I... I could explain the context behind this, but I think I'll just let it exist. This took me longer than I anticipated, so I hope ya'll enjoy it.

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Had an idea for a meme and then realized only a handful of my friends who grew up in Evangelical circles would get it and then that it was probably heretical, even though the sentiment was nice.

surgery, transness 

Feeling semi-anonymous and so more at ease sharing this. I'm a trans lady, and about 7 months ago had gender affirmation surgery. It went really well and I'm fine. It's been strange, however, to consider the ideas of "embodiment" and "loving myself as I am" and my own ego chasing "that" instead of "This," and undergoing such a drastic physical change. I wonder if it was driven by my ego chasing its tail, and it makes me worried that I was unwise. It's hard to navigate honestly.

Listening to the Loving This podcast and then the latest episode of the Liturgists, I love how @vishnu seems to me to be more at ease with letting the conversations be what they are - feels very on message :)

sly‿⁔ boosted

So it's been forever since I've been on here. You're all still cool!

Anyway, I want to start dating again -- it's been a solid year and a half since my ex and I separated.
. . . does anyone have experience with online dating? Or dating at all after growing up as a homeschooled boy in I-Kissed-Dating-Goodbye culture and literally only going on one date ever? I feel lost. And very gay. I'm rambling.

#introductions I guess 

"Relatively young" émigré LGBT ex-Christian socialist musician face. I think you're gorgeous.

Being interpretatively creative irt scripture felt necessary for survival/my mental health. I was also inquisitive and obstinate which turned damning. The faith of those around me began to look empty and sinister from the stage (still playing for the worship team). So I lost the plot, which felt *good*

But old seeds still germinate and might grow in different soils. Here I am now

Why's it 'Good Friday'?

"Let's see, we've got betrayal based in greed, an unfair trial, physical and psychological abuse and torture, divine abandonment, and death. What should we call it?"

*BURP* "How 'bout 'Good Friday?'"

"Todd, you absolute madman! You see? You see, folks? That's why Todd is going to be Vice Manager for Biblical Marketing soon. Let's do it."

"And why don't we rebrand the crucifix as our symbol instead of something about the resurrection?"

"This is gold, Todd, solid gold"

This toot is for everyone out there who has never even had the opportunity to toot. To those for whom the dream of tooting was kept under lock and key, jealously hidden away by the spiteful and selfish. I see you. I hear you. May this toot bear fruit.

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