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Mar. 17th, 2006

I don't mind being teased, parodied, or subjected to public scorn. Its part of my job, I'm learning. I have no problem with people finding fault with my temper, my way of handling some things, whatever. But I'm getting really sick of people sneering at my religious practises and my belief system. Exactly what is giving complete strangers the right to criticise that aspect of my, or anyone else's, life?

I'm particularly pleased with how the prickishness is now coming to me from bogus email addys, too. Grow some balls, people, and try and come up with some creative names to call me next time.


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Mar. 17th, 2006 09:23 am (UTC)
What the hell???
Like I chant to myself millions of times a day...people suck.

Sorry Beth.
You know what though? Living well's the best revenge.
They have nothing better to do in their lame little lives than attack you. Sad and pathetic really.
Mar. 17th, 2006 04:42 pm (UTC)
I second this!
Mar. 17th, 2006 09:26 am (UTC)
People are petty and stupid. Not to mention jealous of your success. It always floors me that people can be so judgemental and self-righteous about things.

I'm sorry you have to deal with this crap, Beth. I hope you know that for every idiot you have to contend with, there are at least 25 other people who think you're fab *!

*Not actually scientifically compiled data
Mar. 17th, 2006 09:31 am (UTC)
hello miss beth, we don't know each other yet, well you don't know me but i have a lot of love and respect for you and you know, it's rudeness. i'm native american, i'm a race scholar graduate student in ethnic studies and it will be a fine day when i get a whiff of coyote. i can't wait to smell osun and my mom today? when i told her don't just look at the pretty bottles, Put It ON, she was happy to have something to bring movement into her life, and it worked. you have a gift and i am blessed by it. thank you! i have my eye on some fancy chocolates i would like to send your way!

how 'bout some of that stfu for some people? just a thought. xoxo!
Mar. 17th, 2006 09:43 am (UTC)
shake those tail feathers
I was thinking something along those lines myself yesterday. It's strange for me to understand why some people actually feel "good" by trying to talk down someone else. I just don't even understand that mindset. It makes me feel good when people do well, I don't get any joy from other's being hurt. Even people I can't stand, I still *want* them to do well, because hopefully that will entail a turnaround of sorts. When someone hopes to bring another person down, they only really succeed in pulling down themselves. Luckily, the opposite is true as well.

I've found sometimes there is a weird phenomenon where if a person finds out just a few things about someone who has a certain level of "fame/notoriety/popularity/etc...", they like to bash that person because in a sick way, it makes them feel closer to them, or even superior to them. I know it's twisted and there are better ways to go about things, but I have run across those people from time to time.

Remember: "Water off a duck's back."
Mar. 17th, 2006 10:52 am (UTC)
cheer up!
...wear some green today, and pinch anyone you want! Remember, those who are green with envy don't actually count as "wearing green" ;)

Mar. 17th, 2006 09:50 am (UTC)
You could try something I started earlier today when a couple of LJ responses I recieved pissed me off mightily -- I moved the emails to a brand new folder called "Shit List", and boy did I feel better after that. :)

Of course, the ones coming to you from fake emails? That just sucks. I disabled anonymous posting on my own journal a while ago 'cause that just annoys the crap out of me. People should take responsibility for their own words. Hmmph.
Mar. 17th, 2006 10:59 am (UTC)
Is this still fallout from the 'you're disrespecting my culture' shit-fit?! Ye gods.
Mar. 17th, 2006 11:46 am (UTC)
Jumping in with an opinion. I'm a Christian, a big ol'liberal and a feminist, and I find that I get my share of prejudice too, from both sides. My take on the whole situation is this: There is too much fucking suffering in the world that can be remedied if people of good mien and compassion agree to disagree about religion.

I'm sorry someone got in your grill.
Mar. 17th, 2006 12:31 pm (UTC)
I have no idea what makes them think they have the right to criticize anyones beliefs and I've been asking myself that for quite sometime now.

And with the emails, all I can say is they need to get a life. Especially since they take the time to make fake email accounts. It's just plain pathetic.

