13 9 / 2014

bkrby8036:

bonofosho:

bromancing-the-stone:

The most ignored words in the world.

aka don’t be a dick

it’s the same message and yet we have had wars about religions for hundreds of years

bkrby8036:

bonofosho:

bromancing-the-stone:

The most ignored words in the world.

aka don’t be a dick

it’s the same message and yet we have had wars about religions for hundreds of years

(Source: nothinglikeinthemovies, via joshpeck)

12 9 / 2014

"If anyone slaps you on the right cheek, turn to them the other cheek also"

Matt 5:39

This specifically refers to a hand striking the side of a person’s face, tells quite a different story when placed in it’s proper historical context. In Jesus’s time, striking someone of a lower class ( a servant) with the back of the hand was used to assert authority and dominance. If the persecuted person “turned the other cheek,” the discipliner was faced with a dilemma. The left hand was used for unclean purposes, so a back-hand strike on the opposite cheek would not be performed. Another alternative would be a slap with the open hand as a challenge or to punch the person, but this was seen as a statement of equality. Thus, by turning the other cheek the persecuted was in effect putting an end to the behavior or if the slapping continued the person would lawfully be deemed equal and have to be released as a servant/slave.   

(via thefullnessofthefaith)

THAT makes a lot more sense, now, thank you. 

(via guardianrock)

I can attest to the original poster’s comments. A few years back I took an intensive seminar on faith-based progressive activism, and we spent an entire unit discussing how many of Jesus’ instructions and stories were performative protests designed to shed light on and ridicule the oppressions of that time period as a way to emphasize the absurdity of the social hierarchy and give people the will and motivation to make changes for a more free and equal society.

For example, the next verse (Matthew 5:40) states “And if anyone wants to sue you and take your shirt, hand over your coat as well.” In that time period, men traditionally wore a shirt and a coat-like garment as their daily wear. To sue someone for their shirt was to put them in their place - suing was generally only performed to take care of outstanding debts, and to be sued for one’s shirt meant that the person was so destitute the only valuable thing they could repay with was their own clothing. However, many cultures at that time (including Hebrew peoples) had prohibitions bordering on taboo against public nudity, so for a sued man to surrender both his shirt and his coat was to turn the system on its head and symbolically state, in a very public forum, that “I have no money with which to repay this person, but they are so insistent on taking advantage of my poverty that I am leaving this hearing buck-ass naked. His greed is the cause of a shameful public spectacle.”

All of a sudden an action of power (suing someone for their shirt) becomes a powerful symbol of subversion and mockery, as the suing patron either accepts the coat (and therefore full responsibility as the cause of the other man’s shameful display) or desperately chases the protester around trying to return his clothes to him, making a fool of himself in front of his peers and the entire gathered community.

Additionally, the next verse (Matthew 5:41; “If anyone forces you to go one mile, go with them two miles.”) was a big middle finger to the Romans who had taken over Judea and were not seen as legitimate authority by the majority of the population there. Roman law stated that a centurion on the march could require a Jew (and possibly other civilians as well, although I don’t remember explicitly) to carry his pack at any time and for any reason for one mile along the road (and because of the importance of the Roman highway system in maintaining rule over the expansive empire, the roads tended to be very well ordered and marked), however hecould not require any service beyond the next mile marker. For a Jewish civilian to carry a centurion’s pack for an entire second mile was a way to subvert the authority of the occupying forces. If the civilian wouldn’t give the pack back at the end of the first mile, the centurion would either have to forcibly take it back or report the civilian to his commanding officer (both of which would result in discipline being taken against the soldier for breaking Roman law) or wait until the civilian volunteered to return the pack, giving the Judean native implicit power over the occupying Roman and completely subverting the power structure of the Empire. Can you imagine how demoralizing that must have been for the highly ordered Roman armies that patrolled the region?

Jesus was a pacifist, but his teachings were in no way passive. There’s a reason he was practically considered a terrorist by the reigning powers, and it wasn’t because he healed the sick and fed the hungry.

(via central-avenue)

In other words, Jesus was executed by the State because he challenged the State’s power.

(via rindle-spikes)

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11 9 / 2014

eraserz said: The art looks amazing (that's what I'm most pumped for, the colors are gorgeous) but also the storyline looks hilarious and cute as hell. It reminds me a bit of "The Road to El Dorado" but in a very good way :)

ofools:

it will have so many jokes there are too many jokes we are drowning

11 9 / 2014

ofools:

Hey! You!

do you like comics?

do you like ancient egypt?

do you like both of those things combined under a really awful pun?

great, because then maybe you will like a project me and my best friend mary are putting together! Its been months since i made an advertisement post about it, and now with so many new followers, perhaps i can convince even more people to throw their lives away waiting for this project.

