people that go to church

kimbre  asked:

Hello,I hope you are doing well. I have a question that when you explain it will make me feel like an idiot. Where does the plant in the chapel come from? I looked in all the wide shots and don't see a plant. Could the plant be one of the twins name? That would be a great clue! (And it would explain why the plants is there in the middle of nowhere).

Where does the plant in the chapel come from?

That’s…. actually a very legitimate question…! I didn’t even notice it until you pointed out!! (≧▽≦)

I thought for a moment it could be a big plant-looking candle holder or something, but then it does seem to have roots so I guess it is indeed some kind of plant??? Honestly, I have no clue what it is (but I personally don’t think it has anything to do with the twins’ names!).

@people who go to church regularly & plant experts

What is this plant??? D:

The Arkansas Sleep Experiments

by reddit user nazisharks

To Those Who Sleep

This happened a few years ago. You may have heard rumors if you’re on campus. Some even circulated online. Nobody knew what really happened. Because I’m the only one who knows and I kept quiet. For a multitude of reasons. None of them matter now. Here’s what really happened.

The four of us were handpicked for this experiment by Prof. Richardson because we’d all studied under him, worked under him, and, as much as anyone can, earned his confidence.

He said this one was different. We had to keep it quiet. He wanted to keep details to a minimum. All he would tell us before going in was that he required a month of our lives and that if he succeeded sleep would never again be a necessity.

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anonymous asked:


Aries: Leading Prayer
Taurus: Praying before Everything
Gemini: Thanking Jesus for Everything
Cancer: Talking to God
Leo: Giving Alms to the Poor
Virgo: Reading the Bible
Libra: Singing at Church
Scorpio: Listening to Christian Rock
Sagittarius: Praying for their Friends
Capricorn: Helping People to See the Light
Aquarius: Going on Religious Retreats
Pisces: Going to Church

Types Of Friends When A Boy Fucks You Over (PT.3: The Finale)

The Blac Chyna- Funds the money for the make-up line you have been wanting to get started so, you can focus on something positive and productive. The two of you settle on the name ‘FuqBoí’ for the brand. For being a form of inspiration she sends your ex a check. The check is made out for ‘$00.01″

Originally posted by geneva-diva

The Vivica A. Fox- Verbally annihilates him using nothing but SAT words at his new girls pool party. Takes a bottle of Patrón and CÎroc from the bar and makes her exit. Comes to your house and gets you turnt with the bottles and gives you a play by play of everything that happened

Originally posted by theprettynerdie

The Ciara- Tells you to block his number and block him from all social media. Has her hair stylist make you a wig like hers and has you working out with her in the gym five days a week. A few weeks go by and she photographs you in a boudoir shoot and posts them to social media. Ends up getting you noticed and you get booked for a music video

Originally posted by plasticbagbarbie

The Patti LaBelle- Comes over to your place and bakes you a cake and two pies. Prepares enough food for you that could feed the whole family at the reunion. Has your ex come to your place so you can have closure, plus she has a few words for him. He gives you an apology and explains his actions. When he’s done, she catches him eyeing the food and says to him “I know your behind not thinking about fixing a plate. Ya bettah think about fixing that attitude of yours before you get bust upside the head”

Originally posted by ssa-spencerreid

The Solange- Some random person sees her beating up your ex and starts to record it. It is posted to vine and goes viral

Originally posted by lilybrawne

The Keke Palmer- She never liked your ex in the first place. Lowkey wants to flatten his tires and break his arms but, focuses on you instead. Enrolls the two of you in hip-hop dance lessons

Originally posted by screamqueensfox

The Diana Ross- Tells you that you are far too fabulous to concern yourself with an uncultured buffoon like him. Books the two of you a trip to New York City. Has you shopping for eye catching ensembles from thrift/costume shops. Takes you to hit up the underground club scene and everyone there loves your outfits and wants to take pictures with you.Ya’ll end up trending online

