Member Questionnaire 1 (Director Abbie)What is beauty? What is love?
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. The original beholder was God, who has dibs on deciding what is beautiful or not, and since God likes to make beauty, God-made things, like trees and spiders, can be considered beautiful. But as far as human beauty is concerned, people find others who look similar to themselves attractive and people in general find an average appearance (whether of a region or the world) to be more beautiful than any outlier.What are your most important values?
Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.
God, truth, honesty, more synonyms...and I know the greatest of these is love; I seem to have a problem with my priorities.Do you have any sort of spiritual/religious beliefs, and why do you hold (or don't) those beliefs in the first place?
I believe in God the Father Almighty, the maker of Heaven and Earth, and in Jesus Christ, His only begotten son, our Lord, who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, dead, and buried; the third day He arose again from the dead. He ascended into heaven, and sitteth on the right hand of God the Father Almighty.Opinion on war and militaries? What is power to you?
I'm a Protestant Christian and believe in the Bible and the aforementioned God. I was raised in a Christian home and understand how logical God is.
"Power is power." -Xykon, Order of the StickWhat have you had long conversations about? What are your interests? Why?
In the Old Testament, God told Israel's leaders to kill people. When they didn't, God got mad. In the New Testament, Jesus promoted Mercy. In the American Revolution, World War I, and World War II, God was with us. Murder is wrong, but killing to protect your loved ones when other options aren't working is not. And if God tells you to kill, you'd better kill! Because God has more power than anyone, and don't want God mad at you.
I have had long conversations about many illogical things, but the topic usually changes over time. My interests have mostly either been covered elsewhere in this questionnaire or aren't reasonable conversation topics.Interested in health/medicine as a conversation topic? Are you focused on your body?
That is indeed a conversation topic. I'm not focused on my body, though.What do you think of daily chores?
I brush my teeth twice a day and floss once a day. Before bed I change into my pajama(s) and every morning I change into my clothes. I think if I didn't do these things I would be a pathetic mess, or at least have a dirty mouth.Books or films you liked? Recently read/watched or otherwise. Examples welcome.
I'm a fan of Lord of the Rings. C.S. Lewis's fiction is also good. Sigmund Brouwer's Winds of Light series is a favorite. A year or so ago I read the Hunger Games trilogy, which was good. The books I'm currently turning into audiobooks (Mistress of the Waves by George Phillies and My Eyes Have Seen the Glory of God by Sofia Kasimu) are good.What has made you cry? What has made you smile? Why?
I watched Dr. Who for the first time earlier this week. A few episodes in (I got the first season) I decided The Doctor was a very interesting character and it was a decent show, though not suitable for anyone under 18. After the last episode, I decided it was a great show, The Doctor is a fantastic character, and it's still not suitable for anyone under 18.
Frustration has made me cry. Absurd mental images have made me smile. Because funniness makes people laugh and frustration is the stuff of nightmares.Where do you feel: at one with the environment/a sense of belonging?
With my family. Because we're going to be related forever (or at least until we die), and there's nothing they can do about it (see previous exception).What have people seen as your weaknesses? What do you dislike about yourself?
People probably see inexperience as my biggest weakness. I dislike the feelings I sometimes get of utter imperfection and of emotional isolation from humanity (regardless of socialization)What have people seen as your strengths? What do you like about yourself?
People probably see constancy as one of my main strengths. According to Johari, I'm very organized and confident. I like being an extroverted thinker, I like having a white circle, and I like being rational. I also like being female, though I'm sure were I male it would suit me just as well if not better. I like being productive. I like having brown hair. I like having skinny fingers, long toes, small ears and nose, tonsils, a pancreas, ect.In what areas of your life would you like help?
Short-term or long-term?Ever feel stuck in a rut? If yes, describe the causes and your reaction to it.
Yes, but it's not a problem for me. It seems to be mostly irrational people who can't handle ruts.What qualities do you most like and dislike in other people? What types do you get along with?
I like a sense of humor, a sense of decency, and some competence. I get along best with EIIs, LSEs, IEEs, SLIs, and SEIs, but I can even get along with betas as long as we can laugh at our differences.How do you feel about romance/sex? What qualities do you want in a partner?
I never considered myself much of a romantic. Sex is reserved for marriage. Partner should be Christian, male, similar in age to me, not blonde, not obese, not have a 6-pack or be unnaturally muscular, EII, want a family, and have some means of supporting a family.If you were to raise a child, what would be your main concerns, what measures would you take, and why?
I want to give them knowledge of God , knowledge of academics, a good amount of playtime, and more hugs than I got when I was a kid. (I think I may have been socially stunted due to a lack of physical contact.)A friend makes a claim that clashes with your current beliefs. What is your inward and outward reaction?
Inwardly I may groan at their stupidity. Outwardly I'll either state my view or make a joke about it.Describe your relationship to society. How do you see people as a whole? What do you consider a prevalent social problem? Name one.
The prevalent social problem is sin. People as a whole are a bunch of sinners who try to act like good people.How do you choose your friends and how do you behave around them?
My relationship to society...I hate to admit it, but I'm sort of a tourist. I'm not a part of society; I'm visiting. And it's kind of obvious I don't fit in.
Friends are just whoever I happen to be around and get along with. I don't really choose them; they just sort of happen. I normally behave pleasantly and friendlily around them.How do you behave around strangers?
Like a nutcase because they don't know who I am and I'll never see them again.