Thanks! Don’t get me wrong, my parents ARE loving Catholics, but my Mom struggles with her faith a lot and sometimes that leads into her zealot-y moments.
I told her she should be happy that I grew up as a kind person but knew my own mind and felt free enough to think for myself. She still doesn’t understand that no religion =/= no moral code.
I know she still loves me, because most of the time she was very good at the whole unconditional love thing, but she’s been a very bitter person the last few years and takes it out on her children a lot.
She’s like ”We tried to raise you right… Baptized you, you got confirmed… and look at you.”
My mom can be wicked hateful.
She feels like she failed and she wondered what Tall-dude and I were gonna end up doing. I told her we may live together, and she’s one of those bitches who still calls it ”living in sin” and then, just to please her, I was like ”…And then we’ll get married,” and she’s like ”Bullshit. You won’t have a ‘blessed’ marriage you don’t believe in that.”
NO. I FUCKING DON’T. SORRY I HAVE MY OWN FUCKING IDEAS ABOUT STUFF. SHUT THE FUCK UP. YOU DON’T EVEN LIKE BEING CATHOLIC.
And my mom literally said she’s worried about where HER immortal soul will end up. Hasn’t said shit about if she’s worried I’m going to hell.
SORRY I CAN USE CRITICAL THINKING SKILLS AND DECIDED HOW I FELT ABOUT RELIGION(i.e. it really doesn’t do anything for me and I don’t believe in God, although I see the beauty in a lot of religions).
OH I’M THE WORST FUCKING PERSON EVER BECAUSE I’M NOT CATHOLIC AND I DON’T HATE MYSELF AND DON’T BUY INTO THE INHERENTLY-SINFUL THING.
And if I get any fucking anon-hate about how people are happy being Catholic or whatever, that’s cool. There’s stuff about Catholicism that I think are beautiful, but overall it doesn’t jibe with my world view, and also I’m allowed to have feelings about how I was indoctrinated as a child, brought to church every sunday for years and years, was lauded by my church community for being a child they had high spiritual hopes for, taken to a bunch of ”holy” sites, taught about how God’s love is unconditional… just don’t feel too good about yourself, it’s a sin; had my room decorating with statues of the Virgin Mary and Saints and stuff…
And I STILL have nightmares about satan, about sinfulness, about how I’m probably doing wrong by leaving The Church.
To my parents, someone is not TRULY good unless they are also Catholic. Sure, they love a lot of people who aren’t Catholic, but they gossip about all my relatives who only go to church on Christmas or whatever, and see it as a personal failing on my part. My Dad, who is more religious than my mom, is WAY cooler with me and who I am and the fact I don’t want to go to church than my Mom is.
Like, go to church. Pray for my fucking soul or whatever, if it makes you feel better. Just don’t make me feel like a bad person because I’m not who you wanted me to be religiously.
If they don’t get your 30 Rock references, that’s a dealbreaker, ladies!
This week, India became the first Asian nation to reach Mars when its orbiter entered the planet’s orbit on Wednesday — and this is the picture that was seen around the world to mark this historic event. It shows a group of female scientists at the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) congratulating one another on the mission’s success.
The picture was widely shared on Twitter where Egyptian journalist and women’s rights activist Mona El-Tahawy tweeted: “Love this pic so much. When was the last time u saw women scientists celebrate space mission?”
In most mission room photos of historic space events or in films about space, women are rarely seen, making this photo both compelling and unique. Of course, ISRO, like many technical agencies, has far to go in terms of achieving gender balance in their workforce. As Rhitu Chatterjee of PRI’s The World observed in an op-ed, only 10 percent of ISRO’s engineers are female.
This fact, however, Chatterjee writes, is “why this new photograph of ISRO’s women scientists is invaluable. It shatters stereotypes about space research and Indian women. It forces society to acknowledge and appreciate the accomplishments of female scientists. And for little girls and young women seeing the picture, I hope it will broaden their horizons, giving them more options for what they can pursue and achieve.”
To read Chatterjee’s op-ed on The World, visit http://bit.ly/1u3fvGZ
Photo credit: Manjunath Kiran/AFP/Getty Images
Jennifer Lopez ft. LL Cool J - All I Have
OMG this song! I love the video, too.
Also she was dating fucking Ben Affleck during this album like what?!
Okay, so I decided to go back to 2003 for the ”Hits of…” playlist don’t worry bout it ok.
Baby Bash ft. Frankie J | Suga Suga (2003)
going through and updating any broken links from the past!
Okay this is from 2003/2004 but I can’t find ”No Es Amour” so whatever.
This is a great song, IDEC.
Listening to the ”Hits of 2005” Spotify playlist and IT’S TAKING ME BACK HOLY SHIT.
That was the year I graduated from middle school and then entered high school.
Fucking pivotal year.
Gonna reblog some hits of 2005 that I was listening to at the time.
what has macklemore been doing since he ended homophobia
CURRENTLY COVETING: NYX WICKED LIPPIES
Who else is crying over these new lipsticks by NYX? The Wicked range is made up of 12 witchy, jeweled toned shades - just in time for fall *__*
why does NYX keep doing this to me btw???
None of these things are necessary for survival and reproduction. That is exactly what makes them so splendid. When we take our basic evolutionary wiring and transform it into something far beyond any prosaic matters of survival and reproduction … that’s when humanity is at its best. That’s when we show ourselves to be capable of creating meaning and joy, for ourselves and for one another. That’s when we’re most uniquely human.
And the same is true for sex. Human beings have a deep, hard-wired urge to replicate our DNA, instilled in us by millions of years of evolution. And we’ve turned it into an intense and delightful form of communication, intimacy, creativity, community, personal expression, transcendence, joy, pleasure, and love. Regardless of whether any DNA gets replicated in the process.
Why should we see this as sinful? What makes this any different from chocolate souffles and King Lear?
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