Originally posted by musicthatspeaks

The Gabrielle Union- Infiltrates your ex’s family and ends up dating his brother. Sabotages any potential relationships your ex could have. His brother goes along with it because she got him sprung

Originally posted by indigovioletpurple

The Missy Elliott- Is a popular youtuber. Makes a dope music video about how weak your ex’s dick game was based off of what you’ve told her. Innuendos are all over the place. Choreography is fire. The song gains mainstream popularity and his mama now has it as her ringtone whenever your ex calls her

Originally posted by cleothotra

The Trina- Spams all his instagram pics with the comment “fuckboy”

Originally posted by geneva-diva

The Amber Rose- Instafamous. Tells all her instagram followers not to fuck him cause he’s a bitchass. Your ex goes through a sexual drought

Originally posted by celebuzz

The Lynn Whitfield- Runs his car off the road at 9 and casually drives to her brunch meeting at 10

Originally posted by isitscary

The Octavia Spencer- Knocks on his front door. He let’s her in, they walk into the kitchen. She tells him there are no hard feelings and gives him her “special” pie

Originally posted by shawnhollenbach

The Lisa ‘Left Eye’ Lopes- Will burn his house down

Originally posted by queensofrap

The Aaliyah- She runs into your ex at the Foot Locker. Tells him how she is so incredibly disappointed in his actions and that he needs to take a look at what kind of path he is taking in life because, he can’t go around hurting people that love him unconditionally. He feels so bad he starts going to church every Sunday to build a relationship with Jesus

Originally posted by amajuj

The Lupita Nyong’o- Takes you on a trip to Spain so you can clear your mind. She’s not even worried about your ex

Originally posted by fxck-365

The Joseline Hernandez- Uses permanent spray paint to write “PENE PEQUEÑO” on the windshield of his car

Originally posted by ohidiotbox

The Brandy- Sends you a text telling you to stop “sittin up in your room”. Picks you up and ya’ll have a beach day. She catches the owner of the bar two of you are at on the water eyeing you and encourages him to talk to you. Takes a picture of the two of you talking and sends it to your ex from your phone

Originally posted by buzzfeedceleb

The Zendaya- Your ex contacts her first because he knows she will send him a 3000 word essay in MLA Format with an introduction, body paragraphs and a conclusion, with direct quotes and a bibliography page to go with it. She doesn’t care what he has to say and goes with her usual formula anyway

Originally posted by thecoolcoolcat

The Tamar Braxton- Bumps into him in the produce section at the grocery store. Makes the loudest cackle because she has been ready to run into your ex. Goes the hell off and he tries to tell her to calm down cause people are staring. Responds with “Whatchu mean calm down? What you worried about them for? You don’t know them! What you needed to be worried about was your relationship!” Wraps up the whole encounter with “You lucky I am a child of God”

Originally posted by wildjay101

The Pam Grier- Shoots your ex then, takes you dancing later

Originally posted by timetravlin13

The Jackée Harry- Roasts your ex. I’m talking FATALITY  level roasting. He ends up deleting all his social media accounts and moves out of state. Even at his funeral she’s still dogging him and even the pastor slips out a chuckle

Originally posted by auntjohn

people actually have friends that they hang with?? like they go do stuff together, or just??? chill?? at their houses?? wow I cannot relate

‘‘I think it’s safe to say that no one in their right mind wants to go into a church and kill people. In my confession to the FBI I told them I had to do it, but obviously that’s not really true. I didn’t have to do it and no one made me do it. What I meant when I said that was I felt like I had to do it and I still feel like I had to do it.’’ — Dylann Storm Roof

“I think it’s safe to say nobody in their right mind wants to go into a church and kill people, I told them I had to, but it’s not true…I didn’t have to. No one made me. What I meant was, I felt like I had to do it, I still feel like I had to do it.”

