feferi-captor:

get out your VCR’s it’s time to watch The Prince of Egypt. or you can watch it here.

please don’t watch exodus: gods and kings because it’s icky and racist. you deserve better. you deserve the prince of egypt.

flowingunusually asked
26. Favorite verse?

Definitely Psalm 139, verses 13-14

For it was you who formed my inward parts;
    you knit me together in my mother’s womb.
 I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made.
    Wonderful are your works”

Until 9/11, Islam didn’t figure in the New Atheists’ attacks in a prominent way. As a phenomenon with its roots in Europe, atheism has traditionally been the archenemy of Christianity, though Jews and Judaism have also slipped into the mix. But emboldened by their newfound fervor in the wake of the terrorist attacks, the New Atheists joined a growing chorus of Muslim-haters, mixing their abhorrence of religion in general with a specific distaste for Islam (In 2009, Hitchens published a book called “God Is Not Great,” a direct smack at Muslims who commonly recite the Arabic refrain Allah Akbar, meaning “God is great”). Conversations about the practical impossibility of God’s existence and the science-based irrationality of an afterlife slid seamlessly into xenophobia over Muslim immigration or the practice of veiling. The New Atheists became the new Islamophobes, their invectives against Muslims resembling the rowdy, uneducated ramblings of backwoods racists rather than appraisals based on intellect, rationality and reason. “Islam, more than any other religion human beings have devised, has all the makings of a thoroughgoing cult of death,” writes Harris, whose nonprofit foundation Project Reason ironically aims to “erode the influence of bigotry in our world.”

Dawkins, Harris, Hitchens: New Atheists flirt with Islamophobia

Flirtation is an understatement.

Dawkins, in a recent rant on Twitter, admitted that he had not ever read the Quran, but was sufficiently expert in the topic to denounce Islam as the main culprit of all the world’s evil: “Haven’t read Koran so couldn’t quote chapter and verse like I can for Bible. But [I] often say Islam [is the] greatest force for evil today.” How’s that for a scientific dose of proof that God does not exist?

A few days later, on March 25, there was this: “Of course you can have an opinion about Islam without having read the Qur’an. You don’t have to read “Mein Kampf” to have an opinion about Nazism.”

It’s an extraordinary feat for an Oxford scholar to admit that he hasn’t done the research to substantiate his belief, but what’s more extraordinary is that he continues to believe the unsupported claim. That backwards equation — insisting on a conclusion before even launching an initial investigation — defines the New Atheists’ approach to Islam. It’s a pompousness that only someone who believes they have proven, scientifically, the nonexistence of God can possess.

(via globalwarmist)

35 Christian Questions (ask away!)

1: What is your favorite book of the Bible and why?

2: Tell of a past event that has influenced your faith the most.

3: Who is your Christian role-model?

4: Who is your favorite Bible character?

5: What is your favorite Bible name?

6: If you were to participate in short-term mission trip, where would you like to go?

7: Favorite well-known Bible story?

8: Would you rather be shot for your faith (and die) or be tortured and live to tell of the experience?

9: What are your top three worship songs?

10: Your top three favorite Christian contemporary songs?

11: Are you a Proverbs 31 woman or a Job 29 man?

12: Who is your favorite current Christian speaker? (ex: Francis Chan, Beth Moore, etc.)

13: What is your favorite time of day to read the Bible?

14: In what ways has God blessed you recently?

15: Have you ever witnessed to someone? If so, would you do it again?

16: What is a prayer of yours that God has answered recently?

17: What do you feel God is really teaching you right now?

18: Any Fruit of the Spirit you know you could work on?

19: Do you enjoy going to church?

20: Which do you prefer; daily devotions or a daily Bible passage?

21: Ever read the Bible straight through?

22: What are some chapters in the Bible that you recommend to beginner Bible readers?

23: What are some chapters in the Bible that you recommend period?

24: When's the last time you went to church?

25: What is your favorite Christian holiday and why?

26: Favorite verse?

27: Name your top three favorite Christian bands, from any Christian genres.

28: Do you call Him [sic] the Holy Spirit or the Holy Ghost?

29: In the Lord's Prayer, do you say "forgive us our sins", "forgive us our debts", or "forgive us our transgressions"?

30: What is your favorite Bible Study/Sunday School moment?

31: Who, on tumblr, inspires your walk with Christ the most?

32: If you have one, what is the date of your rebirthday? (or anniversary of becoming a Christian)

33: Would you rather die and go to heaven or be on earth when Jesus comes again?

34: What is the best thing someone has done to encourage you spiritually?

35: Old-fashioned church services or contemporary church services?

One thing I have realized over the past couple of months is I’m actually really good at talking to people I have crushes on. Like, if I like you I’m just super direct and good at not getting flustered and have been in a great relationship for a long time because YAY DIRECTNESS!

But if I just want to be your friend I get really flustered and don’t know how to talk to you and I’m just like “HOW DO I LET YOU KNOW I THINK YOU’RE CHILL AND WE SHOULD HANG OUT IN A PLATONIC FRIENDLY MANNER????”

gravediggersbiscuits:

i have watched a lot of baseball this month and i am so damn obsessed but the single worst thing about baseball is the fact that people don’t refer to the baltimore orioles as the baltimorioles

enriquemolina:

barefootchaos:

Awestruck. #40yearsordained #episcopal (at Church of the Advocate)

Back when Pennsylvania was cool.

enriquemolina:

barefootchaos:

Awestruck. #40yearsordained #episcopal (at Church of the Advocate)

Back when Pennsylvania was cool.