I'm sorry that you have to go through this time and time again. It's just bullshit. :hugs: And I agree with baronesskimchi living well is the best revenge!
Mar. 17th, 2006 01:04 pm (UTC)
Karma will deal with them - go have a Guinness with a whiskey chaser and don't let them get to you. They most likely think since their previous comments prompted your entry on your background, they can piss you off enough to get you to do it again. Your friends and fans completely outnumber the few shit-stirrers out there. Just visualize them as a bunch of monkeys flinging poo. ;)
"Nobody can make you feel inferior without your consent."
Mar. 17th, 2006 01:06 pm (UTC)
I'm really sorry you're having to deal with this. No one deserves to be treated like that for something like personal beliefs. :-(

Mar. 17th, 2006 01:17 pm (UTC)

Pierre Trudeau sez, "BITE IT, HATERS!"

But seriously, I'm sorry you're getting this shit dumped on you. Sockpuppet emails? Some people REALLY have too much time and negativity on their hands.
Mar. 17th, 2006 03:36 pm (UTC)
ahahahha! that is my new favorite picture!
(no subject) - theshapeshifter - Mar. 17th, 2006 04:59 pm (UTC) - Expand
(no subject) - freyas_fire - Mar. 18th, 2006 05:07 am (UTC) - Expand
Mar. 17th, 2006 01:25 pm (UTC)
So, let's be clear here: people are sending you nasty emails from bogus email accounts ripping you for being an eclectic with a deep respect for all faiths and belief sets?

These people need to get a life and/or be smacked around with something large. Like a wrecking ball.
Mar. 17th, 2006 01:50 pm (UTC)
There's something that the Toltec spirituality/philosophy/lifestyle guidlines taught me and that is "don't take anything personally - Nothing others do is because of you. What others say and do is a projection of their own reality, their own dream. When you are immune to the opinions and actions of others, you won’t be the victim of needless suffering."

Just remember, when people do this sort of shit, it's more about them than you. Being who you are and doing what you do and believing what you believe has probably incited a fit of jealousy in them because they pale in comparison as people, or aren't as evolved/developed.

Granted, I still have to master that one, too, but concentrating on it when stuff goes on with me seems to help.

PS. This shot of jameson is for you, doll :)
Mar. 17th, 2006 01:51 pm (UTC)
I buy from you because I can tell the love and respect that goes into your work and I think that is amazing and thank you for it.
If it helps, I'd love to buy you a drink or something in person at C12 to say thank you.:)
Mar. 17th, 2006 01:52 pm (UTC)
People who believe in absolute black and white are convinced they're doing a favor to those of us who insist on seeing the grays by pointing out how the grays "really don't exist". They've bought into the "if you're not 100% with us/like us, you're the evil enemy" mindset.

I'm beginning to think there's some sort of genetic basis for being either open to all ideas or seeing everything in terms of absolutes.

Every single faith has its critics. That's why I stopped wearing my pentagram (at least, the silver one, the tattoo's usually hidden) a long time ago. I didn't feel like I needed to explain myself anymore. My spirituality is my business.

Nolite illegitimati carborundorum.
Mar. 17th, 2006 03:03 pm (UTC)
just got this from another LJ friend
Just in case you've had a rough day, here is an 8-Step stress management technique recommended in the latest psychological texts.
The funny thing is that it really works.

1. Picture yourself near a stream.

2. Birds are softly chirping in the cool mountain air.

3. No one but you knows your secret place.

4. You are in total seclusion from the hectic place called "the world."

5. The soothing sound of a gentle waterfall fills the air with a cascade of serenity.

6. The water is crystal clear.

7. You can easily make out the face of the person you're holding underwater.

8. See! You're smiling already.
Hahahahahahahahaha!!! - blackrayne - Mar. 17th, 2006 06:14 pm (UTC) - Expand
(no subject) - freyas_fire - Mar. 18th, 2006 05:09 am (UTC) - Expand
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