What are they....
You don't know me right now, but trust me, I look just like you!
Let me tell you about myself!
I'm a boy, that has brown hair, and blue eyes just like you mommy!
You don't know me but when you figure out who I am, I bet you well be proud and happy!
Today you told daddy about your little tube that appeared a cross after you urinated.
You seemed to be surprised to me!
When you told dad he seemed angry.
I don't think you noticed though.
You said later that night that you enjoyed and loved me so.
I love you too Mommy!
The next day, daddy had a weird smell in his mouth... He punched you.
And he hurt you. I heard your heart that soothed me to sleep, is now beating really fast!
I got scared. You jumped back and put your hands on me to protect me.
I don't like daddy. He is scary. The other day he came up to you and apologized.
I still think he is a bad man. When I grow up, I will make sure no one will hurt you!
Tonight, you didn't talk to me or touch me, or even sing. You usually do,
The Health Risks of Homosexuality HomosexualsThe Health Risks of Homosexuality3 years ago in Academic Essays More Like This
-are 50% more likely to suffer from depression (study done in the UK)
-are twice as likely to commit suicide
-live on average 24 years less than heterosexuals A (published in International Journal of Epidemiology)
-have 78% of their relationships lasting less than 3 years (study published in Homosexualities: A Study of Diversity Among Men and Women)
-are ranked as less happy than heterosexuals by the American Psychiatrist Association B (study published in Sexual Survey Number 4: Current Thinking on Homosexuality, Medical Aspects of Human Sexuality)
-pursue more counseling. 75% of lesbians reported seeking counseling in a study in 2000 (published in the Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology , National Lesbian Health Care Survey: Implications for Mental Health Care, and cited in Health Implications Associated with Homosexuality)
-are more likely to have domestic violence issues (among gay men) (publi
Morality is Not an Opinion(9/05/2012)Morality is Not an Opinion3 years ago in Philosophical More Like This
We may find ourselves in situations in which we have to speak truthfully even though the truth may seem hurtful to someone. I've been increasingly finding myself in that situation the more I walk with God. It's not always so easy to do this, especially when you're the type who is sensitive about other people's feelings and prefers not to hurt anyone.
But you know something? Sometimes the truth doesn't always sound so pleasant. Sometimes it hurts to hear it. This is also a truth in itself that needs to be accepted.
But we can also learn that it is a whole lot better to speak a seemingly hurtful truth than it is to give in with a "nice" and buttered-up lie.
Let me find an analogy:
Broccoli is healthy. Not everybody likes broccoli. In fact, a number of people don't like certain vegetables for that matter (I'm one of them; I can be a picky eater sometimes). But it is proven to be good for your body and will
The Hypocrisy of AtheismI speak purely from my own experiences.The Hypocrisy of Atheism4 years ago in Academic Essays More Like This
I have atheists complain about my "How I Know God Exists" journal. They tell me they are offended by it. Yet when I do my own research on their profiles, they have journals talking about atheism being the only correct belief.
I have atheists complain about Christian signatures, stamps, and deviations. Yet they have faved or created their own in support of atheism.
I have atheists complain to me, saying they don't like me talking about God and telling them about Him. They don't want to be converted. Yet they also spend their time trying to convince me that atheism is right and I see them talking to others and trying to convert them to atheism.
I have atheists tell me that Christians are rude and mean. Yet I've only had atheists cuss me out, personally insult me, give me condescension, quite literally stalk me around DA, give me links to pornography, and bombard me with vulgar sexual comments.
I cannot count the times atheists complain that Christi
Little FeetA young girl was raped,Little Feet3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
At the age of fifteen,
And became pregnant,
The baby with his genes.
Her mother wasn't happy,
And said are you mad?
She loved this baby,
Although she hated the man.
At eighteen weeks,
She knew the baby was a girl,
But little did she know,
This baby would never see the world.
She was forced to abort,
Kill this little life,
And cried at the thought,
Of its pain and its strife.
