I'm a not very successful trans woman who's been being a man all her life and has only just found the courage to change that. Apart from that, not much has changed.
Notes for the unwary visitor: friend me and I will friend you back, but know this. I have settled opinions on many subjects, which I will sometimes use my journal to advance. On almost all of them I am open to, and indeed interested in, new information, but whether I change my mind or not is ultimately up to me, and in the absence of any compelling need to do so I will continue to believe what I want to believe, and if pushed too far will back into a corner and pull it in after me. Example: quantum theory. I don't deny that it fits the currently available facts, but I choose to believe that it will eventually be superseded by a view of the universe that makes more sense to an ordinary mind. Since my non-belief in it doesn't affect either it or me, I reserve the right to continue therein till further notice.
On one or two things I am completely closed-minded and will not entertain debate. I'm finding out what they are as I go: one is the practice of torture, for which I will accept no justification or argument whatsoever. Another, more general, is the idea that the end can ever, in any way, justify the means; it cannot. Bad means can, however, taint and circumvent the pursuit of good ends. You cannot attain social equality by creating racist bogeymen and staging witch hunts. You cannot bring harmony between the genders by fostering hate and fear of one of them. The weapons of evil can never serve the cause of good, and anyone who tells you they can is selling something, probably a weapon of evil.
Best, on the whole, just not to go there. If I go there, just ignore it: I'll be venting rather than calling for discussion.
These, of course, are guidelines rather than actual rules... :)
This, however, is a rule: if you wish to comment on religion in this journal, do so politely, respectfully, and in a spirit of dialogue, or your comment will be deleted.