Ken Ham- 'Stop the space program or go to Hell'On Sunday, Ken Ham, president and founder of the creationist organization Answers in Genesis (best known for debating Bill Nye), wrote a blog post calling for the end of the U.S. space program.Ken Ham- 'Stop the space program or go to Hell'1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Why? Well, according to Ham, who also runs the Creation Museum in Kentucky, there’s no point in spending money on finding extraterrestrial life for a couple of reasons: First, the search is a deliberate rebuking of God, and second because aliens are already damned to hell.
We've already peeved God by discovering that dinosaurs existed and that the Sun does not, in fact, revolve around the Earth. Now we're going to go out and discover alien species? Non-Christian alien species? Microbes on Europa that were never given the gift of salvation? No sir, we must engage our maximal level of eyes-shutting, lest we see that. We may have to use glue or staples, just so none of us are temped to peek.
The logic here, though, is just stellar. I mean it; this needs to go
To all, who love MUSIC, look a thisLiterally, it made me cryTo all, who love MUSIC, look a this4 years ago in Personal More Like This
STRANGER IN A MIRRORSTRANGER IN A MIRROR3 years ago in Personal More Like This
The House Where Nobody Lives by Bark Le silence des pierres #8 by SylveryFox
La pretresse by Daturanoire nude2 by stevenfields Thunder Call by pauline-greefhorst Oups by Rayon2lune
La sorciere by Alittlebitdreamer La raison et le sensible by Nahuask
Die Majestaet by Knechter Fantasmagorie by Annabelle-Chabert :thumb343190090: The air is colder than the water by KariLiimatainen
Black Magic by Elisanth Chase of Haze by Lorelyne Mura by Pugoffka-sama Unveiling Dawn by Christine-Muraton
I Don't Know How to Die by betwixtthepages :thumb294427177:
Les frontieres de l'etre by olivier-ramonteu requiem by Inextremiss Ghosts in the photograph never lied to me by anaPhenix the hours of dissolution by Inextremiss
Car tout finit un jour... - Because everything... by GrisBrouille Firestarter 2 by AnitaAnti
.fate reloaded. by naikki :thumb308288577: How High is the Sky? by DpressedSoul Forbidden Ponds by deerArylide
they will always by thetaoofchaos Last World War - check mate by giosolARTE
Ziburinis by Christine-Muraton :thumb187989833: She's the Static Suicide. by mistress-macabre feuer.getauft IV by silent-order
Vautour by Nozuf Lost by felawn
They Are My Own by astrangeallure :thumb322189538: cold by KariLiimatainen Full Moon by Aivaseda
Ce n'est pas un poeme by The-Mirrorball-Man Cell Memory by pbxn109
pot de depart by shitpitcher Complaint by Tenebrae76 Quand tout s arrete by Psychasthenique Lost Identity by Bokotsu
Who Wrote the Bible?"Who Wrote the Bible?" By Richard Elliot FriedmanWho Wrote the Bible?2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I've long been interested in the origins of the Bible, specifically the Old Testament, and more specifically the five books of Moses (Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, Deuteronomy,) since these were the texts that started it all. I wanted to see what the leading minds in biblical scholarship - not theologians, clergy or apologists, but actual academics - had to say on the subject.
Richard Elliot Friedman, noted biblical scholar and professor, has dedicated this book to that purpose. He takes a look at who wrote the Bible, how many different people/editors there were, when they wrote/edited, and why they wrote or edited in the ways that they did.
Friedman spends the first part of the book
LADIES OF WAR (Amazon inside)Here some powerful ladies in D.A - Go to their pages and love them ! Visual- text- visual- text - ad lib.LADIES OF WAR (Amazon inside)4 years ago in Personal More Like This
Le Briseur de coeurs by Ninefiftin
You know you want me by DameOdessa
relapse by toxic-nebulae
Dans tes yeux miroirs by NOBODY-KNOW-MY-NAME
Through My Eyes 5 by emptymemories321
..: Waiting for the rain :.. by Mademoiselle-P
Le voici by tairfeu
naked by FuzzyHoser
Le contre maitre by Nahuask
la place de la bastille by shebledgreenink
Yes You Can!Yes You Can!Yes You Can!3 years ago in Literature Features More Like This
Helpful Hints On Reading and Discussing Poetry
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Hi! Welcome to projecteducate’s week on poetry forms. I’m here to talk about poetry in more general terms, which might help you with the rest of the week. As a great lover of poetry, it makes me incredibly sad when I see a comment on dA that says
I just don’t get poetry
I like this poem, but I don’t know why
I can’t possibly say anything about this poem, it’s just so much better than I could do
If you can see yourself in any of those comments, this article is for you! By the end of it, you’ll have some idea of what to think about when reading and later commenting on a poem, as well as the opportunity to win some points in a contest. Obviously no article is going to teach you “eve
December PicturesSix monthDecember Pictures4 years ago in Personal More Like This
Let's celebrate with a big feature of my talented group members.
