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Apr. 8th, 2014

Fluttershy01

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I couldn't find a way to delete all entries and I wanted to change my username, so I created another account instead.
I don't know what I'll use it for yet, but take a look.

Nov. 1st, 2011

Fluttershy01

Why you can't be a feminist and a christian at the same time

This is my opinion, and people will disagree, feel free to and do comment, but keep the hate away or I will defriend you. Remember this is my journal.

Wow, this is a provocative title, huh? Sadly, this is not just an attempt to provoke, but my genuine opinion.
Let me start by saying I'm an atheist as some of you may know. I am not anti-religious tough.
This doesn't stop me from believing that feminism and religion do not go hand in hand, it's exactly the opposite.
Why is this? Because feminism is about women's right and the bible is anti-women. Now I will explain why I think the bible is anti-women.

Let's start out with one of the most basic ones. Ephesians 5:22-24:

"Wives, submit to your husbands as to the Lord. For the husband
is the head of the wife as Christ is the head of the church, his body, of which
he is the Savior. Now as the church submits to Christ, so also wives
should submit to their husbands in everything."

A woman who is to submit to a man, is not a man's equal. The man that has authority over his wife, has the power. If a man rules over his wife, she doesn't rule with him.

1 Corinthians 14:34
"women should remain silent in churches. They are not allowed to speak, but must be in submission..."

Yet again an example of women should not have any authority.

Gen. 19:8

“Now behold, I have two daughters who have not had relations with man;
please let me bring them out to you, and do to them whatever you like;
only do nothing to these men, inasmuch as they have come under the
shelter of my roof,”

Lot offering his daughters instead of the angels. All I have to say about this is the how can you offer your daugthers to something like this, if you view them as a living human being, like yourself?

Deuteronomy 22:28
"If a man happens to meet a virgin who is not pledged to be married and rapes her and they are
discovered, he shall pay the girl's father fifty shekels of silver.  He must marry
the girl, for he has violated her.  He can never divorce her as long as he
lives."

One can be misled to think that marrying a woman to her rapist is actually beneficial for the time being, but I'm not fooled.
First of all we have to remember why the rapist is supposed to pay the father. The woman is property of her father. This is not about wronging the woman, it's about wronging her father, stealing his money. It's disgusting.

Leviticus 12:5
"But if she bears a female child, then she shall be unclean two weeks, as
in her menstruation. And she shall continue in the blood of her
purifying for sixty-six days."

Please keep in mind, the woman will only be unclean for one week, if it's a male child. It outright states that women are more "unclean" than males.

1 Cor. 11:7
"For a man ought not to have his head covered, since he is the image and glory of God; but the woman is the glory of man."

Women are not the glory of god, but of man. Therefore she is less than the man.

1 Peter 3:7
"Likewise, husbands, live with your wives in an understanding way, showing honor to the woman as the weaker vessel, since they are heirs with you of the grace of life, so that your prayers may not be hindered."

A woman is the weaker vessel. This doesn't need any explanation.

1 Tim. 2:12-14
"I do not permit a woman to teach or to have authority over a man."

This just highlights this more.

All of this is important in the discussion about women's worth in the bible. Can any one read this and say that the bible advocates women's rights?
But what about today's christians? They do not live like this.
No, but if they claim their holy book to be true (and I believe, if you say you're a christian it means all the bible) then your religion basically is anti-women, whether you live like this or not.

All of this makes sense if we think of the bible as a book written by tribal men long before anyone understood human nature. It makes much less sense if we think of this as god's true words. Not unless god is a women hating dickhead.

At least this is why I could never be a christian (aside from all the lack of evidence), and why I for my life can't understand why there is christian feminist.

Oct. 28th, 2011

Fluttershy01

Writer's Block: R.I.P

What do you want done with your body after you die?
I want it frozen down and have my mind put into a robot in the future. Not kidding.

Oct. 25th, 2011

Fluttershy01

[Days]: 30 Day Fictional Relationship Meme day 1

I'm gonna do another 30 days meme, because I can.

01. Favorite straight pairings
Tamaki and Haruhi from Ouran High School Host Club.

I love this pairing. Sometimes I find it hard to find likable female characters in anime, but Haruhi is amazing. She is so blunt, intelligent and sarcastic, and as a fantastic contrast Tamaki is over dramatic, romantic and not the smartest in the world. Tamaki is the wannabe-prince-charming and Haruhi is the-so-not-princess. I think they make a beautiful couple. I also love that a guy like Tamaki would fall for a boyish girl. Have I ever mentioned I love boyish girls?

02. Favorite yaoi pairing (Boy’s Love)
03. Favorite yuri pairing (Girl’s Love)
04. Favorite siblings
05. Favorite friendships
06. Favorite parent-child relationships
07. Favorite rivals

08. Favorite partners-in-crime
09. Favorite family unit (four or more people)
10. Least favorite pairing
11. An ‘’OT3’’ or threesome
12. Favorite Person and Animal Companion Relationship
13. Your first pairing

14. Your most recent pairing
15. Favorite non-canon pairing
16. Pairing with the best chemistry
17. Favorite canon pairing
18. Favorite "nakama"/group of friends (four or more people)
19. Favorite band of villains

20. A pairing you like, but don't like what canon did/is doing with them
21. A pairing you think gets too little attention
22. A pairing that a lot of people ship, but you don’t
23. An unpopular pairing that you like

24. A pairing you think are actually together behind-the-scenes, but it's not confirmed in canon
25. A pairing that you have grown to like but didn't at first
26. Favorite childhood pairing
27. Pairing you think is the most adorable

28. A pairing people would be surprised you like
29. Your favorite of all the relationships you've posted so far
30. Free choice

credit: calavasas

Oct. 13th, 2011

Fluttershy01

Review: 30 Seconds To Mars - ATTACK

I'll try my best, and see if I can keep up reviewing one song a day. Sounds hard, but I actually have a lot of fun doing it. :)

Today I choose 30 Seconds to Mars - ATTACK Thanks to a recommendation from a friend.

