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Gif, Joe Biden, and Tumblr: <p><a href="http://kurdishstruggle.tumblr.com/post/149424664189/ypg-rejects-bidens-request-kurdish-ypg-fighters" class="tumblr_blog">kurdishstruggle</a>:</p> <blockquote><p><b>YPG rejects Biden’s request</b></p> <p>Kurdish YPG Fighters have given a quick response to the request of the US Vice President Joe Biden, who said this morning in Ankara: “Kurdish (YPG) forces must move back across the Euphrates River…They cannot, will not, under any circumstance get American support if they do not keep that commitment.” <a href="http://www.al-monitor.com/pulse/afp/2016/08/turkey-syria-is-biden-kurds.html"><b>(x)</b></a></p> <p>Redur Xelil, YPG Spokesman responded via Twitter; “We are in our own country and not withdrawing as per Turkey or someone else request.” <br/> YPG Forces and allies of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) have started a few hours ago an operation around Jarablus, despite Turkish attacks on their positions. 3 Villages, Ayn Al-Bayda, Amarneh and Mazaleh south-west to Jarablus have been liberated and YPG Forces are still moving &amp; advancing.</p></blockquote> <p>Biden: Stop protecting and defending yourselves or we won&rsquo;t help you!</p> <p>Kurdish fighters:</p> <figure class="tmblr-full" data-orig-width="500" data-orig-height="297" data-tumblr-attribution="fitz-and-giggles:T-nnVu6ByADwFbk405MrbA:ZqwDUw-dOFWF" data-orig-src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/a099e01c92ad95f2b8dc5ed55de92408/tumblr_mwy2rzPwIF1r7nmq4o1_500.gif"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/379632de6c62c0cfd1332efed97b4110/tumblr_inline_ochkofyR8R1rw09tq_500.gif" data-orig-width="500" data-orig-height="297" data-orig-src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/a099e01c92ad95f2b8dc5ed55de92408/tumblr_mwy2rzPwIF1r7nmq4o1_500.gif"/></figure>

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Alive, Church, and Click: 1500 Year Old Bible Claims Jesus Christ Was Not Crucified - Vatican In Awe testa Much to the dismay of the Vatican, an approx. 1500-2000 year old bible was found in Turkey, in the Ethnography Museum of Ankara. Discovered and kept secret in the year 2000, the book contains the Gospel of Barnabas - a disciple of Christ - which shows that Jesus was not crucified, nor was he the son of God, but a Prophet. The book also calls Apostle Paul "The Impostor". The book also claims that Jesus ascended to heaven alive, and that Judas Iscariot was crucified in his place. Authenticity According to reports, experts and religious authorities in Tehram insist that the book is original. The book itself is written with gold lettering, onto loosely- tied leather in Aramaic, the language of Jesus Christ. mediocre-latinist: maggie-stiefvater: destielhiseyesopened: umiko-hitara: poisonpawz: zftw: voyagebysexualdiscovery: Uh oh wouldn’t that be awkward Can I get some credible sources? Here’s one and another and one more for the road Theology nerd side of Tumblr, reporting for duty! There are roughly five and a half fucktillion extracanonical gospels out there. For the first couple centuries after Jesus bit it, his followers wrote a ridiculous amount of fanfic. There were a gajillion different headcanons floating around about exactly who and what he even was (God pretending to be human? human who got possessed by God at his baptism? human who got promoted to demigod after his death? simultaneously God and human all along??) and lots of early Christian communities ~conveniently~ discovered a Totally 100% Authentic Eyewitness Account that supported their pet theory (and also, proved that their fave disciple was clearly the best). Big Name Fans argued about all the major disagreements, periodically throwing conventions specifically to bicker until they reached some sort of consensus (more or less – sometimes the hold-outs ended up saying “screw you guys, we’re gonna go form our own church!”) Toward the end of the second century, a guy named Irenaeus wrote a meta arguing that there were four fics worth reading – no more, no less – and they were ones that folks somewhere along the line started to claim were written by Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John. This idea caught on as a popular bit of fanon, and over the next couple of centuries it gained so much support that it was declared canon. So, what’s the point of this Jesus fandom history lesson? Basically, that the discovery of yet another extracanonical text isn’t particularly earth-shattering. Headlines like “Ancient Bible changes everything! Pope freaking out!” are bullshit, but that’s how it’s always framed cause more accurate headlines like “Old manuscript discovered – Historians say ‘Ooh, nifty!’” aren’t very good click-bait. The actual history and politics of the various gospel texts are really fascinating though (if you’re a huge fucking nerd, like me). In the Gospel of Judas, he’s the only disciple who really understands Jesus, who told Judas