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Nikita K.

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Cornwall, United Kingdom
female, age 52
committed relationship, 3 children
Speaks: English only
Joined Jan 24, 2008


 
My Family
Think that Christians and atheists and gays can't get on? Think again....This is my family and I wouldnt want it any other way.



Humor is not normally a word that is associated with being a Christian but in my family, humor is a big part of being a Christian. That and extreme tolerance.

I was raised by my Methodist preacher father and agnostic mother. I have two siblings: a brother who is an atheist and a sister who is a lesbian. I, myself ended up becoming a Jehovah's Witness for a while, something that my father responded to with a lot more shock and disbelief than he did my sister preferring women to men but I digress a little. I'm not entirely sure how we all grew up so diverse and with such varying beliefs but we did and whats more, we all got along, mostly.

My father has, over the years, tried mainly unsuccessfully to encourage my mother to attend church with him, and on occasion he has managed the impossible and we have all gone with him, much to the amusement of the vicar who I often thought would prefer Satan himself in his church than my mother who would wear low cleavage enhancing tops and shoes that could double for lethal weapons. Add to that my brother's obvious disinterest and disgust and my sister's buzz-cut and you can imagine the various looks of disdain from all around us. My father would walk to the pulpit beaming with pride that he had all his family with him as he recited his sermons. The vicar would beam with embarrassment.

The word 'sermon' brings to mind something slightly different than the obvious. My father was/is all for adding interest to his sermons, and he has done this most Sundays using various props to illustrate his point. A couple that spring to mind are a fireman's helmet( from his days as a firefighter) and a hospital crutch ( from when he fell down a mine shaft while rescuing a horse and sprained his ankle). His most recent sermon has seen him persuading the congregation, of mainly old folk, standing on one leg while he raved about the virtues of not being a (metaphorically speaking) one legged Christian. That crutch from his previous sermon would have come in very handy for some of those folk I'm sure. 
   So, from the 'I'm not perfect just forgiven' sticker on his car to the 'Jesus loves everybody, even you' one on the letterbox, my father is a very enthusiastic Christian. He loves talking about Jesus, especially to the down and outs on the streets who suddenly don't seem to want to stay in town, or down and out for very long.

The incident with the drunk though really embarrassed my mother. My father had just left a bible study class one evening and as he was walking to his car, he encountered a drunk who was rather loud and belligerent. The drunk was insulting to my father who immediately did the opposite of what most people would do. Instead of walking quickly in the opposite direction, he made his way over to him and began to engage him in conversation about God, telling the now very bewildered man that he would pray for him. Which he did. In the middle of the street like a modern day Jesus. The drunken man began to cry, quite possibly wishing that he'd stayed for that extra pint in the pub.

My mother has, over the years become virtually immune to the various shenanigans of our family and my father has given up trying to turn my sister straight and my brother into a religious church goer but despite all our differences, and maybe because of them we all get along fine. I'm the only one that my father talks to about religion in the family and that's because, out of all of us, I have a consistent belief in God and my eyes don't immediately glaze over when he comes over all spiritual, which is quite often and normally when I'm cooking or writing. It used to be when I had just introduced him to a new boyfriend, which was interesting to say the least.



Our family. Mixed and diverse but always humorous and never boring.


 
 
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Birthday July 20, 1965  
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About Me I am a mother, a writer, a poet who adores animals and feels passionately that everyone should shed complacency and act to make a difference. Oh and I enjoy a good glass of red wine while thinking about changing the world. ;)
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Pets 5 cats  
Activist Aspirations Casual
Political Leaning Depends
Religions Christian - non denominational  
Eating Habits Still Love Chocolate Though!, trying to keep it somewhat healthy!  
Wild Fact About Me I can be very reckless
My Philosophy Try not to stress about things that you cannot change but try and change the things you can
What Gives Me Hope My children
If I were Mayor, I'd make the world a better place by Put the minimum wage up
What/who changed my life and why My life is continually changing by life not by just one thing.
What Bugs Me liars, intolerance, injustice, ignorance, hypocrisy, hate, Drunk Drivers, cruelty, Complainers and whiners, arrogance, Any one that would hurt an animal, abusive people  
Passions writing, spirituality, nature, my family, my cats, laughter, god, family, earth, children, cats, broadening my horizons, books, art, animals  
Inspirations courage, my family, nature, the sound of the ocean, the beauty of nature, good people, cat, my children, children, Birds chirping, blue skies, animals  
What Scares Me spiders, War - Cruelty - Greed - Indifference, Religious Extremism, Losing the ones I love, hate, current USA administration, Criminals that are young and violent, apathy  
  Favorites
Role Models Mother Teresa, god, father, Jesus Christ  
Quotation When life throws you lemons, make lemonade.
Interests wildlife, psychology, pets, Spirituality/Philosophy, meditation, massage, libraries, internet, humor, gardening, fitness, environment, Books - Author, crystals, children, Body/Personal Care, aromatherapy, archaeology, Anthropology  
Books Self improvement, psychology, poetry, Mysteries, J.R.R. Tolkien, bible, Anything to do with animals and nature, Anything by Stephen King or Dean Koontz, Any books about ANGELS, any books about /the PARANORMAL  
Music u2, classical, madonna, all kinds, Pink Floyd, Classic Rock  
Movies saw, Pirates of the Carribbean, Road to Perdition, all about eve, shrek, Shawshank Redemption, the Matrix, titanic, Pulp Fiction, PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN, horror, Grease, Gone with the Wind, Finding Nemo, Donnie Darko, dirty dancing, comedy, Casablanca, Braveheart, America  
TV Shows Ghosthunters, Bones, Heroes, lost, x-files, medium, Discovery Channel, charmed, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Animal Planet, angel, 24  
Favorite Foods fish, chips, oatcakes, HOUMOUS!, sprouts, pasties, chocolate, pasta, steak, rice, potatoes, seafood, salmon, salad, strawberries, chicken, cheese cake, broccoli, bread  
Favorite Places wales, home, england, my room, woods, the mountains, ocean, rivers, paris, My bed  
Can't Live Without Cadburys cream eggs, laughter, god, good food, nature, sleep, sunshine, water, sex, my children, freedom, food, family, chocolate, cats, books, animals, air  
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