Anonymous asked: I'M SO CONFUSED! Is it's you thats gay or The Knitter, or both, or niether!! Oh My Knittens I'm Lost!
I’m gay, the Knitter is whatever you want him to be.
Anonymous asked: what the hell kind of submissions are you getting that you can't post them? dear god i pray for your soul knowing what the darkest depths of tumblr can be like.
Actually it was just someone’s selfie in their undies, but like, this isn’t that kind of blog.
No undie selfies, please.
Anonymous asked: you have fine cheekbones. I felt that you should be aware of this fact.
I am aware. The internet likes to remind me quite often. Thank you, I am always flattered by compliments like that.
Anonymous asked: could you explain the onceler thing?
I barely know what onceler is
Anonymous asked: It’s you! AW, You are AMAZING! I love your stuff, what a mind! HA! This is magnificent- you’re a genius! I’ve never see anything like it; and that proves it- absolute genius. Incredible- you are incredible. Yes you are, you’re brilliant.. One more thing.. Just remember: You’re gonna be great.. No, you’re gonna be more than great.. You’re gonna be amazing. Isn’t that right.. Friend?
Anonymous asked: in your "Just Another Kind of Legalism" the "I said it earlier today" link doesnt seem to work. could you repair it or something like this? I would be interested in your argument there, because so far I strongly disagree with you... "championing social justice without also pursuing grace and redemption is just another kind of legalism." do you think that this is true for all people or do you refer specifically to christians here, also maybe explain, what exactly do you mean with legalism?
Oh, it was just a link to a tweet I made saying almost exactly that sentence. I’ve made a follow-up post in response to some feedback I got from a friend of mine, so that hopefully clarifies my position a bit.
But yeah, I get where you’re coming from. “Championing social justice without also pursuing grace and redemption is just another kind of legalism” is primarily aimed at Christians, thus the Christianese, but it does apply to others as well - it’s just that I can’t expect non-Christians to be as on-board with the idea that everyone is redeemable.
It’s kind of like with the Tumblr SJ community where they are into pursuing these really great causes and educating people about how to be better at getting a fair deal for everyone. That’s really great, but there’s also this feeling I pick up where if someone’s made a mistake in the past, everyone has to disassociate from them. Or like, if you’re still doing your best to understand a particular social justice issue but aren’t there yet and you say something wrong, you get called a pig and shunned. That’s a kind of legalism. I see it among progressive Christians too sometimes and I’m like “Dudes this is exactly the kind of behaviour we’re trying to prevent from happening in churches.”
Louie Giglio is not a hateful man. He is passionate about empowering young people, ending slavery and halting human trafficking. I think he’s absolutely wrong about what he said 15 years ago, and I don’t know what he believes now because he refuses to talk about it. But I believe that he is not beyond moving away from that point of view. I’m trying to have the grace to act in a way like that’s true. That’s what I’m trying to get at here.
Anonymous asked: Are you gay? If so… hey.
Anonymous asked: Do you think you've changed in the past 2 years?
Well in a way there’s a lot that’s changed in two years. I’ve become more confident in myself and what I can do and I feel comfortable in my own skin. Fundamentally though, no I’m still the same person I was two years ago. I’m not sure that’s ever going to change.
Anonymous asked: Where is your home?
I don’t know.