#introductions 3/2 (bite me, im used to 1k limit)
I love gardening, and houseplants, enjoy making things, cooking, Im trying to become an artist, increasingly disconnecting from tech and switching to FOSS for the rest, entheogens are important to me, Im 4w5 or 5w4, play indie games, enjoy classical, indie folk, post rock, am super ADHD and love learning anything so you'll see me in your notes if you're doing cool shit
@mike what are the key words to look for to find a therapist like yours?
christianity, original sin +
Original sin is a really great and important metaphor when you clear it of the bullshit the 'Reformers' put on it. (just like the atonement).
To get started read it as "male privelege" then add on "white privelege", "heteronomativity" . "cissexism", "colonialism", etc, and you realize thats it's the complete network of all the evil the current world is built on and reproduces.
Religion++, trans love
This weekend I had my first major public thing as a woman. At the heart of our celebration of Pentecost my church affirmed and honored me with a Rite of Renaming. We make holy space for holy transformations, we uplift and support all in their becoming who God has always known them to be. Its a major source of support and safety, just like its supposed to be. All are welcome at Gods table, with a preferential option for the poor and oppressed. This is the real Church.
I've been having a hard time with #theLiturgists recently. Which is why I skipped tabs and wafers.
I just listened to the most recent episode. It reminds me of what I've loved, what I hated, and what I'm scared of for the Liturgists. The transition to LA based media company is fucking with me. And the advertisement (for the first time? ) feels like the opposite of the hope I got when Mike started this instance. Feels sad, but I hope the Liturgists 2.0 turns out ok.
@CulturalSavage I liked in this post where you say "I don't fit in... but I belong" nice (the rest of the article is good too but that stood out) http://culturalsavage.com/christianity/finding-hope/
Sometimes people seem to want to accuse me of putting a christian veneer on a different underlying faith when I explain myself with words from other traditions and relate them to my faith.. But I don't think thats at all what I'm doing.
It's more like using différance to try and strip away the blinders of what we assume the story says, to see what it IS.
You have to overcome familiarity with anything to truly see it. Our brains tend to fill in details with what we expect.
Coming out as woman 🧙♀️
Y'all so I'm in process of coming out. Told the people who know me IRL that are on fediverse, so now I can tell y'all. Im a transwoman!
Ive posted about granny weatherwax and gandalf gender before, and thats still true in its way, but I do really identify as a woman, and will be pursuing social transition.
Thank you all for your love and support and being a safe place to explore.
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