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A Prayer for All Graduates Facing an Uncertain Future
"Facing an uncertain future written by debbie mcdaniel and read by kelly. Gibbons for i know the plans. I have for you declares the lord plans to prosper you and not to harm you plans to give you a hope and a future jeremiah. Twenty nine eleven. The season of graduation and new beginnings can bring a mixed bag of emotions. Too many of us though. It's a time of celebration and fresh starts. The letting go process can bring some pain to yet. Parenting is often just about that. The letting go and whether it's letting go as they head to kindergarten or letting go as they head to college or straight off into their first job it can be difficult no more so in these uncertain fearful times. We are currently facing as a nation as a world. But there's hope to remember. Our children are his no matter where they go or how old they are. They are in his care. They are in his hands and he has a great purpose for them in this life. And that's the very best place we can let them go. We're entrusting them again straight into the safe care a powerful and loving god and that's the safest place they can be. His hands are big to carry to hold to protect to cover to lead and he loves each one of them more than we could ever imagine. This world is more uncertain than ever. But god is always faithful and true. Here is a special prayer of blessing for our graduates this year. Let's
What Is the Lord Trying to Tell You?
"I have jeannie napoli. And she is a writer author of klug on the head. How the holy spirit got our attention. It's a collection of twelve authors. That share their stories of interaction with the holy spirit. And jesus says that the lord wants us to be happy and enjoy the lives he has given us. He wants us to trust that. He has a plan for each of us and ask us to trust that plan. How how do we miss. Gaas attempt to communicate to us for many of us myself included. There are those god moments and because we are all running to soccer practice and getting kids to clarinet lessons and things like that we become human doings instead of human beings. We don't take that time to put into our schedules to reflect to pray to journal. It might be. I think a lot of people when they roll over in bed they pick up their phones and look at the weather and get ready for the next day. They don't intentionally spend that time either reflecting on their lives asking themselves. What is the lord trying to tell me. There is just too much business in our lives that we don't take that time for reflection. So why are people so dismissive. Of god's speaking in their lives like if they're hear them if they hear god speaking and they're like i don't know that's really god speaking you know. Do you think it's because god's trying to get our attention. I think and i've had a couple of interludes like that where the holy spirit was trying to tell me something and i didn't want to hear it unless i was at the point in my life unless the holy spirit list. God was telling me something that fit into my plans. Something that i wanted to hear. I just was not interested in listening any further.
A Prayer for the Parent Who Feels Guilt
"A prayer for the parent. Who feels guilt. Meg bucher read by liam martin create in me a clean heart. Oh god and renew a right spirit within me. Cast me not away from your presence and take not your holy spirit from me restore to me the joy of your salvation and uphold me with a willing spirit psalm. Fifty one tenth through twelfth. Parenthood is ridiculous. isn't it here. We are imperfect raised by imperfect people trying to pair it imperfect people in a very imperfect world we may look back upon the cringe worthy moments of our lives and desperately pray for an eraser but the hard things we've endured are exactly what qualify us as parents. Perfection was never a requirement in fact. It's not even possible psalm. Fifty one recounts david's confession and repentance of his sin against bethsheba and the subsequent murder of her husband. second samuel twelve. He prayed for god to have mercy on him. We must be like david willing to remember our sins and the serious consequences. They create for david. The old testament scriptures were very real part of his everyday life scriptures genesis nine six whoever sheds the blood of a man by man shall his blood be shed for god made man in his own image. Certainly be top of mind for david in leviticus. Twenty ten if a man commits adultery with the wife of his neighbor both the adulterer and the adulteress shall surely be put to death. David did suffer grave consequences but god chose to have mercy on him in response. David vow to praise god's righteousness psalm fifty one fourteen or fifteen.
A highlight from S6 E10 - Real Conversations on Mental Health (w/ Special Guest: Patricia Perkins)
"May is mental health awareness month. And i felt it only right to release an episode focusing on the topic of mental health. Now if you've listened to the podcast for any length of time you've no doubt heard me talk about my own struggles with ptsd depression and mon experiences. Not all that uncommon in the veteran community. What you don't often hear though is from the veteran's spouse and on today's episode. I get to sit down with my wife patricia. As she shares the story of her own emotional journey with mental health diagnoses medications. Hospital stays and a whole lot more. This is the we serve now. What podcast where. I do my best to answer the questions. Veterans and their families are already asking so you can make your post military life your best life by way of introduction my name is aaron perkins i am a us army combat veteran daddy to amazing kiddos. Host of this podcast. If you hadn't guessed. And i am joined today by my beautiful bride patricia. Welcome to the show thank you. I'm so glad to be here excited to talk about a subject that i'm passionate about. Yeah absolutely absolutely well. Great to have you here. I'm i'm incredibly happy that you agreed to be on the show. Usually it is me saying. Hey i'm going to be recording tonight. So if you you and the kids can kind of keep it down a little bit and but really really grateful that you here today. So today was one of many days where you're going through this. I don't know call procedure or treatment treatment. Okay so so. Obviously i went with you. Today is able to accompany you to that treatment and it specifically four depression right and so start with today. Let's start with today in a kind of what happened today. And what the treatment is. And let's start there. Sure okay so. The treatment is called. Tm s it means trans cranial magnetic stimulation menendez Treatment that oddly. Enough stimulates your brain. It's post what is supposed to do is to help the neurotransmitters talk to each other better and it is usually reserved for someone who's tried a few different types of medication for depression but it also helps with like anxiety. Ocd and sometimes even physical pain. Okay so so so. This is not a it. Sounds like it's a noninvasive. It's not a surgery type of thing so basically the way they explain it. It's like electromagnetic therapy. Where like in the old days where they would maybe cut. Open your head and maybe electric your brain things like that but this obviously they're not doing that. You can sit down in this chair. It's kind of like the big dentist chair. They strap you all in and they put this big magnet next to your head in a certain spot at a certain level. It's already been determined by your doctor and it made me last twenty minutes. And then you're you're on your way okay. So is that it's not obviously. I know this right before listeners. This is not like a one time thing. This is one of how many treatments you have to get. Okay so today was off my fourth treatment and i think if i did the math right i have at least thirty three more to go. So it's over a nine week period and because of where we live. I have to drive basically an hour and a half to get there. And then i'm there for fifteen to twenty minutes in the drive an hour and a half and and yeah i i definitely know that. That part in itself is frustrating. The drive so let's go back a little bit now so you're having this it might not be invasive but stewart pretty extreme treatment of kind of remapping your brain right yes. It's it's had some side effects already some some anger some tiredness Brain fog lightheadedness. The way the only way. I can explain it. It's like there's a big garden with a huge gate and there's all these locks and each treatment seems to slowly work open a new lock and then hopefully by the end all the locks will be open and king come open and i can be free of depression anxiety. I don't know if that's going to happen. I have faith that it can happen so hopefully it does happen. You me both you both so so take us back a little bit. How did you get to this point. You know obviously you. Have you know some sort of depression or anxiety or whatever take us back to diagnoses and that sort of thing so i i got diagnosed probably sixteen years ago like actual clinical diagnosis of major depressive disorder and house have severe anxiety. I have d. c. Ptsd so what is so ptsd. I know what is cd. Basically childhood post traumatic stress disorder. And then i have. Ocd okay so so ptsd. Veteran community intimately familiar with cps d c p s de. It is then the so. How did that come about. I mean this this is like you know really getting into the nitty gritty of it a little bit but i had parent you know. I had parents that. They weren't believers not that that makes you any less of a good parent but they were involved with things that they shouldn't have been involved with and they didn't have a good relationship with one another so that meant a very rocky relationship with their children and so without getting into too much and making people uncomfortable. This is a really bad childhood really bad and even in my teenage years there was some other stuff that was really bad. So just you know things that people don't really think about as being post traumatic stress disorder. I've heard other people say. How can you even have that. You weren't a soldier. Well that's not reserved for soldiers or servicemen period. Post traumatic stress can happen after a car accident after your home gets broken into after a traumatic. Any traumatic experience you can. Pdf st right right so so with depression. You were diagnosed. She said sixteen years ago crack and so did the anxiety diagnosis. Come along with that or out of that will work. It was shortly after. I think they at i thought maybe it was just really bad depression and they realized that it was both mint so they started treatment to different treatments who different medications and over the years between the two just the depression and anxiety. I know i've had over sixteen or seventeen medications and sixteen or seventeen. I didn't know there were that many others time for i mean i know. There's a lot of medications out there right. But most i know i i'm gonna go out on a limb here and say most people when they're struggling with anxiety depression or even if they do have a legitimate diagnosis of anxiety. Depression or both. It's okay let me go get this. Let me go try it. You know and then if that doesn't work maybe they go try something else but sixteen or seventeen that that just sounds like an extreme number is sensitive to medications and so what may work for a lot of people. Just doesn't seem to work for me. Or i ended up being allergic to it but i will say that i did. This test called a g. e. n. e. s. t. and it's a dna test and that's something that you're psychiatrists can do for you. There is a cost involved but it will tell you which medications and you know. They're all different classes. Work for your dna type so you have a red section and you should stay away from those. You have a yellow section. That may help. And then you have. A green section is more likely to help with your dna type so that can help a lot of people. Stay away from having to try sixteen or seventeen different medications. Sure sure that that's a really good point. And obviously you. You didn't take that 'til later. Right actually took it last year. Yeah so the break i. I wish i could have taken ten years ago. But i don't think even knew about it and that's another thing i would say. Is you know educate yourself. Don't wait on your doctors to find all the resolutions for you. Like feel free to look and research and bring it up to your doctor. you know. it's a good point. So medication is just one side of the depression anxiety. Ptsd just one side of it before the medication happens. There's something that either. Your doctors realize your families realize or you personally realize something different in me. Something is not working as it's supposed to or it's manifesting in in a certain way and i know that when it comes to ptsd specifically it manifests itself in a lot of different ways. They can manifest itself in anger in inability to focus and chronic pain. In a guilt it can manifest itself in different ways. So let's focus on the. Let's say let's. Let's go with depression right the major depressive disorder. How did that or does that manifest itself in your life. The first time. I realized that i might have an issue with. Depression was actually. I had a really bad episode. After i had caitlin so caitlyn's daughter. Sorry caitlyn's her daughter. Yeah she's fourteen now. After i had her. I was sitting just watching tv. And she was sitting there beside me and her little old bouncy seat. And i actually started having these really dark feelings kind of like oppression and actually that coincided with an anxiety attack as well and actually got rushed to the hospital because they thought i was having a pulmonary. Embolism so they thought that. I had blood clots. I was about to die. You know there was but it was a mixture of depressive episode and anxiety attack which i had never felt before and that really scared me and the doctors were able to put me on medication to help with that. It did not stop it but it did help. Sure sure so what what happens next. You know you're you're on this medication. It's helping look what happens. Is there a point at which you realize. That medication isn't working or isn't working as well as it should. Yeah most doctors will tell you you know. Give it two or three weeks to really get in your system if you don't see any changes or if you see getting worse than you're to want to let us know so that we can adjust or change that medication and over the years. That has happened so often. That i i got to this place and i'll say that it's okay to do this if you need to. Own your closet by yourself and cry for a little while. 