Not Safe: Part Two (C.H)

warnings: religion??, cussing, not very gentleman-ly calum, cheating

a.n: here it is! not as good(and long) as i expected it to be but i needed to upload something lollolololl… 

Sundays were the worst. Yes, because of church. Yes, because of school the next day. Yes, because it was Sunday. Normally church would last like 3 hours, 4 hours maximum? No. This town went all out. This town would have church in the morning from 9:30-12:30, go home to get a good little rest, maybe a little early lunch, late brunches, and then come back to church at 4:00-7:00 for evening prayer and “fun games”. Normally some teens would skip the evening session but then they’d have to go to this praying thing on Monday to make up for the time lost on that evening, depending on how chill your parents were. Some usually still had to go. There was no escaping God in this town.

It was morning prayer and here she is again, not in any juvenile band garb but in a nice frilly sundress that was threatening the topple to the ground with how thin those spaghetti straps were. Her hair was up in a tight ponytail but multiple baby hairs managed the poke out from the tens of bobby pins jammed in her hair. Her feet was already starting to hurt from the high wedges that made her look tall and presentable and not at all a slut, at least that’s what her mother stated when she bought her the shoes. She straightened out the dress while staring at herself in the mirror, letting out an exhausted sigh. She looked to meet her own eyes and furrowed her eyebrows. What would it look like if she had a lot of makeup on? Like highlighter, bronzer, deep red lipstick? What if she looked like the gorgeous, curvy, promiscuous women that went to her school?

“Y/N!” her mom’s frilly voice yelled from the bottom of the stairs. She caught herself rolling her eyes and still continued to roll them all the way and let out another defeated sigh. She grabbed her fancy, flowery, $120 wristlet that yes, her boyfriend bought her, and journeyed her way down the mahogany steps to meet her family already dressed up in their fancy church clothes, her mother and sister fixing their necklaces in the mirror besides the door and her brother and father fixing each other’s bowties. Her eyes met her mother’s who admired, but secretly judged, her as she made her way down slowly.

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A note on religious beliefs and marriage equality and how to reconcile the two:

My mother is the most stubborn person I’ve ever met. Also the most religious. She has a PhD in theology, teaches theology, and writes books about God as her sole interest. She will argue with pastors for not being theologically deep enough in their sermons. Religion is her forte. 

She also thinks gay people are immoral and isn’t scared of using the word “abomination” while referring to them. She’s not going to budge on that. To her: gay people are wrong.

BUT. She still has an argument as to why marriage equality can be a possibility without compromising religious values. To her (and to many others) God is about love. She disagrees with the very idea of gay people but doesn’t want to be cruel to them. She wants everyone to accept Jesus into their lives. That is what she deems ethically the most important thing: saving people through the word of Christ and accepting people into the church. We had a discussion once where it was apparent that perhaps being adamantly opposed to marriage equality was unhelpful towards this goal. Because when you treat people like the enemy they’re not going to see you as a loving person. She’ll never accept that being gay is anything less than a sin but she understands the utterly tactless act of denying gay people rights in helping them see her perspective. She’s still homophobic, but she has a more complex understanding than just “I don’t like the thing so no” Plus: if there’s anywhere a sinner belongs it is a church. Isn’t that the whole point of church?

It is imperative for religious groups and leaders to be on the forefront of campaigning FOR marriage equality if they are to ever be seen as anything but a hateful and oppressive force. If they truly wish for people to go to church and believe that God is loving then they must demonstrate that love - even to people they are morally opposed to. Only then will these people they disagree with be more open to religion. So to oppose marriage equality is to exclude people from the word of God and close your doors to potential congregation members. LGBT+ people are fully capable of being religious. I know many of them. I have religious LGBT+ family members. But they have to work hard to find churches that allow them to reconcile the overwhelming opposition to their existence and their desire to remain religious.

So be loving and know that voting YES doesn’t need to be a contradiction of those religious beliefs. You don’t need to accept LGBT+ people to accept that they still need to be respected and have that respect reciprocated.

Dear, straight people

Please stop saying “their shoving their gayness in my face” I can’t watch T.V, listen to music, get married, go to the park, a walk, have a conversation with people, go to school, go to church, go to work, read a book, or watch a movie without having heterosexuality shoved in my face.

