Hey Everyone!!!! THIS: becoming free is coming out soon!!!!! I'm so excited!!!!!
Thank you @vishnu's ego for existing enough to write a book 😉
#introduction I was raised charismatic pentecostal. I was taught to distrust all other sources of knowledge besides our church's specific interpretation of the bible. Almost as soon as I wasn't in their bubble I looked back and rejected it all. I was a closeted atheist for a while, but then I learned (thanks to @mike & @vishnu) that the Christian tradition is way broader and deeper than I could imagine. I decided that there was room for me within it and labeled myself a Christian Atheist.
Hey Liturgists fam - our little corner of the fediverse is apparently pretty hoppin! on the site https://instances.social, we are 52/5200 (top 1%!) in terms of number of users (3084), but 199/5200 in terms of toots - I guess that means we are less chatty than average. Thank you @mike for setting this up, and giving us an alternative to the Zuckerberg/Dorsey dystopian vision of social media. Good to be here with all of you!
I can’t stand it when people say “you’re quiet” when in a group situation. Like what the fuck? Is that supposed to make me talk? If I had something to say I’d say it. Maybe try engaging me in conversation instead of just pointing out the fact that I’m not talking as much as other people. Maybe I’m not talking because I already feel on the outside or like I don’t belong in the group. Calling me out on it isn’t helping. Only makes it worse.
@jennyk Hey before you cancel, you should be able to opt out of search-engine indexing. It's under preferences in edit profile I believe and it's a check mark you select.
It should make them unsearchable if you do that, but it wouldn't hurt to check
Advice for breaking up with church
I think I need to break up with the PCA church I've attended weekly for 7 years. My views are radically different than when I became a member, and I don't feel like I can be honest there.
Here's the thing, my deconstruction happened under the radar and I've never outed myself, so as far as they know, everything is fine.
I've been putting this off for weeks because I don't know what to tell them, but pretty soon they'll notice I've stopped coming.
What are you’re favorite mastadon instances besides the liturgists?
I only look at the local timeline here on Mastadon, but I’ve been checking it like crazy while on vacation (too much visiting with family). And y’all are amazing, but you don’t toot enough💩. I’ve even gone over to the twit bird a couple of time 😱
Grew up Southern Baptist went to a Christian School and Honor Academy (Teen Mania / Aerie the Fire). Science in college allowed me to interpret the Bible in non conservative ways. 2018 neuroscience knocked my faith in Free Will out from under me. I've lost my faith in the story of Salvation as a result. I do miss my Christian faith and the cognitive benefits of it. I'm seeking ways to reconnect with Christianity in spite of my agnosticism.
#becauseofRHE I’m still married. I still have community with Christians. I’m no longer cynical and stubborn. And I’m not the only one. There are so many people who have been touched by her words, her faith, her love. Such a monumental loss
Guys! Gals! Non-conforming folk! I’m finally going to see End Game tomorrow!!! I’m so excited!!!
I’ve been off social media since last week trying to avoid spoilers. Which I guess isn’t so bad because it meant I got to spend more time with you great people. 😘
I think I’m the biggest marvel fan I know. And it’s been killing me to not see this movie. I’ve been waiting so long for it. But I’m on vacation visiting my wife’s family and you know: family first or whatever ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ 😜
Politics & Climate Change
This site is seriously freaking me out. Check it out at your own risk. But I feel like it’s so important to share. It makes one of the impacts of climate change personal. https://ss2.climatecentral.org/
I'm Canadian eh? Sorry aboot that
This is an instance for folks who follow The Liturgists Podcast, The Alien & The Robot, and other things The Liturgists create.