Thanks a lot for your support and keep up your great work!..
-~The Longest Year~-
-~Inside The City Of Glass~-
:thumb263943468: :thumb265239388: :thumb257365019: city of glass3. by Sister--Misery
-~In The White~-
So I found you2 by TrafficInme :thumb267487458:
..In the white.. by TricksterNabi I'll Remain Unseen by DpressedSoul :thumb216608315: In the White by mirrormasked
Witchcraft - FeatureWitchcraft - Feature2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Laboratory by ElyneNoir
Potion by catchingfyre Golden wish by Piscisvolantis
It Starts With a Wish by VelvetRedBullet Restore Magicka by Jedi-Dame
Learning to Fly by LashelleValentine
In The Morning by incolor16 Little Bit of Sunrise by incolor16
Thy Eternal Summer Shall Not Fade by incolor16 Rainbow Magic by incolor16
Potion Maker by anotherone0
My hope... by Samantha-meglioli Elixir Of Hope. by andokadesbois
Result of the Halloween ContestThe winner is :iconthe-music-prophet:Result of the Halloween Contest1 year ago in Personal More Like This
with this text:
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Thank you for your participation
SatanSatan had come to visit me today. He told me I was his son, and that I have a important role in this world. I told him if I have a important role I'd better start exercising after my coffee. He chuckled and smiled at me, warmly. We had a nice talk and such and before he went I went over and hugged him. I felt his hand touch my head and pet my head. It was kinda heavy. I told him he can visit all he wants and he waved to me.Satan2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Exercised a bit and he told me to not work myself up to hard and told me to drink tea. So that's what I'm doing now. My dad's sick so he's going to the doctor, but I'm not lonely I have Satan here to keep me company. As well as Juliet and Oliver and the birds.
Fearless (lol no)[ ] Acrophobia Fear of heightsFearless (lol no)2 years ago in Personal More Like This
[ ] Agliophobia - Fear of pain
[ ] Agoraphobia - Fear of
open spacesor crowds
[ ] Agyrophobia - Fear of crossing the street
[ ] Aichmophobia - Fear of needles or pointed objects
[ ] Amaxophobia - Fear of riding in a car
[ ] Androphobia - Fear of men
 Anginophobia - Fear of angina or choking
[ ] Anthrophobia - Fear of flowers
[ ] Anthropophobia - Fear of people or society
[ ] Aphenphosmphobia - Fear of being touched
[x] Arachnophobia - Fear of spiders
[ ] Arithmophobia - Fear of numbers
[ ] Astraphobia - Fear of thunder and lightning
[ ] Ataxophobia - Fear of disorder or untidiness
[ ] Atelophobia - Fear of imperfection
[x] Atychiphobia - Fear of failure
[ ] Aulophobia - Fear of flutes
[ ] Autophobia - Fear of being alone
[x] Athazagoraphobia – Fear of being forgotten or replaced
[ ] Bacteriophobia - Fear of bacteri
syzygy whispersIn the van just before midnight.syzygy whispers2 months ago in Personal More Like This
The radio's off, but I still hear it playin'.
White-noise beats and muffled guitars
as if the station were strugglin' through static.
Some lost-island broadcast
I spin the dial & make certain;
it shouldn't be playing.
It isn't playing.
But here I am,
I check my cell; no noise.
I look to the back seats
afraid of what'll find me
there in the dark.
I'd locked the doors 'fore going into the movie.
Parked 'neath the streetlamp w/ the cop-car beside it.
Doors were still locked to get into the van,
all the same.
And here I am-
Listening to ghost-music.
It plays its syzygy whispers
just beneath the tattered, rattlin' AC.
& it plays me home.
I turn off the car
and kill the music.
