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Christianity, taking your hard earned money for personal gain whilst attempting to fool people that it is the epitome of high morality.

This is just another example of the taint of Christianity, and the corruption of it’s money grabbing hypocrits.

Well done to those who did the right thing and gave a helping hand to those in need.

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I have now seen 3 different videos from 3 different people at Joel Osteen’s “flooded church” that “isn’t safe to get to”

It’s a lie. Three miles of clear road to it and everything. It is a safe and reasonable location to house dislocated people. It hasn’t flooded inside at all.

I didn’t think I could be more disgusted by Joel Osteen and he proved me wrong. I can totally be more disgusted by him as a human being.

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Could you tell us more about John Church Hamilton? I saw some people mentioning him here and his biography of his father. I'd like to know more about him (presentation, facts, essays... whatever feels best for you!)

Hamilton was born on August 22, 1792 in Philadelphia. He was the fourth son, and the eight Hamilton children. He was only eleven years old when his father was killed in the famous duel with Aaron Burr. In 1809, he graduated from Columbia College, and studied law. John Church served in the U.S. Army during the War of 1812, attaining the rank of second lieutenant. During this time he served as an aide-de-camp to Major General William Henry Harrison (later 9th president of the United States). He never engaged in any of field battles and resigned his position June, 1814. 

Sometime after his military career, he was married to Maria Eliza van den Heuvel (January 4, 1795–September 13, 1873). They had ten children: Alexander Hamilton (1815–1907), Charlotte Augusta Hamilton (1819–1896); Schuyler Hamilton (1822–1903), Mary E. Hamilton (1825–1887),  Charles Apthorpe Hamilton (July 23, 1826 – November 29, 1901), Adelaide Hamilton (1830–1915), Elizabeth Hamilton (1831–1884), William Gaston Hamilton (1832–1913), Laurens Hamilton (1834 – July 6, 1858), Alice Hamilton (September 11, 1838 – September 15, 1905).

Between 1834 and 1840, he sorted through his father’s letters and papers alongside his mother. He wrote a two-volume biography titled The Life of Alexander Hamilton, published 1840–1841–almost all copies were destroyed in a fire while in the process of binding. He then edited a collection of his father’s writings, The Works of Alexander Hamilton: Containing His Correspondence, and His Political and Official Writings, Exclusive of the Federalist, published in seven volumes in 1850–1851. Between 1857 and 1864, John Church published his seven-volume Life of Alexander Hamilton. In 1869, he published an edition of The Federalist. 

Hamilton was a member of the Whig Party and later a Republican, but never held an elected office. He once lost a run for Congress to represent part of New York City. July 25, 1882, John Church Hamilton died at the age of eighty-nine at Stockton Cottage, on Ocean Avenue in Long Branch, New Jersey, due to complications of jaundice and catarrh. His funeral was held at Trinity Church, New York. 

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The biggest church in Texas closed its doors during Harvey but mosques stayed open to help flood victims
A megachurch in Houston closed its doors in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, which has caused catastrophic flooding and forced thousands to leave their homes. An announcement on Facebook said Pastor Joel Osteen’s Lakewood Church had shut due to the storm and asked people to pray for those affected.

I know flying buttress is a term that always gets a giggle, but this architectural feature is fascinating - it’s a unique creation of Gothic architecture, and it’s symptomatic of the desire of medieval builders to flood their churches and cathedrals with light. Why? Because light was considered the best means through which humans could know God. Churches are almost always oriented so that the congregation faces east to worship - towards the sun, so that God’s grace showers upon them through the gorgeous stained glass. Medieval people wanted light to penetrate every corner of the interior space. But to get light into your building, you need to build high and keep the interior open and airy, and this leads to concerns with points of support. So builders developed solutions which are recognisable to us as the defining features of Gothic architecture - ribbed vaults, pointed arches and our dear friend the flying buttress, all of which allow you to build high and let in light while maintaining structural integrity. So there you go - the flying buttress was invented because medieval builders believed that the best way to know God and experience his benediction was through sunlight and geometric regularity - new architectural forms were invented to solve problems generated by theological philosophy.

screamingandsinging  asked:

What do you think of Joel Osteen? I live in Houston and it's terrible right now, people are mad that he won't open the church to flood victims. What do you think?

I don’t think much of Joel Olsteen in general, though I don’t know the specifics of this situation.

The Church of the Holy Apostles Peter and Paul is a Serbian Orthodox church, the oldest intact church in Serbia and one of the oldest ones in the region, situated on a hill of Ras, the medieval capital of the Serbian Grand Principality (Rascia), near Novi Pazar.

It is part of the Stari Ras complex, an UNESCO World Heritage Site. It was founded in the 4th century while additions were made in the 7th and 9th centuries, after which it served as the ecclesiastical seat of the Serbian church, and as the baptismal church and state council site of the Nemanjić dynasty, until the last years of the 12th century.

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Serbia has a very rich medieval history, but its people need help in the present day!

If you want to help out at least reblog this. We had a very low media coverage. The damage is incalculable and we will feel the effects of this for years to come. Spreading the word is essential.

Thank you!