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You were asking?   19. Architecture student. Queer, relatively closeted. Costa Rican. Lover-of-life-and-fantasy-and-fiction. /// I read because one of these days I'm going to get out of this town, and I'm going to go everywhere and meet everybody, and I want to be ready.

"How much bigger is 10 millimeters compared to 8 millimeters?"
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A summary of Doctor Who

First Doctor:I can sass my way through this situation NO I CAN'T CHESTERTON HELP ME
Second Doctor:I can save the universe or I can hug Jamie it really is a tough choice
Third Doctor:SCIENCE AND AKIDIDO no brigadier I will not get off the desk
Fourth Doctor:I don't know what's going on I'm just making it up as I go along I promise it's like 62% safe here have a jelly baby
Fifth Doctor:What is going on where did all these kids come from
Sixth Doctor:No Mel I do not want your carrot juice I want cake and singing what do you mean I look conspicuous
Seventh Doctor:Ace I know what's going on in fact I've planned most of it but I can't tell you until it ends in emotional turmoil for you ok I know what's best so set fire to that building
Eighth Doctor:WHO AM I WHAT IS GOING ON WHY AM I BLEEDING WHERE- Oh look shiny
Ninth Doctor:I am sad so I will look serious and wear leather
Tenth Doctor:I am sad BUT MY HAIR IS GREAT
Eleventh Doctor:YOU GUYS LOOK AT MY BOWTIE ISN'T IT COOL WATCH ME STAND ON MY HEAD LET'S GO SOMEWHERE AWESOME AND DEADLY LIKE THE HAT MUSEUM oh god I'm so alone
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Anonymous asked: Months ago I had a short convo with my godsis Faith. I ranted about the inequality gays are suffering, and she straight out told me something along the lines of, "God/Bible says they are bad, and will go to Hell when they die." I didn't touch on this topic again, but I see and know from online that THIS ISN'T TRUE. FYI, we're both Christians, she's deeply religious and converted me. I love her a lot, but it hurts knowing she won't share my views. How do I explain to her?


Answer:

traumachu:

Most Christians who cite the Bible as reason for their homophobia do not seem to have read the Bible thoroughly. 

Most people quote Leviticus 18: 22 “Thou shalt not lie with mankind, as with womankind: it is abomination,” (King James Version) as proof that homosexuality is wrong. However, in that same group of verses it also says not to have sex with a woman on her period because she is unclean. (Leviticus 18:19) Biblical scholars refer to these passages as The Holiness Code. Famously, it also forbids eating shellfish: “Whatsoever hath no fins nor scales in the waters, that shall be an abomination unto you.” (Leviticus 11:12, KJV) Other things that are abhorrent according to Leviticus: eating raw meat, eating pork, planting two different kinds of seed in the same field, wearing garments with two different kinds of yarn, and tattoos. All of these things must be viewed as equally sinful/unclean.

Leviticus is also part of the Old Testament, which condones bloodily smiting thine enemy, and a God that wants you to be willing to sacrifice your own son to Him to prove how much you love Him (it was just a test though, j/k!!!! like wtf Lord)   It also condones incest  like wtf?? Sarah marries Abraham (her half-brother) in Genesis, the Book of Samuel treats marriage of a prince to his sister as normal, both of Lot’s daughters get pregnant by their own dad, and trusty old Leviticus prohibits many types of incest but somehow fails to mention father-daughter incest as sinful and wrong (ew ew ew)    

Other places where homosexuality is mentioned are Deuteronomy 23:17, 1 Kings 14:24, I Kings 22:46 and II Kings 23:7. These passages forbid prostitution by men and women. 

"Three references from St. Paul are also frequently cited (Romans 1:26-2:1, 1 Corinthians 6:9-11 and I Timothy 1:10). St. Paul was concerned with homosexuality only because in Greco-Roman culture it represented a secular sensuality that was contrary to his Jewish- Christian spiritual idealism. He was against lust and sensuality in anyone, including heterosexuals. To say that homosexuality is bad because homosexuals are tempted to do morally doubtful things is to say that heterosexuality is bad because heterosexuals are likewise tempted. For St. Paul, anyone who puts his or her interest ahead of God’s is condemned, a verdict that falls equally upon everyone. 

