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Anonymous asked: If I may ask, what are you religious views, if any?

thefrogman:

I grew up Catholic.

Baptism.

Taught by nuns in elementary school.

I stood. I sat. I knelt. I sang songs out of tune. I knelt some more. I yawned.

Sister Cathy yelled at me for eating a crayon.

First communion. Jesus crackers. Jesus wine.

First confession. “I stole my brother’s Legos and then lied to my mom about stealing his Legos and then he punched me. I’m hoping he confesses to you about the punching thing cuz that really hurt.”

Don’t forget to kneel.

Confirmation!

High school church youth group.

I read the bible. I was probably supposed to do this earlier.

The beginning bits seemed harsh. I liked Jesus quite a bit, but his stories never seemed to fit with the ones that surrounded them.

Questions arose.

Did they put animals that can swim on the boat? I mean, could you just leave the ducks off the ark to save space? Maybe they could swim along side and you just toss them bread. 

Why did he free Moses and make them wander around for so long? Haven’t they been through enough? 

(To Father Steve) Technically a whale can’t ingest a human. Jonah would have got caught in its throat and they both would have died.

*angry priest face*

So are you saying that God made a bet with Satan to see how much shit Job would put up with? That doesn’t seem very ethical for a deity. 

*angrier priest face*

Then I started learning about the politics of religion and more important questions arose. 

What’s wrong with being gay? That passage is in the same book that says slavery is totally fine. 

What’s wrong with contraception? People are dying of diseases that you could have prevented if your missionaries gave out condoms instead of bibles. 

And finally…

Why am I sick?…….. How is this someone’s plan for me? 

My views became very “if any.”

That world made no sense to me. I started working things out on my own and solving my problems without asking for His help. Those beliefs held me back. They held me back because they were not my beliefs. They were given to me by others and I went along with it. 

I don’t begrudge anyone with faith. I can’t say if they are wrong or right. I think faith helps a great deal of people. I still consider Father Steve my greatest mentor and one of the kindest (and most patient) individuals I’ve ever known.

I know a lot of people seek answers of creation and life after death, but I don’t think about that much anymore. I don’t really care. My mind has filled up with so many curiosities that may actually have an answer. Answers I can grasp and understand. Trying to know the unknown seems futile to me. 

I just want to live the best life I can. I wish to be a good person because it is the right thing to do and not because I fear a fiery pit. I’m better at being a good person now, more-so than when I believed. 

Not believing works best for me. Results may vary.

My family’s and my view on religion is ‘Who’s to say WE’RE right?’. We are mostly all Christian, but that is our philosophy. I don’t fault others for believing differently, if they have faith at all. And I try not to shove my faith in their faces. 

Faith is not an easy thing to have in this world. 

chubbycartwheels:

glam-pire:

kararikue:

You NEEDED Mermen of color on your dash, you just didn’t know it.

no I did

Now my tumblr is perfect.

Now give me a merman of color with goliath tigerfish teeth and looks like he’s from the congo.And a brazilian/south american merman with an arapaima tail :O

chubbycartwheels:

glam-pire:

kararikue:

You NEEDED Mermen of color on your dash, you just didn’t know it.

no I did

Now my tumblr is perfect.

Now give me a merman of color with goliath tigerfish teeth and looks like he’s from the congo.

And a brazilian/south american merman with an arapaima tail :O

(Source: blackingzz, via mad-maddie)

acosmist - One who believes that nothing exists
paralian - A person who lives near the sea
aureate - Pertaining to the fancy or flowery words used by poets 
dwale - To wander about deliriously
sabaism - The worship of stars
dysphoria - An unwell feeling
aubade - A love song which is sung at dawn
eumoirous - Happiness due to being honest and wholesome
mimp - To speak in a prissy manner, usually with pursed lips

(Source: milkthistles, via ecumenicalseeker)

Preparations

traveldustandmaps:

Weeks had passed. Both Celynise and her husband had been doing their own respective research after talking to the druidess in Moonglade.

The huntress had found that the ship carrying the relic had only been seen twice after its departure, and the last time was just as it sailed into the waters…

livesthislife:

saria-anarserrar:

Pretty pretty Saria. 
With thanks to Kae for help on light source/shading suggestions when I was tearing my hair out.

Myyyy warlock arcanist, Saria Anar’Serrar! 

Daaaayuuuuumn.

livesthislife:

saria-anarserrar:

Pretty pretty Saria. 

With thanks to Kae for help on light source/shading suggestions when I was tearing my hair out.

Myyyy warlock arcanist, Saria Anar’Serrar! 

Daaaayuuuuumn.

snowingblackout:

twerkinshield:

steve and bucky being in a meeting with all the avengers at the stark tower and steve is getting progressively more pissed off with them and their shenanigans while bucky just sits at the bar ignoring everything

"bucky come on, help me!"

"no way, don’t drag me into this"

"just give me a hand!"

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(via ecumenicalseeker)

tinybirdfriend:

Sometimes I think about how Blood Elves survived a zombie apocalypse and sucked the magic out of demons and they’re reduced to “lol gay” because the dudes aren’t giant hulking musclebeasts like the rest of the goddamn world

(via speakerforthedawn)

shezzablue:

missmindicarriesbaby5:

jesseproch:

emt-monster:

Please reblog if you know anyone who might take party drugs.

I’m not an emt yet, but everytime I see someone do drugs, I just hope they’re smart enough to remember these points.

I really love this, because as someone with anxiety when I did take party drugs way back when I was always scared of going to the hospital because I didnt want to be arrested…..even when I bad tripped and cried in the bathroom for 10 hours because I thought Jeff was trying to murder me. I dont do party drugs anymore, but it still is comforting to me….seriously.

Most EMTS and medics I’ve met are some of the most non-judgmental folks ever. Look, we love helping people and saving lives. That’s what we went to school for. Help us help you, and everyone will fare better for it. 

(via ecumenicalseeker)