'cause you're just overwhelmed and nothing seems to be working and you want so badly to be quote unquote normal. Go have cry. Go eat ice cream or chocolate or something. I don't even care. It's okay to do those things. But i got to this place where i was like. None of this is working. I need something completely different. And i think that's when. I did the insight site testing because most of the medications that i had been put on. Were in my red list more in the list that was for your dna. These are not going to work for you. Oh wow so going through this process and the truth is i didn't even realize this at the time we've been married for fifteen plus years and i knew that kept having different medications tried and you like oh. This is not working but we had no idea why. It's not working until this test. You didn't says hey this might actually work for you Yeah that's that stuff okay. So what about the anxiety piece you know. It started with an executive attack How does that manifest itself or did it manifest itself in your life. So i have an odd anxiety like i have panic. Attacks panic attacks but generally speaking. I'm just anxious and it's like my anxiety and my ocd. Like to just hold hands and frolic through my brain and so what. I'm feeling extremely anxious. I have to clean everything so it's kind of like since i can't control my emotions i can't control what's going on in the world. My brain has to find something that can control and the cleanliness in my house. I can control thankfully because you and the kids are pretty neat people. But i have to do have to be able to do something. Control something to calm down. If i don't do that ended up in the closet crying eating chocolate well like you said. That's okay if you have to do. It's not not not every day but so talked about the depression. Talk about the anxiety. Ptsd how does that manifest itself in your life on a day-to-day basis weekly basis. How how often what does it feel like said the. Ptsd is like a whole different monster. That lives somewhere inside of my person. And the worst episodes i have with. Ptsd is when my children especially caitlyn our daughter when she reaches those age those ages where you've espn we. We had talked about this a little bit today. As we're preparing for the podcast but it was as a recall kind of like the same ages or proxy ages where something traumatic happened in your own childhood right so so then. My brain is like imagine that happening to kaitlin. Imagine that having to our son. Christopher and then it's like this overwhelming like it's not a mama bear feeling is a mama dragon. And it's like i will. I will died to protect but at the same time. It's then there's this the the little girl in me is like. How could my mom have let that happen. How could my dad have let that happen. Where was the the parental. where were they. Why did these things even happened. That i have this trauma but we're all human doing the best. We can now. That i'm older i can. I can look at my pass without being completely angry with my parents because they were just doing their best as well. Sure sure so. We're won't take a break real quick but coming up after the break and now you have a few things that you want to share with our listeners. More as encouragement and continuing the story obviously but also practical steps. Stay with us. Many americans today don't realize the stress and anxiety. They feel is likely because of their finances. According to bankrate.com more than six out of ten people couldn't cover a one thousand dollar emergency seven out of ten. Don't budget regularly. An eight out of ten are living paycheck to paycheck to these describe you. Are you ready to live like others. Can't too many make the mistake of budgeting their lifestyle instead of budgeting their basic needs. I my friend. Marco over at mc business lab has a simple process to automate the basic things. You need to live and then never looking at one of those bills again. Head over to live like others can't dot com to get on the wait list for his own line course to learn this automation skill. That will significantly reduce your stress anxiety. And if you think one on one attention could be the way for you. You can also schedule your free consultation with marco once again that's live like others can't dot com get on the path to your dream life today. Alright so here we are back. Second half of the show here with my wife patricia talking about mental health. And it's okay. She's looking at me right now. She's like oh just made a noise like it's okay. Well we'll cleared up. It's fine and so so anyway so here talking to my wife patricia about mental health and about her own challenges and struggles with it. And so obviously there's no one in your corner so to speak. I mean there's the stigma associated with it but there's also no one kind of coaching. You through this of like okay. Well if this isn't working here's what you do right not currently. I've had counselors in the past. You know and they've we've tried to work through things. I have been the hospital couple of times. And i think there's a lot of people who mean well but it doesn't mean it's going to work for you and so i feel it's important that people understand that if you do have a mental illness. It's okay to research an advocate for yourself. You don't have to wait on a doctor or counselor or someone who you feel like is more intelligent or just because they have letters after their name that they know you better than you do feel free. No not feel free. Please speak for yourself. that's huge. That is so huge. And i think that advocating for yourself is such a critical element of getting the help you need. Because when i think of veterans who are struggling right. You know whether whether it's a physical health or mental health concern. They know themselves like better than anyone else knows them and so when they go to the doctor when i as a veteran go to the doctor i have an obligation to myself right to be as honest and as really a as direct as i can like look. This is the problem. This is how. I'm feeling. I'm here for you to help me fix it right. But then there's the stigma especially in the military community. Where if something isn't working right in your brain you're not working right. Oh absolutely that is the stigma is is really and i think the worst thing about mental health diagnoses today at least in america. If not all over the world it absolutely needs to be normalized that your your brain is an oregon and just like your heart and all your heart muscle but you could knees your liver. If any of those things were failing if they weren't working like they were supposed to have so many people around you. Hey what can i do for you. What can i do for your family. Could i get my blood tested to see if i could be donor. How in the world could make your life better but you hear someone is in a three month depressive episode and they can't even get out of bed. I don't see people lining up with casseroles. I don't know. I don't see that happening. You know if you have to leave an event because you had an anxiety attack there's whispers. There's not help this is strong. It is so strong. And there's a you know within the military there is a fear and i will say rightly so that if you say hey i have this particular mental condition it can potentially impact your career and in the civilian world because well as a mom i if another mom i don't know maybe somebody's going to hear this and maybe they don't want their kids hanging out but as a mom you think. Oh can this person actually take care of my kid. While i'm away or is everything issue going to be too overwhelmed. Is she going to have some kind of attack. That i don okay. If you know somebody like that. Just educate yourself right and know that that person wouldn't take on that responsibility if they didn't feel they could handle it. Yeah absolutely and you know. That's a critical point to is. There is so much misinformation out there about mental health. And you know here's the thing. Hollywood doesn't help and i'm not going to rant. I'm not. I'm not trying to say like oh. Don't make movies about people with mental conditions. You know but there is this you know. The joker movie that just came out with a joaquin phoenix. That's joker yeah. Okay so you know. He obviously has a mental health problem. It looks like severe depression and he turns out to be this mass murderer. Right and so people associate edison. He's bipolar but go ahead. Fair enough fair enough so people associate those mental health conditions with something so extreme that they saw on a screen or read an article. now there are extreme cases. it's true. I mean you can't just say that that. No one is that bad off but there are people that bad off that they're not usually the people who look like they're doing okay. There those the people who are really struggling there are more signs right than than you just meeting them. Like if i just walked up to you and said hi. My name's patricia. Perkin tie you doing. You would never think i had five mental disorders right. You know someone. who's that far gone. You know they're going to be showing signs. Oh yeah absolutely for sure for sure and you know the thing is when it comes to mental health when it comes to you know having a a severe enough level of mental health challenges concerns whatever. You wanna call them. If you don't have an official diagnosis right there are so many. I guess levels is probably the best way to put it of of severity. Because you know like saying. Hey i'm feeling depressed for a couple of weeks is a far cry from major depressive disorder right okay. Yeah may i believe probably should have been a little more research but it would be depressed for at least six months before. It is a clinical diagnosis. And so there's going to be events someone dies. A friend moves away. You have to switch jobs then you could go through a you know a few days or a week of feeling depressed. That's normal. yeah exactly. That's the normal depression. That's not the go quick. It'll medication so you can feel better. That's right it's just a normal life happens and you get down and i've even had people say to me. Well you know you have a lot of stuff. You're very blessed. You have a nice home. You have a great husband. Smart kids you you you have you have you have you have. That has nothing to do. With what my brain is doing. I have the intelligence to know that. I a blessed person a blessed individual but that does not mean that my brain is going to let me enjoy all the time. Yeah that's so true. That is so true. And so i just saw an article earlier today from cnbc said fifty one percent of young americans are struggling with mental health. Fifty one percent. I can believe and i think a lot of that if i can just put in. My personal opinion is social media. I'm sure you constantly see people who are throwing up. There highlight reels on instagram. And some of them still on facebook and then those who are throwing out things on twitter but there you're not getting their whole life you don't read what's actually going on. I mean if people looked at my facebook they would see highlights. Because i want to show the good. I don't want to show the days. I don't wanna get out bed. Showed the days where. I'm like begrudgingly. Driving my kids to school because i have to. I'm an adult to do these things. You don't see those things and especially the generation under us. They're so obsessed with social media that they think that's real life. I mean i have a good life. But it's not insta worthy like everything. I do isn't gonna be popping up on instagram. Because it's not real life right. That's just advertising then like you said it's just highlights right. Yeah and so. I want to go back to the stigma piece for just a minute. Because that's a piece that i'm really passionate about and you know in the military you know being healthy being fit to fight. That's part of the job if you're broken your broken leg unit can't use you to go to war right. You have to get that leg fixed. I if you're broken mentally your unit may not be able to use you to go to war because like there's something wrong with you and like the. The thing is with the stigma. It's okay in you know outside of the military that things that your body or your brain is not working like it's supposed to and i've heard so many veterans so min- countless veterans really be rating their brothers and sisters in arms when they talk about having. Ptsd like your combat. Experience was different than mine. Therefore you don't have ptsd or you can't be depressed or you can't be anxious like you're just whining because you want to get paid from the va. You want the va to take care of you. That's ridiculous it. It really is our veterans out there who just looking for that that extra little bit of money out a month sure. There are but by and large the majority of veterans who who are having the courage to stand up and say. Hey i got something wrong in my brain. It's not working like supposed to. They should be applauded and say you know what that is. Surreal courage that you having right now to go and say i need help. Yes it takes a ton of courage and just in time out of being a military spouse and then my time out of it and interacting with veterans and even people who are still currently serving. They they have these but they don't even