~The Fork in Your Road~

I see the man
Aware of me
Aware of
The dichotomy
Of this way
And that way
On one hand
Listening to
What they say
Quietly
Stoically
“This is how its supposed to be”
Says he
Convincingly
Some days
Unconvincingly
Other days
Wondering
Blundering
Covering
Up
The fire
Of desire
To walk
Another way.

On the other hand
Theres no listening to
What they say
Loudly
Proudly
Out loudly
Speaking
“I honor a different way”
Says he
Convincingly
Some days
Unconvincingly
Other days
Driven
Ambition
Admission
Of
The fire
May dim
Within him
If what he knows
Becomes not
What he chose
Silently opposed
He will stay.
Quietly grey
He will say
“I was brave enough to know the other way.”

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~How DARE You Call Yourselves Men of God~

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WARNING

If you can’t handle the word FUCK, then stop right here. If you can’t handle the truth of how women are oppressed and violated within the doctrine and Patriarchal organizational hierarchy of the “Christian” church, then STOP right here. This is MY wall, this is MY post, this is MY story, this is MY voice, this is MY experience, this is MY truth! This is not YOUR wall, YOUR post, YOUR story, YOUR voice, YOUR experience, or YOUR truth. ARE WE CLEAR? You may proceed…I dare you.

The following quote was taken from the March 2014 Ensign, the official magazine for adult members of the Mormon Church, written by “Elder” Ted R. Callister, a member of the Presidency of the Seventy, a high ranking group within the top leadership patriarchy of LDS Church, which I was a member of until removing my records for membership at the age of 21.

“The dress of a woman has a powerful impact upon the minds and passions of men. If it is too low or too high or too tight, it may prompt improper thoughts, even in the mind of a young man who is striving to be pure. Men and women can look sharp and be fashionable, yet they can also be modest. Women particularly can dress modestly and in the process contribute to their own self-respect and to the moral purity of men. In the end, most women get the type of man they dress for.”

https://archive.org/stream/20140300EnsignEng/2014-03-00-ensign-eng#page/n45/mode/2up

ARE YOU FUCKING KIDDING ME? HOW DARE WE AS WOMEN PROMPT IMPROPER THOUGHTS IN MEN STRIVING TO BE PURE IN THE EYES OF GOD! HOW DARE WE AS WOMEN TEMPT THE PASSIONS IN MEN STRIVING TO BE PURE IN THE EYES OF GOD? HOW DARE WE AS WOMEN CORRUPT THE HEARTS AND MINDS OF MEN STRIVING TO BE PURE IN THE EYES OF GOD BY CHOOSING TO CLOTHE OURSELVES IN A MANNER CONSIDERED “TOO HIGH” or “TOO TIGHT” FOR THE EYES OF MEN STRIVING TO BE PURE IN THE EYES OF GOD? HOW DARE WE AS WOMEN FAIL TO HONOR & RESPECT THE PURSUIT OF MORAL PURITY IN SUCH HONORABLE AND GOD ORDAINED MEN?

I mean after all…WE WOMEN are the ones who FORCE these men to stare and fantasize, FORCE these men to sin with passion, FORCE these men to act on desire, FORCE these men to become sexually impure, as a result of our morally depraved sexually degrading ways…right? And men of course have NO power, NO self control, NO accountability, as they stare and fantasize and sin and act and become sexually impure thanks to the morally depraved sexually degrading way in which we as women present ourselves…right? Ohhhhh….that’s right. Silly sinner feminist me! Of course we women are to blame for the sexual impurity of God’s men! Of course the morally depraved sexually degrading ways in which we choose to clothe ourselves are the cause of sexual transgression in God’s men!

OF COURSE WE ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR THE MORALLY DEPRAVED SEXUALLY DEGRADING THOUGHTS, ACTIONS, AND SINS OF GOD’S MEN! THESE ARE GOD’S MEN, HONORABLE MEN, ORDAINED MEN, STRIVING FOR PURITY IN THE EYES OF GOD!

