the dead amulets

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Marcy helped PB to get the heart crystal for experiment while she was sleeping <3

Princess Bubblegum is trying to cheer Marcy

Even though Princess Bubblegum has a lot of responsibility, she still wants to hang out with her bae

Nice catch Marcy (I should point that the green skin people are vampires and they aren’t supposed to look like that and they should be dead)

The amulet looks like from episode “Broke His Crown”

I still can’t believe Marcy prank Simon for creeping around PB.

CAN WE JUST SAY THAT WAS REALLY FU@KING GAY WHEN SHE SAID “That’s my girl.” AND BONNIE BLUSHES!!!

Oh my glob, their dancing and she doesn’t mind dancing with her before she goes to bed for sixteen days.

“Stop trying to hit on my girlfriend, Simon” 

FOR LOVE OF GLOB! WHEN ARE THEY GOING TO DO A BACKSTORY EPISODE OF HOW MARCY AND BONNIE MEET?!

She ditch her duties and basically said to important people to get lost so she could hang out with Marcy

I REALLY WISH WE KNOW WHAT SHE WAS ABOUT TO SAY BUT FU@KING FINN HAVE TO RUIN IT DAT B@TCH

“Be the same person around Lemongrab as you are when we’re alone, please? Please?” Oh my GLOB

Dat look on PB face when Marcy was helping Finn with fighting the Lich and she doesn’t say any caring words to Finn 

Was those pest about to say that Marceline loves PB for her?!?!?!?! Judging the way she look in the fifth panel

Oh my glob

THEIR MARRIED!!!!!

I can’t believe Marceline got killed by this guy :’(

Poor Bonnibel Bubblegum. Sitting in a dark throne room alone next to Marcy throne :’(

Future Princess Bubblegum to Princess Bubblegum - “Marceline still loves you”

Future Princess Bubblegum to Marceline - “I love you Marceline”

That what I like to believe of what she said to them :)

MARCELINE & THE SCREAM QUEENS WAS GAY!!!

She’s jealous guys, SHES FU@KING JEALOUS!

Her band are trying to give her confidence but their not helping. When she sees Bonnie, she got it back. 

Princess Bubblegum meeting Marcy Dad and he’s embarrassing her in front of her band and her girlfriend

DAT FACE. IT’S THE SIGN OF JEALOUSLY!

When Bonnie clap, Marcy blush

OMG YOU GUYS! MARCY GETS EXTREMELY JEALOUS WHEN PB IS HANGING OUT WITH GUY!!!! 

Princess Bubblegum has ANOTHER ROCK SHIRT FROM MARCELINE!? 

MARCELINE GONE ADRIFT WAS GAY!!! (MY FU@KING HEART)

“But don’t hurt her” Damn that was gay

Princess Bubblegum looked so sad for blasting Marcy off to space. :’(

“SHIPPER HEART ATTACK”

She’s not done yet. She has to find her bae in SPACE

PLEASE, I BEG OF YOU. JUST HANG OUT!!!!!

Please don’t blame Bonnibel for sending you to into space, just look at her face, Marcy! ALL I WANT IS FOR YOU TWO TO BE HAPPY TOGETHER!!!

“ ANOTHER SHIPPER HEART ATTACK ”

I’m getting hurt 

The Star Crossed Lovers

Just say “sorry” and kiss already!

This page is basically telling that she needs Marcy in her life

I just realize that Princess Bubblegum does crazy rescue mission when Marcy is in danger like this and in the Mini-series “Stakes”

FOR FU@K SAKE JUST KISS ALREADY!

Their holding hands

“SHIPPERS HEART ATTACK YET AGAIN”

Originally posted by hedajauregui

BONUS

Oh my glob, is that Marceline and Princess Bubblegum child!?

Yet again, this is probably another reason why this ship could actually become cannon. I’m still waiting for Bonnie and Marcy to hug each other because we never saw them hugging in the show   

This literally took me  two and half hours to make this post and it’s probably my longest that I’ve ever done and now I can sleep 

The Purgatory Doctrine

Questions about afterlife are one of the many unique aspects of all religions. According to British scholar John Casey, Protestants have accused the Catholic leaders of inventing the doctrine of Purgatory in order to extort money from their members (226). But just because the members of the Church have used this doctrine to manipulate people, it does not make the doctrine itself false anymore than the use of Einstein’s physics to make nuclear weapons that killed so many innocent lives make the physics formulas themselves false. While the word “purgatory” does not appear in the Bible, the Catholic Church teaches that there are verses that describe a purifying place in which souls are eventually destined to go to Heaven. 


