explaining-matters

on why Lynz's behaviour is disagreeable to some (including trashing Mikey, complaining about standing in MCR's stance, being happy about the break up...) - MADE REBLOGGABLE BY REQUEST

– Since a lot of people feel the same way about this matter.

Haven’t you read what she wrote? Don’t you realize she’s all happy about MCR’s break up???

(“6 years ago I married a man in a band that is more successful than my own and 6 years ago the curse of @lusciousjckson settled over me like a fog. 

For 6 years there have been handfuls of people every night that come to my show hoping to see my husband. For 6 years handfuls of people come to my show to give me letters and gifts for my husband. 
They are the minority- just like I was probably the only asshole with an agenda at your show. It stings none the less.
Six fucking years ladies, six fucking years. 

Please @lusciousjckson, free me from your curse. I’ve learned my lesson ten thousand times over. 
It’s time and I’m begging.
Your friend,
@lynzway”)

Actually oh my god… I’ve never liked her much and there are BILLIONS of reasons for that… she’s an incredibly fake person and if there’s one thing i hate, it’s fake people.

Well sue me! 

You love lynz? Ok, i’m super okay with that. But i don’t like her. Something about her has ALWAYS rubbed me the wrong way! And it’s never been a secret. I’m not making you agree with me, think what you want, defend her on your own blog, hell, create a ‘LynzISawesome’ tumblr.com for all i care

As for me acting like a 13 year old, well, frustration will do that to you (Frank would have to say a lot about that as well), thank you very much.

I don’t even know why i’m explaining myself, that’s actually ridiculous.

This is my blog and i can say whatever i want. And if i dislike Lynz cuz of the way she behaves, about how fake she is, and full of shit, etc. i can as well express that. You don’t have to agree with me, you can unfollow me, you can send me hate, you can trash me in other tags publicly, fuck, i’m so damn used to that, you wouldn’t be the first, neither the last, so go ahead, i don’t really care anymore.

But this is my blog and i’ll be speaking my mind whether you like it or not. I’ve never pretended to be liking lynz, i’ve never liked her, ppl following me know that. If you guys have a problem with it, then i’m sorry but it’s the way it is and that’s not changing.

Especially after what I’ve seen her do this year….. How she was publicly encouraging hate against Mikey making it seem like they just found out about him and Sarah through goddamn twitter when in fact Sarah had had Alicia’s ring for few months then etc, or this awesome bunch of words she let the world see practically complaining her band was standing in MCR’s stance and how much it was bothering her having to receive gifts for Gerard

WHAT THE HELL???? …..

Like her all you want, but i can see her true colours, one thing is what she says and the image she’s trying to sell and the other thing is what she ACTUALLY does. And i’m sorry but I’m not buying it. 

I never speak of her, unless there’s a reason for that. And i think these ‘omg pls someone break the “mcr-gerard” curse already’ was a good enough reason.

anonymous asked:

I'm curious, did you ever ship Skyeward? Like, in the early days, when they were all cute and supportive and it was good for both parties. Because I do not ship Skyeward is canon anymore for the pretty much the same reasons you're anti-skyeward & I might be jumping on the karaward ship because ward deserves someone like that and kara is most definitely NOT dead. God that finale was horrible.

i did! i used to be a really big skyeward shipper, actually. i loved season one skyeward bc lbr, back then they were adorable and they could have been good for each other, but basically the first half of season two was my gradual descent from loving skyeward to being super against it as they just became more and more damaging towards each other. (and now season one skyeward is just tainted for me now tbh.)

karaward is just so much lovelier at this point for me, because they’ve got such a shared experience and understanding now. they’ve seen each other at their worst and they love each other for it anyway. it’s so much more unconditional? it’s “whatever you need, i’ll help you get there. whatever you’ve done, i’m okay with it.” grant deserves someone who’ll love him whoever he turns out to be, and kara deserves someone who wants to help her through everything that’s happened to her – which is what grant tried to do (even if he wasn’t always great at it).

