About Tattoos…………Opinions and Honest Discussion

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A friend of mine posted a provocative article about “why girls have tattoos and piercings” that insinuated that people with body ornamentation are “broken”. Read and tell me what you think……

1. What kind of girl would be comfortable lying down half-naked in public for two hours while some fat dude with a dirty beard jams a sharp needle into her skin? Answer: the kind of girl who takes sharp objects in her body as a hobby. Girls with tattoos and/or piercings (aside from earrings) are people who fall in and out of guys’ beds at a moment’s notice. If you’re unfortunate enough to commit to a girl with ink on her body or metal in her face, she’ll cheat on you at the drop of a hat. Tattoos and piercings are the mark of the promiscuous.

2. They have no foresight

  • Even in our degenerate society, people with visible tattoos and piercings have difficulty getting jobs. Not even minimum wage employers will hire them, because no one wants their Big Mac or Double Crappuccino served by an Apocalypto extra. Girls who get inked or pierced are showing that they can’t be trusted to plan for the future. They don’t care that their stupid choices will consign them to living off their parents for the rest of their lives: all they care about is their individuality.Not only that, but girls with tattoos specifically have no idea that their cool designs will be destroyed by aging. Gravity and Father Time work their magic on us all, and your taut flesh will eventually sag and wrinkle like a raisin in the sun. A chick who can’t comprehend that the awesome Narnia scene tattooed on her back will look like Technicolor vomit when she’s 40 is not a good choice to be the mother of your children.

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    3. They’re selfish

    The reasons girls get tattoos and piercings—“I’m doing it for ME!”—are indicative of narcissism and mild psychopathy. Girls get tattoos for the same reasons they cut their hair short: a desperate attempt to assert how unique and special they are. A girl who willfully disfigures herself like this will never attempt to please you or do anything nice for you. She won’t care for you when you’re sick, will refuse to sleep with you for completely arbitrary reasons, and will generally be  moody and unlikable .

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    4. They’re boring

    Girls’ logic when it comes to tattoos is best described by paraphrasing Lena Dunham’s character in Girls: ”I have a tattoo, and that just makes me naturally interesting.” Nothing could be further from the truth. My experience shows me that girls with ink and/or metal are the most boring, conformist chicks you’ll ever come across. To be fair, most girls are dull as dirt, but tattooed and pierced girls are aggressively dull, assaulting you with the most hackneyed left-wing tripe you’ll ever hear.

    My “piercing addict” girlfriend, for example, identified as a Marxist  based on one class she took on Latin America and was constantly talking my ear off about some “injustice” or another. The joke was that before she took that class, she was so tuned out to current events that she wasn’t even registered to vote.

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    5. They’re mentally ill

    This is the clincher. Any girl who thinks that a getting a ring in her nose or a Bible verse on her back is a good idea is going to be off her rocker. In my entire life, I have never met an inked or pierced girl who wasn’t sick in the head, whether they had depression, “anxiety” or a full-blown personality disorder. While girls with facial piercings and tattoos on the arms or legs can at least feign normality, chicks with piercings or tattoos on or near their erogenous zones are the kinds of broads who will cut you with a knife.

    But if you’re looking for a girl you can wife up, go for the ones who haven’t mangled their bodies beyond repair.”

*****the following is an article written by Matt Forney. I edited a lot of the harsher parts out.*****

AS a believer, I would caution others to not judge this book by the cover. Consider age, circumstance, culture, life experiences and socialization before making a hasty judgement. Times are changing as are reasons for choices in body art.

  • in the old days (my grandparents day) Sailors and dancing girls had tattoos ….
  • My dad had a blurred tattoo on his wrist and another on his arm, both drawn by another soldier during WW2. BTW, his generation saved the world
  • older Rock Stars had tattoos (think Johnny Winter)
  • TODAY, I know ministers, doctors, lawyers, nurses and teachers who have tattoos. Most are younger than 35. Many use ink to celebrate triumph, mourn loss and remember special occurences. Most are not promiscuous, mentally ill, boring or selfish. At my church, one of the song leaders and several young adults have tattoos…..
  • BTW, are we not ALL BROKEN?

What do you think?

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Celebrating Christmas…..

