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Anglicanism and the Alt-Right by broccolisquash2 in Anglicanism

[–]zanycaswell 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I'd assume that most fascists who spout off a lot of rhetoric about Christianity are mostly using it as a proxy for whiteness or the west or something. that often seems to be the relationship jihadis have with Islam, I'd imagine the dynamic is similar.

obviously that's stupid when applied to any branch of Christianity (it's not a specifically white religion, or a Western one, and Christian teaching probably directly contradictts fascism moreso than any other political persuasion) but Anglicanism is probably an even worse vehicle considering that we're largely viewed as more a part of the liberal mainstream than the Romans or the Eastern churches.

Fat Rant Friday by AutoModerator in fatlogic

[–]zanycaswell 38 points39 points  (0 children)

if she's going to be that negative about it, you don't even have to tell her you're going shopping. maybe just stop on your way home from somewhere else so she doesn't even have the opportunity to ask. then donate the old clothes that are too big, and if you're lucky she won't even notice the difference.

Am I imagining this, or is any parish with "by-the-sea" or "in-the-hills" or some other such variation tacked onto the name almost always a wealthy/elitist one? by bryanglican in Anglicanism

[–]zanycaswell 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Bethesda-by-the-sea is the only such parish I'm aware of, but that's on Palm Beach (and where Trump usually goes when he attends church) so, maybe? I'm not going to call them elitist never having had more interaction than walking around their building, but definitely wealthy.

Is there Salvation outside of the Church? Outside of Christian faith? And what are we being saved from? by StWalt in Anglicanism

[–]zanycaswell 2 points3 points  (0 children)

My view is not widely accepted (it's a minority view in the Eastern Churches, almost universally dismissed in the West) but I'm a Christian Universalist, which is to say that I believe that Jesus saved the whole world and everyone in it; those who don't believe during life could still be redeemed after death. I'd like to emphasize that this does not entail paths to God other than Jesus; just a delayed connection with Jesus.

To "what we're being saved from," if God undergirds and sustains all of creation, then just as sin is partial separation from God which impedes and degrades our existence, complete separation from God would not just entail suffering and pain (the eternal conscious torment narrative) but absolute cessation of existence.

Do you believe in a literal resurrection of Christ, or do you feel it's more of a metaphor or some third option I'm not thinking of? by hauntedbypaul in Anglicanism

[–]zanycaswell 5 points6 points  (0 children)

I think +Michael Curry said something along the lines of "If it isn't real I could have found work that payed better."

London's skyline soars with more than 500 skyscrapers in pipeline, trend spreading to suburbs by mcpjunior in urbanplanning

[–]zanycaswell 0 points1 point  (0 children)

assuming the same square footage of office space, office skyscrapers would still allow for a higher metropolitan density than low rise offices. nothing about the existence of highrises in one part of the city necessarily preempts any level of density in other parts of the city.

also in this case many are residential.

Do you think baptism is necessary for salvation? by iams3cond in Anglicanism

[–]zanycaswell 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I mean we baptize babies, they generally don't know. I can understand that you might make the standard for adults slightly higher than just being present in the room, but if they say they want to be baptized and they have the right general idea about what it's for then I don't see any compelling reason to add extra hurdles.

“Cities get the cyclists they deserve. If you have good infrastructure, you will get good cyclists.” - The Ethics of Breaking Traffic Laws by TheReelStig in urbanplanning

[–]zanycaswell 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I think the actual factor is that people with a high tolerance for risk are disproporyionately young, able-bodied, and male (the same demographic that dominates in rock climbing, motorcycling, and skydiving) so in a city where cycling is safe it will have an equal appeal to men and women, but in a city where it's obviously dangerous (like most American cities) those who brave it will mostly be men.