AND DID YOU KNOW LADIES…AND UNDERSTANDING THIS MAY HELP EXPLAIN ALL OF THOSE HORRIBLE MEN YOU SEEM TO BE ATTRACTING…SO LISTEN UP BECAUSE WHAT I AM ABOUT TO SAY MAY CHANGE YOUR LIFE!

DO YOU WANT TO FIND THE KIND OF MAN THAT YOU HAVE ALWAYS DREAMED OF?

YOU KNOW…THE KIND OF MAN WHO RESPECTS YOU AND HONORS YOU AND LOVES YOU FOR THE AMAZING WOMAN THAT GOD MEANT FOR YOU TO  BE?

WELL…I AM SORRY TO BE THE ONE TO SHARE THE BAD NEWS WITH YOU…

BUT UNFORTUNATELY YOUR GONNA END UP WITH…

THE KIND OF MAN YOU DRESS FOR.

NOT THE KIND OF MAN WHO RESPECTS YOU…

NOT THE KIND OF MAN WHO HONORS YOU…

NOT THE KIND OF MAN AND LOVES YOU…

NOT THE KIND OF MAN WORTHY OF YOU…

NOT THE THE KIND OF MAN DESERVING OF YOU…

NOPE. NOT GONNA HAPPEN LADIES…SORRY.

SO WHAT KIND OF MAN ARE YOU GONNA GET INSTEAD?

WELL REMEMBER…THAT WEARING SOMETHING THAT IS CONSIDERED TO BE “TOO TIGHT” OR “TOO HIGH” IN THE EYES OF GOD, WHICH JUST HAPPEN TO ALSO BE THE EYES OF GOD’S MEN…

BASICALLY MEANS THAT YOU ARE ONLY…

WORTHY ENOUGH…

DESERVING ENOUGH…

GOOD ENOUGH…

AMAZING ENOUGH..

FOR THE KIND OF MAN WHO SEES YOU FOR THE MORALLY DEPRAVED SEXUALLY DEGRADING IMMODESTLY DRESSED WHORE THAT YOU ARE!

How DARE the you instill this in the minds of women…

How DARE you instill this in the minds of men…

How DARE you claim this the word of God.

How DARE you.

~nj~

~Ignorance & Refulgece~

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~refulgent~

Line breaks: re|ful|gent

Pronunciation: /rɪˈfʌldʒ(ə)nt

/ADJECTIVE • shining very brightly:

In theology, divine light (also called divine radiance or divine refulgence) is an aspect of divine presence, specifically an unknown and mysterious ability of God, angels, or human beings to express themselves communicatively through spiritual means, rather than through physical capacities

Light and darkness and Light of the World

The term light has been used in spirituality (vision, enlightenment, darshan, Tabor Light). Bible commentators such as Ritenbaugh see the presence of light as a metaphor of truth, good and evil, knowledge and ignorance.[1] In the first Chapter of the Bible, Elohim is described as creating light by fiat and seeing the light to be good. In Hinduism, Diwali — the festival of lights — is a celebration of the victory of light over darkness.[2] A mantra in Bṛhadāraṇyaka Upaniṣad(1.3.28) urges God to ‘from darkness, lead us unto Light’.

~ignorance~

Syllabification: ig·no·rance

Pronunciation: /ˈignərəns

 Ignorance is a state of being uninformed (lack of knowledge).[1] The word ignorant is an adjective describing a person in the state of being unaware and is often used as an insult to describe individuals who deliberately ignore or disregard important information or facts. Ignoramus is commonly used in the US, the UK, and Ireland as a term for someone who is willfully ignorant.

Ignorance is distinguished from stupidity, although both can lead to “unwise” acts.

Writer Thomas Pynchon articulated about the scope and structure of one’s ignorance: “Ignorance is not just a blank space on a person’s mental map. It has contours and coherence, and for all I know rules of operation as well. So as a corollary to [the advice of] writing about what we know, maybe we should add getting familiar with our ignorance, and the possibilities therein for writing a good story.”