Accidental Light: But honestly there are so many... →
strengthlikelions: But honestly there are so many things that people say are a sign of God’s presence but I can’t find any back up or proof of it in the bible and then there are things that people say they are doing in the name of Jesus and as a sign that they have Jesus and really it serves no functional purpose,… So very much this.
It was his newsletter, and it was under his name, so he always got to see the...– Former Secretary in Ron Paul and Associates (Ron Paul’s company)
The moment you declare a set of ideas to be immune from criticism, satire,...– Salman Rushdie (via apoplecticskeptic)
There as a study in which it comes out that thirty of the largest companies in...– Massachusetts Senate candidate ELIZABETH WARREN, on The Daily Show (via inothernews) I love this woman with a fiery passion.
Mark Driscoll’s ‘Gospel Shame’: The Truth About... →
ERIC CANTOR LOOKS MISERABLE.
stfuconservatives: The angriest man in the room. Who’s finding his party’s legs getting cut out from under him a little more every second…
SOPA and PIPA Fully Alive – And a New Bill Joins... →
spidersandgoggles: dragonsid: learnwhydemonstray: Reblog Reblog Reblog! FUCK NOT THIS SHIT AGAIN. Of course it’s not dead, they won’t stop until they’ve pushed the public too far and Tyler Durden becomes a real person. It makes me wonder if the public outcry had been expected, and now that everyone feels grand for winning the First Internet War they can slide their new policies right...
In memory of Phillip Parker, age 14 →
gaywrites: Phillip Parker, a 14-year-old from Tennessee, took his own life on Friday after relentless bullying because he was gay. His family had reported incidents of bullying to the school, but nothing happened. Added grandfather Paul Harris: “Because he was gay, he got mistreated physically, mentally by several people out there at the school, and I am very resentful as a result of it....
Emanuel gets his clampdown →
stfuconservatives: On January 18, the Chicago City Council overwhelmingly approved Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s ordinances to give police new powers to crack down on protests ahead of the NATO/G8 joint summit coming to the city in May. The changes to Chicago’s parade ordinance governing protests that Emanuel was demanding would have been worse if not for a campaign by unions, community groups,...
Tennessee wants to remove slavery from their... →
geekybitch: *facepalm* TN, you can’t fucking rewrite history. …I think I need to go reread 1984 now…
How Copyright Industries Con Congress →
“ The movie and music recording industry have gotten away with using statistics that don’t stand up to the most minimal scrutiny, over and over, for years, to hoodwink both Congress and the general public. Wherever you come down on any particular piece of legislation, this is not how policy should get made in a democracy, and it’s high time they were shamed into cutting it out.”
STFU, Conservatives: The problem with selecting a... →
cognitivedissonance: MSNBC and Fox News are both hammering home that out of all the candidates in the GOP primary in South Carolina, Newt Gingrich’s support was the highest among people who said the most important factor in their selection was a candidate who could defeat Barack Obama….
Jon Stewart: You don't think two affairs hurt someone who thinks of themselves as a champion of traditional marriage?
John Oliver: What could be more traditional than the arrangement that Gingrich proposed? Throughout history Jon, traditional marriage has meant powerful men doing whatever the fuck they want, whenever the fuck they want.
Let me tell you what keeps me up at night. My deepest fear in life is that I’m...– Experimental Theology (via slacktivist) A thousand times amen.
We could not find one instance where Jesus waffles on nonviolence. He never...– John Dear (via strengthlikelions)
Me: Am I free to assemble a protest of peaceful peers?
Government: Only with a permit.
Me: Am I free to travel?
Government: Only with a passport.
Me: Am I free to pursue my own ideas of happiness?
Government: Only within these constraints.
Me: Am I free to start a business?
Government: Only with a license.
Me: Am I free to marry who I wish?
Government: Only with my consent.
Me: Am I free?
Government: I'm legally obligated to say that you are.
Government: Stop asking so many questions.
Are Any Christians Running for President? →
Actually, what these candidates assure their followers is that one can be a devout Christian (which seems for them to center on eliminating abortion and saying “Merry Christmas” rather than “Happy Holidays) without manifesting any of the paradigm Christian virtues like humility and peacefulness. As long as we reject pornography and eliminate women’s rights to control their own bodies, it is...
