I hate the thought of losing these good ideas if I go to sleep_______________________________________________________________________
Allah, Allah, Allah
in every blade of grass
I’m sure God has cool plans for your life anyway, but unless your name is Exilic Israel, Jeremiah 29:11 is not about you
So this is happening
In ten months, an 82 year old nun and two pacifists had been successfully transformed by the U.S. government from non-violent anti-nuclear peace protestors accused of misdemeanor trespassing into felons convicted of violent crimes of terrorism.
One prosecutor called them a potential “danger to the community” and asked that all three be kept in jail until their trial. The US Magistrate allowed them to be released.
Sr. Megan Rice walked out of the jail and promptly admitted to gathered media that the three had indeed gone onto the property and taken action in protest of nuclear weapons. “But we had to — we were doing it because we had to reveal the truth of the criminality which is there, that’s our obligation,” Rice said. She also challenged the entire nuclear weapons industry: “We have the power, and the love, and the strength and the courage to end it and transform the whole project, for which has been expended more than 7.2 trillion dollars,” she said. “The truth will heal us and heal our planet, heal our diseases, which result from the disharmony of our planet caused by the worst weapons in the history of mankind, which should not exist. For this we give our lives — for the truth about the terrible existence of these weapons.”
Iceland, the place where the sky touch the earth and creates the most clean air than you could ever imagine
“I have no respect for young radicals…where are the old radicals?!”
This man is my hero. I hope to be living a life like this when I grow old.
- Why not dairy? [video] [video]
- Why not eggs? [video]
- Why not honey?
- Why not wool?
- Why not feathers and down?
- Why not meat? [video]
- Why not free-range, humane animal products?
- What about my health?
(Inspired by Soycrates’s FAQ, she originally posted up these resources and I thought that I should share them in a neat little rebloggable post.)
From Jessie’s tumblr. Some things you can do to save Pioneers Press if you don’t have money to order stuff. Thanks, friends. I think we can do this if we do this together…
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Got the book too. Thinking a sustained theological interpretation is in order_______________________________________________________________________
“We should risk a much more radical than usual reading of Christ’s “Father, why hast thou forsaken me?” than the usual one: since we are dealing here not with the gap between man and God, but with the split in God Himself, the solution cannot be for God to (re)appear in all His majesty, revealing to Christ the deeper meaning of his suffering (that he was the Innocent sacrificed to redeem humanity). Christ’s “Father, why hast thou forsaken me?” is not a complaint to the omnipotent capricious God-Father whose ways are indecipherable to us mortal humans, but a complaint which hints at an impotent God”
— Zizek (via jujutsu-with-zizek)
What does he mean by impotent?
Well he’s arguing against penal substitution but also going further than Christus Victor atonement (which as far as I know doesn’t really use Mark 15:34). There’s a lot of Bonhoeffer and Freud in his interpretation here in that God isn’t a deus ex machina—God can’t save Jesus from his suffering or give it any meaning—and there’s the Oedipal anxiety that comes when the father figure is exposed as weak and powerless. So I don’t think impotent is the opposite of omnipotent (we have to take the Holy Spirit into account, which Zizek has a high view of), but in a much more refined way is the only way God acts in the world. This goes against a lot of orthodox/evangelical views (who might respond by saying it takes meaning away from prayer, among other things) but it resonates a lot with my experience, I myself like it :)_______________________________________________________________________