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Braids, Crying, and Empire: aethersea: teamstopfightingassholes feitanswife: stlin: ella-raene: systlin: beautifultoastdream: stlin: GUYS THEY FIGURED OUT THE ROMAN CONCRETE RECIPE THAT MAKES IT IMMUNE TO SEAWATER http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/technology/mystery-of 2000-year-old-roman-concrete-solved-by-scientists/ar BBDO5V I KNOW RIGHT?!??? I can't help but feel this is one of those things where we had actual documents saying "it was done with this and this", and some old rich white guys looked at it and went "oh mirth, the ancients were so silly They probably wrote this basic stuff down and the actual builders had Secret Techniques we need to Discover For a long time, archeologists didn't know how greek women did their high-piled braids and hair. There was a word that translated to "needle" in the descriptions. They went, "seems like we'll never know." Then a hairdresser took a fucking needle (big needle) and did the fucking thing you do with needles, which is sew - and by sewing the braids into place, she replicated ancient styles. The Egyptians had diagrams of construction steps for their pyramids. Archeologists went "oooh, ancient primitive people, how they do this?" LITERALLY MYTHBUSTERS OR THE OLD DISCOVERY CHANNEL or someone went "what if we did the thing the pictures said they did" AND GUESS FUCKING WHAT. GUESS FUCKING WHAT Also that thing with native Americans saying squirrels taught therm how to get sap for maple syrup, and colonizers going "that's a myth swea Sincerely, if the scientists had to do actual analysis like spectroscopy or whatever, kudos, and no flame. But swear to god, if all these years, we've had the recipes and there was just this fuckin institutional bias against just TRYING THE THING THEY SAID WOULD WORK, HELLFIRE AND DEMENTIA In this case, it was more they had roman writings saying what went into it but figured there was some secret because when they followed roman recipes it never turned out quite right. Because the sources left by Romans always just said to mix with water Because, if you were a Roman??? Obviouslyyou knew that you used seawater for cement. Duh. That's so obvious that they never really bothered specifying that you use seawater to mix it, because it wasn't necessary, everyone knew that. But then the empire fell, other empires rose and fell, time passed, and by the time we were trying to reconstruct the formula the 'mix the dry ingredients with seawater' trick had been forgotten, until chemical analysis finally figured it out again. It's sort of like the land of Punt, a ally of Egypt that's mentioned all the time, but we don't actually know where it was located. Because it isn't written down anywhere. Why would they write it down? It's Punt. Everyone knew where Punt was back then. It'd be ridiculous to waste the ink and space to specify where it was, every child knows about Punt. 3000 years later and we have no damned clue where it was, simply because at the time it was so blindingly obvious that it was never written down. So moral of storv is be specific I was thinking it was stupid that they didn't specify seawater but then I had the thought that we don't specify to use chicken eggs in baking because DUH so we write eggs 2000 years in the future people are going to be making scrambled fish eggs and crying be the ancient recipes make no sense I wonder what bits of todays common knowledge will be lost to time
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Life, Memes, and Common: HOLD ON TO YOUR SALAH BECAUSE IF YOU LOSE THAT YOU LOSE EVERYTHING GARDENOFTHEPIOUS A common habit among many Muslims today is to abandon salah, especially the dawn and evening prayers. This poisonous habit of abandoning prayers, whether due to laziness or deliberate negligence, will cause many people to enter the hellfire on the Day of Judgement. - When a person starts neglecting the prayers, other negative effects follow, such as failing to perform good deeds and regularly falling into sinful acts. Such people deny the final day and continue with their defiance until death overtakes them, but by then it will be too late to repent and to be forgiven for their disobedience. - To neglect salah, is to be de-linked from Allah and deprived of His mercy, for it is a remedy for all the diseases of the heart and for what corrupts the soul. How can we hope to patiently fight against injustice and oppression, if we can barely stand up for any of our five prayers. It is no wonder then that the Ummah today lags behind in almost all areas of life, and is constantly humiliated. - “...and establish regular prayer, for prayer restrains from shameful and unjust deeds, and remembrance of Allah is the greatest thing in life without a doubt. And Allah knows the deeds you do.” (Quran, 29:45) - May Allah make the five daily prayers the coolness of our eyes and a source of salvation in the Hereafter, Ameen. - @gardenofthepious

