This makes me so happy.
1. There is such a thing as a “real” woman and she is defined by “having curves,” which is not to be confused with “being fat,” and if you fall too far outside of that particular bell curve, you do not count as a “real” woman.
2. There is something inherently wrong with you if you have slept with a certain number of people, and it must be the result of some former trauma or unfinished business you have.
3. There is something inherently wrong with you if you are insisting on remaining a virgin until marriage, or indefinitely, and it is something that can be rectified with “the right man.”
13. If you don’t look like a photoshopped image of a model in a magazine, there is something inherently wrong with you, and not with the image.
19. As a woman, the question you should be asking yourself as you enter your career is unquestionably “How do I have it all?” The underlying assumption is always that you want both a family life and a career, lest you be considered lazy or immature on either front.
Shit gets real. This is my body, not yours.
This song is so real. There is something in those Gundersen genes… Look out for Le Wrens’ new EP soon.
Mega-Church pastor Rob Bell is probably one of the most controversial leaders within Christianity today. One thing that makes him controversial is that he says
“Are you open to the possibility that God might not exist?”
“I write about that in the book-about that gnawing sense that we may really be alone in the universe, at least in terms of God. I tell in the book about driving to church one Easter Sunday realizing that I didn’t believe in God. The only problem was that I was giving the sermon that day to 10,000 people. Which was a problem, to say the least! Haha. I decided to keep searching, and if my conclusions meant I had to leave my work and church, so be it. At least I’d have my integrity. As I kept going, I realized that I’d seen too much wonder and awe-in science, literature, music, serious drug addicts getting clean, marriages reviving, people with cancer having more joy than I’d ever seen a person have. I’ve seen, tasted, and experienced too much to deny that there’s anything more and close my mind like that. For me, the only intellectually honest and reasonable perspective is to remain open and believe. We all have faith-the only compelling question is: in what? or who? What I find compelling is becoming. What faith or perspective or world view makes you become a better person? More loving, kind, courageous, honest, generous? When I believe in the God Jesus talked about, it makes me less judgmental and more compassionate and more generous…that’s the mark of any belief system to me-how does it shape you? We’ve seen a lot of religion do a lot of bad shaping, haven’t we? So enough with that. But compassion and generosity and intellectual honesty and less judgment-we need more of that than ever, right?”
Just ordered Rob Bell’s newest book, What We Talk About When We Talk About God. Here is the promo video for the book. It’s nice to hear people talk like this. Makes me feel like I’m not alone in my issues with modern Christianity.
“This book is by the one who thought he’dbe farther along by now, but he’s not.It is by the inmate who promised the paroleboard he’d be good, but he wasn’t.It is by the dim-eyed who showed the pathto others but kept losing his way.It is by the wet-brained who believed if a…
I Heard Noah Gundersen play this song a couple weeks ago and I haven’t stopped listening to it since.