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knakira123 asked: WELCOME BACK!!

Thank you!!!

I’m back (sort of)!

Hey tumblrstake, I’m back in the church. I’m a little wobbly on my feet right now with all of this, so any words of wisdom would be much appreciated.

vardaesque:

princessofthemusicofthenight:

officialericpoets:

Church Members Mistreat Homeless Man in Church, Unaware It Is Their Pastor in Disguise."Pastor Jeremiah Steepek transformed himself into a homeless person and went to the 10,000 member church that he was to be introduced as the head pastor at that morning.He walked around his soon to be church for 30 minutes while it was filling with people for service, only 3 people out of the 7-10,000 people said hello to him.He asked people for change to buy food – no one in the church gave him change.He went into the sanctuary to sit down in the front of the church and was asked by the ushers if he would please sit in the back.He greeted people to be greeted back with stares and dirty looks, with people looking down on him and judging him.As he sat in the back of the church, he listened to the church announcements and such.When all that was done, the elders went up and were excited to introduce the new pastor of the church to the congregation.“We would like to introduce to you Pastor Jeremiah Steepek.” The congregation looked around clapping with joy and anticipation.The homeless man sitting in the back stood up and started walking down the aisle. The clapping stopped with all eyes on him.He walked up the altar and took the microphone from the elders (who were in on this) and paused for a moment then he recited,“Then the King will say to those on his right, ‘Come, you who are blessed by my Father; take your inheritance, the kingdom prepared for you since the creation of the world.“For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.’“Then the righteous will answer him, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you something to drink? When did we see you a stranger and invite you in, or needing clothes and clothe you? When did we see you sick or in prison and go to visit you?’‘The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’After he recited this, he looked towards the congregation and told them all what he had experienced that morning. Many began to cry and many heads were bowed in shame.He then said, “Today I see a gathering of people, not a church of Jesus Christ. The world has enough people, but not enough disciples. When will YOU decide to become disciples?”He then dismissed service until next week.Following in the footsteps of Jesus Christ should be more than just talk. It ought to be a lifestyle that others around you can love about you and share in.”Be a Christian all you want, but at least follow the teachings of Christ if you’re going to claim the title. 

I’m not a Christian but I have a massive respect for those who truly follow the creed of love thy neighbor. Major props- this pastor has balls.

YOOOOOOOOO

vardaesque:

princessofthemusicofthenight:

officialericpoets:

Church Members Mistreat Homeless Man in Church, Unaware It Is Their Pastor in Disguise.

"Pastor Jeremiah Steepek transformed himself into a homeless person and went to the 10,000 member church that he was to be introduced as the head pastor at that morning.

He walked around his soon to be church for 30 minutes while it was filling with people for service, only 3 people out of the 7-10,000 people said hello to him.

He asked people for change to buy food – no one in the church gave him change.

He went into the sanctuary to sit down in the front of the church and was asked by the ushers if he would please sit in the back.

He greeted people to be greeted back with stares and dirty looks, with people looking down on him and judging him.

As he sat in the back of the church, he listened to the church announcements and such.

When all that was done, the elders went up and were excited to introduce the new pastor of the church to the congregation.

“We would like to introduce to you Pastor Jeremiah Steepek.” The congregation looked around clapping with joy and anticipation.

The homeless man sitting in the back stood up and started walking down the aisle. The clapping stopped with all eyes on him.

He walked up the altar and took the microphone from the elders (who were in on this) and paused for a moment then he recited,

“Then the King will say to those on his right, ‘Come, you who are blessed by my Father; take your inheritance, the kingdom prepared for you since the creation of the world.

“For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.’

“Then the righteous will answer him, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you something to drink? When did we see you a stranger and invite you in, or needing clothes and clothe you? When did we see you sick or in prison and go to visit you?’

‘The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’

After he recited this, he looked towards the congregation and told them all what he had experienced that morning. Many began to cry and many heads were bowed in shame.

He then said, “Today I see a gathering of people, not a church of Jesus Christ. The world has enough people, but not enough disciples. When will YOU decide to become disciples?”

He then dismissed service until next week.

Following in the footsteps of Jesus Christ should be more than just talk. It ought to be a lifestyle that others around you can love about you and share in.”

Be a Christian all you want, but at least follow the teachings of Christ if you’re going to claim the title. 

I’m not a Christian but I have a massive respect for those who truly follow the creed of love thy neighbor. Major props- this pastor has balls.

