Common abrahamic excuses that hold little water
"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
Don't Stop DeceivingMore Like This
[To the tune of Don't Stop Believing by Journey]
[In response to the Catholic Church's constant cover-up of sexual abuse]
Just a small town priest, living life by his beliefs,
He took the one-way street going to the church
Just a little boy, faith in God has been destroyed
He took the one-way street going to the church
A sermon in a smokey room
A smell of myrrh and cheap bless you’s
Don’t you tell, God’s watching you,
It goes on and on and on and on
Priests are, waiting, up and down the path to “God”
Their shadows stalking after rites
Cover up, pedos. Just to save your filthy asses
Somehow, priests earned special rights
Working hard to earn your trust,
Just for God a little touch,
Sayin’ anything to cover lies
Just one more time.
Some will win, some will lose
God tempts AbrahamI haven't written anything in a while, so I decide to do an article about Abraham. I think you all know the story, but I would like to give my thoughts on it.More Like This
Some time later God tested Abraham. He said to him, "Abraham!"
"Here I am," he replied.
Then God said, "Take your son, your only son, whom you loveIsaacand go to the region of Moriah. Sacrifice him there as a burnt offering on a mountain I will show you."(Genesis 22:1-2)
Abraham's reaction to this probably happened off screen, but I wonder what he was thinking at that point. I mean, God, who's supposed to be benevolent, just told him to MURDER his own son. Why would he command him to sacrifice any human being to him, let alone his son?And couldn't Abraham just kill Isaac in his sleep? That way, he would've been done with the whole thing, and it didn't have to become so dramatic.
So the next morning, Abraham and Isaac go to the mountain with the wood for the burned offering. Abraham tells his servants that they're goin
But of courseFundamentalists are so laughably predictable. When a natural disaster comes, you can always count on hearing them blame it on homosexuals or liberals or some "sin". And then you can always count on some others saying something to the effect of "not all of us are like that...but homosexuality is a sin". You can always count on religious people to back up other religious people, the lack of real accountability is really quite sad. And since this election is (finally) about to end, you can count on who the fundamentalists will vote for (despite calling that candidate's religion false, whether Romney's Mormonism or Santorum's Catholicism), and if their candidate loses then you can count on the cries of apocalyptic rage and fear. For the past 2000 years, as horrible or excellent leaders have taken the reins of some government Christians have been screaming about something and promising the very near end of the world. You can count on fundamentalists to rant and rave over just about anMore Like This
A Foundplace Story: Part6--Ega GobxMore Like This
"Oh, deary! Are you ok?" A gooy voice asked. Laura looked behind her at the shop counter where a strange being stood. Laura though it might be female because of the voice and body. The lady looked like a green lava lamp under green translucent skin and as squishy as as gummy bear. She was a large, round, green, lava lamp, lady.
"Uh, I'm fine. Just got pushed." Laura did well at not starring at the lady, she thought, and noticed that she was in a bakery, or at least she thought it was a bakery. The lady gave a look that could have been sympathetic and said,
"Are you new to the Foundplace honey?" Laura stood up so she didn't look as much like an idiot.
"Um, I guess?"
"Come over hear and lets talk then. I know how scary it can be." Laura cautiously followed the lady to a back room, as the lady called something, causing a smaller version of the lady came in to be told to go up front.
"My name is Ega Gobx. Where to start, where to start...." she said as she sat Laura down and fou
RunRun! If you're reading this then run. If you're reading or listening or watching or what ever else, take the message if you can and run. If you can't then just leave it and run. Just run and never stop until your legs give out.More Like This
If your reading this then you know that their after you. You may not know how or who or why, but that don't matter. What ever it is, whatever they are, they will get you unless you run. Don't take a bus or car or any other vehicle, that just makes you a sitting duck. Run! Don't stop even to read or what ever with this message, read it as you run or it will get you.
I know you're wondering what they are, what it is that follows you. I wondered that myself. They have no name, so for better understanding, or the illusion of it, I have given it a name. I will call them Shadow Stalkers, not very creative but at least gives us the illusion that they have a face. But don't forget. Run.
They can hide in any shad
Paradoxal TrapIt had been a trap. Beautifully constructed, but a trap all the same. And yet I could not help but admire it, even as it was becoming clearer and clearer that it would be my doom. Yet it had begun as my godsend. I would have laughed if I could.More Like This
But I couldn't. But I could.
