Curiosity poll regarding social media approach.
Please boost because we're really curious about the experience-approach for as many users as possible.
We have excluded two options here and will explain why:
Twitter exclusively: probably not gonna see this poll if you don't use Fediverse at all
Spiderman: We assume everyone would add Spiderman to their options because of how polls work.
I often think about κένωσις.
I'm starting to think that the real value of lamentation is not a venting or even a processing but an emotional underflow error that eventually brings us to "There is nothing more I can do. I give up and resign myself to the reality of the present moment."
Then, and only then, can we finally move on and find the joy in life again.
No one can tell me the reason conservatives want to ban THC wasn't that it increases neuroplasticity to the extent it does. They're scared shitless of that - not only the few who tried it and saw their entire worldview, which is constructed upon fear, threatened by it, but also in terms of hegemony, because an unimaginative worker is a good worker. They got to see it in the 60s and 70s, that almost-breakthrough of human consciousness, which they only managed to avert by co-opting it and infusing it with hedonism. Don't be fooled, that was the breaking point, that was when the wave rolled back.
@calculsoberic I'm very much with you there on that. I was feeling trapped in my own anger and anxiety, started experimenting with cannabis, and I feel like a completely different person. Moderate use helped me let go of things I'd been obsessing about for far too long, and move on with my life without my emotions controlling me, and without a desire to keep chasing that high feeling.
I'd like to get my hands on some psychedelics at some point, if I can find a safe source.
You may not approve of someone's marriage.
But you don't "accidentally" keep referring to them as single, for years after their ceremony, do you?
No, because that would be sociopathic.
You make a fuckin point to learn their new name and status, because that's what humans do for other humans.
You learn it, and you refuse to let yourself forget, because you don't want to be known publicly as a flaming asshole.
Same if they get divorced.
And if you don't give trans people the same respect you'd give some shotgun wedding, wow. Says a lot.
fediblock recommendation (violence/gore ment.)
A user by the name of firstname.lastname@example.org decided to respond to my thread about content warnings with a video of a guy's head literally exploding, as if by a gunshot or something.
Those who are curious can check out their post history, I'm not going to link that. I'm just going to recommend blocking.
I'm Steve. I'm something of a spiritual nomad. I belong to an interdenominational church (UCC, Disciples, UMC, and PC). I'm also a member of the Soka Gakkai International. I've also been influenced by Paganism and Hinduism, so I'm all over the place. "Double-belonging" doesn't quite capture it for me.
I enjoy non-canonical scripture, as well as reading scripture from all sorts of different traditions.
I'm glad to be here.
Admin of this humble instance.
M.Div. from Union Theological Seminary NYC, Congregationalist Christian (United Church of Christ) and Nichiren Buddhist (Soka Gakkai). Queer, ex-Catholic, and heterodox af.
A space where people of all faith backgrounds can come together and grow together.