and this is a non religious post

Shout out to the non-Christian/Catholic Latinxs

To the Muslim Latinxs

The Jewish Latinxs

The Buddist Latinxs

The Latinxs who practice Indigenous religions

The Latinx witches

The Latinxs practicing Santeria

The Agnostic Latinxs

The Satanist Latinxs

The Atheist Latinxs

Sometimes our differing religious beliefs put us at odds with our families and our communities. Keep practicing what feels right to you. 

I would like to keep this blog positive and a sanctuary among the chaos, but I might need a bit of time to heal. I am…incredibly shaken up right now, in tears and fearing for my future. I am not okay. 

I will probably be optimistic tomorrow. Perhaps even in a few hours, depending on how quickly I can push this out of my mind. I am not sure if I will be able to answer messages right now with the same pep and cheer I usually do, but tomorrow is another day. In due time, I will be okay.

My only comfort right now is that I live in California, where we are essentially cut off from the rest of the country and free to live in our own bubble. I only hope Trump cannot reach us with his hateful rhetoric. However, I also hope the rest of the country is not affected by this vile man. I hope he accomplishes nothing during his presidency and that anyone who voted for him realizes they made a mistake.

This will be my one and only post on this, since I do not want to dwell on the issue or stress anyone out. I might even delete this as soon as I post it. I don’t know right now, I’m just really upset, and disappointed, and scared. But hopefully we (not just Americans, but all folks across the globe that this will affect) can come together and get through this. I love each and every single one of you, and will pray for all of us tonight. May whichever God you believe in guide you through these troubling times. And if you are not religious, I will send positive vibes your way and hope for you to be kept safe as well. 

Christmas Needs to be Stopped

It’s November 4th.  We haven’t had the election yet.  We haven’t had Thanksgiving yet.  We haven’t had Black Friday, Cyber Monday, or December 1st yet.

Why the fuck is it already Christmas?

As has been pointed out so many other times on this site by many, many Jewish and other non-Christian bloggers, but Christmas has become a bit of a problem.

So think of this post as an intervention.

Historically, we get killed on Christmas.  The only day of the year worse has been Easter.  Now, admittedly, this is less common, though we still notice upticks in antisemitic violence at these two times of year.

We can’t do ANYTHING in the society we live in without being bombarded by a religious holiday and, worst of all, if we complain about it, suddenly WE’RE the badguys.  Try telling a “It’s not Happy Holidays, it’s Merry Christmas” person “Oh, but I’m Jewish, I don’t celebrate Christmas” and you will have a PROBLEM.  At best, they just act like an asshole to you, but I’ve seen it turn into proselytization or the Christian nearly assaulting the Jew.

Just try, for a moment, Christians, to imagine if you lived in a society where for a full sixth of the year, every single thing revolves around a holiday that you don’t celebrate, but which historically has included roaming bands of celebrants deciding that it’s time for you to die.

Wouldn’t you be a bit sour on it, too?

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- Pagan Traditions 
- Anything Norse, Celtic, Gaelic or generally pantheon related 
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- Tarot/Oracle or anything related to divination 
- Spirituality in it’s whole 
- Tech/Green/Kitchen/Religious/Non-Religious/Cosmic/etc Witchcraft 
- Witch Aesthetic 
- Vikings 
- Vulture Culture 

I need more blogs like these to follow that are active! Please reblog if you post about anything like this, especially if you post about something related that I forgot to mention. Pretty please! 

- Unwritten 

Christian Witchcraft? WTF!

It’s the first time you are hearing about Christian craft and it seems so foreign to you. How can such contradictory things be part of a worship, you ask. How can you be a God-fearing Christian and a witch?

What is witchcraft?

Witchcraft is a practice that can include shaping energy and interacting with the spiritual world. No witch uses witchcraft in exactly the same way. Some use it for healing, some for divination, some for cursing, etc. Many use it to worship their deities and cultivate a relationship with them, but not all. Some are secular and do not work with deities. Some have relations with deities but do not incorporate them into their craft. A witch’s spirituality is not intrinsically tied to their craft. Alternatively, witchcraft is not a religion, but a practice. It can be an expression of a religion, but it is by nature non-religious.

What does the Bible say about Witchcraft?

Please read this post by phoenyxangel.

calyhex also did a lovely series (part 1, part 2, part 3)

My own analysis on a few verses:

I am a green witch. That means I use creation, particularly plants, in order to perform my spells. Green witches use the energy stored within creation in order to create effects.