I had once been a rather dreadful person to be around. I always demanded better, a sort of need to bring order to a world full of so much chaos. And yet even as I rose to power I knew how much I needed that chaos to sustain my throne. With out a villain there can be no hero.
And I played my role well. I was the director and the actor. I was the bane of all that was seen as a threat to my people and the savior of the weak. They believed that it was they who gave me power, yet it was I who held it all along. I pulled their strings and they so willingly followed.
There had been those who painted me the villain, the villain hiding under the mask of a hero. How right they were. Yet how wrong as well. The louder, better we
The Broken BreakingWhen I looked into your eyes you broke me.More Like This
When you said the words (those dreadful words!) you broke my spirit.
When you cut the symbols and seals into my flesh you broke my body.
And when you scattered my parts away
So I could not heal as one
And hid my pieces so none would find me
For you had not broken my mind.
So I was forced to watch humanity.
Watch as they lived.
As they created.
And as they destroyed.
It was they
Who broke my mind.
I could only watch
Though I itched to move
to do something!
Humanity was a broken record.
It just kept repeating the same damn thing!
Over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over!
Again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again an
JPR in AfricaMore Like This
Africa is the second continent that John Hammond has convinced to have his dinosaurs on. He went to this continent because he feels bad that they lost most of their beautiful mammals. As America was introduced marsupials into their land, Africa as introduced marsupials and four species of dinosaurs (dryosaurs, othnelias, heterodontosaurs, and gallimimus) on to their land. The gallimius adapted pretty well to the continent, since it loves locust and grasshoppers and Africa has lots of those.
Three months after, Africa introduced other species in a matter of months. This list shows the dinosaurs introduced and what creatures do they replaced:
1) Dryosaurs and Othnelias-antelope
2) Heterodontosaurus-musk deer
3) Gallimimus-ostrich and eats locusts
4) Ceradracos-certain species of antelpe
6) Mussaurus-small antelope species
9) Morsodocus-unknown (feel as if it deserves
Primal WussUrabrask was overseeing the processes of the furnace layer of New Phyrexia when there was a flash of blue light. Urabrask turned around and saw a muscular man, wearing an old helmut.More Like This
"Urabrask, praetor of the furnaces of New Phyrexia?"
Urabrask stared at the man for a moment before he replied:
"I am Garruk Wildspeaker," the man began, "and I've come looking for you."
Urabrask was surprised but he hid it from Garruk.
"I am one of the greatest hunters of the multiverse," Garruk began, " I've hunted the greatest beasts each world had to offer and I always showed my dominace."
Garruk grinned at Urabrask and said:
"I challenge you! I challenge you to put forth your most fearsome beast, that way I can show you that it is I who is to be feared."
Urabrask took a step back, comtemplating Garruk's challenge. He then looked up to Garruk and, in his gruff voice, said:
From behind Urabrask came a little four legged creature. The little Furnace Scamp was a black ashen color
AdaptationWhen you see someone love who you hate, open your eyes big, so you can learn how to.More Like This
What is the best way?Do you used to tendMore Like This
To do things you like?
Or do you used turn
Your face from the light?
Do you think,
That choosing the best way,
Is a vital thing?
Or is it the best way to choose,
The vital part of everything?
Or is it the best
Not to choose,
Because there is
No vital part,
Only the way of things.
How art tutoring should be nowadaysYes. Another one of my rants that starts with a personal experience.More Like This
It was a day like any other, and I was just surfing DeviantArt, browsing the many deviations in my inbox. While I did so, my eye wandered to something that was called an 'tutorial on manga anatomy'. As usual, I was curious about the content. And as the preview image was pretty small, I wanted to check this out. It seems like this girl, let's name her Abbey (it's not her real name, but I think calling her 'that girl' is so damn confusing) had made a tutorial on male manga anatomy. Nothing wrong with that, you'd say. But I've been following Abbey for a while already. I originally met her in the forums, asking for feedback on one of her fanart drawings. Mostly anatomy related stuff. I gave her some tips. We talked a bit. And I followed her soon after, as I thought her art looked pretty promising altogether.