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Life, Memes, and Common: HOLD ON TO YOUR SALAH BECAUSE IF YOU LOSE THAT YOU LOSE EVERYTHING GARDENOFTHEPIOUS A common habit among many Muslims today is to abandon salah, especially the dawn and evening prayers. This poisonous habit of abandoning prayers, whether due to laziness or deliberate negligence, will cause many people to enter the hellfire on the Day of Judgement. - When a person starts neglecting the prayers, other negative effects follow, such as failing to perform good deeds and regularly falling into sinful acts. Such people deny the final day and continue with their defiance until death overtakes them, but by then it will be too late to repent and to be forgiven for their disobedience. - To neglect salah, is to be de-linked from Allah and deprived of His mercy, for it is a remedy for all the diseases of the heart and for what corrupts the soul. How can we hope to patiently fight against injustice and oppression, if we can barely stand up for any of our five prayers. It is no wonder then that the Ummah today lags behind in almost all areas of life, and is constantly humiliated. - “...and establish regular prayer, for prayer restrains from shameful and unjust deeds, and remembrance of Allah is the greatest thing in life without a doubt. And Allah knows the deeds you do.” (Quran, 29:45) - May Allah make the five daily prayers the coolness of our eyes and a source of salvation in the Hereafter, Ameen. - @gardenofthepious

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God, Love, and Memes: "OUR LORD! POUR OUT ON US PATIENCE, AND CAUSE US TO DIE AS MUSLIMS." AMEEN @islam teveryone Love Story Once a Muslim young man loved a Christian girl, they wanted to get married but her parents did not accept because he was a Muslim! It was a big dilemma for them! But they both loved each other sincerely and thought nothing should separate them. One day, the Muslim man got very ill and was dying, he was on the death bed. A friend of his was beside him, he told him: Say Shahadah, say La Ilaha Illa llah Muhammadun Rasulullah, but the Muslim man didn’t say it, he cried and told his friend: I’m afraid that if I die as Muslim I will not find my beloved in the hereafter!! So I want to become Christian hopefully I will meet her in the hereafter!! And he became Christian!! He came out of Islam, he became a murtad! And right after he went out of Islam he died! So he died as a non-Muslim. The girl that he used to love came asking about her lover, she found his friend, she asked him: Have you seen that person (her lover)? He sadly told her that he died! But he did not tell her that he went out of Islam (Apostated). She was very sad and cried, and said: I fear not to meet him in the hereafter, So I bear witness that there’s no God except Allah and Muhammad is the Messenger of Allah! She embraced Islam! Later on she died, and died as a Muslim and her lover had died as a non-Muslim, she won Paradise and lost him, and he lost her and lost paradise and got hellfire. SubhanAllah, one should remain steadfast onto Islam and keep the intention in the heart that I will live and die as a Muslim and stay patient over the hardships and calamities, and Allah will reward tremendously. ”Our Lord! pour out on us patience, and cause us to die as Muslims.” AMEEN

