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Cinderella With A Chain Saw

Just your friendly neighborhood Tumblr!
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I am a Potterhead, first and foremost.
I am also a Oncer,
Superwholockian,
Airbender,and Nerdfighter Extraordinaire! I listen to Panic! At The Disco, The Mountain Goats and Neutral Milk Hotel almost exclusively, although I was rased on a diet of Dave Matthews and The Beatles.
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Essentially, I am 15, bored, and living in the middle of everywhere. My dream is to be able to make a living by drinking tea and reading Middle-grade Fiction. Writing Middle-grade fiction is a close second. Being a naive child, I'll probably keep plugging away at it until I'm sniveling in a gutter somewhere and I FINALLY realize that I should have become an accountant. Regardless, I'm not quite there yet, so let's have some fun, yeah?
Sep 1 '14

NT small talk.

evilmastrmind:

Met up with an entj. We debated tirelessly on the philosophy and morality of the death penalty.

That’s NT small talk.

Sep 1 '14

edwardspoonhands:

the-art-of-fangirling:

The Lizzie Bennet Diaries + text posts

perf

Sep 1 '14
flightcub:

literallysokka:

kingtycoon:

reminder that there’s a part in the bible where jesus gets mad at a fig tree for not having actual figs when it’s not supposed to anyway???

That is literally not what this excerpt is about
hey maybe let’s not ridicule religious texts? yeah? ok

what is it about?

SUNDAY SCHOOL TIME!
The account of Jesus cursing the barren fig tree is found in two different gospel accounts. First, it is seen in Matthew 21:18-22, and then also in Mark 11:12-14. Now, for a specific event to end up in TWO gospels, it has to be pretty relevant, so it’s safe to say that this passage shouldn’t exactly be taken at face value. 
To give you a little context, this event occurs during the week leading up to the crucifixion. Basically, Jesus is running out of time, making almost everything he does during this seven day period SUPPER symbolic. No more wandering the desert or preaching from mountain tops. Jesus is in Beast Massiah Mode
  It’s also worth noting that, immediately after the fig tree thing, Jesus goes and ‘purifies the temple’. This is the infamous incident event where Jesus rage-flips tables and makes a whip out of cables in order to discourage consumerism in the House of God.  
both of these uncharacteristically-vengeful acts of Jesus have a connected meaning. In both passages, Jesus is disappointed because things that appear fruitful or  holy on the outside end up being rotten and useless on the inside. 
The temple in Jerusalem is a beautiful building that has taken years to construct. But, More importantly for us, the fruit of the fig tree generally appears before the leaves, and, because the fruit is green it blends in with the leaves right up until it’s ripe.  SO, OBVIOUSLY, when Jesus and His disciples saw from a distance that the tree had leaves, they  expected it to also have fruit on it, even though if WAS earlier in the season. 
Both of these things look so good from the outside, so they must be just as good on the inside, right? WRONG!
Turns out the beautiful temple is full of dirty salesmen and the beautiful fig tree has no fruit. Jesus’s is not angered by natural or human imperfect. This is a man who dines with prostitutes and tax collectors.  No, Jesus is angered by lies, by deception, and by HYPOCRISY.
There are MOST DEFINITELY other interpretations of these biblical events (some of which include a lot more detail and historical context then I am willing to waste on a random tumblr post) but suffice it to say that there’s  SHIT TON MORE to the bible than what meets the eye. Especially when it comes to “weird” passages like this one. 
TL;DR?
No, Jesus didn’t ACTUALLY get pissed at a damn fig tree and then cursed it because he FELT like it. He used the fig tree to symbolize hypocrisy and deceptive evils.


 
 

flightcub:

literallysokka:

kingtycoon:

reminder that there’s a part in the bible where jesus gets mad at a fig tree for not having actual figs when it’s not supposed to anyway???

That is literally not what this excerpt is about

hey maybe let’s not ridicule religious texts? yeah? ok

what is it about?

SUNDAY SCHOOL TIME!

The account of Jesus cursing the barren fig tree is found in two different gospel accounts. First, it is seen in Matthew 21:18-22, and then also in Mark 11:12-14. Now, for a specific event to end up in TWO gospels, it has to be pretty relevant, so it’s safe to say that this passage shouldn’t exactly be taken at face value.

