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Where I’ve Been and Where I Am

So, for those of you who don’t know my recent story, the long and short of it is my mother died and I have to be out of her apartment by December 4th. This recent turn of events got me thinking about the latter half of my life. These past ten years have been one hell of a thing to experience.

I’ve always wanted to move the fuck away from here. My mom got this apartment after we left the shelter when I was in middle school. It was not the best of neighborhoods back then. Sirens, gunshots, robberies, police on foot patrol. We had it all. It was ours though. First time since we left Atlanta and my dad left that we had our own place.

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Jesus Was A Dick As A Kid

If the Infancy Gospel of Thomas is to believed, Jesus was kind of a dick as a kid. My favorite stories about Jesus are contained within this Gnostic text that was not included in the Bible. It has a lot of interesting stories, but my favorite starts off with Jesus and a few kids playing on a roof.

The building Jesus and his friends were playing on was two stories tall. One kid was messing around and pushed another kid. That child fell off the roof and died. The rest of the kids saw this, got scared, and they ran. Jesus was the last one left on the roof. The parents of the dead kid heard about what happened and ran up to the building. They saw their child dead on the ground and Jesus standing on the roof alone.

They make the assumption that Jesus was the one who threw the kid off the and they were (quite obviously) pissed. Jesus jumped down from the roof of the two-story building and landed by the dead kid’s (Zeno) head.

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Christians Don’t Want Jesus

Last week I decided to re-read the New Testament of the Bible. I had actually been considering this for a while now, but a tweet I saw confirmed my decision. I can’t remember the exact quote, but the general gist of it was that Jesus never fought for social issues. I was taken aback that someone, particularly someone who called themselves Christian, would say something such as that. From what I remembered of the Bible, it was quite clear that Jesus was all about social issues.

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That got me thinking about what Jesus really was and was not about. We have a book filled to the brim detailing what Jesus did and did not like. It’s also filled to the brim with his own thoughts and words. You can even get one that has all of Jesus’ words written out in red ink to make it even easier to see. (The man was very loquacious.) Maybe, I thought, I was the one who was remembering things wrong and Jesus wasn’t the man I imagined him to be. With that in mind, I decided to crack open a Bible for the first time in years and take a good look at Jesus’ words and work.

As it stands, I’m pretty early in my readings of the New Testament. As I read though, I’m swiftly coming to the conclusion that Christians don’t really want Jesus.

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My Body Is Not A Fetish

So I know I’m kinda beating a dead horse, but I saw that post from the guy who just loves his wife’s “curvy body” and it got me thinking. Specifically, it got me thinking about the types of men who “love” (love is in quotes for a reason) fat women’s bodies. They fall in a few different categories.

The Revolutionary

First up is what I like to call the “Revolutionary”. He’s usually a “feminist” of some sort and he thinks his “love” of a fat woman is, well, revolutionary. He thinks he’s tearing down the patriarchy and societal expectations all on his own by daring to fuck a fat woman. He’s known for saying things like “I love her in spite of her curves/size”. He’s the king of backhanded compliments. The “fat” woman he usually goes for is actually average size for the US woman, but she’s fat in his eyes because she doesn’t have a body like Gisele Bündchen.

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Democrats and Abortion Access

So the Democratic campaign chairman recently came out and said that Democrats would be willing to fund candidates who oppose abortion rights. They are courting so-called “pro-life” Democrats. Isn’t that the exact opposite of what they’re supposed to be doing? Like, are they trying to lose most of their base?

That’s what it feels like, because what the base is hearing, basically, is they’re willing to fund candidates who oppose access to healthcare. Abortion is healthcare, it’s reproductive healthcare, so you want people who oppose a vital form of healthcare. That makes absolutely no sense. Like, I’m no political scientist, but this seems like a very not-smart move.

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A Word On Relationships Both Monogamous and Non-Monogamous

So a lot of people have discovered (?) polyamory and have deemed it the “new wave”.

“Why have one girlfriend when you can have two?” A tweet recently proclaimed. They went on to say that there’s “no secrets, no cheating, no sneaking around.” That’s not the case though. All of that can, and sometimes does, happen within polyamorous relationships.

That’s the problem with a lot of men (heterosexual men in particular). They think polyamory means “extra maid for the house”. They hear open relationship and think “have sex with whoever I want, whenever I want without consequences and have old reliable on standby”. It doesn’t really work like that.

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On The Accessibility Of Your Political And Literary Faves

Hey guess what?

A lot of your political faves don’t appeal to the masses because their writing is horrifically inaccessible. The same goes for those “literary classics” you love to gush over. The writing is just too damn dense. When every other word is some six or more letter SAT word and you have to stop and look up every other concept mentioned? It’s too much.

“You haven’t read [insert author here] so you know nothing!”

Well actually, I probably do know a fair bit about the mechanics of what you’re talking about. I just don’t have the flowery language. Look. Small, simple, easy to understand words are your friend. There’s nothing “stupid” about using easy to understand language.

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