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Hey! I'm queer, married, step-dad, corgi dad, ex-Church-of-Christ, philosophical Taoist, School Psychology grad student.

I talk about anti-capitalism, disability, LGBTQ*, education systems, psychology, but mostly dogs, memes, gay culture, and nerd culture.

I'm an Enneagram 9, INF(P), Hufflepuff. Love Marvel comics, but especially X-Men. Trying to be a film buff.

Be my friend?

So I walk into a local middle school and it looks like things are going well.

Christian Denominations as Enneagram Numbers 

Quakerism (so very 9) – "Sir, we're going to revoke your speaking privileges if you don't keep your comments under 2 minutes."

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Christian Denominations as Enneagram Numbers 

The United Church of Christ (8w7) – Burning down the patriarchy on Saturday, PTL on Sunday

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Christian Denominations as Enneagram Numbers 

The Episcopal Church (3w4) – We welcome you if you are rich and successful OR an artistic social reject.

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Christian Denominations as Enneagram Numbers 

"Welcome to non-denominationalism (7w6), where you'll experience the Joy of the Lord™️, homosexuality can be overcome, and talking about hard feelings is okay if it's in the past tense. Also, Hell is forever if you ever backslide."

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Christian Denominations as Enneagram Numbers 

Moved toward health in the Church of Christ (1 moving to 7) – "Rules are the most important thing, but grace exists and it's okay to be happy sometimes."

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Christian Denominations as Enneagram Numbers 

I'll go through my experiences:

I started in unhealthy Church of Christ (1 moving to 4) – "Following the rules is the only thing that matters in the whole Universe, and we're the only ones who have ever understood those rules."

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Has anyone done a "Christian Denominations As Enneagram Numbers" thread?

It feels like an Anglo/American expression of Taoism, Zen, and Native spirituality. Pacifism, anarchy, community, nature, environment. I can get behind this.

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I'm not surprised that the only type of spirituality I can engage in is sitting in silence, non-hierarchical, not explicitly Christian, connected to nature and community, socially active, thoughtful, deliberate.

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I started attending a Quaker/ Friends Meeting and I like it. It's been 4 years since I've been part of a faith community in person.

It's almost as if exvies are as militant about ideological purity as they were indoctrinated to be

After processing this show for the past week, I can't help but feel like there may be a spirituality for me, just over the horizon.

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I need a therapist like @mike described. I've had about 4 therapists, but none of them call me out for intellectualizing everything. I need help ~feeling~

The United Methodist Church and LGBTQ Equality. 

Given today’s vote from the UMC Special Conference, I can no longer call myself a Methodist. In solidarity with LGBTQ people, I am seeking a new churh home.

I know there are faithful Methodists fighting to reform the church. I love & appriciate those people. But, that is not my calling. As laity, I will support and be a part of a denomination that recognizes the full dignity and humanity of all sexual orientations and gender identites.

"A 9 lifeguard would just jump in the water with a drowning person and hold their hand as they drowned." – @mike

Probably one of the biggest unacknowledged impacts of capitalism on our life is the artificial scarcity of time.

Without capitalism, we could all work less. We could rest more. We could let selfcare, play and creation come intuitively. A lot of things don’t need to be scheduled.
We could just let time happen without any obligation to make a particular use of it.

Not talking about capitalism in a lesson on economic justice is like not talking about Whiteness in a lesson on racial injustice.

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