Why is it not okay for some Christians to express their anti-homosexual marriage beliefs, but okay for some people to pigeonhole Christians by calling them bigoted, stupid, and/or narrow-minded? It’s like, “I’m trying to stop Christianity from imposing on my life by turning around and throwing up more dividing lines and calling them all stupid and wrong.” It’s...
Iceland Legalizes Gay Marriage, Prime Minister...
beautyabounds: electricollection: We missed this awesome news: Iceland has not only legalized gay marriage this past weekend, but its Prime Minister Johanna Sigurdardottir married her long-term partner on the day it took effect, making her the world’s only national leader with a same-sex spouse: (via Feministing) hombredelcalle:eatingcheese: Yessssssssss.
Should This Be the Last Generation? →
inennui: If we could see our lives objectively, we would see that they are not something we should inflict on anyone. The 19th-century German philosopher Arthur Schopenhauer held that even the best life possible for humans is one in which we strive for ends that, once achieved, bring only fleeting satisfaction. New desires then lead us on to further futile struggle and the cycle repeats...
Always Sunny: Mac and Dennis sell a house →
I had the guts to be a vagabond.
Really the truth is just a plain picture.– Bob Dylan
Jersey Shore II →
I’m officially moving to Chicago. Not sure where or when, yet. Hopefully by August 1 in Lincoln Park-ish area. Anyone need a roommate? Eh? Eh?
What kind of music do you listen to? →
I hear #1 all the time :|
We’ll not live like this. They will try to burn us with false manifestos,...– Ibi Kaslik
You know I dreamed about you, for twenty-nine years before I saw you. You know...– The National
Oh Lord, the company I keep within my head.– Two Gallants
You can’t denounce divisive, narrow-minded people who impose their beliefs on your lifestyle in a negative way when you turn around and do the same exact thing. You may have problems with <group of people> or <philosophy> or <religion>, but to do the exact thing you complain about it is to be a hypocrite and to be no better than them. I feel like it’d be similar to...
Religions are aesthetic frames, they serve to contain the volatility of human emotions through beliefs, and rituals. Their necessity is akin to believing your wife is faithful in order to have a healthy relationship. Their function is that of community, and values. Religions provide symbols and narratives for reverence and meaning, like the tragic symbol of a murdered innocent. Their function is...