(also the thing is: after their search for closure – which, yes, got nasty – was over they had a house. they wanted to settle down with each other.)

and there’s no way i’m accepting kara’s dead honestly. i can think of loads of ways grant can save her, and anything that aos does from here on out is just some weird AU as far as i’m concerned.

OK so this pisses me the hell off for many reasons, but for the sake of not offending anyone, let me explain the one that matters to me.

I mean, I have been listening to Panic! at the Disco since I’ve been 12, so for seven years now. each album has marked a new period of my life. like the band, the music has grown into something fantastic and way different than it was when it began. like the rest of the world, everything changes. it’s inevitable, it’s natural for things to change, but accepting change can be difficult. i’ve never been one to hold on to something for too long, mainly because I’ve always been afraid of losing it and letting go is so much easier, but this is different. Panic! at the Disco is not a thing that can be lost or let go. music stays with you forever. people, on the other hand, do not.

I don’t know what happened to make the band split and cause members to go separate ways (that’s personal. also, that’s their choice. i have no right to question or hate them for it, just thank them for the time they dedicated playing their hearts out) but that doesn’t matter.

because, in the end, it was never about the people.  it was about the emotions felt, the memories, the experiences, the special moments, the happy tears that were shed on the dancefloor. 

at the end of the day, Panic! at the Disco is just a title that represents a movement in music. it didn’t mean anything when the band came up with it, just as it doesn’t mean anything specifically now, only that it has stuck and works for the group, specifically Brendon. being a lead singer of a band is an honor, as it is an honor to play the bass or drums or sing backup because you are a part of something. yeah, Brendon is the “face” of the P!atD. the hot one always is (marketing shit), but he just so happens to have a hellamazing voice and has been with the group since it began. also, he’s the last one standing, which means he’s experienced all the ups and downs the group has faced over the years, and yet, he continues to make music not because he’s trying to prove anything or keep the fans happy, but because he’s doing a hell of a job on his own (he’s not on his own but you know what I mean) and because music is his life.

so, when someone says that Panic! at the Disco is not Panic! at the Disco because Brendon is the only one in the group, ignore them because Brendon is living proof of what Panic! at the Disco represents; ups and downs, growing up, moving forward OR because i like to look at things metaphorically, panicking and surviving this dance floor known as life

anonymous asked:

pary!!! have u ever imagined little!luke getting very upset when he gets older (and taller!) because he's bigger than daddy now & he avoids sitting in ash's lap because !!! he doesn't wanna squish his daddy !!! and he's SO sad about it and ash probably finds him crying so lukey has to explain that he's so much bigger now but (cont)

(cont.) daddy explains that no matter how big lukey gets he will always be his baby boy!!!

IM SO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ANGRY!!!!!!!!!!!!!! HOW DARE YOU OH YM GOD PLS PLS PLS I WANT THIS SO BADLY :((((

OK OK SO LIKE THEY’RE THOSE SOULMATES WHO HAVE BEEN TOGETHER SINCE THEY WERE 15 AND 17 YRS OLD AND BACK THEN LUKE WAS SMALLER THAN ASHTON AND HE LOVED CURLING UP IN ASHTON’S LAP AND BEING CARRIED BY ASHTON OH MY GOD

