I’d like to read a history textbook for once that doesn’t spend half its time talking about how ‘great’ America is.
A group of Christian pastors in Chicago will provide safe space for LGBTs fleeing draconian laws in Africa.
Christianity done right.
Last week it was atoms, this week it’s the formation of sedimentary rock. Now they’re going back from Darwin and looking to discredit the ravings of that madman, Charles Lyell. Somehow he got the wacky idea that the earth might be old. Spent too much time looking at rocks is what he did.
Wild speculation. I just - good lord.
From Dr. Jay L. Wile & Marilyn F. Durnell, Exploring Creation With Biology (Chelsea: Apologia Press, 1998), 284.
OMG this is the book my high school is using this year. I skipped the chapter on evolution, for obvious reasons.
My old Reformed Baptist pastor once said that if the Bible is really the inerrant Word of God, then slavery is not morally wrong in and of itself. If that sounds outlandish, consider that well known confederate/slavery apologists like Douglas Wilson do exist in mainstream conservative Christianity. They very honestly acknowledge that in both Old and New Testaments there are no explicit denunciations of slavery as an institution, and there seem to be repeated affirmations of it. So, if every word of scripture is God-breathed, then owning other human beings as property and forcing them to perform hard labor and menial tasks is fundamentally OK (as long as you don’t overtly abuse them).
This only serves to highlight the fact that upholding the inerrancy of scripture often leads to a hermeneutic of oppression.
Even if my father and mother abandon me, the Lord will hold me close.
A great reminder for all whose parents have abandoned them, whether physically, emotionally, or in some other way. God is near.(via blakebaggott)
When I see people say that they “struggle with homosexuality” I cry a little and just want to hunt them down and fix them hot chocolate and hug them and let them know how beautiful their sexuality is and that it’s not something they have to struggle with, they are FREE to embrace and celebrate it
I’m reading The Myth of a Christian Nation and I just want to loan it to everyone I know. Good book, def. recommend.
[screams into the night] I WANT SUFFICIENT SEX EDUCATION FOR LGBT+ STUDENTS
I want sufficient sex education in general.
I agree. Sex education in schools is just crap.
read fanfiction….at this point i think i know alot more about gay sex then straight sex.. and i regret nothing
[looks into the camera like i’m in the office]
Roughly defined, the Quantum Queer Effect is the process by which, in terms of how they are viewed by outsiders, nonmonosexual individuals exist in an ambiguous state of “kinda queer, kinda not” until they are reduced to “gay” or “straight” by outside observers.
The idea of the…
I wonder what Christianity would be like today if Jesus had been a woman.
This comparison is important. The difference in these two birthdays is important. These photos are taken exactly a year apart: the left is my 18th birthday and the right is my 19th birthday. Here’s how these nights went:
18: I went out to a sushi restaurant with close friends and family. I refused to drink my first legal drink. I was wearing 2 pairs of pants and 3 sweaters. I had one bite of sashimi, ran to the bathroom, locked myself in the stall and purged. I refused to come out and my mom had to get the manager to unlock the door. I cried my eyes out and I had to convince the manager to let me sneak out the back because I was too embarrassed to go back to my own birthday party.
19: I met up with the same (with a few additions) group of friends at a pizza and wine bar. I had half a pizza, 3 glasses of wine and a slice of birthday cake. Scratch that, I had my face pushed into a piece of cake. In this picture I am over 30lbs heavier than one year ago today. I am wearing a thin tank top. I am warm, I am fulfilled and I love myself. (I am also pretty drunk).
I want you to know that recovery is 100% possible. It’s the hardest thing I’ve ever done. Some days, it took literally all my strength to push through meals. But I did it, and others can too. Eating disorders are not a “for life” sentence, although they feel like it. With hard work, adventure and patience, you can learn to love yourself again. You can learn to hold yourself together again.
Choosing to let Anorexia consume me would have been one of the last decisions I would have ever made. Choosing recovery was the single greatest decision I’ve ever made.
WOW. JUST WOW.