RE: Passover and Christians

PSA:

If you’re a Christian telling other Christians not to celebrate Passover with Jewish friends because they’re the ones who killed Christ, you’re being antisemitic. Even if you’re using Saint Ignatius of Antioch’s second century argument as your own. 

The saints aren’t immune to antisemitism any more than they are racism or other forms of unjust and oppressive language.

(If you’re telling other Christians not to celebrate Passover because we have a different take on the feast which culminates in the Triduum, that’s perfectly reasonable. What’s even better is telling other Christians not to celebrate Passover because it can be appropriative if your family isn’t historically Jewish.)

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novangla:

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maryandphilip:

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gemmawhoxx:

Rule #1: always post the rules Rule #2: answer the questions the person who tagged you asked and write 11 new ones Rule #3: tag 11 people and link them to the post Rule #4: tell them when you tag them

Questions from novangla 

1. If you could spend five years living in three times/places (travel is limited by the time period!), which would you choose?

Jesus, that’s specific.

I’d probably choose:

- The American Revolution (AD 1774-1779), because it’s the most exciting time in English history that sets the tone for the next several centuries politically
- Ancient Greece/Mediterranean (BC 240-235), because that’s when all of the Wonders of the Ancient World were all standing - I’d go visit and see them all over the years
- The Reformation (AD 1545-1550), because it’s the most important time period in Western Christianity. I’d want to see Luther and Calvin and end up hanging out with Ignatius of Loyola after checking in on England (and I’d hit the first printing of the Book of Common Prayer).

2. What are your favorite given names?

Like… of my given names?

I’d probably say “Thomas” because it’s better than the other two, even though it’s the one I don’t use (because my parents never called me by it), nor is it my last name, so it gets no use. I’ve been considering going by “Fr. Thomas” when I get ordained, and then by “Eric” to my friends.

Or… in general? 

Probably also Thomas (for boys). At least in terms of names I could name children and not just names I think are cute or neat. I once wanted to name twin boys Erasmus and Elmo to keep with the E-name thing (which I’ve since given up, duh). 

For girls? I haven’t a clue. There are really cool names (like Thalia or Piper, so I guess whatever Rick Riordan decides is a good given name) that I’d probably never give a child but that sound amazing. My girlfriend rather likes Theodora, and I’m not gonna let that happen to a child.

3. First fandom?

On Tumblr, probably Avatar: The Last Airbender. In life, probably Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (or… WWE/WWF *shudder*?).

In literature, Redwall or The Wheel of Time.

4. How do you self-identify, religiously?

Anglo-Catholic (and Christian Socialist, politically)

5. Favorite historical figure?

People are really fascinating, but the people I would most like to get a beer with are not the people whose thinking I like the most, so “favorite” is hard. So, let’s put it this way:

Favorite historical figure to drink with? Salvador Dali, probably, or any of the American literary and artistic ex-pats in Paris during the early 20th century. Except Hemmingway, because that would be super depressing.

Favorite historical figure to learn from? Socrates, probably. Though I’d be pretty sad to watch him drink that hemlock.

Favorite historical personality? Thomas Jefferson. He is insane, and brilliant, and ridiculous.

6. What’s the story behind your tumblr username?

It was my original AIM screename, and I spent FOREVER just sitting there at the computer thinking about what a good name would be (not realizing I’d actually keep it, unlike, it seems, everyone else).

7. Which Hogwarts house would you be in?

Gryffindooooooooor. Because justice.

8. Would you ever consider running for political office?

Yes. We need more liberal religious leaders in office to counteract the stupid, fundamentalist ones we have now, and to show that religion is not about bigotry, but about love and unification with God (in whom there can be no hatred). Also because I’m actually good at leading people?

9. What’s been your favorite age/year of school, growing up?

Ugh, I forget most of growing up unless it’s a specific thing I’m trying to remember (like a class or something). I loved school, but I didn’t really like growing up for some reason? 

10. Do you want or have kids of your own?

Yes. 1-3 (so, two, but I’d settle with one if I got it right the first time).

11. If you could change one thing about one of your current fandoms (doesn’t need to be a favorite, w/e), what would it be? ((“Fire Stephen Moffat” isn’t allowed - that’s too easy))

I’d make the Wheel of Time fandom bigger with more art? It’s so small right now, which is a shame, because Robert Jordan created one of the best worlds.

