Can You ImagineCan you imagine:Can You Imagine6 years ago in Emotional More Like This
Being a little girl,
Watching all the other girls
Talk about the boys
And all you wanted to do,
Was play a game with the boys,
Not talk about how cute they were.
Can you imagine:
Not understanding why
The other kids said you were strange
Called you names,
Said you should just go
And be a boy,
'Cause you weren't any girl.
Can you imagine:
Sleeping over with a friend,
But once they left the next day,
You wondered why you felt empty inside,
Why you wish they'd just stay.
Can you imagine:
Just hitting puberty
And not having many friends.
You just didn't fit in,
With everybody else.
Sometimes, all you wanted to do,
Was hide in your room and cry.
Can you imagine:
Slowly coming to terms,
With "what" you might really be.
You don't like boys,
The church says that makes you a sinner,
And you're going to hell,
No matter what else you do.
Can you imagine:
Finally finding another girl,
Who can help you,
Understand you, love you,
The way you always wanted to.
Understanding AUTISMUnderstanding AUTISM4 years ago in Academic Essays More Like This
UNDERSTANDING AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDERS
Click on Symptoms of Autism Spectrum Disorders to get more information about some of the Autism Spectrum Disorders.
The following is a simplified explanation of autism, followed by more detail. Near the end, I talk about HOW TO OVERCOME AUTISM. I will also talk about my own personal story of growing up Gay and overcoming much of my Autism. Just know that I finally got there I learned how to connect with people and make many friends, to find real love, not just people using me, and to find a measure of joy and happiness in life.
AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDERS
It used to be that people were diagnosed with a specific Syndrome, like:□ Asperger Syndrome
□ High-Functioning Autism
□ Sensory Processing Disorder (Sensory Integration Dysfunction)
□ Developmental Coordination Disor
What Is Love All About?What Is Love All About?7 years ago in Academic Essays More Like This
As Time Is Eternal, So Is My Love
The word Love is used in many, many different ways. When I was dating my first partner, he asked me if I loved him, I could not honestly answer him. I explained that I did not know exactly what love meant yet, so please give me time to figure it out. I am autistic and grew up in an abusive family life, and back then I had no concept of what love meant, I had no role model for it. Stated on a quest to discover what Love was all about.
The dictionary defines Love as “An intense feeling of deep affection,” which is woefully short of the mark for explaining the wide usage of the word. I asked everyone I knew about love, about how they knew if they were in-love. Most answers were something like, “You really like someone who you are also sexually attracted to,” “Someone you can’t live without,” and the most common one of all, “If its Love, you just k
Satan Is Dying What should a priest do if he were to find Satan himself laying beaten, bloody, and broken in a ditch? One would think the answer is simple. Any priest should leave the villain to die on the side of the road and be happy at the good fortune of the universe, right? Wrong. A wise priest would stop be the bleeding prince of lies and think for a moment. No Satan means no Hell, another plus. Wait, if there is no Hell there is no damnation. If there is no damnation there is no punishment for sins, then the wise priest begins to realize something that never occurred to him. If fear of Hell is all that holds back sinning, then is the saint unnatural, inhuman and fearful? Is the sinner natural, human, and fearless? Then the priest realizes that he is lying to himself and his very human nature by being a servant of light, no a slave to fear of the dark. Disliking this train of thought, the priest begins to ponder the fallen angel before him. He thinks of all the sins that Satan has committSatan Is Dying5 years ago in Philosophical More Like This
CELEBRATION of GAY PRIDECELEBRATION of GAY PRIDE6 years ago in Emotional More Like This
CELEBRATION of GAY PRIDE - An Older Gay Man's Perspective
Straight people keep asking, "Why do 'you' people need GAY PRIDE when there is no need for STRAIGHT PRIDE?" This is my answer:
Straight people do not need to be proud of being straight, because they do not need to overcome and survive vilification, hatred, bigotry, discrimination and suppression, for being straight. Sexual Minorities deserve great pride and respect for overcoming all of that, and more.I call this a "Celebration of Gay Pride" because it is a celebration of my journey to self-acceptance and pride-of-self. I was 13, an Altar Boy wanting to be a Priest, when our priest told us boys, "Boys who are physically attracted to other boys are an abomination in the eyes of God, doomed to burn for an eternity in the everlasting fires of Gahanna." I could not understand it. I was simple, autistic, and I lived to be a good boy. I had not done anything to make these feelings for boys happen. God must
Quotes on homosexualityQuotes from/referring to homosexuality/same sex couples;Quotes on homosexuality7 years ago in Reviews & Guides More Like This
When I was in the military they gave me a medal for killing two men and a discharge for loving one. ~Epitaph of Leonard P. Matlovich, 1988 (Thanks, Marlene)
If gay and lesbian people are given civil rights, then everyone will want them! ~Author unknown, as seen on a button at evolvefish.com
The Bible contains six admonishments to homosexuals and 362 admonishments to heterosexuals. That doesn't mean that God doesn't love heterosexuals. It's just that they need more supervision. ~Lynn Lavner
My lesbianism is an act of Christian charity. All those women out there praying for a man, and I'm giving them my share. ~Rita Mae Brown
You don't have to be straight to be in the military; you just have to be able to shoot straight. ~Barry Goldwater
Why is it that, as a culture, we are more comfortable seeing two men holding guns than holding hands?