To give you a little context, this event occurs during the week leading up to the crucifixion. Basically, Jesus is running out of time, making almost everything he does during this seven day period SUPPER symbolic. No more wandering the desert or preaching from mountain tops. Jesus is in Beast Massiah Mode

  It’s also worth noting that, immediately after the fig tree thing, Jesus goes and ‘purifies the temple’. This is the infamous incident event where Jesus rage-flips tables and makes a whip out of cables in order to discourage consumerism in the House of God.  

both of these uncharacteristically-vengeful acts of Jesus have a connected meaning. In both passages, Jesus is disappointed because things that appear fruitful or  holy on the outside end up being rotten and useless on the inside.

The temple in Jerusalem is a beautiful building that has taken years to construct. But, More importantly for us, the fruit of the fig tree generally appears before the leaves, and, because the fruit is green it blends in with the leaves right up until it’s ripe.  SO, OBVIOUSLY, when Jesus and His disciples saw from a distance that the tree had leaves, they  expected it to also have fruit on it, even though if WAS earlier in the season.

Both of these things look so good from the outside, so they must be just as good on the inside, right? WRONG!

Turns out the beautiful temple is full of dirty salesmen and the beautiful fig tree has no fruit. Jesus’s is not angered by natural or human imperfect. This is a man who dines with prostitutes and tax collectors.  No, Jesus is angered by lies, by deception, and by HYPOCRISY.

There are MOST DEFINITELY other interpretations of these biblical events (some of which include a lot more detail and historical context then I am willing to waste on a random tumblr post) but suffice it to say that there’s  SHIT TON MORE to the bible than what meets the eye. Especially when it comes to “weird” passages like this one. 

TL;DR?

No, Jesus didn’t ACTUALLY get pissed at a damn fig tree and then cursed it because he FELT like it. He used the fig tree to symbolize hypocrisy and deceptive evils.

 

 

Sep 1 '14

(Source: sarafira)

Sep 1 '14

wishful-thinkment:

justforthearticles:

lunalovegouda:

Those people who constantly reblog your stuff but you never really talk:

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I do notice my regulars. You guys are the best.

"Regulars" makes me feel like a bar-tender…

Wiping down my dash at the end of an evening, I see your read-more, over-hear your rant in the tags, so I pour you a drink.

"…what’s troubling you, kid?"

Sep 1 '14

highforsthis:

why are nowadays all this 13 year olds getting drunk and having sex. When I was 13, I had my first love there was nobody that compared to my baby and nobody came between us who could ever come above she had me going crazy oh i was starstruck she woke me up daily don’t need no Starbucks. 

Sep 1 '14

hoodbypussy:

Évolution inversée

“It took me four years to paint like Raphael, but a lifetime to paint like a child.”
― Pablo Picasso

Sep 1 '14
"Autumn seemed to arrive suddenly that year. The morning of the first September was crisp and golden as an apple…"
JK Rowling, Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows (via h-o-r-n-g-r-y)

(Source: 500-days-of-autumn)

Sep 1 '14
"Biology’s cruel joke goes something like this: As a teenage body goes through puberty, its circadian rhythm essentially shifts three hours backward. Suddenly, going to bed at nine or ten o’clock at night isn’t just a drag, but close to a biological impossibility. Studies of teenagers around the globe have found that adolescent brains do not start releasing melatonin until around eleven o’clock at night and keep pumping out the hormone well past sunrise. Adults, meanwhile, have little-to-no melatonin in their bodies when they wake up. With all that melatonin surging through their bloodstream, teenagers who are forced to be awake before eight in the morning are often barely alert and want nothing more than to give in to their body’s demands and fall back asleep. Because of the shift in their circadian rhythm, asking a teenager to perform well in a classroom during the early morning is like asking him or her to fly across the country and instantly adjust to the new time zone — and then do the same thing every night, for four years."

Sleep and the teenage brain (via explore-blog)

This is why you have every right to be tired.  

(via lookrainbows)

Researchers now see sleep problems as a cause, and not a side effect, of teenage depression.” - from the artcle! 

(via scruffyshezza)

(Source: explore-blog)

Sep 1 '14

surprisedbitch:

*gets 50 notes on a text post*

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