This is an enormous chain and I’m sorry, but I need to say this:
The laws in the Old Testament were set forth by god as the rules the Hebrews needed to follow in order to be righteous, to atone for the sin of Adam and Eve and to be able to get into Heaven. That is also why they were required to make sacrifices, because it was part of the appeasement for Original Sin.
According to Christian theology, when Jesus came from Heaven, it was for the express purpose of sacrificing himself on the cross so that our sins may be forgiven. His sacrifice was supposed to be the ultimate act that would free us from the former laws and regulations and allow us to enter Heaven by acting in his image. That is why he said “it is finished” when he died on the cross. That is why Christians don’t have to circumcise their sons (god’s covenant with Jacob), that is why they don’t have to perform animal sacrifice, or grow out their forelocks, or follow any of the other laws of Leviticus.
When you quote Leviticus as god’s law and say they are rules we must follow because they are what god or Jesus wants us to do, what you are really saying, as a Christian, is that Christ’s sacrifice on the cross was invalid. He died in vain because you believe we are still beholden to the old laws. That is what you, a self-professed good Christian, are saying to your god and his son, that their plan for your salvation wasn’t good enough for you.
So maybe actually read the thing before you start quoting it, because the implications of your actions go a lot deeper than you think.
This is a theological point that doesn’t come up often enough.
The world’s most viewed TED Talk. In GIFs!
I just can’t reblog this enough. If I filled up my tumblr with just this it wouldn’t be enough. Most of all I wish I could tell my immediate family about this because they perpetuate me growing out of creativity -.-
If you haven’t seen this TED Talk, I highly recommend it.
One of the things I’ve really focused on as a parent is making sure my kids know that making lots of mistakes is the best way to learn something new. If you get something on the first try it might be exciting, but you haven’t really learned anything. This is definitely something I was not taught as a child, unfortunately, which made me averse to trying anything new out of a fear of failure. It’s taken me a long time to retrain my thoughts to not take errors as huge blows to my self-confidence.
My kids deserve better. All kids deserve better. ~JJ
[How are you and Loki alike?] Oh, I don’t know if we’re that alike. I’ve never tried to subjugate the earth. I don’t have a brother, although I feel like I’ve been adopted by the Hemsworths. But one thing I do love about him is that he’s very playful and mischievous, and I think I’ve loved infusing him with my own sense of fun.
Great! Now that you finished the easy part:
And just when you think it’s safe to assume you’ve experienced all things Who, feel free to enjoy some light reading.
And then if you’re bored one day you can check out the comics.
This is why I don’t need Doctor Who fanfiction.
Because there’s already tons of legal Doctor Who fanfiction
And if you want to rest your eyes after all that watching and reading, why not treat your ears to some easy listening?
Want to do something on your computer? No problem!
But hey, what if you just want to watch some more TV to relax? serve yourself!
Doctor Who is sort of like the TARDIS. From the outside you might think it’s just 7 Seasons worth of TV but then when you step inside it never ends.
THIS IS THE PERFECT POST.