My problem seems to be that I'm poor and perpetually on the verge of homelessness or facing hunger. When I wasn't speaking to my family for three years I fell into a dysfunctional relationship with my wife's mother and aunt. They both gave generously to us in order to keep our heads above water. Their caring was genuine and I loved them both but at the same time that they loved us they judged us for being gay. This is a strange thing that I encounter often from Christians. I couldn't speak up… Continue
Added by Krista on January 31, 2009 at 8:00pm —
No big deal really, my brother has his new girlfriend over to my parents house for lunch. Nothing that anyone even really gets excited about. But immediately I'm upset again because for the hundredth time I'm watching one of my siblings enjoy normal, inclusive treatment from our parents that I'm not given. For me, it's enough to cry over. It's enough to make me blow off lunch and go hungry instead. Part of me asks, should I be upset? Am I overreacting? But wouldn't anyone feel the same… Continue
Added by Krista on January 30, 2009 at 6:33pm —
I decided to write this in order to draw attention to the damage that religion can cause to children. At the same time I want to say that my parents love me very much and have never done anything selfishly or to hurt me. Throughout my lifetime they have demonstrated that they would sacrifice endlessly to supply my needs and work towards my happiness. They are simply ignorant people who have always done what they thought was right.
Not two days ago I saw one of the children that used… Continue
Added by Krista on January 25, 2009 at 2:28pm —
Added by Krista on January 24, 2009 at 1:40am —
A bus load of Christian gay people ... yes I said Christian gay people ... tour the country protesting at Christian colleges that discriminate against their gay students.
I just watched this movie and some parts of it were heartrendingly moving. It's really hard for me to watch things about cruelty to gay people. (To any people really but with… Continue
Added by Krista on January 20, 2009 at 12:46am —
Growing up, my fundamentalist parents tried to teach a lot of wacky "values" that just didn't make sense to me. Let's start with patriotism. I feel lost trying to understand this concept. Even as a small child I didn't see what was good about that. I understand being concerned about the community/country you live in but ... I don't love
my country. It's just the place I happen to have been born. I'd rather think of myself as a citizen of the world. I think if more people thought that way… Continue
Added by Krista on January 13, 2009 at 7:55pm —
Poll: Should "In God We Trust" be removed?
Added by Krista on January 12, 2009 at 10:24pm —
I find it impossible to sleep on a regular basis. It really helps if I have somebody to chat with! Anybody willing to talk intelligent atheist stuff (or any fuckin' random thing) with a lesbian in the middle of the night? Message me!
Added by Krista on January 3, 2009 at 11:47pm —
It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.
My last post contained this quote and I thought I'd explain why I liked it. It reminds me of the way religious people censor their lives so that no contradicting ideas cause them to doubt. It was one of the things that bothered me most growing up. I was very curious about everything and was frustrated repeatedly by my parents taking books out of my hands and telling me they were of… Continue
Added by Krista on January 2, 2009 at 10:49pm —