuff fueled at least 80% of my spite fics, so i say go for it if you’re inspired. :P

As much as I love Klance, I don’t want them together until after season 5. 

Ya’ll wanna make this relationship happen fast, but I say w a i t.

Remember Robin and Starfire from the good Teen Titans?

Remember how well written that was? How good it felt when they did get together?

C h i l l

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Who can say what the heart wants? (inspired by @gentlesleaze​)

I love how Sportacus is never even slightly surprised when it turns out to be Robbie causing all the trouble around town. I’m like 80% sure he’s playing along with Robbie’s schemes at this point tbh 

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Your Literary Dinner Party Experience:

Wuthering Heights: The food is as unappealing as the host’s personality. You find yourself fleeing the estate and taking refuge in the surrounding moorlands before the second course is served.

Great Expectations: The host wears a mildewed wedding dress as she cuts what looks to be a thirty-year-old piece of vanilla cake. You sit quietly and try to fake a smile.

Northanger Abbey: You think your host is the type of person who might have murdered his wife and hid her body in a dusty old dresser. As you take a bite of the pot roast it doesn’t even occur to you that he might just be a dick.

Jane Eyre: The fare is far better than the stale bread and bitter tea provided at your boarding school, but that’s little comfort when the host’s wife keeps setting the table linens on fire.

Dracula: You know that you are sipping on a fine Cabernet, but what is he drinking?

Pride and Prejudice: Over dessert, one of your guests confesses that he has fallen in love with you in spite of your family’s terrible table manners. You stab your pudding with your spoon and tell him he’s the last man you could ever be prevailed upon to marry.

  • Malcolm: I lost the love of my life because of this child. How can I raise him?
  • Blue: You can be a good father to him. Just try. He needs a name, you know.
  • Malcolm: Ugh, fine. What's a name a kid would hate? Rumplestiltskin! Yeah, he'll get picked on for sure!
  • Blue: Well, this seems like the start of a great parent-child relationship that I'm sure won't backfire in any way. Great job, me!