This is definitely the Coffeehouse
I left yesterday after posting that first bit, and I come back to over forty comments including:
1. A friendly attempt at religious conversion to solve my problems.
2. A friendly suggestion that I steer clear of friendly attempts at religious conversion.
3. A friendly, but creepy, photoshopping of my visage into Welcome Back Kotter. (For the record, I've been sent plenty of photoshopped things involving my face, and, regardless of subject matter or context, it always gives me the heebie-jeebies (still funny
- I just mean to say that it's a scary kind of funny)).
4. A friendly suggestion that a member of our community learn Photoshop compositing. I'll be reading up on that myself.
I'll try to cover it all here:
1. I have no intention whatsoever of going after any god for any help. Furthermore, I consider this a private matter, and if anyone would like to engage in discourse on the subject, I'll happily rock you like a hurricane.
I have enough screwed up stuff going on upstairs as it is. What I need is what I've avoided, which is what I'm finally getting:
Meds for the proper condition rather than meds to aggravate it.
Also, while I understand that you mean well in bringing up the god thing, ask yourself what it would be like if I found you in the middle of a problem and suggested that you
leave your god.
2. I'm right there with you on the let's-not-solve-this-with-a-god thing. Don't worry - I was raised Episcopalian, and while I enjoyed chapel (the singing, mainly), I was never able to believe what I was hearing. The main reason the Bible is useful to me today
is that there are so many literary allusions to the thing that I couldn't understand what, for example, my favorite poets were talking about. So much is gibberish until you connect it to some bit of the Bible. So, as literature, I'm down. As a book that represents
the divinely inspired word of God... no thanks.
3. It's good to be back. I'm horrified that you stuck me so close to John Travolta, but at least I'm in there somewhere. It feels like I'm part of something... something greater. Specifically, Welcome Back Kotter.
4. As interested as I am in Photoshop compositing, I think that the extremely low level of skill that went into the image is still passable by the (also extremely low level of) standards of any given online forum.
That's all for now, I suppose.