FREEK-SHOW-FEATURE # 63FREEK-SHOW-FEATURE # 633 months ago in Personal More Like This
Weathered by JensBKMutating in Calmed Waters by Mariano-PetitDeMurat
Triographic oil by imagistThe paradox of affection by flamidus
Posthuman Structure II by theGutlessWonderAsperger syndrome by MOracz
The Rotten by EemelingPretty cool! by chevsy
happii budou sande by Daiyou-Uonomepregnant and animal by Svjeeta
I'm an egg by HelenarelativityPortrait II by Neo-Anima
POOPLITICIANS by AlMaNeGrAOrdeal by liransz
Neurodiversity by TheTremendumUterine Walrus by ApocalypseCartoons
Prenv VI by A-R-Z-Hkave and fereidun by DeevArt
Bisley by heatherorchardUntitled-1 by skin242
The Starfish by zirofaxLe jardin sombre de l'albatre by kolaboy
Nightmare Pony by ChemonoxHeidi and the dead octopus by korovachryst
Bone to Ash - MTG by ClintCearleyMarranada by Rammsx
Hey deviant, where is the ART?Dear deviantART, you have finally turned to complete crap. Congrats! You've been going towards this moment for a while now and, yes, you are finally here. I hope you're happy.Hey deviant, where is the ART?4 months ago in Personal More Like This
I don't think you have the right to call yourself the best art site anymore. Well, for a while now... Once you were and some people still believe it is so. They come here, but quickly realize they've come to the wrong place and even quicker they leave you. You're kind of living of your old glory, but for how long...? You keep making changes, allegedly "improving" the site. But the only thing you're doing is chasing artists away, pushing art at the back, pushing crap to the front, destroying the point of a Daily Deviation... Why would any serious artist want to be here anymore...? Most of them aren't. There's a small number of us still sticking mostly because of each other and feeling bad for leaving you because we started here. We remember the "good times" and naively we believe it might be like t
Tribute to Charles Bukowski: Aug 1920-Mar 1994The Poet that inspired me to write, not because I love writing, or that he inspired a love of writing within me. I wrote before I saw his work, but his work fundamentally changed the way I thought about writing. His work inspired within me a method of venting my pain and rage, my darkness and my sickness, and my disgust with the world around me (all one in the same illness, and more than enough to kill me, as I look back on it).Tribute to Charles Bukowski: Aug 1920-Mar 19943 years ago in Personal More Like This
He spoke for the downtrodden, he spoke against government corruption. He spoke of madness and self sacrifice, and he spoke of greed and cruelty. Mostly, he spoke to me across generations. With a pen in the mid 20th century, he spoke to me in the 21st century.
I never knew his name, the cover of the book, and several of the first and last pages were missing, but today I remembered, and looked online. Trying to link remembered fragments of poetry to an identity. After an infuriatingly seemingly futile search, I finally found him, dead. Not much of a surprise ther
The 4th Annual Semi-Great Christmas GiveawayIt's that time of year again...The 4th Annual Semi-Great Christmas Giveaway2 years ago in Personal More Like This
It's after Thanksgiving, and a chill wind blows through the air. The stores are open later, filled with frantic shoppers searching for that certain "perfect" gift, or any gift at all, complaining about the commercialization of the season but refusing to not participate in it. Clerks with frayed nerves and forced smiles stand behind registers, wishing that they could go home at their regular time instead of hours later, and that management would pay them more for their seasonal overtime work. Blizzards begin to stir, threatening to drop mountains of white crap everywhere, slowing traffic and shutting down both the power grid and internet access. Across the nation, colorful lights are hung in windows and on freshly killed trees. Inane music blares across the airwaves while conservatards scream their delusional screams about imaginary friends and a supposed "war" on their "blessed" holiday. A pest with a
Dreams and Nightmares ~ Part II ~ 6 days, HURRY!Dreams and Nightmares are a part of life. But despite the fact that all of us dream, nobody knows why we dream. Nobody knows why a dream can be wildly exhilarating or deeply disturbing. Nobody knows why sometimes we remember our dreams with alarming alacrity but at other times we let them fade into obscurity. One thing we do know, however, is that we have always been profoundly fascinated by our dreams. In these dreams, we meet a version of ourselves that we did not even know existed. In our dreams, we see ourselves.Dreams and Nightmares ~ Part II ~ 6 days, HURRY!2 months ago in Personal More Like This
Ever since the ancient times we have tried to record and interpret our dreams. Dream interpretation was recorded in Egyptian papyri, Roman codices and Jewish scrolls. It has formed a large part of Freud and Jung's psychoanalysis. But despite the numerous dream dictionaries we can find on bookshelves, our dreams continue to define and elude us. We go to meet ourselves every night, and some of us wake up with battle scars.
But that does not stop us from dreaming. We reach ou
The stubborn myth of the Christian country:Why the U.S. has always been “one nation, under gods”The stubborn myth of the Christian country:10 months ago in Personal More Like This
A historian challenges conservative claims that the U.S. has a single religious heritage.
