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I was reading this article earlier , and it occurred to me that I'd actually quite like a gender neutral honorific too, but I'm not comfortable with Mx - I'd feel like I was treading on toes of the non-binary and genderqueer folk. I did like the idea of Rear Admiral, but there's probably some possibility of being accused of fraud, and that's very rarely an option on dropdown forms anyway. One that is often an option is Rev, though. And there are various ways of being ordained online...

The ULC explicitly has no beliefs at all, which strikes me as up my street, but it's terminology is very Christian, and that puts me off.

Spiritual Humanism does have some beliefs, which mostly seem to accord with mine, but it seems a bit hippy.

There's Pastafarianism, of course, but I've been trying to cut down on the carbs, and there is the whole question of the Stripper Factory, which despite the assurances of the Flying Spaghetti Monster on twitter, does strike me as a bit dehumanising...

A new one on me is Dudeism, which genuinely strikes me as a belief system I could really get behind. But would they throw me out for being too bothered about things and being politically active?

And of course, I'm already a Pope of Discordia, as are we all, whether we want to be or not. But Pope is not generally an option available in dropdown menus either...

So I'm leaving it up to you, oh internets:

Poll #17262 Which Ordination should I go for?
Open to: Registered Users, detailed results viewable to: Just the Poll Creator, participants: 5

Which Ordination should I go for?

Universal Life Church
1 (20.0%)

Spiritual Humanism
0 (0.0%)

Pastafarianism
0 (0.0%)

Dudeism
0 (0.0%)

Discordianism
1 (20.0%)

None of them, stick with Rear Admiral
3 (60.0%)

Date: Friday, January 15th, 2016 11:32 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] newandrewhickey.livejournal.com
AH! You've visited one of the breakaway ULC factions, "Universal Life Church Monastery", rather than the original ULC, which is at http://www.ulchq.com/ and has far fewer pictures of dog collars...

Date: Saturday, January 16th, 2016 03:27 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] lilacsigil
I'm impressed by our local Pastafarians right now, who managed to get drivers' licence photos taken while wearing colanders on their heads. I am less impressed now that I know about the stripper factory.

Date: Saturday, January 16th, 2016 06:30 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] firecat
I'm non-binary and I would love Mx to replace Mr, Ms, Miss, and Mrs, rather than being just for non-binary people. So I would really like if some binary folks would adopt it. Can't speak for other NBs.

Date: Saturday, January 16th, 2016 04:11 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] sfred
I'm actively happy about women and men using it too (although I have no objection to them using gendered honorifics if they prefer).

Date: Saturday, January 16th, 2016 07:36 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] azurelunatic
My ordination is via the ULC. Came in very handy when I realized that binary genders are doing it for me less than they ever have, which was not particularly well to start with.

Date: Saturday, January 16th, 2016 09:12 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] el_staplador
Probably the only thing I regret about not pursuing ordination in the Church of England is not getting a gender neutral title. Particularly given the current shenanigans.

My own strategy is to avoid using a title wherever I can. Works for most things except forms.

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