— everyone (via gatsbees)
The more I think about what it means to be an adult, I wish I could turn back time and just spend all of my pre-teen years desperately finding Neverland
theres a giant burning orb in the sky and it can burn your flesh, it can give you diseases, it can kill you, looking directly at it causes physical pain, and we all think this is okay. we like this orb. we like to go outside and lie around on our backs when this orb is in the sky. children draw cute pictures of this levitating death orb with a smiley face on it. what is wrong with us
danareadsbooks asked: I'M SO GLAD YOU READ OUTLANDER. ISN'T IT GOOD?????? I'M SO EXCITED FOR THE SHOW ALDFJHBVAFDLJV The rest of the series has a different feel than the first book, but they are definitely worth it. I still have to read book 7 and book 8 comes out later this year! There's also a 'spin off' book series for a character that comes up in the third book. I haven't read those but I want to soon. <3
It is SO GOOD. I love it so much, in fact I’m just reading it again without the anxiety that comes when I need to finish the book, and finish it NOW.
I’m afraid to get sucked in…I’m going to wait until a holiday to read the next book.
- Person: "YOU SPEAK ANOTHER LANGUAGE?!"
- Me: "Yeah..."
- Person: "SAY SOMETHING IN IT!"
- Me: -Forgets entire language-
Dear White Christians of Florida:
Far be it that I, a white clergyman who is not a lawyer, instruct you as to the illogical nature of your “stand your ground” license to kill but let us note something that is apparent now after two cases where your predominantly white juries could not agree to convict a man who admitted he killed an unarmed teen-ager: if you convict a person for attempting to murder ten teens but fail to convict the killer for actually killing a teen, then you have incentivized killing since, not only on the face of it but in actuality, you have told the person we will not convict you for killing a black, unarmed teen-ager but we will imprison you for attempting it.
The stench from your houses of worship is wafting its way across this country, polluting citizenship, demoralizing parents and families, mocking accountability and blaspheming the Holy God whom you say you love and worship. If that offends you, try reading Amos.
Here is my premise and I dare you to prove me wrong: if white Christians in Florida stood up and cried out for justice, demanding an end to the license-to-kill-stand-your-ground law, it would be rescinded immediately. Where is your conscience? Where is the little light you promised to shine for Christ? You have put it beneath a bushel and suffocated it. You know as well as anyone that teen-agers should not be killed for playing loud music. But then, we all know don’t we, that Jordan Davis was not killed for playing loud music. He was killed for being an uppity black kid who dared to smart off to a drunken white man with a concealed weapon’s permit.
Speak up, for Christ’s sake, for the sake of your conscience and because you know in your heart of hearts that had a black man killed your white son playing music in a car with friends, you probably would not have to be demanding he be tried because a mob of white folks would have administered mob justice. Shame. Shame. Shame!
White Christians of Florida, speak up for justice. Stand up and demand that this license for murder be removed from your books, from your lives. Stop defending it. It is but a few steps removed from lynching. And you recall, do you not, that the center of the Gospels is the story of the passion of our Lord who was lynched by Romans who perceived him as a threat? […]
Speak up for justice. Rescind Stand Your Ground for the blasphemous sham it is. Do it because were the roles reversed, you would want someone to cry out for your murdered child.
In the Name of the Murdered and Risen Christ,
Dr. Michael Bledsoe"
Pastor Michael Bledsoe of Riverside Baptist Church, Washington D.C., “Dear White Christians of Florida: An Open Letter”
[emphasis added mine]
At least some white people get it.
Repeal Stand Your Ground laws and help bring an end to the brutal, perpetually open season on black children in this country.