As Peter Manseau, author of “One Nation, Under Gods: A New American History,” would have it, nothing has done more damage to the ideal of American religious pluralism than the “stubborn persistence of words spoken more than a century before the United States was a nation at all.” Those words are “a city upon a hill,” preached by the Puritan John Winthrop to his fellow colonists as they prepared to leave their ship at Massachusetts Bay in 1630. Most strenuously invoked by Ronald Reagan, the city on the hill, according to Manseau, has for the past 50 years “dominated presidential rhetoric about the nation’s self-understanding, causing an image borrowed from the Gospels to become a tene
Dark Faces, Darker Stories... :: Lateralus :: by sabbbriCA Thanatos by sabbbriCA : Duality : by sabbbriCA Embrace the Evil by EneKiedis .mad world. by danirolli in the rain by AlicjaRodzik Engulfment. by vee1017 Change in the Air IV by Camaryn Change in the Air II by Camaryn wild animal by SeparateFromTheHead stormy sky. by drawblindfaithx Loverman. by mistress-macabre Vulnus. by mistress-macabre Here to guide you through, don't fret by cruelkitti :thumb310591141: Alter Ego by bitterev Ghost Shoot 03 by MeetMeAtTheLake2Nite Double faced by Albino-Kittie eating stones b-w by pretty-much-insanity Creepy Meow meow by fae-the-bandgeek93 Do I look pretty? by daydreamerxforxlife Everything. by machihuahua Is She...? by agxposed Forever a Child by NeonxPanda Keloid. by mistress-macabre Sanctuary by ProtectKateMarsh Only a memory by PsychoOla 897 by SlevinAaron 894 - alive again by SlevinAaron Rebirth IV by Taste-The-Red-Hands misguided ghost by DreamersNightDark Faces, Darker Stories...3 years ago in Personal More Like This
WNC - Monthly Feature No. 13Don't forget to this feature if you like it.WNC - Monthly Feature No. 134 years ago in Art Features More Like This
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Apparel Collection: Monster TalkTogether, we are deviantART, an amazingly diverse community of fantastic individuals from all reaches of the globe. It’s a beautiful, creative ecosystem where the wildest voices can speak their minds and share their expressions. When designing this collection, I wanted to celebrate that diversity. When you’re at a concert, on an airplane, or sitting at a café, it's sometimes fun to look at the people moving and talking around you, each with their own unique style and outlook. Be part of the big conversation, where all voices matter and everyone can be involved.Apparel Collection: Monster Talk3 years ago in Personal More Like This
The characters in this piece spawned from a conversation I had while teaching a high school class on character illustration. The topic was making interesting-looking characters, and everyone seemed to agree that you have to make a complex contour shape in order to satisfy the goal. I countered by simply drawing a line of jelly bean shapes on the board. At first, it looked boring -- just a bunch of wonky
The Name GameThe Name GameThe Name Game2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Pitfalls to Avoid and Tricks to Use while Naming People and Places
We've all been there. You're reading a pretty interesting piece of fantasy fiction, and a few paragraphs in you learn that the main villain's name is "Abraxas the Cruel, Lord of the Black Tower." You wince at the unoriginality, close the deviation, and move on to something more interesting. We've all been on the other side of things, too, with a detailed plot outline in hand, staring at a Word document that displays only a single line: "???? knew what he had to do--kill the president." We're sure that once we get that protagonist's name down, that perfect name, we'll be able to write the whole thing in one gush of brilliance, but all that's coming to mind are banal names like "John Everyman" or over-the-top ones like "Staff Sergeant Max Fightmaster".*
*Yes, that is his rea
The street photographer as a serial killerThe street photographer a schizophrenic, scientific serial killer?The street photographer as a serial killer4 years ago in Personal More Like This
Two things made me think of this connection a documentary which covered the various types of killers: those who kill from afar (by bombs or by shooting with a hunting rifle) the closer kill, such as a pistol shot, and the close up killer who enjoy watching the victims face as he thrusts the knife in.
The best street shooters are the latter, they want to smell the perfume and see the facial expression before they shoot.
One of the many symptoms of schizophrenia is being captivated by details. Some drugs mimic this, hence the stereotype of the spaced out hippy contemplating a flower.
This is also a characteristic of the street photographer. We can be confronted by a mass of hundreds of people on a city street but we notice the small, unusual things those two are about to kiss, that homeless person is wearing an expensive watch, that tattoo mimics the dress pattern.
But being able to see these t
.:FEATURE/MENTION TAG:.I was tagged by: :iconyoneyu:.:FEATURE/MENTION TAG:.2 years ago in Personal More Like This
1. WRITE A JOURNAL IN WHICH YOU MENTION 5 TO 10 FRIENDS/DEVIANTS BY POSTING THEIR AVATARS
2. FOR EACH PERSON MENTIONED, SELECT A DEVIATION FROM THEIR GALLERY, AND POST IT NEXT TO THEIR ICON BY LINK OR THUMBNAIL.
3. TAG 5 TO 10 PEOPLE. YOU CAN TAG WHO YOU'VE MENTIONED OR EVEN OTHER DEVIANTS, YOUR CHOICE.
4. YOU CAN WRITE SOMETHING ABOUT THE PEOPLE YOU ARE MENTIONING/FEATURING.
5. HAVE FUN AND LET THE TAGS BEGIN!!!!