know how to say it out loud. They will become an alcoholic. But there's nothing wrong with me. I had no problem with war. Or when they get out of the military you know they get hooked on drugs. Oh in the military didn't affect me very much. I'll have i don't have any. Ptsd that that crazy stuff you know or all of a sudden. They're wife isn't good enough. Their kids aren't good enough and they want to be away from them at all times. They don't want that interaction but they say they're fine because they're afraid to say i might be broken inside and might need some help. So instead of having the courage to say that they are literally ruining their lives in other ways right what alcohol would drugs with breaking up their homes with neglecting their responsibilities. That's may there's so much i want to. I want to fix it right. I want to fix the stigma. Problem wanted but there is no easy way to do it. But i think what we're doing right here is having the conversation for the world to hear that. Look it's not just veterans. It's not just veteran spouses. It's according to that article. Fifty one percent of young americans who are struggling with some sort of mental health condition right regardless of what title you go by better in active duty man woman boy girl. Mental health is no respecter of persons. I'm sorry mental illness right. No you're right and mental health needs. You know it doesn't matter who you are. What are what color you are just like any like. I said any other body part in any other thing. That may need attention. Don't be afraid to give it that attention. Don't be afraid to speak up and speak out. Don't let the stigma hold down. Yeah for sure so from our conversation today. I know we're running up on time. So we're gonna wind this down and you know. Obviously you and. I have talked about this a lot and me in the future. I'm sure we will get you back on the show and talk and talk about about this and how fixing your life especially how the team s treatment is grain because he you know. I'm not afraid to talk about right. My inner demons especially can help somebody else. I feel like i feel like god puts us through situation so that we can help other people and if we can't take the bad and turn it around and help someone than what's it for and i have to have faith that it's it's to help others. Sure sure so. We have alluded to these three big takeaways right like the big takeaways from this episode. We've alluded to them throughout the episode. We've talked about them. We've even said them but remind us remind listeners. What those big three takeaways are from listening to this. I would say the first one is to advocate for yourself like i said. Don't be to research. Don't be afraid to figure out what might work for you. Ask for the jewish site testing. Ask for even if you've been on medication for a long time talking about the s you know there are other ways to go about it than just constantly saying in that cycle of pill after pill after pill with no results there. There is light at the end of the tunnel. So don't be afraid to say. Hey i think this might help me. What do you think. Don't wait on them. The second one i would say is. Don't let the stigma prevent you from seeking help Let's there is nothing wrong with you. If you have mental illness nothing like innately wrong review. You are just a person who is struggling and number three. I would say no that you are not alone like you were saying that article fifty one percent of young americans. This isn't even us. The older americans during these are young americans who were struggling. You're not alone. find group. fine fine started group. It right to you know. Don't don't stay alone either. When you isolate yourself things. Things often get worse so definitely seek out others who may have similar problems going on that you can talk through to to have some sort of accountability with and accountability is huge. It is huge and those are the three big ones. But i wanted to add one more. And it's something that i've done personally and it has to do with what i was talking about with social media and it's so funny because our pastors just said at this sunday delete block. You do not have to look at sally. Suzy sampson's and wish it was yours. Delete her blocking her. If if watching her highlight reel is taking your joy. Delete her if mr man who has it all together all the money all the muscles and the most beautiful wife you've ever seen if that stealing your joy delete him bought him because you need to focus on you and yours is so good. That is so so good so patricia. It is been an amazing conversation with you. I wanna thank you personally. Thank you for your courage to come on the show and talk about not just health in general but your own mental health your own struggles with the diagnoses. You know you've had hospital stays as a result had so many things going your life and so thank you so much for talking about this important topic with us you know. We all have a lot of questions but the most important question you can ask yourself is. This have accepted the forgiveness of sins. That only comes through faith in jesus christ and before we go one thing. Patricia wanted me to point out was earlier. she referenced. cpt. St and she called it childhood. Ptsd it is actually complex. Ptsd would she informed me of later in complex. Ptsd is brought about from long term trauma that might be physical emotional sexual abuse own going childhood neglect things like that. It could even be a prisoner of war type of situation that brings about complex. Ptsd so just clarification. There that that was what she was referencing in the second. Half of the episode. You may have heard probably did hear a lot of clicking in the background while that clicking was my burien husky running around on a hardwood floor and unfortunately we can't edit that out he just kind of made a cameo appearance on the podcast so that dog is the way i deal with my ptsd and depression having a pet. It just helps a lot so anyway. Thank you so much for listening. It has been a joy sharing our hearts with you today. Be sure to check us out on social media. We at facebook at courage to fight again. Instagram also occurred to fight again and twitter at courage again and check us out on our website at courage to fight again dot com a whole lot. More resources there well until next time. Thanks for listening. We served now. What is a production of courage to fight again.
Who’s the Preferred Match-up for Boston in the First Round of the Playoffs?
"What team is a better matchup for the Bruins. Maybe in terms of itself cuz I mean, let's be, let's be candid. You know, lead into this at either match is going to be tough, right? Either one of these ones, you're like, all right? Well, that's what it is, right. Is it thing though? Like, so I feel like the looming thing with capitals is that, you know, any team is going to play them is going to give the shit kicked out of them. But yes, you know, they're finishing their big team. They've got Tom Wilson, they've got Hathaway, they've got Dylan Char, all these, all these big guys, but I think you look at how you best exploit a team like that. It's easier than 14. Like the Bruins, what their strengths to land punches against a team like the capitals on the ice in terms of you know, the X's and O's and it is the Penguins. Now, Penguins may not be nearly as big but you look at just the way the Capitals defense is, you look at how Scholl they are on defense, how the Bruins right now especially up front, all of a sudden have all this speed in their line-up. I mean they've God Top six is the top six even though Richie Crowley coiler the physical track and wine, those guys can move, you know, really Sean Crowley is, you know, a very good skater and events or fourth line. Now. It might depend on the match of, you know, do you want to roll out debrusk and kacchan? The 4th Line? Or is that one we go with Lazar with Frederick and Wagner so that, that can change a little bit in terms of the max but you look at the, the, the defense of the capitals have. I mean, the Bruins average close to three, three point six goals per game, against the capitals. The only team that scored more goals against against Atlantic division. Foes our East Division, foes was the same Choice which makes sense, not surprising, but the fact that, yeah, the fact that, you know, Washington who has a slow defense who do not really have to lead goalies in that, which, I mean, I think the biggest equalizer for how much the cap wasn't given the Bruins trouble of these has been because of brain. Hopefully now you've got vanicek and samsonov two guys who don't really ski all that money. Trade. I just look at the matchups and what the Bruins are going to go up against. Yeah, you're going to get knocked around quite a bit but it's
Back to Jesus With Kristin Ostrander
"Today's special guest is author speaker. Podcast or kristen strandard to the show. Hi thanks for having me. Thanks for coming on. Thanks for taking the time So tell us a little bit about first of all what you do. I am kristen steiner. I am the host of the amazon files. Podcast and the owner and founder of mommy income dot com. I teach people to start and grow ecommerce businesses online. That sounds like a lot of fun and a lot of work. Yeah both pretty busy How many kids you. I have three kids. One two grown in one. Still in the nasty. We've got a twenty year old one. That's graduating this year at eighteen and then the youngest is ten and a half fun man. I keep you busy. That's for sure on top of everything else you're doing. Yeah that could be a whole episode about raising grown children and what that's like right. Good nece kids in general so As far as the the the religious aspect of of kristen what are your you. Would you describe the christian beliefs. Would you call yourself a christian. Absolutely s awesome. So why would you take on that title. What what is it about the christianity that you accept. I am a follower and believer of jesus. I believe in the gospel. I believe that it's All his doing. And none of mind and i have a purpose in a plan in life to follow that calling and to spread the good news to others that there is hope and help beyond this life. Open help beyond this life and what. What does the bible to you. The bible is the word of god. The bible is a sharper than any two edged sword. I can i use it against it. Right the bible is guidebook. That guy bill bible is the answer. It is my hope and my help. It is the source of wisdom the source of all instructions for humanity.
Ethiopian Orthodox Church Patriarch Condemns Tigray 'Genocide'
"Get his message out of Ethiopia at last week in here, his words Robin is here by that action based you appear today all over Ethiopia and in T dry in particular many barbarism have been conducted. I tried several times to say this. But all my messages have been blocked till now. I haven't had the opportunity to get my message out through the media. It's clear that the problem is everywhere, including a romir bench angle, a sure rob it and so on. But what is happening in T dry is the worst brutality and cruelty. What's happening is the carnage of people, particularly the killing of innocents. God will judge everything. But people are dying, dying terribly. Women are being raped and they are in pain. The men who died. Ah, luckier than these women who are suffering churches are being destroyed in Merriam dangling. It's not the fault off the tee, bright people The whole world should know this. And now they do the strongly worded accusation of genocide from the head of Ethiopia's Orthodox Church. These air his first public comments on the war from the elderly Patriarca Boonie Mattias, who's from the Tigre region himself as he addresses millions of followers and the international community. The video is
Elagabalus: The Roman Emperor Who Wasn't Truly Roman?
"By two hundred twenty one. Ad room was under the rule of one of its strangest emperors and his short ruled run until two hundred and twenty two eighty. When surprise surprise he would be assassinated. The rule of emperor elegant gablers is interesting to look into however as it shows us. Just how much rome was starting to sink from the days of the pax romana so you want to share a bit of ground rules and of the origins of elegant. 'cause it's kind of important today. This fame and alibaba is believed to be born circa two hundred and free. Ad so you can already gob as quite young. By this time he was born the name of various of its yes us and he was a native over rome. of course native. Improves want a new thing by now he was born in. Msa in syria and this is the modern city of homes. Which is the still in syria to this day. And he came from a family of high priest to didn't worship the funeral roman gods greek goats but they worshiped aluko sunguard who was known as ball. But this doku go. But this god was awesome locally as eligible and from his name allegations bolus and his name abou shriek on the way he got that title from and despite being so far removed from he had connections to the city and to the upper crust over roman society. Something i'm curious about. How much do you know about this religion. That he was a part of not really much came up on the subject. I imagine we probably already know of it from others. Writings not much up about it. Just it was different. Is seems that sent it around this one god as opposed to a pattern of goats. I roam did okay. I was curious about that. There was any additional information to kind of get an idea to see more where this guy was coming from the but they but they are monotheistic. I think they might have been to an extent. Yes well and these guys worship. Just the one god. The mob moguls into wider religion. Alibaba's came from this one from a family that worship just deliver who sunguard eligible as i said that he did have connections to the roman empire and most noticeably decant mp at the time and pra caracalla was his cousin. An in two hundred and seventeen eighty caracalla was of course
Should I Come Out As Bi to My Friends?
