cannot have both

U.S. PRESIDENT AND TERRIFYING DERANGED SERIAL KILLER ANDREW JACKSON ENDORSED THE POSTMASTER GENERAL’S IDEA OF LETTING MAIL CARRIERS WITHHOLD AND DISPOSE OF PEOPLE’S PRIVATE MAIL WITHOUT NOTICE IN ORDER TO STOP THE SPREAD OF ANTI-SLAVERY LITERATURE IN THE SOUTH, SO I DON’T WANT TO HEAR HIS NAME AND “FREE SPEECH” IN THE SAME BREATH! EITHER YOU LIKE ANDREW JACKSON OR YOU LIKE FREE SPEECH, THE TWO ARE MUTUALLY EXCLUSIVE, YOU CANNOT HAVE BOTH.

anonymous asked:

How do you combine science and religion? They're basically the opposite. I wish I could without feeling one is a lie.

Ahhhhhhh, nonny, nonny, nonny.

The answer is because, truly, nothing fuels my love for & faith in my religion more than science. And nothing keeps me motivated & driven to keep learning and working in science more than my religion.

I don’t try to analyse my Gods with the scientific method, the same way I don’t try to analyse my experience of being in love. Even if there is specific phenomenology one could identify, neurotransmitters being released, activity in parts of the brain, that’s not what those things are fundamentally about. Science does not hold all the answers to all the facets of the universe or life or the human condition. And a good scientist must always remember the limits of her theory and her experimentation.

But -

On Sunday night I watched David Attenborough’s Planet Earth II and had tears in my eyes at the infinite diversity and beauty of the natural world. Watching thunder clouds rolling over steppes and feeling filled up with love for Sif and Thor. Every sequence of predators chasing down prey resonating so deeply with the part of me that works with the Wild Hunt. And looking at every incredible living thing shown and knowing - that by the wonder of evolution - we are all cousins - all related - our ancestors are the same.

But everything I learn about molecular biology, the incredible, incomprehensible complexity of every cell in every living organism and how they interact - all hewn out of twenty amino acids, coded by four bases, all evolved from a single cell across billions of years - just increases my sense of awe and wonder and faith in the Gods. This is what they gave us.

As does the stunning beauty and elegance of the laws of physics. The wave equation. Dirac’s equation that knew more than he did. The energy-matter equivalence. Quantum-electro-dynamics, which is accurate to a degree equivalent to measuring the distance between New York and Los Angeles to within the breadth of a single hair. The fact that I can look up at the night sky and see light from millions of years ago. 

This is beauty, this is poetry, this is magic, this is where I find my Gods.

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  • Sato Ryuji as Kashuu Kiyomitsu
  • Sakiyama Tsubasa as Ishikirimaru

Not gonna lie, one of the reasons why I was ecstatic that Kiyomitsu and Ishikirimaru were selected to participate in subsequent musical productions of the Musical Touken Ranbu was new idol outfits! xD And look at how gorgeous they both are *_*

Scan credits: aokinsight
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2 times when Even probably took Isak’s hands 

Gosh I was just thinking earlier about how people (homophobes!) seem to have no sense of what sorts of things Holmes and Watson would have had to conceal and what sort of things it makes no sense to conceal. For example, I have seen people argue that despite all the assertions to the contrary, Holmes was definitely in love with Irene Adler/Maud Bellamy/some lady. Well. What would have been the point of being demur or subtextual about that? All the persecution heterosexuals were facing at the time?

But you’ll see those same people insist that Holmes and Watson couldn’t have been a couple, and people who think they were are reading too much into things. You simply cannot have it both ways. Is there subtext or isn’t there? And if there is subtext, what sort of information would necessarily have been confined to subtext?

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My kind of aesthetic, Taekook’s body differences. Dem shoulders, peck and arms doe jeon jungkook.

If ever in the midst of your running, you glance over your shoulder and hope to cling to what you must forsake, you will soon realize that you have a decision to make. Do you want Jesus or do you want the world? You cannot have both. But remember this: Christ comes to the threshold of your life, with arms wide open, shouting, ‘You must love me more! You must love me more!’ He knows the world will fail you in every devastatingly possible way, but He will never do the same. So, when the world tempts you, turn your head around to face the light once again. Abandon hesitation and replace it with haste. Run faster than ever before.
—  Ellie Johnson, Hold Out For No ‘Heroes’
Tell Her I Love Her

Chapters: 1/1

Rated: T

Pairing: Westallen, Karolsen (mentioned)

Words: 8727

Summary: Inspired by the original script where Barry actually does mention Iris before he sacrifices his life for the world. Spans from the end of the Flash episode to the end of the Legends of Tomorrow episode of the Invasion! crossover.

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got it from this but i feel like suga’s more likely to do this than daichi actually he has a potato shirt and likes puns pLEASE don’t tell me he’ll let the opportunity to do this pass bcos hE WILL DO IT no matter the cost #REST IN PIECES DAICHI

anonymous asked:

Sounds like a great deal. Can I maybe have fictional Louis from your story where he meets Nick at whsmith? He's very special to me. Also maybe we should make a deal to wash our hair?

You can definitely have that Louis, he’s currently deciding to take up welding because he thinks it would be cool and manly and that Nick would find him even more attractive if he was wielding something that had flames coming out of it (spoiler: Nick will not find him more attractive if he’s wielding something that has flames coming out of it, Nick will be having some kind of internalised panic attack in case Louis welds himself to something by accident). Nick suggests Louis take up something a little easier instead, like knitting. 

He regrets this when he has to spend an entire Sunday afternoon with Louis sitting on his sofa surrounded by balls of wool as Louis tries to knit him a scarf to show him he’s appreciated. He has been stabbed eleven times with a knitting needle, sat on Louis’s yarn, been turned down for a kiss on no less than four occasions (Louis is counting stitches and Nick is - apparently - distracting) and has been on tea duty for five hours. Louis can be a bit bossy when he wants to be. Nick rather likes it. 

Anyway yes, he is eager to learn and you can look after him, anon. In return we should definitely make a deal to wash our hair. :/ TOMORROW. 

the two best moments in the sense8 christmas special were Hernando’s “Art is love made public” speech and Lito’s “I can’t live a lie, I am gay, I won’t hide it anymore. Fuck consequences” speech, those moments saved 2016

My parents are so controlling. And they have been for my entire life. They treat me like I’m four years old. I wasn’t ever allowed to go out with friends. I wasn’t allowed to get a job. I’m not allowed to use the stove or knives. 

The most recent blow, my sister has a project for school that she has to cut cardboard for. My dad just took away the x-acto knife we were going to use and said we aren’t allowed to use it.

I AM EIGHTEEN YEARS OLD. 

all offense but why is Orochimaru not in jail.