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Author Topic: Aloha from Illinois  (Read 1215 times)

Peripeteia

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Aloha from Illinois
« on: September 07, 2011, 12:05:22 am »
Explain the gist of myself in one introductory post? Challenge accepted.

I am a 17 year old almost entirely closeted gay male from Illinois, raised in a Roman Catholic household, and I am currently searching for my spiritual path and home.

I've always been interested in religion, and for a time, I went through a phase of "hypercatholicism", during which I avidly read and followed the Church's teachings, including the bit about me being "objectively disordered."
When I had come to realize that my sexuality is a valid, immutable part of myself that I needed to accept, I became disillusioned with the Church; my faith in it and its theology began to unravel.

Several life stories and personal struggles later (about which I don't think would be particularly productive to talk about on here), here I am, looking for the right path. Throughout my search, something about Paganism/Wicca/What-have-you has always fascinated me, and I find myself invariably drawn back.
Perhaps I'll find the right way for me through one of them and perhaps I won't, but I'll never know unless I start learning, right?

Anyways, here're a few miscellaneous tidbits about me:
- I enjoy writing and language in general. (And I absolutely adore alliteration)
  - I also have a passion for theatre and music. (Even when combined)
 - Bow ties are cool, and if you know what I am talking about, so are you.
 - I am always willing to talk to people, whether it be for a life story, catharsis, mutual learning, or just banter, so if you want to get to know me and my life story, or just want to talk, feel free to send me a message at any time.

This forum seems friendly and like a great place to help me grow spiritually, and I look forward to the experience.

Peace. :cool:
Wé cildra biddaþ þé, éalá láréow, þæt þú tǽce ús sprecan rihte, forþám ungelǽrede wé sindon, and gewæmmodlíce we sprecaþ.

Liadine (dragonflyeyes)

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Re: Aloha from Illinois
« Reply #1 on: September 07, 2011, 12:10:03 am »
Quote from: Peripeteia;18357
Explain the gist of myself in one introductory post? Challenge accepted.

I turned up at the Cauldron when I was a queer teenage seeker, so I know where you're coming from (23 now, for the record). The Cauldron's a really great place to figure things out - in my experience, the people are helpful and caring, and I hope it helps you on your path. Give me a message if I can ever be of any help, and I look forward to seeing you around in the threads. :)

Oh, and any fan of Eleven is welcome here >.>
« Last Edit: September 07, 2011, 12:10:39 am by Liadine (dragonflyeyes) »
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Re: Aloha from Illinois
« Reply #2 on: September 07, 2011, 02:35:37 am »
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if you want to get to know me and my life story, or just want to talk, feel free to send me a message at any time.

 
Ohh, you took my line!  XD

Hiya, and welcome to The Cauldron from a therian who happily belongs to Anpu!  :3  If you ever have any questions or feel like having a chat, feel free to shoot a PM my way anytime!  (See?  :P)  I hope you enjoy your stay and find what you're searching for here, and I'll see you around the forums!  *chirps*
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Re: Aloha from Illinois
« Reply #3 on: September 07, 2011, 07:58:57 am »
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I am a 17 year old almost entirely closeted gay male from Illinois, raised in a Roman Catholic household, and I am currently searching for my spiritual path and home.

Welcome to TC!

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- I also have a passion for theatre and music. (Even when combined)

I'm always enjoyed a good musical. :)
« Last Edit: September 07, 2011, 07:59:19 am by RandallS »
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Re: Aloha from Illinois
« Reply #4 on: September 07, 2011, 08:20:20 am »
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 - Bow ties are cool, and if you know what I am talking about, so are you.


Welcome to TC.

If you look around the site you will find that we have several social groups with specific themes.  One of them is for Dr. Who fans (and Torchwood, and Sarah Jane Smith - the Who-verse in general).

As a staff member I am woefully inadequate on the technical side.  Otherwise I would find it for you and provide a link.  As it is, since I'm a member I tend to go to my profile and click on the link there.  That won't work for you unless you join, but it is open to everyone.

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Re: Aloha from Illinois
« Reply #5 on: September 07, 2011, 10:41:20 am »
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Welcome to the Cauldron!

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Re: Aloha from Illinois
« Reply #6 on: September 07, 2011, 11:24:35 am »
Quote from: Peripeteia;18357
Explain the gist of myself in one introductory post? Challenge accepted.

I am a 17 year old almost entirely closeted gay male from Illinois, raised in a Roman Catholic household, and I am currently searching for my spiritual path and home.

I've always been interested in religion, and for a time, I went through a phase of "hypercatholicism", during which I avidly read and followed the Church's teachings, including the bit about me being "objectively disordered."
When I had come to realize that my sexuality is a valid, immutable part of myself that I needed to accept, I became disillusioned with the Church; my faith in it and its theology began to unravel.

Several life stories and personal struggles later (about which I don't think would be particularly productive to talk about on here), here I am, looking for the right path. Throughout my search, something about Paganism/Wicca/What-have-you has always fascinated me, and I find myself invariably drawn back.
Perhaps I'll find the right way for me through one of them and perhaps I won't, but I'll never know unless I start learning, right?

Anyways, here're a few miscellaneous tidbits about me:
- I enjoy writing and language in general. (And I absolutely adore alliteration)
  - I also have a passion for theatre and music. (Even when combined)
 - Bow ties are cool, and if you know what I am talking about, so are you.
 - I am always willing to talk to people, whether it be for a life story, catharsis, mutual learning, or just banter, so if you want to get to know me and my life story, or just want to talk, feel free to send me a message at any time.

This forum seems friendly and like a great place to help me grow spiritually, and I look forward to the experience.

Peace. :cool:


Welcome to The Cauldron.  :)

You have a wonderful writing style and look forward to many more of your posts.  

I hope you find what you're looking for here, or at least the assistance to point you in the right direction for your journey.

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