Nightmare Revealed

posted October 24th, 2014, 2:01 am


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November 16th, 2013, 8:17 am

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I'm surprisingly good at drawing heart destroying religious iconography.

If you get the chance, read chapter 14 of the second half of Whipping Girl. The authoress goes over some of the psychology behind this. Unfortunately, I sympathize to the extreme.

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October 24th, 2014, 10:17 am

transgressingwaffle (Guest)

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I struggle with being accepted by God as well. Thank you for accurately portraying this struggle as well as not making religion out like it is the Devil and that maybe just maybe God can accept me for who I am. This truly means a lot to me.

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October 24th, 2014, 2:53 pm

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@transgressingwaffle: Annie (and a few other characters) are religious, whereas some like Sophie (and myself, the author) are atheist. Faith in a higher power is not inherently wrong - it is a beautiful thing that can bring people hope and a sense of belonging and community. Religion, the types that make rules that dictate that people are evil based on how the all-knowing and all-loving god made them? That is wrong.

I don't know how long Annie will be able to maintain her religion. But I am quite sure she can hold on to her faith for a long time.

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October 26th, 2014, 8:41 pm

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@GreenKrog:

I've more or less always known I was lucky. I never really had much trouble reconciling my gender and sexuality with my faith. The way I look at it (assuming Christianity is right), either God loves me and has no problem with my gender and sexuality, and intended for me to be who I am today for a reason, even if certain of His/Her/Their fan club doesn't understand that, or God is a colossal prick who created me the way I am because He/She/They is a sadist of the highest order. And I see no reason for the latter to be inherently true, and I'd rather believe in the former anyways, even if it turns out I'm wrong.

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October 25th, 2014, 12:44 am

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@GreenKrog: Religion can provide people with peace and help them through their lives. This is the only reason I'm not anti-religion, since the cause of a lot of the persecution in this world is due to it. Taken to extremes, religions, just like anything else, can do a lot of harm. I remain hopefully agnostic, and have spent most of my adult life digging my mormon upbringing out of my head.

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January 22nd, 2015, 3:26 pm

Lex-Kat (Guest)

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@Elessir: I love agnostics. *Hugs*

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February 1st, 2015, 5:56 pm

Elessir

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@Lex-Kat: And I love hugs <3 *hugs back*

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