BUT THEN BIG BAD PUBERTY CAME AND SUDDENLY HE WAS GROWING OVER NIGHT AND THEY WERE THE SAME HEIGHT AND ASHTON PRETENDED TO BE MAD ABOUT IT (RLLY HE’S JUST SAD HIS BOY IS GROWING UP SO FAST) AND SO LUKE TOOK IT THE WRONG WAY AND THOUGHT THAT ASHTON DIDN’T LIKE HIS GROWTH :( BUT HE KEPT GROWING UNTIL HE’S SIGNIFICANTLY TALLER & BROADER AND HE ALWAYS MAKES HIMSELF SMALLER WHEN THEY’RE CUDDLING + SLOUCHES SO HE WON’T SEEM LIKE A GIANT AND ASHTON ALWAYS COMMENTS ON HIS BAD POSTURE BUT LUKE JUST GRINS AND MOVES ON AND IT ISN’T UNTIL HE FINDS OUT THAT ASHTON CAN NO LONGER CARRY HIM SO EASILY THAT LUKE BREAKS DOWN :((( BC ASHTON USED TO CARRY HIM ALL THE TIME AND NOW LUKE IS TOO HEAVY SO ASHTON CAN ONLY CARRY HIM A FEW FEET BEFORE GETTING TIRED AND LUKE CRIES AND CRIES BC HE WANTS TO BE TINY AND HE THINKS THAT ASHTON WILL LEAVE HIM FOR SOMEONE SMALLER AND ASHTON IS :( THAT HIS BABY WOULD EVEN THINK SUCH A THING?! BC NO MATTER HOW BIG LUKE GETS, NO MATTER HOW MUCH STUBBLE HE HAS ON HIS CHIN OR HOW BROAD HIS SHOULDERS GET, HE WILL ALWAYS BE ASHTON’S LIL BABY OKAY AND THAT’S A FACT

Things are going pretty okay here in pbcwrites land, so I’m increasing my pledge to the ScribeByNight patreon.  In explaining why this project matters to me, I’ve generally gone with something slightly hyperbolic like, “After I began supporting the ScribeByNight project, I was sent back in time to 1998 to meet the love of my life and now we are expecting our second child and strongly considering getting a second cat!!!!”

However, after reading Cidio’s account of what your financial support of this project means for his life (please read it!  Long story short, Cidio is the caretaker of his father, who suffers from dementia) I thought just this once I’d play against type and try to say something serious.

I picked up calligraphy basically on a lark, after a friend gave me a Pilot Parallel Pen in a Secret Santa gift exchange.  I began posting my progress on Tumblr because..well, why not?  As I got more into it, I kept posting so I could track my progress over time.  Very early on, a curious thing happened.  A large blog with a ton of followers reblogged some of my sub-amateur work!  It was, of course, ScribeByNight.  I started picking up followers who ran all manner of blogs.  People started requesting that I write things for them!  I got encouraging messages from other calligraphers!  I found a wonderful, friendly, helpful, open community of all kinds of people, from all over the world, practicing this art form.

I’ve spent my entire adult life as a scientist and had never thought I had any aptitude for any kind of visual art.  But suddenly I had people checking out my artwork!  People were asking me calligraphy questions!  I made many calligrapher friends across all skill levels!  I went from feeling silly calling myself a calligrapher to feeling silly not calling myself a calligrapher. 

The early encouragement and exposure when I was just starting out gave me a real boost and inspired me to keep practicing and getting better.  I like knowing that if I make something cool, people will see it.  If people find it cool, interesting, funny, inspiring, pretty, weird - whatever they think of it - I’ll see it reblogged and I’ll hear from people, calligraphers and non-calligraphers alike, about things they like.

Calligraphy has become a major hobby for me.  I joined the Calligraphy Guild of Indiana, I have sold a few pieces, I have made things for friends, for family, and for myself.  It helps me deal with depression and anxiety.  It has made me appreciate lettering, typography, handwriting, the use of color, geometry - the list goes on and on - in entirely new ways.  I see the world differently because I decided to pursue this wonderful art form.  I have become an artist. 

I can look back at my progress and see how far I have come.  ScribeByNight will reblog things I made months ago and I get to see things I am very proud of having made or things that are embarrassing to see now, but which nonetheless show me how much better I have gotten.

Cidio is a wonderful man and he has sent me messages when he saw I was struggling, made me laugh, introduced me to so many friends, and exposed me to so much beautiful calligraphy.  His support and encouragement from my earliest days as an aspiring calligrapher has been an invaluable gift.  I know that my support of his project helps him continue his mission of promoting this art form I love so much while also helping him take care of his aging father.  The money I set aside each month to support his patreon is well spent.

