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Hallowed Be Thy Name

There may be an om in moment
But there’s very few folk in focus
Not the first, not the last, not the least.
You needn’t be well to be wealthy
But you’ve got to be whole to be holy
Fetch the rope, fetch the clock, fetch the priest.
Oh this planet of ours is a mess
I bet Heaven’s the same
Look the madman said, “Son,
As a friend, tell me what’s in a name,”
Hallowed be thy name.

I give you the state of statesmen
And the key to what motivates them
On the left, on the right, on the nail
Still I don’t see a man in a mansion
That an accurate pen won’t puncture
Go to town, go to hell, go to jail.
And there’s bars and saloons
Where the jukebox plays blues in the night
Till the madman says “Son,
Time to go we could both use some light”
And thy will be done.

We live in an age of cages
The tale of an ape escaping
In the search for some truth he can use
But many a drunk got drunker
And mostly a thinker, thunker
Set the place, set the time, set the fuse,
The optimist laughed and the pessimist cried in his wine
And the madman said “Son,
Take a word they’ll all wake given time”
Let thy kingdom come

The madman and I got drunker
Till both thought the other thank you
And we laughed all the way to the stars
The optimist asked for a taste of the pessimist’s wine
And the madman said “Son,
How do you feel?” I said “Me? I feel fine
Lead me into temptation
Into temptation
I said into temptation
I need my allocation of recreation
I want a revelation in degradation
No hesitation, give me variation, give me inspiration…”

One day I chat with my friend. He is a crossdresser. One thing leads to another. He said that he ever asked a priest about  this question, is it sinful if  a man dressed  like a woman ? The priest said that it is not sinful as long as a man only dressed up in woman dress and not more. But if he masturbated while imagining a girl, that is a sin. About a verse in Old Testament that says God dislike a man who dressed like a woman ( Deuteronomy 22:5 ), he said that it was not in used anymore. Nowadays that is in use is the New Testament.

Truly I’m a bit  confused with what he said. Did he say the truth or tell a lie ? But I think he told the truth. So, in my thought the church itself now consider a man dressed up in a woman dress as not sinful. If that is really true, so I can do crossdressing with relieved. As long as I don’t masturbate with imagining a girl in my fantasy.

But what if the priest drunk when he said that ? I think that possibility is small.  Or he is just too optimistic ? I don’t think so,  because there’s rules in church that regulate everything.

One of my friend who is a former crossdresser after succeeded stopping from his crossdressing still doubted whether crossdressing is a sin or not. After all what he has done with diligently, he still said maybe crossdressing is not a sin.

My crossdresser friend then continued his explanation. He said that is a sin if a man changes his sex, because sex is a gift from God. But in Indonesia, we have an artist who was a male then did a sex surgery and became a female. Finally she became a hajjah as well. Whether our planet is in a mess?

If so, I need my allocation of recreation. I want a revelation in degradation. No hesitation, give me variation, give me inspiration. Oh, sorry! I just carried away and follow to sing that song.

Highway to hell

Last year I got a new friend in a social network. He added me first, but I hesitated.  Because after I looked at his photos and profile,  seemed that he is an ordinary guy who has a normal and happy  family. Why he wants to be my friend ? So I hesitantly confirmed his friend request. After that I sent him a message that asked him if he wasn’t wrong to add me as his friend. But his answer made me suprised, in fact he is a crossdresser. And I was his first crossdresser friend.

His further story continued to surprise me at least a little. Because he is a parish council in his church. He and his wife diligently serve his God. They are activists in their church. Later he even made an account using a female name in that social network and continue to add new crossdresser friends.

Then because of curiosity, I  asked him his opinion about crossdressing according to his belief. My question was very simple and maybe too stereotype “Is crossdressing a sin ?”.  And I said  there is a verse in the bible that said about it in Deuteronomy 22:5. He seemed to need some time to think about it and made an answer. After for a while, he said that we can not interpret a verse in the bible a piece by a piece separately. A man is judged by his function and his services  in society.

I couldn’t reply to his answer. I am younger than him, I am not a parish council in my church. So in my opinion, I surely am not wiser than him. Maybe the verse in the Old Testament was not longer suit with the recent situation. I hope that his opinion was right. Because if not, but even the other way around. Does it like that he is on highway to hell ? So do I 😦

Burn

Today I read an update and see a photo of my friend which told that his atribut of crossdressing completely burned by his parents. He said that nothing left, it all burned. So I wanna send him my sympathy. Like his other friend  do. But actually  I was confused about it. Because he was also a believer. So am I.

His other friends give him sympathy, support, courage to face this accident. Among other they said atributes can be burned, but our crossdressing spirit can not be taken. They also suggested him to buy new atributes to replace the old that burned.

Can this accident  be said as a misfortune or a blessing ? I don’t know. But as a believer,  in the bible,  we like it or not, it is said in Deuteronomy 22:5,  a woman must not wear men’s clothing, nor a man wear women’s clothing, for the LORD your God detests anyone who does this.

Or shall I comfort him with this bible verse ? Job 1:21b Naked I came from my mother’s womb,  And naked shall I return there.  The LORD gave, and the LORD has taken away;   Blessed be the name of the LORD.

Numbers, computer world

Cannot be denied, nowadays all areas of life have been using  computer. Computerized. Ranging from entertainment, educational, social, business to religion has been using computer. We can even listen to sermons via internet. Wanna calculate ? It’s a piece of cake. It even doesn’t need a computer to do it.  Just need a calculator. A very simple model of computer.  Let alone to count,  computer can also make artificial intelligence applications that are replicas of the human brain,  So, want to calculate how much 70 times 7 ? It must be 490.  No doubt about it.

Now, back in our business. Dirty business. Crossdressing. God says ” A woman must not wear men’s clothing, nor a man wear women’s clothing, for the LORD your God detests anyone who does this. ” ( Deuteronomy 22:5 ). Our habit seems to displease Him. In other word, we have sinned. Then we must ask forgiveness of God. We maybe ask until how many times He forgive us ? God says 70 times 7, when Peter asked Him  ( Matthew 18:22 ). As we calculated above, the result of 70 times 7 is 490. You can try it yourself if you don’t believe it.

Now in my own case, I do crossdressing almost every weekend. 1 year is 365 days,  1 year has 52 weeks. 490 divided by 52 is about 9.42.  So if I do crossdressing every weekend until 10 years or more , will my sins still be forgiven by God ? Because the result is over than 490.

Why He doesn’t say 7 divided by 0 ? Because the result surely be uncountable. But who am I to give Him advice ? ( Isaiah 40:13 ). Not a priest or rabbi or a monk, not even a religious man. I’m just a crossdresser only.  Does God ever say  wrong ? I don’t believe it. The most plausible reason is it all just metaphorical. Beside Peter who asked Him is a humble man, a fisherman.

And the most important thing is we must fight against whatever that displease Him. The question is : can I fight my own desire to do crossdressing ? I don’t know, I’m not sure. May God give me strength to fight it.