so I’ve just discovered soundrown, it’s sort of like rainymood except there’s 10 different sounds that you can listen to and combine to create whatever sort of environment you want (i.e. campfire and night, which is quite lovely)
are you telling me i could listen to the sound of a coffee shop on fire
oh yay that night one!
Isn’t it nice how people twist their religious scripture to suit their weds but when it’s used against them it’s suddenly not okay
I talked to a monk about this quote once (we have mutual friends, and he came to a New Year’s Eve party at my shared art studio). He said this isn’t even talking about homosexuality. That the bible never actually says homosexuality is wrong. What that passage means is this:
Women were treated as subservient and it that you shouldn’t treat other men as subservient, like they are beneath you. It is not talking about homosexuality. If it was, it would say it outright since the bible lists other things outright.
I take the word of a monk who have studied the bible extensively more than a self proclaimed Christian.
The above text, I would like to point out is from the point of view of this translation of the original Hebrew. I spoke with my cousin’s rabbi on the matter and his response was different, saying that it was a mistranslation. See, the true translation says that a man shall not lie with another in the bed of a woman, which is to say, the Hebrews had a shit ton of rules about when a man was or was not allowed in a woman’s bed and private quarters (including, if she didn’t want you there, you weren’t allowed there. Hebrew women were also allowed to divorce their husbands and the image of the ‘oppressive Hebrew people’ is an image that was propogated by Christianity which, historically speaking, doesn’t treat the Jewish people too well and liked to paint them as being rather barbaric and backwards and cultish with their traditions, which, another piece of fun info, their traditions were one of the main reasons why the Jewish people were less likely, in medieval times, to die of the plague. Because washing your hands and avoiding the dead and vermin and the like was a lot of help. Of course the Christians persecuted them for not dying but that’s another matter. I’m sidetracked). So the verse is literally saying ‘Don’t fuck in some lady’s bed because that’s just goddamn rude’
Also, whenever a Christian brings the book of Leviticus up, you should feel free to point out that these are rules that were given to make the Hebrew people prepared for when the son of God came to earth. In Christianity, it’s believed the son of God was Jesus. So by following the rules set in Leviticus or pushing them as things we should follow, they’re saying that Jesus was not the son of God, and that Jesus did not, in fact, die for our sins. Jewish people believe, in their faith, that the son of God hasn’t yet been born, so many choose to follow these rules.
Most people of course roll their eyes when I explain the translation of the verse (full breakdown found here) but it’s always fun to point out the nature of the rules in Leviticus and the implications of following them.
I’m a theology student and I am on the verge of crying because of how accurate this commentary is. Historical context is simultaneously the most interesting and most important part of interpreting any texts.
Most religious people seem to base their beliefs on things that are severely mistranslated. I wish they would do their research before using the bible for hate.
I studied theology extensively and was going to become a theologist until I switched majors. The above commentary is 100% accurate and what I try to stress in a lot if conversations with Bible Thumpers.
Jesus also affirms the homosexual relationship between the Roman Centurion and his “slave”. The particular Greek word used to refer to this special slave was “pais”. Greek language studies and contexts show that a “pais” was a male love slave. Regular slaves were called “dolos”. The Centurion makes this distinction clearly when he asks Jesus to heal his slave (pais), and then to prove his status he tells Jesus that his slaves (dolos) go when he tells them to. But this slave (pais) was special. He was the Centurion’s lover.
Hearing this, Jesus was so amazed he says he had not found ANYONE ELSE who had such great faith. He then blesses the Centurion and heals his male lover.
THIS IS WHAT THE BIBLE REALLY TEACHES ABOUT SAME SEX COUPLES.
In short, the English adaptation is a mistranslated farce.
reblogging for the comments ^^^^^^
ANNE FRANK WAS BI
HOW DID NO ONE EVER TELL ME THIS
I FEEL FUCKING ROBBED
Excuse me while I memorize this list
I keep trying to tell people this but nobody believes me.
haha yea they edited bits of her diary out which included anne expressing attraction to girls and it’s even been banned from schools because of this!! fun fact
“Unconsciously, I had these feelings even before I came here. Once when I was spending the night at Jacque's, I could no longer restrain my curiosity about her body, which she'd always hidden from me and which I'd never seen. I asked her whether, as proof of our friendiship, we could touch each other's breasts. Jacque refused. I also had a terrible desire to kiss her, which I did. Every time I see a female nude, such as the Venus in my art history book, I go into ecstasy. Sometimes I find them so exquisite I have to struggle to hold back my tears. If only I had a girlfriend!"
NUTSHELL STUDIES OF UNEXPLAINED DEATH:
In the early half of the 20th century, forensic science was non-existent. Police coroners did not have to be medically trained and crime-scene investigation was minimal. All this would be changed, however, by an elderly Chicago socialite with a penchant for dollhouses and death.
