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Climbing, God, and Canvas: After climbing down from Mount Sinai with Gods Ten Commandments, Moses watches in horror as his people workship another deity (oil on canvas, circa 1633)

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Ass, Head, and Love: <p><a href="http://celticpyro.tumblr.com/post/175278281854/redbloodedamerica-skepticphantom-chuckmanx" class="tumblr_blog">celticpyro</a>:</p> <blockquote><p><a href="http://redbloodedamerica.tumblr.com/post/175278206032/skepticphantom-chuckmanx-tatertitans" class="tumblr_blog">redbloodedamerica</a>:</p><blockquote> <p><a href="https://skepticphantom.tumblr.com/post/175263174149/chuckmanx-tatertitans-lgbtlaughs-a-bakery" class="tumblr_blog">skepticphantom</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="http://chuckmanx.tumblr.com/post/166060039899/tatertitans-lgbtlaughs-a-bakery-is-facing" class="tumblr_blog">chuckmanx</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://tatertitans.tumblr.com/post/109117721187/lgbtlaughs-a-bakery-is-facing-legal">tatertitans</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://lgbtlaughs.tumblr.com/post/109100071760/a-bakery-is-facing-legal-action-because-it-refused">lgbtlaughs</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="http://metro.co.uk/2015/01/22/bakery-accused-of-religious-discrimination-for-refusing-to-write-anti-gay-message-on-cake-5032529/"><strong>A bakery is facing legal action because it refused to write anti-gay comments on a cake for a customer</strong></a></p> <p>The customer bringing the claim against Azucar Bakery in Denver, Colorado, says he was the victim of ‘religious discrimination’ because they wouldn’t adorn cakes with the words ‘God hates gays’, and draw a picture of two men holding hands with a red cross above it.</p> <p>Owner Marjorie Silva called the requests of Bill Jack ‘discriminatory and hateful’ and refused to decorate the cakes, saying: ‘We never refuse service. We did feel that it was not right for us to write hateful words or pictures against human beings.’</p> <p>She did, however, offer to make Mr Jack the cakes and sell him some icing so her could decorate them himself.</p> <p>Mr Jack was not satisfied with this response, telling a local news station he was being ‘discriminated against by the bakery based on my creed’.</p> <p>He has filed a complaint with the Department of Regulatory Agencies, which have now placed the bakery under investigation, and could refer the complaint to the Colorado Civil Rights Commission if they feel that Mr Jack was being discriminated against.</p> <p>Mr Jack is the head of the Worldview Academy, an organisation that exists to help people ‘think and live in accord with a Biblical worldview’.</p> <p>Since the incident Ms Silva has received praise and support from people throughout the world who have contacted her via email.</p> </blockquote> <p>Guys please spread this, I live here and I love this cake shop so much and would hate to see it get closed for something like this. The cakes there are absolutely phenomenal, and they even have gay and lesbian wedding cake toppers, and is the only cake store that has those in all of Denver, Golden, and Lakewood. Please don’t let this cake shop close.</p> </blockquote> <p>Friendly Christian Reminder:<br/></p> <p>Saying “God Hates” is a violation of most of the New Testament. See also John 3:16-17, for starters. Numerous mentions of “God is love”.</p> <p>Saying that you are without sin is a bold-faced lie; see Psalm 130 and Romans 3:20.</p> <p>Passing judgement onto another person is a no-no; see Mathew 7:1-5.</p> <p>Loving thy neighbor is one of the two most important commandments; Mark 12:31.</p> <p>And that your ‘neighbor’ isn’t always another Christian; see Luke 10:25-37.</p> <p><br/></p> <p>In short, stop using my religion to justify you being an ass-hat, Ass-hat.</p> </blockquote> <p style="">Guess we come full circle now. <br/></p> <p>think <a class="tumblelog" href="https://tmblr.co/mhaiNKeZ_RViwScgQtvf7CQ">@redbloodedamerica</a> gave a scenario like this as a counter example while back.<br/></p> </blockquote> <p>I can’t believe this <a href="https://mediaassets.thedenverchannel.com/document/2015/04/23/Jack_Williams_V_Azucar_Bakery_17228465_ver1.0.pdf">actually happened</a>.  This bigot should bake that cake.  How dare she discriminate…</p> </blockquote> <p>No, she shouldn’t. She should have the right to refuse service. And so should anyone who doesn’t want to bake a gay wedding cake. <br/></p></blockquote> <p>Pretty sure he was being sarcastic.</p>