To Christians, God is the Infinite Goodness. Goodness is the truth, beauty, and all kinds of virtue, Heaven is where God dwells and where the righteous ones go to after their deaths and enjoy the company of God forever. Hell is the painful eternal separation from God - where all of the people who had freely chosen to do what is contrary to God’s will dwell. When asked “how can a loving God send people to Hell?” Christian apologist William Lane Craig replied, “how can an all-just God send [all] people to Heaven?” Dr. Craig is not Catholic, but all Christians agree that God is the absolute justice. With absolute justice, the Catholic Church argues, comes with a place of hope where souls pay their dues for the sins committed on earth. The Catechism of the Catholic Church states, “All who die in God’s grace and friendship, but still imperfectly purified, are indeed assured of their eternal salvation; but after death they undergo purification, so as to achieve the holiness necessary to enter the joy of Heaven” (291). In agreement with this teaching, purgatory is the place for the souls who failed to imitate God’s perfection but still desires to be with God. 


As early as in the days of the Old Testament era, there are people who believed in a place for the souls in the afterlife. After a battle against Gorgias’ men, Judas Maccabeus and the remaining soldiers found the dead Jewish soldiers wearing amulets of a pagan deity, which the Jewish law has been adamantly against. So Judas 

… prayed that the sinful deed might be fully blotted out… then took up a collection among all his soldiers, amounting to two thousand silver drachmas, which he sent to Jerusalem to provide for an expiatory sacrifice. In doing this he acted in a very excellent and noble way, inasmuch as he had the resurrection of the dead in view (2 Maccabees 12: 39-43). 

Wishing that the sin of idolatry would be washed away from these soldiers, the surviving soldiers interceded for them and offered sacrifices to ask God’s forgiveness. These actions show how they believe that God can still bestow His Infinite mercy upon the sinners who have gone ahead of them. These Bible verses clearly illustrate a history of people praying for the ones who had passed away. 


In the New Testament, Jesus spoke about the existence of Purgatory during His ministry. He preached, 

Why do you not judge for yourselves what is right? If you are to go with your opponent before a magistrate, make an effort to settle the matter on the way; otherwise your opponent will turn you over to the judge, and the judge hand you over to the constable, and the constable throw you into prison. I say to you, you will not released until you have paid the last penny (Luke 13: 57 - 59).

In this passage, Jesus is urging His disciples not to waste a moment in their lifetimes to do what is immoral. That is because the time here on earth is a pilgrimage - a journey striving for sinless perfection each day. The line “… you will not be released until you have paid the last penny” shows how God with His loving mercy and absolute justice, and humans who are fallible creatures, sinners are not damned eternally in Hell but are required to suffer the consequences for offending God until they are worthy to enter Heaven. Furthermore, later in His ministry, Jesus also told a parable describing a state between Heaven and earth. in the parable of the rich man and Lazarus, when both have died, Lazarus

… was carried away by angles to the bosom of Abraham. The rich man also died and was buried, and from the netherworld, where he was in torment, he raised his eyes and saw Abraham far off and Lazarus at his side… [The rich man] said, ‘Then I beg you, father, send [Lazarus] to my father’s house, for I have five brothers, so that he may warn them…(Luke 16: 22, 27-28).

For the rich man be able to see Lazarus, it can only mean that they are in the same place. If the rich man were actually suffering in Hell, he would not be able to see anyone not in torment at all, much less speak with someone who have been carried by angels, which are creatures from Heaven. Since Hell is the eternal separation from God, no one dwelling there can see anyone who has been a good servant of God on earth, who in this case is Abraham. And because the rich man asked Abraham to have Lazarus go to his family, there is still something good in him. This concern for his family’s salvation is evidence that he still desires to do God’s will. This makes him worthy of Heaven but his sins of failing to give to the poor during his earthly life hinder him from entering. When Jesus was teaching, He did not say the word “purgatory,” but in these Bible verses there is no doubt that He described a place that is neither Heaven nor Hell. 