We know God has invested power in creation because of the story of Cain and Abel. It is the ground that seems to convict Cain for his crimes. Before Cain killed his brother, the ground gave him strength.

And the Lord said, “What have you done? Listen; your brother’s blood is crying out to me from the ground! And now you are cursed from the ground, which has opened its mouth to receive your brother’s blood from your hand. When you till the ground, it will no longer yield to you its strength; you will be a fugitive and a wanderer on the earth.”

-Gen 4:10-12

Consider also that if humans do not worship God creation must cry out to Him.

But he answered them, “I tell you that if they keep quiet, the stones will shout!”

-Luke 19:40

The power is there. Is it wrong to learn to use it? On the contrary, I find it to be an interesting way to study God. By knowing His creation, I come to know Him better.

Also note that when Jesus was confronted with magick (albeit, religious magick) he did nothing to condemn it. In the story of the healing at the pool Jesus heals a man who is waiting at a magick pool. Whenever the water was stirred it was supposed to be because an angel came and touched it. Whoever jumped into the pool first was supposed to be healed. (I’m assuming it worked, at least in part, for all of these people to be waiting so eagerly for their chance to jump in. The man in question had waited there for a long time and had missed many chances because he couldn’t move.)

Now in Jerusalem by the Sheep Gate there is a pool, called in Hebrew Beth-zatha, which has five porticoes. In these lay many invalids—blind, lame, and paralyzed, waiting for the stirring of the water; for an angel of the Lord went down at certain seasons into the pool, and stirred up the water; whoever stepped in first after the stirring of the water was made well from whatever disease that person had.

-John 5:2-4

If Jesus didn’t have an issue, then maybe we shouldn’t. I think Christian witches need to be judicious in what they practice. I think baneful magick is iffy at best. Jesus wasn’t baneful, so neither should we be. That being said, bindings and curses do not have to be baneful.

You can read more about my personal path on my FAQ. You can find book suggestions on my Books and Resources page.

What about Christopaganism?

That really isn’t my area of expertise. The Bible is clear that there are other spiritual forces in the world and God Himself refers to them as gods!

For that night, I will pass through the land of Egypt and kill all the firstborn in the land of Egypt, both men and animals; and I will execute judgment against all the gods of Egypt; I am Adonai.

-Exodus 12:12

Do they exist? Yes! Should you have a relation with them and how should you go about balancing your time spent with each deity? You would have to ask a Christopagan yourself.

It’s important to note that not all Christopagans are witches. Not all Christopagans work with other pantheons either, some preferring to work within the Abrahamic faith. Please do not assume anything and approach them respectfully.

Try:

  1. norvicensiandoran
  2. thespringpagan
  3. thepaganstudygrouppage
  4. thechristopaganmystic

Also: christopagan tag.

Should I be a Christian witch?

I don’t know, because I do not know your relationship with God or the core motivations you have for pursuing craft. Being a Christian witch is about using craft to express your relationship with God. It is to help you draw closer to Him by experiencing Him through magick. It can also cause you to be an asset to other Christians and to this world. You can work magick for those in need.

You can be a Christian and a witch without being a Christian witch as well. You would simply be a practitioner who does not incorporate God into your magick. If you do work with other deities, it will be important that you keep a strict balance and healthy understanding of who these forces are to you in your magick. It will be a difficult road to navigate f you are trusting other forces for your power yet truly putting your faith in God, and perhaps impossible for you without falling into temptation.

Healthy Christian Craft is an article I wrote explaining some common ways in which craft can become unhealthy for a Christian. Remember, this path has as many temptations as any other, but the Christian community offers much less support than with other forms of worship. You will have to constantly be realigning your will with God’s will so that you will not fall into sin. You may also want to follow my meditations and work through them in order to come to a conclusion. This is a decision that takes a lot of reflection and soul searching. Christian witchcraft should not be approached lightly.

anonymous asked:

There are masculine deities and feminine deities. Are there any deities who represent the in between, or genderless deities?

I actually have a document from a class that was all about this. The Instructor gave me permission to post it on here for you. Her name is Darlene Wagner and she’s a huge activist for LGBTQ+ rights. These notes probably have what you’re looking for and much more!