Sincerely, all the gays.

Top 11 Romanian Easter Traditions

Romanians’s easter holiday follows the Orthodox calendar, which is usually different from the date when other Christian churches celebrate. Although in western coutnries, Easter seems to have lost much of its importance, Easter is viewed as important as Christmas in Romania. Families gather together, eat special foods and they go to church.  There are also many other important traditions that are held. In this article, I have comprised 11 Romanian Easter Traditions.

1.Attending the church mass in the middle of the night. At around 11 o’clock at night people go to church where they attend the Easter mass.   The traffic will stop around churches and people will put their baskets at the side of the road, waiting for the priest to come and bless their food.

2. At the church they will share light, which means they will light candles from the church.  The light symbolises the rise of Christ. This candle will be brought at home.

3. Lamb. Romanians do not usually eat lamb, however on Easter everyone has lamb dishes prepared specially for this religious celebration. The lamb will also be taken to church to be blessed.

4. Taking a basket with food and drink to church.  On Easter night, people will take their baskets with food- lamb, cakes, wine and candles to church. These will be blessed by the priest.

5. When arriving home the person who brings the Holy Light will have to make a cross using the candle smoke on the beam. This will protect the house from bad energy.

6. “Pasca” is a special bread that is eaten only on Easter. It is made from the highest wheat quality and it has a cross in the middle.

7. In Transylvania boys and young men visit unmarried girls and sprinkle them with perfume. This habbit was borrowed from Hungarians and Austrians. The sprinkling of perfume used to be done in noble families at the end of XIX century. The tradition says that women are perfumed so they will smell like flowers all year long and they will bear beautiful children.

In some areas, boys say little poems and then they ask for permission to sprinkle girls with perfume. In the countryside girls and women used to be properly showered with buckets of water.

8. Egg dyeing. All Romanians colour their eggs using either natural dyes ( made from onion peels) or using store bought dyes. Some are more creative and decorate them using  herb leaves.

9. Egg tapping. Guests will strike red dyed eggs against one with the head of the household and they will say “Christ has risen!”. The person who manages to win and keep their egg uncracked will have the longest life.

10. In Sibiu on Easter night trees are decorated with red eggs.

11.In Banat area children wash their face with a special water in which a red egg has been kept overnight.

From a comrade:
“Listen, y'all. I need to reiterate this shit until it sticks.
It’s not a bunch of "trailer trash” white people at those Nazi rallies around confederate statues. It’s not the working poor “marching against sharia”. It’s not the uneducated, backwoods redneck that a lot of liberals like to caricature into being responsible.
It’s suburban white dudes with polo shirts, khaki shorts, and Sperrys.
It’s guys with well paying, cushy jobs.
It’s these “educated,” “respectable” people that go to your church, whose kids attend school with yours.
It’s 20-something undergrads in fraternities. It’s the “no blacks, Asians, fats, or fems” description you found while cruising Grindr.
It’s the folks who fly the US flag with the blue stripe down the middle.
They’re well-spoken, insidious, and everywhere.“

No High Ground
Leslie Fish

So @omniship-armada wanted to hear the story of how this song scared my uncle.

For those of you who’ve never heard this song, it’s a song about how sooner or later the downtrodden always get pissed off and overthrow the bourgeoisie, and push gotta come to shove, the lawyer and the lawbook only go so far so go out there and kill rich people, fuck the church, and make sure to stand in solidarity with the other downtrodden. It actually specifically mentions antisemitism. Which is cool. 

Pretty rivetting stuff.

Now, if you’ve never heard anything by Leslie Fish, here’s what you should know: She’s most known for fantasy and really, really hating the police. See above. Only, she’s a filk artist. She’s one of the more folky filk artists, actually. So her music, while saying things like “fuck the police” and “unions are great” does so through the lens of “after the apocalypse the SCA became a band of heroes and killed police, it was awesome” and “man starfleet ensigns are treated like crap, they need a union”. With matching folky or silly tunes. 

