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adamthenorman:

About to play Skyrim for the first time!

ONE OF US

ONE OF US

ONE OF US

ONE OF US

ONE OF US

tockthewatchdog:

mattheuphonium:

kim-jong-chill:

i need feminism because when jesus does a magic trick it’s a goddamn miracle but when a woman does a magic trick she gets burned at the stake

fabulous 

i mean they did also kill jesus. that was a pretty significant thing that happened. like i understand where you’re coming from here but they very much did kill jesus.

we also have a bunch of female saints that have frequently created miracles, the most prominent of which would be the Virgin Mary herself

but you know, you can just ignore that male occultists and mystics were also a target of frequent european attacks no biggie

feminism further confirmed for stupidity, if not as a theory, at least as a movement.

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christconquers:

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pedestrian-palamite:

joshuadparker:

I don’t understand the point of quoting things in Greek like Christos Anesti or Kurie Eleison. Like, is it an attempt to be hip and on the cutting edge or what? The Greek language seems to be becoming the hipster Christian catchphrase repository. If you’re going to say Christ is risen or Come, Lord, do it in a language that most people understand.

Some of us actually attend churches where many, if not most, of the people speak Russian or Greek (some of them speak Russian or Greek exclusively, or just don’t know English that well), and the services at these churches are often partially in languages other than English.  

We’re not all tradition-appropriating Anglophone Protestants here.  Some of us actually joined the Church from which these phrases come, and in which they have been consistently used in prayer and worship.  (In my parish, the primary languages used are Church Slavonic and English, but I have also visited parishes where Greek and Arabic are used along with English.)

anyone who doesn’t know what “Xristos Anesti” means hasn’t watched my Big Fat Greek Wedding, in which case, criticize them, not us. 

Greek is without a single doubt the most expressive and descriptive language known to mankind.

Being able to read the original Scriptures in their original form opens up levels of deeper understanding which are not at all apparent in English…

Reading them in anything other than Greek renders the Bible much more ambiguous, so that one understands it one way and another understands it in his own way.

Greek leaves much less room for interpretative error and just really spells things out more clearly than is even possible for other less exacting languages including English.

To be fair, that’s not what is being discussed here. I doubt Mr. Josh would have a problem with someone learning the Ancient Greek and using it in theological discussion, or if someone is part of a Greek Church.

However, imagine an edgy Protestant/Catholic kid saying “Xristos Anesti” during Easter. That’s probably what the issue is, rather than actual members of Greek Churches (convert or not) or students of the Greek language using it.

nzafro:

Morning.

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pedestrian-palamite:

joshuadparker:

I don’t understand the point of quoting things in Greek like Christos Anesti or Kurie Eleison. Like, is it an attempt to be hip and on the cutting edge or what? The Greek language seems to be becoming the hipster Christian catchphrase repository. If you’re going to say Christ is risen or Come, Lord, do it in a language that most people understand.

Some of us actually attend churches where many, if not most, of the people speak Russian or Greek (some of them speak Russian or Greek exclusively, or just don’t know English that well), and the services at these churches are often partially in languages other than English.  

We’re not all tradition-appropriating Anglophone Protestants here.  Some of us actually joined the Church from which these phrases come, and in which they have been consistently used in prayer and worship.  (In my parish, the primary languages used are Church Slavonic and English, but I have also visited parishes where Greek and Arabic are used along with English.)

anyone who doesn’t know what “Xristos Anesti” means hasn’t watched my Big Fat Greek Wedding, in which case, criticize them, not us. 

bahhoui asked: have you seen the easter coming from ishtar meme going around on facebook? lollllllllll

Dude do people even take that seriously, it’s been heavily debunked. 

ancient-serpent:

Golden door in Fes, Morocco

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proudeuropeanman:

Pro-choice is basically anti-responsibility.

So females are responsible for getting raped? Females are responsible for being pressured into having sex without a condom? It’s not us that aren’t responsible…

Very few abortions have anything to do with rape. In any other case, women are responsible for their choice to have sex or not, and must deal with the consequences.

Yes. 93% of abortions occur for no reason other than the child being unwanted, and the nine month burden of carrying the child being unwanted.

It’s basically, “This pregnancy is going to be really inconvenient for me so I’m just going to murder my own child to make this all go away.”

So many millions upon millions upon millions of children have been killed before they had a chance to really live… So many all around the world that it is virtually numerically certain that at least one or perhaps more of those murdered children (who were going to be real people, not just ‘blobs’) would have grown up to find a cure for some disease or invent or engineer or discover something really important that would change the world.

People have an enormous potential and there has been too much potential snuffed out, and almost always for reasons that just aren’t good enough for me.