Understanding the Stupidity of the Left

The left might have a few brain cells missing, I mean you have to be a little crazy to walk around screaming at the universe with no shirt on. Lucky me I had a real in person encounter with a crazy feminist sjw.

Trudeau was at the University doing some kind of rally, I had to be at the University for my sporting event. Police were all around and about 100 protesters outside the venue protesting against Trudeau (I would have joined them if I wasn’t busy). I was walking behind a lady in her mid-40’s. There were many signs I read as I walked by, but the last one caught this lady’s eye, it read something about supporting the veterans before refugees. She turned around screaming at the top of her lungs at these people “RACIST!!!” in full-blown fury. I have never experienced such protesting anger in person.

It doesn’t even make sense, the sign as nothing to do with race. Was she implying all refugees are non-white and veterans are all white supremacists? Or maybe she just went mad?

I get to the dressing room after mulling over what I just saw and I discover she’s also in the dressing room – great. The crazy lady, clearly proud of her accomplishment beaming with delight makes a comment about yelling at the protesters, and how she called them racists. I’m so pissed off at this point my introversion is out the door. I say “we need to take care of our people too, veterans risk their lives for our country.” She doesn’t have a response (winning), just laughs and says, “I love yelling at protesters,” then goes on to talk about the women’s march she attended.

This encounter made me realize just how stupid the left is, they don’t know how to use their brains. To try and talk sense into them is like trying to teach a baby astrophysics, they don’t care to learn, and cannot learn. Their entire philosophy is based on feelings, not facts. And guess what? in the words of Ben Shapiro “facts don’t care about your feelings.”

To a Crush, From a Shy Girl

These are just 10 insights into the brain of a shy girl. Not all shy girls are the same, but this is how I am around guys I like.

  1. I will try and get your attention through another means other then face to face. I may add you on social media, like instagram, snapchat, or facebook. I want you to notice me, but not too much.
  2. I will talk to your friends easily. It is extremely difficult for me to talk to you so I will talk to your friends instead, glancing to see if you are jealous, or interested in our conversation.
  3. I will start attending things you are at. I try not to go to all the gatherings, but I will be at more of them then previously.
  4. I want to be near you, but I’m too scared to talk. If I sit close to you I want you to start the conversation. If you don’t talk I will sit there silent, because I don’t know what to say.
  5. When you respond to me on social media, or add me, or initiate a conversation, it is the best day ever! It seriously makes my day. Even just a smile makes me happy!
  6. I might take a while to respond to texts because I’m trying to think of the perfect thing to say, I don’t want to mess it up!
  7. I will stare at you or catch glances when you are not looking. But if we make eye contact I will immediately look away and probably blush.
  8. I assume you don’t like me back. I’m shy because I’m not confident in these situations.
  9. I may have developed a crush on you even though I’ve never talked to you. Because I’ve seen how you act with others, and physical attraction of course.
  10. You should take a risk and ask me to hang out if you like me too, I will say yes. I’m probably not going to make that move. And I will open up the more I get to know you.

I like being alone but I want someone to be alone with

I was so comfortable with being single, until this summer. I got a crush. And now I am confused because last year when God told me I was to remain single I was so content. But now I’m bombarded with stupid crushing thoughts! I want to get married, and I think we are not meant to be alone, the more I read.

Maybe God wanted me to focus on my studies last year. And now that I’m done school I can actually date for the first time in my life!

I’m confused.

Jesus remains the same, but allows for changes in our lives. Sometimes this can be interpreted as confusing.

Only time will tell…

“Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever.” Hebrews 13:8

Time-Space Synesthesia

Not until I read this article did I realize that “seeing” time is strange.

For as long as I can remember I have visualized time as a loop, similar to that visualized on the article, but not coloured. It is difficult to describe but it is an imperfect circle that I travel on (my mind that is) as time mores forward. The circle morphs depending on the month, and it has width to it.

The seasons have “feelings” associated with them. Spring for example is on the right hand side of the circle, it has a bad feeling, unsettled, similar to the weather. Fall on the left hand side of the circle feels warm and comfortable. These feelings were probably generated from experiences over time.

I travel along the circle I face different directions depending on where I am. In the winter I am facing towards the upper NW corner where fall and summer are, almost going backwards. In the summer I am facing forwards through time.

I attempted to show a visual below of what I see, note the position and size of the months. This is not how it actually appears to me because I am traveling on the loop, and it changes shape and perspective as I travel. The fall for example is more flat.

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Interestingly when I went to New Zealand (in the southern hemisphere) this seasonal feeling thing felt off, my mind was very confused for the two months I was there.

As far as increase memory capacity I am unaware of any difference compared to the average person. I guess I’m more intelligent, graduating with a first class honours degree, but I do not assume a correlation between my synesthesia and intelligence.

Small scale – The weeks appear linear, and the months appear rectangular on their own, as one would see a wall calendar. The days on their own looking forward are just one continuous line, but the weeks are like a calendar.