This one is actually one of her less folky ones, but it’s followed by two more in the same album that are much more folky sounding, “Weapon Shops of Isher” and “Old Issue”. As you may have guessed, this album has a theme. That theme is guns.

So I’m sitting down, listening to my music which is keeping me grounded. Specifically, I am listening to this song, No High Ground. Which, again, is about inciting revolution.

My uncle asks me what I’m listening to.

Now, I have a split second decision to make before he asks me again, thinking I didn’t hear him: I can take out my earphones and go through the lengthy explanation of what filk is, or I can give him a one sentence answer. Naturally, I decide on the one sentence answer. I’m sitting there. I’ve got black clothes and a black denim jacket on.  I don’t move an inch. I give my answer.

“songs about guns.”

Naturally, he asks me why. Again, not wanting to explain, not thinking, I answer.

“They relax me.”

Preeeetty sure my uncle is terrified of me and/or thinks I’m Ron Swanson.

Originally posted by sonandheirofnothinginparticular

anonymous asked:

I discovered your fic Take Me to Church this week and gobbled it up. In doing so I couldn't help but notice that you share a strong music theme as is in the story Waiting For the Spark from Heaven to Fall by hollyethecurious and was curious if you realized you had copied that theme? Otherwise I love your story!

Nonnie, I’m sure you didn’t mean to open this can of worms, but unfortunately, here we are.

Yes, there are prevalent themes of music in Take Me To Church and Let Go of the Life You’ve Planned. And the reason why? Because @hollyethecurious copied my story.

Back in February of this year, I was approached by Hollye here on Tumblr. She told me that she had been struggling with her writing, and to get back into gear, she’d used an old college technique. She took a story she liked and reworked it into her own version, which was Take Me To Church.

I was very flattered at first, because very little can make you feel better as a writer than having someone come to you and say, “Your words inspired me to put pen to paper!” However, she was telling me about this because she wanted my permission to submit the story to the Captain Swan Big Bang. She assured me that, if I granted that permission, she would give credit to me and my story as the inspiration when she posted.

I was really unsure because as many of you know, I have put so much effort into Take Me To Church. I have poured countless, frustrating hours into planning it, writing it, and revising it. So for someone to rework the story and submit it to a fandom project where someone else would make artwork for it made me uncomfortable.

However, I wanted to give her the benefit of the doubt, so I told her that I would need to read the work before I could say yes. She said she would, and sent me a document on the same day. Instead of sending me the whole draft, she sent me a single scene, along with an outline with plot points. I was instantly uncomfortable with the similarities; not only was the plot extremely similar, but she had used an exact line from Take Me To Church.

The next day, I expressed my concerns and explained that if she wanted to revise it so that it was really an original fan work, I would be happy to help her. She declined my offer, saying that it would require that she rewrite too much of the story, and with the strict deadlines of the CSBB, she didn’t think she would be able to. She then asked me if she could send me the whole story to look over, because she didn’t want to give up hope of it ever being read.

The document she sent me was well over 60k words, not simply a few random scenes, which told me that she’d been working on this story long before she contacted me. As was the case with the first document she sent, with the single scene, the story was full of similarities. I told her as much, that it was too similar, and I was not okay with her submitting it to the CSBB. She accepted my decision and said she would think of something else to submit to the CSBB.

However, later that same day, she got back in touch to ask if she could post the story to various fic platforms (AO3, FFnet, Tumblr) once the fandom “died down.” I repeated myself: that I was not comfortable with the story as is, that it would need to be extensively reworked to be an original fanwork, and that I was more than happy to help her do that since I happen to be the expert on Take Me To Church. She did not reply and I mistakenly believed that was the end of things.