The Spirituality and Cultural Diversity of Transgender Persons

An individual with inborn traits, appearance, or social role different from the traditional definitions of gender within his/her society is termed “Gender Non-Conforming”.  Different societies around the world and throughout human history have had different names for gender non-conforming people, while in Western societies, transgender has become the preferred term.  Many traditional cultures attribute religious or spiritual meaning to gender non-conformity.  In some traditional, non-Western cultures, lesbian, gay, and bisexual (LGB) individuals are grouped with gender non-conforming individuals.  By comparison, Western society considers LGB persons as   separate from transgender.  Western society also seeks to exclude LGB, transgender, and other gender non-conforming people from religious and spiritual life.  Here, I seek to empower transgender, intersex, and LGB people with a sense that the Divine encompasses their gender non-conformity and sexuality.  

I. Terminology of Gender Non-Conformity

- Modern Western

 

Transgender is the most widely accepted term in developed countries for gender non-conforming persons who self-identify as gender role distinct from biological sex.  Transgender is considered an umbrella term encompassing individuals who permanently change their gender, individuals who live as the opposite sex without permanent physical change, individuals born with ambiguous sexual anatomy, or individuals who self-identify as neither male nor female.  Sexual orientation of transgender individuals can be gay, lesbian, heterosexual, bisexual, pansexual, or asexual.

Cisgender is used to refer to non-transgender people.  A non-transgender person performs gender roles or have a gender identity that conforms to expectations of his or her society. Cisgender remains a controversial term since it tends to dismiss gender non-conformity among non-transgender people, such as gay men and lesbian women.

Male-to-Female Transgender - Transwoman - MtF.  Born anatomically male but identifies as female or feels “inwardly” female. During transition or change to living full-time as female, may take estrogen as pills or injection. Sometimes have “bottom surgery” or sex-reassignment surgery.  Not all transwomen living full-time as women take estrogen or seek bottom surgery.

Female-to-Male Transgender - Transman - FtM. Born anatomically female but identifies as male or feels “inwardly” male. During transition or change to living full-time as male, may take testosterone injections.  Sometimes have “top surgery” or breast removal.  Not all transmen living full-time as men take testosterone or care to have top surgery.

Intersex Individuals born with genital configuration, endocrine function, or genetic characteristics giving biological characteristics of both sexes or indeterminate sex.  Not all intersex people identify as part of transgender community.

Genderqueer is a broad categorical term for individuals not strictly to identify as male nor female.  Sometimes prefer to be called by non-gendered pronouns such as they or ze.  Genderqueer may include agender or non-binary persons who identify as no gender.  Genderqueer may also include bigender or genderfluid individuals who are comfortable presenting as either/both male and female. Not all genderqueer people identify as part of transgender community.

Transvestite is widely considered a derogatory term in Transgender community.  Cross-dresser is a more acceptable term, but some biologically male individuals who dress as women prefer terms such as gender queer or gender fluid.

Tranny , Shemale, and He-she are very derogatory — often used in hate-speech by non-LGBT persons and is too often inappropriately used as a term of endearment by LGB persons.

Hermaphrodite is also widely considered a derogatory term in Transgender community.  Hermaphrodite is occasionally used in academic or medical contexts to to refer specifically to intersex individuals born with both male and female anatomical characteristics.

Transsexual is acceptable, but is becoming less commonly used. Typically only transwomen and transmen who permanently change their bodies and societal roles are inclined to self-describe themselves as ‘Transsexual’.  Some individuals in the transgender community only use transsexual to self-identify with respect to surgical change, as in pre-operative or post-operative.  Some postoperative transsexuals do not identify as part of the transgender community.

- Historical Western World

 

Eunuch - An individual born male but having testes removed (partial castration) or both penis and testes removed (full castration).  Given the association between castration and slavery in Byzantine and Ottoman Empires, it is not surprising that the term eunuch, is not favored in the modern world.

Castrato - In renaissance Italy, opera singers having testes removed before puberty to maintain soprano or alto singing voice  - usually dressed and presented as male, so not necessarily transgender or gender-non-conforming

Gallus or Gala - Cross-dressed and/or castrated males transformed into priestesses to various Goddesses in the Roman Empire.  Galli serving Cybele, the Great Mother and Protector of Rome, have the most written accounts surviving from the ancient world. The Galli were systematically exterminated during the 5th Century AD after Christianity was made the official religion of the Roman Empire.

