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what-the-fuck-isa-lommy asked:

Okay so I'm a catholic and I'm prolife. But about your post about the "antis",I am truly sorry for that. I've prayed outside of a clinic before with my youth group but we do it after hours when no one is there and I've done it on the days when the clinic is open but when we stand outside of the clinics we stand in silence and pray. We don't yell or scream or judge people or attack them. I just wanted to let you know that not all of the "antis" do that.

teachthemhowtothink:

stfufauxminists:

Look, I appreciate you taking the time to send me this message and what you were trying to say or do by doing so, and I hope you don’t take this the wrong way.

But I don’t really care if not all antis do what I encounter every weekend. Because enough of them do. And enough of them stay silent about it. And even if you are just standing outside the clinic praying - you do not need to be there.

You do not need to be anywhere around the clinic. You do not need to be at the clinic during operating hours ever. You do not need to be standing outside the clinic praying while people seek a medical procedure that has nothing to do with you. God is omnipresent, right? So he’ll probably hear your prayers from not an abortion clinic parking lot. And so your goals will still be met without having to unnerve people trying to access medical care if you don’t pray outside of an abortion clinic. God is great like that, right?

So if that’s the case, you have no business being there unless you hope in some way that your prayers or your presence will unnerve someone so much that they will not go into the clinic or will somehow be dissuaded from their decision - not for any reason that is actually relevant to their situation or that makes any changes to it, but simply because they were fearful, nervous, anxious, or simply wanted to freaking privacy (which all medical procedures and patients are entitled to).

So you know, it may not seem “that bad” to just go to an abortion clinic and pray or whatever, but I don’t care. You still don’t need to be there. It’s still pointless. It still doesn’t do anything to improve maternal health outcomes so that pregnant people who desperately want their pregnancies can carry them to term safely and deliver healthy babies. It still doesn’t do anything to end the poverty which leads pregnant people to seek abortions in the first place. It still doesn’t do anything to create universal childcare for pregnant people who can’t take care of multiple children.

The only thing it does do is continue to violate the privacy of my patients and make them uncomfortable as they walk into an already emotional (for many) and difficult situation. 

So again, I appreciate you apologizing for the more awful members of your movement, I really do, just don’t really care if what you describe doing instead is not “that bad”. None of it should be happening, because people should be able to access clinics without having to walk through crowds of people who can possibly identify them, etc. etc. etc.

Beautiful.

This x1000 thank you.

policymic:

Why Bill Nye needs to keep debating these anti-science clowns

Though Nye has stirred up conversation about some important issues, he’s received a lot of criticism from the scientific community. At best, they say, Nye’s debates don’t do any good because they don’t advance science education. At worst, he’s doing harm to his cause by giving these crazy ideas a wider audience by engaging them. These are interesting arguments, but they’re ultimately incorrect.

There’s a simple reason Bill Nye needs to keep debating these anti-science figures: By taking these anti-science groups to task, Nye is forcing their supporters to grapple with the facts. Often times, getting people engaged in that kind of conversation is the best way to change their minds.

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Please, please don’t ignore this.

random-world-yaoi:

My mom is telling me that I’m wrong for wanting to dress according to the gender I identify as, and that I should have to conform to society because “that’s just the way it is”.

If you think she’s wrong, and that as a human being I should be allowed to represent as whatever gender I feel like I truly am, please like or reblog this. I want to prove to her that the world isn’t as narrow minded as she thinks it is, and that repressing how someone truly is is wrong.

Egyptian Desert Sand Spiral Spans Distance And Time

In the eastern Sahara desert bordering the Red Sea stands Desert Breath, a stunning land-art project comprised of perfectly-formed cones and a glistening pool of water. Nestled between the hills on the Egyptian desert floor, this site-specific installation was the work of D.A.ST. Arteam, made up of Danae Stratou (installation artist), Alexandra Stratou (industrial designer and architect), and Stella Constantindies (architect). They spent from 1995 to 1997 working on Desert Breath, relocating 8,000 square meters of sand to create what we see here. The curves of the two interlocking spirals are dotted with cones that create both positive and negative shapes, as some point up towards the sky while others extend below the surface. Everything radiates from its center, a vessel of water filled rim to rim. All told, this massive and impressive project covers 100,000 square meters (about 1 million square feet).

