Ugh held the door open for a dad today and he said “thanks sport” dadzoned again
Sleek Street Photography in Black and White with the Diana F+
Remember sometimes getting the song you were actually looking for and sometimes getting an mp3 of bill clinton saying that he didn’t have sexual relations with that woman instead
50 Year Old Posters Discovered in London’s Notting Hill Subway Station. Photos by Mike Ashworth.
The London Underground is an incredible maze of subterranean railways, stations and ticket halls – and that doesn’t account for the myriad abandoned passageways that are strictly off limits to the public, let alone the aging relics that linger on in this dark underworld that has only been touched on by urban explorers.
But a 2010 upgrade to Notting Hill Gate “tube” station revealed a series of vintage posters dating to between 1956 and 1959. The posters, which will be left intact once the modernisation work is completed, include advertising for Pepsodent Toothpaste and the Daily Mail Ideal Home Exhibition, as well as films like Around the World in 80 Days and The Horse’s Mouth, starring Alec Guinness.
The vintage collection was uncovered in an abandoned lift passageway closed to the public after Notting Hill Gate was last upgraded in the late 1950s. The ’50s facelift saw the “two” Notting Hill Gate stations of the District and Circle lines linked by a sub-surface ticket hall beneath the road. Escalators down to the deeper Central Line platforms replaced the ageing elevators, which were sealed off by the time the station reopened on March 1, 1959. source
THIS. MOTHERFREAKING THIS.
Excuse me as I causally anonymously mail this to all my relatives’ homes
I’ve said it before, I’ll say it again: Equating all Muslims with the Taliban or Al-Quaeda is like equating all Christians with the Westboro Baptist Church or those who bomb abortion clinics.
"Equating to" is bad. "Judging by" is good.
Any group, be it Christianity, Islam, Atheism, Democrats, Republicans, Communists, Capitalists, D&D fans or Trekkies can be best analyzed based on their fundamentalists. It is those extremists who live by the fundamentals of their religion or philosophy or politics that reveal the core nature of their system. When one believes most devoutly in Christianity, they tend to resemble Westboro Baptist or abortion clinic bombers. Extremist Muslims bring to mind the Taliban and Al Qaeda. Extremist atheists are scientists and inventors and recognized geniuses.
Of course you can claim that extremist Christianity also manifests as the kindest most neighborly people, that extremist Islam manifests as deeply spiritual individuals, and extreme atheism breeds massive douchebags who make posts like mine.
But my point remains- If you want to know what fruits a philosophy or religion grow, don’t look at the moderates who cherry pick their rules to live by. Don’t look at the people who go to church on Sunday and forget what they heard on Monday. Look at the people obsessed with the Bible and Koran. Look at people obsessed with Carl Sagan and Gene Roddenberry and Gary Gygax. Those who follow every rule, who believe it most strongly- That’s what any belief is truly about. And while you can find good fundamentalists from nearly any belief system, consider what “Fundamentalism” brings to mind and consider why you believe a watered down version of what they do.
I am a willing member of no organization, religion, philosophy or belief system that I am not proud to be compared to the most devoted extremists and fundamentalists of. Can you say the same?
But you’re forgetting the fact that extremists tend to twist the rules they have been given as well as cherrypick. In Christianity (and I’m specifically going to focus on this religion because it’s the one I know the most about), we are told not to harm another human being for our own personal gain (1 Chronicles 16:22). Extremists in my faith tend to ignore this rule in favor of bombing abortion clinics because of bible verses such as Exodus 21:12 and Leviticus 24:17. (Basically, these say if someone murders someone, they shall be put to death- not that abortion is murder, but I’m pretty sure you’ve all heard extremists’ opinions on abortion in regards to murder). In fact, these extremists believe that these people not only need to be put to death, but that they need to be killed by the extremist groups. They cherrypick the rules they are given and twist the ones they choose. Don’t tell me that extremists are more “pure” in their plight, because they aren’t. They pick and choose what rules to follow, too. Except they tend to rack up a body count.
Of course they pick which rules they follow. You have to from a book that contradicts itself. On one page it says Thou Shalt Not Kill and on another it demands you stone women to death for getting raped. When you get your moral codes from a book of contradictory lies you’re going to have varying moral codes among even the most devout.
But note how the most devout of every Abrahamic religion trend toward misogyny, homophobia, violence, torture, draconian law, hatred and other such things. There are no fire and brimstone preachers shouting to their masses that they must not eat figs for Jesus forsake them (Mark 11:12-25). Nobody seems up in arms about this declaration from the Son of God himself. Nobody cherry picks that verse, just as no Neo-Nazis seem to care about Mein Kampf’s admonition against teaching French in school.
You can average out the will of extremists to distill their source. The most devout Christians of any place on Earth from any era of civilization since the year zero all have the same goals. Anti-Sex. Pro-Self-Mutilation. Anti-Woman. Why would these cherry pickers all trend toward the same things when inspired by an extremism about the same source? Gee, I wonder. Maybe it’s because the source is vile ludicrous demented pernicious shit.
The source is rotten to the core. The Torah, The Bible, the Koran, they infinitesimally rarely inspire a man like Martin Luther King Jr. For every MLK (Who I would call a positive Christian extremist) there are a thousand Fred Phelpses, Jim Joneses, Torquemadas, King Richards, slavery justifiers, abortion clinic bombers, scientific oppressors, child rapists and so on and so forth. As a rule, when religion is intense, it is awful. Name a good theocracy in history! MLK was the most rare imaginable person. If you look through history, you’ll find him alone among countless examples of extreme religion doing nothing but the most horrific harm to the world. You will find few, very few, like under five instances in all of history of extreme religion doing anything the least bit positive.The most pure? Fundamentalists are as pure as it gets with faith. They are the ugly center, the hideous ideal, the epitome of horrors.
