whew glad this is finally done

anonymous asked:

If its okay to be gay then why dose the Bible speak against it? Isn't everything in the Bible true?

Does the Bible condemn being gay – that’s the Big Question, isn’t it?
This blog exists because we believe the answer is a lovely, resounding no and so we want to affirm LGBTA+ Christians. I suppose it’s high time we answered this question at length, rather than just pointing readers to our resources page. 

Christians who don’t have any reason to delve too deeply into the matter will, at most, pull open their Bible, find those two pesky verses in Leviticus, or read over certain passages in Romans, Corinthians, Timothy, and Jude, and say, “well, there we have it: scripture says doing gay stuff is wrong. So…just don’t do gay stuff.” Simple as that. End of story. Close the book.

But when a Christian realizes that they themselves or someone they love is gay (or another branch of the LGBT+ community, but I’ll focus on same-gender attraction for this post), pointing to those “condemnatory” passages and ending the search right there just doesn’t cut it. Suddenly the question isn’t just a “fun” theological debate; the answer matters; your happiness and salvation – or that of a loved one – are on the line. What about context, historical or textual? Or what if some things got lost in translation? Or…do we dare even wonder it…what if, just maybe, every rule and opinion that made it into the Bible isn’t necessarily God’s opinion?

Maybe you were looking for a simple answer. But even if you’ve only rarely cracked it open, I’m sure you’ve noticed that the Bible is a pretty hefty text. Thus, this question requires a lot of unpacking. This post aims to deconstruct your two-part question – does the Bible condemn being gay, and is everything in the Bible true – one piece at a time. Buckle up and get comfortable, folks, because we’re about to zoom through several millennia of biblical history, explore translation and interpretation, and philosophize a bit on the differences between “fact” and “truth,” advocating for a non-literal reading of scripture and an affirmation of LGBTA+ people, identities, and relationships.

Note: it is possible to read only parts in bold, or to skip to this post’s final section (“Wrapping Up”) if you do not have the time or inclination to read this post in its entirety. 

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Finally finished!! My design for BotW Zelda!  💖


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Pacifist vs. No Mercy - New Home Narration Comparison

ok it’s been a long time coming but here it is: a comparison of every single line that changes in new home between the pacifist/neutral route and the no mercy route, along with my theories on what the changes symbolize and how it reflects on the characters and the game’s larger meaning.

warning: this post is covered in huge, end-game spoilers and is very very long. feel free to look at just the screenshots, but you’re going to have to do a lot of scrolling!

also, a warning for people who don’t read my blog and need to be aware: i ship chara/asriel. i see them as friends, not really siblings, and i see it as a mutual childish crush/extremely unhealthy co-dependent trainwreck rather than remotely “romantic,” but at any rate, it’s probably going to leak into my speculation a bit. i try to keep it to a minimum but, if that bothers you, feel free to skip this post - i completely understand!

(and if it bothers you and you feel like bothering me about it: don’t!!!)

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Maybe you got to my head - a Souji/Yosuke fanmix | picture credit

Animal - Neon Trees | Shark Attack - Grouplove | Got To My Head - Waters | Naive - The Kooks | Young Volcanoes - Fall Out Boy | High - Young Rising Sons | Luck - American Authors | Faster - Matt Nathanson | Here (In Your Arms) - Hellogoodbye | Quiet - Lights | Paris - Magic Man | Thunder Clatter - Wild Cub

gay teenage romance at its finest

finally!! a second mix. i have two more in the works that should be out this summer 8’) hooray for finally being active on my 8tracks. anyway, enjoy!

Lately, I’ve been receiving a lot of messages asking about KnB blog recs so I decided to make a masterpost! I thought that it’d be more efficient if I gathered everyone into a masterpost for any other people who may be interested. Enjoy!~

♔ - 100% KnB ‖ ☆ - Multifandom

This is not a complete list though, and will be updated whenever I come across more! (๑•̀ㅂ•́)و✧ Recommendations are always welcome!!

LAST UPDATED: 10/17/2015

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After two months I’m finally DONE with my Sharon Raydor Freak Out video! Contains all the crazy scenes from The Closer S1- Major Crimes S4. Watch in HD and enjoy!

Shitstorm? SHITSTORM!

*Whew* really glad most of you liked The Grudge Shitstorm video I did last night solo. While I’ve done lots of videos by myself; bomb ass game reviews, apartment tours, and the bond-a-thon (which I’m still working on) I felt a pressure I never had before delivering a shitstorm vid. I think I succeeded in delivering some scary moments, laughs, and fun live action bits and junk!

This won’t really become a habit or anything, we were just in a pinch cuz we did have a missing video slot for yesterday. Today’s grand finale shitstorm episode will be with Woolie, Pat, and myself! Also, there will be a horror-themed fisticuffs! And maybe 1 or 2 other special surprises!