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Christian, #ActuallyAutistic, #Demi, #enby, Ex-Grad student in OT studies. 5w6.
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May 16, 2022 9 tweets 3 min read
If you're watching reactions of the #DeppHeardTrial and they bring on a body language expert, understand they can only speculate without an emotional & verbal baseline. Some things, like incongruity in gestures, hint at deception but not what it is. You have to remember that Amber Heard is an actor, so it is sort of an extension of her job to lie to people in the sense that she pretends to be someone she's not. Dr. Paul Ekman has addressed this in his book "Telling Lies":
Apr 1, 2022 16 tweets 6 min read
I read somewhere [I wish I could find the source] that #ADHD affects executive function that precludes the ability to see the end-result of a task. Not knowing this makes completing the simplest of tasks both nearly impossible and filled with anxiety. /1 This has been tumbling around in my brain for quite some time. Pair that with attending my younger brother's wedding got me asking the question whether or not this is why I don't really date and remain single at 36 years old. /2
Mar 18, 2022 16 tweets 7 min read
THREAD: "Polarity Coach" @ZakRoedde is running a cult based on Dr. Robert J. Lifton's "Eight Criteria for Thought Reform" (Taken from the book 'Thought Reform and the Psychology of Totalism') /1 1. Milieu Control - Roedde manages a private Facebook group that is pretty strictly moderated for dissenting voices. I lurked in there for a week or so and was summarily banned for criticizing continual use of terms like "beta male". facebook.com/groups/masculi… /2
Aug 28, 2021 7 tweets 2 min read
I found philosophy later in my Christian life. I found its approach and abuse in greater Christendon in the realm of apologetics to be insufficient.

That's why I can read Nietzsche's "Parable of the Madnan" and read it as lament; not at all how it is read by non-theists. While I understand the often touted line "If God does not exist, all is permissible/lawful," (depending on translations) the spirit of the phrase is scattered all around Dostoevsky's "The Brother's Karamazov." Admittedly, I've never read it.
Aug 28, 2021 4 tweets 1 min read
"A lot of religious Christians talk about, 'The Good News is you can be happy, you can be fulfilled, you can have the answers.' And I'm saying, 'The Gospel is: life is shit and you don't have the answers and that's good news.' (cont'd) 'And people will go, "That's not good news! That's terrible news!" No, that's great news. You embrace your brokenness, you embrace your anxiety and unknowing and you will find yourself happier..." (cont'd)
Mar 26, 2021 22 tweets 5 min read
Recent events involving my family, again, voluntelling me to intervene with a cousin who is struggling with depression and other unresolved issues. For the first time, it made me really angry and I wasn't sure why at first. I have been digging into that for a while now [1] I started thinking about it today in light of a paper I'm writing for class. I unearthed some memories that had long since been forgotten or suppressed (I never know these days). But I realized I have a lot of resentment over how my mental health was treated vs. my siblings. [2]
Mar 24, 2021 4 tweets 1 min read
"Backsliding is a sin. Doubt is a sin. Questioning is a sin. The only proper relationship is submission to those above you... " /1 (Quote cont'd in thread) "... the abandonment of critical thought and the mouthing of religious jargon that is morally charged and instantly identifies believers as part of the same hermetic community." /2 (cont'd)
Mar 24, 2021 8 tweets 2 min read
I love these kinds of questions because it exposes the inherent biases of an evangelical interpretation of scripture.

The question posed is meant to scare me into backing down by presenting a false dichotomy. I either say the Bible is true and hand this person a “win” or I say the Bible is wrong. Hello, Euthyphro. What this question assumes is that I share the same interpretation as they. Because I believe a woman can (and should) preach in church, I must be anti-Bible.
Jan 27, 2021 16 tweets 4 min read
🧵1) I don't know if my view is appreciated or puzzling to the professor and students in my seminar course on the conquest narratives. It's been enlightening in some ways because it has started to prove my theory that there is a hermeneutic for those who are #ActuallyAutistic 🧵2) I have been quite appreciative of the voices I have connected with, especially here on Twitter (@robertjmonson, @JoLuehmann, etc) that have expanded the space of interpretation I take into consideration when approaching the biblical text.
Jan 21, 2021 10 tweets 3 min read
I was brought up in the church ruled by Francis Chan, Mark Driscoll, and Matt Chandler. The real shift away from that happened in 2016 when I was diagnosed #actuallyautistic and then the election within weeks of each other. Having my eyes opened to both my own disability as well as the violent level of blowback I got for admonishing others in the church showed me it does indeed take faith to move mountains.
Dec 2, 2020 10 tweets 3 min read
[Thread] People are complaining about those of us calling to #CancelStudentDebt because they had to pay their students loans off.

First of all, I didn’t ask for your financial history and I’ll thank you stay out of mine. Second, the plans I’ve read don’t involve money coming out of everybody’s pocket but from tax on certain financial institution transactions. Except for possibly affecting the measurement of the happiness of the wealthy, there is not an issue.