Not only did He spoke of it but Jesus went so far as going there. Peter, the apostle that Jesus appointed as his first pope, wrote about Jesus descending to the place of the dead to the early Christian communities, “For Christ also suffered for sins once, the righteous for the sake of the unrighteous, that he might lead you to God. Put to death in the flesh, he was brought to life in the spirit. In it he also went to preach to the spirits in prison,” (1 Peter 3: 18 - 19). Jesus Christ being eternal breaks into time, and whose death becomes a sacrifice for those who had died before and after Him. Sinners who died before Him could not possibly enter Heaven because they were unclean. But because God is so loving He could not possibly send them to Hell. The verse “spirits in prison” that Peter refers to cannot apply to earthly creatures because spirits are purely immaterial. These souls could not be in Hell because there cannot be a trace of hope to see God there. Jesus, who is fully God and fully man, preaching “…to the spirits in prison” can only mean that He went to purgatory to invite people back to God. 


Having imperfect human beings running any kind of organization is bound to have abuses and corruption. But these acts do not make the Truth that the organization had stood and still stands for untrue. Heaven, the home of all obedient servants of God, and Hell being everything that is completely opposite of God, can easily be spotted in the Sacred Scriptures. God, who is all-loving and all-just, and the majority of human beings falling mostly in the middle of good and evil spectrum, logically follows the necessary existence of purgatory. Not only is it logical but the Bible itself draws portraits of it in the Old Testament, in the records of Jesus’ ministry, and in the first letter of the apostle Peter. The Catholics may have invented the word “purgatory,” but not its definition. By teaching the doctrine of Purgatory, the Catholic Church draws the most accurate picture of God compare to Christian denominations. 


Work Cited:

+Casey, John. After Lives: A Guide to Heaven, Hell, and Purgatory. Oxford: Oxford UP, 2009. Print.

+Catechism of the Catholic Church: With Modifications from the Editio Typica. New York: Doubleday, 1997. Print.

+Craig, William L. “William Lane Craig Q&A: What is Hell? Is Hell Compatible with a Loving God?” Reasonable Faith. YouTube, 11 June 2013. Web. 22 Nov. 2014.

Dvorovoy (rus. дворовой, literally “[he] from the house”) — the domestic spirit, protector of the yard and cattlesheds in east-slavic mythology. Dvorovoy resembles Domovoy in many traits (he is not even perceived as an independent character in some regions), however, the demonic nature of Dvorovoy is much more obvious. Despite being an almost exceptionally evil spirit, Dvorovoy was treated with much patience and respect amongst the family members — the reason for that was Dvorovoy’s power and influence over the cattle’s health and fertility.
Being pictured as a “dark” spirit (which derives from his nocturnal lifestyle, demonic nature, the visual image and etc.), Dvorovoy had very specific preferences — he nurtured and took care of the cattle with dark coloration (he especially adored black goats and dogs), everything light colored, on the other hand, was in danger of being destroyed by the angry spirit. Each newborn and new bought animal had to be “presented’ to Dvorovoy, during which time the family members tried to protect light colored animals by specific rituals — they were hiding them under the lamb-skin coat, hanged the dead magpie as an amulet against evil spirits, or even asked Dvorovoy for the support and protection from Domovoy. However, once the poor animal started to get sick, the family tried to get rid of it, believing that Dvorovoy will hurt it anyway sooner or later.
Dvorovoy could be identified by his dark colors and cat, chicken or goat feet. At night he had a habit of shapeshifting into the head of the family.

P.S. Side by side with Dvorovoy you can spot škriatok — the creature from the Czech and Slovenian folklore, which resembles Dvorovoy and Domovoy a lot by it’s habits and function. At the daytime škriatok looked as a black chicken, but during the night her was flying around as a little ball of fire and entering the house through the chimney :3

Childhood Illusions

No one can tell what you mean to me,
A firecracker, an excuse, a screw
Up/loose/-er, an explosion too soon
Of all the wrong words, a warning bell
A porcupine babushka doll
Hiding my heart as best you can
Compressing yourself, a hard core
An amulet to protect me
-And you never could, you never did-

Out of step with the game at hand
But how to tell you I stood exposed
A magician living in her head
A slight of hand, a trapdoor inside
Holding your heart, your kind, hopeful core
No one else sees deep deep inside me
How I wish now we could leave the stage
And I could hand back the past to you
Let you leave intact, not cut in two