Please consider supporting the ScribeByNight project through a monthly patreon donation (a $1 pledge would be so wonderful!) or through a Paypal donation.

Thanks for reading and for your support of both pbcwrites and the ScribeByNight project!

-Pete

This seems a good time to tell the story of how I was staying at expectyo-patronum’s house a few weeks ago and I murmured, “MY LIZARD SON,” while we were eating cereal and I was thinking about C'rizz, and then I had to explain to Gabrielle the context with which I was using the word ‘son,’ and what a Eutermesan is, and how yes, those were the pictures I had been reblogging, and no, it’s not pronounced like a weird version of “Chris,” and I ended up telling the whole plot of C'rizz’s storyline, at which point I realized it’s very hard to explain C'rizz to people who don’t have any frame of reference for the story.

Bible Science

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Joy and gladness understood (Acts 14:17). Evolution cannot explain emotions. Matter and energy do not feel. Scripture explains that God places gladness in our hearts (Psalm 4:7), and ultimate joy is found only in our Creator’s presence – “in Your presence is fullness of joy” (Psalm 16:11).


Blood is the source of life and health (Leviticus 17:11; 14). Up until 120 years ago, sick people were “bled” and many died as a result (e.g. George Washington). Today we know that healthy blood is necessary to bring life-giving nutrients to every cell in the body. God declared that “the life of the flesh is in the blood” long before science understood its function.

The Bible states that God created life according to kinds (Genesis 1:24). The fact that God distinguishes kinds, agrees with what scientists observe – namely that there are horizontal genetic boundaries beyond which life cannot vary. Life produces after its own kind. Dogs produce dogs, cats produce cats, roses produce roses. Never have we witnessed one kind changing into another kind as evolution supposes. There are truly natural limits to biological change.

Our bodies are made from the dust of the ground (Genesis 2:7; 3:19). Scientists have discovered that the human body is comprised of some 28 base and trace elements – all of which are found in the earth.

The universe had a beginning (Genesis 1:1; Hebrews 1:10-12). Starting with the studies of Albert Einstein in the early 1900s and continuing today, science has confirmed the biblical view that the universe had a beginning. When the Bible was written most people believed the universe was eternal. Science has proven them wrong, but the Bible correct.


Ocean currents anticipated (Psalm 8:8). Three thousand years ago the Bible described the “paths of the seas.” In the 19th century Matthew Maury – the father of oceanography – after reading Psalm 8, researched and discovered ocean currents that follow specific paths through the seas! Utilizing Maury’s data, marine navigators have since reduced by many days the time required to traverse the seas.

God fashions and knits us together in the womb (Job 10:8-12; 31:15). Science was ignorant concerning embryonic development until recently. Yet many centuries ago, the Bible accurately described God making us an “intricate unity” in the womb.

The universe is expanding (Job 9:8; Isaiah 42:5; Jeremiah 51:15; Zechariah 12:1). Repeatedly God declares that He stretches out the heavens. During the early 20th century, most scientists (including Einstein) believed the universe was static. Others believed it should have collapsed due to gravity. Then in 1929, astronomer Edwin Hubble showed that distant galaxies were receding from the earth, and the further away they were, the faster they were moving. This discovery revolutionized the field of astronomy. Eisntein admitted his mistake, and today most astronomers agree with what the Creator told us millennia ago – the universe is expanding!

Light travels in a path (Job 38:19). Light is said to have a “way” [Hebrew: derek, literally a traveled path or road]. Until the 17th century it was believed that light was transmitted instantaneously. We now know that light is a form of energy that travels at ~186,000 miles per second in a straight line. Indeed, there is a “way” of light.

The Bible warns against eating birds of prey (Leviticus 11:13-19). Scientists now recognize that those birds which eat carrion (putrefying flesh), often spread disease.