As for the story of Sodom and Gomorrah that story is not about sexual perversion and homosexual practice. It is about inhospitality, according to Luke 10:10-13, and failure to care for the poor, according to Ezekiel 16:19·50: “Behold, this was the iniquity of thy sister Sodom, pride, fullness of bread and abundance of idleness was in her and in her daughters, neither did she strengthen the hand of the poor and needy. To suggest that Sodom and Gomorrah is about homosexual sex is an analysis of about as much worth as suggesting that the story of Jonah and the whale is a treatise on fishing.” (Peter J. Gomes - Professor of Christian Morals, Harvard University; Minister, American Baptist Church) 

Also remember Lot also tried to whore out his daughters to the crowd of men like THAT is okay?????

Scholars have also noted that story is concerning rape, not gay consensual sex.

There is no mention of homosexuality in the New Testament. The moral teachings of Jesus are not concerned with the subject. What Jesus was concerned with, however, was loving thy neighbor as thyself. 

Suffice to say, the Bible is old as balls and not surprisingly, not all of its rules and laws apply today. It even contradicts itself within its own text. Neither should we regard it literally (unless she believes that Jonah was actually eaten by a whale and God created the world in 7 days and woman was actually created from the rib of Adam that God plucked while the dude was sleeping - in which case, there is no hope for her). The moral teachings that endure are those of love, acceptance, and forgiveness. 

It’s been proven time and time again that homosexuality and variants thereof is natural, not only in humans but in animals. If we are all God’s children and created in His image why would He create people to be considered bad purely by virtue of who they love/are attracted to? Like, is Hell hurting for people or something? Is God sadistic and uncaring?

Ultimately, however, people are people and deserve equal rights. Intolerance, hate, and bigotry in the name of religion is still intolerance, hate, and bigotry in any light. Just because she believes their “lifestyle is wrong,” her belief is not a legitimate reason to deny other people basic rights to safety and equality. 

People are capable of change; over time and with plenty of patience, perhaps you can broaden her mind and remind her of the true message of Christian love and acceptance. Educate yourself as well so that you can be well-equipped with knowledge. Best of luck, anon!!

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So we were sitting in class today

arialenelove:

margaretthemagicdragon:

and my U.S. History teacher was trying to get us to understand why it was such a big deal that England had put a tax on colonial sugar, and he goes,

"What if you had to pay a tax every time you logged onto wifi?"

And the whole class just went

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and I heard at least two people whisper “I would murder someone”

I will keep reblogging this in the name of historical science

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skybisonandcompany:

I dream't that I was perched atop a throne of human skulls 
On a cliff above the ocean howling wind and shrieking seagulls
And the dream went on forever one single static frame
Sometimes you want to go where everybody knows your name

I am this great, unstable mass of blood and foam
And no one in her right mind would make my home her home
My heart is an autoclave

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#music 

friendlyneighbourhoodpizzaman:

Reading fanfiction is the worst because you start out with “I’ll just read this cute one shot” then suddenly it’s four am and you have 12 tabs open and you’re crying again because THEY DESERVE TO BE HAPPY WHY CANT THEY JUST BE HAPPY

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thatfuckingcrowv2:

orlandobloomers:

instead of sending me nudes you can send me 

  • pics of you smiling with ur fave stuffed animal
  • pics of you smiling with ur mom 
  • pics of plants
  • pics of ur dog
  • pics of silly lookin bugs that u find 

send me the nudes while this geek eats a flower

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ridge:

you ever want to cry and laugh at the same time 

ridge:

you ever want to cry and laugh at the same time 

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gingerkinomiya:

baconeatsyou:

frecklesandmisterblueeyes:

My house is strange. There’s me, i’m bisexual, and I live with my gay brother and my asexual fiance.
My brother and I have the same taste in boys, but i’m really the only one who likes girls, and my fiance is generally just really excited about dragons.

Dude I want this sitcom

is generally just really excited about dragons

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"

The worst part of outfitting our police officers as soldiers has been psychological. Give a man access to drones, tanks, and body armor, and he’ll reasonably think that his job isn’t simply to maintain peace, but to eradicate danger. Instead of protecting and serving, police are searching and destroying.

If officers are soldiers, it follows that the neighborhoods they patrol are battlefields. And if they’re working battlefields, it follows that the population is the enemy. And because of correlations, rooted in historical injustice, between crime and income and income and race, the enemy population will consist largely of people of color, and especially of black men. Throughout the country, police officers are capturing, imprisoning, and killing black males at a ridiculous clip, waging a very literal war on people like Michael Brown.

"

America Is Not For Black People (via jenn2d2)

This quote just keeps cycling through my mind with everything I read about US policing lately.

