Your email address:


Powered by FeedBlitz

Blog powered by Typepad
AddThis Social Bookmark Button
Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...
Header image by Mieszko Gorski

« Exploring Jesus the Bisexual | Main | Episcopal bishops: blackmailed into bigotry »

September 17, 2007

Comments

Tiresias

I am a blind person (and bi the bi, a bei one and a TG one too, so thats' at least 3 reasons for looking in). I'm always looking for news stories on blindness and anything that might be of help or interest. It is something of an irritant that a lot of the stories that come through on blog feeds, etc., are religiously or spiritually inclined. Why so much obsession with the concept of 'blindness' in this context? What does it mean anyway? Well, often if seems to be a metaphor for 'stupidity', 'ignorance', 'less advanced spiritually than thou', or similar. At any rate, it seems to be a loose term thrown like soy sauce over everything. OK I'm blind but I'm not sure I fulfil these metaphors in any way. And my world isn't dark - foggy at times, maybe, and a bit like a video going off station, but my brain doesn't much embrace darkness. That huge visual cortex still works in imagination dreams and other altered states, as well as real life. Totalyy blind people I know have no way of knowing what darkness is - it's a sighted person's idea. I'm sure your couple of days of eye problem didn't make you stupid, ignorant or any other negative: clearly not if your piece here is anything to go by.

Just thought I'd stir the pot a bit! No hostility or deep criticism meant.


Steven

Wow, you truly are an artist. The gay community and media are your canvas, and bullshit is your medium.

Brandon Rolph Kneefel

Steven, I don't know if that statement was meant to be unkind, but I have found that people only say what they need to hear. Bests.

Seph Dietlin

Brandon,
I just read the the feature article in INSTINCT magazine featuring you and your life of making a difference. My heart is touched and inspired by your work. I recently met Bishop Carlton Pearson at AGAPE here in Los Angeles and heard him speak. I was moved intuitively to think that you might enjoy knowing of him, his work and his book "The Gospel of Inclusion." He was a pentecostal minister for Oral Roberts until he had an awakening. Now he touches ALL lives in an elightened way. I thought that this might be something that can help you visualize new possibilities in hope for your family. Lots of Love, Seph

Ron Smith

Hello All, I am going blind- have serious cataracts. I had an eye exam- $90.00 it showed completly blind in right eye, more than half blind left eye and it is growing worse by the month. The problem is I do not have the money to have the lense replacment operation, it is nearly $5000.00 per eye. I was turned away from the Eye Institute located in Hudson FL a real slap in the eyes- how cruel of some people. Any chance any know of a way to have this operation to be done by charity in the Central FL area? Thanks, Ron

trava

And my world isn't dark - foggy at times, maybe, and a bit like a video going off station, but my brain doesn't much embrace darkness. That huge visual cortex still works in imagination dreams and other altered states, as well as real life. Totalyy blind people I know have no way of knowing what darkness is - it's a sighted person's idea. I'm sure your couple of days of eye problem didn't make you stupid, ignorant or any other negative: clearly not if your piece here is anything to go by.

Just thought I'd stir the pot a bit! No hostility or deep criticism meant.

Posted by: Tiresias | September 19, 2007 at 05:53 PM

Wow, you truly are an artist. The gay community and media are your canvas, and bullshit is your medium.

Posted by: Steven | October 12, 2007 at 10:42 AM

Steven, I don't know if that statement was meant to be unkind, but I have found that people only say what they need to hear. Bests.

Posted by: Brandon Rolph Kneefel | October 12, 2007 at 02:15 PM

Brandon,
I just read the the feature article in INSTINCT magazine featuring you and your life of making a difference. My heart is touched and inspired by your work. I recently met Bishop Carlton Pearson at AGAPE here in Los Angeles and heard him speak. I was moved intuitively to think that you might enjoy knowing of him, his work and his book "The Gospel of Inclusion." He was a pentecostal minister for Oral Roberts until he had an awakening. Now he touches ALL lives in an elightened way. I thought that this might be something that can help you visualize new possibilities in hope for your family. Lots of Love, Seph

http://zloloan.simplenames.com/2008/02/08/buy-discount-viagra/ buy discount viagra online
http://zloy555.simplenames.com/2008/02/12/buy-cheap-viagra/ buy cheap viagra online
http://zloy444.simplenames.com/2008/02/12/buy-generic-viagra/ buy generic viagra online
http://loannow.simplenames.com/2008/02/08/buy-discount-cialis/ buy discount cialis online

vasya_pca

Hello All! Very nice JOB!!!
RESPECT

pennyjane

i'm reminded of saul on the road to dammascus...wonder if he saw any of these things? and then when The Lord opened his earthy eyes did he see, boy...did he see!

much love and hope, pj

Crystal

Why so much obsession with the concept of 'blindness' in this context? What does it mean anyway?

Sandra

helpful site, keep the good work!!!!

pennyjane

i'm not sure i picked up the "obsession" with blindness you did, crystal. i kind of picked up from this that the writer had experienced a run in with physical blindness which led him to consider spiritual blindness.

it was more like a musing to me, one considering, thinking about, relating to...seems rather healthy to me.

much love and hope, pj

Polla

Sorry. Any transition serious enough to alter your definition of self will require not just small adjustments in your way of living and thinking but a full-on metamorphosis. Help me! I can not find sites on the: Bathroom cabinets for sale. I found only this - leigh bathroom Cabinets. Do it yourself laundry room decorating ideas. Specializing in beautiful built to order cabinetry, find the perfect. With love :-(, Polla from Samoa.

V.

This is the most spiritual place I've read on the internet. These are the things that really have value in life!

Women Smoking Cigars

Beautiful site and interesting too. Can I share my spiritual and yoga experience with you?

Anon.

I'm not gay but I like your blog!!!!!! It's so spiritual. I have some topics that maybe you can be interested on them.

Viagra Online

Hello great blog i like it good info you got guys Speed and blindness are a horrible mix, thus, I have crashed many times. I have crashed my foundation and I reach out my walking cane to find the nearest formation of integrity. In moving blindly,
John B. Barnhart

Debra

;) lovely site!
My best friend is gay, and I love him he is perfect!!
debra

Eugene

Is difficult wake up from that dream, but you can do it!!

Bud

I'm just another non-gay follower of your blog, hey articles like this keeps me reading your awesome blog.

Tannia

We can feel the arms of tomorrow lift us as we wade in the wind. And we can breathe longer and deeper as we notice the perfect feel of every second of every day.

All Saints

the blindness of the persons who hates each other has no limit

Eugene

So true all that you wrote, I felt a friend through the network

Charlie

Is interesting to know more about this people group because they have many problems to accept this condition and suffer a lot of emotional problems.

Stain Teeth

Of course that sometimes we are blinds and that hurt our hearth.

Val

Being blind inside is worst than being literally blind.

Eugene

I suppose it must be terrible to be blind, but the important thing is to enjoy life and to appreciate the value of things.

Luis Couoh Novelo

Hi, I always enjoy reading what others have to say about personal development.
I myself write on a daily basis on anything that has to do with self improvement and I enjoy it tremendously. Personal Growth.

The comments to this entry are closed.