Matthew Maury (1806-1873) is considered the father of oceanography. His daughter was reading a portion of the Bible to him. While listening, he noticed the expression “paths of the sea” in Psalms 8:8. Upon his recovery, Maury took God at his word and went look ing for these paths. We are indebted to his discovery of the warm and cold continental currents. His book on oceanography is still considered a basic text on the subject and is still used in universities. Maury used the Bible as a guide to scientific discovery. If only more would use the Bible as a guide in their personal lives!

The Second Law of Thermodynamics (Entropy) explained (Psalm 102:25-26). This law states that everything in the universe is running down, deteriorating, constantly becoming less and less orderly. Entropy (disorder) entered when mankind rebelled against God – resulting in the curse (Genesis 3:17; Romans 8:20-22). Historically most people believed the universe was unchangeable. Yet modern science verifies that the universe is “grow(ing) old like a garment” (Hebrews 1:11). Evolution directly contradicts this law.


God created “lights” in the heavens “for signs and seasons, and for days and years” (Genesis 1:14-16). We now know that a year is the time required for the earth to travel once around the sun. The seasons are caused by the changing position of the earth in relation to the sun. The moon’s phases follow one another in clock-like precision – constituting the lunar calendar Evolution teaches that the cosmos evolved by random chance, yet the Bible agrees with the observable evidence.


The characteristic of the universe stated more frequently than any other in the Bible is its being “stretched out.” Five different Bible authors pen such a statement in eleven different verses: Job 9:8; Psalm 104:2; Isaiah 40:22; 42:5; 44:24; 45:12; 48:13; 51:13; Jeremiah 10:12; 51:15; and Zechariah 12:1. Job 37:18 appears to be a twelfth verse. However, the word used for “heavens” or “skies” is shehaqîm which refers to the clouds of fine particles (of water or dust) that are located in Earth’s atmosphere,8 not the shamayim, the heavens of the astronomical universe.9 Three of the eleven verses, Job 9:8; Isaiah 44:24; and 45:12 make the point that God alone was responsible for the cosmic stretching.

What is particularly interesting about the eleven verses is that different Hebrew verb forms are used to describe the cosmic stretching. Seven verses, Job 9:8; Psalm 104:2; Isaiah 40:22; 42:5; 44:24; 51:13; and Zechariah 12:1 employ the Qal active participle form of the verb natah. This form literally means “the stretcher out of them” (the heavens) and implies continual or ongoing stretching. Four verses, Isaiah 45:12; 48:13; and Jeremiah 10:12; 51:15 use the Qal perfect form. This form literally means that the stretching of the heavens was completed or finished some time ago.

That the Bible really does claim that the stretching out of the heavens is both “finished” and “ongoing” is made all the more evident in Isaiah 40:22. There we find two different verbs used in two different forms. In the first of the final two parallel poetic lines, “stretches out” is the verb natah in the Qal active participle form. In the second (final) line the verb “spreads them out” (NASB, NIV, NKJV) is mathah (used only this one time in the Old Testament) in the waw consecutive plus Qal imperfect form, so that literally we might translate it “and he has spread them out …” The participles in lines one and three of Isaiah 40:22 characterize our sovereign God by His actions in all times, sitting enthroned above the earth and stretching out the heavens, constantly exercising his creative power in His ongoing providential work. This characterization is continued with reference to the past by means of waw consecutive with the imperfect, the conversive form indicating God’s completed act of spreading out the heavens. That is, this one verse literally states that God is both continuing to stretch out the heavens and has stretched them out.

