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Wolfspirt0 Featured By Owner Edited Sep 10, 2014
Just passing to say hello. You helped me a lot and I am sorry I have not talked to you in a while but I want you to know that you have helped me a lot to come to terms with my sexuality, to how to talk to the persons around me of it, to how to be in a relationship and I learned a lot from a lot of your articles. Funny how a little distance makes things seem so small and when I was in them it felt like the end of the world. I thank you so much for helping me in a time that pretty much no other person could help me. Thanks. By the way, I think I finally found the path I want to follow(job) hehe :D (Big Grin) 
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inspiredcreativity Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Hi, It's great to hear back from people about how they are doing.  Thank you for dropping by and writing to me. I am really happy to hear that you are doing so well and that I was able to be of some help. Seeing your success and that of others helps me through the long hours of typing to those who need help. Sometimes a little help can go a long way.  My life could have been a lot easier and happier if anyone had bothered to help me.  Perhaps the day will come when you can help someone else in need.  

The best of luck in your career path, and I wish you all the best that life and love can give.
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Libertades Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for all of your works... thank you greatly for everything you've written, but... it's hard to live in a place where no one believes you... you know? it gets me that I won'tbe accpeted... and I keep wondering if, what I'm doing, is God's purpose... how do I even know if I'm not being tempted into this...? What if it's false...? I cannot help but wonder... because... it's like everyone tells me it's wrong, yet somehow... I know there's another truth... I wish I could have peace...
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inspiredcreativity Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Whenever you have any doubts about what is right and what is wrong in the eyes of God, keep in mind the TWO GREAT COMMANDMENTS as given to us by Jesus:

MATTHEW 22

     36 "Teacher, which commandment in the law is the greatest?"

     37 He said to him, "You shall love the Lord, your God, with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind.

     38 This is the greatest and the first commandment.

     39 The second is like it:  You shall love your neighbor as yourself.

     40 The whole law and the prophets depend on these two commandments.


You need no other rules in Christianity than these two Great Commandments. Christ says that ALL of the law of the Old Testament and New Testament DEPEND on those TWO GREAT COMMANDMENTS. Obviously, if you love God and you Love your neighbor, you will not rape, covet, steal, lie, discriminate against them for being Gay, or any other of it. But this is not good enough for people. People demand to know EXACTLY what to do and what not to do to get in the pearly gates of Heaven. People do not NEED tons of rules, but people WANT tons of rules to guide them. However, there is a huge problem with focusing on the detailed rules of what to do and what not to do.

If what you do is motivated by Love, and does not harm others, then it is not a sin.

SIN:

For something to be a sin, it requires bad INTENT. In other words, a Sin is where you know something is wrong and harmful to others, but you do it anyway.  Sin is not in the thing you do, it is in your bad intent.  For example, there is ice on the street and you slip and fall down, and this knocks down another person, killing the person.  This is an accident, you have NOT committed the sin of murder.  But if you intentionally kill a person to inherit money, then this is murder and it is a sin.  Therefore, it is not the act of killing a person that is the sin, it is in your intent to kill that is a sin.

HOMOSEXUALITY:

Some Christians say that Homosexuality is a sin, yet God, in his Ten Commandments, never said it was a sin. Jesus Christ never once said Homosexuality was a sin, as witnessed by Matthew, Mark, Luke & John.   It is claimed that Paul, who never met Jesus, says that homosexuality is a sin.  Jesus spoke about what he and God thought was important, sometimes more than once, but never once spoke about homosexuality.  What Jesus did NOT say is also important.

Who are you going to believe, God & Jesus, or those who say that Paul says it is a sin?  Do you believe God and Jesus, or do you believe that the words of men are more important?  

THE CATHOLIC CHURCH & HOMOSEXUALITY:

In the official church Catechism, the Catholic Church agrees that people are BORN HOMOSEXUAL and that being Homosexual is NOT a sin.  However, the church claimed that Homosexual sex IS a sin, and that God gave you the burden of living without sex as a way of you showing your faith.  Yet God did not give anyone else this burden.   God made thousands of other creature with homosexuality.  Homosexuality is found throughout nature, in penguins, in birds, in giraffes, in dragonflies, in dolphins, in the entire monkey and ape species…thousands and thousands of different species.  Since God does not make mistakes, this should mean that homosexuality is not a sin.

NO ONE BELIEVES YOU:

The people around you believe what they were taught by their church, but this does not make it right. It is difficult for you to live like this.  I grew up and lived in a time when being Gay meant you could be arrested, killed or tortured.  I had to live a lie and live in secret.  This was very difficult to do, but I did it, and I was still able to be a happy person.  I still found love and shared my life with him.

You will find that all people face some kind of burden in life.  Being born homosexual is not a sin, according to most Christian Faiths.  However, many Christian churches claim that expressing your homosexual love is a sin.

THERE ARE MANY CHRISTIAN CHURCHES TEACH THAT HOMOSEXUAL SEX IS NOT A SIN, WHEN IN A LOVING COMMITTED RELATIONSHIP. Please note that in Christianity, ANY sex that is outside of a marriage or loving relationship is a sin.   I give a list of these churches in my DeviantArt post on The New Testament & Homosexuality. This is very important because it shows that there are MILLIONS of Christian people and their MINISTERS who believe that the New Testament was mis-translated and believe that Homosexual sex, within a marriage or Loving and committed Relationship, is not a sin.