@katrinnac

jesus-and-jaffacakes-deactivate  asked:

Hey Father, how does the the catholic church put together beliefs about purgatory and heaven with the Resurrection of the body? (As in the one at the end of the age not the first Easter one)

Hello,

From the Catholic point of view, the doctrine of purgatory is not “put together” as in some kind of doctrinal artifice of the Church, but is part of the revealed deposit of God’s Word. This concept of “afterlife” purification is not only contained in ancient Hebrew scripture but in various religions of the world, which envision a soul being able to mature, grow and become holier after death, as well as before death.

The divine revelation or Word first manifested to the Hebrew People a knowledge of the one, true God and the immortal destiny He gave to His People. Over time, we see in the Hebrew Scriptures a sense, not only that humans are “spiritual” but a sense that they have a spirit or soul which does not depend on the body for existence. Some, including Catholics, believe that the concepts of death, judgment, heaven and hell are present in the Bible from the beginning, but there is actually a long process of development of these ideas, even for the Jewish people.

Through the centuries, the Jewish people came to understand that this soul will be held accountable before God for the deeds committed while in the body. Although Jesus would bring final judgment, and reward or punishment, into more specific focus with the images of heaven and hell, the spirituality of the Old Testament allows for the concept of a purgatory, as do some of Jesus’ own words concerning death and judgment.

We see clearly the developed of late Judaism before the arrival of Jesus Christ in this passage from 2 Maccabees 12:38-46:

Judas rallied his army and went to the city of Adullam. As the seventh day was approaching, they purified themselves according to custom and kept the sabbath there. 

On the following day, since the task had now become urgent, Judas and his companions went to gather up the bodies of the fallen and bury them with their kindred in their ancestral tombs. But under the tunic of each of the dead they found amulets sacred to the idols of Jamnia, which the law forbids the Jews to wear. 

So it was clear to all that this was why these men had fallen. They all therefore praised the ways of the Lord, the just judge who brings to light the things that are hidden. Turning to supplication, they prayed that the sinful deed might be fully blotted out. The noble Judas exhorted the people to keep themselves free from sin, for they had seen with their own eyes what had happened because of the sin of those who had fallen. 

He then took up a collection among all his soldiers, amounting to two thousand silver drachmas, which he sent to Jerusalem to provide for an expiatory sacrifice. In doing this he acted in a very excellent and noble way, inasmuch as he had the resurrection in mind; for if he were not expecting the fallen to rise again, it would have been superfluous and foolish to pray for the dead. 

But if he did this with a view to the splendid reward that awaits those who had gone to rest in godliness, it was a holy and pious thought. Thus he made atonement for the dead that they might be absolved from their sin.

The response from many Christians is “That is an apocryphal writing and so is not inspired Word of God. Thus, it does not mean anything for Christians. It certainly is no “proof” for purgatory.”

What such a comment ignores is that even if a person does not recognize 2 Maccabees as inspired Scripture, as Catholics do, it exposes to us a valuable testimony of the religious thought of the People of Jesus, right before His incarnation and holy Nativity. 

The people of Israel had developed, under the light and inspiration of God, a sense that there is life after death, and that there can even be some kind of further redemption for the just who died “in a state of sin” or had in some way failed in their practice of righteousness.

No doubt, there was controversy and debate over these issues, as we see that even the Saducees in the time of Jesus did not believe in the concept of resurrection, which for the Jews involved some kind of future vindication by God (not bodily rising, which is a uniquely Christian belief).

Thus, Maccabees clearly states that these men who fell in battle had been carrying an amulet with them, forbidden by the Law. At the same time, these men had shed their blood and given their very lives in defense of the nation, and in defense of the Law of Moses, so how could they be numbered among the wicked and punished forever by God? The answer was to take a collection and have an expiatory sacrifice offered for them in the Temple of Jerusalem.

These concepts of ancient Judaism are not unique to the writing of Maccabees. One can say that there is a deep and noble instinct in the human heart heart to “atone for the dead.” Other religions have concepts similar to what Catholics call purgatory. Why? Because everyone has the experience of losing family and loved ones who in their lives had “failed” in some way. 