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Bernie Sanders, Church, and Community: down-sizing Let's remember, Jesus was a Jewish man of color, born homeless to an unwed teenager, who spent his formative years as an illegal immigrant before returning to his home country to hang out with twelve men, prostitutes, and socially untouchable tax collectors while he taught a radical social doctrine of equality, love, and forgiveness that included paying taxes, free healthcare, and the sharing of resources within a community. andrysb24 canon Jesus is better than fandom Jesus <p><a href="http://dangerously-human.tumblr.com/post/154903521365/stzackerynickolas-celticpyro" class="tumblr_blog">dangerously-human</a>:</p> <blockquote><p><a href="http://stzackerynickolas.tumblr.com/post/154902930195/proudblackconservative-oh-my-word-1-i-like" class="tumblr_blog">stzackerynickolas</a>:</p><blockquote> <p><a href="http://celticpyro.tumblr.com/post/154902812779/oh-my-word-1-i-like-how-you-feel-the-need-to" class="tumblr_blog">celticpyro</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="https://proudblackconservative.tumblr.com/post/154902326334/oh-my-word-1-i-like-how-you-feel-the-need-to" class="tumblr_blog">proudblackconservative</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p>Oh my word.</p> <p>1. I like how you feel the need to highlight both “Jewish” and “man of color” as if either of those things would be notable in first century Jerusalem.</p> <p>2. He wasn’t necessarily born “homeless”, and his mother was pretty much as good as wed in the current culture. An engagement carried a lot more weight back then. That’s why it says when Joseph found out she was pregnant he resolved to “divorce her quietly”.</p> <p>3. I like how you say he “hung out with 12 men” like there’s something inherently suspicious or shameful about that. God forbid somebody have friends of the same gender. I also like how you point out that he hung out with prostitutes and the socially untouchable and gloss over the fact that he regularly told them to turn away from their sins.</p> <p>4. A “radical social doctrine of equality, love, and forgiveness” is pretty vague and conveniently leaves out all that uncomfortable stuff about perishing in eternal hellfire if you continue to reject God’s law.</p> <p>5. I’m really stretching my brain to remember where Jesus advocated for “free healthcare”. Are you seriously using his miraculous healing as an example? And yeah, keep pretending that Jesus teaching the church to care for the poor is exactly the same as government-sponsored socialism.</p> <p>I’m willing to bet the OP isn’t even a Christian, just someone who knows just enough Bible to think they can say “checkmate conservative Christians!!!”</p> </blockquote> <p>It’s never Christians who make these claims about Hippie Jesus who would vote for Bernie Sanders and was a radfem or whatever.<br/></p> </blockquote> <a class="tumblelog" href="https://tmblr.co/minK0NblfHggF1g5JMtcH3g">@down-sizing</a> </blockquote> <p>One of my Christian friends shared this on Facebook and I was thiiiiiis close to starting something over it</p></blockquote> <p>Same! Part of the reason I tore it up here was because I didn&rsquo;t want to start any Facebook discourse.</p>

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Church, Community, and Friends: down-sizing Let's remember, Jesus was a Jewish man of color, born homeless to an unwed teenager, who spent his formative years as an illegal immigrant before returning to his home country to hang out with twelve men, prostitutes, and socially untouchable tax collectors while he taught a radical social doctrine of equality, love, and forgiveness that included paying taxes, free healthcare, and the sharing of resources within a community. andrysb24 canon Jesus is better than fandom Jesus <p>Oh my word.</p> <p>1. I like how you feel the need to highlight both “Jewish” and “man of color” as if either of those things would be notable in first century Jerusalem.</p> <p>2. He wasn&rsquo;t necessarily born “homeless”, and his mother was pretty much as good as wed in the current culture. An engagement carried a lot more weight back then. That’s why it says when Joseph found out she was pregnant he resolved to “divorce her quietly”.</p> <p>3. I like how you say he “hung out with 12 men” like there’s something inherently suspicious or shameful about that. God forbid somebody have friends of the same gender. I also like how you point out that he hung out with prostitutes and the socially untouchable and gloss over the fact that he regularly told them to turn away from their sins.</p> <p>4. A “radical social doctrine of equality, love, and forgiveness” is pretty vague and conveniently leaves out all that uncomfortable stuff about perishing in eternal hellfire if you continue to reject God’s law.</p> <p>5. I’m really stretching my brain to remember where Jesus advocated for “free healthcare”. Are you seriously using his miraculous healing as an example? And yeah, keep pretending that Jesus teaching the church to care for the poor is exactly the same as government-sponsored socialism.</p> <p>I’m willing to bet the OP isn’t even a Christian, just someone who knows just enough Bible to think they can say “checkmate conservative Christians!!!”</p>

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