Body, Soul, Spirit.
Let Eros be Lord
Let Aphrodite be sword
Let me find beauty in lust
Let me find beauty in the self
Let me find beauty in union unfettered.
Sacred fire, holy pyre.
Sense, Reason, Intuition.
Let Athena be owl
Let Hermes be serpent
Let me be Moderation
Let me be Fortitude
Let me be Prudence
Let me be Justice
Let me be Katharsis
Let me be Illumination
Let me be united with the divine Nous.
Four hallowed elements, four sacred steps.
Material Rite, Mental Rite, Unitive Rite.
Let Helios be gold
Let Hekate be silver
Let me offer sunbolon
Let me chant sunthemata
Let me ensoul statues
Let me bind to you a god
Let me purify with a touch
Let me form sustasis with daimones
Let me be reborn like a solar phoenix
Sacred offerings rewarded with divine light.
Common abrahamic excuses that hold little waterCommon abrahamic excuses that hold little water2 years ago in Philosophical More Like This
"God gaves us free will, ergo it's pur own fault": Except that the Bible nor the Qu'ran put emphasis on free will. Hell, this excuse is so very recent, that, until a few centuries ago, the idea that God had absolute control over our lives was very popular.
"Its our fault; Adam and Eve's sin created evil, not God!": If you have read Genesis, you'll know this is bullshit (Hell, even Yahweh admits he created evil!). Likewise, at no point is the first sin ever considered a "Pandora's Box" situation.
"God is goodness incarnate! Evil is against his nature!":...have you even read the Bible? Yahweh is also considered to not be goodness incarnate until the NT and Qu'ran; in the OT, he is treated as a Lawful Neutral agent.
"Your're putting everything out of context!": Considering I actually bother to read the Bible/Qu'ran, while you only cherry pick passages your pastor dictates...
"He died for your sins! You should be grateful!":
1- His sacrifice was pointless, He only rescued saints from Sheol
6 lies by wolfaboos1- According to wolfaboos, native americans hunted alongside wolves and worshipped them. In reality, native americans at most just respected the wolf as yet another animal; for them, it was no more important than the cougar and the bear. In fact, some tribes like the Navajos actually killed wolves as a rite of passage. As for hunting alongside wolves, they didn't even had dogs, and there's no evidence whatsoever of wolf domestication. Interestingly, south american people did domesticated native fox-like canines, but wolfaboos only care about plain old retarded Canis lupus.6 lies by wolfaboos4 years ago in Editorial More Like This
2- Wolves are not as the smartest animals on Earth, as opposed to the idiotic wolfaboos say; they are very avaerage by animal standards. Things like pigs, elephants, cetaceans, corvids, parrots and apes are far more intelligent than them. Pack hunting is not a sign of intelligence, for most of the behaviour is both instinctive and imitative, and since hyenas and Harris hawks hunt far better in packs than wolve
Why hyenas beat wolves1- They're bigger, have more robust skeletons and have the most powerful bite force known among mammals. Most confrontations between Striped Hyenas and arabian grey wolves show clearly that skinny, smaller predators lose.Why hyenas beat wolves2 years ago in Editorial More Like This
2- Hyenas are more intelligent than wolves; recent studies show that they might be as smart as Old World monkeys such as baboons. Wolves, on the other hand, are less intelligent than pigs.
3- Brown Hyenas actually drove wolves off Europe during ice ages; wolves only returned well after the hyenas were gone, starved to death by the extinction of the native megafauna. Recent studies indicate that the Golden Jackal is actually a wolf subspecies; this indicates that wolves in the presence of hyenas only survive as small scavengers.
4- Hyena social interactions are less violent than in wolves; while both animals are not above killing members of their own species, in hyenas social status is driven mostly by complex social displays, while in wolves is straight up violence. A
Shark intelligenceMany people stupidly assume sharks are dumb, instinct driven killing machines. However, this is pretty much not the case, rendering whoever believes that an ignorant fuckwad.Shark intelligence4 years ago in Editorial More Like This
In terms of brain shape, the shark brain differs a lot from that of mammals and birds. However, in proportion to the body size shark brains usually are similar sized or bigger than those of most mammals and birds, and while arranged in a different way it seems to share the seme level of mental capacity. Some shark species seem to be as intelligent as mammals such as dogs, which is really impressive for a non-tetrapod. Cetaceans in general are as intelligent as the most intelligent shark species (except derived beaked whales like dolphins), thus rendering whoever thinks cetacean protection should be more important because whales are smarter is really just an ignorant hypocrite who needs to do some research work.
Sharks indeed can solve problems very easily, but in terms of social skills they are also very gifted. I
Parental Abuse is holyChristians and muslims defend their stupid, pathetic shit made God saying that Yahweh is their father, and thus the reason of their loyalty to him. This is also the justification of why punishments by him are acceptable.Parental Abuse is holy3 years ago in Philosophical More Like This
This is an idea that is mind numblingly idiotic for MANY reasons:
1. God kills millions in the Bible and sends everyone he murders to eternal torture in Hell. No decent father figure would be this cruel and worshipped as a kind, loving entity.
2. A father's punishment is made to teach the child to not misbehave. Considering people God punishes suffer forever and are going to do so for all eternity, this is not as much punishment as the works of a sadistic being, not a proper authorithy figure.
3. People are free to leave their parents, and adults are not under their domain. God, on the other hand, rules mankind with an iron fist, and everyone, young or old, has to follow his evil or suffer. Not as much a father figure as a dictator.