Now, I didn't know Abbey in real life. But she was a beginning artist, nowhere towards a level
Exposing the "Shadowland Wolf Foundation"I posted this before on AW's comment section, but I'd like to bring it to the attention of a wider audience, as it does appear that this obviously fraudulent organisation has quite a large following, and its representatives have appeared on chat shows to lecture people on the subject of wolves, which I hope this blog entry will demonstrate they have absolutely no qualifications to do so.More Like This
The Foundation is based in California, and purports to offer "a once-in-a-lifetime-experience for individuals, families, school groups, youth organizations, corporations, social clubs, etc. to meet and play with our pack of nine Alaskan Timber Wolves", as well as "educating children of ALL ages about the true nature of wolves."
Here's their homepage: http://www.shadowlandfoundation.org/
FB page: https://www.facebook.com/shadowlandfoundation
And their blog page: http://playingwithwolves.blogspot.co.uk/
Well, a young friend of mine recently returned from there, and told me that he had a goo
Resources For Artists: Colour Scheme ToolsColour Scheme ToolsMore Like This
So I have been thinking of doing a few articles apart from feature articles to link some useful resources for artists and this is the first one of these. While this is a mini one, it's helped me a lot on several occassions.
Sometimes it gets confusing to decide which colours to choose. "'Should I go with a turquoise and a gold for the face? What about the room? I was going for a chic cool modern palette which is minimalistic!" Surely, a lot of us have gone through those decisive moments. Below are some colour scheme tools that would help you with your colour scheme choices. Click the titles or the links in asterisk to go to the following sites.
A big resource community for colour palettes*, user named
PE: Importance of AnatomyThe importance of anatomy.More Like This
Understanding anatomy is crucial to many aspects of your art.
You'll notice that anatomy is essential for drawing. It becomes difficult to accurately draw a complex pose, or even a simple one, if you don't understand what's under all that skin or fur, or even bark. Knowing how everything fits together is important.
Once you notice where that certain muscle is, shading and form become much more accurate and more natural. Knowing why the nose and eyes fall where they do make it much easier to draw from memory, and nail that natural look you were going for.
Learning the anatomy of the subject you're going to draw is quite important, and will definitely help you on several levels.
It's also easier to drawing sequences of movement. One will know what connects to what, and how they move. What is possible, and what isn't. (Range of motion)
Drawing people and other animals can be intimidating. Once you have a solid foundation, it's much easier
Christianity and HomosexualitySo a lot of times, the reason people are against homosexuality (or bisexuality, etc), it has to do with religious beliefs, namely the Abrahamic trio (Judaism, Christianity, and Islam), and, most vocally in the West, Christianity.More Like This
I would like to do some exploration of that.
First, let’s talk about what is said in the Old Testament.
A student essay I’ve read revealed that a verse in Levitcus, one most often cited, was mistransliterated to mean to be against homosexuality, when it was originally against sleeping with your partner for reasons other than sex;
The National Gay Pentecostal Alliance (NGPA) has analyzed the Leviticus verse in great detail to produce a word-for-word translation of the original Hebrew. In English, with minimal punctuation added, they rendered it as: “And with a male thou shalt not lie down in beds of a woman; it is an abomi
The Greatest Experiment in Capitalism: AnalyzedWhat gives the government the right to forcibly redistribute wealth from the rich to fulfill the needs of the poor?More Like This
The above seems to be the battle cry of many free market idealists, which inspired me to write this article. Surprisingly, many people who offer this contention aren't rich, and are unwitting beneficiaries of government control.
My initial thought was a bit cheeky. The middle class is currently paying about 50% of their income in taxes, while the rich pay about 15%. The rich buy politicians to keep it this way. What gives a rich person the right to steal from the middle class not for their needs but for sport?
