February22014
February12014
“All worthy work is open to interpretations the author did not intend. Art isn’t your pet — it’s your kid. It grows up and talks back to you.”

-Joss Whedon

Looking at you, cast and crew of Sherlock… The point of art is to be viewed and interpreted by each individual. Art is a multifaceted entity and there is no wrong conclusion to draw from it. You should celebrate the amount of diverse thoughts and opinions it stirs in people, not shun all those who did not interpret it the exact way you viewed the story.

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reblogging for the whedon quote.  Best I’ve seen.

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It’s the epigraph to my book :)

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January222014
“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.   

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MOther FuCKeR

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

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we’re doing this rn in theology class but im gonna be That Person and ask for a source because this sounds legit but if im gonna talk about this im gonna need to cite something

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ok found a few sources for this actually so Yes this seems like a solid reading of the quote

http://www.online-literature.com/forums/showthread.php?17076-quot-Turning-the-Other-Cheek-quot

http://www.ualberta.ca/~cbidwell/DCAS/third.htm (about a third of the way down)

I need someone to preach this. I’ll have to use it in some spoken word at church.

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Jesus said slap that hoe back. 

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Yay, sources! I heard this a while ago but didn’t have any evidence to go on. I’m so glad. That passage isn’t about being nice to your oppressors, turning the other cheek isn’t an act of passivity. It’s about turning the tables and taking back dignity. It’s about shaming those who would oppress. People don’t seem to get that Jesus wasn’t a ‘bear your yoke quietly’ kind of guy. He was an agitator and a radical, and these kind of readings inspire me so much to fight, not just people on the street but people in the church who would have us accept their toxic teachings and ask for more.

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Yeah, shit like this? Just proves how much those in power deliberately warp shit to their benefit. They twist any sort of resistance to the status quo to be utterly useless and then sneak it into everything as subtle propaganda. Like how “violence is never the answer” and “an eye for an eye leaves the whole world blind” are the twisted versions that deprive folks of justice. No revolution was truly 100% bloodless, tho history can be rewritten to erase that fact, or skew it to serve as fear-mongering bullshit.

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I will reblog ever time it’s on my dash. This is important.

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January212014
johnlockedness:

evanfreaknetzel:

ask-historiareiss:

femmeanddangerous:

Artifact from the secret cabinets of Catherine the Great. Commissioned by her lover Grigory Orlov.

is thAT A DILDO KNIFE

the killdo

The meat dagger

johnlockedness:

evanfreaknetzel:

ask-historiareiss:

femmeanddangerous:

Artifact from the secret cabinets of Catherine the Great. Commissioned by her lover Grigory Orlov.

is thAT A DILDO KNIFE

the killdo

The meat dagger

(Source: machinegnome, via similarpattern)

January142014
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