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magictransistor:

Harry Clarke. Illustrations for Edgar Allan Poe’s Tales of Mystery and Imagination. 1919.

(via faberge-ego)

antigovernmentextremist:

CITIZENFOUR Trailer

Here’s a trailer for Laura Poitras’ documentary on Edward Snowden. It gave me goosebumps.

Want to see

19thcenturyboyfriend:

Self-Portrait, Pascal Dagnan-Bouveret

19thcenturyboyfriend:

Self-Portrait, Pascal Dagnan-Bouveret

The prophetic texts in the Old Testament, because they are scripture and canonical, are ready for reuse. What we do when we reuse them by way of analogy, is find them relevant to our analogous situation, insofar as the ancient prophets protested against injustice, violence, and exploitation (and that rhetoric continues to be pertinent in our context of brutality and exploitation). It is that kind of abrasive speech we cannot easily welcome into settled and stable society but then again, it wasn’t welcomed the first time.

I think the scriptures are important because they both model that kind of speech and they authorize that kind of speech for our use in our circumstance.

500daysofkissingmypillow:

Ancient myth deciphered! And I thought I had poor hygiene practices, I wear my jeans for a span of two weeks and I never wash my sweater until it stinks!

500daysofkissingmypillow:

Ancient myth deciphered! And I thought I had poor hygiene practices, I wear my jeans for a span of two weeks and I never wash my sweater until it stinks!

(Source: esquire.com, via esquire)

itsjustfrank:

bedlamsbard:

The difference between learning a modern language and an ancient language is that in first year French you learn “Where is the bathroom?” and “How do I get to the train station?” and in first year Attic Greek or Latin you learn “I have judged you worthy of death” and “The tyrant had everyone in the city killed.”

This is Truth.

(via thelittleorganistwhojustcanteven)

I enjoy this blog immensely

(Source: coffeeandthenewspaper)

mgoldst:

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mgoldst:

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Let me grasp the pure light; having arrived at it, I shall become a human being.

— Ignatius of Antioch, to the Romans.