to “betray” him. Also, God’s a Glow Cloud. The Infancy Gospel of Thomas has kid!Jesus smite other kids for being little shits. The Gospel of Peter is hella anti-Jewish, but has one cool bit with a character that’s literally a walking, talking cross. There’s a whole book called “Q” which has never even been found, but scholars are pretty sure exists cause Matthew and Luke copied a lot from it. Seriously, leaning about this stuff made me go “woah, this is freaking awesome – why the hell did my parents’ church make the Bible seem so damn boring??” Well, probably cause all those white upper middle class folks didn’t want us kiddies to dig too deep and find out what a radical, anti-establishment bamf Jesus really was, but that’s another rant for another time… Reblogging because this is what I live for. As a medieval history major, I got taught first and foremost that we’d be spending four years reading lies and biased half-truths and mythologies. Our job was to find the places they agreed and work the rest out from there. “Do the edge pieces first, Maggie.” I took an entire seminar on forgeries, because so many of the sources historians use to piece together the past are known fakes, but the best they can do is read between the lines or have no lines at all. There’s a reason why medieval historians read farm reports featuring travel descriptions and saints’ lives involving demons-living-in-buckets with the same attention to detail. Every dry history text you’ve read in your life comes from a pile of sources like this, bits of maybe-truth cobbled together with toothpaste and narwhal horn dust. The moral of the story is be curious, and look for the lies in truth and the truth in lies. It’s pretty great: hello, history, riddle me this. tl;dr people seem to forget that the NT canon wasn’t formally set until about 300 years after the founding of the church.
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Anaconda, Apple, and Click: everyone is gay SECOND OPINIONS anita dolce vita <p><a href="http://everyoneisgay.tumblr.com/post/101760294238/so-im-agender-and-im-going-to-a-wedding-i" class="tumblr_blog">everyoneisgay</a>:</p> <blockquote><p class="MsoNormal"><strong>&ldquo;So I’m agender, and I’m going to a wedding. I need formal wear, but neither dresses nor suits work for me. I was thinking of just wearing a waistcoat over a dress shirt and pants, along with a tie, but I’m worried that it won’t be formal enough. Are there any other formal clothing options that might work, or should I just go with the possibly informal outfit and hope for the best?&rdquo;</strong></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><em><span> - Question asked by Anonymous and answered by <a href="https://twitter.com/DolceFemmeAnita">Anita Dolce Vita</a> as a part of <a href="http://everyoneisgay.com/second-opinions/">Everyone Is Gay: Second Opinions</a>.</span></em></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span>—</span></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span><a href="https://twitter.com/DolceFemmeAnita">Anita</a> says:</span></p> <p class="MsoNormal">Your question really hits home for me because my partner is currently in the same boat as you. While she identifies as female, she presents as androgynous. (<a href="http://everydayfeminism.com/2014/05/separating-identity-expression/">Gender identity and gender expression are two different concepts</a>. They can be related, but do not have to be.) She is filled with dread whenever we get an invitation to a wedding, graduation, or any other event that calls for formal attire because, like you, she does not want to wear a dress, but also feels that suits are too masculine. Conversely, I get super excited for formal events because I love dressing up and I can never turn down a good excuse to shop for a new dress. While I’m happily pursuing stores in search of the perfect dresses and stilettos and chandelier earrings, my partner is following me around, depressed that she cannot find anything to wear. Sometimes, she gets so stressed that it takes the joy out of attending formal events for both of us, because I feel sad and worried when she’s unhappy at the event and the days leading up to it.</p> <p class="MsoNormal">Recently, she and I have been throwing around the idea of having a commitment ceremony. Once again, the issue of what she could wear reared its ugly head; It is truly frustrating that clothing options are so limited, narrow, and binary!!! She and another reader inspired me to write <a href="http://www.dapperq.com/2013/10/ask-dapperq-androgynous-not-masculine-wedding-attire/">a piece on androgynous wedding attire</a> for dapperQ. This piece may be a good starting point for you. But, as I mentioned to the reader who submitted a similar question, providing individualized wedding attire recommendations is a bit challenging without knowing the general theme of the wedding (colors, setting, flowers, etc.), the level of formality (black-tie, casual, etc.), location (outdoor, indoor, beach, ballroom, city, country, etc.), season (winter, summer, etc.), and your personal style (preppy, street Goth, hipster, etc.)