1. queendaddywharfwharf:

    this is by far the dumbest thing ive ever done

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  2. "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.

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    IT’S BACK

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  3. isozyme:

    remember you are mechanical, not only in the ball and socket of your shoulders, or the resilient padding of your knees, but are in fact built from hinges, gears, and switches all the way into to your smallest bits

    when your nerves fire, a tiny rod gets turned and a hole opens,…

     
  4. boy-havoced:

    I believe in free education, one that’s available to everyone; no matter their race, gender, age, wealth, etc… This masterpost was created for every knowledge hungry individual out there. I hope it will serve you well. Enjoy!

    FREE ONLINE COURSES (here are listed websites that provide huge variety of courses)

    IDEAS, INSPIRATION & NEWS (websites which deliver educational content meant to entertain you and stimulate your brain)

    DIY & HOW-TO’S (Don’t know how to do that? Want to learn how to do it yourself? Here are some great websites.)

    FREE TEXTBOOKS & E-BOOKS

    SCIENTIFIC ARTICLES & JOURNALS

    LEARN:

    1. LANGUAGES

    2. COMPUTER SCIENCE & PROGRAMMING

    3. YOGA & MEDITATION

    4. PHOTOGRAPHY & FILMMAKING

    5. DRAWING & PAINTING

    6. INSTRUMENTS & MUSIC THEORY

    7. OTHER UNCATEGORIZED SKILLS

    Please feel free to add more learning focused websites. 

    *There are a lot more learning websites out there, but I picked the ones that are, as far as I’m aware, completely free and in my opinion the best/ more useful.

    (Source: girl-havoced, via bunkmatepoetry)

     
  5. oranbeg:

    Oranbeg Press presents:


    LAST CALL @ Dossier Outpost


    A series of exhibitions and a pop up Bookshop/Siopa Leabhar. 


    Fresh Detectives
    Opening Aug. 29-31, 6 - 10 pm

    Artists:

    Juan Madrid
    Maggie Shannon
    David La Spina
    Lindsay Metivier
    Colin Todd
    Max Randall Branigan
    Angela Cherry
    Russel Barsanti
    John O’Toole


    Curated by Max Branigan, James Gentile and John M. O’Toole.

    We will also be holding another projection of: THESAURUS 
    A group projection show with work sourced from a call for submissions. 
    Artists:
    TJ Elias Lauren Wansker, Alex Nelson, Michelle Wallace, Mitchell Borden, Christina Villamor, Tammy Mercure, Mitch Patrick, Alex Broadwell, Lana Z. Caplan, Anna Clem, Jason Rusnock, Colin Todd, Carolina Marquez, Varvara Mikuskina, Nat Ward, Katherine Walton, Theo Slavin, Aaron Hegret, Kaitlin Egan, Gifriends(Alex Thebez & Marisa Gertz), Hope Hilton, Marcy Ayres, Dina Lun, Peter Gibson, Amanda Jas, Jessica Pettway, Jamie Hladky, Thomas Bouquin, Noe Montes, Kyle Seis, Michael Lewis, Amanda Retotar, Jordan Swartz, Paolo Morales, Marc Gilman, Nathan Pearce, Carlos Lowenstein, Al Palmer, Evan Deuitch, Karin Lindholm, Benjamin Davis, Jake Silby, Lexi Brown and Sam Cannon. 

    And 

    We will be showcasing 

    Oranbeg NET 08: Contemporary Youth 
    Curated by Dean Davies of TRIP MAG on the projection screen as well! Selected Artists will be announced shortly.


    BOOKSHOP/SIOPA LEABHAR

    Featuring books, zines, interleaves published by Oranbeg Press, including the online exhibitions “NET”.

    (via oranbeg)

     

  6. benjamin-strider:

    perchu:

    boys with collarbones (✿◠‿◠)

    boys with clavicles (◕‿◕✿)

    boys with spines (。♥‿♥。)

    boys with patellas (≧◡≦)

    boys with phalanges (◑‿◐)

    boys with thoracic vertebrae (✿ ♥‿♥)

     

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    hello ladies

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  7. oranbeg:

    Another 
    Opening Friday August 22nd 7-10pm
    Located at Dossier Outpost 
    South Street Seaport
    89 South St, New York, NY 10038
     
  8. arthaproject:

    Artha AIR Anthony Cudahy is featured in a group show, opening this Friday. The show is a part of Oranbeg’s Last Call at the Dossier Outpost, South Street Seaport.

    Another
    Curated by Max Branigan, James Gentile and John M. O’Toole.
    Artists: Marianne Arnesen, Brenda Bingham, James Gentile, Anthony Cudahy and Richard Perez.

     
  9. bumblebae:

    Katherine Wolkoff- Deer Beds

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