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This is a celebration post because this blog has amazingly passed 1500 followers! Thank you so much to everyone who has started following this blog recently, as well as those that have stuck around since the beginning. For anyone who’s new or interested, on my page I have links for all the directors, cinematographers, and movies that I have covered on here. I can’t believe that just a five months ago I was blown away by the fact that I had 200 followers and now here we are- thank you all so much!

Now, back to the movies and the regularly scheduled programming. In thanks, above are 10 new frames from my 10 most popular posts. You’ll find the list of movies and links to the original posts below!

- K

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anonymous asked:

Hi, I'm a non denominational Christian. Lately I've been feeling that God is telling me I need more direction in my faith. I feel a pull toward the Catholic church but at the same time I feel pulled toward the Lutheran church. I feel like you would understand what I'm going through and wondering if you have any advice?

Well, are you fully aware of who Martin Luther was? Martin Luther was raised in a relentlessly abusive house hold, by a father who was historically documented as being full of bubbling rage and anger, and a mother with severe mental issues who also abused him. He was completely deprived of a childhood, beaten for hours and hours until blooody, punished (historically documented) even up to 15 times a day.

Because of his childhood, strict, abusive, he was drawn towards the self sacrificial life as a monk, in which he was morbidly scrupulous, starving himself for days and performing horrendous acts of mortification for hours and hours, for so much as missing the readings of the Divine Office. This mortification led him serious mental health dissorders, dispair, depression, and insomnia that lasted weeks. Eventually he (recorded himself) grew to hate himself, wished he had not come into exsistance, and eventually grew to hate God (he recorded many blasphemous remarks).

You see, throughout his religious life his scrupulously drove him to hate the acts of love we give to God. His mental illnesses drove him to hate himself, seeing himself as a vile, and eventually God. He could not fathom that God was a God of mercy and forgiveness, only a God of wrath an punishment, because it was all he had known. Instead of finding healing in the mercy of Christ, his only escape was finding all acts invalid, since no human being could never apply himself perfectly. He eventually grew to believe that the religious life he lived was a “satanic delusion”. He grew in wrath towards himself, and this mental and physical suffering drove him to reject the Church teachings of good works.

In his anger he wrote of his hate for his parents, for those who did not submit to the Pope, and his hate for Jewish people. He wrote that he wished for thier murder, and they not be saved from Purgatory (that they should go to hell).

He preached that people were without free will, only capable of pure and deliberate evil, that only through faith alone can we be saved from our diabolical selves. He saw no one in the likeness of God, expecially himself.

If you haven’t read anything written by Martin Luther (besides his thesis), I suggest you should first, before considering a branch of Protestantism. I would read the letters to his father, and the biographies that were written in that time frame (1500s) by historians. It paints a very disturbing picture of the man who started the rejection of the Church, and his reasons behind it.

Myself, I believe Catholicism to be the truth, and I believe in the Sacraments of the Church. Luther himself mourned the loss of these Sacraments in his excommunication. He regretted very much the reformation, as what he called “Sodom and gamora” followed behind, and after his devoted wife (an ex benedictine nun) died, his temper and fury towards the results of the “reform” brought him isolation. His last few writings were anti semetic, against Jewish people (“Against Jews and thier lies”-read it, it’s horrific ), and his last one against the papacy.

All protestant theology exists as counter theology to Catholicism only. The very word “Protestant” means protest, and by protest they mean the Church. The Church founded by Christ himself. I recommend anyone who wants to be protestant, know what they are rejecting. Online, you can find free publications on the Catholic Catechism. I’d recommend that, and a website called Catholicbridge.com.

I hope that my words to not upset or offend you, I’m sure you understand we have a Christian duty to speak the truth when asked, and as you are a Christian too I know you would do the same for me. Pray for me! I will pray that God leads you in your conversion to the Truth, and you are enflamed with the love and faith in your journey! Very exciting!

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Ultimate alien like spear mantis feeding on fish in slow motion

Dr Jamie Seymour from James Cook University and Emmy Award winning cameraman Richard Fitzpatrick film a spear mantis shrimp at 1500 frames per second

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