Sunday, March 25, 2007

Quiz: What's Your Spiritual Type?

These are my results from this quiz on Beliefnet. result is in bold below.

25 - 29
Hardcore Skeptic -- but interested or you wouldn't be here!
30 - 39
Spiritual Dabbler -- Open to spiritual matters but far from impressed
40 - 49
Active Spiritual Seeker – Spiritual but turned off by organized religion
50 - 59
Spiritual Straddler – One foot in traditional religion, one foot in free-form spirituality
60 - 69
Old-fashioned Seeker -- Happy with my religion but searching for the right expression of it
70 - 79
Questioning Believer – You have doubts about the particulars but not the Big Stuff
80 - 89
Confident Believer – You have little doubt you’ve found the right path
90 - 100
Candidate for Clergy

Monday, March 19, 2007

Might be a quarter life crisis, who knows?

First heard of this concept in a John Mayer song on a CD I used to listen to constantly while I was in college just because I related to so much of what he was singing about.

Never thought I'd encounter the phrase anywhere else, but check this out. Bit scary actually, given some of the thoughts I've had in the last few months.

Quarter-life crisis - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Characteristics of this crisis are:

  • feeling "not good enough" because one can't find a job that is at his/her academic/intellectual level

  • frustration with relationships, the working world, and finding a suitable job or career

  • confusion of identity

  • insecurity regarding the near future

  • insecurity regarding present accomplishments

  • re-evaluation of close interpersonal relationships

  • disappointment with one's job

  • nostalgia for college life

  • tendency to hold stronger opinions

  • boredom with social interactions

  • financially-rooted stress

  • loneliness
  • desire to have children

  • a sense that everyone is, somehow, doing better than you

I guess at least I know I'm normal, if that's any consolation. I can relate to almost every one of those points. I this on Grey's Journal, a website linked to the article:

While I was happy at the job and in the flat, a nameless unease grew within me. It took a long time to realize that I had passed a fundamental divide in my life without noticing: from always working toward the end of something -- be it high school, college, summer jobs or teacher training -- to having no end in sight, save that of retirement and death.

Anyone have ideas for how to deal with this?

Thankful to feminism for...

hell’s handmaiden » Blog Archive » Five for Feminism

I have been tagged by hell's handmaiden to list the file things I can thank feminism for. This should not be hard :)

  1. Women's suffrage! I never miss a national election.

  2. I can work in a field that is typically dominated by men, and no one thinks anything of it.

  3. I have freedom to express myself sexually without feeling dirty.
  4. I'm not under pressure to just get married and have kids as soon as I'm old enough.

  5. Feminism has shown me that I deserve respect equal to that which is due to any of my male friends.

I could go on, but no doubt this is my top 5.

I have tagged Beep Beep It's Me .

Thursday, March 15, 2007

WAVE 3 TV Louisville, KY :: Baptist leader sparks furor with "Is Your Baby Gay?" article

You have got to be kidding me. What would be considered "prenatal treatment to reverse gay orientation"? More religious craziness...

WAVE 3 TV Louisville, KY :: Baptist leader sparks furor with "Is Your Baby Gay?" article

(NEW YORK) -- The president of the leading Southern Baptist seminary has suggested that a biological basis for homosexuality may be proven. He also says prenatal treatment to reverse gay orientation would be biblically justified.

The Reverend Albert Mohler has been attacked by liberals and conservatives for his views. Mohler is president of the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky.

Proof of a biological basis would challenge the belief of many conservative Christians that homosexuality is a matter of choice.

Gay rights supporters are upset by his assertion that homosexuality would remain a sin even if it were biologically based.

An article on Mohler's personal web site published earlier this month was titled, "Is Your Baby Gay? What If You Could Know? What If You Could Do Something About It?"

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