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Graffiti artist on the walls of religion! David started nakedpastor in 2006, and initiated his public analysis of religion, religious community and spirituality through his writings, art and cartoons. Thousands of people are challenged and entertained by nakedpastor every day.
Some believers, church goers, and church leaders do not understand the personal trauma of LGBTQ+ people who desire to be a part of a church community.
Because they’ve never experienced being marginalized, excluded, or restricted because of who they are.
It’s not just the feeling that you’re having a hard time fitting in or integrating into the community or getting involved in leadership, but that there is an actual agenda from the leadership on down to prevent it from happening.
Imagine not just feeling not welcomed, but resisted! Imagine not just feeling marginalized, but blocked! Imagine not just feeling misunderstood, but damned!
It’s too bad too many believers lack empathy.
Because I’m convinced that if they felt what our LGBTQ+ neighbors are feeling, it might actually change their theology and then their polity.
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Before the deconstruction of my beliefs, I was absolutely certain about the things I believed.
I believed my thoughts!
Feelings also played a huge role in my certainty.
Then, after an mind-blowing realization that my mind manufactures my world… when I saw that the universe as I experienced it is a projection of my thoughts… when I perceived that my brain’s number one priority is to protect itself and my ego… everything changed!
If my mind can imagine a being and make it real to me, it can also conjure up feelings about that being.
I’m not claiming religious people are imagining things, but I do insist that we all do, and that we need to be aware of this, and to understand that the word is not the thing, and neither is the thought.
Who of us dares to explore beyond the thought?
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