Everyone else is just doing a half-assed job. Ignoring the laws. Forgetting the texts, or more often never reading them. Most moderate Christians I’ve met haven’t read the bible. When confronted with the grotesqueries that actually fill its pages they mumble and go silent and claim it’s out of context, as if any context justifies slavery. The only ones who can reply with certainty are the fundies. The sick bastards who known their faith and defend it despite it despite it being the nadir of human thought.
Fundamentalists are the pure concentrated soul of their religion. And if there were a god, if the bible were true, then they’d be right. If there is an absolute Lord of all creation, you should be serving him with all you’ve got, obeying every commandment to beat and sell women. If the bible is true, women are sub-human. If you disagree then you’re the one cherry picking. Most people (in my region) have some decency so they don’t think that. They’re lazy Christians. Poor Christians. Christians who think there’s an absolute God but only follow half his directions. And good for them for that.
But when the only redeeming members of your system are those doing it poorly, the system is fucked. To rephrase my premise- It’s not just that fundamentalists are the core of the system. It’s that the only good people in the system aren’t following the system very well.
If the vast majority of a certain belief system are one way, doesn’t that make it the truest form? Sure, maybe they aren’t following the book. Then the entire book isn’t the basis for Muslims or Christians or anything.
Religion evolves just like any other societal thing. At one time, the belief in a book verbatim was what made someone Muslim. There was no bending the rules, no differing opinions. But then people had different ideas and made different belief systems. They all exist simultaneously.
Your idea of the only true Muslim religion being those based on the most “pure” and “original” is like saying that any mammal not resembling the very first, giant shrew looking thing is not a true mammal. It was first. It had hair and was quadrupedal and lived on land. Screw whales and bats, we may call then mammals, but they are just shadows of their former ancestors.
Basically, Islam has changed. There’s Islam and then there’s “Islam.”
The fact the majority does a piss poor job of following the law they claim to hold sacred doesn’t make the majority a good representation of the nature of that religion. It does make them the common example and that’s why the graph above is mostly blue, moderate. Note that we still call them “moderates.”
You’re quite correct in suggesting that fundamentalists are not the standard example of any religion, I’ve mentioned that above in my own statements. But this isn’t about how things were in the past nor about the evolution as you compare to mammals.
I’m not going on about originality, I’m going on about accuracy. The animal mammal thing is so far from what I’m talking about that I can’t alter it to provide a proper metaphor. We’re not talking about mammals and evolution, we’re talking about the fact that those who most accurately subscribe to the Bible or Koran are horrific lunatics. It’s those that wander furthest from their source texts who are more tolerable, with very few exceptions.
The standard practitioners of most religions are moderates. There’s no denying that. And thank ‘god’ they are or we’d be back in the dark ages. My point is that we’re out of the dark ages because people wandered away from strict observance of the rules they still claim to live by.
When the good things have developed because people no longer strictly observe the original source texts, when the standard religionist is tolerable only because they do not fully or passionately subscribe to their claimed sacred books, it’s time to throw those idiotic texts away completely, as they’ve been proven spectacularly to derange their strictest followers into abortion clinic bombers and plane hijackers and old men who spit on little girls for dressing ‘immodestly’.
We should not throw away common religious people. We should throw away their religions. The things that are proven so thoroughly to have no positive effect and endless negatives on them.
Think of religion as a poison that they ingest: Those who drink the most of it are violent misogynistic lunatics. Most people only drink a bit of it and they’re just moderate mostly harmless lunatics. But why tolerate people drinking it at all? It’s clearly a poison, and just because those who drink it most aren’t that standard, it doesn’t mean it’s a good thing to drink. Religion is poison. You say “Basically, Islam has changed. There’s Islam and then there’s ‘Islam.’” Well, there’s poison and there’s “poison.”
Why drink either?
Yo, why not leave others to do what they want in their lives? Really?
In practice I’m all about letting people believe and do whatever they please so long as it doesn’t effect me. If this bullshit makes them happy, good for them. But this is a discussion related to things religion can do that do effect me and make my life worse. If someone’s beliefs threaten my safety then I will not simply leave them be.
Atheism is not a group and is not a choice and there is only one rule which governs it: You must not believe in a god. Its not something you can choose to do. You either do or you don’t.
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just in case you needed more proof of how much of a piece of shitted on garbage nash grier is
no, time. for. foolishness.
please watch this unedited clip from the digimon movie
I paid 10.50 to watch this in theaters.
If it is supposed to be implying that he was just being sarcastic at first then it is pretty great.
P L A Y E R S E L E C T (DRIP DROP + ENTHEOGENESIS)
Yung Lean - Hurt ( Drip Drop Remix)
No mak - Kimono
Panda Bear - Comfy In Nautica (none-oh-one remix)
The Bug Featuring Death Grips - Fuck a Bitch
VAPERROR - SEGΔ DREΔMLΔND
Pokemon RSE - Title Screen (Rob-ez Remix)
Denzel Curry - Ice Age
VAPERROR.ₑₓₑ // 悲しい若いyng sad - Genesis Node
♡ MISOGI ♡ - ♢ ocarina1998 ♢
WYNO - PURE WATER HENTAI WAVE
Gatorade (Manila Killa Ft. Mark Johns Flip)