How many have had relatives die while drunk, in an accident? Or who committed suicide or died while doing some act which was disrespectful to life? Or who was a good person but harbored racism, bigotry, or elitism in their hearts against certain people? Then, at their funeral we get up and thank God they are in heaven and rejoicing with angels. 

Yet this seems to be a kind of religious state of denial–that you can be committing terrible sins on earth one minute and the next be celebrating with angels in heaven. Where is the justice in that, to say that Jesus just stepped in and made the person a great saint? More than that, where is the realism? How is it that we are supposed to repent, reflect, grow and mature in this life but not have to worry about that if we die, unprepared to die well and in holiness?

That the dead who die with unfinished business and loose strings should grow out of this and toward Christian holiness is sensible, whether or not people say they can “find it in the Bible.” And it only makes sense that the concern and prayers for the dead from those who are still living fulfills a deep, noble, and human instinct to “help” our deceased loved ones. More to the point, if this concept of praying for the dead was erroneous, we would expect Jesus to rebuke it or modify.

For instance, when Jesus wanted to give a modified interpretation of the Law, He would say, “You have hear it said….” and then He would modify the teaching. But Jesus never commanded Christians that they should not pray for the dead. On the contrary, we have Him saying that there is a possibility for people to be released from punishment after death:

As you are going with your adversary to the magistrate, try hard to be reconciled on the way, or your adversary may drag you off to the judge, and the judge turn you over to the officer, and the officer throw you into prison. I tell you, you will not get out until you have paid the last penny.  (Luke 12:58-59).

To the comment that “Jesus was just explaining how court works” one can add, “Is Jesus often in the practice of explaining the obvious, unless there is some spiritual allusion He wishes to make?” When Jesus refers to a judge, and judgment, He is obviously alluding to our own judgment before God.

And yet, while making a reference to a jail or prison, He also clearly states that we will “get out” from such a place. So, Jesus cannot be referring to hell. Rather, in speaking of paying “the last penny” it would seem that Jesus refers to some kind of process after death, whereby the Christian can do some kind of penance for the sinful deeds of the body, which were not sinful enough to get a person condemned to hell fire.

Whew. That was a long introduction to answering your question. Now, let’s look at your question. The way Catholics ask this question is, “How do we square the fact that some people are doing their time in purgatory, at the moment when Jesus comes on the Final Day of judgment and resurrection?”

In other words, Jesus will clearly gather before Himself all the nations for judgment, and the souls in heaven and hell return and reunite with their bodies. The living, at that instant of the return of Jesus, die and pass into the state of resurrection also, as bodies ascend before the Judge. The Bible says the wicked are risen “unto condemnation” while the Elect of God are rison unto the state of glory and vindication of their cause.

What of those souls that are in purgatory, or those that are living and should “do their time” or also pass through purification, according to the Divine Justice of the Lord? This is a good question, by the way.

What I have read, or as I understand Catholic theology, the concept of God purifying a soul after death, is not depending on the lapse of a certain amount of time. The experience of purification, or the purgation of a soul of its residual stains of rebellion and selfishness, are in the hands of God. So, the Lord can ask that a soul pass through the state of purgatory, or God can use certain experiences as the substance of a soul’s purgatory.

Before death, some experience a pain or suffering that expiates their sin, in the view of Catholic theology. The famous patron saint of condemned prisoners, St. Joseph Cafasso, used to tell the prisoners he ministered to on death row something interesting. He said that the act of humbly repenting and surrendering their lives with love for Jesus, at the moment of execution, was such a powerful act of spiritual purification, that none of them would see purgatory, but every one would immediately enter heavenly glory, no matter what crimes they had committed on earth.

Along the same vein, Catholic authors I have read consider the moment of the Parousia, the Second Coming, as a powerful act of spiritual purification. It is so expiating and purifying as an experience, that those in purgatory at the time of judgment are immediately released and those still living experience an “instant purgatory” so to speak, by virtue of the fearsome and terrible appearance of the Judge of the universe.

Thus, purgatory as an experience of growth in the fear of the Lord and love of His providence, is something that does not require a certain phase of time. It can be instantaneous, which would account for the Catholic belief that purgatory ceases to exist at the time of the resurrection of the dead on the Final Day, also called the End of Days. God bless and take care, Fr. Angel