Note that there are no historical terms known to the present day for female-to-male gender non-conforming individuals

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i fell in love at a christmas party || steve rogers

prompt: the reader finds herself stuck at one of tony stark’s extravagant christmas parties, but a special someone there makes her evening a night to remember. 

(a/n): i freakin’ love christmas and i honestly can’t wait for it which is so ironic because i’m probably the most non-religious person to ever exist lmao

Christmas was in three days, and despite Tony’s poor planning and last-minute rush to send out invitations, the turn out was a lot better than you’d expected. You figured Pepper had something to do with that. She’d put her foot down after Tony had forgotten to hire a caterer and took over. And you had to admit, it was one of the better parties Tony had hosted, especially after last years’ incident when the tree somehow caught on fire and everyone had to evacuate the building.

You were posted up near the bar, sipping on a glass of wine and watching Tony talk about some project he was working on with a group of imporant-looking men in expensive suits. You sighed and turned your attention back to your Pinot Grigio. If there was one good thing about Tony’s parties, it was most definitely his selection of alcohol. 

You set your unfinished drink onto an empty tray and slipped out of the balcony doors, a shiver running down your spine when the wind nipped at your nose and cheeks. Most of the guests had returned to the house to escape the cold, so you were alone for the most part, fortunately. You weren’t one for large crowds, and had only gone to Tony’s party because you needed something to do on a Saturday night instead of sit at home and watch reruns of crappy TV shows. 

You leaned against the balcony, your chin in your hands, and watched the cars below. The stores were about to close for the holidays, but that didn’t seem to stop parents from making last-minute trips to grab presents after their kids had gone to bed. The roads were dusted with snow from earlier in the day, and puddles of rain water had frozen over. You wondered how it was at home, and if your parents and siblings were doing fine despite the crap weather. You couldn’t wait to go back. You loved your job–really, you did–but being an Avenger meant sacrificing a lot of time and energy that you couldn’t get back. You needed a break; you sure as hell knew you deserved one, too. 

“I’m taking it that you aren’t really a big fan of the party”, said a familiar voice. 

You looked up at Steve and smiled. He looked handsome as ever, clad in a suit that he probably had to dig through his closet to find. His eyes appeared lighter in the moonlight, a beautiful cerulean blue that you had trouble looking away from. His cheeks flushed red when the wind picked up, but he didn’t seem to mind the cold. You, on the other hand, shivered. You thought about running back in to grab your shawl, but remembered that it was locked in a closet somewhere after Pepper had taken it. You frowned, but Steve seemed to have read your mind, and shrugged off his own jacket. You smiled at him when he draped it over your bare shoulders, and shoved your arms through the sleeves. 

The jacket was much too big for you, but it was warm and smelled just like him–peppermint, leather, and some cologne that you couldn’t name but liked nonetheless. “Thanks", you said. You glanced behind you at the sound of a crash, and watched with curious eyes as Pepper helped Tony off the floor. He’d managed to knock over one of the speakers that Thor was now picking up, and it was quite obvious that he was drunk off the scotch that Clint had brought as a gift for the party. You rolled your eyes and turned back to Steve, but couldn’t help the smile that appeared on your cherry-red lips. He laughed, too, but it didn’t reach his eyes, and you could tell that something was on his mind. 

“What’s wrong?” you asked. “You should be laughing your ass off. Tony just totally made a fool of himself in front of an entire crowd of people.” You nudged him with your elbow playfully, and he finally cracked a smile–a genuine one that he usually wore after a successful mission or when he’d won one of the various bets him and Tony made with eachother when they actually had free time.

“You can tell me, you know–if something’s bothering you”, you added. The playfulness in your tone was no longer evident as you spoke. “I mean, if you don’t, that’s okay, too. I wouldn’t be mad and take it personally or anything. I’m not like that, but I think you already know.” You stopped, a blush creeping onto your cheeks when he chuckled. You turned away, suddenly embarrassed. “I’m sorry. I’m rambling.” You cursed yourself silently. It was like you were trying to make a fool of yourself. 

“[Y/N]?” he asked. 

You looked back at him, ready to apologize once more, but before you could speak, his lips were on yours. The kiss surprised you, but after you’d gotten over the initial shock of being kissed by none other than Steve Rogers, you wrapped your arms around his neck and pulled him closer. His lips were soft and sweet, and as his kissed you harder, you felt yourself wanting more. He pulled away then, and as much as you already missed his lips, you were thankful for the chance to finally catch your breath. 

