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I had a veteran friend once tell me, “The biggest lie I have ever been told is that violence is evil, except in war.” He went on, “My government told me that. My Church told me that. My family told me that… I came back from war and told them the truth – ‘Violence is not evil, except in war… Violence is evil – period’.”

…When one of his disciples picks up a sword to defend him and cuts off a guy’s ear, Jesus scolds his own disciple, picks up the ear, and heals the wounded persecutor. Christian theologians have said Jesus teaches a “third way” to interact with evil. We see a Jesus who abhors both passivity and violence and teaches us a new way forward that is neither submission nor assault, neither fight nor flight. He shows us a way to oppose evil without mirroring it, where oppressors can be resisted without being emulated and neutralized without being destroyed.

We can take courage that Jesus understood the violence of our world, very well. At one point he wept over Jerusalem because it didn’t know the things that make for peace. No doubt Jesus is still weeping.

And lots of us are weeping with him – from Colorado to Kabul. Perhaps it’s time for a united, nonviolent assault on the myth of redemptive violence. Perhaps it’s time for us to declare that violence is always evil – period. There is always a third way.

—    Shane Claiborne (via affcath)

“ According to Girard, the Bible shows that violence does not come from God; rather, God sympathizes with victims. Seen this way, the incarnation incarnates God in the person of Jesus, in order to become himself a victim. God’s only earthly throne is a cross. His only “revenge” on his enemies is unconditional compassion and forgiveness. This view is the opposite of satisfying the blood lust of an angry god modeled on the pagan deities and the theological theories of atonement. Rather, the Incarnation and Christ’s murder points to the futility of violence and to the path of salvation through all encompassing empathy. Christ, in Girard’s view, was not the ultimate sacrifice but a rebuke by God of sacrificing anyone for anything… including some concept of “truth.” Rather than demanding some sort of justice, Christ sets the example of turning the other cheek. “Forgive them,” he asks for his killers. ”

—    Frank Schaeffer (via gospelofthekingdom)

p.s. to those who reached out

Thank you. Thank you over and over. Your kindness has made me feel a little bit less alone. <3

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rareaudreyhepburn:

Photo booth pictures of Truman Capote, Audrey Hepburn, and Mel Ferrer, c. 1956.

"Marilyn [Monroe] was my first choice to play Holly Golightly.  I thought she would be perfect.  Holly had to have something touching about her…unfinished.  [But] Paramount double-crossed me in every way and cast Audrey." - Truman Capote

Personal note:  Capote: A Biography by Gerald Clarke is the biography that made me a fan of biographies. 

ughhh-no:

axmxz:

verysmalldeer:

nevecampbell:

I just wanna s*** some d***

HOW MANY DOGS ARE YOU LOOKING TO SELL

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Annie your “#por que no los dos” tag got me

I don't know who Ayn Rand is. Should I change that or just let it lie?

Asked by Anonymous

raptorific:

Imagine the baby that would result from a night of passion between Ebenezer Scrooge (before the spirits changed his ways) and Mr. Krabs from Spongebob. Now imagine that baby grew up and married the baby that would result from a night of passion between Yzma from the Emperor’s New Groove and Mr. Burns from the Simpsons. Now imagine the newlyweds had a baby of their own, and that baby was raised aboard a Ferengi Starship, where she was tutored in empathy and compassion by Lord Voldemort. Now imagine that baby grew up and someone told her that any opinions she might have or conclusions she might reach are based on objective logic and reason, and that anyone who disagrees with her is simply being irrational. Now multiply that person’s greed and heartlessness by 100 and you’ll begin to see something that comes close to resembling Ayn Rand.

make me choose → asked by corahales
amy x eleven or amy x rory?

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alinaovcharenko-flf:

THE T-SHIRT ISSUE ‘Muybridge Part Two’ at MAD NYC

Art collective THE T-SHIRT ISSUE were born out of a frustration with the current approach to clothing design and their result is an innovative digital approach to apparel construction that uses a 3D construction technique to give them the freedom to create garments that begin with a concept. Their latest installation, Muybridge Part Two, is currently on show at the Museum of Arts and Design in NYC. The exhibition is a study on temporal change in 3D: a bird in full flight is rigged, animated, and transported into T-shirts, and is inspired by Edward Muybridge’s photography from the late 1800′s which pioneered the capture of animal and human locomotion. Exhibitors alongside THE T-SHIRT ISSUE include Zaha Hadid, Frank Stella, Anish Kapoor and many more. The show continues until June 1.


“Full love of fashion” Art. Fashion. Music. Quotes. Inspiration.
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But breasts ARE sexual organs? They release oxytocin when stimulated, that makes them sexual.

Asked by Anonymous

algrenion:

ive had to deal w this argument before ok listen here

boobs do the oxytocin thing when theyre stimulated yes, nipples are an erogenous zone. Men’s nipples do this too. Now read over those two sentences and let the double standard dawn on you okay? Think about it if both kinds of nips release oxytocin when you do the touch touch on them, why is only one kind of nip considered a sexual nip? sexism that’s why

it’s ridiculous and technically makes a dude’s nipples more inappropriate than a lady’s nipples because boy nipples serve virtually no other purpose than to be stimulated by temperature change or by sexual activity, while girl nipples serve the added purpose of oh you know, feeding babies no big deal

but nah man nah both can be aroused so both nips are sexual or no nips are so make up your mind

you know where else is an erogenous zone?? ears. Are you wearing an ear bra/?? Why the fuck arent you wearing your fucking ear bra you trash put on yoourfucking ear bra youre not allowed to show your fucking ears thats so inappropriate and its makinng me horny its distracting me from my school work youre not following the dresscode wear your fucking ear bra yo ufucking

Just finished two versions of a new design but I can’t post it because my computer is still having issues. So I have to settle for a picture of my screen for now :c

fuckyeahlavernecox:

Laverne Cox in the music video for "You & I" by John Legend

Side note: This video is beautiful and wonderful and I cried

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