SOPA lives—and MPAA calls protests an "abuse of... →
wilwheaton: The Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) has looked at tomorrow’s “Internet blackout” in opposition to the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA)—and it sees only a “gimmick,” a “stunt,” “hyperbole,” “a dangerous and troubling development,” an “irresponsible response,” and an “abuse of power.” “Wikipedia, reddit, and others are going dark to protest the legislation, while sites like...
Martin Luther King: “Paul’s Letter to American... →
I am impelled to write you concerning the responsibilities laid upon you to live as Christians in the midst of an unChristian world. That is what I had to do. That is what every Christian has to do. But I understand that there are many Christians in America who give their ultimate allegiance to man-made systems and customs. They are afraid to be different. Their great concern is to be accepted...
Mark Driscoll and his Idol
It seems that some poor radio producer over in the UK thought it was actually a good idea to give Mark Driscoll some airtime on the show Unbelievable recently. An hour of it, in fact. It went about as well as you’d expect, really. I have to give some kudos to Driscoll. It takes either a massive dose of self-confidence, or a level of stupidity unheard of since ancient times, to claim that all the...
How Do Iraqis View the Effects of the Iraq War? →
We should also note the American responses to the same question. The difference is remarkable, and it shows what a huge gap in perceptions and understanding there is between Americans and Iraqis. 48% of Iraqis overall believe that political freedom has worsened since the invasion, but 50% of Americans believe it has improved. In fairness to the American respondents, the American public has been...
Bill O’Reilly Book “Killing Lincoln” to be a... →
cognitivedissonance: The documentary, set to begin production in the spring for an early 2013 premiere globally on the National Geographic Channel, will keep the fast pace of the book, described as a historical thriller with a John Grisham-style narrative about the 1865 murder of President Abraham Lincoln and the furious manhunt for his killer. It will include feature-film quality re-enactments...
In memory of EricJames Borges, 19 →
gaywrites: EricJames Borges, a 19-year-old from California, committed suicide yesterday after a history of being bullied for his sexuality that included being kicked out of his house and even an attempted exorcism performed by his mother to “cure” him. He was a volunteer for The Trevor Project and made an It Gets Better video, which you can also see at the link above. He worked hard to make...
Reblog if you want your followers to tell you one...
Ehh, why the heck not?
Republicans say Christians face worse... →
antiproflag: gaywrites: Oh, lordy. In the Republican debate from last Tuesday, candidates were (inevitably) asked about how LGBT people can form committed relationships, presumably in the absence of marriage equality. Naturally, the candidates turned the question around, arguing that Christians are persecuted more harshly in this country than LGBT people. Rick Perry brought up the infamous...
I like being able to fire people.– Mitt Romney, giving a campaign speech and gift-wrapping a future attack ad for the Democratic Party. Video: Wow. Just wow. To be fair, the full explanation was: “I like being able to fire people who provide services to me.” However, in light of his downsizing experience at Bain Capital, what’s...
It’s astounding to me that the president is claiming these are recess...– Rep. Diane Black(R-Tenn.) Will Prove Congress Isn’t In Recess As Soon As She Returns From Recess (via robot-heart-politics) Is actually knowing how the government works not a requirement for being elected anymore?
An exchange about same sex marriage
Elisabeth Sandlund, editor of the Swedish Christian newspaper ‘Dagen’: I cannot find a single word in the Bible, supporting the idea of same sex marriage.
K G Hammar, former Arch Bishop of the Church of Sweden, the largest Lutheran church in the world: True, but at the same time you will find hundreds of passages supporting the idea that women shouldn't express their opinions in public, so if I were you, I'd use quotes from the Bible far more cautiously.
You know, something may go down tonight, but it ain’t going to be jobs,...– New Jersey Governor Chris Christie to a female protester at a Mitt Romney campaign stop in New Hampshire. Really? Let me put aside every other single four-letter word I want to say for a second. Gov. Christie, you are campaigning for another candidate. One you would like to see elected president....