He cupped your cheeks and leaned down, pressing a sweet kiss to your now swollen lips. “I love you”, he whispered. 

“I love you, too, Steve. Now come here and kiss me”, you said, and closed the gap between the two of you once more. 

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Anti-Semitism: Official definition 'will fight hatred' - BBC News
Adopting an official definition of anti-Semitism will help fight hatred of Jews, Theresa May will say.

The [U.K.] government plans to adopt an international definition of anti-Semitism to help tackle hatred towards Jews.

It calls anti-Semitism a “perception of Jews, which may be expressed as hatred toward Jews.”

It adds: “Rhetorical and physical manifestations of anti-Semitism are directed toward Jewish or non-Jewish individuals and/or their property, toward Jewish community institutions and religious facilities.”

Police in the UK already use a version of the definition. However, it will now also be used by other bodies, including councils.Mrs May will say: “There will be one definition of anti-Semitism - in essence, language or behaviour that displays hatred towards Jews because they are Jews - and anyone guilty of that will be called out on it.

… "It is unacceptable that there is anti-Semitism in this country. It is even worse that incidents are reportedly on the rise.“

Marriage, TTC, Pregnancy, Mommies NON-RELIGIOUS

If you are a marriage, TTC, Pregnancy, or Mommy blog that DOES NOT make your every post about religion, re blog this.
I need marriage and TTC blogs to follow but most of the ones I’ve found so far are too busy making marriage and all their posts all about Christianity. I am looking for blogs about marriage and family life, not your religon. If you are a blog that actually talks about marriage and babies and TTC, re blog so I can follow!

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Please reblog if you post:
- alchemical witchcraft
- college witch tips
- indoor gardening
- study tips
- kitchen witchcraft

I realized that as I am a steampunk college witch that alchemy needs to have a higher priority in my craft. 

I am non-religious and as such may not follow you if you are 100% Wicca, however if you are an all craft posi blog I will definitely follow from my main blog. 

I will never understand religious people who call for death to the gays and judge us and tell us we’re all going to hell, when all I’ve been taught as a Christian is to love. Love, in whatever shape or form. Forgive. Don’t judge. Just love.

Honestly, who the fuck cares who you love, so long as you’re a decent person? The psychos trying to keep us from being ourselves are the bad people here.

It’s those psychos that give my faith bad rap. And if hell does exist, they’re the ones that have a one-way ticket to it. Not us.

I’m now seeing a post that’s mad that Melissa Benoist is playing Tamerlan Tsarnaev’s wife in some flick about the Boston Marathon bombing.

Because she’s a ‘white, non-Muslim woman’.

I can understand thinking the movie will be crappy. I’m not sure I understand thinking an actor needs to be a Muslim to take on this role. My best guess is that Katherine Russell converted for Tamerlan, rather than out of any particular religious inclination. As for the actress being white, this is who she’s playing:

Unfortunately the OP must’ve deleted their post because I couldn’t reblog it but I just wanna say, personally,

I am a non-religious straight 23 y/o woman and I strongly believe in the LGBT+ community and I always will. Equality for everyone. Love is love. As for religion; if we are all made in God’s image, then he created people who have different sexual orientations and (in God’s eyes) that is perfectly acceptable.

PS: I won’t tag this as not sims because it’s a damn important message.

anonymous asked:

ok heres my question. Are the Romulans religious at all?? Or are they more on the atheist side?

Uh, yes and no. From what I have read it goes in both directions. As a whole, Romulans do not seem to have a religion that we have seen in canon, how ever in non canon books they do have religion, mostly polytheistic. Many have them saying “by the elements” or “oh elements”.

Some of the non canon books include:

  • The Way of D'era says that Romulans follow D’era, which was led by Tellus who taught the people of Vorta Vor (from the Final Frontier) to become the supreme rulers of the galaxy.
  • In Duane’s Rihannsu series, the Romulan religion is animistic, and was born from a philosophy of observance, or “things remain lost when you look for them”, which turned into worshiping the Elements like Fire, Water, Air, and Earth, with an “Archelement” which oversees the others.
  • In Killing Time they believe in a devil called Bettatan'ru
  • and in the Countdown comic series, Nero states that Romulans are polytheistic.