Although there is a lot of truth to that, it's still important to address the main point: the aversion to the government using force to redistribute wealth. This sounds good in concept, and if you keep it in abstract terms it's hard to disagree with it. However, the supe
April ArtLooks what I found!More Like This
Steampunk by vladimirpetkovicMythosis by M4v3rikCold Cities by maniethicValley of Death by DistantstarrThe Professional by LuddoxDesert city concept by JJassoLava 11 by Platycerium1956 CHEVROLET BEL AIR by krzysiek-jacKidnapped princesses island by cornacchia-artDaily Driver by tundra-timmyPs Master Art by PSMComicsHear me Roar! by JSfantasyThe-Thief-of-Bagdad by BriGht-liGht-NSHToroidal by MarkJayBeeA Nice Classic VW Beetle by TheMan268Interaction by warpspeed-argonautUkranian SAAB JAS39 Gripen - Multi purpose jet by bazzeWild by gorgonbreathUnder sea by Topas2012Tangled Circles by blingblingbabeAlfa Romeo 8C 2900B Spyder by Aya-WavedancerBalance by Softyrider62Burden by ShahabAlizadeh1954 Dodge Royal V8 (III) by Brooklyn47A Very Rare Mercedes-Benz by Brooklyn47Blue Spiral Flower by wolfepawShark Catching Scene by HadiH-1998BFS 219 City by BadbrushArtSynthoid - Black by Rowoss
Art Made with my Stock - Feature 33Quick Update - I am now walking with one crutch, but my ankle is still exceedingly painful - physio and exercise continues!More Like This
Thank you all for the beautiful art
Ice Queen by annemaria48
Tower Room - Premade Background by la-voisin
Gorge by annewipf
An Elegant Couple by BlancaAmane
Until the end... by Steel-Reflections
Winter child by annemaria48
Winter Queen by annemaria48
Ash N Kim by houzeofmizfitzdesign
Dark Winter Tale Contest!!! by Deena-Lee-Sauve
Welcome in the another world by mrscats
waiting by erool
The Dresden Files: Grave Peril, Chapter 21 by AndreaGonzales
Duality by Whendell
Snow Princess by annemaria48
Cat Woman by SimplyDefinedArt
It's Over by RyanFachs
Another feature...because this is so much fun, and these artists deserve it!More Like This
king of the forest . by megatruhQueen Nagi chibi by gorgonbreathwe should've done this.. by megatruhFeel the power by Arkel88Yin Yang Surreal by smault23Carnnival by George-B-ArtEmpathy by batjorgeRecalcitrant Abnormalities With Sad Sacks by eReSaWThe Sunflower Roads by ArthurBlueNot wired that way by Hera-of-StockholmCastle Quest by JJassoSins of the fathers by EclessionLonging for Home by ArlequinneEcstasy by sandrabauserXenyatta by silverexpressThe Spirit of Water. by LothringenIn My Shoes by wdnestProfessor Booboo by lieveheersbeestjeClover Shine by ZMastah94Dark Tides by timemit5 by infinityfractalsBlot on the Landscape by GrahamSymBoogie Stoopid by 2BORN02BPortrait Of Cyiria by xzendor7The Ghost Of St. Mark's Square by orpheasLife in a Bubble by JoePingletonL'Amour, Toujours, L'Amour by bluebabylove
Featuring a little somethingsFeaturing a little somethings before signing of for 2013. See you guys next yearMore Like This
The Unfurling Fractal by recycledrelativesStar Wars R2-D2 - Jawa Taxi Service by graughtODST Drop by LordHayabusa357Broken by AelarethElennar
The New Frontier by LuddoxFrost Whisper by RGUSPearl Harbor by dugazmMetal Binding Protein by vmulliganLincoln by boraltayThe Forest by Trenton-ShuckKingdom of Heaven by Wesley-SouzaOne Sick Puppy by RGUSHard Target by zulumikeG4M1 by dugazmCreature of the Night~Fashion Week: LA by ArtemisAestheticThe Chase.1. by MasPixZombies vs Aliens by LuckyLilithFan Beauty by Dark-FirefliesMonument of the Iron city by NanikonaPower Wagon by pjs19981931 Packard by finhead4everA Plymouth Street Rod by TheMan268
Weekly Deviation Winners. Dec, 27!!!Hello dear members!!!More Like This
It's the last Friday of the year and the last WDA this year.
Here are the Winners of our WDA
025 - Bloody sea ghost by Scarlett-Aimpyh
Lost by Saraais
rounding with fireworks by Andrea1981G
Candyland by 2Plus2Equals
Beauties FeatureHello, my friends and watchers!More Like This
Here is a small selection from my "Beauties" favorites for your viewing pleasure!
Blue Fall by Ton-K300
Woodwork Nature Scene by Sleepwalker1803
Yai Yai by Joe-Maccer
Alice by coby01
Two by Brian-B-Photography
Star light, star bright by teddybearcholla
Green Dragon by malverro
Dear anti-vaxxers(This is a response to this postMore Like This
http://vaccinationinformation.tumblr.com/post/61137308796/the-more-i-run-this-blog-the-more-i-realize-just for some reason, I wasn't able to post the response (most probably because it was too long) do I'm posting it here as well as Tumblr)
You know something? I'm tired. I'm so, so tired of this shit.