The Order of Creation According to the Bible

  1. Creation of the entire physical universe (matter,1 energy,2 space3 and time4) from the invisible .5 This creation event includes an expanding universe,6 which continues to expand at this time.6
  2. Preparation of planet earth for the creation of life. The Bible describes the Earth’s initial conditions following its creation when the Sun is already shining. The Bible also says that the Earth is controlled by the heavens and not the other way around (geocentrism is refuted).7  The main biblical creation account (Genesis 1) begins after the formation of the Earth’s oceans with a description of the Earth as a water-covered planet covered by dense clouds .10
  3. The dense atmosphere is partially cleared so that light can strike the surface of the earth. .
  4. Formation of a stable water cycle .11
  5. Formation of continents, including an accurate description of the tectonic activity that produced the continents 12
  6. Creation of plants on the land and their subsequent “production by the land,” possibly including some naturalistic processes .13
  7. Transformation of the atmosphere from translucent transparent as the Sun, Moon, and stars show through the atmosphere. 
  8. Creation of swarms of small sea animals and their subsequent “great increase” or “teeming by the water” (consistent with the Cambrian explosion) 
  9. Creation of birds 
  10. Creation of  sea mammals (16
  11. Creation of land mammals that interact with humans 17
    1. creeping land mammals (e.g., rodents)
    2. large quadruped land mammals (e.g., cattle)
    3. wild land mammals (e.g., carnivores)
  12. Creation of modern humans 18
  1. In the beginning, God created the heavens and the Earth. (Genesis 1:1)
    This is the account of the heavens and the earth when they were created, in the day that the LORD God made earth and heaven. (Genesis 2:4)
    Thus says God the LORD, Who created the heavens and stretched them out… (Isaiah 42:5)
    “It is I who made the earth, and created man upon it. I stretched out the heavens with My hands, And I ordained all their host. (Isaiah 45:12)
    For thus says the LORD, who created the heavens (He is the God who formed the earth and made it… (Isaiah 45:18)
    For by Him all things were created, both in the heavens and on earth, visible and invisible… (Colossians 1:16)
    “Worthy art Thou, our Lord and our God, to receive glory and honor and power; for Thou didst create all things, and because of Thy will they existed, and were created.” (Revelation 4:11)
  2. And God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light. (Genesis 1:3)
  3. For I am convinced that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers, nor height, nor depth, nor any other created thing, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord. (Romans 8:38-39)
    He wraps himself in light as with a garment; he stretches out the heavens like a tent (Psalm 104:2)
    He sits enthroned above the circle of the earth, and its people are like grasshoppers. He stretches out the heavens like a canopy, and spreads them out like a tent to live in. (Isaiah 40:22)
  4. God was acting before the beginning of our timeline and created our timeline:
    …This grace was given us in Christ Jesus before the beginning of time, (2 Timothy 1:9)
    a faith and knowledge resting on the hope of eternal life, which God, who does not lie, promised before the beginning of time, (Titus 1:2)
    No, we speak of God’s secret wisdom, a wisdom that has been hidden and that God destined for our glory before time began. (1 Corinthians 2:7)
    To the only God our Savior, through Jesus Christ our Lord, be glory, majesty, dominion and authority, before all time and now and forever. Amen. (Jude 1:25)
  5. The universe was formed at God’s command, so that what was seen was not made out of what was visible. (Hebrews 11:3)
  6. Who alone stretches out the heavens, And tramples down the waves of the sea; (Job 9:8)
    Covering Thyself with light as with a cloak, Stretching out heaven like a tent curtain. (Psalm 104:2)
    It is He who sits above the circle of the earth, And its inhabitants are like grasshoppers, Who stretches out the heavens like a curtain And spreads them out like a tent to dwell in. (Isaiah 40:22)
    Thus says God the Lord, Who created the heavens and stretched them out, Who spread out the earth and its offspring, Who gives breath to the people on it, And spirit to those who walk in it, (Isaiah 42:5)
    Thus says the Lord, your Redeemer, and the one who formed you from the womb, “I, the Lord, am the maker of all things, Stretching out the heavens by Myself, And spreading out the earth all alone” (Isaiah 44:24)
    “It is I who made the earth, and created man upon it. I stretched out the heavens with My hands, And I ordained all their host.” (Isaiah 45:12)