Okay, now here’s my list of questions:

1. What is the most important historical time period for understanding the present world today?

2. Philosophy or science? (Choose one and give a reason.)

3. Superman or Batman? (Or, how do you like your superheroes: “realistic and gritty and morally ambiguous” or “complicated, yet fundamentally good”?)

4. Religion. Why or why not (personally or in general)?

5. Favorite part of the physical world? (By subject, like “astronomy” or “geology”; or just by thing, like “puppies”.)

6. Favorite artistic film (so, ones that generally don’t have fandoms)?

7. Personal theory of aesthetics (beauty)?

8. Is it better to do or to be, or is there a difference?

9. Dream job (or, if you already have it, why is it the best)?

10. Favorite poem?

11. If movie theaters/independent bookstores/libraries die, will you help me buy one and keep it alive for posterity?

And now for tagging: failemyfalcon, dragonswornashaman, anachronizomai, vapriestess, lovedivine1, paulburkhart, godinthebrokenness, dick-of-saint-vick, sebastianmorris, tavereninthetardis, lovesongofjrrtolkien

Lest we get into the habit of assuming that people from thousands of years ago are less intelligent than we are (specifically that those who proclaim faith in God or gods are somehow primitive), let’s remember that the fifth century (BC) philosopher Prodicus was the first to suggest that the origin of religion was founded in nature:

The men of old regarded the sun and the moon, rivers and springs, and whatever else is helpful for life, as gods, because we are helped by them, just as the Egyptians worship the Nile. (DK 84 B5)

Suggesting that religious thinkers after the fifth century BC (especially Christian thinkers that engage so fully with the history of Greek philosophy) hadn’t grasped this theory already strains credulity beyond the breaking point.

Purple Wedding

wearethestories:

… it’s not just a royal color anymore

Also great Palm Sunday timing?

Purple Wedding

… it’s not just a royal color anymore

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Theological question:

novangla:

anachronizomai:

Jesus is still incarnate, right? Like, Jesus didn’t become un-incarnate post-ascension, did he?

CORRECT YES CORRECT HE STILL HAS A BODY HE NEVER LEFT IT ANYWHERE AND IT’S THEOLOGICALLY IMPORTANT THAT HE DOES

YOU KNOW, LIKE WE ALL WILL AT THE FINAL RESURRECTION

caps because it drives me crazy that people frequently mess this up

Even if some Second Wave feminists are uncomfortable with Jesus having a penis in heaven.

Yes this was the point of a sermon I heard on a silent retreat. Yes that means I was not allowed to talk about how terrible it was afterward. Yes that made it even more awful.

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marxvx:

anarcholiberalism:

no i mean where does spongebob the show fit into capitalist society/bourgeois ideology/what have you

like is it just mindless fun or am i being indoctrinated so subtly that not even zizek could eat that ideology

*subtly picks nose* have you seen dees…

LONK LEEV SKVIVARD

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myed89:

Egwene and Moiraine - Aiel Waste

And… definitely following WOT art

myed89:

Egwene and Moiraine - Aiel Waste

And… definitely following WOT art

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"God, forgive me. I believe a lot of lies from a lot of good liars, namely me."

Levi The Poet (via dionesiaa)

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princessickness:

karenamadof:

&ILOVEYOUTOO<3

SPREAD THE DAMN WORD

THAT WAS COOL

My hands are too small to do this effectively.

I wish I wasn’t iPod



if you’re on ipod you just hold down the reblog button

wtf just happened??

redvioletz-tricksterred:

creeper-cutie:

psychopomp-sentinel:

twerkdatstrider:

neairaalenko:

ahtist:

princessickness:

karenamadof:

&ILOVEYOUTOO<3

SPREAD THE DAMN WORD

THAT WAS COOL

My hands are too small to do this effectively.

I wish I wasn’t iPod

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if you’re on ipod you just hold down the reblog button

wtf just happened??

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ohzeitgeist:

Reredos Christ Church, New Haven

I love this reredos so much

ohzeitgeist:

Reredos
Christ Church, New Haven

I love this reredos so much

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Monsters, by State

um?? pigman??

what about champ, motherfucker??

Okay, but now I just want to read all the monster legends

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trudymonk:

why do good shows get canceled when american idol is in it’s 13th season

This is capitalism, so I’m gonna give you one guess

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Anonymous asked: The Bible says that he/she who adds to the Bible the curses will be added unto them, so think before you respond with fake Bible verses.

christgirlproblems:

"stop being a lil bitch" mark 12:42

Actually it’s just Revelation that says don’t add to Revelation because it’s crazy but complete.

But that is totally my favorite verse from Mark

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