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Ass, Head, and Love: chuckmanx: tatertitans: lgbtlaughs: A bakery is facing legal action because it refused to write anti-gay comments on a cake for a customer The customer bringing the claim against Azucar Bakery in Denver, Colorado, says he was the victim of ‘religious discrimination’ because they wouldn’t adorn cakes with the words ‘God hates gays’, and draw a picture of two men holding hands with a red cross above it. Owner Marjorie Silva called the requests of Bill Jack ‘discriminatory and hateful’ and refused to decorate the cakes, saying: ‘We never refuse service. We did feel that it was not right for us to write hateful words or pictures against human beings.’ She did, however, offer to make Mr Jack the cakes and sell him some icing so her could decorate them himself. Mr Jack was not satisfied with this response, telling a local news station he was being ‘discriminated against by the bakery based on my creed’. He has filed a complaint with the Department of Regulatory Agencies, which have now placed the bakery under investigation, and could refer the complaint to the Colorado Civil Rights Commission if they feel that Mr Jack was being discriminated against. Mr Jack is the head of the Worldview Academy, an organisation that exists to help people ‘think and live in accord with a Biblical worldview’. Since the incident Ms Silva has received praise and support from people throughout the world who have contacted her via email. Guys please spread this, I live here and I love this cake shop so much and would hate to see it get closed for something like this. The cakes there are absolutely phenomenal, and they even have gay and lesbian wedding cake toppers, and is the only cake store that has those in all of Denver, Golden, and Lakewood. Please don’t let this cake shop close. Friendly Christian Reminder: Saying “God Hates” is a violation of most of the New Testament. See also John 3:16-17, for starters. Numerous mentions of “God is love”. Saying that you are without sin is a bold-faced lie; see Psalm 130 and Romans 3:20. Passing judgement onto another person is a no-no; see Mathew 7:1-5. Loving thy neighbor is one of the two most important commandments; Mark 12:31. And that your ‘neighbor’ isn’t always another Christian; see Luke 10:25-37. In short, stop using my religion to justify you being an ass-hat, Ass-hat.
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Apparently, Children, and Christmas: awkward. @howtobeprada imagine if you called the wrong number and "mom?" "no this is Morgan freeman" Reply Retweet Favorite voroxpete: arctic-hands: therobotmonster: kuroba101: prismatic-bell: HERE’S THE THING THOUGH I used to work for a call center and I was doing a political survey and I called this number that was randomly generated for me and the way our system worked was voice-activated so when the other person said hello you’d get connected to them, so I just launch right into my “Harvard University and NPR blah blah blah” thing and then there’s this long pause and I think the person’s hung up even though I didn’t hear a click And then I hear “you shouldn’t be able to call this number.” So I apologize and go into the preset spiel about because we aren’t selling anything, etc. etc. and the answer I get is “No, I know that. What I mean is that it should be impossible for you to call this number, and I need to know how you got it.” I explain that it’s randomly generated and I’m very sorry for bothering him, and go to hang up. And before I can click terminate, I hear: “Ma’am, this is a matter of national security.” I accidentally called the director of the FBI. My job got investigated because a computer randomly spit out a number to the Pentagon. This is my new favourite story. When I was in college I got a job working for a company that manages major air-travel data. It was a temp gig working their out of date system while they moved over to a new one, since my knowing MS Dos apparently made me qualified. There was no MS Dos involved. Instead, there was a proprietary type-based OS and an actually-uses-transistors refrigerator-sized computer with switches I had to trip at certain times during the night as I watched the data flow from six pm to six AM on Fridays and weekends. If things got stuck, I reset the server.  The company handled everything from low-end data (hotel and car reservations) to flight plans and tower information. I was weighed every time I came in to make sure it was me. Areas of the building had retina scanners on doors.  During training. they took us through all the procedures. Including the procedures for the red phone. There was, literally, a red phone on the shelf above my desk. “This is a holdover from the cold war.” They said. “It isn’t going to come up, but here’s the deal. In case of nuclear war or other nation-wide disaster, the phone will ring. Pick up the phone, state your name and station, and await instructions. Do whatever you are told.” So my third night there, it’s around 2am and there’s a ringing sound.  