<span class="apple-converted-space"> I’m going to give you a few options based on style. I’ve also created </span><a href="http://www.pinterest.com/anitadolcevita/agender-androgyny/">a Pinterest mood board to give you a ballpark visual idea of these recommendations</a><span class="apple-converted-space">, as well as some pattern, color, and texture inspiration. </span></p> <p class="MsoNoSpacing"><span class="apple-converted-space"><strong><u>Preppy</u></strong></span></p> <p class="MsoNoSpacing"><span class="apple-converted-space">You mentioned you were going to wear a vest. However, in my opinion, a good blazer or sport coat can be just as formal and gender-neutral as a vest. (Check out dapperQ’s post on </span><a href="http://www.dapperq.com/2012/09/blazerssport-coatssuit-jackets-differences-and-how-to-wear/">the difference between a sport coat, blazer, and suit jacket</a><span class="apple-converted-space">.) The typical preppy uniform might look something like a button-down shirt under a navy blazer, paired with tan dress trousers and brown dress loafers. But, you can infuse your own personal style in this traditional, preppy template by adding unexpected touches. For example, if you’re comfortable going bold, wear a button-down with a unique pattern or interesting color, like plaid or hot pink, under your navy blazer. Additionally, instead of wearing a necktie or bow-tie, I recommend affixing an </span><a href="http://thegtguide.com/2012/01/27/3-ways-to-wear-a-brooch-or-demystyfing-the-brooch/">eye catching brooch</a><span class="apple-converted-space"> or </span><a href="http://thewelldressedman.net/decoration-collar-bars/">collar bar</a><span class="apple-converted-space"> where your collar buttons at the top-center of your shirt. An anchor brooch could really drive home a preppy, nautical theme. </span></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span class="apple-converted-space"></span><span class="apple-converted-space"><strong><u>Heritage</u></strong></span></p> <p class="MsoNoSpacing"><span class="apple-converted-space">There is much debate about what exactly constitutes heritage style (think </span><span>tweed, corduroy, patterned knits</span><span>)</span><span class="apple-converted-space">, but the aesthetic is definitely popular now and one you can use as inspiration if you want to stick with a vest rather than wearing a jacket. Opt for a herringbone vest and, as I suggested above, let interesting patterns and colors tell your style story. I personally really like the combination of tweed vests and red or burgundy colored dress trousers. You can go sans tie and add some cool accessories like a </span><a href="http://us.asos.com/Designsix/Designsix-Spider-Pocket-Chain/Prod/pgeproduct.aspx?iid=4556248&amp;cid=17545&amp;sh=0&amp;pge=0&amp;pgesize=-1&amp;sort=-1&amp;clr=Gold&amp;totalstyles=100&amp;gridsize=3">vest pocket chain/watch</a><span class="apple-converted-space">, </span><a href="http://www.dapperq.com/2014/01/dapper-and-swags-livery-and-adornments-collar-chains/">collar chain</a><span class="apple-converted-space"> (antler collar chains are a fun option for a heritage ensemble), or a </span><a href="https://www.etsy.com/shop/HookandFurl">stylish lapel pin</a><span class="apple-converted-space">. Oh, and socks! Don’t forget that you can get a lot of style mileage out of </span><a href="http://www.dapperq.com/2012/10/ask-dapperq-how-to-wear-match-cool-socks/">a good pair of patterned socks</a><span class="apple-converted-space">.</span></p> <p class="MsoNoSpacing"><span class="apple-converted-space"><strong><u>High Fashion</u></strong></span></p> <p class="MsoNoSpacing"><span class="apple-converted-space">Musicians, artists, and cool hunters can be pretty good at bucking classic styles. If you are bold, fashion-forward, and like to draw outside the lines, you can get really creative. How about a black blazer or vest paired with a leopard print button-down, teal trousers, a collar chain, a </span><a href="http://www.societyofrevellers.com/lafrique-est-le-futur-series-pocket-tees/mens-brooch-wedding-boutonniere-everyday-wear-ankara-african-wax-print-blue-lilac-and-avocado-swirls/">homemade lapel pin</a><span class="apple-converted-space">, and studded dress shoes? Or, go all out </span><a href="http://www.dapperq.com/2013/04/power-clashing-who-what-when-where-why-how/">power-clashing</a><span class="apple-converted-space"> in a long, tailored black vest, a pair of plaid dress pants, and a polka-dot or stripped button-down? After all, it’s a wedding…not a funeral.</span></p> <p class="MsoNoSpacing">***</p> <p class="MsoNoSpacing"><em><a href="http://everyoneisgay.com/second-opinions/">Click through to read more about Anita and our other Second Opinions panelists!</a></em></p></blockquote> <p>Everyone is gay. Hmm.</p>

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