4. God is free to take human lives.
Christian persecutionOn the internet, christians have an odd type of behaviours. They seem to be under the impression that they are persecuted, that they are not free, that they need the existence of save havens like 1923 christian clubs on DA where they can speak without being condemned (which fails epically at logic since everyone in the internet can see their conversations), and whine endlessly about how everyone hates them and God's reign is falling and blah blah blah christian bullshiut blah blah blah.Christian persecution3 years ago in Editorial More Like This
SHUT THE FUCK UP
For begginers, in the western civilasation (which is where most of these whiny christians come from) there is no such thing as christian persecution; in fact, of all places in the world, christians only face significant persecution in a few arabian nations and in China, and in the case of the later and most of the former Christianity is still legal. Second, have a monopoly over western culture, Christianity IS THE ONE OPRESSING EVERYONE ELSE.
For the record, lets take a look at U
Petty animal "fan" excuses"Wikipedia is wrong about wolves": Actually it is very accurate as far as its articles go. The only notable thing is the fact that they, for some reason, refuse to include the new study that shows golden jackals are a grey wolf subspecies.Petty animal "fan" excuses3 years ago in Philosophical More Like This
"Dinosaurs were better than mammals": Considering that mammals were already fairly big back then and that the mammal like notosuchians were actually replacing dinosaurs, I'd say "no". I do give sauropods credit for being able to get bigger than everything else except whales though.
"Velociraptors with feathers look gay": They didn't exist for your amusement, you know.
"Theropods were better than crocodylians": Considering one group was reduced to a single linage composed of its smaller members while the other managed to survive in very large sizes the KT event, I'd say "no". Also, crocodylians were very predominant in the Late Cretaceous, while theropods were already showing signs of decline outside of Maniraptora.
"Wolves can kill grizzly bears": A
SharksSharks4 years ago in Editorial More Like This
Many people go around defending cetaceans and wolves, saying they are misunderstood and endangered. While some cetacean and wolf subspecies/species are in fact endangered, people only focus on the american grey wolf and iconic cetaceans like the bottlenose dolphin and the humpback whale. Considering how none of said animals is in fact endangered, said people are mentally ill and delusioned if they insist on that.
On the other hand, there's a far more decent, intelligent predator that is largely ignored: the shark. Sharks are about as intelligent as mammals and birds, and are very far from the antisocial, mindless machines they are portrayed in media as. Sharks show complex behaviours like playing and are generally quite curious by nature. Some species can even form attachments with zookeepers, not to mention that the vast majority of sharks are harmless. Less people die each year by shark attacks than people killed by horses or cows, not to mention that most attacks are not even fatal.
Letter to ChristianityDear christians,Letter to Christianity4 years ago in Letters More Like This
You have worked your way into deserving not kindness but hatred. Even then, I figured out hatred was not the solution, and I now have pity for you. You are so sad that you make me laugh, even though you are deserving of wrath. Then again, no one likes to be seen with pity, so in some ways it is worse for you.
The overwhelming stupidity you demonstrate day to day is so huge that, if represented physically, it would be a mountain that would reach beyond the atmosphere. Before I would have simply said this to conservative christians, but now I see that the vast majority of the members of this religion (at best 90%, at worst 99.9%) is either incredibly stupid, incredibly ignorant or incredibly mentally retarded. I dare to say that "mentally retarded" is the most accurate answer, because no one sane can be like that.
To begin with stating how moronic you servants of Yahweh (or, as Michael put it in The Salvation War, "Yah-yah"), your religion never had a purpose to b
Signature ideasSignature ideas4 years ago in Editorial More Like This
I accept Stalin as my saviour. Post this in your signature if you believe that
Wolves are inoccent, even though they killed many people per year. But thats okay, because people aren't "speshul"
I accept Endovelicus as my saviour. He kicks Jesus' ass any time!
Check out my gallery. It has 100% less recoloured mary sues
I don't give a fuck about what you haters say, even though I spam your deviations!
I love all animals! Now excuse me while I go gush about wolves while condemning all other species to their extinction.
God loves everyone. Thats why he kills millions of people and sends them to Hell in the Bible; thats a proof of how much he loves you
Islam is the religion of peace. Thats why they behead you if you don't agree with them
I sed stup flaming ok ebony's name is ENOBY nut mary su OK!...wait, what?
"And he held out... SOME JEW!" As you can see, conservative christians like the writer of StarKits Prophcy suck a
Flying VelociraptorsDeinonychosauria is one of the most apreciated dinosaur clades, but more often than not for quite erroneous reasons. The classical perception of predatory, super-intelligent giant "lizards" has not died yet, depicting creatures that are less real and more twisted fantasies of delluded minds. Instead of yet another breed of mythological dragon, dromaeosaurs and troodontids were normal animals, but yet quite unique in that they represent the avian prototype, the type of animal from which modern birds emerged. And like their surviving cousins, they too had an advantage over other dinosaurs: the air.Flying Velociraptors3 years ago in Academic Essays More Like This
The close relationship between deinonychosaurs and Aves/Avialae has led since very early to the speculation that troodontids, dromaeosaurs and birds share a common, flying ancestor. Indeed, the famous generic basal avian, Archeopteryx, is very similar to basal troodontids, and the earliest troondontids and one entire linage of dromaeosaurids, Microraptorinae, as well as Rahonavis