Large scale – Many years appear linear to me, and I see chunks associated with schools (elementary, junior high, high school, university…). But it becomes somewhat disconnected throughout university, when taking a semester off for example. And now that I am out of school for the time being I feel lost and my linear time-line is disconnected.

 

Thanks to SkyWatchTV for bringing this to the forefront, I would have never known I had synesthesia otherwise.

At a Twenty One Pilots Concert

Straight up the members of Twenty One Pilots Tyler Joseph and Josh Dun are Christian’s, that is followers of Jesus Christ. Interpret the songs as you wish but they are (most all of them) about faith and struggles encountered with being a Christ follower.

The last two songs they sang at the concert I attended were ‘Goner’ and ‘Trees.’ Strange things started happening around me during these songs stranger then any concert I have ever attended before. The girls around us started crying and convulsing in the last song, which was kind of scary, they were very upset or something was happening with them. My hypothesis is that they were either very upset the concert was ending because they like the band so much, or there was a reaction to the lyrics in the songs. I’m going with the later because the reaction was so intense.

What is in these songs that people would have such powerful reactions?

In my opinion* ‘Goner’ is about Tyler’s struggle with maintaining his faith in the face of iniquities. It’s very difficult to avoid the message here. “I wanna be known by you” this is talking about Jesus, God – both the same. “Though I’m weak, Beaten down, I’ll slip away, Into the sound, The ghost of you, Is close to me, I’m inside out, You’re underneath,” even though he is failing the Holy Spirit is close to him, he wants to get rid of Blurry (a sinful nature) and replace Blurry with the Holy Spirit. If he keeps Blurry he’s a goner, but he wants to be known and to know Jesus so that he can be saved.

In my opinion* ‘Trees’ is about wanting to see the face of Jesus and know Him. It is difficult living a life of faith in something you cannot see, this is what Christians face everyday. He wants to see Jesus, he wants to meet Him. He can feel the presence of the Holy Spirit, both of them are standing in the trees, but he wants Him to speak, not remain silent. Perhaps because Tyler is afraid of making a bold move in faith (“standing cowardly”) is why He is not speaking.

There are people that are possessed by evil spirits and I believe it is getting more prevent as it was in the past. In the Bible many people Jesus encountered were demon possessed, they had reactions described similar to what was in those people around me, convulsing, out of control. I’m not concluding these people had evil spirits in them but the reactions were SIMILAR. The supernatural realm is very real, and there was a presence the night I attended the Twenty One Pilots concert.

“Once when he was in the synagogue, a man possessed by a demon – an evil spirit – began shouting at Jesus, ‘Go away! Why are you interfering with us; Jesus of Nazareth? Have you come to destroy us? I know who you are – the Holy One of God!’ Jesus cut him short. ‘Be quiet! Come out of the man,’ he ordered. At that, the demon threw the man to the floor as the crowd watched; then it came out of him without hurting hum further.” – Luke 4: 33-35 NLT

*In my opinion, because only Tyler truly knows what his lyrics are about.

Celibacy in the 21st Century

Although it is common practice with in the Catholic religion, I propose a new more modern definition to celibacy within the evangelical church. Recently it has been placed on my heart the will to remain single, not only for my current life but also for the entirety. 1 Corinthians 7:8 Paul indicates that “it’s better to stay unmarried, just as I am.” This was a huge part in discovering what God wanted for my life. Other circumstances also came into play in the realization of my celibate nature. Well into my 20s I have never had a boyfriend or been on a date. I find it difficult to comprehend someone else loving me for who I am. Over sexualized world has repulsed me from dating.

 

In the secular world celibacy could be termed as asexuality, or aromantic, although these terms come with a lot of grey areas that are not Biblical. That is why I stick with the term celibate or gift of singleness. Celibacy is defined as “the state of abstaining from marriage and sexual relations.”

 

I have found modern Christian churches cater to marriage, every program I have encountered was about marriage, dating, etc. When I attended Bible school people assumed I would find a soul mate, it was a major topic of what was taught at school even. Here I felt alone, not ever having a boyfriend or experienced dating. I thought that maybe one day I would change and develop enough courage to start dating, this was not the case. Church groups, for young people are all the same, not attractive to those who are celibate.

 

Vows are taken in the Catholic tradition to ensure devotion to God and a life dedicated to his work. This is not necessary anymore especially if you have a strong relationship with God. He knows when people are willing to devote their lives to Him, whether it be through celibacy or through another gift the Lord has given.

 

People that are more-wise realize that marriage brings in a lot of problems, problems that can and may lead to sin. I believe that celibacy is linked to wisdom. Some of the smartest people who have lived were celibate. Isaac Newton is my favourite example, he was devoted so much into his studies that he had no desire for marriage.

 

Main points:

  • Singleness is a God given gift that can be used for many purposes to farther the Kingdom
  • Vows of celebacy are not needed within evangelical church
  • The modern church should recognize celibacy as a way of life many young people are now choosing

See http://www.christianitytoday.com/ct/2008/september/20.47.html for article on choosing celibacy.