Morning's at my window
"There is a fundamental reason why we look at the sky with wonder and longing—for the same reason that we stand, hour after hour, gazing at the distant swell of the open ocean. There is something like an ancient wisdom, encoded and tucked away in our DNA, that knows its point of origin as surely as a salmon knows its creek. Intellectually, we may not want to return there, but the genes know, and long for their origins—their home in the salty depths. But if the seas are our immediate source, the penultimate source is certainly the heavens… The spectacular truth is—and this is something that your DNA has known all along—the very atoms of your body—the iron, calcium, phosphorus, carbon, nitrogen, oxygen, and on and on—were initially forged in long-dead stars. This is why, when you stand outside under a moonless, country sky, you feel some ineffable tugging at your innards. We are star stuff. Keep looking up."-Neil de Grasse Tyson (via christomsun)
what if every time you messed up a physics problem instead of just being wrong the universe altered itself to compensate for your mistake. like you’re all sitting in class when suddenly every crashes into the ceiling because “DAMMIT JIMMY GRAVITY IS …
"If anyone slaps you on the right cheek, turn to them the other cheek also"-
This specifically refers to a hand striking the side of a person’s face, tells quite a different story when placed in it’s proper historical context. In Jesus’s time, striking someone of a lower class ( a servant) with the back of the hand was used to assert authority and dominance. If the persecuted person “turned the other cheek,” the discipliner was faced with a dilemma. The left hand was used for unclean purposes, so a back-hand strike on the opposite cheek would not be performed. Another alternative would be a slap with the open hand as a challenge or to punch the person, but this was seen as a statement of equality. Thus, by turning the other cheek the persecuted was in effect putting an end to the behavior or if the slapping continued the person would lawfully be deemed equal and have to be released as a servant/slave.
THAT makes a lot more sense, now, thank you.
we’re doing this rn in theology class but im gonna be That Person and ask for a source because this sounds legit but if im gonna talk about this im gonna need to cite something
ok found a few sources for this actually so Yes this seems like a solid reading of the quote
http://www.ualberta.ca/~cbidwell/DCAS/third.htm (about a third of the way down)
I need someone to preach this. I’ll have to use it in some spoken word at church.
Jesus said slap that hoe back.
Yay, sources! I heard this a while ago but didn’t have any evidence to go on. I’m so glad. That passage isn’t about being nice to your oppressors, turning the other cheek isn’t an act of passivity. It’s about turning the tables and taking back dignity. It’s about shaming those who would oppress. People don’t seem to get that Jesus wasn’t a ‘bear your yoke quietly’ kind of guy. He was an agitator and a radical, and these kind of readings inspire me so much to fight, not just people on the street but people in the church who would have us accept their toxic teachings and ask for more.
Yeah, shit like this? Just proves how much those in power deliberately warp shit to their benefit. They twist any sort of resistance to the status quo to be utterly useless and then sneak it into everything as subtle propaganda. Like how “violence is never the answer” and “an eye for an eye leaves the whole world blind” are the twisted versions that deprive folks of justice. No revolution was truly 100% bloodless, tho history can be rewritten to erase that fact, or skew it to serve as fear-mongering bullshit.
I will reblog ever time it’s on my dash. This is important.(via queennubian)
Studying for finals is like encountering the silence: the second you look away from the book you forgot what you just read
This is my country today, this is Argentina, everybody’s stealing and killing each other, we are all as scared as we can be, it’s not even safe to be out in the streets anymore, people needs to know this, please! help me spread the word! I’ve been robbed already, they took my phone, my wallet, my ID, nobody’s safe!
Some extra information from someone who lives in the country. I’m from Mar del Plata, one of the cities that had it awful between sunday and yesterday. The situation is complex, there’s a lot of chaos and death, safety isn’t something we have, and to put it into simple words: there’s no money, there are no jobs, and the police force isn’t being paid enough so they decided not to work. Therefore, thugs and regular civilians have started to take everything they could from the shops, destroying them in the process, robbing houses and killing others as well. Today we had 6 public buses burnt down in my city. Out of 23 provinces, 19 are in chaotic situations, some more than others (mostly in the north of the country).
