When the Levee Breaks (new blog post)- I was driving back to my campsite at Glacier National Park and I am arguing with Tertullian, Augustine, the Council of Fucking Nicea, and the other monastic sets that funneled and shaped Christian dogma and Western history, when I have this Eureka moment. Everyone who fucked us over- in the past or in thought/action is already dead. They’re all dead. They don’t care. The people I am railing against are not going to read my book or listen to, open their hearts to people like us. And I’m sobbing because I’m having arguments with people who would’ve sentenced me to death and yet I’m the one who is alive.
I think what hurts aches the most is that these ppl said they spoke for god. How could god allow those things to be said or perpetuated in his/her/their/its name? A libel suit brought Oliver Wilde to his knees because he had been giving head on his knees to begin with. He died destitute in Paris with cerebral syphilis. He thought he died a failure. He was sentenced to death by society who outlawed homosexuals, differentess, black people, women, immigrants. You can try to outlaw differentess. That doesn’t stop the different ones from coming into this world.
As I have traveled through America, I see the great beauty and awe of this country. I’ve also really seen how arbitrary a lot of laws or social conventions are. America, all countries, all religions- your arbitrary laws, social conventions, etc. have become meaningless to me. They are wrapped in christian fiction, pomp, and exaggerated certainty. You’ve outlawed things like love and human rights for centuries.
I am not afraid of anyone or anything anymore. Except getting sick, dying alone, and Sallie Mae student loans. But even those things are not for certain either. (keep reading on Joshovaswitness.com)
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