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Xephinis
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    desertroad-deactivated20210228

    just Christian things ™ that absolutely contributed to my mental illness:

    - black and white thinking. good and sinful, saved and unsaved, you cannot be ‘lukewarm’. either-or. you are either a good, righteous believer who is saved in Christ, or you’re unworthy and broken. you cannot have a sliver of doubt.

    - perfectionism. you must strive to be clean, white as snow, free of blemishes. God does not tolerate sin.

    - learned helplessness. and yet! you are broken and there’s nothing you can do about it. nothing you can do of your own will. give it all up to God.

    - work culture. this idea that whatever you do has to be glorifying God. you need to be a hard worker and industrious to please God.

    - ‘divine destiny’. related, the idea that everything is a part of God’s plan. including you. you need to be fulfilling this destiny.

    - negative beliefs about the world, others, and the self. the world is fallen and bad. other people (especially unbelievers) are sinful. you are also sinful and broken and unworthy of God’s love. oh, and in the future, everyone is going to hell in the apocalypse, unless you’re saved.

    - watching your thoughts’. the idea that thinking a thing is the same as doing the thing. therefore you must constantly ‘guard your thoughts’ and monitor them in case they’re sinful. what if my thoughts are responsible for bad things happening??? (this is OCD!)

    - negativity towards the body. the world and the things in it are fallen, in heaven we will be pure spirit. the ‘flesh’ is bad. we don’t talk about sex. disability and medical issues are your fault.

    xephinis

    It's a long road to recover from the toxicity of religion and I am still working on unlearning things, even years after becoming an atheist.

    bulbasaur-propaganda

    Growing up with your starters

    Artist:  esasi8794 / Twitter

    chabbit

    The captions are also really cute, although they mostly describe what’s in each photo:

    Bulbasaur: Somehow, nomming on my clothes… has become a weird habit of theirs.

    Venusaur: That hasn’t changed now that they’ve grown, but they’re very gentle.

    Charmander: It’s my first attempt, but I made a plushie so that he wouldn’t get lonely.

    Charizard: That plushie seems to be his favorite even now.

    Squirtle: Squirtle’s a bit timid and hides behind me at the smallest things.

    Blastoise: Looks like they’re scared of the first Pichu they’ve seen. You’re not really hiding!

    gale-of-the-nomads

    This is adorable

    eeveelution-appreciation

    You forgot these!!!

    cubonepropoganda

    I’m disappointed that these were left out

    a-redharlequin

    SO MANY GOOD ONES AAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH

    headspace-hotel

    Evil biology facts that fill me with Fear :)

    hey, I heard y’all like evil biology facts like knowledge about horse blood types.

    well! today I was researching alternative biochemistries extraterrestrial life could use and. man. I think Earth life is fucked up enough for me thanks

  • biological dark matter. WHAT DO YOU MEAN MY BLOOD HAS DNA IN IT FROM NO KNOWN SOURCE. YOU CAN’T JUST SAY THAT COME BACK HERE
  • One specific cave that has been sealed for 5.5 million years and has developed an ecosystem completely dependent on chemosynthetic bacteria.
  • Was anybody going to tell me that bacteria have decided iron is yummy and are eating the Titanic, or was I supposed to just read that myself
  • Terrible Berry (yes, that’s what the genus name means). This whole thing is so fucked up. These scientists were testing whether radiation could be used to kill pathogens in food, so they dosed a tin of meat with enough radiation to kill any known living organism (as one does) but guess what, it still fucking spoiled because of THIS BASTARD FUCKER.
  • (seriously, why is it like this? WHY has a bacterium evolved to chill in radioactive waste like it’s a soothing Jacuzzi tub? What does it know that we don’t know?)
  • (ANSWERS. I WANT ANSWERS, YOU CHERNOBYL ASS BITCH.)
  • Cursed worm, which has no mouth or digestive system and depends entirely on five (5) different species of bacteria, which consume hydrogen sulfide, hydrogen monoxide, and carbon monoxide, for food. How do you, a worm, even...figure out how to do...all that?
  • Bone worms. At least they like their bones already dead. I still could have gone without knowing this was a thing.
  • “Oh, parasitic plant, that sounds c—WHAT THE FUCK IS THAT THING”
  • I am like half convinced this is made up. Seriously, bacteria grow their own electrical wires and we just let them?
  • headspace-hotel

    To clarify

    Evil (affectionate and admiring)

    uglymelon

    They took the unkillable bacterium and put a Disney song inside of it.

    “In 2003, U.S. scientists demonstrated D. radiodurans could be used as a means of information storage that might survive a nuclear catastrophe. They translated the song "It's a Small World" into a series of DNA segments 150 base pairs long, inserted these into the bacteria, and were able to retrieve them without errors 100 bacterial generations later.”

    headspace-hotel

    *opens worldbuilding notebook* *takes further notes*

    opinatus-papaver

    FINALLY, SOME GOOD QUALITY EXPLANATION OF WHY “I DONT LOOK LIKE I HAVE ADHD” BECAUSE ITS NOT REALLY CANT SIT STILL FOCUS NONE DISORDER ITS SOMETHING A WHOLE LOT MORE COMPLEX

    dysfunctionalfocus

    Actually yeah. I just reblogged this silently without any acknowledgement of it, but this is hones to god one of the best explanations I’ve seen.