Inspired by her brother’s classmate and future chief medical examiner of Suffolk County, George Burgess Magrath, Mrs. Frances Glessner Lee dedicated her life to the advancement of the forensic sciences and is allegedly the inspiration for Jessica Fletcher of “Murder, She Wrote.” With Lee’s help, the Harvard Department of Legal Medicine was created in 1931, and through donations of manuscripts and money, it became the Magrath Library of Legal Medicine in 1934, an unprecedented compendium in the field of forensics.
Lee’s greatest contribution, however, was her 18 perfectly proportioned dioramas based on real-life crime scenes which she donated to the department in the 1940s. These painstakingly crafted dioramas include functioning locks and lights and details such as overturned cups, bullet-holes, and boxes of chocolates as well as miniature corpses in a variety of macabre positions.
Twice a year, Lee would hold week-long seminars where participants would scour the scenes for 90 minutes with only the aid of a flashlight and a magnifying glass, trying to deduce the details of the murders through the details of the dioramas.
After Lee’s death in 1962, the models were acquired by the Maryland Medical Examiner’s office and underwent $50,000 in restorations in the 1990s. They are still used as training tools.
I have always loved mythological creatures, but I think too many YA paranormal books focus on four creatures: vampires, werewolves, angels and fairies. So with the help of my followers (really they did all the work, I just wrote down the books into categories), I have compiled a list of books with underrated mythological creatures. Just to clarify, I haven’t read most of these books.
So if you like:
- Sea Change by Aimee Friedman
- Siren by Tricia Rayburn
- Fathomless by Jackson Pearce
- Forgive My Fins by Tera Lynn Childs
- Of Poseidon by Anna Banks
- Teeth by Hannah Moskowitz
- Ingo by Helen Dunmore
- Sirena by Donna Jo Napoli
- Ascension by Kara Dalkey
- Deep Blue by Jennifer Donnelly
- Lost Voices by Sarah Porter
- Wake by Amanda Hocking
- The Tail of Emily Windsnap by Liz Kessler
- Tangled Tides by Karen Amanda Hooper
- Tempest Rising by Tracey Deebs
- Lies Beneath series by Anne Greenwood
- The Siren by Kiers Cass
- Daughters of the Sea by Kathryn Lasky
- Anna Dressed in Blood by Kendare Blake
- A Wounded Name by Dot Hutchison (A retelling of Hamlet)
- Shades of London by Maureen Johnson
- The Riddles of Epsilon by Christine Morton-Shaw
- The Hollow by Jessica Verday
- Shade by Jeri Smith Ready
- Hereafter by Tara Hudson
- Ruined by Paula Morris
- The Darkest Powers trilogy by Kelley Armstrong
- Sabriel, Lirael, and Abhorsen (a trilogy) by Garth Nix
- Hold Me Closer, Necromancer by Lish McBride
- The Johannes Cabal series by Jonathan L. Howard
- Hex Hall by Rachel Hawkins
- Personal Demonsby Lisa Desrochers
- Demon Lexicon series by Sarah Rees Brennan
- My Soul To Take by Rachel Vincent
- Sidhe’s Call by Christy G. Thomas
- The Banshee Initiate by Kelly Matsuura
- Runemarks by Joanne Harris
- The Goblin Wood by Hilari Bell
- The Hollow Kingdom by Clare B. Dunkle
- The Monstrumologist series by Rick Yancey
- Pretty Monsters by Kelly Link
- Eon by Alison Goodman
- The Dragon of Trelian by Michelle Knudsen
- Enchanted Forrest series by Patricia C. Wrede
- The Collector by Victoria Scott
- The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater
- Other by Karen Kincy
- Firelightby Sophie Jordan
- Talon by Julie Kagawa
- Rampant by Diana Peterfreund
- The Last Unicorn by Peter S. Beagle
- Oh. My. Gods. by Tera Lynn Childs
- Pegasus by Robin McKinley
- Antigoddess by Kendare Blake
- Between the Devil & the Deep Blue Sea by April Genevieve Tucholke
- Darkness Becomes Her by Kelly Keaton
- Enchanted Ivy by Sarah Beth Durst
- Paranormalcy by Kiersten White
- The Replacement by Brenna Yovanoff
- Beautiful Decay by Sylvia Lewis
- The Changelings by Elle Casey
- Mesmerized by Julia Crane and Talia Jager
- The Chaos of Stars by Kiersten White
- Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor
- The Amulet of Samarkand by Jonathan Stroud
- The Darkness Rising trilogy by Kelley Armstrong
Trickster gods and demons:
- Cruel Beauty by Rosamund Hodge (A retelling of Beauty and the Beast)
- Books of Great Alta series by Jane Yolen
- As You Wish by Jackson Pearce
- Seven Tears into the Sea by Terri Farley
- Half Human by Bruce Coville
- The Madison Avery series by Kim Harrison
- Wildefire by Karsten Knight
- The Nightmare Affair by Mindee Arnett