RELATIONSHIPSRELATIONSHIPS7 years ago in Academic Essays More Like This
WHAT WE SHOULD LOOK FOR IN A HEALTHY RELATIONSHIP
When you are getting to know a potential friend or lover, pay particular attention to how he or she:
reacts to stressful or unexpected circumstances
interacts with family membersexpresses affection, anger, and other emotions
responds when you express your feelings.Questions to ask yourself when you are becoming more involved with a possible partner (Ideally, your potential partner would ask himself the same questions):Am I capable of loving, trusting, and sharing myself with this individual?
Can I accept this person as he is now, without trying to change him or expecting him to change himself?
Am I willing to tolerate his imperfections and respect his thoughts and feelings even when they are different from my own?
Can I give to or be in a relationship with this person without going against my own values or sacrificing my own needs?
Do I respect him?Do I feel safe with him?
Do I trust him?Do I enjoy his company?
History of HomosexualityThe History of HomosexualityHistory of Homosexuality5 years ago in Academic Essays More Like This
Dr. Faron Ellis
The term "homosexuality" was not introduced into the English language until well into the 19th century; however same-sex attraction has been a part of western civilization for a lot longer than that. This paper will examine the history of homosexuality and its place in society (using the post-modern terminology). It will start with the ancient Greeks and their views on homosexuality as well as how it played a role in creating a legendary fighting force known as The Sacred Band. Then -following the establishment of Christianity- it will examine how and why homosexuality would become rejected by The Church and how it had possibly led to the fall of King Edward II of England. Finally; this paper will examine how, in the modern world, homosexuality would become a punishable offense by law and how such laws would ultimately lead to the trial and
Symptoms of Autism Spectrum DisordersSymptoms of Autism Spectrum Disorders3 years ago in Academic Essays More Like This
Common Symptoms of Some 'AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDERS'
PLEASE Click on UNDERSTANDING AUTISM and READ it before reading this paper.
This is meant to be a relatively Short way to help you see if you are part of the Autism Spectrum Disorders, which includes:□ High Functioning Autism
□ Sensory Processing Disorder (Sensory Integration Dysfunction)
□ Asperger Syndrome
□ Developmental Coordination Disorder (Developmental Dyspraxia)
□ DysgraphiaMost kids and adults who are in the Autism Spectrum and who do not show significant obvious symptoms, are SELDOM diagnosed. If the problems and symptoms are not glaring, no one bothers. Even Kids with obvious symptoms are often not diagnosed, since many teachers are not trained to know what to look for and of course most parents do not know what to look for
Gay MarriageGay marriage is a truly controversial topic. Considering the majority of points made by both sides is based on opinions, prejudice, and religion, a debate over whether homosexuals deserve the same rights as everybody else is an iffy one.Gay Marriage8 years ago in Academic Essays More Like This
However, those for gay marriage have more fact and backing on their side than those against it. We will examine these facts in this essay.
The two most common arguments used by those against gay marriage often pertain to religion or the assumption that gays are unnatural (or other insults).
For now, lets look at the first argument. Keep in mind that not everyone believes in God. There are approximately 2.1 billion Christians on Earth, about 1 billion Catholics, and 12.5 million Mormons. It is a little difficult for 200 million Atheists to make their point against over half of the worlds population.
Honestly, I dont care what your Bible says. Or what your God says or what your priest told you or how your parents raised you. Who are you
Hey you, God...Murders drink the innocents livesHey you, God...6 years ago in Urban & Spoken Word More Like This
Squeeze, their red, red, rubies
From well loved hearts.
Placing lives into the depths of,
Cold firery Hell.
Smeariing good names through
And you'll forgive them?
I do nothing but love, being happy,
That need me.
And yet because of You.
I'm nothing! but a sociaty reject
Left cold, broken, beaten.
An outcast no better,
Than those held in cold,
Your the question on everyones lips
No answer exists for.
The number one seller I heard,
Your the one everyone fears for in the end.
It will be your eyes only, that wil judge them.
Their soul, and life.
You'll forgive, so they forget.
Not me though, oh no.
I'm going to hell!