    “Surely My hand founded the earth, And My right hand spread out the heavens; When I call to them, they stand together.” (Isaiah 48:13)
    That you have forgotten the Lord your Maker, Who stretched out the heavens, And laid the foundations of the earth; That you fear continually all day long because of the fury of the oppressor, As he makes ready to destroy? But where is the fury of the oppressor? (Isaiah 51:13)
    It is He who made the earth by His power, Who established the world by His wisdom; And by His understanding He has stretched out the heavens. (Jeremiah 10:12)
    It is He who made the earth by His power, Who established the world by His wisdom, And by His understanding He stretched out the heavens. (Jeremiah 51:15)
    The burden of the word of the Lord concerning Israel. Thus declares the Lord who stretches out the heavens, lays the foundation of the earth, and forms the spirit of man within him, (Zechariah 12:1)
  7. “Do you know the ordinances of the heavens, or fix their rule over the earth?” (Job 38:33)
  8. Chyba, C. and C. Sagan. 1992. Endogenous production, exogenous delivery and impact-shock synthesis of organic molecules: an inventory for the origins of life. Nature 355: 125-132.
  9. And the earth was formless and void, and darkness was over the surface of the deep; and the Spirit of God was moving over the surface of the waters. (Genesis 1:2)
    “Where were you when I laid the foundation of the earth? Tell Me, if you have understanding… Or who enclosed the sea with doors, When, bursting forth, it went out from the womb; when I made a cloud its garment, and thick darkness its swaddling band” (Job 38:4-9)
  10. Then God said, “Let there be an expanse in the midst of the waters, and let it separate the waters from the waters.” And God made the expanse, and separated the waters which were below the expanse from the waters which were above the expanse; and it was so. (Genesis 1:6-7)
  11. Then God said, “Let the waters below the heavens be gathered into one place, and let the dry land appear”; and it was so. And God called the dry land earth, and the gathering of the waters He called seas; and God saw that it was good. (Genesis 1:9-10)
    Thou didst cover it with the deep as with a garment; The waters were standing above the mountains… The mountains rose; the valleys sank down To the place which Thou didst establish for them. Thou didst set a boundary that they may not pass over; That they may not return to cover the earth. (Psalm 104:6-9)
    The LORD by wisdom founded the Earth; By understanding He established the heavens. By His knowledge the deeps were broken up… (Proverbs 3:19)
  12. Then God said, “Let the earth sprout vegetation, plants yielding seed, and fruit trees bearing fruit after their kind, with seed in them, on the earth”; and it was so. And the earth brought forth vegetation, plants yielding seed after their kind, and trees bearing fruit, with seed in them, after their kind; and God saw that it was good. (Genesis 1:11-12)
  13. Then God said, “Let the waters teem with swarms of living creatures…” (Genesis 1:20a)
  14. … and let birds fly above the earth in the open expanse of the heavens.“ (Genesis 1:20b)
    Modern birds created
    Feduccia, A. Explosive evolution in tertiary birds and mammals. Science 267: 637-638, 1995.)
  15. And God created the great sea monsters, and every living creature that moves, with which the waters swarmed after their kind, and every winged bird after its kind; and God saw that it was good. (Genesis 1:21)
    Appearance of modern whales
    Gingerich, PD., Raza, SM., Arif, M, Anwar, M, and Ahou, X. Nature 368: 844-847, 1994.
  16. Then God said, “Let the earth bring forth living creatures after their kind: cattle and creeping things and beasts of the earth after their kind”; and it was so. And God made the beasts of the earth after their kind, and the cattle after their kind, and everything that creeps on the ground after its kind; and God saw that it was good. (Genesis 1:24-25)
  17. Then God said, “Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness; and let them rule over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the sky and over the cattle and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.” And God created man in His own image, in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them. (Genesis 1:26-27)
  18. Thus says the LORD, Who gives the sun for light by day, And the fixed order of the moon and the stars for light by night, Who stirs up the sea so that its waves roar; The LORD of hosts is His name: “If this fixed order departs From before Me,” declares the LORD, “Then the offspring of Israel also shall cease From being a nation before Me forever.” (Jeremiah 31:35-36)