"Deer gen entrant over the last few years. I've realized that i am a bisexual woman. Hell i added that. I can now see that. I had romantic feelings for a few of my very close female friends in the past. Though currently i view them in a purely platonic light. I have managed to come out to my partner and a few other friends. But i'm torn about whether or not i should do the same with the friends i used to have feelings for. I am intensely afraid that they will suspect that. I used to have crushes on them. Which makes me feel ashamed and uncomfortable. I've been with the same partner. Who is his mail for ten years. So part of me wonders if i even meet to come out while another part wants to cultivate openness and honesty with my close friends by revealing truth. Any advice would be greatly appreciated pronouns. She her first off. It's time to party okay. Year by hell. Yeah hell. Yeah who kern grants congrats. Ray were celebrating. You found out information about yourself. That's awesome and i did hear will impact us. But i'm so glad to hear that you already have people in your life. That are celebrating in supportive of you. Because that's what you deserve. Yeah absolutely and this says it's a journey. You know as you said yourself like. It's been a after the last few years you came to this conclusion and that is true for so many people because we are taught humans in general and i think it may be especially our culture. We are taught that queer nece is a thing that happens to other people. There's the gay friend. There's a side character who's bisexual you know like the doesn't happen to me. I'm normal you know like like that's that's what we're taught and so because of that it can take a really long time to say. Oh wait being gay is a normal perfectly normal thing being bisexual is. I even suspect that many people are most people are bisexual like the. It takes a long time to equate that with quote unquote. Normality like like. It's not something wrong with you. You know it's not like an etiquette quirk or something like that or a character trait that again. A secondary character in the story gets it can tap into the main character. You're the main character and your by and your book rules and i'm going to buy it love it. We cardi now. It's time to get down to business right. I'll kick it off by saying it would be strange to say the least if they in that moment were like. Oh my god did you ever. Do you have a crush on me or did you ever ever crush on me. That would be so inappropriate.
'In Golf?': Nick Saban Responds to Jimbo Fisher Comments
"It seemed like every day. There's something about nick saban in the air. We had him the other day. Then jimbo fisher talking and now. Nick sabin has responded. He was in mobile alabama. Last night of speaking at my god for each team focus event and he decided to respond. Well he had no choice. She was surrounded by a group of media members to ask about jimbo saying that sabin was going down. So it's got to ask your friend. Jimbo said yesterday that Some quiet while you're in tuscaloosa. He was in a here but was nowhere that he used his. You have any response for a golf football field. Come a day but is that. What are you talking about football. Thank you was used to be almir. Noontime basketball league. I guess we're no longer partners to come to that. Because they have a really good team really good program and You know they're getting better and better all the time. And there's a lot of challenges in the sec. And they're certain one of them certainly one of the up and coming programs and he's always been a great coke to the great job for us when he was with us and he's had a great career as a head coach so You know it's going to be a challenge for us. No doubt when we them
Three Dimensions of Conscious Prayer
"This. Evening's reflection is entitled three dimensions of conscious prayer and begin with a bit of personal background. That i grew up. My family was unitarian so i attended the liberal religious youth. Which is the church school. That were we'd as teens we'd gather. And we had spirited discussions about comparative religion and social issues its intellectual not focused on deity and very explicitly respectful of different views. Of course many unitarian. That's you you unitarian jokes. That were circulating. Such as how moses received the ten suggestions and one true story her one person shared. I was brought up unitarian. I heard the minister. Say god one time he come to our house and he said oh god i forgot my pipe so in my family no formal religious rituals we have moments of silence for gratitude at meals and holidays and my parents for most are reverential nature. Really they'd come into true stoneless and silence when they were bird watching. My father like to take pictures of birds and his most fervent prayer. Probably was please hold still. So i can get this shot. You know But beyond that Prayer was not a part of our our family. And there's that question do you use ever pray and the answers. Only when they think their candidate or political parties gonna lose the election so that to somewhat relevant. My background is my family had various strong passions around the state of the world.
Norwegian Cruise Line Threatens to Skip Florida Ports
"Managers in Norwegian Cruise line could move their ships out of Florida if they're bound by state law not to use vaccine passports. NCL's Frank del Rio says they want to resume sailing with fully vaccinated cruise and guests but at the end of the day Cruise ships have motors, propellers and runners and God forbid we can operate in the state of Florida for whatever reason, and there are other states Way do operate from Lord of lawmakers recently passing legislation preventing businesses from demanding proof of a covert vaccination.
Landscape Photographer Lynn Radeka
"We're talking landscape. Photography we're talking medium and large format and one of the country's if not the world's best landscape photographers today. We're talking with lynn radical lynn. How you doing today. good. Thanks god well and thank you for joining us. I am looking forward to this. Because i love the work you do. We're talking straight out of the tradition of ansel adams here as a matter of fact you you've got some connections there but black and white beautiful desert landscapes. Everybody that's listening. Of course there is a website and get a chance to go there as soon as you possibly can is ready. Photography dot com r. a. d. e. k. a. photography dot com. Always one word. And you are going to see some of the most inspiring and technically proficient and really sort of jaw dropping landscape images of the american west. That you're ever gonna see lynn. What what drew you landscape work at the very beginning. How'd you get started and going outside. The interesting thing is back in the nineteen sixty eight nine. Seen the sixty nine. Now i'd be looking through top. Gerbasi side says started again and tristian tucker fee in general and i noticed that the photographs. They root a spoke to me day rue he stood out the just heavy keep staring out. Hand that name until under the ore win or full of others. As general eight and images and in chorus not now weakening who. I was well as yeah i self. All this lady is pretty good.
Are Probiotics Beneficial for Children?
"Now is a very controversial topic and i think we have differences even amongst us as healthcare professionals. Whether we do. Or don't recommend it. And i always say to families that if you suspect as about syndrome and you'd like to try a probiotic then they are perfectly safe as long as your child is normally well. And they don't have a condition where the immune system may be compromised so apart from there if they really are. But you are worried about you. Charles continuous complaints about abdominal pain. Perhaps there have experienced really bad bloating after eating and again see that there is a visual distension in the abdomen. In their stomach as the day progresses and as they eat more means than as a first line approach you can try improve by takes and it may help. So we're gonna take you through what have covered so far and the reason why we think that probiotics work is because of that gut brain connection where the good bacteria in our god will work with our brains sort of send signals to the brain and it can change the way how children and grownups experienced pain. So the idea or the theory is that if we help increase levels of the friendly bacteria or the good bacteria in our god than they may help improve symptoms of yes by sending positive messages to our brain to say that. Actually we are not experiencing any pays. It really works by changing your child's perception of pain. So it's that's a positive. Because that means that the probiotic supplements can therefore reduce your child's symptoms of tummy pain and also improve the digestive system by reducing bloating and pain that they experience in some
The Reason Why We Share
"Without anybody asking. My friends. sophie tells everyone that she is vegan she then proceeds to tell them how much they would benefit from changing their diet as well according to her she only wants to help people see the light. Unfortunately all they see is another crazy vegan putting jack fruit on their plate in calling. It pulled pork when i asked her why she does this. She said we've all been raised to believe that. Sharing is caring. But i am not so sure. It always has a few organized. Religions send missionaries door to door to spread the word of god to recruit new members into their church and to offer. People another shot at salvation. Even the phrase sharing is carrying is a biblical reference often quoted but more often misunderstood the salvation army actually coined the term with a trademark in nineteen fifty guiding us all to share what we have with those who are less fortunate and that right there is the problem when it comes to offering food and shelter to those who have none. Sharing is a wonderful idea even holy if you must but for someone to preach to people who follow a different religion or none at all because they are seen as less fortunate and to do it under the guise of sharing is caring is anything but carrying loving or kind in that instance sharing his actually demoralizing. It's what non communication calls unsolicited. Advice is when someone with a superiority complex thinks they are helping those who are less fortunate or
Josh Duggar’s History of Child Sexual Abuse
"Duggar has really dug himself into very deep dark hole The thirty three year old was arrested in arkansas on thursday without bail on child pornography charges now. His name may sound familiar to you. If you have seen or heard of the t. s. t. l. c. show nineteen kids and counting. And then the following show counting on He is the eldest child of parents. Michelle and jim bob. Duggar the show focused on the life of the duggar. Family who are devout. Baptists and frequently discuss a values of purity modesty and their faith in god. The doug avoid birth control thing they have decided to allow god to determine the number of children that they have which kinda ties into the title of the show. All of the children are home. Schooled and access to entertainment such as movies and television is very limited to them The duggar family has also used quote. Blanket time end quote which is a controversial practice with their children that is basically chaperoned courtship. I'm which the couple becomes acquainted only in a group setting so little odd but On may twenty second twenty fifteen. Tlc suspended the series when the duckers eldest son josh the one that was just arrested publicly apologized for having acted inexcusably following reports that he molested five years including some of his sisters by fondling them.