And while all of this is happening, our President, is celebrating 30 years of democracy in Argentina. No one is doing anything to solve this. No one is giving a fuck. And this ain’t something new, we’ve been starving, afraid for our lives, doing anything we can to eat and survive, and we see politicians seriously not giving a fuck.
We’re close to Christmas and New Year, and a shit ton of families lost their jobs, lost shops they either worked at or owned, lost relatives in these pointless robberies, they have nothing to celebrate on Christmas Eve and December 31st, and that honestly sucks.
This is awful. Let’s spread the word.
Attention! people attempted to protest in the streets and got repressed by the police while the governor scaped by the back door, they were manifestingpacifically, and they attacked them for no reason. The robberies are still happening, they’re getting into the houses. This is going on only 8 blocks from my home, I’m afraid for my friends, my family and myself. people don’t trust the police anymore, this is serious bussiness, there’s starting to be blackouts around the city, i’ll keep posting as much as I can, but please,SPREAD
my sleeping game is so strong i can turn my alarm off without actually waking up or opening my eyes
"Why is it, do you think, that children are always too young to hear the truth, but never too young to be lied to, systematically, conscientiously, in the name of Education?"-Ward Churchill | Perpetual War and State-Sponsored Terrorism (via america-wakiewakie)
omg I found the second part to that Wednesday gif!
lmao Lurch is killin’ it
of course chris is like nine, all serious and businisslike
david is like ten, all freaking out panic what even is car
and matt like eleven, driving off the tracks like a toddler on a sugar rush
I don’t care what kind of blog I have I will blog this no matter what.
"Craving sensation: feeling unreal" was such a huge part of the beginning of my relapse. I was convinced that people in front of me didn’t even exist and I kept touching things and trying to feel sensation. I’m reblogging because I know that that was so horrifying for me and I never want anyone else to go through it.
Two weeks ago a man in France was arrested for raping his daughter. She’d gone to her school counselor and then the police, but they needed “hard evidence.” So, she videotaped her next assault. Her father was eventually arrested. His attorney explained, “There was a period when he was unemployed and in the middle of a divorce. He insists that these acts did not stretch back further than three or four months. His daughter says longer. But everyone should be very careful in what they say.” Because, really, even despite her seeking help, her testimony, her bravery in setting up a webcam to film her father raping her, you really can’t believe what the girl says, can you?
Everyone “knows” this. Even children.
Three years ago, in fly-on-the-wall fashion of parent drivers everywhere, I listened while a 14-year-old girl in the back seat of my car described how angry she was that her parents had stopped allowing her to walk home alone just because a girl in her neighborhood “claimed she was raped.” When I asked her if there was any reason to think the girl’s story was not true, she said, “Girls lie about rape all the time.” She didn’t know the person, she just assumed she was lying…
No one says, “You can’t trust women,” but distrust them we do. College students surveyed revealed that they think up to 50% of their female peers lie when they accuse someone of rape, despite wide-scale evidence and multi-country studies that show the incident of false rape reports to be in the 2%-8% range, pretty much the same as false claims for other crimes. As late as 2003, people jokingly (wink, wink) referred to Philadelphia’s sex crimes unit as “the lying bitch unit.” If an 11-year-old girl told an adult that her father took out a Craigslist ad to find someone to beat and rape her while he watched, as recently actually occurred, what do you think the response would be? Would she need to provide a videotape after the fact?
It goes way beyond sexual assault as well. That’s just the most likely and obvious demonstration of “women are born to lie” myths. Women’s credibility is questioned in the workplace, in courts, by law enforcement, in doctors’ offices, and in our political system. People don’t trust women to be bosses, or pilots, or employees. Pakistan’s controversial Hudood Ordinance still requires a female rape victim to procure four male witnesses to her rape or risk prosecution for adultery. In August, a survey of managers in the United States revealed that they overwhelmingly distrust women who request flextime. It’s notable, of course, that women are trusted to be mothers—the largest pool of undervalued, unpaid, economically crucial labor." -Soraya Chemaly, How We Teach Our Kids That Women Are Liars (via albinwonderland)