If you’re so spiritual, why do you not believe we could change? If you mistreat us, and we change, you’ll come out on the wrong side. My sister has faith. Her faith suits her and I don’t come out the bad guy. I’m just not there yet in her eyes … and in a universe where the odds of our existence are one in four hundred quadrillion, who knows? Her way of thinking is perfect.
Great line …
People bring their morality to their religious texts; they don’t get their morality from them.
We accept our fate but it doesn’t mean we don’t go down swinging. We don’t want to die as much as the next person but we also know that death is natural and we’ll be okay. We know our purpose, and we’re evolving. Knowing that our purpose is to grow, to survive, to explore, and with all the drawbacks, we are doing it. Too slow for my liking though
The problem isn’t that you don’t accept us. We’re just not supposed to bring it out into the open. Why? Who are we hurting? You can’t change what you believe just by wanting to. It doesn’t work that way.
I made the mistake of thinking I would be accepted for who I am and not what I believe. All I wanted to do during that lunch, was retreat. I was stunned, and hurt and would have liked to go off somewhere to lick my wounds. I couldn’t leave though since I was Linda’s ride and didn’t want anyone really knowing there was something wrong.
But I know how to convince people that I’m fine and there’s nothing wrong. Lots of practice.
We are persecuted, and yes, our lives would be easier if we weren’t different, but this wasn’t our choice. Some can’t be indoctrinated and some prefer their same sex. They hurt no one. But non-believers are thrilled that they don’t have to worship deities as if they’re still in the middle ages, and homosexuals have no problem with their sexuality. No one’s getting hurt by our being who we are, and the only ones with a problem are the ones who think they rule the moral high grounds. and the ironic part is that the only ones who despise us are the ones problems are with the people who are told to love one another.
We like the part of us that can’t be changed. And if I end up suddenly worshipping a religion, call the police because I’ve been brainwashed. We’re being hunted because we scare the cult religions. When the way you grow your flock is through indoctrination, that growth has to be maintained. It’s like anti-rejection medicine. Your mind knows that your indoctrination is a foreign entity just as the body recognizes an imposter. It’s unnatural. You’re pulled back in by fear and guilt and are never given a chance to question. Losing faith is what happens when you start to question. Your religion will never allow that to happen. Losing faith is actually healing from indoctrination. If you let it play out, the church will slowly lose its hold on you.
Try to eradicate us, but we’re happy with who we are. And we don’t need top ups to stay happy. We hate the way we’re treated though, and who wouldn’t?
I speculate though. I ‘sci-fi’ my ideas on life and death, and get to change them on whim.
Get out of our way. We’re the ones who can make things better because we’re not doing it for anyone but us … no god.
She had the opportunity to explain herself, since she knew I wasn’t going. That’s because she knows I’m right. I would like to think that my friend explained to the others what really happened, and how hurt I was. They all went, expect for the two of us. I would like to think that they chose me, but don’t expect them to.
I just realized that most mothers are empathic.
It has to be a movement, not a war. And it has to go slow.
It’s been awhile. My aunt died. I’ve be so sadly preoccupied and it was hard to have to explain it here.