that awkward moment when you go down to the laundry room and there’s two missionaries bearing their testimonies to some guy in there and you just act like nothing’s going on and put your clothes in
wait what does that even mean omg. is that some kind of kinky sex move
BEARING THEIR TESTIMONIES?!?!?!
put that AWAY, MAN.
time to ask my christian friends.
it’s not even a christian thing, it’s a mormon thing.
mormons who are ‘called’ to go on mission do so because they believe they have a testimony telling them to do so - that is, god is literally speaking to them and telling them to do this.
so the missionaries bearing testimony? they’re explaining their personal stories of why they are mormon, why they are on this mission, and why you should be mormon too. it’s not *just* teaching the tenets of mormonism by saying “these are the words in the book.” it’s saying, “these words coming out of my mouth were literally put there by god.”
it’s not just a missionary thing, it’s a regular part of church in the lds community. people get up in church and bear testimony. they stand up in front of everyone and say “so here’s this conversation i had with god.”
… I cannot underline this enough. In an environment where there is no meaningful no, there can be no meaningful yes.
I could write endless words on this topic, but they would all boil down to that.
Give me the freedom to refuse consent without consequence, without begging, without manipulation, without pressuring until I give up … then I can say yes to you, give enthusiastic consent in whatever manner (verbal or non) we agree on.
Top Gear made fun of mexican people. They said we’re fat, gassy, that our food looks like vomit, and that our work sucks. They practically said that we’re shit. Someone said “Imagine waking up and remembering you’re Mexican” “That would be great. You could just fall asleep again”
I swear I’m not fat, gassy, My food does not look like vomit and I don’t suck.
I found the video in question.
It’s really, really fucking bad. The OP wasn’t exaggerating.
(made an exception, the poster isn’t the friendly racist the Top Gear dudes are)
Jeremy Clarkson is one of the most vile people ever. The other two pricks aren’t much better.
i’ve always wondered how, when you’ve worked your whole life to be good enough for one person, you can turn them away. When you’ve devoted so much time and so much energy and turned away from so much that could have made your life good, how you could shun the person you need, just because they went on without you.
i’m gatsby, damn it.
daisy loved him. god, daisy loved him. she was stupid and petty and was in love with the way coins shined, but she would’ve left nick, i know she would’ve. If only Gatsby could drop his pride for three friggin seconds. If he could realize that Daisy had to go on with her life. If he could accept that she had married Nick, that there was a baby now, that she had messed up.
She loved him so much and he couldn’t wrap his fat head around the years that took place between their affairs. That when she felt she couldn’t be with him, she felt she had to move on.
And I’m doing the same thing. Shit. Well at least everything turns out good for Gatsby in the end…… lol.
The position statements are very carefully worded on their Canadian site. However, they are still openly anti-choice, and pro-celibacy in the case of homosexuality. They are claiming to not refuse help to queers and women who have had abortions. I think I can cite both websites though to make my point to the school.
What I need to do now is find some inclusive and secular social service agencies to suggest as alternatives for next year.
Daily Bread Food Bank seems to be very inclusive! Their name, “Daily Bread,” is a term taken from the Lord’s Prayer (“Our Father”) and it was started by a group of Catholic nuns, but all of their belief statements seem to be purely for SOCIAL change, not religious at all. http://www.dailybread.ca/
CP24 Chum Christmas Wish is a toy drive run by, obviously, CP24 Chum, with the RBC. Some might argue that because it is a “Christmas” gift drive, it’s inherently religious, but I’m an atheist and I still celebrate Christmas… I think winter gift-giving is no longer based in religion, and I think all kids deserve to feel good. http://shows.ctv.ca/TheWish.aspx
I’ve found that where mental treatment is concerned, therapy holds some sort of moral superiority over drugs in many people’s eyes. I think many people still feel that mental disorders are spiritual illnesses, not medical ones, and that treating them with a pill is some sort of cop-out. (Imagine the public furor if researchers came up with a pill to, say, erase the feeling of guilt.)
This would explain why, though therapy is still stigmatized–after all, the Ideal Person works out these issues on his or her own–it is considerably less looked down upon than psychotropic medication. Our culture values struggle and hard work so much that even recovering from an illness should be mentally effortful.
this is the question that scared the living shit out of me and i don’t know why
jesus fuck I took the test
Thoughtful to the extreme, you are often obsessed with perfection and the rules governing your own personal interests. Your world is black and white. You love to work within a logical system, such as language, computer programming, or mathematics. Manipulating a system that can be completely understood is a distinct pleasure to you, because of your confidence in the underlying veracity of your belief system. Because of your appreciation for logic and order, those who speak or think in a sloppy manner are apt to generate more than their share of wrath. Although very amiable, you are not drawn to friendships out of a sense of personal need. You are just as happy by yourself with a good book or puzzle. Because you are so involved with thought, you will on occasion have difficulty dealing with the day-to-day problems of a normal life. Taking out the trash, doing the dishes, these are often left until the last possible moment, if at all.
oh my god that’s horrifyingly accurate. Language. Perfection. Friendly but fine with being alone. Day to day issues with normal tasks. This is me.
Verbally and mentally fluid, you are refreshing and illuminating to those around you. This is occasionally somewhat discounted by the obvious pleasure that you take in exercising your mental acuity. Although generally peaceful you can often take a verbally aggressive tact in relations with the world, which can often be misunderstood by those around you. Innovative in the extreme, you can often think yourself right out of the correct answer to a given problem. Many times you are referred to as your own worst enemy. You tire very quickly of routine and so make poor clerks or administrative help. You also have no respect for authority and little patience for those you regard as inferior, most especially those in charge. Experimentation is your watchword and can occasionally lead to experience for its own sake and shallow decadence. Your thought can sometimes be scattered and disconnected.
Do you celebrate Christmas and put up a Christmas tree?
I do, because Christmas is a secular consumerist holiday, no matter how…
No, but mostly because I have cats who would destroy the thing. I’ve been wondering what I’ll do when I have kids though. I do collect some ornaments that I’ve had since I was a kid and I put them around the house on stands. I give presents to family members because everyone else in my life is mostly Christian.
Yes, I do, because Christmas is way more about tradition than religion, in my book. Before I ‘came out’ as atheist I was still … not very religious at all, but called myself Christian. And I celebrated Christmas even though I didn’t really care about the religious connotations. So why should I stop? It’s a time for family. We have our family traditions for the holiday and that means SO much more than if I just didn’t celebrate the holiday at all simply because I’m not Christian. If that makes sense?
i can figure out who most of my page views are from, but i have a whole bunch of views from ballinger tx, and they didn’t find me through a reblog, or go to my site directly, they googled “tumblr these shackles on”