A metal fork was inserted,
Broke her legs off,
Her arms and chest,
And her hands had been chopped.
A little baby so small,
To be murdered by a doc,
Ever so cruel,
But he didn't care a lot,
He mashed babies up,
Day after day,
For one reason only,
So the bills will get paid.
That fifteen year old girl,
Had her entire world crashed,
Those little feet ripped just like that,
She stroke its torn head,
And kissed its cheek,
"I'm sorry," she whispered,
As she stroked her little feet.
FFM 17: Don't bother me"You said you were my friend, that you loved me like a brother.FFM 17: Don't bother me3 years ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
So why didn't you share your faith with me then? Did my soul not mean that much to you? That as you grasped onto my hand after I was shot, you didn't pray for me, didn't beg me to accept your Jesus. Now I'm in a place of constant torture with no way to
EVERget out. These gates are my prison, the fire's my oxygen. I can no longer breathe for I have no body to function with, just my tormented soul burning in this lake of lava.
With the screams from others constantly filling the chambers, my own joining with the mix.
You said you loved me, but you kept silent. You said you'd do anything for me, but you kept the one and only freedom from me. You knew you would go to Paradise whereas I'd fall to the fire of hell.
I wish you were here."
"I couldn't be bothered by you, I was too busy to take the time to share my faith. We were always doing something else anyway, I used it as my excuse to
Day 7: A God Who LovesMy God is a God who lovesDay 7: A God Who Loves4 years ago in Urban & Spoken Word More Like This
My God is a God who watches over me and wants to
Know me and be with me
Because my God is the God of mercy
The God of peace
The Savior of all who are unworthy
And the Healer of all who are unclean
My God is the one willing to touch the untouchable
To speak to the unmentionable
To heal the incurable
And to breathe life into the lost
Because my God is a God who loves
Who loves to walk beside you, in front of you, behind you, along with you
He is the God who carries you when you can't walk on your own
So let him hold your hand and bring you along
Because God does not say
Follow me and I will love you
I love you anyways
I love your imperfections and your misinterpretations
I love your flaws and your strengths
I love you at your best and at your lowest of lows
I love you when you worship and when you weep
When you feel unlovable and when you feel invisible
I love you for you because you are my creation
So follow me.
My God is a God who loves
Who loves so m
It Trapped Her, It Released HerWhen I was younger, and little girl, I wanted a little brother.It Trapped Her, It Released Her1 year ago in Free Verse More Like This
So when she got home, I excitedly ran down stairs to tell my mother
She looked at me nervously, and brushed my question away.
“Honey, I don't have time now, we'll talk about it another day.”
I was slightly disappointed because my friends all had younger siblings,
I only had an older sister who tried her best to ignore me.
But that day she heard what I asked my mother and after dinner, pulled me in her room.
And with a sneer she whispered silently, “Mother sent our little brother to heaven too soon.”
At the age of nine, with a child's mind, I had no idea with that meant.
“Is that why Daddy went away, because he misses him?”
“Daddy got depressed and died,” she replied with a scowl,
“But don't be sad, he's in the clouds, he's with our brother now.”
Days went by and I remained silent,
yet I could see the light in my mother's eyes no longer lit.
After my question she w
A Letter to the BullyA Letter to the Bully2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Does the name-calling make you feel stronger? Tougher?
Well you don't scare me.
You hide behind a computer screen.
I will not sit here and let you shoot me down.
I know who I am, and you didn't make or break me.
All I see in your words are insecurity.
You need a friend. Maybe a hobby.
So, this is my letter to you, the bully.
Just because I'm different:
Whatever you may see in me that gives you reason to call me names.
I am who I am, and I don't need to change to fit your standards.
So don't hate me. I have my right to believe, to hope, to live.
It is you I pity. It is you who needs to change.
Are you?Are you?3 years ago in Emotional More Like This
"oh, I didn't know you were religious.."
" Oh, they are very religious too..."
"Are you studying religion in school?"
