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5th-May-2008 01:35 am (UTC)
this is soooo off topic but.. i would love to meet and hang out with you when i finally make it home
5th-May-2008 01:51 am (UTC)
That's a given, my friend - and will definitely be happening.

5th-May-2008 02:07 am (UTC)
I love your video posts. I wish you made them more often. *pout*
5th-May-2008 02:51 pm (UTC)
I'll make more, I promise!
5th-May-2008 03:01 am (UTC)
Best video ever. LOL Yay!
5th-May-2008 03:31 am (UTC)
I like these!

I saw Trembling Before G*d at an lgbtq film festival and really loved it. Mostly because I grew up fundamentalist and very much believed (mostly out of fear) from around 10-14 and then went into an odd tailspin. I think I know what that kind of belief is like and, let me tell you, it's got long roots. Thanks for meeting that kind of experience halfway, bub!

More of these, please!
5th-May-2008 03:50 am (UTC)
I just let your posts run on, and I listened to your post regarding the documentary "Trembling Before God." It was early morning and you were moved by it, but I did not get what it was that upset you besides the judgmental preachers - as if you needed more,right? Can you talk a bit about what upset you? I will have to put it on my netflix list, if it isn't on there already.

There is a book I'm reading that, in many places in the book, I thought of you and I wanted to send you a copy. It's by Eckhart Tolle, the author of The Power of Now. The book is called A New Earth: Awakening your Life's Purpose. It's about getting in touch with your Being, your consciousness, and about tapping into the world's consciousness, about being the higher consciousness to bring this world into a place of peace and better communication. It strips away fluff and bullshit and places things in their beautiful simplicity. I know you are one to take into account the beauty and sadness that make up our reality; you are one who feels this existence deeply. I don't know, I thought a lot about you when reading this book. Oprah is all about this book, and has podcasts of discussions with the author on itunes and on her website.

What I love about it is I can take things slowly and digest what he is saying, and he isn't selling a religion or a cult or anything like that; he is peeling away to find our inner selves, and how those selves, bathed in love, can bring about the betterment of our mortal lives.

love you!
5th-May-2008 02:57 pm (UTC)
More than anything, it's the staggering hypocrisy that religion uses as a means of trying to make people into things they aren't, never will be, and never could be - unless they lie, which is perfectly fine. It's as if robbing someone of their identity or the parts that make them a whole person is not only acceptable, but preferential.

That and the complete lack of respect in deciding that certain things (sexuality, for instance here) can be changed if the person wanted to or loved god badly enough - it's ludicrous. It bothers me how many people are so desperate to believe that they'll make these compromises of self and lower their standards so quickly just to fit in, and the grease keeping these machines working is 100% guilt and shame. Religion disgusts me.

I'll add that one to my book list for sure - I'm about 7 books behind at the moment!

I love you too, Nina - always will.
5th-May-2008 03:44 pm (UTC)
Succinct. I want to watch it, then I get really angry at stuff like that.

I just read a great quote that fits in:
"Conformity is the jailer of freedom and the enemy of growth." -John F. Kennedy
5th-May-2008 06:31 am (UTC) - I wanna bite your face
I love you. I just do!
5th-May-2008 07:50 am (UTC)
Best joke ever!!!
That was too cute.
6th-May-2008 03:10 pm (UTC)
i love your video posts.. i totally do! puppiiieeeeeesss... and i always laugh at the giftmas broadcast with damiens ass in it.. you trying to carry on talking seriously when you'd rather go ravage him lmao
6th-May-2008 07:53 pm (UTC)
I love your video posts. I wish you were my neighbor.:-)It's funny, I was having a discussion on faith with a Christian friend of mine the other day. She suggested a new book called How to Believe: Teachers and Seeker Show the Way to a Modern, Life-changing faith by Jon Spayde. From the reviews I've read, it's not meant to convert any one, but rather to address questions non-believers have.

I have it on order from my local bookstore. If it's worth a read, I'll let you know. It sounds fascinating.
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