Christian Persecution in the USAA lot of Christians seem to be fond of crying about the oppression they experience in American society. My first response is to laugh, but a lot of these people take themselves very seriously so I feel like I should give them a semi-serious answer to some of the claims I've heard. By "semi-serious", I mean I will include some facts but I will still have a deriding attitude. I can only try so hard. Now usually, I don't like formatting a question-answer session against an imaginary opponent since it seems unfair, but this isn't really an imaginary opponent. All of these statements or questions have been put to me before so, as far as I'm concerned, they are fair game.Christian Persecution in the USA3 years ago in Philosophical More Like This
"Christianity is becoming endangered."
Honey, this is America. Christians are the vast majority in this country. A 2007 poll places the percentage at 78.4% Christian . The vast majority of our politicians and even our president identifies as Christian. The fact that people were
Mary Sue, Mary SchmueMARY SUE, MARY SCHMUE: WHY YOU SHOULD IGNORE THE LABELMary Sue, Mary Schmue6 years ago in Reviews & Guides More Like This
Part One: It's Not As Bad As You Think
Any writer who has opened their work to criticism or posted their work on the Internet (oh wait, that's the same thing), has undoubtedly heard the term "Mary Sue." In all likelihood, you've heard this term because one of your characters has had this label thrown at them. Perhaps the fear alone of having your character turned into a dartboard for flamers has driven you to discover the definition of this term. In fact, it's likely that the fear of this label has altered your writing and characterization in some way. Has it driven you to be less shallow, and make your characters less shallow? Good! Has it driven you to think more carefully about your plot devices to make sure you're not pulling a Deus Ex Machina, and to keep a close eye on your characterization to make sure you're not derailing any of their personalities? Good! Has it driven you to b
Christians close-minded? Rly?"Wait. What did you just say?"Christians close-minded? Rly?4 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
"I agree with you?"
"No, before that."
"...I'm a Christian?"
"I don't like Christfags."
"You heard me."
"So you're hating on me because I'm a Christian?"
"You people are close-minded hypocrites. So, yes."
"How am I a close-minded hypocrite?"
"You bash gay people. And bash anyone who doesn't believe in your Sky Fairy."
"When have I ever bashed gay people? Or anyone who has a different belief than me?"
"You're a Christian. So you have. End of story."
"...and you call me close-minded."
Two Sides Of MeWho is Kari?Two Sides Of Me6 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Kari is the one who played with Barbie's
Was forced into dresses and skirts
Who constantly fidgeted in them
Who cries herself to sleep when things get to hard to handle
Who had to adjust to being treated like a girly-girl
Who was tortured at school everyday for no reason
Who was the wallflower that quietly took abuse
Who was called a lesbian by so many people who didn't even know her
Who chose to live this way
Who is Kadin?
Kadin is the one who plays video games
Who tried playing soccer and failed
Who is in love with horror movies
Who gets angry easily
Who chooses the baggy shirts to wear
Who helped Kari find comfort in being herself
Who isn't afraid to burp a bit louder and tell people what he thinks of them
Was comfortable when he got the chance to wear pants to school
Who helps inspire all of my works
Who are Kari and Kadin?
They are me
Two sides of me
They love Steven, friends, family, writing, vintage, poetry and everything else that makes me who I am
They've helped m
Sincerely Hey there Hope, it's been a while.Sincerely6 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
I remember you, always the one murmuring to the rain about muffled secrets like a silent film actor.
You always smelled of peach and wished that someday we'd have more to do than just lay there and dream, and honestly... I thought you were always kind of weird.
We'd ride around in my car and just listen to the air rushing inside the open windows and sometimes you'd scream into the wind like it could actually hear you, and sometimes I think it really did scream back - but that's irrelevant.
Once I remember watching you prance around the field in my backyard in nothing but cowboy boots and the flesh on your skeleton and when I asked what you were doing you just grinned and said noth
Finding Faith Through ScienceRocket scientist Jim Bradford says that science has always affirmed his faith.Finding Faith Through Science2 years ago in Academic Essays More Like This
Jim sees science as the study of what God made. And he defines science in this way: Science is an endeavor to explore and understand. Scientism is a philosophy that starts by saying that nothing supernatural exists. Jim points out that this viewpoint is unable to answer the question of where the matter and energy came from that supposedly started the Big Bang, according to the theory.
With a Ph.D. in aerospace engineering, among Jim’s many accomplishments is working with Boeing on space shuttles. Up until college he was too shy to do any sort of Christian leadership. But he overcame this during college by inadvertently leading a Christian student group each week. Now, along with his rocket science career he also talks to people about the relationship between science and religion.
According to Jim, this viewpoint that we were not Created is one of despair. It’s saying that you are an