A highlight from Under My Skin
"Hey, how're you doing this morning. Good to have you back. And I hope you're ready for today. It's going to be an interesting day. Today is going to be the day that I do something that most people don't expect or don't like prisons to do because it seems so out of character for Christian but bear in mind now. There is such thing as righteous indignation but see. That doesn't come from the Christian. That actually comes from one. That Christian spends most of his time with being christ and quite frankly no Christian can really ever admit to having anything rightist in and of itself because it doesn't exist so when we do talk about things or Point things out. That isn't right away. Like I'm going to do today is basically going to run . But here's the thing is about things that are as anti-god as you can get and don't get me wrong. There's nothing in me. That is absolutely rises. Accept cries to his Emmy and who by the way is quite righteous enough to point out sayings that I'm going to talk about today and the thing is it's not about being a hypocrite. Because i will be the first one to tell you that. I have a hard time sometimes walking Christian wall because god does set the bar pretty high however he does make it possible to reach that ball whether we reach that bar at any particular time is entirely up to us and because of this war with the place that kind of complicates things a little bit but it does get better with time so I guess what I'm trying to say is once a person an one who is lost approaches the cross in total repentance and accept Jesus as the savior that does not mean that person just became one hundred percent perfect. If that person lived as chris for the next two hundred years he would be nowhere near perfection. so I'm just saying that is the beginning of moran. I'll go into it later. But the idea is to remember first of all one who is saved still has to war with the old self because you know his mind and his flesh is still pretty. Well existent okay. And as far as perfection goes no human being on the face of the planet war ever be perfect in this place in this world. So you know. I think. I'm saying that more because more than anything. Because I'm getting tired of being called a hypocrite because are not made. But I'm speaking of the Christian body of people calling Christians hypocrites because we still deal with the human element and the people that do this. Talk about our hypocrisy. I mean I'm assuming this because you know what God expects of us. And I'm just to say you now. If you know what God expects of you, then you can't take the spec out of anybody else's I when you got a beaming your wrong. So let's try to put a lid on that. But i'll be back in just a few minutes and i'm going to discuss a few things and i hate to even admit it but i saw i've been seeing things on Facebook and I say things you know walking down the street or in the grocery store i hear things all the time on. It really gave me Fired up I'm not gonna lie. Gets me fired up. But i will say this before. I decided to do anything with this show today. Operate about it so you're going to get inside of me today. I hope. But I'm still going to discuss a few of these things because I think we really need to pay attention to these things and yes I'm gonna run about it but don't worry it won't be so bad if already prayed about it. I've calmed down a little bit right now. I am going to take a brief break. Lou recess at you will. I'll be right back. They'll go away. I
Weekend at Bernie's With Jonathan Merritt
"Today. Special guest is author of several critically acclaimed books including learning to speak god from scratch. Jonathan merritt welcome to the show. Jonathan all my gosh. It's my pleasure to be here. Thank you so much for having me on appreciate it man. Taking the time out from your busy days and new york over there. Yeah yeah for sure so tell us a little bit about this book. Learning to speak gone from scratch. How does that work. Well you know. I started writing this book. When i moved from atlanta to new york city actually and i found that it was a lot more difficult in a new setting to have spiritual conversations to use sacred language. Sacred words That other people were unfamiliar with. And so i began to sort of wonder. I think what a lot of people wonder whether it's better to just avoid this kind of conversation In in mixed company or weather in some way These words these. These conversations were beautiful and beneficial and and worth reviving. And that's really what let's started the exploration that became this book Interesting so spiritual conversations. What do you mean by spiritual conversations. you know. it's a big. It's a big broad term What does it mean to have a spiritual or religious conversation for most people. I think they would say it's a conversation about god
"god" Discussed on Wrestling with God Show
"Who would always make these exaggerated claims just so that you would see the ridiculousness of current society and that's what the feast of ask. The feast of fools would do. Because i think we get so trapped in our orthodoxy that we have an answer for everything and gives people the sureties that i have all the answers. But that's a really kinda dangerous in some ways somebody dies and i can tell you why and you get this pious little answer. Why if somebody's born to form you get a pious little answer. Why if somebody gets horrible disease. Oh i can tell you why you get have that and you have this neat little answer for everything but the answer discredits human suffering that's involved and actually discredit compassion. So yeah you need the trickster. There's a need to get in touch with his quality of god that is the trickster saw is area. I like this is air rights. That god's ways are far beyond ours. God's ways are are light and dark and we can't completely understand god's ways and the heart of any civilization. Is that spirituality. And i think there's a real danger of deadly serious orthodoxy. That boxes god into neat little answers and the box day is what god has in store for us. Well this goes back to our original inspiration for the name of this podcast wrestling with god. You know if we always think. Oh yeah. I know exactly what god means there. I know exactly what's going on instead of questioning questioning questioning and going deeper and that kind of thing. I think that's one of the things you're saying here. Yeah yeah definitely an even like the word silly. it's all from the old english similac which means blessed so sometimes what we call sillier crazier ancestors called blessed. I just like the contrast there that yogi should always be wrestling and reassessing things. It's funny when we when we label somebody silly you know. It probably just means that what we think.
"god" Discussed on Wrestling with God Show
"Abundant harvests. the pharisees hate. Christ because he seems so foolish and they are deadly serious and even at the crucifixion. He's dressed up in a purple robe and given a sceptre at his death so dressing up. This beaten bruised figure as a king and they parade them as a clown to the crowd. His foolish his teachings are foolish. He's dressed up as a clown before he dies and mocked. And what i'm saying is that the church needs to reclaim the role of christ of being the trickster. That constantly turns a status quo upside down. Does that yeah. What makes sense really. Is that what appears. Foolish to us is really not foolish. It's truth it's it's it's like christ dying it's like you said for giving something that's unforgivable like you know. Some of christ's last words are forgive them for. They know not what they do. These people expected yeah right. They hung him on a cross. He's dying they've nailed him to this cross and he's he's announcing to his father. Forgive them for. They know not what they do. I mean that's that sounds very foolish and not like one. She studied the bible for ten thousand. We have ten thousand years of stories that god is a trickster and even to this day people's theology is that god works in clear lines but the prophets the patriarchs. They're all tricksters zoo jacob. His name needs trickster. And so i love in the bible. Where in the bible. Or call out to god ab- jakup you know you're calling for god who's gonna turn your world upside down and jacob's mother rebecca. I love that story. She's a trickster who won wear another will be fulfilling god's vision to her but she's a trickster or even the genealogy of christ when the genealogy is read in the bible. It's a story of women who were tricksters ruth. Her story is sort of a trickster who turns everything upside down. Rebecca tae mar even the virgin. Mary tricksters of a trickster. God that nothing happens the way you would expect and yet you know year after year even to this day people expect god to work according to their lines. And how many stories do you need. God is a trickster young even like there is this tradition catholicism called the feast of fools and it happened after christmas. it doesn't exist anymore but it was. After christmas and it was a young boy would be elected as bishop and address them up as bishop and pratim around people were dance in churches and this is the odd part..
"god" Discussed on Wrestling with God Show
"Podcast grabble with big questions about faith religion and life. I'm irish mcmahon. And i'm here with my loving friend. An irish catholic priest father land macmillan fatherland. Your irish hope you're doing well. How are you doing today. I've doing good and nothing about you. What you should be actually anyways so speaking of fun loving you've described. God is a trickster in a number of our previous episodes and that notion is is really fascinating. So what is it about i. I'd like to really dig into this idea of god. Being a trickster. Okay so where. I came across that i remember. I was in junior high. And there's a series that i just loved called joseph campbell's The power of myth. Oh yeah i'm familiar with that When i was that. I met him at total nerd. So i love that whole series and it got me thinking in a completely different way and one of the things he mentions. Is this common theme in religious mythologies of god as a trickster and that blew my mind and he tells the story that. There's this african myth of god coming down to this village. It's working a field half the village's on one side hatha villages on the other side and god comes down and walk straight in between them and then he turned around when he turned around he turns his hat so his hat had one side was red and one side was blue senate when he walked through those who saw god wearing a red hat saw god wearing red had an when he turns around he turns the hat as well so those who saw read the first time still see red and at the end of the day the whole village gets together and they say oh we saw god and they said we did too. God wears a red hat. No god wears a blue had in this huge fight wraps and then god appears and they see Half of had is blue and half. The hat is red in this. Why did you do that in god. Says i am a trickster. God i am the one who confuses you. And i just love that idea. And in all mythologies irs his idea the trickster in the trickster is a rebel who's creative but help humanity in this backwards upside down way that one wouldn't expect and so..
"god" Discussed on Understand the God Who Speaks
"Say. Push to destroy the netflix netflix lately. But some survive yes. They did so the flood they survive on. Noah's ark are known. God logs this this controversy that a lot of people may disagree with being. That's okay. i believe the flood was local. Mean yeah i believe the flood was local. I do not believe this worldwide. And that's why they did survive if back we by many of the racists especially read the nation's the nations in genesis ten go read them. One time you'll find that many of them already appear again they were. They were wiped out by the flood. They've been golf but they appear again. In deuteronomy accidents numbers isaiah all the way up. Through many of the nation's they were still around the netflix survive. That's how my i believe. Yes he's things are sent to hell. He said no. He said the disembodied. He sits excuse me he set the son. So god that committed the sense and in genesis six through four into hell. This guys lucifer is a different person. Even know he did not know he has power over the air. He's still roaming around here. Daddy still roaming around oak says For of.
"god" Discussed on Understand the God Who Speaks
"And then he says if i do not do the worst of my father do not believe me but if i do them you do not believe me bleed the worst that you may know and understand and then he said in this very important brace the father send me and i am in the fathers. There are two things we need to get out of this tax number. One god the father. And jesus are one. That's the first thing the second thing we need to get out of this tax is this just jesus wanting to make very clear where he stood as one of the elohim one of the l. o. Heen and he said this he said. I want to make this very clear that i am part of the council the son so god but i am uniquely difference because i am in the bother and the father is in be this makes meet the head of the council and they look at bursts thirty nine th because bursts. Thirty nine really riled duma they impact. The word says sees. That word literally means shave. Wanted to grab him and kill him like nobody's business. That's a strong word. He's making it very clear he is not saying to well. You know you think. You're god's because the bible says that that is not what he's saying he say i am. God i am god. You can't match me and just to make it clear the fathers in me and i am in the bobber. Now that that adds that adds a whole new flavor to things. So i sat. And we're going to look at familiar versus. We're going to look at some unfamiliar verses. We're going to examine though. Because they have great implication on the spiritual world so far any questions that i can allies you tate allies you whatever. The word is uncertain. Yeah i got trophies smoking. You said just now that jesus was ellie. Yes he is. Thank you said that. That was god's yeah. I'm gonna explain all that we're gonna get into that we're going to get into that. Maybe not today. we'll try. Well we're gonna talk about the yellow bean because you've got swell get into today. We need to because we have to stand under you with all this.
"god" Discussed on Wrestling with God Show
"Be a time that there won't be slaves in sojourner truth gets up. she's uneducated. She gets up. And she says mr douglas. Do you believe in god. He says well. Yeah i believe. God showed me in a vision oneday. All slaves would be free and women would have the right to vote. she didn't get that primer education. She had she got that from her faith. That's amazing so. I the instrument that is supposed to bring dignity to the world is faith and religion and von baltasar this great theologian went said that the virgin. Mary awaken the faith in baby. Jesus and i believe just as mary awaken the faith and baby jesus so women's role in the church is to waken greater faith in the world. It's the same role of men just done differently. So women's role is to offer the church in the world their gifts and they have a to offer in my point being is that it's also a different wisdom that men offer now. I come from the time period of the eighties right where in the eighties in this kind of liberal thought. There's this thought that men and women really are the same just different parts. You know parts of parts. What's the difference. I think that's still fairly prevalent myself. I think today though it's more current times promotes that male and female are just sociological cultural. Impose definitions so it slightly changed but one thing. I have noticed really well over the years at men and women are different. Believe it or not. I've come to that strong conclusion. Men and women are different is totally with you. Studies have proved it where an infant male and female that just blow on to shock them and they react differently or toddlers. They did these studies where they put a toddler and separate it from its mother and separated by this transparent barrier. And it's really funny. All the little boys would wanna get to mother and would just run right at the transparent barrier and then fall back and keep at it. The little girls did something different. They would sat sit down and cry and make the mother come to them. It was in fact little smarter or they. They recorded all these videos of children at play on a playground. And it's really interesting. Girls girls sit face to face and girls how they solidify Friendship is by sharing some bit of secrets amid a gossip. Abo- themselves or somebody else. You know how little boys sit. They sit usually facing the same direction. Not face to face and how boys make friendship is either through competition with each other or against each other doesn't really matter so like those aren't things that are just culturally imposed. That's a whole different way.
