Reading about the Chinese flirtation with Communism it’s always shocking how much worse it is than you expect, even when you expect it to be pretty bad.

At the same time, you get a sense of fatalism that things would have turned out in a roughly similar fashion no matter which economic orthodoxy took hold (ignoring factors like an alliance with the US and actual war with the USSR).

Turning a peasant economy into an industrial economy in a single generation while attempting to rebuild after decades of war and maintaining a central state and suppressing regional warlords was never going to be a fun project no matter what method you use for remunerating grain farmers.

What are you giving up for lent?

Orthodox Christian: Everything, also if you could not talk about meat or anything else tasty for the next few months that’d be super great. 

Protestant who actually does lent: Uh Chocolate? Maybe soda? I dont know yet, I haven’t decided, I gave up coffee last year and almost died, and I don’t think I can do it again. 

Protestant who doesn’t do lent: Christians don’t *have* to do lent, its not in the bible, only Catholics do. 

“Men will surrender to the spirit of the age. They will say that if they had lived in our day, Faith would be simple and easy. But in their day, they will say, things are complex; the Church must be brought up to date and made meaningful to the day’s problems. When the Church and the world are one, then those days are at hand because our Divine Master placed a barrier between His things and the things of the world. A time is coming when men will go mad, and when they see someone who is not mad, they will attack him saying, ‘You are mad, you are not like us” 

St. Anthony of the Desert




Hello everyone! I wanted to share some pictures of my current shrine setup- While it is temporary until I can obtain a larger area/ a designated cupboard, I’m incredibly proud of it and of how far I’ve come in my spiritual journey. (yes, Wesir’s beard is broken, but I’m working on crafting a replacement :p also I’ve yet to find a Ra statue I’m happy with- please message me if any of you have some good sources) Dua Netjer! 

- Niki (Pautyitui)