I'm one of those autistic people you speak of.
Let me tell you something.
I first found out about the anti vaccination movement when I was around… six or seven I think? I would listen to the sob-stories of the parents of autistic children (the only time I call a parent an autistic parent is if the parent is they themself autistic). I would hear about how people like me were considered to be oh-so-tragic, that our autism (and therefore we) ruined people's lives. How anti vaxxers would discribe us as "damaged", "broken", "inflicted", "sickened", "injured"… words cannot describe how hurt I felt at that moment. I wanted to scream at the TV, run out of the livi
How to embed videos in your DeviantART journalThe DA code.More Like This
Make sure there is no spaces between the / and > at the end of the code!
How to combine the YouTube code and the DA code.
1: So here is a YouTube Video link!
2: This is what you want to look for:
3: You then transfer "H-TxFFJM48I" into the DA code:
And this is how it should look!
Again make sure there is no spaces between the / and > at the end of the code!
How to find the code
Sometimes your code will look like this, hard to find! Well I've highlighted the code so it's easier for you to find!
Here is the screen shot of it.
And sometimes your code will come up without a whole load of numbers and letters following on after it!
So here is a screen shot of it.
301st feature - Artisan CraftsJournal CSS by Jamaal10More Like This
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Bigs and LittlesBigs and LittlesMore Like This
The foggy skies thinned and the smallest, most remote island of the Faroe chain materialized into visibility.
"This looks good, buddy."
Hiccup focused on commanding the muscles of his thigh and knee to bank left in a wide, downward spirala task that once fell to his ankle.
The dragon-human pair landed atop the mossy earth with a fluidity Hiccup feared they would never regain after the Nest-Incident. It helped that they practiced daily, both trying to adapt to the new, less-controlled pulley system of the tailfin.
The boy hopped from the saddle, concentrating the majority of his weight on his right leg to minimize the impact to his left, and looked around. Perhaps the obscurity of the brume had misdirected him to a new island, because he didn't recall Mykines ever having this much forest available.
Hiccup didn't rightly care if this was Mykines or not. He didn't care if he ended up in Vinland. He just needed to ge
The Roman RedressMore Like This
The Roman Redress
Nearly a year after the events of How to Train your Dragon, and Berk is barely recognizable. Humans and dragon live side-by-side, managing, after much trial and error, to find a symbiotic existence. The interspecies peace is maintained by Hiccup and his personally-trained peers through the Dragon Training Academy. Astrid and Hiccup have grown closer over time; their teetering relationship slowly drifts from uncertain to comfortable.
Things are well for the Hooligans but not quite smooth. Already burdened by responsibilities no Viking has faced before, Hiccup’s father is now "gently" pressuring him to take on even more—the Becoming Chief sort of responsibilities. His relationship with Astrid bears some strain from
A Viking in New RomeWhen a man is cursed with the impossible combination of immortality and humanity, sooner or later he's going to run into a few demigods.More Like This
A PJO/HTTYD drabble.
Percy cringed. He froze mid-step with his foot hovering inches over the Pomerian Line circling New Rome’s city.
Terminus had literally just materialized in front of him in a sudden, sulfurous pop of yellow smoke that left the demigod's lungs burning. The statue looked much like he always did: armless, stone curls wound tight against his head, and a disapproving scowl on his face.
Percy gingerly put his weight back outside the city safe zone.
“Sorry,” he muttered and immediately reached into his pocket for Riptide. He could hear Frank and Hazel rustle behind him for their own weapons. Percy cast an apologetic look back to the man they were supposed to be escorting into the city and gestured with a no
Note to Fundamentalist ChristiansI do respect the individual right you have to believe in whatever you want and the individual right to exercise that belief.More Like This
But it doesn't mean:
- I'm obligated to share your beliefs and to live accordingly to the outdated medieval dogmas of your religion;
- I'm obligated to respect your religion unconditionally (which I don't)
We have to respect people (only when they deserve our respect; in my opinion respect is a both way street and it's not supposed to be given unconditionally on a silver platter); ideas on the other hand exist to be questioned, criticized, refuted, etc. If you feel personally offended because we dare to question and criticize your religion well...tough.