*i still remember going

I still remember, back when I was uber Christian gal who dreamed of going to seminary, how people reacted to me actually having discussions with the people we would have to convert on campus. I still remember talking to a Buddhist- to the point I was shivering because of how cold it was outside. And one by one the others of our campus conversion group dropped off, giving me bizarre looks. Because I didn’t stick to the plan, because I questioned and asked and listened and discussed instead of sticking to the five point discussion layout we were supposed to vomit out to get people saved. I was later chided and corrected for my behavior. (I challenged back, of course, which is a big reason why I always ended up pushed to the side in these groups. Pious enough not to kick out, but not accepting authority enough to be accepted.)

At the time I was disgusted that they thought this guy, who was nice and kind and willing to talk with passion about his beliefs, was somehow beyond their saving, somehow not worthy of their time.

And later, once I left Christianity, I realized it’s because (most, many) christians never really care about the person, why they believe. They just assume everyone is deluded or doomed if they aren’t Christian, and if a person is smart and thoughtful and not a Christian than obviously they are beyond saving because if they were truly good they would have chosen Christ.

Which is all a long way to say this is why I get so infuriated at the christians who behave like that. Who assume they somehow have this great knowledge and superior moral code for being Christian. Because fuck it if it isn’t the result of arrogance and seated in this belief that they are better than everyone else for having either been chosen by Christ, or having chosen him, depending on the denomination.


she had the world || panic! at the disco

Happy Birthday Iwa-chan~   (ノ≧∀≦)ノ ♪☆゚. 


The way to your house is too short
I’ll see you, same time tomorrow 

♡ happy 1st birthday, Aju Nice !  ♡


I can’t draw this weekend, so here’s a wip of a much longer series of drawings I’ll post one day



Did Lily ever find out James scribbled her initials in his exam papers? Did the marauders tell her? Did she use this against him for the rest of their life? I hope so. 


        It’s her first day back to school since
                 the infamous meltdown.

AU where bitty is on the lacrosse team and manages to keep the lax bros out of smh’s hair long enough that the boys start to get suspicious

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part 1 here

After what Bitty has been referring to in his own head as “The Incident” (with capital letters and all), things between the lax team and the hockey team are… Better? Naturally, Bitty couldn’t tell his team about what had happened, and in fact hadn’t even been pressured to; the teammates who’d been in the house at the time hadn’t even realized he was gone until he was strolling back through the door. So much for having each other’s backs, Bitty had mumbled to himself as he rolled out his pie crust.

But that had been nearly a month ago, and since then, the hockey team hadn’t been over even once to bang at the door with complaints– not even when the house had hosted a party two weeks ago and their music had been loud enough for the bass to be felt a full block away. It’s unusual behavior, and Bitty would be lying if he ever tried to say he isn’t curious about it. The way he sees it, they’re probably just feeling guilty over the whole kidnapping thing. Which is probably fair, all things considered, and Bitty appreciates their consideration. For the most part.

Despite the hockey team’s apparent peace with the lacrosse team, they do still seem a little spiteful. Either that, or Bitty is projecting his own spite onto them; he’s been sitting at the house’s kitchen table for a full two hours now, picking at a now cold tray of bagel bites as he tries to finish an essay. It’s not due until the next Monday, a fact that has Bitty thanking any and all gods who may exist, because there is no way in hell he can finish it tonight with the loud music blaring from across the street. Bitty keeps finding himself bouncing a leg to the beat and staring blankly at his laptop instead of actually writing, and after the fourth time, he finally sighs and slams the thing shut, sliding it perhaps too roughly into his backpack. He deposits the entire bag safely by the stairs before he heads out.

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I think the core thing that caused The Last Airbender to be the horrible, piece of shit movie that it is was the fact that Shyamalan clearly looked down on the TV series as just some dumb children’s show and not for the good thing it is. It really shows through in the movie that he thought that the show’s just a mindless cartoon made to momentarily distract children too dumb to comprehend the world around them. That was his first of many mistakes, and that, combined with his incompetence, laid the foundation for the film.