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humansofnewyork:

"I’ve been a deep believer my whole life. 18 years as a Southern Baptist. More than 40 years as a mainline Protestant. I’m an ordained pastor. But it’s just stopped making sense to me. You see people doing terrible things in the name of religion, and you think: ‘Those people believe just as strongly as I do. They’re just as convinced as I am.’ And it just doesn’t make sense anymore. It doesn’t make sense to believe in a God that dabbles in people’s lives. If a plane crashes, and one person survives, everyone thanks God. They say: ‘God had a purpose for that person. God saved her for a reason!’ Do we not realize how cruel that is? Do we not realize how cruel it is to say that if God had a purpose for that person, he also had a purpose in killing everyone else on that plane? And a purpose in starving millions of children? A purpose in slavery and genocide? For every time you say that there’s a purpose behind one person’s success, you invalidate billions of people. You say there is a purpose to their suffering. And that’s just cruel."

I entirely agree with this. But I also feel sad that he lost his faith after a lifetime of commitment to it. One wonders what his pursuits are now.

humansofnewyork:

"I’ve been a deep believer my whole life. 18 years as a Southern Baptist. More than 40 years as a mainline Protestant. I’m an ordained pastor. But it’s just stopped making sense to me. You see people doing terrible things in the name of religion, and you think: ‘Those people believe just as strongly as I do. They’re just as convinced as I am.’ And it just doesn’t make sense anymore. It doesn’t make sense to believe in a God that dabbles in people’s lives. If a plane crashes, and one person survives, everyone thanks God. They say: ‘God had a purpose for that person. God saved her for a reason!’ Do we not realize how cruel that is? Do we not realize how cruel it is to say that if God had a purpose for that person, he also had a purpose in killing everyone else on that plane? And a purpose in starving millions of children? A purpose in slavery and genocide? For every time you say that there’s a purpose behind one person’s success, you invalidate billions of people. You say there is a purpose to their suffering. And that’s just cruel."

I entirely agree with this. But I also feel sad that he lost his faith after a lifetime of commitment to it. One wonders what his pursuits are now.

(via suitep)

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I hope these are real paintings. <3

(Source: artforadults, via travors)

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theresalighton:

I can’t stop laughing at the third one.

"Just gonna pick up this morsel nice and careful now-EAT IT! EAT IT! EAT IT!"

That third one has me in stitches.

(Source: pierregrassou)

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theresalighton:

thatssoproblematic:

caffeinatedfeminist:

Another friend is pregnant

There is something in the water. I am only drinking tea for a while then

I have some alarming news for you in regard to one of the main ingredients in tea.

*snorts with laughter*

Ahahaha

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maudelynn:

Pallas Cat sees what you are doing there…. 

maudelynn:

Pallas Cat sees what you are doing there…. 

(via theresalighton)

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markruffalo:

sexkittenpurrs:

malevittus:

thefrozenrose:

veggielezzyfemmie:

It’s even cooler when you stand back and squint your eyes.

Or take your glasses off

or take your glasses off

The only pic that’s ever made me exercise


This is mind boggling.

markruffalo:

sexkittenpurrs:

malevittus:

thefrozenrose:

veggielezzyfemmie:

It’s even cooler when you stand back and squint your eyes.

Or take your glasses off

or take your glasses off

The only pic that’s ever made me exercise

This is mind boggling.

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theresalighton:

english2english:

Ever wondered just how British you really are? Now you can know with absolute certainty! 

My result was “Excellent. Thanks to your comprehensive obliviousness and disregard for others, you’re very British.”
Yay! Oh, wait… :(

Me too apparently&#8230; yay?E got &#8220;Not British enough. You need to work to work on your surliness and depressive tendencies if you want to fit in. This isn’t Utah.&#8221;

theresalighton:

english2english:

Ever wondered just how British you really are? Now you can know with absolute certainty

My result was “Excellent. Thanks to your comprehensive obliviousness and disregard for others, you’re very British.”

Yay! Oh, wait… :(

Me too apparently… yay?

E got “Not British enough. You need to work to work on your surliness and depressive tendencies if you want to fit in. This isn’t Utah.”

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theresalighton:

loveoflondon:

bibliophilebunny:

Anglophiles!

Here is a must-read for those travelling soon to the UK :)

Good luck out there! 😊

This.

Quite.

Also, why do so many people not understand #4? :( Perhaps I’m just used to Singapore where the announcement always said “Please let passengers alight before boarding the train”.

Have also had to explain ‘naff’ and ‘uni’. Bonus word ‘ta’.

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This scene.

(Source: wandamaxmoff, via brain-food)

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Yep.

Yep.

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