No religious rules, or people speaking to me, could have changed my heart of stone. I attacked others verbally who even mentioned God, I had a disdain for faith. His love changed me. His real, true love. I follow God as a desire to be in relationship with Him who set me free. I know He is always there. He is like gravity, I could have yelled and cursed Him all my life, it would not change the fact He is. The Lord is without beginning, and without end, infinite in every aspect, righteous, and loving.
I understand now more than ever, it is not religion, it is a relationship.
And I know some will read this, and not understand, or scoff, and that's ok... though it is hard for me to say that. For I want others to feel His love too. But a relationship with God is a choice, and some will turn away his pierced hands, saying "no
Christian Lifestyle=Tough LifeYou know something I'm getting real sick and tired of people saying that religion is for weak minded people. They obviously haven't tried it. Being a Christian has been a hard part of my life all my life. Being able to see something and believe it's there is one thing. But to believe in something that you can't see physically, that you can't touch. It's hard! And to not only believe in that unseen force, but trust that the said unseen force LOVES YOU, wants the best for YOU, wants to see YOU grow as a person, and wants YOU to TRUST in the ability that it has It's HARD! I grew up Christian most of my life but I struggled back and forth going to church then falling out of it then going back and I just bounced around a lot unsure. Now that I'm older, 24, It's not any easier than it was when I was 10!Christian Lifestyle=Tough Life3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
God asks us to trust him when it comes to finances, healing, support, addiction freedom, anything and everything that could ever hold us down, God wants us to trust in Him that we w
Birth Control? No Thanks!Why do I detest artificial birth control so much? This is a controversial question since in society today, artificial birth control is seen as the ultimate weapon for women's rights, and is what keeps us from the "dark ages" of slaving away at home with 13 kids hanging off our arms. However, I believe birth control really isn't all it's cracked up to be. Do I really need birth control to be an independent, free woman? Is the ability to have sex without kids via hormonal chemicals really paramount to having the right to vote and the right to freedom of speech?Birth Control? No Thanks!2 years ago in Scraps More Like This
My answer is no. I abhor the whole industry and culture surrounding artificial birth control, and I have medical, cultural/societal, and religious reasons to think this way.
I don't care how much "safer" birth control pills are getting, or how easy-to-use and safe an IUD can be: they still work against my body's natural rhythms and thus still contain ri
Contradictory attributes of God?Some people, regardless if they believe or not in God make limitations on God’s power and character, based in human standards, to either disprove His existence or diminish His glory.Contradictory attributes of God?2 months ago in Articles & Interviews More Like This
One of the most common arguments I hear is:
“If God is omniscient, omnibenevolent and all powerful he knows when suffering will occur (omniscience), doesn't want it to happen (omnibenevolence), and has the power to stop it (all powerful), by the nature of his character, these events would not occur. But they do occur therefore no such god exists.”
First let’s be sure we have the same definitions. According to the dictionary:
---Omni: “combining form meaning “all,” used in the formation of compound words”
---Omniscient: “having complete or unlimited knowledge, awareness, or understanding; perceiving all things.”
---Benevolent: “characterized by or expressing goodwill or kindly feelings”a
LifePeople say that the child, just beginning to form in the mother's womb, is just a clump of cells.Life4 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Already at 4 weeks, the day where most abortions occurr, that so called "clump of cells" has dreams.
If that child is aborted. Never will that child experience life.
That child will never experience love.
Never will it experience hope.
Never will it experience faith.
Never will it experience friendship.
That child will never be, what it was suppose to be put on this earth for.
Never will it be the next greatest President.
Never will it be a child's friend.
Never will it be the next to recieve the Medal of Honor.
Never will it be the next role model for others to look up to.
Sure the woman can choose what she wants to do with her body, but she's not thinking of the body inside of her.
If you don't want that child, give it up for adoption. Then it'll have those experiences, be that next greatest thing, do that thing they were supposed to do in the first place. Then it will have a real life.