imagine if butterflies breathed fire
but only a little bit of fire
“hi pet butterfly would you light this candle for me?”
“thanks little buddy”
“yo butterfly light my joint”
“thanks lil nigga”
February 24, 1992 - Kurt & Courtney get married in Waikiki, Hawaii on a cliff overlooking the beach. Kurt wears flannel pajamas & Courtney wore an antique lace dress that once belonged to Frances Farmer. Everyone wore leis. Krist & Shelli are not invited, when Kurt had announced Krist didn’t want anyone at the wedding that didn’t approve (meaning Krist’s wife, Shelli), which meant he didn’t go either. Dylan Carlson is the best man. Also present were Dave Grohl, Alex Macleod, Nick Close (guitar tech), Ian Beveridge (sound man) & Dylan’s girlfriend. A brief ceremony performed by a female non-denominational minister. Kurt cried, Courtney did not. At Courtney’s demand a prenuptial agreement had already been worked out by this point.
Another plug for secular parenting! ;-)
//Oh my goodness… so many angry people writing to me about this!
I’m going to copy what I wrote in that ask yesterday onto this image and leave it up top for a few days. My apologies to those that already read most of this!
I didn’t post this image originally, but I did reblog it so I can tell you why I agreed (mostly) with what was written.
I grew up in a religious household and was taught that God was… everything. God gave me life (Job 33:4), God could take it away at any moment (Job 12:10). Without him I was nothing (Daniel 4:35), without him I could do nothing (John 15:5), my life was His and not my own (Proverbs 19:21). I was only clay for Him to use as he pleased (Romans 9) and I was taught never to question this because I couldn’t possibly understand it anyway (Isaiah 55:8-9).
This was what I was taught as a child.
When I was older I learned that since I was born without a penis, I was particularly sinful. It was a woman that caused the fall of man (Genesis 3:16-17). Women are dirty (Leviticus 15:19-30) and sinful (Job 14:4), have no value as people (Numbers 3:15-16) and are basically possessions (Deuteronomy 5:21) to be owned or sold by their fathers (Exodus 21:7-8), used for “their purpose” of being sexual objects by their husbands (Romans 1:27) or to bring forth children (ideally male children) (Genesis 16:1-4). The teeny tiny value we have as baby-makers is lost if we allow a penis other than our husband’s into us, then we’re better off dead (Deuteronomy 22:13-21).
These are the incredibly damaging lessons one can learn from religion and this is why I promote secular parenting (meaning raising my children without indoctrinating them into a religion).
Our children deserve so SO much better. ~JJ
P.S. The “according to science” side is nice, but probably not the wording I would have chosen if I were to do something like this. Numerous people have pointed out problems with the assertions and I actually agree with many of you. Perhaps it should state “According to Humanism” instead? That might be more accurate.
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