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"And so he would buy shoes for the poor help out with poor so this odd connection in deuteronomy where if you have fear of the lord it results in this observance of morality that happened with him with einstein so i kind of love that the scientists expresses the love of god through awe and wonder but in once. We all do that. So here's the other part. I wanted to pick the scientists thing because with awe with fear of the lord there's also something anti scholastic about it that you realize you don't have all the answers that's the beginning of wisdom. It's like socrates. You don't have all the answers. Her einstein felt that he was living in this huge library of books. The creek all the universe was a huge library and he's just been able to read a couple lines so people who committed the sin of certainty that they know everything they think they have all the answers about god and life they have no fear of the lord so faith is not this pure intellectual. Memorize catechal answers. Faith is really this response. Soul to the great other. We you know you you mentioned in another podcast about i think science kind of evolved from cathal church and catholicism and face. It's really this pursuit of aw nights this realizing i don't have all the answers. I don't understand. But i wanna try to understand. I want to go further. I don't wanna just stand where i am now and go. You know this is all i know. It's all i need to know. And i don't want to go any further. I'd say i totally. I mean i see now. How can i got the sense. Because we talked a little bit about this beforehand. Why the the other listeners. Question about the mystery of god if it's why do we wanna pursue it. Why do we wanna try understanding. I see that totally. How icy yes. Aw enticing it's humbling and that's a fear part but it's also enticing. So of god. Is this great mystery. You have to attempt to learn more. It doesn't matter whether it's history or science. Yes god is unable name of. That's what other kid was saying. That if god is a mystery why trying study again. God is unable name -able but you could say to einstein well if all creations huge library and you only read a couple lines while even read anymore and you don't get it what it is an even like great mystics..
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"In order to really unblocks my prejudice against inherent gender biases in the Bible and scripture many holy texts. I decided to go back to brother Matthew Paul. He's been on our show couple of times before he is a contemplative brother. So basically, he reads and thinks how about God and has access to people with even more knowledge than him about the historical. Of Scripture and how the writers and translators and scribes may have influenced the words and the ideas. Thank you for having me again, the first thing I'm curious about from the creation story and Eve, eating the apple and then giving it to Adam. It feels a lot like Christianity or even dodd if you stretch enough blames women. I could see how that would be a very. Prevalent idea throughout history especially and I think a lot of it has to do with the way that the creation account in genesis has been applied through history. So firstly, the original narratives would have been recounted by men. For a primarily male dominant society, a male lead society, and there is no doubt that there has been an implicit. Kind of misogyny throughout human history especially in a male dominated system and I think that often interpretations of scripture have reflected more of that than the scripture self and that comes with the human. Interpretation Implicit in a human being writing down these stories and trying to grapple with that understanding and so it leaves us for centuries trying to parse out the human interpretation from what it is. God. Wanted us to get out of the story in the first place. So with Eve, what's important is that through all eternity God who is timeless gave us this. Eve In this atoms figure and eventually fulfilled a perfection in the mother of Christ and Christ himself as the new eve and the new atom in the cradle tradition and what's interesting is that the new eve figure was actually elevated above all humanity except for Christ himself. So it's not because he's male that crisis elevated, but it's because Christ is seen as. God and man perfectly both whereas the blessed virgin is an elevated creature, a human being but she was raised above the heavens, the earth, the angels, all humanity, and in a way, there's a message there of God's elevating what should always have been, and so there's a way in which God by allowing a woman to maybe start in the myth as the. One Who takes the fruit he remedies that and then some and says, no, I'm not going to leave woman the one who began a said I'm going to allow women to be the one who said the greatest in all of history in salvation into the world there was a plan to elevate women above and beyond all that we could have even hoped-for. Wait. So in a way, mother Mary is reparations for Eve's curiosity in a way. Yes. So mother, Mary in a way is kind of social justice for the fall. Yes. Very much increasingly throughout the centuries theology has begun to realize that the male dominated theology has often focused on eve was the first, take the fruit, and then we bypass the redemption and the glorification of women and so yes. In a way when God says to to the serpent in Genesis, I will place enmity between my seat and yours and she will crush your head he pronounces that. I, have allowed a woman to be the first transgressor in order that I may allow woman to be the absolute destruction of all evil even temporarily before the coming of Christ and so we often through history the interpretation of the scripture has overlooked that the fulfillment is that the punishment is taken away. You quoted Genesis I think it's three fifteen. Yes. Yes that she will. Cheat will crush yes. The the translation is that she will crush that woman herself will be the first one to crush the head of Satan. and. You will bite her heal. Yes. What translation is that? I don't know I. Don't think I've ever read that I always thought it said something I'll put strife between you and woman between you and her seat was Jesus and that he shall bruise I head. Rather than Protestant translations which translate genesis three fifteen as he will crush the head, the Catholic translation with compared the Hebrew and the Greek and the Latin vulgar eight translates rather she will push ahead and very definitively places that crushing of the head of Satan. Firmly with woman with this archetypal woman being told, and we see that fulfillment through the blessed Virgin Mary, the tradition of the church is that the blessed. Virgin. Mary was the first fatal blow to evil in from her crushing of the head from her. Yes. When God asks her if she would bear the Kreis, her perfection in her divine motherhood her mother had being divine whereas she is human or motherhood is considered divine. That is the below that crushes the head of Satan. So what we say in the church is that the blessed mother is that enemy of the devil and God allowed women to be the one to strike the blow. Love that. I agree I love that. And like I said the last episode this conversation with brother Matthew Paul blew my mind. I can't speak for all women in Christianity everywhere but I think. Part of what I learned from an early age whether it was explicit or even probably just implicit was that women bear a lot of blame for. The fall of man speak. I think I have some internal issues with female shame that might stem from my beliefs that eve took the fall that eve screwed up and succumbed to the temptation. Yeah I bet a lot of us share some of that feeling of shame too. That's why also said that it's life changing I mean for me I think this gives me hope of. Redefining my relationship with the higher power of my understanding total has we say recovery and to move in the direction of healing, some of those earlier beliefs that I've carried for so long and that's powerful isn't it? I'm so glad because I'm on the same boat the fact that perhaps the god of even the Christian Bible is a hell of a lot more open minded than his followers.
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"Yikes. That document is called male and female he created them. Towards the path of dialogue on the question of gender theory in education. Now. I don't know where their education came from. But in my experience DICHOTOMIES aren't part of nature. Has Not an US and them. There's gradients and variance and. Everything is on a spectrum from the light waves to sound waves colors to smells. Besides do we really want things to be so peer in my personal opinion the most attractive people are blends of all different races, cultures, skin colors, hair textures. Even pure bred dogs have problems, right? My. Mom raised Great Pyrenees, Newfoundland's for a while. They don't live long those big dogs but because they're purebred, there's even more problems. All of the instances I can even think of throughout history where anyone wanted to keep things pure and separate none of them lead to any good, and in fact, a lot of them led to what we're fighting against right now. In Christianity, there's an idea of complimentary that the genders are different and have complimentary roles not necessarily equal in fact I. Guess Most Christian scholars would admit that women are called to be subservient to men. Just. Think about the story of creation. And I don't mean just in the Bible in past episodes I've shared the myth of Pandora's box as the first woman created by the Gods Zeus gave to gifts to Pandora, one a box she could never open. And the other curiosity? While there's a woman named Karen Garst and she's written several books and given many lectures on the idea of how humanity went from worshipping Divine Feminine Goddesses Cycles. Life death. To a single God. Or Trinity of male Gods, and in my opinion, it was that shift that reinforced these diametrically opposed ideas good and evil. Right and wrong. Black and white. Man and woman. And unfortunately, as humans in order to organize ideas and experiences in our memory and in our brains. We tend to categorize. But we also tend. To build into those categories, some sort of hierarchy, a judgment value. And this is where the root of my problem lies. I'm curious. What do you know about the creation stories? There are two parts in early Genesis, one, twenty seven and to twenty two. If you know the Bible or have it near you, you might WANNA check it out. The first one, Genesis, one, twenty, seven, the new revised standard version says so God created humankind in his image in the image of God, He created them male and female, he created them. Mean to me that sounds like God created. Two people was a dude one was a chick. Bod-. Not many paragraphs later in Genesis two, twenty, two of that same version of the Bible. It says and the rib that the Lord God had taken from the man he made into a woman and brought her to the man. Well If this is in chronological order. This certainly sounds like God created to people. And then some happened one of them. Because God had to take a rib out of the guy to make into a woman and bring her back to the man. But wasn't. The first man already with a woman made in God's image. Together. Yeah confusing. It's my guest that early Jews had the same issue. because. It's an old rabbinical legend that reconciles those two different accounts of the book of Genesis Creation of women. The first which represents Er is made with man and by implication co equal. Then there's that other one. To twenty two. Women was created second and from man and somehow therefore subordinate. So. Yeah. This old rabbinical legend is about the very first woman, the election talks about Louis. And she appeared as Adam's first wife who was actually created at the same time Rocha Shawna and from the same clay as a down. That early rabbinical literature also contains a lot of occurrences where eve is accused of various sexual transgressions. that. In Genesis Three Sixteen, it says that her desire shall be for her husband and she's accused of rabbis throughout the ages of having an overdeveloped sex drive and constantly in passing her husband Adam. In fact. There's a lot of. And theories and papers on the idea of Eve copulating. Yeah. Having sex with the primeval serpent. Some maybe should didn't just eat the apple maybe she slept with the snake. Yeah But the whole creation myth that eve ate I from the apple is what I have learned. It's what most people have learned and it explains why in some churches and in many cultures than most temples, women cover their heads. It's almost as if we've done something wrong and maybe should be ashamed of it. At funerals women walk in front of corpses and a lot of course and religions. Because they brought death the world..