That being said, even if these have no basis in canon, it would also stand to reason that since many Romulans have carried ancient texts and toys from the time of the Sundering, they may also still share the old Vulcan religion, which was polytheistic, according to Tuvok.

In going with the society, emphasis may not be placed on religion, because the Praetor is the one’s who word is law, and many may not believe not have the same type of faith you see in Bajoran society, but they can still be in tune to their religion more privately.

Basically I always saw the Romulans as having religion, but being more secular when discussing it. 

I hope this helps nonnie! Jolan Tru!

Hey guys! Some weeks ago, I asked you if you’d be interested in a post about Spain’s Education System, a few of you wanted me to write it, so here it is! I tried to add everything I thought would be interesting, if you think I’ve missed something or have any questions, you can ask me! Hope you enjoy this post!

If you think I missed anything or have any question, ask me, I’ll gladly answer and/or edit this post.

*Disclaimer: I am from Spain’s capital, Madrid, and go to a non-religious private but State funded school, so some of these facts may be different in some places or schools.

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A comparison of the Inner Circle and the 12 Apostles.

As requested by @haledamage​ I’m going to do a comparison of this image:


In relation to this question: 

So I thought it would be easier to create a new post for it because my answer will be quite long and the scrolling would be endless if anyone else wanted to reblog the other post. XD


A bit of warning before I go into the similarities between the 12 apostles and the inner circle. I am an Ancient History student with an interest in ancient religions of the Near East, not a true expert (no PhDs or anything). I’m also non-religious and this post will be written with the intention of looking at religious figures/ characters as just that and comparing them to Dragon Age characters. I do not intend to offend or challenge those who do believe that the apostles were real people, in fact I do acknowledge that many figures within biblical texts are in fact real people and that we know this by cross referencing biblical texts with various other texts from the same region and time period. 

Another warning, I’m dyslexic and will probably keep editing this post because i’m bound to find mistakes. If anyone finds any then please let me know. I’m not going to be able to pick them all, this also goes for additional information you might come across that I may have missed out or gotten wrong. I’m always ok with people letting me know these things as it helps me out a lot.


With that said, here we go:

Bartholomew - Cullen : Comes from strong religious background, Ferelden. Bartholomew was an Israelite. Both are very honest about their intentions. Bartholomew’s symbol is three swords pointing downwards, similar to the Templar symbol.

James- Vivienne: James the Younger is a lesser known apostle and is generally considered ambitious. Vivienne is a very ambitious woman but much better known to us. Really not a lot on this one.

Andrew - Varric: Was a part of Hawke’s team first, Andrew was following with John the Baptist first. Varric becomes the Viscount of Kirkwall, in kind Andrew (as a Saint) is named the Patriarch of Constantinople.

Judas - Solas: A man with another plan. Becomes close to the inquisitor to further his own means. Solas was the true enemy who put the events that preceded  the breech and Corypheus’ tirade in motion. He regrets what he does if he becomes close to the Inquisitor otherwise he finds his plans perfectly justified. He uses the Inquisitor to create his new world. Judus had a similar plan, to use Jesus to further Jewish Nationalism. Judas, like Solas is an idealist pining for an ideal world that never existed. I do think that Solas has a stronger resolve than Judas however, having lived in the world that he wishes to recreate.

Peter - Cole: Really the connection between these characters is through their names, both referring to rocks. The characters are unlikely symbols of stability, both are indecisive. In reference to Cole, he does not know who or what he is unless you help him and show him compassion. When you show him the very thing he embodies he can finally connect with his inner self either as the embodiment of compassion itself or the human he can now become. For Peter, he is quite sceptical of Jesus and requires a lot of convincing before he accepts Jesus’ divinity.

John- Cassandra: Used as Dorian’s opposite, from a noble family but chose a religious life. John is James The Greater’s brother in the bible and is considered to be favoured by Jesus. John comes from a family of means and chose a life of religion. Cassandra and John are people of action.

Jesus - Inquisitor: Considered to be divinely chosen. Or claims to be depending on what you decide.