The terrain was the the driving force behind Desert Breath, and the three women formed D.A.ST. Arteam just for the execution of this project. Danae Stratou explains, “In our mind’s eye the desert was a place where one experiences infinity. We were addressing the desert as a state of mind, a landscape of the mind.” You can view the installation in more than one way. From above, it forms a complete visual image where we can marvel at its design an execution. Or, if we’re lucky enough to experience it from the ground, it is a physical experience as you walk the pathway and come face to face with the larger-than-life cones.

Although it’s been 17 years since the project’s completion, Desert Breath still remains. Just like the conical sands that form when you turn over an hourglass, it too illustrates the passage of time, as wind and other elements reintroduce it to the surrounding landscape.

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Anonymous asked:

Ex-christian anonymous again, so out of curiosity have you ever thought about Christianity's trinity. I know Muslims often regard the trinity as pagan worship. Christians often say they worship one God. However, to be honest I wished they'd just say "yes, we worship three gods." God being three separate beings but one being sounds insanely confusing. It's often chalked up as one of the great mysteries in Christianity.

iranianatheist:

You’re right, Muslims do not accept the trinity as being true, I guess that’s one of the only things I can agree with them on. The Trinity is one of the most commonly shared beliefs amongst, and its roots go back to the early days of Christianity. However, it just happens to be amongst the most ridiculous beliefs in the world. The concept defines god as 1) the father, 2) the son (Jesus), and 3) the Holy Spirit. They are basically the same entity. Now if Christians would think about this for a minute, I am sure they’d understand just how preposterous it is, which goes to show you how easy it is to fool people.

Apparently Mary got pregnant by the Holy Spirit unconventionally and Jesus was born, a concept that countless religions had used previously, so not unique to Christianity in any way. Then Jesus ascended to heaven after he rose again from the dead to join his father, God, who is himself! Again many ancient mythologies used this concept for centuries. Now those who came up with all of this probably thought they can just take it one step further to mess with people’s deluded minds, so they tell people that the Holy Spirit appears to those who convert to Christianity.

Considering the number of people who have been fooled to believe this concept, the Trinity ranks high up there as one of the most deceitful ideas ever, all because of the fear that religion creates. The whole concept of Trinity isn’t just made up, it is utterly stupid. However, just like all the other cannons the church will impose it on their sheep, and we are told to respect it.

 - The Iranian Atheist (http://iranianatheist.tumblr.com/)

metaphoricalanchor:

alright listen

just because you dont break skin or use a razor doesnt mean it cant be self harm

just because they never hit you doesnt mean it cant be an abusive relationship

just because you can communicate in some circles doesnt mean you cant have anxiety or socializing issues

just because you have a good day doesnt mean you cant have depression

Do not let your perception of how your struggle should be silence you. Your problems are real and they deserve attention.

forevermadisonlee:

jackfrostciicle:

lodubimvloyaar:

Children Read To Shelter Cats To Soothe Them

(Photos by Animal Rescue League Of Berks County. You can follow them on Facebook.)

Also good for the kids. They encourage having slow readers read to the family pets. A dog will listen to a kid read a whole book one damn sssyl-la——-ble at a time, and it will never get frustrated, or correct their pronunciation, or start playing Angry Bird because it can’t stand listening to the slowness any more. The dog will look at the kid approvingly, because, human. Human is talking. Human is interacting.

So this is a great win-win.

i am a 26 year old man and this almost made me cry

The first picture though..

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PLEASE

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sandetiger:

earlystagesofanorgy:

sandetiger:

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hip-hip-poohray:

The most iconic commercial in television history? I think YES.

omfg beyonce just did the “chick” part of the “boom boom chick” by MAKING THE CHAINMAIL ON HER ASS MOVE LIKE A PERCUSSION INSTRUMENT 

Britney’s strangled cat runs in the midst of Pink and Bey killing it will always be my favorite.

omfg That’s Enrique Iglesias as the king, wonderful!

U guiz… it’s emperor. Roman emperor.

fun facts guys gladiatorial combat included corporate sponsorship, dramatic music, and even female combatants at times, so like 90% of this is plausible

the costumes are even p realistic considering gladiators would fight with loinclothes and minimal armor. you can even see beyonce armed w the trappings of the reitarius or ‘net-fighter’. That’s good commercialing.

roman nerd u give me life

What I also like is that this could totally be taken as a symbol of how women are pitted against each other, usually by men, and this one time, they refuse to play along. They lay their weapons down and start singing about how they’ll fuck with the big dude up there. Then they have a drink together while he’s thrown at the lions. I like that.

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