In general: It is no secret I'm a huge fan of Jared's voice. He has a, maybe not unique, but very emotional voice, that touches me whenever he sings. This song is no exception. The melody grapped me right away. It's easy to follow, expresses emotions, sounds solid.
The music video: What's up with the "white pencil marks" in this video? It's very irritating for the eye. And it makes the MV look cheap, which I'm sure it isn't.
Most of the video is focused on the band playing, but we do get to see some flashes of some girls, which I assume is supposed to be the girls(?) the song is about.
The camera is used cleverly in this video. It flashes around shifting focus all time. It follows the feel of the song.
Other than that it's not the most interesting music video, and it's not aesthetics pleasing.
There's only close-up of Jared, which I feel is a little unfair, but at least he looks wonderful.
Lyrics: What Coldrain lacks in lyrics, 30StM has. I liked the song from the very beginning, but when I read the lyric, I fell in love.
The words are chosen wisely, emotional, but not over dramatic, and it's sung as he really means it. My favorite part is the first verse.
"I won't suffer, be broken, get tired, or wasted

Surrender to nothing, or give up what I

Started and stopped it, from end to beginning

A new day is coming, and I am finally free"

This song is about a man who has abandoned his old ways and is standing strong. He had a break-up or somehow left a person who made his life bad, and it's for the better. He has found his way back from the darkness and has found his strength. Going from being the weak to being the kind of person, who attacks.
It's a wonderful lyric.
Conclusion: The video may not be the most interesting music video in the world, but the lyric is indeed interesting and made me fall in love. 30StM is a brilliant band and this song is yet another example of how strong music they make.








Fluttershy01

Writer's Block: International Skeptics Day

What are you skeptical about? (religion, ghosts, Toddlers and Tiaras, etc.)
Everything. And actually it's not entirely in my nature. I'm a very trusting person, so it takes effort to question everything, but I do it, because my logical side tells me, it's the best approach. Religion is the topic I'm most passionated about, but I'm skeptical about anything supernatural or things who lacks substantial evidence.

Oct. 12th, 2011

Fluttershy01

Review: Coldrain - Final Destination

I asked a friend to recommend some song for me to review. I've never really reviewed anything seriously before, but I'll give it my best.
Obviously, this will be my personal opinion and you may not agree, feel free to, but respect my right to my opinion.

Okay, so let get started.

I choose Coldrain - Final Destination



In general: The song is a wonderful rock song. The melody is great and catchy, the music is great and the vocals is pleasing. Even though the band is not very old, they sound professional. The music never irritates my ears, but is instead nice to listen to and kinda relaxing in a weird way.
The music video: It's an interesting concept to film most of the video from below. I know better than most people, how hard it is to make something like good from that angle, but it works. No, it does not look pretty, but these guys does not need to look pretty, they are rocking and the style matches the rock and roll feel well. The video is not as clear and sharp, as I would have preferred, but I'm not sure, if it's just this particular video quality that sucks.
Other than that it's a boring music video. It should be no secret, that I prefer music videos with a plot or story to tell. Here we just look at the guys playing, and there absolutely no eyecandy, as it is hard to even see the guys and secondly, when you do see them, it's an up-the-nose shot. So not sexy.
Lyrics: At first I was so impressed the song was entirely in English. That was until I learned that the vocalist was half American and speaks English as his native language. That's a bit less fantastic, but it doesn't change the fact, that I love hearing Japanese bands releasing English songs.
The song is about a guy who has decided to fucking do it. What he exactly decided to do is not explained. And that's about it.
Personally this lyric hasn't touched anything inside of me. Maybe because the lyrics is too unspecific?
I can somewhat understand the feelings in the song, but I don't think the words in themselves expresses very strong emotions. The music is a whole other topic.
Conclusion: It's a pretty nice song. The strongest point is clearly the music. The music made me feel it. The lyric, not so much.




Oct. 1st, 2011

Fluttershy01

Writer's Block: World Vegetarian Awareness Month

What's your favorite vegetarian meal?
Vegetarian Lasagne. :)

Sep. 30th, 2011

Fluttershy01

Writer's Block: Operation Giggles

What always makes you laugh?

This


And this

Aug. 30th, 2011

Fluttershy01

So yeah, what's up?

It's been a while since I last posted, again. DX I faiiiil.
I've been completely obsessed with The Big Bang Theory lately. I'm halfway through 3rd season. My favourite character is Sheldon. <3 He is just so weird and special and unlikable in so many ways, that I can't help but love him. The only thing I can complain about is the lack of proper female characters.

My doll plans has been ruined. :( My bank was supposed to pay some bills for me, but it turns out they didn't do it, so I'll have to pay them all next month.
The only exception is if SOOMs next Teenie Gems is adorable. I'll probably be able to afford it, if I take a layaway. I kinda hope they're adorable, 'cause I really want a new dolly. :D

In two weeks I'm going to the movies again with tjassi. We're going to see Captain America. :DDD I looooove super heroes, so I'm really exicited!

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