Hello everyone, Happy Easter! I was invited to attend my friend’s mom’s birthday party and this is what I wore. Both the cardigan and the studded vest are gifted ones from my friends and I didn’t know which one to wear. I was thinking if I should wear the vest with another leather jacket or just wear the cardigan over the gray shirt. I was so torn so I tried putting them together and lo and behold, it completely worked. So kids, the lesson here is when you don’t know which one to wear, just wear them both and see if they work.
It’s Easter and everyone in the Christian world is celebrating the most important event of the year. It’s the day when Jesus Christ saved humanity from evil by resurrecting from the dead after three days of being dead. Technically, I’m Catholic Christian but for me, Easter is just another day of surviving this crazy little thing called life. For some reason, I lost faith in religion a few years ago and I’m in a pseudo-atheist phase in my life where I’m doubting if there is a supreme being above there or not. Don’t judge me, I’m only dishing you the T (drag slang for truth; sometimes spelled as tee or tea). Since the former pope of the Roman Catholic Church Benedict XVI proudly expressed his will against gay people, I’ve decided I’ve had enough of it. How can a head of a strong institution who keeps on preaching about God’s love, compassion and peace be so against people who are also children of God? How can the Church preach about love when they’re against the union of two in-love people of the same sex? If God is love, then I’m certain that He lives in homosexuals’ hearts too because we know how to love selflessly. We express it to our family, friends and partners, just like how heterosexuals do it.
I kinda hate religion. Yeah, it gives people faith and hope, something to hold on to whenever they feel like everything just won’t work in their lives any more. But then, it divides people. It even causes war sometimes. I believe more in men’s natural kindness and ability to love one another. If we only think of kindness, compassion and unselfishness, there will be no slavery, wars and all those evil stuff. I know it’s hard but we can do it in small ways. If all of our small ways are combined, it can be a great thing that may affect humanity in a positive way.
Topshop leather vest, gifted cardigan, H&M hat and t-shirt, GU Japan pants and Versace x H&M boots
Things that I ask myself whenever religion comes into my mind.
* If God really hates gays, then why would He bother making a bunch of them and let them suffer an existence full of discrimination and hate? Why make them live and strive for heaven if they’re predestined to eternal damnation?
* How can you believe an institution that teaches about chastity but also full of pedophiles?
* Is there really a God? Did all of those sorcery of miracles really happen thousands of years ago? If so, why aren’t day happening now? If He talked to people before, why did He stop and why doesn’t He talk to us anymore?
* Is there really a hell? What if there isn’t? What if it’s only a place created in the heads of a bunch of people who want to be in power? What if they created this imaginary place of fire and sulfur to scare people others so they would join that group?
* If God is just, is it really just to put people in eternal damnation, no matter how evil they were? Maybe it’s just but what happened to compassion?
These are the things that I ask myself whenever religion comes in mind. I don’t care if people have religions (unless they shove it to my throat to make me swallow it) and I actually admire them for having such strong faith. I respect people and their own beliefs. I just wish that their faith won’t make them forget to be compassionate to others who aren’t in the same group as theirs. After all, Jesus, Allah, Jehovah, Buddha and all of them taught that we are all equal in their eyes.
photos by Akemi Kobayashi Po