YOOOOOOOOO

by officialericpoets

faisdm:

seenthecreppyfade:

iwillincendiotheheartoutofyou:

thescienceofjohnlock:

taylorpotato:

dave-vriska:

snufflechopsplastic:

bottledminx:

hisa-ai:

Is that so?

reblogging because I fucking want it to be goddamned true

Most of the time, it is true, because swear words are stored in the ‘emotions area’ of the brain, rather than the linguistics area.

fuck yes

SO MARTIN FREEMAN IS JESUS

Well fuck me

Just to add with this with a bit of science, I went to a lecture on swearing once, and we were provided with a diagram of the brain. Swear words are, indeed, stored in the limbic system (the parts of the brain that deal with emotion). That’s why when we experience a shock, be it touching something hot or being given a surprise gift or having to suddenly swerve, we tend to swear on reflex. Just as an animal might mewl, we swear, because it’s the best audible sign of shock our body can produce, and the one most likely to make our emotions evident to other people, and hence receive help if we need it.

Every time I read this post, I feel like waving it in the faces of everyone who’s said that I’m dangerous, sketchy and untrustworthy because I swear a lot.

You can trust Andrew Hussie with your life then.

faisdm:

seenthecreppyfade:

iwillincendiotheheartoutofyou:

thescienceofjohnlock:

taylorpotato:

dave-vriska:

snufflechopsplastic:

bottledminx:

hisa-ai:

Is that so?

reblogging because I fucking want it to be goddamned true

Most of the time, it is true, because swear words are stored in the ‘emotions area’ of the brain, rather than the linguistics area.

fuck yes

SO MARTIN FREEMAN IS JESUS

Well fuck me

Just to add with this with a bit of science, I went to a lecture on swearing once, and we were provided with a diagram of the brain. Swear words are, indeed, stored in the limbic system (the parts of the brain that deal with emotion). That’s why when we experience a shock, be it touching something hot or being given a surprise gift or having to suddenly swerve, we tend to swear on reflex. Just as an animal might mewl, we swear, because it’s the best audible sign of shock our body can produce, and the one most likely to make our emotions evident to other people, and hence receive help if we need it.

Every time I read this post, I feel like waving it in the faces of everyone who’s said that I’m dangerous, sketchy and untrustworthy because I swear a lot.

You can trust Andrew Hussie with your life then.

by iwastesomuchtime.com

by hotboyproblems

by jigoku-jigoku

nostopdasgay:

the-robot-condese:

fuckyeahsexyatheists:

This is what happens when I have no assignments over the weekend…
The pink tabs are for murder, purple for human or animal sacrifice, blue for rape, yellow for slavery and green for misogyny.

that’s a lot of murder

did you just read the entire bible over the weekend

nostopdasgay:

the-robot-condese:

fuckyeahsexyatheists:

This is what happens when I have no assignments over the weekend…

The pink tabs are for murder, purple for human or animal sacrifice, blue for rape, yellow for slavery and green for misogyny.

that’s a lot of murder

did you just read the entire bible over the weekend

by fuckyeahsexyatheists

There’s another force at work here. There always has been. It’s undeniable. We’ve all experienced it. Everyone in this room has witnessed events that they can’t fathom, let alone explain by rational means. Puzzles deciphered in prophecy. Dreams given to a chosen few. Our loved ones, dead, risen. Whether we want to call that “God” or “gods” or some sublime inspiration or a divine force we can’t know or understand, it doesn’t matter. It doesn’t matter. It’s here. It exists, and our two destinies are entwined in its force. God’s not on anyone side. God is a force of nature, beyond good and evil. Good and evil, we created those. You wanna break the cycle? Break the cycle of birth? Death? Rebirth? Destruction? Escape? Death? Well, that’s in our hands, in our hands only. It requires that we live in hope, not fear. 

by amyison

professorzachary:

I’m having a ridiculous amount of dissonance over whether or not I wish to stay in the Church or not. I don’t believe in God as a sentient being as much as I believe in nature as a higher power, I guess. I don’t really believe much of the doctrine, either. So I guess it should be obvious to leave, between personal beliefs and my history of abuse in the Church and the fact that a lot of my PTSD is closely tied into Mormonism and its teachings/doctrine? But there’s the familiarity, I guess, that keeps me from sending in a resignation letter. There sort of is a sense of belonging in being a member of the church.

Does anyone else have this sort of issue going on?

That’s a lot of how I feel too

by bigenderjanecrocker

Anonymous asked: What is your sexual orientation

I’m straight.

Anonymous asked: Why are you inactive?

That’s a long story. But basically it just doesn’t fit with my life right now.

by liftmeupburnmeslow

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