I look up, slowly. The Red phone is ringing. So I reach out, I pick up the phone. I give my name and station number. And I hear every station head in the building do the exact same. One after another, voices giving names and numbers. Then silence for the space of two breaths. Silence broken by… “Uh… Is Shantavia there?” It turns out that every toll free, 1-900 or priority number has a corresponding local number that it routs to at its actual destination. Some poor teenage girl was trying to dial a friend of hers, mixed up the numbers, and got the atomic attack alert line for a major air-travel corporation’s command center in the mid-west United States. There’s another pause, and the guys over in the main data room are cracking up. The overnight site head is saying “I think you have the wrong number, ma’am.” and I’m standing there having faced the specter of nuclear annihilation before I was old enough to legally drink. The red phone never rang again while I was there, so the people doing my training were only slightly wrong in their estimation of how often the doomsday phone would ring.  Every time I try to find this story, I end up having to search google with a variety of terms that I’m sure have gotten me flagged by some watchlist, so I’m reblogging it again where I swear I’ve reblogged it before. But none of these stories even come close to the best one of them all; a wrong number is how the NORAD Santa Tracker got started. Seriously, this is legit. In December 1955, Sears decided to run a Santa hotline.  Here’s the ad they posted. Only problem is, they misprinted the number.  And the number they printed?  It went straight through to fucking NORAD.  This was in the middle of the Cold War, when early warning radar was the only thing keeping nuclear annihilation at bay.  NORAD was the front line. And it wasn’t just any number at NORAD.  Oh no no no. Terri remembers her dad had two phones on his desk, including a red one. “Only a four-star general at the Pentagon and my dad had the number,” she says. “This was the ‘50s, this was the Cold War, and he would have been the first one to know if there was an attack on the United States,” Rick says. The red phone rang one day in December 1955, and Shoup answered it, Pam says. “And then there was a small voice that just asked, ‘Is this Santa Claus?’ ” His children remember Shoup as straight-laced and disciplined, and he was annoyed and upset by the call and thought it was a joke — but then, Terri says, the little voice started crying. “And Dad realized that it wasn’t a joke,” her sister says. “So he talked to him, ho-ho-ho’d and asked if he had been a good boy and, ‘May I talk to your mother?’ And the mother got on and said, ‘You haven’t seen the paper yet? There’s a phone number to call Santa. It’s in the Sears ad.’ Dad looked it up, and there it was, his red phone number. And they had children calling one after another, so he put a couple of airmen on the phones to act like Santa Claus.” “It got to be a big joke at the command center. You know, ‘The old man’s really flipped his lid this time. We’re answering Santa calls,’ ” Terri says. And then, it got better. “The airmen had this big glass board with the United States on it and Canada, and when airplanes would come in they would track them,” Pam says. “And Christmas Eve of 1955, when Dad walked in, there was a drawing of a sleigh with eight reindeer coming over the North Pole,” Rick says. “Dad said, ‘What is that?’ They say, ‘Colonel, we’re sorry. We were just making a joke. Do you want us to take that down?’ Dad looked at it for a while, and next thing you know, Dad had called the radio station and had said, ‘This is the commander at the Combat Alert Center, and we have an unidentified flying object. Why, it looks like a sleigh.’ Well, the radio stations would call him like every hour and say, ‘Where’s Santa now?’ ” Terri says. For real. “And later in life he got letters from all over the world, people saying, ‘Thank you, Colonel,’ for having, you know, this sense of humor. And in his 90s, he would carry those letters around with him in a briefcase that had a lock on it like it was top-secret information,” she says. “You know, he was an important guy, but this is the thing he’s known for.” “Yeah,” Rick [his son] says, “it’s probably the thing he was proudest of, too.” So yeah.  I think that might be the best wrong number of all time. Source:  http://www.npr.org/2014/12/19/371647099/norads-santa-tracker-began-with-a-typo-and-a-good-sport
