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divinedorothy:

happy easter everyone ive had this joke in my queue since january

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realniggaannouncements:

I had a dream last night that Jesus finally resurrected and when white people found out he wasn’t white they arrested him for 2000 something years of tax evasion  

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itswalky:

… which reminds me, today’s Good Friday, isn’t it.

itswalky:

… which reminds me, today’s Good Friday, isn’t it.

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whatsacanada:

A popular Christian band called nuns n roses

I think you mean nuns n moses 

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spookyjohansson:

*Jesus does the cup song at the Last Supper* You’re going to miss me when I’m gone.

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solsick:

in the name of the david bowie, the david bowie and the david bowie

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ancientart:

A quick look at: Baal, the Canaanite god of fertility and rain, whom is known at Ugarit as “the Rider of Clouds” -which is where this artifact of him was found.

Baal is actually a title meaning master or lord. There was a large number of local Baals, such as Baal-hamon (Cant 8:11), Baal-gad (Josh 11:17), and Baal-zephon (Exod 14:2).

Of these Baals was the “Great Baal,” or “the Rider of Clouds.” Baal was the son of El (the Father of the gods) and brother of Yam-Nahar (god of the rivers and seas). He is a fertility god, who represents the beneficial aspects of water as rain. Baal worship likely included a number of rituals, such as a ritual dance which involved participants limping around the altar (1 Kgs 18:26).

According to Ugaritic texts there were two stories which played a particularly significant role in shaping Canaanite thought about Baal:

These were the stories of Baal and Yamm, the Sea, and Baal and Mot, Death. In these accounts Baal is featured as a god who faced extremely powerful destructive forces, confronted the challenge at hand, appeared to be near defeat at the heart of the confrontation, but in the end emerged victorious.

The story of Baal’s encounter with the dragon, Yamm, highlights Baal’s role as a god who confronted and defeated the monster who was the source of chaos. […] The story of Baal’s encounter with Mot, Death, highlights Baal’s role as a god of fertility. The story features the cycle the Canaanites believed Baal passed through each year. In the encounter Baal was defeated by Mot, sent to the underworld -the realm of the dead- and eventually reappeared victorious over Mot. (Mills & Bullard 1990)

The shown artifact is courtesy & currently located at the Louvre, France. Bronze, dates to the 14th-12th centuries BCE, and was found in Ras Shamra (ancient Ugarit). Photo taken by JastrowWhen writing up this post the Mercer Dictionary of the Bible (1990) by Watson E. Mills & Roger Aubrey Bullard was of great use.

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"Look back again at the pale blue dot of the preceding chapter. Take a good long look at it. Stare at the dot for any length of time and then try to convince yourself that God created the whole Universe for one of the 10 million or so species of life that inhabit that speck of dust. Now take it a step further: Imagine that everything was made just for a single shade of that species, or gender, or ethnic or religious subdivision. If this doesn’t strike you as unlikely, pick another dot. Imagine it to be inhabited by a different form of intelligent life. They, too, cherish the notion of a God who has created everything for their benefit. How seriously do you take their claim?"

- Carl Sagan, Pale Blue Dot: A Vision of the Human Future in Space (via thedragoninmygarage)

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theatricalitea:

Julie Andrews shares a story from the time Walt Disney took her to Disneyland.


 

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