The Universe is Finely Tuned for Life

Strong evidence for a Designer comes from the fine-tuning of the universal constants and the solar system, e.g.

  • The electromagnetic coupling constant binds electrons to protons in atoms. If it was smaller, fewer electrons could be held. If it was larger, electrons would be held too tightly to bond with other atoms.
  • Ratio of electron to proton mass (1:1836). Again, if this was larger or smaller, molecules could not form.
  • Carbon and oxygen nuclei have finely tuned energy levels.
  • Electromagnetic and gravitational forces are finely tuned, so the right kind of star can be stable.
  • Our sun is the right colour. If it was redder or bluer, photosynthetic response would be weaker.
  • Our sun is also the right mass. If it was larger, its brightness would change too quickly and there would be too much high energy radiation. If it was smaller, the range of planetary distances able to support life would be too narrow; the right distance would be so close to the star that tidal forces would disrupt the planet’s rotational period. UV radiation would also be inadequate for photosynthesis.
  • The earth’s distance from the sun is crucial for a stable water cycle. Too far away, and most water would freeze; too close and most water would boil.
  • The earth’s gravity, axial tilt, rotation period, magnetic field, crust thickness, oxygen/nitrogen ratio, carbon dioxide, water vapour and ozone levels are just right.

Former atheist Sir Fred Hoyle states, “commonsense interpretation of the facts is that a super-intelligence has monkeyed with physics, as well as chemistry and biology, and that there are no blind forces in nature.”

Sent in by Joel, USA

ajays a pretty fuckin chill guy ya know? he never really seems to get mad, like ACTUALLY mad, the anger will be there for a moment but then its gone just like that and he always gives people a chance to explain themselves no matter what they do to him even when he was buck ass nude and fighting for his life in shanath arena he was just like “yeah ok” and just went with it and even once he got out and was kinda angry it instantly subsided when noore explained to him why. like maybe this changes later on and ajay becomes a ruthless cold blooded murderer and enjoys ending peoples lives but Im pretty far in the game at this point and ajay still seems like a genuinely good person and just wants to help people and I actually really like that about him

I shouldn’t have to explain why my life matters, why racism is a disgusting system, why sexism and homophobia are disgusting too. It’s tiring, I shouldn’t have to educate you on basic human rights.

In the finale, you were going to see a scene where Caitlin and I are talking. I tell her, we do have a better handle on our powers, [and] I show her a new trick,“ Amell explained. "They introduced matter manipulation in the finale – but the finale was also thirty minutes too long, because it’s such a huge, incredible episode, [the scene] was one of the things that could go. You won’t see it, but originally I turn a thermometer into a flower for her. It was a very sweet scene that showed some matter manipulation.

Couplet often quoted by Hadrat Shah Wasiullah rahimahullāh

أيها الرجل المعلم غيره – هلا لنفسك كان ذا التعليم
O you who teaches others! Why do you not teach
yourself?

This is some naseehah for these tumblr scholars and daees. Please don’t put yourself in a situation that would portray you as double faced. Don’t get me wrong, this is just advice and please don’t think of me as a critic (although you would probably think of me as one).

Giving naseehah or explaining matters with quran ayaats and ahadith  while acknowledging that one does not know Arabic in another post is definitely stupid. Trying to advice people on the niqab and hijab while reblogging pictures of women clearly displaying their aura seems hypocritical although it may not be your intention to sound like that. Telling people that talking to or approaching the opposite gender is wrong, while openly admitting to calling or receiving calls from some one of the opposite gender also sends a clear wrong message. Telling people that movies and music is haraam while personally showcasing the cinema entrance, or movie tickets seems way too hypocritical.

These people should know that an ordinary person does look up to them for their knowledge. But indulging in the above tarnishes not only the name of the individual but that of Islamic scholarship as a whole. They should remember their interactions on social media also have an impact on peoples lives.

I hope my message was clear. Just a sincere piece of advise. If it fits you then take it. If not, leave it.