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"To love another person is to see the face of God." - Les Misérables

starjemdolls:

LE Wedding Rapunzel! Another gorgeous doll. I am not a gold person, but the gold details are beautiful on Rapunzel. I am so happy to have her!

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wickedk93:

I know this is all over tumblr, but I really just love this photo.

wickedk93:

I know this is all over tumblr, but I really just love this photo.

wickedlondonthings:

you know you’re a wicked london fan when: "we all went to uni together"

wickedlondonthings:

you know you’re a wicked london fan when: "we all went to uni together"

and if you’re still breathing, you’re the lucky ones

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pepperjdarcy:

rayvenloaf:

withfiendfyre:

These posters are in the stalls of the bathrooms at my university (at least in the ladies, I haven’t asked anyone if they’re in the gents too. I hope so though). Thank you National Union of Students for doing it right. If only they put these posters up in all public bathrooms

*headdesk* What even…?

No such thing as ‘unequality’ to define genders. Just saying. You can take the equality thing way too far. And this is too far.  You can be different, define those differences, and still be equal. If you blur the lines like this then you lose the beauty in being created (by God) uniquely and beautifully. If everything is that ‘equal’ then there isn’t anything significant or unique or amazing left in life. Differences are good. We don’t have to be the same, look the same and be uniform.

Socialism and communism tries to keep everything generic. Be unique, be different, and be insanely ecstatic and overjoyed in your differences. God made you that way, and when He created man He said it was very good. It wasn’t very good that man was alone, so He made woman so that man wouldn’t have to be alone. When He created woman, then it was perfect. Those differences are good.

We all need to pee, but heck, I’m not sending MY little girl into a public restroom with adult men. GOSH DARN IT, I AM NOT GOING INTO A PUBLIC RESTROOM WITH AN ADULT MAN I AM NOT MARRIED TO.

These ‘unequal, biased’ gender segregated signs are also there as a protection for our kids. Think about it. What if you send your daughter into this alone (because parents do that) and she gets assaulted? What if you send your son in there and he’s assaulted by a woman? This is more tricky and dangerous for young kids who don’t know any better.

Not everything is an affront to who you are or who you want to be. Don’t be so offended when you get defined by gender.

Chill Tumblr. Chill. Not everything has to be politically correct.

This is why I want to just leave America and immigrate to a more sane, less politically correct country. We’re kind of stupid like this. It’s not the “amazing” nation it used to be.

dreamwurks:

Hiccup: I can't believe it's not butter

Goodbye, Gina Beck - July 27, 2014

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i-lost-my-heart-in-republic-city:

frozen-astrid:

is this frozen?

Don’t let them in 

Don’t let them see

Be the old man you always have to be

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charliemcarthy:

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Religion and Science

nikosnature:

mockbabe:

I have so much respect for people who believe in God (or god, or goddess, or gods and goddesses, etc.). I may not have the same beliefs as them, and may support science over their thoughts on the way the universe works, but honestly. To have that much faith and heart and passion towards something that is meant to instill hope, love, compassion and forgiveness makes a person beautiful to me. At the end of the day, no one really actually knows how everything works, science seems to be factually correct and supportive of disputing religious beliefs, but who cares. Truth is subjective. Faith is heartwarming. I don’t know. I’ve just never found it okay to bluntly say to a religious person that they’re wrong. No one is right, whether you’re an atheist, a polytheist, a Christian, catholic, Buddhist, Jewish. No one. Religion has beautiful intentions at the core that I believe are pure and I respect those that actually follow any religion for those basic purposes. You all rock. You don’t rock if you think your beliefs are right over everyone else, whatever your beliefs may be.

Hi Mockbabe,

Thank you writing this.  It is nice to see someone, who though they claim no religious beliefs, sees good in others having them.  An open mind like yours will serve you well.

Something I wanted to note is you said, “I may not have the same beliefs as them, and may support science over their thoughts on the way the universe works…” I just wanted to clarify that you can support science and be religious too.  Religion, (at least, speaking from my Roman Catholic background) makes no claim as to how the material universe works.  We recognize that that is not the role of religion, but the role of science.  As Cardinal Baronius said,  ”The Bible teaches us how to go to heaven, not how the heavens go.” (Galileo later quoted him.)

There are many Catholic scientists today, and Catholicism has always readily supported science, and some of the greatest scientists in history have been Catholics.  Wikipedia actually has a list of Roman Catholic priests who have made significant contributions to science.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Roman_Catholic_cleric-scientists

Many Roman Catholic clerics[1] throughout history have made significant contributions to science. These cleric-scientists include such illustrious names as Nicolaus Copernicus,Gregor MendelGeorges LemaîtreAlbertus MagnusRoger BaconPierre GassendiRoger Joseph BoscovichMarin MersenneBernard BolzanoFrancesco Maria Grimaldi,Nicole OresmeJean BuridanRobert GrossetesteChristopher ClaviusNicolas StenoAthanasius KircherGiovanni Battista RiccioliWilliam of Ockham, and others listed below. The Catholic Church has also produced many lay scientists and mathematicians.

The Jesuits in particular have made numerous significant contributions to the development of science. For example, the Jesuits have dedicated significant study to earthquakes, and seismology has been described as “the Jesuit science.”[2][3] The Jesuits have been described as “the single most important contributor to experimental physics in the seventeenth century.”[4] According to Jonathan Wright in his book God’s Soldiers, by the eighteenth century the Jesuits had “contributed to the development of pendulum clocks, pantographs, barometers, reflecting telescopes and microscopes, to scientific fields as various as magnetism, optics and electricity. They observed, in some cases before anyone else, the colored bands on Jupiter’s surface, the Andromeda nebula and Saturn’s rings. They theorized about the circulation of the blood (independently of Harvey), the theoretical possibility of flight, the way the moon effected the tides, and the wave-like nature of light.

My reason for saying all this is simply to say, that if you are interested in religion, but feel that a strong appreciation for science prevents you from embracing it, please don’t feel that way.  Science and religion can (and should) work together.  As Albert Einstein said:

"Science without religion is lame, religion without science is blind."

Respectfully,

Niko