Kez is just some lady who finds herself mysteriously transported to Ancient Egypt, she has no idea what to do, no where to go and no way to get back, but thank god her phone is still working, and god bless her phone provider because the internet is still working. Kez is thrown into the thick of Ancient Egyptian politics and royalty and finds herself the centre of attention and using her phone, quickly becomes hailed as a prophet by the Pharaoh and his entourage. Kez must keep pretending she’s some magic oracle and figure out a way back home or be caught lying and probably, most likely fairly certainly be killed on the spot.

When her phone runs out of battery and she starts having to make up predictions, welllllllll things don’t go according to plan

Rosetta Phone is set largely in 18th dynasty Egypt and a time consisting of peace and security and currently under the rule of the Pharaoh Maahes, who is nice and all but hasn’t got a clue about warfare or politics and mostly wastes his time building things no one cares about in places people have never heard of while his wives do all the gritty stuff. Good thing he has Kez to tell him what to do with her phone or something, too bad she took the job from his priests and court advisers and now they’re all angry at her, along with apparently every one else who isn’t Maahes.

check out our progress blog and get hyped for when it comes out, which will hopefully be like next year some time!

Check out this amazing feat of art and creativity! 

11 9 / 2014

snorlaxatives:

it’s 9/11 please don’t make jokes about it and be respectful to everyone including the innocent muslim people who had nothing to do with the events at all

07 9 / 2014

blurbery:

sleepy tobio…

blurbery:

sleepy tobio…

07 9 / 2014

thatfruitcake:

ivoryathena:

Badass women of the future:

  1. Malavath Poorna, the youngest person ever to reach Mount Everest’s summit at the age of 13 years, 11 months
  2. Ann Makosinksi, Canadian inventor of a flashlight powered strictly by body heat at age 16

  3. Mo’Ne Davis, first girl to throw a Little League World Series shutout in history, with fastballs reaching speeds of up to 70mph, at age 13

  4. Alia Sabur, youngest university professor in the world, appointed to Konkuk University in South Korea at age 18

  5. Asia Newson, owning and operating a candle sales business alongside her father, is Detroit’s youngest entrepreneur at age 10

!!!!

(via danfreakindavis)

07 9 / 2014

awfulbanter:

forgetting hot beverages and remembering them when they are cold beverages is a cruel reminder of the passage of time and how it can appear like nothing has changed 

but it has 

just put it in the fucking microwave

(Source: awfulhappy, via dutchster)

03 9 / 2014

eraserz:

eraserz:

Visions of Night

Something I did a while back. My favorite personal piece to date.

eraserz:

eraserz:

Visions of Night

Something I did a while back. My favorite personal piece to date.

03 9 / 2014

eraserz:

Adventure Time

The treehouse from the episode “Little Brother” was so cute I wanted to draw it. 

[ http://art-that-is.deviantart.com/art/Little-Brother-Adventure-Time-468348374?ga_submit_new=10%253A1405467765 ]

cartoonnetwork adventuretime

eraserz:

Adventure Time

The treehouse from the episode “Little Brother” was so cute I wanted to draw it.

[ http://art-that-is.deviantart.com/art/Little-Brother-Adventure-Time-468348374?ga_submit_new=10%253A1405467765 ]

cartoonnetwork adventuretime

03 9 / 2014

glow-dark-art:

eraserz This is my usual drawing style. I don’t have a very good camera though and think I destroyed it in the quick editing I did to try and make the colours look more like they do in the actual drawing, lol. And it ain’t finished yet either.

But yeah, I literally draw with lines, just, thousands of lines, in every colour I can see in the reference photo or what I think should be there when I’m drawing free hand. It’s freeing drawing this way and super surprising when all these random lines actually come together to make flesh. C:

Holy cow. Like that is so amazing.

03 9 / 2014

ivori:

daichi n suga faces for practice„,

ivori:

daichi n suga faces for practice„,

03 9 / 2014

glow-dark-art:

Can you guess who???
I’m having a rough time at the moment, depression due to my health crap and how that health crap affects my life, and decided that Steve ‘hunkosaurus’ Rogers was a great way to just let a breath out and not think so much. 
And I suck at male anatomy, so this should be “fun”.

Hey male anatomy is really difficult, (hell anatomy is difficult period!), but you’re  doing so great! Just keep going and keep working! That’s the only way to improve. Just keep moving forward! :)

glow-dark-art:

Can you guess who???

I’m having a rough time at the moment, depression due to my health crap and how that health crap affects my life, and decided that Steve ‘hunkosaurus’ Rogers was a great way to just let a breath out and not think so much. 

And I suck at male anatomy, so this should be “fun”.

Hey male anatomy is really difficult, (hell anatomy is difficult period!), but you’re doing so great! Just keep going and keep working! That’s the only way to improve. Just keep moving forward! :)

02 9 / 2014

Eyes sketch dump.

Eyes sketch dump.

31 8 / 2014