(Double) Rainbow at practice yesterday! #puremichigan #rainbows (at The Mint)
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So stoked about the Hobby Lobby ruling today. Officially going to incorporate myself so I can get a religious exemption for my student loans debt they violate my deeply held religious conviction that all debts are supposed to be forgiven every…
If you knew the Bible you would know that because of what Jesus did on the cross the old covenant or “Old Testament laws” like all the stuff from Leviticus doesn’t apply to us anymore.
Therefore, your argument doesn’t hold any water.
Not trying to be impolite but it hurts to see people misuse the Bible to fit their social constructs.
You know, I was about to go into this long spiel about shmita and jubilee years and the many instances where contemporary Christian beliefs and practices are adaptations of earlier Jewish ones, and then I was going to talk about the bit in the Sermon on the Mount where Jesus points out difference between fulfilling and abolishing the Law (Matthew 5:17), and how that relates to Peter’s vision before meeting Cornelius (Acts 10:9-16) and the Council of Jerusalem, and how the tension between Jews and Gentiles influenced the development of early Christianity. And then I was going to wrap it all up with an overview of the multitude of different views of the Old Covenant within contemporary Christianity… and it would have been this long, tedious mess that would serve no purpose other than to make me feel good by flexing my theology muscles and proving “Oh yeah? I have so read the Bible!” But you know what? It’s just not worth the effort.
Instead, I just want to offer you one piece of advice: just because someone doesn’t share your beliefs or has a different interpretation of something than you do… that doesn’t mean they’re ignorant. In fact, sometimes it means they know something you don’t. If you always refuse to acknowledge that other people might have something worthwhile to share with you, you’ll miss out on all the good stuff in life.
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What the extraordinary Orphan Black proves is that the geek community is not just ready for one type of badass woman; it’s ready for (at least) five.
Because Maslany’s performance and the show’s writing contain multitudes and run the gamut of archetypal feminine strength. We have Sarah (who covers wiliness, brawn, and a mothering instinct), Cosima (sheer brain power), Alison (cunning, heightened femininity, and another kind of mothering instinct), Rachel (ruthless ambition), and, best of all, Helena (relentless, feral strength). Helena is the show’s true gift to women, particularly in this season when she took on masculine oppression wherever she went…"