Things Are Going To Slide
People keep suggesting that hundreds of years from now most of the citizens of the future will look back and regard the fight for same-sex marriage in the same favorable way that most of today's citizens regard racial integration as a good thing. And maybe they will. But I think there will also be serious negative repercussions for the church. Why on earth should these hypothetical citizens of the future have any respect or love for Jehovah? In order to avoid some serious cognitive dissonance, the Bible wouldn't just need to be re-interpreted, it would need to be re-written. One can make a case that Jehovah was in the business of freeing the Chosen People from slavery. But one simply can't make the case that Jehovah was in the business of marrying gays and lesbians without some serious self-deception. It doesn't just require a re-interpretation of scripture, it requires re-writing scripture. So if the Church exists at all in 500 years, and these hypothetical citizens are indeed grateful for being enlightened out of the Church's social backwardness, they will have re-invented God to fit society's image of what God ought to be, not what the biblical God actually is.
And my question is: Why bother with the biblical God at all?
What does one wear to a baby shower? I'm going to my first ever today.
Do you put your money where your mouth is?
if you live with your SO, do you share a bed? was this easy or difficult to adjust to when you first moved in together? if you don't share, what kinda setup do you have?
i don't live w/ my SO but sometimes i wonder how we'd handle that, because i'm so used to having bed space all to myself heh.
What's something irritating that's happened to you recently?
I was trying to wrap my friend's baby shower gift (a baby bath tub). The thing is all curves and no angles. Wrapping gifts isn't my strong suit anyway. I finish wrapping it up, and I realize I left the receipt (not the gift receipt, the whole damn thing) inside the wrap and had to do it over again.
What's something you're excited about?
I'm seeing Our Lady Peace tonight :)
1. So, lookin' for actual advice at the moment. I am in an open (non-exclusive) relationship and I do everything in my power to not be a jerk. I spent some time last night with someone who is not the person I am "seeing", and I am now covered from head to toe in (consensual and FUN) bruises. In your opinion, what would be the least-jerky way to handle this state of affairs? It is 90+ degrees outside, so a full suit of anything is pretty much out. Right now I'm going with fishnets and a collared 3/4 sleeve shirt, but the bruises will surely be seen before they disappear.
[EDIT!] I was unspecific, sorry. I fully plan on telling him, what I am looking for is advice on how to do so in the best way. And yes, it is something more naughty than hickies, but this guy I'm seeing isn't exactly in to this particular way of playing, but he is aware that I am.
2. Will you post a video of your favorite song about sex? If so, please proceed. If not, will you share the title? If it's not in English, will you tell me the general gist?
Hubby's birthday is on Tuesday, yay! ALL he wants for his birthday is to go to Atlantic City and stay the night and have some alone time. He insists he does not want me to buy him anything, and he'd rather spend the money in AC because there isn't anything he wants/needs. I feel really, really bad not getting him a physical thing...He is the kind of person that is impossible to buy for and if he wants something he just outright buys it.
So TQC, should I really not buy him anything? I feel awful :( WWYD?
do some dog breeds smell worse than others?
have you tried birchbox?
do you prefer swimming in salt water, fresh water or chlorinated water?
What are some essentials to bring on a festival/camping trip? I'm leaving for ten days in a couple of hours and I feel like I'm forgetting everything.
Any fun plans for you the next couple of days?
Do you sing in the shower? If so, what is your song of choice?
(Inspired by a lady singing "Funkytown" really loudly in the locker room at the gym yesterday)
I was at IKEA today buying stuff for my new apartment and in the hassle of getting through the line and all the people, I totally didn't check the receipt as we went through the line. When I got home, I realized I was charged twice for a mattress I bought. I guess I have no way of proving that I didn't buy two and I realize I should have checked the receipt before I left. Is it worth the hassle of trying to get a refund since I can't really prove this?
Anyways, I'm trying to get all the essentials of living before we move. What are some things you think you absolutely need when you first move into a new home/apartment? Any small items that you might forget?
Does anyone else have a preference for closed, small spaces?
I feel like they bring me immense comfort, especially if they are dark and quiet. I fall asleep in MRI machines and other such places.
Any suggestions on creating a getaway space based on this?
I've thought of a box or my closet (which is on the small side), but I'm also open to suggestions.
When does the high schools in your area go back to school? Has it changed since you were in high school?
Have you ever written a novel? Did it get published? What about a short story that got published?
Will you please tell me about the process?
(I have some silly idea in my head that I might have a novel lurking around in my noggin)
Do you have stickers on your car? If so what are they?
I have just one, it says "those who ignore history are condemned to repeat it" It's political but not outright offensive to anyone.
Don't have/don't drive: Do you know how to swim? When/how did you learn?
I learned at summer camp. I'm pretty horrible, and I basically told the instructors no way in hell was I ever going to learn to dive because I am mortally afraid of being upside down for even a little bit.
What did you do today?
I cleaned the office, kitchen (including the microwave!), dressing room, and bedroom. I also did laundry, went to lunch with my cousin, argued with my mother, made a pitcher of tea, gave the kitty treats (very important), and will now be lurking the internet feeling accomplished on my day off.
So, when I was cleaning my microwave I got most of it clean except the roof(?)/Inside top(?)/Ceiling(?). I have tried 409, a bowl of water microwaved to steam it, and a bowl of water microwaved with dish soap. It will not get clean! It looks like I melted butter and put it all over the top. I'm annoyed.
How do you clean the roof(?)/Inside top(?)/Ceiling(?) of your microwave?
One of my out-of-town friends just had a baby. This is her third.
I want to send her something, but I don't know what.
Either for her or for her new baby girl.
which harry potter death(s) affected you most?
Will you please tell me about your latest purchase? Pictures are nice.
What really bothers me is when people will sit there and gossip about someone else's life/business.
Like they will email me and be like 'OMG! So-n-so did this or so-n-so got fired for sexuall harrassment or whatever.... I mean seriously people... we are adults and it isn't our business or place to blab about what has happened in someone else's life. If they want the world to know about what happened in their life then they will post it all over the internet or whatever.