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Explorer22 11-24-2009 10:48 PM

A Polyamorous Prayer
Our Friend who is in Heaven,
Hallowed be your Name.
Your Poly Kingdom come,
Your Trisexual Will be done
On Earth as it IS in Heaven.
Give us this day our daily Bread of Life,
And forgive us our trespasses
As we forgive those who trespass against us;
And deliver us from jealousy, and deliver us from possessiveness!
For yours is the Kingdom, the Power and the Glory of Polyamorous love
Forever and ever. Amen.

nycindie 12-19-2012 07:28 AM

I think this is one of the stupidest things I've ever read. "Your Trisexual Will be done?" What idiotic crap. Where did it come from?

nycindie 12-19-2012 03:25 PM


Originally Posted by Esperanza (Post 172912)
If you don't have anything nice to say, then don't say anything at all, please.

Who are you, the forum police? I think it's stupid and have every right to say so if I feel like it. My comment was about the "prayer," and directed to the OP, not you. Everybody's entitled to their opinion, and honest communication doesn't have to be all powdered up and pretty. Sheesh.

GalaGirl 12-20-2012 05:16 AM

I don't find the piece particularly spiritually moving. For me it borders on offensive actually. It is an obvious departure on the Lord's Prayer. It could be perceived to trivialize a person's chosen faith path or trivialize polyamory -- a person's chosen relationship-ing path. I do not find trivializing people spiritually uplifting - it does not help them to become their best selves if I trivialize them and it does not help me become my best self if I am doing the trivializing.

If meant as a joke, still not particularly funny to me. Spoofing the Lord's Prayer has been done many times through various lenses. This one isn't quite there with snap and crackle. The best humor for me makes me think in a new way or makes everyone feel good. It is not at the expense of others. This does neither for me.

(It posted in the wrong place if meant as a joke too.)

So there my honest opinion and it is not sugar coated either.

But it also comes a while later... When I first read it my knee jerk response was "wtf? "

So I had to choose to walk away and recenter myself before commenting on it so I could be able to give critique and explain WHY a thing resonates with me or not.

So my opinion matches nycindie... Not esp finding this piece moving.

And my opinion also matches Esperanza a bit. You don't have to like the thing, nycindie , and you have every right to express your opinion. I would be more interested in hearing your WHY though so your voice is read in full color. I've read thought provoking things you write in other threads when you take the time to flesh it out more. Are you ok today? This original post seems to have pushed a button and then you appeared to go into defense mode.

Esperanza - shutting off people's voices isn't kind. Are you ok today? Since you enjoyed the piece maybe reading someone else not liking it so vehemently without background WHY reasons pushed a button? You appeared to go into defense mode too.

I am sorry if you both had a hard day today. :( I know I did which is why I was poking in this area hoping for something uplifting to read.

While it was not what I hoped for in the soul bucket place of things to think about this piece did make me think about other things... So thanks explorer22, Esperanza, and nycindie for that.

I feel reflective today so I'm off to do more of that off line and journal. :)


nycindie 12-20-2012 02:32 PM

I'm fine, not defensive. No buttons were pushed. My reply to Esperanza was not heated (read it imagining it said in a very calm tone of voice). I just don't care if my opinion on it is well-received or not. It's a stupid rewrite of the Lord's Prayer, not clever at all, and I already highlighted a line in it that I found ridiculous, in my first post. Seriously, it isn't important enough to me to explain my view any further.

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