“Cities get the cyclists they deserve. If you have good infrastructure, you will get good cyclists.” - The Ethics of Breaking Traffic Laws by TheReelStig in urbanplanning

[–]zanycaswell 17 points18 points  (0 children)

I feel absolutely no guilt about breaking traffic laws on a bike and I'm not sure why. I'm a fairly law abiding driver (I do speed slightly and roll through the occasional stop sign) but on a bike I will usually just do whatever as long as it's safe and considerate. the point made in the article is part of it, but not totally. like if I'm alone at a red light, no one coming and no one behind me, I would /never/ run it in a car but I wouldn't feel any guilt about doing that on a bike or on foot. it's just less of a risk and less of a danger, I think.

Well at least they’re aware it’s not healthy? by christidi in fatlogic

[–]zanycaswell 1 point2 points  (0 children)

this is a fundamental misunderstanding of the purpose of life. you do owe other people all kinds of things; everyone has a responsibility to care for others in proportion to their resources and abilities. by extension, making choices that not reduce your ability to help others but also potentially leave you helpless and reliant on other peoples kindness is like, definitely immoral.

Shamanism by Rattus0311 in Anglicanism

[–]zanycaswell 0 points1 point  (0 children)

"have there ever been any significant attempts to integrate the practice of shamanism into Anglicanism in particular local contexts?"

I mean probably but please don't

Fat Rant Friday by AutoModerator in fatlogic

[–]zanycaswell 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Yes, absolutely, I guess I misinterpreted part of your comment.

Fat Rant Friday by AutoModerator in fatlogic

[–]zanycaswell 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Whether your diabetes is managed well or not doesn't really change what kind of food you would need to bring your sugar up? Also I don't know which sugar tax is being discussed here but if it's one of those ones where soda is taxed and juice isn't, soda is obviously somewhat more readily available in a crunch, at like gas stations and convenience stores and such. Also the sugar tax isn't going to automatically cure everyone's diabetes even if it helps people manage it better and reduces new occurrences in the long run.

Cross licking - is this a thing? by strp in Anglicanism

[–]zanycaswell 0 points1 point  (0 children)

if I were the one in the role of the "oblivious foreigner" I'd much rather someone pull me aside discretely as soon as possible and give me the scoop rather than waiting and potentially allowing me to go on embarrassing myself and others.

besides, it's not just a matter of finding another Nigerian, but another Nigerian who's also Christian, also Anglican, and also from a priest-licking parish, which we don't know for sure exist at all much less in large numbers.

Wellness Weekend by AutoModerator in fatlogic

[–]zanycaswell 12 points13 points  (0 children)

I have expereienced this, like, a lot and I totally understand where you're coming from. It feels like such a violation of agency when you give in to eating something you didn't even want because someone insists on you having it.

Try this: On the second or third time he offers, smile, take the food, and immediately throw it in the garbage. If it's something you can crush/break without making a mess that adds to the affect. It's rude, but in my experience you only have to do this to someone one time before they stop trying to force stuff on you.

Fat (Rant) Tuesday by AutoModerator in fatlogic

[–]zanycaswell 84 points85 points  (0 children)

I recently got a full time job, finally! it's a generic office environment and fat logic is plentiful. the highlight for today was the lady getting a piece of cake and saying "it's fine I've got insulin in my purse."

Fat (Rant) Tuesday by AutoModerator in fatlogic

[–]zanycaswell 4 points5 points  (0 children)

your highest bmi that you "quickly got back down" from wasn't even close to overweight, and you're stating as fact that your underweight bmi as a teenager was "healthy for your age" despite the fact that it seemed to be making you anemic. my guess is that you're still being influenced by those disordered thought patterns, and that you should listen to your doctor.

Fat Rant Friday by AutoModerator in fatlogic

[–]zanycaswell 5 points6 points  (0 children)

In which case you're basically asking for it to be free anyway.

yes this

Fat Rant Friday by AutoModerator in fatlogic

[–]zanycaswell 1 point2 points  (0 children)

honest to God if I could have a traumatic, painful, one time operation and never have to worry about nutrition again I'd do it in a heartbeat lol

Free Friday 22 Feb Thread by WhiteTwink in Anglicanism

[–]zanycaswell 4 points5 points  (0 children)

yes but also it's not just a matter of "us" pushing it but of people actively seeking it out.