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knightcore

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knightcore last won the day on May 16 2018

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About knightcore

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  • Birthday 02/24/1994

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    Drawing, Reading, Writing, Video Games
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    Very tired hairstylist, rarely on.

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  • Still have any Gods? If so, who or what?
    Who knows

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  1. Converting anyone to anything is a fool's errand. You wouldn't want to be accosted by someone Christian trying to force their side, and it's likewise for anything else. As with anything it's best for you to live genuinely and let people approach you if they want to.
  2. This is incredibly well written. I wish I could send this to my grandmother, however it would not be well received and I worry about family dynamics. This quote she sampled especially highlights what is going so desperately wrong.
  3. I mean it kinda loops back around to a lot of missionary colonization concepts. It's their way or the highway because there's no way someone as unenlightened as a non christian could be right.
  4. I think as long as you're clear about things and don't hide things (lying is a bad start to any relationship, even if by omission), yeah maybe. It could work. At the same time I can't help but remember my own attitude towards non-believers when I was very much involved in church. It was always a thing when I liked someone who didn't believe in god, or wasn't in church. Could I convince them to join? Could I save them? Was the person I was developing feelings for going to go to hell? This all caused me a lot of anxiety that I still deal with to this day despite no longer being church involved in any capacity. If she's very christian she might go through something similar. It's not fair to you or her to have values that don't align in that case. A lot of members here have already talked about this above, it can work. But it's something you're going to have to be prepared to work hard on if that is the case. But my gut reaction is still no, I don't think it's a good idea.
  5. My roommate was knocked into a pool by a big Pyrenees when he was young and almost drowned, and to this day he can't be around bigger dogs. Small dogs are on pretty thin ice. I used to have a weird one I can mostly manage now after exposure, but I used to be absolutely terrified of aliens. It was those silly big eyed grey aliens from sci fi that everyone uses on shirts and merchandise, I would get sick to my stomach whenever I saw one and have to either turn it away or turn off/walk away from whatever was on that had them. Since they've gotten so much bigger in pop culture I've had to acclimate but if I see one and I'm not expecting it I still get a little nauseous.
  6. The only real reason I decorate or do Christmas stuff other than presents is my girlfriend, but even then we have a pretty non traditional tree and decorations. When I visit my family the only thing I really enjoy is the advent wreath, and for me that's more the reflection and meditation with candles as symbolism rather than preparing for Christ. Every year though I'm infinitely thankful my family wasn't like some of the missionary families we knew who put up stern and minimalist nativities instead of trees and used the whole season to beat the True Meaning Of Christmas into everyone's brains. No presents or joy, just baby jesus.
  7. There's a couple songs I still like, but I've never been a huge xmas music fan outside of like, billie holiday or frank sinatra.
  8. Ironically, the church plants that have come from it completely shun him at this point. So hopefully he won't be able to bounce back. But they've also lost two of the four main elders at the church too so I don't see that happening.
  9. The owner of the salon I work at now is very capital C Christian, and while this doesn't normally bleed over into the salon itself she's really hammering in the christmas stuff. Including having our front desk phone greeting being "Merry Christmas at [Salon Name]". Thankful for one of my more sane coworkers who says happy holidays instead but it's just grating to hear every day. Also I'm sick of christmas music because I'm a grinch I guess.
  10. Hey all, it's been a while! A lot has changed but I'm in a much better place than I was the last time I was super active on this site. I'm much more confident in my gender and myself, have a wonderful girlfriend, and am working as a hairstylist at a successful salon in my city. More good news to top things off, my family has left our old abusive church. The lead pastor was reprimanded last year for twisting the word for his own messages, and this year my family finally had enough. They're at a new church, but it's still much better than where they were. I know they're at least not hearing hateful and poisonous messages every single Sunday, and that for me is good enough. That church and pastor broke my family when we came home from the mission field and my mother is only now recovering from things almost nine years later. I'm not going to lie, I have a lot of schadenfreude for how the church is collapsing right now. It is a cult through and through and the lead pastor is a glorified piece of shit. I wanted to share because sometimes it's nice to hear about leaders getting their comeuppance.
  11. I went through this with a lot of former missionary friends once I left the church. At the end of the day, the majority of them still respected me even if our dynamic shifted a little. If this person is really your friend, they’ll accept and love you for who you are, but there probably is gonna be a little bit of adjustment for both of you.
  12. Change will not happen without being vocal which is what she's doing. You can educate people all day long about who you are at the core, but at the end of the day you have a lot more at stake than they do. Constantly explaining and educating takes a toll emotionally and sometimes anger comes out, that's normal. Sometimes people don't want to be educated. And sometimes it's not my responsibility to tell people why I or anyone else in the LGBT community deserve common decency.
  13. I'm rarely on here anymore but just wanted to say I finally graduated cosmetology school today!!!! Some of you were keeping up with my progress so I wanted to update :)

    1. Realist

      Realist

      Congratulations on that!

    2. buffettphan

      buffettphan

      That's great news!  Congratulations!

    3. DestinyTurtle
  14. Finally put in my two weeks at my shitty job!! I am SO excited. And I'm about a month out from finishing school!!!!!

    1. TABA

      TABA

      Good for you!

    2. Riven

      Riven

      Yay! I'm sure that feels soooo good!!

  15. Much easier said than done. But you're right. I really don't know if it is anymore. I'm mixed parts happy and miserable when I'm there but whenever I get home the depression hits like a 16 wheeler. So logically no it's not worth the grief. Also seeing that last sentence really hit me hard even though it's something I've told myself often.
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