I was a fairly enthusiastic member of the Crossdream Life forum. It was helpful for a bit to learn from others and occasionally have some wisdom thrown my way.
So here we have a forum with (optically) inclusivity as its cornerstone.
Wonderful, so for a confused male who thinks he is a woman inside this is perfect. I can “belong” here. Well for a while…
How can people who feel marginalized not be aware that they marginalize others if they express negative opinions on other human topics such as faith and politics? Why the hell would this even be discussed on a forum dedicated to people marginalized by gender issues?
I believe in God and they think it’s stupid – ergo they think I am stupid.
Are we all too enlightened now to engage in mere social conventions like avoiding politics and religion if we are to remain friends? There are other forums to argue about that shit. Go for it. You can spin your wheels on that for your whole life and not move an inch.
I hate the internet. It has made everyone a genius. We are far too comfortable speaking in absolutes.
One person posted that, “It has been proven that it is impossible for an omnipotent being to have created the universe.” Huh? What? Who? When? Citation please. The rest of the world needs to see this news.
I let it slide although the ignorance of the statement bugged me.
A few other comments were made. So cliche, a bunch of people so hurt about their lot in life that God MUST be a lie. Once again the problem of pain….
I don’t blame God for this. I’m not a mistake.
(Note: I agree that A) God stories sound like silly horseshit B) his/her/its self-appointed reps have done much damage and continue to do so. Please consider not throwing out the baby with the bathwater. )
I let the issue go (mostly) but did post that I actually do believe in God and that I understand it sounds like a load of bullshit. Much in the same way that a bunch of men saying they are really women may be a hard sell right?
They couldn’t take the hint.
More posts expressing that God wasn’t real and people who believe are sad and wrong. (Like nobody with a PHD ever believes in God right?)
I wasn’t offended by the idea that the “God concept” sounds like a ridiculous fairy tale. It really DOES sound like that. I was offended by how people who feel marginalized feel justified in marginalizing others.
Gender issues can be a life or death situation for the person experiencing them. My heart would break for them to not feel safe because a bunch of trans people feel so enlightened that their substantial intellect must chime in on an unrelated meta-narrative that we all know can have a big place in people’s lives.
So hating God and ridiculing believers is apparently a prerequisite for any trans person to fit in. Not interested.
I had a wonderful face-to-face conversation with a lovely trans woman this past week.
While speaking she apologized for mentioning her faith in Christ and said, “I’m not trying to convert you”. I told her it wasn’t an issue. I was converted a long time ago. She is one of the most courageous and accomplished people I have ever met….and has a PHD in astrophysics.
How sad for her that she believes in the tooth fairy in the sky.
Maybe we should keep ourselves open to each other for all things – not just cherry pick our common ground.
We should not let our enlightenment in one realm bleed into an all-knowing myopia for all others.
Thanks internet. We are all officially too smart for our own good.
Crossdream Life account deleted. We need to be better or we’ll lose someone who needed us. This is life and death…or did we forget?