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Dogs, Friends, and Lazy: The 10 Commandments (from a dog's perspective) 1. My life is likely to last 10 to 15 years: any separation from you will be painful for me. Remember that before you adopt me. 2. Give me time to understand what you want from me; don't be impatient, short-tempered, or irritable. 3. Place your trust in me and I will always trust you back. Respect is earned not given as an inalienable right. 4. Don't be angry with me for long and don't lock me up as punishment; I am not capable of understanding why l only know I have been rejected. You have your work, entertainment, and friends, but I only have you. 5. Talk to me. Even if I don't understand your words, I do understand your voice and your tone. You only have to look at my tail G. Be aware that however you treat me, I'll never forget it, and if it's cruel, it may affect me forever. 7. Please don't hit me. I can't hit back but I can bite and scratch, and I really don't ever want to do that. 8. Before you scold me for being uncooperative. obstinate, or lazy, ask yourself if something might be bothering me. Perhaps I'm not getting the right foods or I've been out in the sun too long, or my heart is getting old and weak. It may be I am just dog-tired. 9. Take care of me when I get old. You too will grow old and may also need love, care, comfort, and attention. 10. Go with me on difficult journeys. Never say, "I can't bear to watch" or "Let it happen in my absence" Everything is easier for me if you are there. Remember, regardless of what you do, I will always love you. <p>From A Dog’s Perspective.</p>

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Climbing, God, and Tumblr: <p><a href="http://wisdom-of-the-holy-fathers.tumblr.com/post/154233852009/you-may-find-yourself-hampered-by-someone-who" class="tumblr_blog">wisdom-of-the-holy-fathers</a>:</p> <blockquote><p>“You may find yourself hampered by someone who sows tares of despondency. He tries to prevent you from climbing to such heights of holiness by discouraging you with various thoughts. For instance, he will tell you that it is impossible for you to be saved and to keep every single one of God’s commandments while you live in this world.</p> <p>When this happens you should sit down in a solitary place by yourself, collect yourself, concentrate your thoughts and give good counsel to your soul, saying:</p> <p>Why, my soul, are you dejected, and why do you trouble me? Put your hope in God, for I will give thanks to Him; for my salvation lies not in my actions but in God (cf. Ps. 42:5). Who will be vindicated by actions done according to the law (cf. Gal 2:16)? No living person will be vindicated before God (cf. Ps. 143:2). Yet by virtue of my faith in God I hope that in His ineffable mercy He will give me salvation. Get behind me, Satan (cf. Matt. 16:23). I worship the Lord my God (cf. Matt. 4:10) and serve Him from my youth; for He is able to save me simply through His mercy. Go away from me. The God who created me in His image and likeness will reduce you to impotence.”</p> <p>—St. Symeon the New Theologian</p></blockquote>

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Chewbacca, Empire, and Han Solo: STARS WARS EPISODE IV VII: A-NEW HOPE THE FORCE AWAKENS An orphaned bey girl named Luke Rey lives on the desert planet Tateeine Jakku in relative isolation. R2-02 BB-8, a droid belonging to the Rebellien Resistance, lands on Tatoeine Jakku in a bid to escape the Empire First Order so that it may relay vital information back to the Rebellion-Resistance. Luke Rey finds R2-D2 BB-8 and decides to help it on its mission. The pair come across an old hermit named Obi Wan Kenobi Lars San Tekka, who tells them what they need to do. The Empire First Order, in hot pursuit of the droid, lands on Tateoine Jakku and burns Luke's Rey's home hometown. Luke Rey manages to find a ship, the Millennium Falcon, and with the help of its owner Han Solo and his friend Chewbacca, escape the desert planet, but not without the Empire First Order taking a few shots at the Millennium Falcon. The crew soon learn that the Empire First Order now has a super weapon the size of a meen planet that can destroy entire planets solar systems. While assaulting the new super weapon, a dark force user named Barth Vader Kylo Ren kills Luke's Rey's mentor Obi Wan-Kenobi Han Solo. Despite meeting him for the first time literally a few hours ago, Luke Rey takes it pretty hard. It's later revealed that Vader Ren is actually Luke's Rey's father cousin who was seduced by the dark side. Vader Ren is under the command of the Emperer Supreme leader, who is secretly a sith lord. During the course of the battle, Luke's Rey's latent force abilities reveal themselves and she has a major role in the outcome Afterwards, Luke Rey must go to an even more isolated planet in order to learn the ways of the force from a great Jedi warrior named Veda Luke. Star Wars Prediction

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