Anonymous: Quit flaunting your ethnicity like we get it your Arab Jesus.



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Title: Vows (unofficial)

Artist: Bear McCreary

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My dear Scotland reminds me of my dear River Song. A woman with fantastic potential, but can only find true fulfillment when attached to the archaic figure who has dominated her existence. — Steven Moffat, on the results of the referendum. (via moffatsays)
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still crying about the referendum

Anonymous: Then what would you say is the point of the Old Testament? (From a curious Terry Pratchett lover)






so here’s an interesting fact: in the entirety of genesis and exodus, monotheism is not mentioned once.

not once! not at all! not until much later does anyone say “oh yeah there is only one god, none of the others exist.”

"but cat," you say, "what about the ten commandments?" well, i say, commandments #1 and 2 read, "i am god; you shall have no other gods before me.” the micha mocha, song of joy after traversing the red sea, says, “micha mocha ba-elim adonai?” which is usually translated as “who is like you among the gods that are worshiped”, but actually translates as “who is like you, adonai, among the gods?”

so there’s historical evidence that the early hebrews were henotheistic— they worshiped el/yahwe/adonai/whatever you wanna call him, but that didn’t necessarily mean that other gods didn’t exist.

now: reread the old testament in this light. it begins with this god creating the heavens and the earth— so he’s a creator god— and making the first man and woman, adam and eve.

so adam is our ancestor. then why are judaism, christianity, and islam called “the abrahamic religions” instead of “the adamic religions”, or something like that?

because when god comes to speak to humans in the old testament, every single time he begins, “i am the god of abraham”. because it’s abraham that he made the bargain with— if you will be my people, then i will be your god— and it’s abraham’s descendants who he’s agreed to keep the bargain with.

and chapter after chapter of the tanakh is lineages— they trace back the heritage of noah, of abraham, of moses, of david. who’s this prophet’s father? who was his father’s father? what was his exact family tree?

think about this group of middle easterners, shepherds and soldiers. when they sat down to write a book, what did they want that book to do? if you were in this great ancient desert, with other tribes constantly at war with you, no stable villages, no stable homes, what would you want from your god?

you want, firstly, a god who will unite you. and, secondly, a god who will defend you.

you’re lost and lonely, and the desert is wide, and you don’t know where your family is, or even who— you want a god who promises you will always be one people. you always will be safe. and your family will be as numerous as the grains of sand, as numerous as the stars in the sky.

so here is the point:

the point of the god of the tanakh is not to be kind, or to give you comfort, or to send you to some better afterlife.

it is to be metal as hell.

c’mon y’all. turning an entire river into blood? that is super metal. splitting an ocean? metal as shit. the god of the tanakh is not meant to be loving. he is meant to be hella punk rock. (why do you think they call him “awesome” all the time?)

because the old testament isn’t a story about god. it’s a story about family. it’s a family tree, it’s a family history, it’s a family set of rules. it’s a family with a god who is not the only god, but cooler than all the other gods, and more likely to be able to defend you.

which is why the torah is not in heaven, and why there really isn’t that much emphasis in judaism on loving god— i know christians are quite big on this, i know i heart jesus stickers are a thing, but we just really never did that. it’s not about god.

it’s just about us.

2015: street catholic is the new aesthetic


stained glass print snapback, crying virgin mary print hoodie, hair shirt under that, oversized rosary used as a necklace, pope gets his own line of jordans, popular rap artists swear fealty to the reptillian illuminati

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AGAMEMNON: all of you will swear allegiance to me
ACHILLES: [skateboards by] who the fuck is this clown? —"dirtbag iliad" (via punkrockpatroclus)
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when beyonce released the single “Girls (Run The World)” some pasty white boy under the impression that he was a “music critic” called it “unlistenable”. i like to think of that young man from time to time and laugh softly to myself

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Now how did this one manage to slip by without a great deal more commentary?

is this for fucking real holy shit

What a steaming pile of diseased turds. Honestly, he was already worthless, but when you start with the apologia for eugenics, for ‘designer babies’; when you start doing your level best to ease people around to the idea that, “hey, not *everything* about Master Race Ideology is *all* bad, volk — I mean, folks — and, you know, people can die when lightning strikes them, too, so, ha! Ha ha! Wacky nature is wacky, isn’t it?”

Yeah, there’s just nothing there worth listening to, as opposed to worth holding up as an example to others: This is what happens when your intellectual auto-fellatio takes the *bad* turn.

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i can’t wait until october when there’s no sun outside and everything is cute colors and it’s cold and there are terrible horror movies on tv, my power is at its peak then

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