Random thoughts about why Christmas is important……

  • the world is thinking about Jesus and watching YOU…. = opportunity to teach
  • Wearing a Christmas tie and stating that you don’t “celebrate” Christmas is  – Asinine
  • You spend all that time and money and ignore faith? Really? What does that tell the world? – influence
  • We worry about “lying” about Santa (which is pretty silly) but take the time off at church. Office closes, nobody answers the phone, some services cancelled when the world around us is either hyperinvolved or desperately lonely….= lack of compassion and understanding
  • We don’t know what day Jesus was born….really? We don’t know how many ounces of water was used for baptism or what song the disciples sang and yet we carry on = time to get real
  • God is good= all the time + even on Christmas
  • Xmas takes Christ out of Christmas + and puts the cross in it……
  • We argue and debate the meaning and importance of Christmas…= the life, death burial and resurrection of Jesus Christ is “of real importance” 1 Corinthians 15:4 says St. Paul. Birth is life.

So Merry Christmas! Happy New year! Celebrate as you wish! Jesus is Lord!

Healing for the Holidays!

Holidays are often difficult for anyone who has experienced the death of someone loved.  Rather than being times of family togetherness, sharing and thanksgiving, holidays can bring feelings of sadness, loss and emptiness.

Love Does Not End With Death

Since love does not end with death, holidays may result in a renewed sense of personal grief—a feeling of loss unlike that experienced in the routine of daily living.  Society encourages you to join in the holiday spirit, but all around you the sounds, sights and smells trigger memories of the one you love who has died.

No simple guidelines exist that will take away the hurt you are feeling. We hope, however, the following suggestions will help you better cope with your grief during this joyful, yet painful, time of the year.  As you read through this article, remember that by being tolerant and compassionate with yourself, you will continue to heal.

Talk About Your Grief

During the holiday season, don’t be afraid to express your feelings of grief.  Ignoring your grief won’t make the pain go away and talking about it openly often makes you feel better.  Find caring friends and relatives who will listen—without judging you.  They will help make you feel understood.

Be Tolerant of Your Physical and Psychological Limits

Feelings of loss will probably leave you fatigued.  Your low energy level may naturally slow you down.  Respect what your body and mind are telling you.  And lower your own expectations about being at your peak during the holiday season.

Eliminate Unnecessary Stress

You may already feel stressed, so don’t overextend yourself.  Avoid isolating yourself, but be sure to recognize the need to have special time for yourself.  Realize also that merely “keeping busy” won’t distract you from your grief, but may actually increase stress and postpone the need to talk out thoughts and feelings related to your grief.

Be With Supportive, Comforting People

Identify those friends and relatives who understand that the holiday season can increase your sense of loss and who will allow you to talk openly about your feelings.  Find those persons who encourage you to be yourself and accept your feelings—both happy and sad.

Talk About the Person Who Has Died

Include the person’s name in your holiday conversation.  If you are able to talk candidly, other people are more likely to recognize your need to remember that special person who was an important part of your life.

Do What Is Right for You During the Holidays

Well-meaning friends and family often try to prescribe what is good for you during the holidays.  Instead of going along with their plans, focus on what you want to do.  Discuss your wishes with a caring, trusted friend. Talking about these wishes will help you clarify what it is you want to do during the holidays.  As you become aware of your needs, share them with your friends and family.

Plan Ahead for Family Gatherings

Decide which family traditions you want to continue and which new ones you would like to begin. Structure your holiday time.  This will help you anticipate activities, rather than just reacting to whatever happens.  Getting caught off guard can create feelings of panic, fear and anxiety during the time of the year when your feelings of grief are already heightened.  As you make your plans, however, leave room to change them if you feel it is appropriate.


Embrace Your Treasure of Memories

Memories are one of the best legacies that exist after the death of someone loved.  And holidays always make you think about times past.  Instead of ignoring these memories, share them with your family and friends.  Keep in mind that memories are tinged with both happiness and sadness.  If your memories bring laughter, smile.  If your memories bring sadness, then it’s alright to cry.  Memories that were made in love—no one can ever take them away from you.

Renew Your Resources for Living

Spend time thinking about the meaning and purpose of your life.  The death of someone loved created opportunities for taking inventory of your life— past, present and future.  The combination of a holiday and a loss naturally results in looking inward and assessing your individual situation.  Make the best use of this time to define the positive things in life that surround you.

Express Your Faith

During the holidays, you may find a renewed sense of faith or discover a new set of beliefs.  Associate with people who understand and respect your need to talk about these beliefs.  If your faith is important, you may want to attend a holiday service or special religious ceremony.

As you approach the holidays, remember: grief is both a necessity and a privilege. It comes as a result of giving and receiving love.  Don’t let anyone take your grief away.  Love yourself.  Be patient with yourself.  And allow yourself to be surrounded by loving, caring people.