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Racebent Batfamily Fancast
please! Why can’t Asians have good roles often in Hollywood makes me so angry
Hayao Miyazaki, making fans hungry since 1968.
poor Hyesung ~ XD
so cute~~ ><
Thank you Miya sama for all the years all the dreams. Since I was a little kid, I’m still quite like that. The wind rises was absolutely magical. I can’t stop thinking about it. I can’t wait to watch the original Japanese film. I’m gonna be fangirling until forever. This man, I love him.
Thrifted this little gem. Maybe useful if I meet someone both Korean and deaf. Korean sign language is a bit different than ASL. Besides having signs for specifics like 오빠 언니 형 and 누나 the signs are different. Culturally giving the finger isn’t going to go over well in America.
Jung Eun Jae - Urban Like Magazine March Issue ‘14
READ THIS!!! Or read it below, I’m pasting it. What this creep is selling is harmful lies. Never let anyone tell you that any religion can cure mental illness. Don’t let anyone tell you it is a replacement for treatment. This is a very dangerous aspect of christianity and it needs to be shot down NOW!
The following is from HERE. Not mine.
—Christians Can’t Be Depressed: Shift The Culture.
Did the title of this post catch your attention?
Perhaps it sparked something inside of you.
A righteous anger? An adamant "But they can be depressed!"
If so, I commend your heart.
First and foremost, to clarify any misconceptions, “depression” is not simply a feeling of sadness. It is described as a prolonged, ongoing state of hopelessness or disinterest. It is not an emotion, it is a mental illness.
I address this clarification because society cannot seem to wrap its head around the fact that a human being can be living a perfectly normal life, achieving great things, and heading towards a bright future, yet still want to kill him/herself at the end of the day.
It is real. It is misunderstood. It’s more prominent than one might think.
Now, let’s think about this topic in the realm of the Church.
Negative feelings seem to be a taboo in much of the Christian community.
No, let me rephrase that. Negative feelings beyond the “norm” seem to be a taboo in the Christian community.
For example, when a person breaks down during prayer time, he/she is almost expected to jump for joy towards the end of the worship session. Why? Because the gospel brings joy, yes.
But what about the person who is still crying, even after everything is over?
I’ve been battling depression for a long time now.
Since around middle school, I’ve had ongoing thoughts of self-harm, complete isolation from loved ones, and suicide.
In April of 2013, I was a jerk of the wrist away from killing myself.
To this day, I have random moments of breakdown and nights in which I would like to disappear and be alone.
Keep in mind, I have been the President of the Christian Club in high school, the main leader in my youth group for years, and a source of mentorship for others. And yet, I still battle with this.
There are millions like me.
And the Church did nothing for me. Rather, God did.
And for months, I had become jaded and bitter towards the place into which I invested my service and heart.
Does anyone else see a problem with that?
And so what if we shifted the culture?
What if we turned it upside down?
What if we stopped making the church a place of obligatory service and mechanical motion, and made it a place of rest, genuine love, compassion, and ultimately worship?
The church doesn’t have to always be a happy place.
We don’t have to plaster on fake smiles, sharing surface leveled struggles, and then achieving a short-term remedy.
The church should be a place where we can come with our real battles:
"The other day, I didn’t talk to anybody. I feel so empty."
"Today, I lied in bed for 2 hours just thinking about not living anymore."
"I don’t feel safe with anybody, I’m so alone."
And it should be a place where there is such a lack of judgement and such a surplus of empathy, that there would be no need to hide or sugarcoat the things going on in our minds and hearts.
Throwing a few bible verses at someone and expecting the problem to be overcome is something that the Christian community has picked up, and it frustrates me to no end.
Don’t get me wrong, I am not effacing the power of Scripture. But I am saying that the human mind is complex.
Sometimes a person doesn’t want to be told “to be strong” or to “pray about it”, as our Church culture has taught us.
Sometimes a person needs to know that there are people out there who will listen. Or that there are people who may not understand nor will they try to understand, but will simply be there.
Church, let’s learn to love like Jesus loved.
I can’t speak for peterdwebb, because I haven’t ever spoken with him about his views on this matter, but I just wanted to share my opinion of his post.
First off, I completely agree with you that we should be able to come to church with all of ourselves, even the pieces of us that we would sometimes rather have shoved under the rug and forgotten about. Each and every one of us struggles with something, whether it be depression, anxiety, judgment, etc., and we should be able to come to our place of worship and lay all of that down before our Creator. But, we must also keep in mind why we would lay it all down. We present our struggles before God for the purpose of healing. We pray so that we can get better.
I’m also not saying here, though, that people should not seek medical treatment for any mental disorders that they struggle with. Those who have depression, are bi-polar, schizophrenic, and have a chemical imbalance should absolutely seek medical attention. Medications can help tremendously with these diseases, and no one should ever shame anyone else for taking these things to help them cope with their disorder(s).
As Christians, however, we believe that nothing is impossible for God. Taking this into the context of this post, that means that Christians believe that God could take any mental illness away, and I think that this could be the point that peterdwebb was trying to make (again, though, I cannot speak directly for him). This would, of course, get into the discussion of, “Well, then why doesn’t He?” but I don’t want to go into that on this post.
Taking medications for an illness should never be seen as shameful.
Christians should accept people for exactly who they are because God does.
Having Jesus in your life can also help your issues, but should not inhibit your willingness to seek medical treatment.
Hey, thank you for responding to this. You are right about my opinion. God bless.
God CAN take any mental illness away. I’ve heard many testimonies of Him doing just that.
Seek medical treatment. Seek God.
I was depressed and suicidle for years until I was saved and made new by God.
HEY! … HEY! … HEY!!!!!
Can we just talk about this for a second???
I would like to share my opinion. I have been in treatment for anorexia, depression & anxiety. When I accepted Jesus as my savior my recovery was so much better! In treatment centers they usually tell you to find a “higher power”. They tell you it can be anything. I believe the only true, high power is Jesus as He is the one true King.
Also, I don’t think therapists, etc. are bad. For me I didn’t want treatment. I knew I needed it though, my pastor told me that sometimes we have to walk in obedience before our heart follows and changes. It did :)
My depression was usually better when u was honoring my body, etc trusting The Lord.
I am free from anorexia today. However, my depression has come back this semester harder than ever. For the first time in my life I am debating medicine. I want to Serve God and it can be hard with this depression.
Also keep in mind: joy & happiness are toe different things. Happiness is temporary and based on circumstances. Joy is eternal. Joy is knowing who God is, and that His promises hold true at the end of the day. He is faithful.
God made us. God made doctors.
I have a friend who was a huge drug addict and then the day He accepted The Lord stopped and hasn’t picked up one sense! Wow! How great is our God!
For me with anorexia it was not that way. Because it’s a mental illness and there are things out of my control. However I also had to admit it was also a addiction so there was things in my control, stepping on the scale, days I had control, etc.
feel free to message me if you were confused on something I said.
Also I follow peterdwebb, and while I don’t agree with EVERY single thing he says, I think it’s a bit much to say he is telling lies. It’s his opinion. We are supposed to take things with a grain of salt. Take them to scripture, to God, etc.
God is a healer.
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