At the end of May, I was contacted by a third party about a post Hollye had made on Tumblr. The post explained that she was going to be publishing her story at the beginning of June. I immediately contacted her and asked if she was able to take out the similarities, and expressed my surprise that she had been reworking it, since she never replied to my last message. She told me she had worked with “other individuals” who were familiar with Take Me To Church to take out the similarities. Given that these other individuals were not myself or even my beta-reader (the two people who know Take Me To Church the best), I asked once again to read over the finished product to confirm that it had been sufficiently reworked. She refused and began posting the story shortly afterwards.

Since she began posting, I have received messages from multiple people pointing out the similarities between Take Me To Church and Let Go of the Life You’ve Planned. And, like this message, some of them have implied that I might have been copying her. I cannot begin to express how devastating this is, that I could pour my heart and soul into writing something, and have someone else rework it and then refuse to give me my right to protect my work. I have cried over this, and I am infuriated.

There are several reasons why I waited so long to speak up, and they’re fucking important, so listen up:

First off, we’ve had a lot of fandom drama over plagiarism. The fact is, there are lots of stories that are all based around similar ideas, so sometimes you get similar stories. It does happen, and there’s no avoiding it. 

But this is not like that. This isn’t like two people writing two different Priest Killian stories. I know this because I’ve read pretty much every Priest Killian story. I’m one of the people who runs the Priest Killian Network. And I can guarantee you that this isn’t just another Priest Killian story; it’s my Priest Killian story reworked and posted by someone else without my permission. The similarities go far past the basic plot. And this isn’t even me being paranoid, since Hollye told me that she reworked my story when she approached me.

The second reason I waited to speak up is because I think it’s important to be kind, understanding, and encouraging. I didn’t want to be an asshole about this, and so when Hollye continued to ask for permission, it was difficult for me to give her a hard no. I wanted it to be okay for her to revise it and post it, which is why I kept making my offer to help her with it instead of just telling her, “Sorry, no.” I regret it now because now I feel taken advantage of. 

Finally, I admit that I kind of hoped nothing would happen when she started posting, or that maybe I’d even get more readers, since she said she would give me credit. However, at no point has she even mentioned me or Take Me To Church. Not only does this feel like a deliberate move to hide the fact that she copied my story, it also means that people who notice similarities might think, like this nonnie, that I copied her story.

You didn’t ask for the whole story, nonnie, but you’re getting it so that you or anyone else who questions the validity of my work will know the truth. I don’t want to have to waste my time answering another question like this when I’m already upset over this whole situation. Meanwhile, you might want to check publication dates before you imply that someone is copying someone else. Take Me To Church was published August 24th, 2015, almost two years before Let Go of the Life You’ve Planned was first posted.

Anyway, I’m bloody pissed over this whole thing and honestly now I don’t even care who knows it.

EDITED: The other story in question has now been taken down from all sites by the author. 

Rules of the House : How my Parents Raised Me

1) Mistakes are never allowed.
2) Never ask for help.
3) Never make the family “look bad” - even if you have to lie.
4) Do not mention God (even though we go to church).
5) Social workers are evil people; go to all lengths to make sure they never have a reason to take you away - even if you have to lie.
6) Friends are not welcome.
7) Sex does not exist.
8) Parents may never apologize, but children must apologize for everything - even things they didn’t do.   

9) Never express emotions.
10) You are always wrong.
11) You don’t deserve respect.
12) If you are not working to serve your parents, you are a horrible person.
13) Never relax. Always work.
14) Having fun is wrong.
15) Unnecessary chores are more important than homework or sleep.
16) You are lazy and disrespectful, and that can never change.
17) Violent yelling is encouraged.
18) You may not be independent.
19) Your opinion is wrong.
20) Your memories are wrong.

21) Do not socialize.
22) Fear your parents.
23) School work must be above average.
24) Do not share your feelings.

25) Always make the family look perfect on the outside.

My Dad just said “we need to get to church early. Hurry up and get up. Let’s go” and I just looked at him cuz I said TWO weeks ago that I’m not going back lmao I almost said “IM DEADASS” but caught myself. I hate church and people think forcing their children to go their whole lives is gonna rescue their souls but all it does is make you annoyed and resentful.