Thomas- Bull: Doubting Thomas, this man was a skeptic, doubting Jesus’ promises for a heavenly home. Thomas is said to prefer evidence to blind belief and wished to see the nail wounds in the risen Jesus’ hands as proof that he was actually whom he claimed to be.  After The whole Jesus thing it is generally believed that Thomas left for India as a missionary.  To be honest Bull isn’t extremely similar to Thomas aside from travel and his being more of a thinker, even under the Qun we know that Bull was not a blind follower, he had trouble completely adhering to it, mostly seen whilst he was in Orlais. Both characters had to be convinced to follow their religions (Bull submitting himself for re-education, Thomas needing to see Jesus’ wounds before he believed the man was actually who he claimed to be.)

James the Greater - Dorian: Dorian comes from across the sea (Tervinter). Similar to Cassandra he comes from a place of privilege but unlike her he only chose to join the inquisition when Tevinter became directly involved. James the Greater is the brother of John so this is why the two share similar qualities. Unfortunately there is not a lot of writing regarding this Apostle.

Philip - Leliana: Provides the Inquisitor with a strong links to high Orlesian society (the dominant culture you’ll be dealing with diplomatically, Orlesian culture is considered the intellectual culture of Thedas…unless you are from Tevinter  but we aren’t Vints. ). Phillip was Jesus’ Greek link (the dominant learned culture in the Asian region at the time since the time of Alexander’s conquest. Even after Roman occupation, Greek was still a highly revered and respected culture amount Roman citizens, it was the language of learned men).

Mathew- Sera: I find it kind of ironic that Mathew was a tax collector and Sera is in his place. In Roman province of Syria-Palestine, tax collectors were greatly disliked and regarded as criminals by the Jewish populous. Sera seeks payment from the social elites for their misdoings against commoners, her methods are often considered wrong by those she targets. Sera may be seen as a traitor against elves based of her refusal to associate herself with “elfy” culture. Mathew was also considered a traitor by some hebrews based on his line of work. “Submitting to the Romans”.

Jude - Josephine : Interested In making the Inquisitor known to the world, though she’s considerable less violent. Jude is shown with a scroll or book, as is Josephine. Multilingual as are most educated people of the time.

Simon - Blackwall: Idealistic, his persona is devoted to serving a cause, in the case of Blackwall it is the Grey Wardens and the Inquisition. As Rainier inspires to better himself he takes on the persona of Blackwall after he sacrifices himself to the darkspawn. Simon, a Zelote/ Jewish Nationalist was associated with recklessness for a perceived greater cause (Warden’s fight against the blight). Both ultimately try to atone for what they’ve done.

Again if anyone has anything to add please do, I probably didn’t catch everything.

I need to stop looking at Facebook. This other girl tags all her posts #[husband’s name]buyssmiles whenever they go on vacation, add a pool, buy a third golden retriever or buy anything really.

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I’m going to my coworkers baby shower today. She said there will be sangria, thank god. And men and kids will be attending. I plan on hanging out with the child free, liberal, non religious female attorney from my firm who will be there. The only liberal, non religious one I’ve encountered.

Yo, anyone who wants to send me asks about a certain blogger better know she checks her tag religiously so after tha fiasco no way im posting asks with her currently url unbroken by slashes. That being said, no, medicine is not a twoc. Shes a gnc cis chick. This confusion was an even bigger deal back in the day when she used to evade answering this question, because she just fucking loves coming onto posts about trans women’s issues and giving us her unsolicited opinion, which looks super shitty for a non-trans woman to be doing and she knows it. That’s ultimately the issue with her. She likes to talk over trans women who disagree with her, and then anyone who calls her out on that gets a load of harassment and ridicule.

Anti-feminists

“ All anti-feminists are either men or just brainwashed housewife religious feminists!”
Well this female non-religious anti-feminist has something to say. I left the feminism and sjw movement not because someone brainwashed me but because you destroyed any sort of love I had for people. I wanted to not spread hate, but you kept telling me too. 

 You told me to hate artists because they didn’t draw to the ships you liked or because they were “ fatshaming” but I really liked the style and respected the time put into the art.

 You told me to hate men because they are all rapists, but my friends were men and I never heard a bad thing about women come out of their mouth.

You told me to demand trigger warnings for needless things because everyone’s by something offended but, I wanted to enjoy free speech and wanted to listen to my favorite creators without fear of them getting held back by ‘triggers’.

You wanted me to do so much that I didn’t want to do, and if I refused I was wrong, I was hated, I was “scum”. I deserved death, I was ugly. You used every single harsh tactic you could to keep me in this grip. But I realized that your views doesn’t dictate me.