anti-Christian feelings clarification
R: we’re not anti-Christians in the sense of hating people who are drawn to Christian spirituality. we hate the sin not the sinner rofl
R: but seriously, our religion happily synchretises with Christianity as much as it will do any other religion. umbanda is very promiscuous, and the country is a Christian colony. if we rejected any interactions with Christians we’d be pretty isolated within umbanda. a lot of our family is Catholic, to varying levels of devoutness, and dear to us. Liberation Theology has done good work for the people and we want to recognise that.
R: it’s just that, as long as Christianity is bound to the Word more than the Spirit, it will carry within it the potential for a lot of harm. we have grown critical of holy scripture of any kind, and the Christian Scripture is not exactly chill. Christian denominations actively organising, and deploying, religious colonialism isn’t just shameful history, it’s happening *right now* everywhere. in our country they act to erase African-matrix religious like ours, and do outright cultural genocide against the few remaining Amazonian peoples. I'm not being hyperbolic, this is their explicit project, look it up.
R: for as long as the Catholic and Pentecostal denominations don’t take an explicit and committed stance against that, we will never consider these organisations to be on the good side.
R: and even if individual Christian people are kind and caring and supportive. even if they are happy to overlook the verses (in Old Testament and New) about monogamy and patriarchy and the punishment homosexuality deserves. even if they’re fundamentally good people.
R: we have witnessed an intimate relation going like, ‘yes, today all sorts of stuff is just tolerated, the occult in TV, astrology… imagine if the Church brought back the Inquisition today…’
R: with the self-deprecation failing to disguise this oh-so-slight wistfulness in her voice
R: with that brief glint of a collective spark in her eyes, like the eyes of dogs perking up their heads together, the pack about to move as one.
R: we are witches. we know which fever it is whose fire flashes in offhand moments like these. we feel the puff of heat on our skin.
R: If you think it would never happen again, you haven’t been paying attention to world affairs at the margins.
R: for as long as Christianity claims for itself the One Truth, no matter how progressive and woke it gets, it will exude this faint reek of gasoline.
me being silly about religion
R: fuck it it’s too late gonna browse the internet to sleep on bed
E: awn but his coffee will just stay there overnight ;-;
R: but if we are going to dispose of an offering we need to wash all dishes first
E: poor old grandpa ;-;
R: ok let’s do it
E: nyan let’s just get into the internet we make coffee later
R: what about grampa tho, he likes it early morning
E: oh yes ok
(proceeds to make coffee every morning and keep dishes washed every day like some sort of functional adult human being)
Political (Ableism and Leftist Spaces)
The revolution and the world built afterwards NEEDS to be Disabled friendly and Neurodivergent friendly, and while we've luckily managed to avoid seeing anything on Mastodon that's directly ableist on the left, we can't say the same for most leftist spaces, and this needs to change.
It's not just the elimination of slurs like the r-word. It's gaining an understanding of sysmedicalism and how saying plurals can only be formed from trauma, ironically, causes trauma for non-trauma systems.
It's learning how to make your environment more accessible wheelchair-users but it's also learning how to balance conflicting access needs for Autistic people and people with sensory processing disorder. It's learning how compliance-based torture like Applied Behavioral Analysis clothes itself as "therapy" and sells itself to the general public, and stopping that in It's tracks.
It's communities trying to figure out and learn how we're going to handle medications people need after our current system collapses. It's developing a deep understanding that social workers, psychological, and psychiatry units and practices are NOT a viable alternative to the cops — that they often perpetuate the same bigotry as cops, and work in tandem with them. It's communities finding a solution to that so we don't have to worry about weather someone will be killed via institutionalization.
We, despite having hope, don't see anyone talking about these things, besides other Disabled and Neurodivergent people, and that really needs to change.
(Feel free to add to this — boosts welcome as well, we want as many people to see this as possible.)
feels like a hot take, but really shouldn't be;
For the love of whatever diety you choose to worship, PLEASE treat workers with respect. McDonald's, grocery store, shop in the mall, whatever.
Chances are they make minimum wage, which typically isn't even enough to live above the poverty line. They do /NOT/ have time for your bullshit on top of that.
I don't care if you've had a stressful day, or if you're a single parent, or if you work two jobs to make ends meet, or if they messed up your order, or all of the above. /NONE/ of that gives you the right to ruin someone else's day.
Remember: Wage Slaves are people too.
We have a lot of Centricide & Realicide fictives.
Co-hosts are Darwinism and Egoism
Plural Café is a community for plural systems and plural-friendly singlets alike, that hopes to foster a safe place for finding and interacting with other systems in the Mastodon fediverse.