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Fundie of the Month... Does it count?

Posted: Wed Nov 11, 2009 7:32 pm
by Kitsune
:lol:

So, my Mom came up from BC to visit me in Alberta and see my new house. She was really impressed (although the fact that our front room is in our Master Bedroom still throws her) and the only fix that she said we might want to do quickly is adding a rail to our bottom stairs (the stairs are a bit on the steep side, but we have to drill into concrete to add one... it'll wait a bit longer :roll: ).

Anyways, I told my Sister (she came over with her family at the same time) that I would send her a link so that she could read my music reviews... or at least check them out.

Then I told my Mom that my sister could send her the link so that she could see it as well (we'd been having an argument about the validity of deleting emails without reading the subject lines).

My Mom looked at me and said, "Kitsune, I'm not going to listen to Satanic Music for you!"

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After I gave her a blank stare for a few minutes I said, "What was that?"

She answered, "Okay, so what type of music do you listen to?" as if this were the clinching point. I answered, "Pagan". She asked me (with a superfluous hand wave as if to herald in her correctness) "And what is that?" I answered "Non-Christian, and that's pretty much it. A lot of it is Folk Music, there are instrumentals, Piano Solo's, a bit of Rock... Regular music, pretty much..."

She finally answered, "Oh, well, I am Christian... and I'm not listening to Hare Krishna for you".

She only agreed to check it out when I told her that she could read the review without the music coming on.

Does this even count as a Fundie? My Father apparently wasn't kidding when he told me (Jokingly) that my Mother had two important things in life... God and Carpeting.

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Re: Fundie of the Month... Does it count?

Posted: Wed Nov 11, 2009 8:14 pm
by Kystar
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Wow. Ouch.

Re: Fundie of the Month... Does it count?

Posted: Thu Nov 12, 2009 6:03 am
by Crazy Healer Lady
Yikes! She DOES know that Pagan and Hindu are two very different things, right? She just offended 1,400,000,000 Hindus and millions of Pagans.

Re: Fundie of the Month... Does it count?

Posted: Thu Nov 12, 2009 6:24 am
by Willow
Wow, I hope she doesn't listen to rock and roll or classic rock then, there is a lot of devil, sex and drugs in those.

Re: Fundie of the Month... Does it count?

Posted: Thu Nov 12, 2009 6:57 am
by Hytegia
Two Words:
Epic Fail.

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I'm sorry, Kits. But I absolutely LOVE your Reviews.
Try Reviewing alot of other kinds of music out there. I've only seen your Pagan Music Reviews, and nothing else. Try some Classicals. :]

Re: Fundie of the Month... Does it count?

Posted: Thu Nov 12, 2009 7:38 pm
by Kitsune
Sorry Hytegia... I review what my boss gives me. :lol: And I must admit I enjoy a lot of what he's given me so far.

My next review will be Emerald Rose's CD "That Night in the Garden". They do the same sort of music as Great Big Sea... Not my favourite type of music in the world, but they have a few songs that I absolutely love. I was holding off on doing it until the other guys finished their CD's... I didn't want to seem annoying putting in three of mine compared to one or two of theirs... It seemed pretentious of me, but I think I've waited long enough.

And yeah... I've always wondered what my Mom thinks of my religion and now I guess I know. ](*,) #-o

She also said "I had enough of that with your Father" which confuses me even more, since while my Dad has a very wide range of tastes he's never listened to Pagan.

I think she's assuming that it's all chanting and native american stuff... #-o

It hurts sometimes...

Re: Fundie of the Month... Does it count?

Posted: Fri Nov 13, 2009 6:37 am
by Hytegia
I know EXACTLY where you're coming from, Kits.
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Re: Fundie of the Month... Does it count?

Posted: Fri Nov 13, 2009 6:43 am
by Crazy Healer Lady
I'm sorry dear :( It does hurt when a parent is so unaccepting of something so much a part of us. You do have a whole slew of people who love you and your work, though :)

I wonder what she was referring to with your dad?

Re: Fundie of the Month... Does it count?

Posted: Fri Nov 13, 2009 7:23 am
by Kystar
:GHug:

Re: Fundie of the Month... Does it count?

Posted: Fri Nov 13, 2009 11:12 am
by Max
Hare Krishna, Pagan? It's so wrong it's funny :-) You should put some really nice stuff on in the background when you know she's coming to visit and see if she comments teehee!

Re: Fundie of the Month... Does it count?

Posted: Fri Nov 13, 2009 11:40 am
by forgotten oceans
Awe.... Sorry Kitsune, I know it sucks, just remember, she means well, probably, even if it is hurtful, at least she's being honest about it. Big hugs!!! :hug:

Re: Fundie of the Month... Does it count?

Posted: Fri Nov 13, 2009 6:22 pm
by Kitsune
Me and my Mom never discuss religion... In fact, we discuss it so infrequently that I actually remember what our last one was.

I was 16 maybe 17, and I was getting into Paganism. I'd bought black candles (hey, I'd never actually found black candles before... they were super cool back then) and my Mom saw them and said, "You're not using them to Worship Satan, right?"

I wasn't, so I said no. She said, "then why did you buy them?" When I told her that I'd bought them because I'd never found black candles before, she said "Oh... Well, you are sorta flighty that way." and never asked again.

Yep, this is how the relationship between me and my Mom is... :roll:

Re: Fundie of the Month... Does it count?

Posted: Wed Nov 18, 2009 12:58 pm
by Willow
OH, the "It's just one of those wierd things you do." mom's. My parents said that about vegetarianism for long time. I also avoid the topic of religion. I keep trying to go to to church to make my Mom happy and relate back to the things I enjoyed growing up, but within 5 minutes of being in a church lately I want to run out and go roll in the grass. Anyway, i think mom has decided it is best if we don't talk about it.

Anyway, keep up the music reviews, good work!