Repostings and quotations from an aspiring historical theologian. When I find a cool thing to look at, it goes here. An animal doing a thing might also make an appearance from time to time.
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Black Madonna, Vienna (originally from Bohemia).The ax in the left shoulder of the statue is from an attempt by Protestant Iconoclasts to destroy the statue during the Thirty Years War, after a previous failed attempt to burn it.

Black Madonna, Vienna (originally from Bohemia).

The ax in the left shoulder of the statue is from an attempt by Protestant Iconoclasts to destroy the statue during the Thirty Years War, after a previous failed attempt to burn it.

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No Christian can evade this responsibility [to the poor]. He cannot say the poor are in poverty because they will not work, or they suffer because they are lazy. Having come before God as nothing and being received by him into his Kingdom through grace, the Christian should know he has been made righteous (justified) so that he can join God in the fight for justice. Therefore, whoever fights for the poor, fights for God; whoever risks his life for the helpless and unwanted, risks his life for God. God is active now in the lives of those men who feel an absolute identification with all who suffer because there is no justice in the land. By James Cone, Black Theology and Black Power. Seabury Press: New York, 1969. p47. (via diannaeanderson)

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theorthodoxbritreturns:

Yesterday the Islamist group ISIS read out an ultimatum to Chrisians from its Mosques. It called on Christians to comply by midday on Saturday or face death if they did not leave the northern city.
The ultimatum cited a historic contract known as “dhimma,” under which non-Muslims in Islamic societies who refuse to convert are offered protection if they pay a fee, called a “jizya”.
"We offer them three choices: Islam; the dhimma contract - involving payment of jizya; if they refuse this they will have nothing but the sword," the Isis statement said.
Please keep the native Christians of Iraq in your prayers as they face this threat against their very existence.

theorthodoxbritreturns:

Yesterday the Islamist group ISIS read out an ultimatum to Chrisians from its Mosques. It called on Christians to comply by midday on Saturday or face death if they did not leave the northern city.

The ultimatum cited a historic contract known as “dhimma,” under which non-Muslims in Islamic societies who refuse to convert are offered protection if they pay a fee, called a “jizya”.

"We offer them three choices: Islam; the dhimma contract - involving payment of jizya; if they refuse this they will have nothing but the sword," the Isis statement said.

Please keep the native Christians of Iraq in your prayers as they face this threat against their very existence.

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twinkletwinkleyoulittlefuck:

metal-knight:

scootybootyman:

lascocks:

unexplained-events:

This giant(4 foot long) KILLER worm was discovered in an aquarium(Newquay’s Blue Reef Aquarium) in the UK. They found Barry, the giant killer worm, when they were trying to find out what was eating the prize fish and attacking the coral. Experts say that this worm can permanently numb a human with it’s sting.

NO
THANKS

WE NEED TO TAKE ENGLAND
AND PUSH IT SOMEWHERE ELSE.

The real question here is:
How the fuck do you suddenly find something like this in an aquarium.
how the fuck did it get there without anyone noticing it.

moving away from this planet a.s.a.p.

zerg rush kekekekekekeke

twinkletwinkleyoulittlefuck:

metal-knight:

scootybootyman:

lascocks:

unexplained-events:

This giant(4 foot long) KILLER worm was discovered in an aquarium(Newquay’s Blue Reef Aquarium) in the UK. They found Barry, the giant killer worm, when they were trying to find out what was eating the prize fish and attacking the coral. Experts say that this worm can permanently numb a human with it’s sting.

NO

THANKS

WE NEED TO TAKE ENGLAND

AND PUSH IT SOMEWHERE ELSE.

The real question here is:

How the fuck do you suddenly find something like this in an aquarium.

how the fuck did it get there without anyone noticing it.

moving away from this planet a.s.a.p.

zerg rush kekekekekekeke