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"So that got me thinking. Maybe, it's not a women's intuition after all. Maybe there are some men who can happen to feel connected to more subconscious intuition. If you remember Alison from episode ten point, five Allison coaches people through transition and rightly. So because Allison's been through several life altering transitions herself between a major career change and her gender. But when Alison identified as billy and musician, billy had intuition. So I asked Alison back to the show to speak to us about how transitioning affected her spirituality, and here's what she had to say. I've always been spiritual I always feel like there's a connection with forces outside of our dimensional world here I often feel like I'm getting information that I would not get if it was all just this dimension. So I feel like there's a connection people talk about their higher self maybe it's that Maybe, it's just a connection with universal awareness or not, but I seem to be able to tap into that. I think I've been blessed with a fair amount of intuition gets me into a lot of trouble too but it's helpful with making with my first career as a musician and a composer. I don't know where that stuff comes from honestly Thursday the self-disciplined part of practicing learning your instrument. But then once you've got it and you've got a write all this music for tomorrow I don't know where that stuff comes from. So. I certainly don't I'm certainly not consciously aware of every note that I that I write and record and you know I'm not doing that. Now what I'm doing is I guess I'm using that intuition and empathy to work directly with people. So it's not through the medium of music, it's the medium of coaching. So yeah the intuition like when I'm talking to somebody there talking to me, they're telling me a story. I hear this other energy behind their story. I say, so tell me about your uncle and they were like what? That's not uncommon for that to happen, and it's like I don't know how I knew that there might have been something with their uncle or. That's just an illustration. The idea of asking powerful questions empowering and powerful questions in coaching is really what it's all about. So, it sounds like Allison's intuitive. NECE has been lifelong for her which I believe set the states. No Pun intended for her creative genius musician, not to mention her ability to connect with her clients as a coach now on a deeper level and better able to help them to transition in their own lives. Oh by the way, if you haven't yet I strongly recommend you listen to her music all provide one of my favorite links in the show notes. Okay McCall now that I've talked to Alison I'm that this women's intuition thing isn't necessarily a woman's thing at all. No no cast but I'm starting to think you might be right. However I do really think there is something that might indicate a feminine quality at least but maybe people both male and female have found some way to balance their reasoning side with their intuitive side Ooh you're going to save blake are you you know I am? So in our talk with Blake this week they opened up to us about that Yin Yang Balance Blake is another beautiful example of Balance I. Think McCall Blake has lived their whole life in this duality between masculine and feminine and honestly was embraced and supported very early on by their family in the Jewish faith no us. Oh, cassidy we've got an episode all about duality dueling. Balance, wait till you meet. Celia. Oh Yeah. She lives her life as a woman except in her arranged marriage when she comes home to her wife, she presents fully as a man because her wife doesn't feel like a lesbian and she's attracted to her husband. But Like I said another episode very soon for now let's just listen to this clip about how blake relates to intuition. One of the things we've recently explored on our show is the concept of Anima and animus that within every male gender, there is an internal feminine that they start wrestling with the feminine and masculine within themselves and within the world as an androgynous person. One of the aspects that we learned is a feminine is intuition tapping into that knowledge beyond ourselves and we also talked about Anna must the masculine. Being based on reason. So I'm curious if you aren't it in extraordinary intersection between the animal and the animist between the intellect and the reason and the internal sense, the intuition does that relate does that suit you? Yes I might be blushing a little bit right now actually, there are some perspectives. Family about being in drowsiness person and the role that one might serve as some of these thoughts might be there might be some superstition there that androgynous people do serve a role of both masculine and feminine and at sometimes these two modalities behaviors. If they're ways of engaging ways of being informed sometimes they don't speak to one another so readily, and so we have to find that bridge and my family would tell me that this balance exists in every one of us but I think I agree with what you're saying in my family would agree that I definitely exemplify the kind of person that.
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"And high criticisms, the scholars never touch the position of women. What has been the legacy of this portrayal of the first woman. Women in countries across the globe are still denied access to education and other rights based in part on this story. Remember that each of the three monotheist religions Judaism Christianity and Islam all support the books of the Old Testament as divinely inspired. Even, the US accessed education for girls was not commonplace until the late nineteenth century and that still dependent on race and class distinctions. Today the most vocal opponents to women's rights to birth control abortion, and the passage of the equal rights amendment. Used the Bible as justification for their views. Maybe, it's time for women to say no to religion and to recognize the Judeo Christian tradition not as divinely. But as a means for men to dominate women for men to secure property and power and for women to keep their place in the province fear. In the Western world, today women have an opportunity to be equal to men in the workplace in the public sphere and at home. Times have changed as women. Let's acknowledge the role religion played in the Patriarchal Society of old as we work to create a society that values men and women equally. Let's acknowledge. It's time to let go of religion. As Sonia Johnson said after her excommunication by the Mormon Church in one, thousand, nine, hundred, seventy, nine. One of my favorite fantasies is that one Sunday not one single woman in any country of the world will go to church. Women simply stop giving our time and energy to the institutions that oppress. They would have to cease to do so. And that was written by Karen Garst. July twenty, seventh two, thousand, fifteen, The ironic thing about it though. It is exactly women who do go to church. I mean the difference between male and female attendance at religious services specifically in Church services is extraordinary. The gender gap in religion around the world shows without any doubt that women are generally more religious than men are particularly amongst. Christians. There is a gender difference attendance at houses of worship that statistically proven. Standard lists of history's most influential religious leaders among them Abraham Moses Jesus Muhammad, the Tend to be predominantly if not exclusively male. Many religious groups including Roman Catholics and Orthodox Jews allow only men to be clergy. While others including some denominations in the event delicate Protestant tradition have lifted that restriction only in recent decades yet it often appears that the ranks of the faithful are dominated by women. Needless to say, coming across this information led McCowan me two more questions, not answers. Luckily, for us, we know heather a dear mutual friend who just happens to know all about this subject. Heather Stott Gender and ethnic studies at the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa plus multiple courses of two women studies, and she has a law degree. So we asked her to fill us in on why historically women just haven't been in the picture the picture of church power that is plus why women seem to dominate worship service attendance to here's heather to tell us more. Listening important things that happened when the grammar origins. Over is they recognize the goddess female, Divine Dangerous. And part of the reason why they were trying to squash that al.. was trying to quash out power and women. And what do they held the lights. They were grew as pagans and wiccans. As leave you them say in their Sidey, their powerful people go then the ones who communicating with the goddesses to communicate with the earth. And for Christianity when you wanted to teach different methods, that's something that you WanNa wipe out. An order to get the Abraham purchases to spread you had to wipe out that and in Western culture that's what happened. And wiping out. The female behind. The also piped out Renan having really any power really any influence at all. And it's not send that maybe with a low of four. But under the Ibrahimovic. Religions. It's away. Really interesting. How women lose power within the HAMMOCK religions. When women are responsible for Christianity surviving had it not been for women? There's a chance that. Christianity, with just not around now, what I mean is ninety talking vases of Mary had Jesus and Mary Magdalene and Mary. Helped uses after Jesus was killed the apostles went hiding. Because nobody else wanted Neil cure across. We look at these and we have to understand that they with other women were then continuing to TC with Jesus was teaching NC and. Other women. And these women teach to cover and if you think about it in our modern society. Mom's the one who's usually getting the kids on Sunday morning and making everybody go to church MOM Muslims Planning Baptisms and planning confirmations MOMS the ones who are making the bar about mid says the women and mothers are the ones who key circled usually leave the religion within their own halts and obey are.
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"Amount of confrontation own. Remember when I told you about Karen garst she has a website called faithless feminist. This. Year in April of Twenty twenty, she published an essay called. Thanks God for blaming Eve dot dot dot not. When I read it. I felt so scene. Because this is very much how I felt. I'm just GonNa read it to you word for word. Dressed in my print dress with to scratchy crinolines underneath I hold my mother's hand as we enter the gathering area for Sunday school classes. After an opening song we split up by age group. Cautiously I enter the first grade. Room. Fortunately, I know at least three kids. Thank Heaven. The teacher Mrs Johnson informs us that each week we learn about a different story from the Bible. I'm just learning to read it public school. Love it. When someone reads out loud to me, Sunday school sounds like it's going to be great. I shouldn't have worried so much. Poked my mother and father had shared some stories from the Bible with me and I've seen my father opened his black Leather Bible every night. But coming to church seems different. I've been detergent before and everyone is quite when the pastor speaks. I don't understand much of what he says. So I hope Mrs Johnson will be easier to understand just like my teacher at school. After. She asks us to calm down and sit quietly in our chairs. Mrs Johnson explains the story of Adam and Eve. She skips over the creation of the earth and goes right to the garden part. Eve eats from the Forbidden Tree of knowledge and boy is God mad. She and Adam get kicked out of the Garden of Eden and now eve becomes the cause of all the sin in the world. Alright. I don't remember this episode exactly, but it probably happened in a similar manner. There was an eager young girl ready to learn about my faith and what was I hit with? Women are the cause of all evil. seriously. It's hard to underestimate the role of the story of Eve has played in the treatment of women in Western civilization. She comes to symbolize all. That's wrong with humankind. She Represents Disobedience Pride Arrogance Lust Sin. While previous patriarchal societies, even those with female deities hadn't treated women as Borden to men in terms of property ownership the right to choose a spouse and access to education. The portrayal of Eve brings that subordination to a whole new level. Prior to Israelite Monotheism Women weren't always portrayed as the epitome of evil carved Klay fingerings dating from twenty five thousand years ago may have symbolized the awe and mystery of new birth. These figurines mostly feminine often with pregnant Torsos Pendulum breath tests were found in the living spaces of our hunter gatherer ancestors. These figurines represented in all likelihood, the regenerative power of the female who was responsible for giving birth to new members of the clan. These. Klay representations were probably used also to promote the fertility of the land when the tribes moved from hunting and gathering to simple agriculture. Referred to as Klay pillars similar female figurines have been found extensively in the area of the Israelite settlement in Canaan dating to the seventh and eighth centuries B E. Virtually, all religions prior to Judaism also had women in them. Greeks had aphrodite eighty an arguments. Romans. Had nervoun Venus and Diana. The. Babylonians had ichitaro Knin Lil just to name a few. Even, the Canaanites worshiped to the goddess Ashira along with the male gods by all and L.. But this new Israelite religion, the first strictly monotheistic religion is GONNA be different. No women. Just one God for now. And he is male. Let's get back to eve. Banishment from paradise isn't the only punishment for eve in addition to putting her under the rule of man from this time forward God tells eve that she will also endure. Great Pain in childbirth. Instead. Of venerating fertility as other religions had done, the Bible Equates with sin. In the eighteen hundreds, this passage about punishment pain for women was used by clerics to attempt to deny women any anesthesia during childbirth. What Omniscient Omnipotent God. Make the wonderful an amazing event of giving birth a painful punishment. But how about the Christians? Did they carry the story forward. As the followers of Jesus were Jewish they knew the Tanaka well. Tanaka became what Christians now called the Old Testament. Even. Though eve is not mentioned anywhere outside of Genesis early. Christian. Leaders weren't gonNA. Let go of that imagery or the opportunity to further subordinate women in the priesthood in her role in the new church and in virtually all aspects of their lives. Tur- two, million, a prolific Christian writer. was just one of many to expand upon the biblical account of Eve to further denigrate women. And do you not know that you are eve? God sentence hangs still over all your sex and his punishment ways down upon you. You are the Devil's gateway. You are she who I violated the forbidden tree and broke the law of God. It was you who coaxed your way around him who the devil had not force to attack. With what ease you shattered that image of God Man. Because, of the death, you merited even the son of God had to die. Woman you are the gate to hell. arrhenius bishop of Lyons in Gaul. Modern Day France. In the second century summed it up well. Eve having become disobedient. was made the cause of death. Both for herself and for all the human. Race. edginess bishop of Solomos in Cyprus noted ironically. For Eve was called mother of the living after she had heard the words you are dust and to dust, you shall return. In other words after the fall. It seems odd that she should receive such a grand title after having sinned. Looking at the matter from the outside one notices. Eve is the one from whom the entire human race took its origin on this earth. Nineteenth Century Atheist and women's suffragette Elizabeth caddy stint. Commented on the pivotal role is story has played in the subordination of women. Take the snake, the fruit tree, and woman from the Tableau. And we have no fall. Nor frowning judge. No Inferno. Everlasting punishment hence, no need for a savior. Thus. The bottom falls out of the whole Christian theology. Here's the reason why in all the biblical researches.