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fiendfyred:

Up and coming filmmaker Teddy Lupin, son of the renowned Remus Lupin and Nymphadora Tonks, makes his debut documentary with The Battle of Hogwarts, a heartbreaking but beautiful film about the fateful events of May 2, 1998.

To my dear mother and father, and all those that the wizarding world owe their lives to.

fiendfyred:

Up and coming filmmaker Teddy Lupin, son of the renowned Remus Lupin and Nymphadora Tonks, makes his debut documentary with The Battle of Hogwarts, a heartbreaking but beautiful film about the fateful events of May 2, 1998.

To my dear mother and father, and all those that the wizarding world owe their lives to.

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theotherjax:

hideakiohno:

Casual reminder that in one of Leonardo da Vinci’s many notebooks containing innumerable artistic and scientific sketches and notes of incomprehensible importance, there is a sketch of two penises with legs and tails walking towards a crudely drawn anus.
The sketch was most likely done by Leonardo’s apprentice Salai, who was not only very likely one of Leonardo’s lovers, but who was also infamously mischievous. Better yet, the anus is literally labeled “Salai.”
So either Salai drew these while Leonardo wasn’t looking just to annoy his boyfriend, or Leonardo himself put actual time and energy into drawing these. Either way, the human race is truly blessed to have made such a discovery.
There are dick drawings like the ones you see on desks in school in Leonardo da Vinci’s notebooks. Please cherish this information.

In the midst of exploring Renaissance Italy history for reasons, I have found a wonder.

theotherjax:

hideakiohno:

Casual reminder that in one of Leonardo da Vinci’s many notebooks containing innumerable artistic and scientific sketches and notes of incomprehensible importance, there is a sketch of two penises with legs and tails walking towards a crudely drawn anus.

The sketch was most likely done by Leonardo’s apprentice Salai, who was not only very likely one of Leonardo’s lovers, but who was also infamously mischievous. Better yet, the anus is literally labeled “Salai.”

So either Salai drew these while Leonardo wasn’t looking just to annoy his boyfriend, or Leonardo himself put actual time and energy into drawing these. Either way, the human race is truly blessed to have made such a discovery.

There are dick drawings like the ones you see on desks in school in Leonardo da Vinci’s notebooks. Please cherish this information.

In the midst of exploring Renaissance Italy history for reasons, I have found a wonder.

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eyebone:

hisnamewasbeanni:

jekoh:

tuff-desperado:

genderexpansion:

Trans Guys | Bind Kinder 
The use of ace bandages for binding is not only extremely uncomfortable, its dangerous. Ace bandages contract around the ribcage, not allowing your ribcage to expand as you breathe, furthermore, putting you at risk for deformed ribs from prolonged use, as well as broken rib bones. Always use a binder, which is specifically designed for binding and shaping the chest. Can’t afford a binder? contact Aydian Dowling at point5ccclothing@gmail.com and get a binder for nothing more than the cost of shipping. 

for my brothers in need

Things I wish I’d known in high school. Guys seriously the ace bandages can do some serious damage, don’t do it. Huge thanks to whoever is at that email taking care of folks so kindly.

Boosting for this wonderful person’s email.

PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE spread this information and STOP DRAWING FANART/CREATING MEDIA THAT PORTRAYS USE OF ACE BANDAGES because not all trans people know this and will attempt to bind in dangerous ways if not given alternative methods!!

eyebone:

hisnamewasbeanni:

jekoh:

tuff-desperado:

genderexpansion:

Trans Guys | Bind Kinder 

The use of ace bandages for binding is not only extremely uncomfortable, its dangerous. 

Ace bandages contract around the ribcage, not allowing your ribcage to expand as you breathe, furthermore, putting you at risk for deformed ribs from prolonged use, as well as broken rib bones. 

Always use a binder, which is specifically designed for binding and shaping the chest. 

Can’t afford a binder? contact Aydian Dowling at point5ccclothing@gmail.com and get a binder for nothing more than the cost of shipping. 

for my brothers in need

Things I wish I’d known in high school. Guys seriously the ace bandages can do some serious damage, don’t do it. Huge thanks to whoever is at that email taking care of folks so kindly.

Boosting for this wonderful person’s email.

PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE spread this information and STOP DRAWING FANART/CREATING MEDIA THAT PORTRAYS USE OF ACE BANDAGES because not all trans people know this and will attempt to bind in dangerous ways if not given alternative methods!!

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svvitzerland:

i cant believe sex happens in real life

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