Posted 29 minutes ago

bandainamcous:

Dark Souls II will unlock on Steam at the following times:

4/24 - 3:00 PM PDT
4/24 - 6:00 PM EDT

Make sure you pre-order on Steam before then to get your digital bonuses!

PC Gamer has also had some fantastic and in-depth coverage leading up to the release. Check out their coverage hub.

Posted 3 hours ago
If anyone slaps you on the right cheek, turn to them the other cheek also
Matt 5:39

This specifically refers to a hand striking the side of a person’s face, tells quite a different story when placed in it’s proper historical context. In Jesus’s time, striking someone of a lower class ( a servant) with the back of the hand was used to assert authority and dominance. If the persecuted person “turned the other cheek,” the discipliner was faced with a dilemma. The left hand was used for unclean purposes, so a back-hand strike on the opposite cheek would not be performed. Another alternative would be a slap with the open hand as a challenge or to punch the person, but this was seen as a statement of equality. Thus, by turning the other cheek the persecuted was in effect putting an end to the behavior or if the slapping continued the person would lawfully be deemed equal and have to be released as a servant/slave.   

(via thefullnessofthefaith)

THAT makes a lot more sense, now, thank you. 

(via guardianrock)

I can attest to the original poster’s comments. A few years back I took an intensive seminar on faith-based progressive activism, and we spent an entire unit discussing how many of Jesus’ instructions and stories were performative protests designed to shed light on and ridicule the oppressions of that time period as a way to emphasize the absurdity of the social hierarchy and give people the will and motivation to make changes for a more free and equal society.

For example, the next verse (Matthew 5:40) states “And if anyone wants to sue you and take your shirt, hand over your coat as well.” In that time period, men traditionally wore a shirt and a coat-like garment as their daily wear. To sue someone for their shirt was to put them in their place - suing was generally only performed to take care of outstanding debts, and to be sued for one’s shirt meant that the person was so destitute the only valuable thing they could repay with was their own clothing. However, many cultures at that time (including Hebrew peoples) had prohibitions bordering on taboo against public nudity, so for a sued man to surrender both his shirt and his coat was to turn the system on its head and symbolically state, in a very public forum, that “I have no money with which to repay this person, but they are so insistent on taking advantage of my poverty that I am leaving this hearing buck-ass naked. His greed is the cause of a shameful public spectacle.”

All of a sudden an action of power (suing someone for their shirt) becomes a powerful symbol of subversion and mockery, as the suing patron either accepts the coat (and therefore full responsibility as the cause of the other man’s shameful display) or desperately chases the protester around trying to return his clothes to him, making a fool of himself in front of his peers and the entire gathered community.

Additionally, the next verse (Matthew 5:41; “If anyone forces you to go one mile, go with them two miles.”) was a big middle finger to the Romans who had taken over Judea and were not seen as legitimate authority by the majority of the population there. Roman law stated that a centurion on the march could require a Jew (and possibly other civilians as well, although I don’t remember explicitly) to carry his pack at any time and for any reason for one mile along the road (and because of the importance of the Roman highway system in maintaining rule over the expansive empire, the roads tended to be very well ordered and marked), however hecould not require any service beyond the next mile marker. For a Jewish civilian to carry a centurion’s pack for an entire second mile was a way to subvert the authority of the occupying forces. If the civilian wouldn’t give the pack back at the end of the first mile, the centurion would either have to forcibly take it back or report the civilian to his commanding officer (both of which would result in discipline being taken against the soldier for breaking Roman law) or wait until the civilian volunteered to return the pack, giving the Judean native implicit power over the occupying Roman and completely subverting the power structure of the Empire. Can you imagine how demoralizing that must have been for the highly ordered Roman armies that patrolled the region?

Jesus was a pacifist, but his teachings were in no way passive. There’s a reason he was practically considered a terrorist by the reigning powers, and it wasn’t because he healed the sick and fed the hungry.

(via central-avenue)

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(via wanderingoff)

JESUS JUST GOT SO MUCH MORE BADASS REMEMBER THIS NEXT TIME SOME WHITE CHRISTIAN TELLS YOU TO BE NICE “LIKE CHRIST” REMEMBER THEY’RE ASKING YOU TO BE LIKE THE MIDDLE EASTERN JEW WHO IS TELLING YOU TO BE PASSIVE AGGRESSIVE.

AGGRESSIVE 

(via cherrypieboy)

Posted 6 hours ago

Reblog if you’re in the Dragon Quest fandom!

Posted 19 hours ago

Conservative ‘Christian’ Candidate Insultingly Blames Prior Abortions For Disabled Children (VIDEO)   

betterbemeta:

justinacuff:

It’s really sad that there are people this uneducated.

This shows so hard that abortion critics are not about “saving babies.” They are about controlling women. Labeling women that have had abortions as marked, broken, twisted, or defective. They would rather say women who have taken a choice are now abberant and the cause of what they see as diseased or faulty children than to tell the truth. They would rather condemn women as plague bearers (and birth defects are not a punishment or a plague! ) than as people. A new-age scarlet letter.

Its about punishment and disgrace of their women who disobey.

Posted 23 hours ago

Dark Souls 2 OST: Theme of Majula "stretched/slowed"

Posted 1 day ago

summer-wolf:

"But do you have dysphoria or n—"

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Posted 1 day ago

My Life as a Retail Worker: Nasty, Brutish, and Poor

heyheyrenay:

All painfully true. I’m really not looking forward to going back to this after my leave is over. :(

(Source: pocochina)

Posted 1 day ago

justanotherstonyfan:

1000300103:

Did you know that
In the first print of Iron Man civil war book published in Korean
The last line of Tony (it wasn’t worth it) has been omitted in Civil war - the confession part

But if you think about it, this actually works quite well for shippers - instead of having him say “it wasn’t worth it,” you’re left with the ending completely open. So Tony’s just finished saying how there was “something” he never said but should have said, something he wanted to say to Steve but won’t get the chance…and then says nothing.

I love you.

Posted 2 days ago

For today’s Meta Monday, leave one of my favorite characters in my ask box and I’ll give you 3 reasons why I like/identify with them.

theoreticalconstruct:

cancerously:

knightarcana:

Fandoms are on my blog’s sidebar, favorite characters tend to pop up frequently on my blog but here’s my list of current muses for DW RP if you need some ideas!

Alternately: Give me a character and a topic to ramble about!

Have at it!

This sounds like a cool meme! My fandoms are on my blog’s sidebar and my ask box is over here! c:

This sounds fun.

http://divinesong.tumblr.com/ask

Doesn’t hurt to try!

Posted 2 days ago