"god" Discussed on UnBoxing “God”
"Do want to ask about the creation story. Okay. What were you taught and what do you believe? So there's the old myths, old legends. We know about the garden of Eden Adam and Eve. Dom I human. Before that, there's also the creation of the universe. It takes place over six days. and. There's a hierarchy they established in that story of what's important what needs to exist before other things can exist. At the very end we appear. We're here humans in those texts and this is where people have tried. That are not Jewish have told me one story and when I listened to my Jewish teachings stays tell us slightly different version but that first human was indigenous. According to what I've been told him what I read when I read those words. The first human was male and female simultaneous and that person was split and there's some speculation as to why that's relevant. Maybe one reason why is to make us individuals maybe a little infants leaked so that we need to depend on each other so that we have to rely on another. Some people might say it was a little cruel. I would've been excellent kind of creating being do this to us. WHY WOULD Would this being caused harm to us as will they love but we might not know what love is if we didn't know that we needed another and a lesson that I come away from with the origin story, it's astonishing to me how many people in this country don't realize the first five books of Christian and key brew texts are the same five bucks. Some slight differences there when I read them and Hebrew again, that I human is encouraging us and even though we talk about God as a masculine, that's really just a product of the way the Patriarchal System regards masculine as superior, which is something that my family recognizes today thousands of years later my family's rabbi she's a woman and the cantor she's a woman as well. These were prominent important figures and A long time ago. That would. have been an acceptable thing. And these very strong, my grandmother, my mother. My rabbi, all women he's a very strong important people in the community in my life. And they would mix God in. Got Us. and. They would say things that would basically make it very clear that when we say God is a man that's our own vanity it's actually Meant to make God into their own image and that's not something I'd say to a lot of people actually 'cause I just.
"god" Discussed on UnBoxing “God”
"Over. The Care of God as we understand it, God is we understand him but we don't understand. In fact, our understanding has always been that God and religion are tools of the oppressor kept reinforced the structure. We'd rather work towards dismantle and those oppressors admittedly and uncomfortably or oftentimes our white male counterparts who deep in the divisions and inequality of race sexuality and gender expression our understanding as served to shovel higher powers into a constructed box or maybe it actually boxed US end. But either way we are ready to unwrap our preconceived prejudice toward God and religion to take off of boxing gloves pun intended and step outside the ring of comfort. The past traumas fake news. Church. Altar Calls Gone Awry and attempt to maybe begin light long journey. Of, unblocks in God. What do religions think about, different genders. Is it culture or is it religion that has? Put us in this binary mindset. For me again, it comes back to that shift from goddess to God where we start seeing dichotomies of good and evil instead of everything just being part of natural cycles and the way of nature. When human beings began writing down stories to explain creation and death. Life, and pain. I believe we did a great disservice to a power greater than ourselves by somehow in way trapping divine source energy. In a human shaped box with human shaped parts and emotions and reactions. The God of my understanding is so far beyond that. That, it's hard to conceive for me. However I like doing the hard work on this show with you guys. So I thought I would explore how other people imagine God. And how society's views of God and gender put human beings into boxes as well. A simple Google search will show you this. There are more gender identities than you think we're all obviously familiar with the traditional male female even transgender. You've been hearing more about non binary perhaps or gender neutral. Age Gender or pay gender how. About Gender Queer. But. There are also things such as to spirit or the third gender. And then there's all of the above. None or a combination of all of them. In my opinion and from my experience traditional religions and religious texts tend to enforce gender normativity. I'm not a big fan of normativity. Yeah. I'm not a big fan of normativity either. That's why I was really glad that we got to speak with Blake this week. I think this conversation was really enlightening for me just because I don't have a lot of experience dubbing into Judaism. So to hear their experience and the things that they were taught growing up was really powerful just for me to make sense of my own. Possibly creation story the one that I've been denying for so long. I had very little exposure to the idea that Adam was an androgynous person, but it makes a Lotta Sense. Doesn't it that God created Adam in God's image and God was a threesome right? It it makes perfect sense now now that I've, I've heard that and that the Androgynous Adam that God created was lonely. And that is why another human was made who exhibited as much of God as Adam did with different pieces parts. Counterpart right you know I was thinking as we've been talking about young and kind of the evolution of us as individuals. Young theorized that I. we spent a good chunk of our lives building a mask and a shadow self. Then we spend the next part of our lives integrating those two with individuation. And it is not until that aspect of ourselves has been fully integrated that we really start to address our anima animus are male and female parts, and I've read recently a lot of scholars who talk about the goal of humanity is that joining of pieces parts so that we can become more like God as much like God in human as we can proposing that even Jesus was non gendered. All throughout scripture, there is talk of the most obvious to me is glaciations three, twenty eight when Paul says, there is neither male nor female. In glaciers for nineteen got refers to themselves as a woman in Labor. All throughout the Bible God is referred to as a nursing mother like with breasts even and a nurse weaning a child and first Thesselonians Corinthians talks about the weaning mother. But the one that really stands out to me in the Bible is Matthew Nineteen twelve. There isn't a lot of Christian discussion into Matthew Nineteen twelve, but it says for their UNIX who were born that way and there are eunuchs who had been made eunuchs by others and there are those who chose to live like UNIX for the sake of the Kingdom of Heaven. The one who can accept this should accept it. That blows my mind because the idea of a unit being a sexless person in some way beyond sex and gender throughout history. UNIX have been servants to Queens for instance I immediately of course, think of popular culture and I think of game of thrones we're GonNa say that I do I do I think of tears I can't help but The idea of UNIX being inservice and not a sexual threat to the family makes a lot of sense. But it also from a Christian standpoint or religious or spiritual standpoint the idea of unification of male and female in spiritual sense being ultimate being even better than the separation. Resonates with me. Closer to God perhaps. More like more in their image because God really in few religions is singular. So that's what we're going to talk about today and Blake is an andhra genus identifying person they were raised in the Jewish faith and they are still very much a part of the.
"god" Discussed on UnBoxing “God”
"Fascinated me was how we as humans somehow went from a species that revered worshipped woman and cycles and birth to a single male deity and even a trinity of male figures God the Father Jesus, the son and the Holy Spirit. My first inkling that something was wrong with that story for me personally was when I recall the word Rua. Which I learnt when I went to school at a synagogue growing up. Ruah. Spirit were breath. Is a very. Feminine. Word. Just like Sophia, which means wisdom. So I started researching and came across a woman named Karen Garst. She's written several books on how humanity went from goddess to God. We somehow eliminated the feminine divine. So I thought this podcast would be a perfect excuse and opportunity to find her again. Now let me tell you. I really don't adhere to the idea that a god that could restore me to sanity as it says in the twelve steps. Could possibly be contained by either a name or a gender. If anything, the God of my understanding is both and neither. Sir Today on the show. WE'RE GONNA explore gender gender expression, gender roles, and faith..
"god" Discussed on A Cuppa God
"Mark took the ten versus one to twelve to stay thoughts of the day. It was because your hearts were hard. That Moses wrote this low mock Charleston West five people's just left that place and way to the region of Judea across the Jordan again crabs and people can join and as guest. He told them some scam interested in by asking. Is it low for imaginable? His wife would it is among you replied this at mothers pervert to demand to rise certificate of Devos Center away it was because your hearts were hard that Moses wrote Cutie Slow Jisr replied but at the beginning of creation God made them male and female who this region a man will leave his father and mother and begin entities wife and it Jim will become one flesh so they are no longer today but one flesh therefore what God has joined together. Let no one separate. When they were in the house again the disciples of Jesus about this. He answered anyone. Devoted his wife and marries another woman commits adultery against her and she has been married another man. She commits adultery. It is at a challenging passage for a lot of push. Oh God loves a student so much will allow them to escape domestic abuse and offend that. He keeps his joan safe his wing. He did that for me. So how can we avoid making choices for a spouse so as not to eject like a used Kleenex? One thing I liked me years ago was their relationship with the training because I was unchurched. There has become fast our relationship with God because if he has someone ready for us he will miss you. This part of this plan is field. Otherwise some of this set aside for fulltime Saturdays. I've got delivered from family responsibilities because God takes up. All of the time and Jen socializing choosing a life partner. Jeeze guide does he knows who is best for as we wait on his prompting. We need all of the fruits of the spirit to sustain us. Hopefully there are marriage causes which I found out once devos do on the steps of the pitfalls wouldn't that has given us so when we give up on others Jesus never gives up similarly. How do you hear at Church? About being unevenly yoked things neither need unpacking and fast as a time where more and more people cohabit as if children of God world jets trying before buying prahlad when we know value in the Kingdom of God now teachings we see us Which are clear about relationships in marriage? Help US know the fullness of your love and a value in you today in your name..