Deducing from the gospels’ description, the Pharisees do not sound like the nicest guys, and that is precisely what the gospel writers want you to think. The gospel accounts of the Pharisees are used as rhetorical tools to validate the position of the early Christians.
A well written overview of the ways the Pharisees were used in the gospel narratives, as well as how they’re used to justify Christians’ antisemitism.
depression is when you don’t really care about anything
anxiety is when you care too much about everything
and having both is just like what
Having both is staying in bed because you don’t want to go to school and then panicking because you don’t want to fail. Having both is wanting to go see your friends so you don’t lose them all, then staying home in bed because you don’t want to make the effort. Having both is insanely hard and sucks to deal with.
"why are you crying"
"because I have to do thing and it’s really overwhelming"
"then don’t do thing, or do it later or something"
I get the same question a lot. They just want to use as examples to make them feel better in their crusade against religion. If they are non religious, not only are they free thinkers, but theyre also cool for looking out for gay people. We’re props.
ffs questions like this give me the shits i dont wanna derail but it’s like me and my relationship wit hinduism, like you can find major flaws in the institution while finding your own salvation through your own reading and engagement of your faith
yes! you’re not derailing at all, i specified lgbt christians because that’s the drama this person is trying to bait me into but like people really need to recognize that no institution is 100% oppressive or liberatory. there are people from every single marginalized group inside every single religion’s structure, and going “fuck religion” or whatever is totally pointless if your actual goal is lifting up lgbt people, women, people of color, whatever.
how can you support the catholic church when you are a bisexual woman??
i haven’t been to mass in months, have never given a dime to the church, and most of the time i’m talking about catholicism i’m talking about how fucked up the church is
i’m fucking OVER people telling lgbt christians that we have to ~keep in mind how oppressive our churches are like that’s news to us. we are hurt by the church too. why even ask me this? did you think you were going to make me have some kind of light bulb moment? that i’ve just never thought about all of the ways the rcc doesn’t want me? or wondered why i even bother? go away. you need jesus.
hey um i feel awkward asking you to this which is why i'm asking anon haha, but could you tag your taylor swift posts? :s i don't wanna unfollow you because i like you a lot and we're friends, but the tayswift stuff really grates on me tbh. i'm sorry!
i feel bad about this because we are apparently friends but i can’t help but think this is a little silly :(
like, i used to be (well still am but ANYWAY) on this message board where people got really into k pop, and i am not into k pop, but the k pop people posted about k pop everywhere and a bunch of people got really pissed and left and i was like “wtf learn to scroll,” so that’s kind of how i feel in general about that :(
Alexis:Nancy Jo, this is Alexis Neiers calling. I'm calling to let you know how dissapoin-
*answering machine picks up*
Alexis:Nancy Jo, this is Alexis Neiers. I'm calling to let you know how disappointed I am in your story. How horrible you shit on me and-
Mom:YOU LIED! YOU FUCKING LIED! WHY'D YOU DO IT!
Alexis:STOP IT, MOM!
Alexis:STOP! STOP! GOD DAMMIT!
Alexis:Nancy Jo, this is Alexis Neiers calling. I'm calling to let you know how disappointed I am in your story. There’s many things that I read in here that were false, like you saying that I wore six inch Louboutins heels to court with my tweed skirt, when I wore four inch little brown Bebe shoes.
Alexis:EVERYTIME YOU FUCKING YELL, I HAVE TO RE-RECORD IT!
Alexis:Nancy Jo, this is Alexis Neiers calling. I’m calling to let you know how disappointed I am in your story and the light you shed on me when I am going through such a hard time in my life. I opened up to you so that way the world could potentially know what a great, amazing, talented, strong, *mom starts crying* healthy, girl that I am – not even a girl – young woman. I am petrified! Petrified with this story!
Alexis:I’m so disappointed, and I’m letting you know that I will clear this up. Have a nice life. Goodbye.
Mom:That was beautiful. You did such a good job of expressing yourself.
if they do fuss about the febreze, cheap vodka in a spray bottle will also take smells out of stuff (add essential oils or regular perfume if desired) and that would probably go over better if it’s not a sober house. lifehack
i have officially, for the first time, used the sink in the kitchen and it was surprisingly not bad and the water here is DELICIOUS
there are five other people here and i just met the last guy a few days ago, i think he’s a pagan? i don’t really know, he told me about the spirits in the house and showed me how to ward them off and showed me his altar in his room. when i got home today there was a small round mirror on the floor by my door like the one he has in his room so i guess he has accepted me!
dog owner gave dog a bath and i gave her some frontline. so hopefully that’s taken care of.
it smells like dog everywhere so i bought a bunch of febreeze and i don’t give a fuck if they don’t like it
Some Mormon feminists are moving their drive for ordination in the LDS Church from talk to action: They are pushing for tickets to the all-male priesthood meeting at the faith’s October General Conference.
First, the group wishes to publicize the fact that women are not permitted to attend the semiannual priesthood meeting, says Kate Kelly, an international human rights lawyer in Washington, D.C., active Mormon and one of Ordain Women’s founders. “Some Mormon women may not know that.”