“When Shadow Moon is released from prison, he meets the mysterious Mr. Wednesday and a storm begins to brew. Little does Shadow know, this storm will change the course of his entire life.
Left adrift by the recent, tragic death of his wife, and suddenly hired as Mr. Wednesday’s bodyguard, Shadow finds himself in the center of a world that he struggles to understand. It’s a world where magic is real, where the Old Gods fear both irrelevance and the growing power of the New Gods, like Technology and Media. Mr. Wednesday seeks to build a coalition of Old Gods to defend their existence in this new America, and reclaim some of the influence that they’ve lost. As Shadow travels across the country with Mr. Wednesday, he struggles to accept this new reality, and his place in it.“
“American Gods,” is Starz TV adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s beloved fantasy novel.
‘Tell me,’ said Blind Io. 'Is there a god of policemen?’
'No, sir,’ said Carrot. 'Coppers would be far too suspicious of anyone calling themselves a god of policemen to believe in one.’
'But you are a gods-fearing man?’
'What I’ve seen of them certainly frightens the life out of me, sir. And my commander always says, when we go about our business in the city, that when you look at the state of mankind you are forced to accept the reality of the gods.’
The gods smiled their approval of this, which was indeed an accurate quotation. Gods have little use for irony.
Terry Pratchett, “The Last Hero” (Carrot HOLY SHIT.)
It is bad. Dirty. UnChristianlike. Sinful. A darn public health crisis!
Well, at least the Republican Party declared it so earlier this month during their draft party platform meeting earlier this month.
CNN reports that North Carolina delegate Mary Frances Forrester , aka Ms. Prude, proposed this amendment while clutching her pearls and waving a rosary around the meeting as she wailed about her husband liking that “smut” and talking to her with words that she could never utter out loud for fear that God would come and strike her down.
She said, as she wailed about the incredible danger porn poses:
“The internet must not become a safe haven for predators, Pornography, with its harmful effects, especially on children, has become a public health crisis that is destroying the life of millions. We encourage states to continue to fight this public menace and pledge our commitment to children’s safety and well-being. We applaud the social networking sites that bar sex offenders from participation.”
Well, in fairness, she did mention children, so maybe she was trying to make it health crisis for child pornography, which IS truly abhorrent. Unfortunately, she labeled ALL porn under the same wide paintbrush.
Do not be afraid of anything, never be afraid, and do not grieve. Just let repentance not slacken in you, and God will forgive everything. There is not and cannot be in the whole world such a sin that the Lord will not forgive one who truly repents of it. A man even cannot commit so great a sin as would exhaust God’s boundless love. How could there be a sin that exceeds God’s love? Only take care that you repent without ceasing, and chase away fear altogether. Believe that God loves you so as you cannot conceive of it; even with your sin and in your sin he loves you.
“It is vital and necessary for us to be able to say that black lives matter, gay and lesbian lives matter, transgender lives matter, immigrant lives matter, and Muslim lives matter.
But it is equally vital and necessary that we be able to say that addicted lives matter and felons’ lives matter. The lives of politicians whose platforms are genuinely abhorrent and terrifying matter. The lives of those who make their living exploiting others matter. Aren’t preachers who spew hate and prey on fear also God’s children? What about racists and xenophobes of all stripes– the Westboro Baptist Chuch, for example? What about members of organizations like Al-Quaeda and ISIS?
We must be willing to plead with God not only on behalf of the poor and the downtrodden but also on behalf of those who have objectively done something wrong. We must be willing to plead the case of those whom we might be tempted to classify as the villain.
A drunk driver who needlessly and negligently took a life, a thief, a drug kingpin, a child molester or domestic abuser, a murderer sitting on death row– these are God’s children too, right?
These were the kinds of people living in Sodom and Gomorrah– the people whose case Abraham took before the Almighty and said, “Now see here! These are Your children too! Don’t their lives matter to you?” These are the people whose case Abraham pleaded– and whose case God was willing to hear and show mercy.”
All y'all on here who use the metric system in your daily lives are lucky as heck because Pokemon Go is personally targeting me, a God-fearing, patriotic, hardworking American who doesn’t know what the hell a kilometer is
One time when Lance was like nine he was left unsupervised, so he snuck into one of his older sister’s rooms to snoop around and he found her makeup. Specifically, her eyeliner. And Lance, as a child with poor impulse control, decided to give it a shot and tried to do his own makeup.
It was ugly. Lance couldn’t even look his reflection in the eye. ‘No one can ever know about this,’ he thought as he began washing his face with water.
Unfortunately for Lance… No one had ever told him that you need makeup remover to get off the Hell Substance that is eyeliner. Instead of removing every trace of Lance’s shame, the water instead spread the black eyeliner around until Lance began looking like a stand-in for the Winter Soldier instead of the cute little boy his mom said he was.
Stricken by the thought that he would look like a raccoon for the rest of his life and unable to cope, Lance began to cry. This was how his older sister found him half an hour later, sitting on her bed and weeping into her sheets. Lance’s older sister, out of the kindness of her heart, took only a few photos before she helped Lance clean his face, saving his life and cementing her place as Lance’s favorite sibling.
Touched by his declarations of undying familial love, Lance’s older sister proceeded to correctly do his eye makeup (Lance was very insistent on it) and then showed him how to actually put on eyeliner. From then on, it became their special ritual; before any big moment in their lives, Lance would help his sister apply her makeup.
And that is why Lance is ridiculously skilled at doing winged eyeliner.
Examine yourself and strive to adorn it with love, humility, compassion and hope. Seek the regeneration of your soul, enlightened by the voice of the Gospel and helped by God. With fear and love for the Heavenly Father, proceed to sow the seeds of God’s word on good soil. Cultivate the talent given by Christ for the salvation of your soul.
And so the prophecy was fulfilled: as the scene kids will be reborn thanks to Suicide Squad, the emos shall too be resurrected by My Chemical Romance, as one cannot live without the other. The preps will once again quiver in fear. The gods are merciful.
starting today i’ll strive hard to make myself better and to be a woman after God. heartbreaks, discouragements, disappointments and setbacks may bring me down but i will rise again. i will start dreaming once more and i will find happiness in small things. i can do this cause I am with the Lord.