CONCLUSIONS:

Even the Catholic church knows that people are born Homosexual (the science is undeniable) and that being homosexual is not a sin.  It is true that the Catholic church and many other Christian churches believe that homosexual sex IS a sin.  However, there are also many Christian churches and Christians who believe that Homosexual sex, when you are in a loving and committed relationship is NOT A SIN.  They know that PAUL, in the Romans and Corinthians has been mis-translated from his original Coptic Greek writing.

Yes, life can be more challenging when the people around you judge you badly for the way you were born.  They do so out of ignorance of the truth.  But you can still live a happy life and share your life with another person of the same gender as you are.  Life is full of challenges, and this is just another challenge.  Being born into poverty is a challenge, but it does not mean you cannot live happily.





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Libertades Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you.
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TheButterflyOfHope Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I just wanted to thank you for every work you have made, they have most helpful for me and I'm on a path to learning who I am, and accepting whoever that may be. Thank you so much, you're amazing :tighthug:
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inspiredcreativity Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
You are most welcome, and thank you for your kind words.

For people like us who want to improve ourselves and develop into better people, it means we are more self-questioning. But this can result in being overly self-critical, which can lead you to beating yourself up. Remember that when you look at yourself, both the outside and inside of who you are, do so with compassion and understanding, just as you would do for others. When people would say they liked me or complimented me, I used to tell myself, "If only they knew who I really am inside." I looked at myself as a very flawed person, especially with my Autism and Gayness. I was holding myself to a standard that I never held anyone else to. There was a time when I hated myself.

I would look in the mirror and see only ugliness, yet girls were chasing me and I got positive comments from people about my looks. But the mirror doesn't lie does it? Actually, the mirror does not lie, but your brain does. Most of human vision takes place in the brain. The eye brings in a great deal of raw data, far too much. The brain greatly filters the data down, then INTERPRETS the data from the eyes, then renders it onto the screen in your mind. In this way, a lot can be going on around you visually, but you never notice. You can easily miss the pink elephant running through your room, or you may see a pink elephant running through your room that does not exist.

In this way, a person with anorexia looks in the mirror and sees fat, but there is no fat, just emaciation. When I looked in the mirror and saw nothing but ugliness, I was seeing a reflection of my own self-hatred.

Remember to recognize the beauty of who you are inside. We are all flawed, we all have problems. Some of us are determined to work on our shortfalls. I am a continuous work in progress. I am different from many people in a number of ways, and as a boy I saw being different as being bad, being autistic as bad, physical problems as bad, being Gay as bad. But now I embrace my differences and the things unique to me, because they are part of who I am, and I happen to like who I am, as imperfect as I may be.

When you look in the mirror, try to see the beauty of who you are, and be happy for it.
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TheButterflyOfHope Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
You're very welcome!

I know exactly what you mean, because that's just how I feel all the time. It's hard to accept yourself especially when many people, or most, don't really know the true you I guess. I'm also a major overthinker too..

I'm so glad you embrace who you are now! Because I think that's one of the hardest things to do, I respect you greatly for that. Thank you very much :hug:
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inspiredcreativity Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
You are most welcome.

Please remember that other people are also struggling with the same things, but some hide it bert than others. You can have a class clown laughing all the time, making others laugh, but who is crying inside. We all wear a mask. I work to strip mine off. Greg is horrified at what I say to people I don't even know. I am completely and apparently inappropriately open and honest. I toss social etiquette out the window. The thing is, the greater majority of people seem to find me refreshing. I am not rude, or at least hope I am not.

Some people wear a mask so well that they come to believe that they are the mask, but it is a lie. If you ever end up dating many people, you will see how people hide behind a mask, trying to present themselves as people they are not. We all naturally want to be liked, but some people do this by simply adjusting their mask to what they think you want to see. You may have to date someone a long time to find the true person.

My philosophy was to put my true self out there, and if he liked me, at least he was liking who I really am. If someone falls in love with your mask, you cannot actually feel loved, because the person is not loving you, he or she is loving the mask.

At the same time, it feels very scary presenting your true self to others, especially strangers. It can make you vulnerable. I have been hurt a number of times in my life, but I accept it as a price to pay for being open and honest. The benefits I get from being myself, far outweigh the times I get used or hurt.

Love requires risk, which requires courage. Pain and love come together as a package deal. When you love intensely, it also hurts intensely at times. This is life. Some people are so afraid of being hurt that they avoid love. They know not what they miss. Experiencing Love is so wonderful that any pain is worth it. When my second partner left me, it hurt so bad that I tried to kill myself (not recommended). But that horrible pain made me appreciate my new love even more.

Pain and suffering is inevitable in you life and it is necessary for us. How can you know happiness if you have not experiences sadness? How could you appreciate warmth if have never been freezing cold? We appreciate things in life by experiencing the extremes. Here is a hint, when you are suffering, remind yourself that this will pass, and you will be better for it when it does pass.
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ticoxxxx Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2011
nice work
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