You can beleive whatever you want to believe about the morality of various sexual orientations and gender identies. On social.theliturgists.com, honest questions are always welcome (assuming they are behind a content warning).
Telling people you don’t approve of their orientation or gender identity is not allowed. Full stop. This is an affirming environment.
This include telling people “the Bible” or “God” doesn’t approve of them.
Violations earn a one-way ticket to Bans-ville.
@hope @Ricci @Leah I’m a 4 and as I’ve done work I’ve started to realize that I do want to be known. Even though it is messy and impossible because I’m super complicated and nuanced. But knowing my true self (in any given moment in its current nuance) and being able to project my true self (fully understood or not) is my dance of knowing, revealing and deepening (then often withdrawing-because vulnerability is terrifying) I think I’m a mystery because I’m ever evolving. #🐈
I've been reading the Nag Hammadi texts because I want to go back to what early Christians were reading before a canon was established.
Started with the Gospel according to Thomas and found more than a few meaty/beautiful/intriguing sayings attributed to Jesus to unpack:
"I am the one who comes from what is whole"
"If they ask you, 'What is the evidence of your Father in you?' say to them, 'It is motion and rest."
@Ricci I’m more ‘Girl it’s okay if you don’t have enough energy for a shower today. Try again tomorrow’
I just made the mistake of trying to engage the visual #artists among us without a picture. Sorry! See above TOOT. Toot toot (the novelty has not yet worn off, toot toot!)
Evangelical/charismatic beliefs and deconstruction
Folks who still believe in God but have deconstructed or are in the process, and especially those who were in a more charismatic setting, as I always was... what are your thoughts now on prophecy? For me, it was always such a huge part of my church and faith experience, so much so that I relied on prophecies I received as proof of my “calling” or God’s “will” for me. Would love to know what others who were in a similar space have done with that.
Your worth doesn’t come from:
How hard you work.
How much money you have/make.
How popular you are.
How artistic you are.
How good you are at something.
Who you know.
What you do.
How you look.
Your worth comes from:
As a black, Malawian woman who has been a foreigner in all the places I have lived in for the past 8 years, articulating who god is in response to my existence and the particularity of my identity has been necessary for my survival and that of my relationship with the divine.
@Aubrianne speaking as a fellow 4 I think sometimes we try to give people the benefit of the doubt and assume they surely aren’t 6’s 😂😂😂 I have to admit that in my early Enneagram studies I was guilty of this a lot. I hope 🤞🏻 I’ve grown.
@Joy_concepcion My personal experience is that 8s can be the most tender and vulnerable once they feel safe. On Enneagram panels they are among the most heartbreaking. So... glad that you are representing. And Big Five is the primary scholars/empirical personality system, and it involves traits that fall along a bell curve (so people are likely to have at lease some middling traits). Four of the five correlate with MBTI.
I am a total baby in the #deconstruction world. It was just over a year ago that I admitted to myself that I didn’t actually believe in the God that had monopolized my thoughts, time and personhood up to that point in my life. It has been a really amazing year, heartbreaking and beautiful, simultaneously. However, I have really struggled to find community (other than my husband) so it is wonderful to be here. Always a mystic, Bible school drop out, home educator. Glad to meet you! #introductions
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