Wednesday, October 24, 2012

dark side

I don’t know who wrote the song “Dark Side” that Kelly Clarkson sings, but those lyrics go hand in hand with my blog.
Kelly Clarkson's Dark Side

There's a place that I know
it's not pretty there and few have ever gone
if I show it to you now, will it make you run away?

Or will you stay?
even if it hurts,
even if I try to push you out
will you return?
and remind me who I really am
please remind me who I really am

Everybody's got a dark side
do you love me?
can you love mine?
nobody's a picture perfect
but we're worth it
you know that we're worth it
will you love me?
even with my dark side?

Like a diamond from black dust
it's hard to know what can become if you give up
so don't give up on me
please remind me who I really am.

I know a lot of people must feel this way, but I can really relate with these lyrics. Everybody wants to be accepted for whatever they are, whether that seems good or bad. I echo that sentiment to my family and friends: Please don’t give up on me. Please remind me who I really am.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

I am feminist!

I really loved this article by LDS scholar Valerie Hudson Cassler. She has a way of explaining her point very clearly and logically. It's a bit long, but so worth getting through.

My favorite part:

"...the LDS alone among all Christian religions assert that not only did Eve not sin, but she was rewarded for her courage and wisdom, and God was assuring her that, just as she fulfilled her role in the Great Plan of Happiness, Adam would step up to the plate, and he would perform his role in the Great Plan of Happiness, and that would entitle him to rule with her. This is absolutely revolutionary and astounding doctrine among all the Christianities!"

I love when someone smart turns on a fresh lightbulb to illuminate a dark corner of doctrine, and gives me something interesting to think about, and to be proud of.