Get down, history has said to the grown woman brazen enough to take even a brief arboreal leave from her earthly duties. Once a woman is off the ground, it may occur to her to keep on climbing. A man might find himself standing beneath her, subject to the sight of her womanly behind on a branch above his head.
What a miserable archetype! Never thought about it that way. But as with all archetypes, one can feel that influence suffused throughout our culture once it is voiced clearly.
What you rationalize changes perceptions about you. Rationalize something horrid, don't expect people to be hanging around.
You put your money where your mouth is.
[Actually, I don't really want to know where that mouth has been.]
The Unification Church believes that the AR-15 symbolises the “rod of iron” described in the book of Revelation (in The Bible). In the scripture those on the receiving end of the rod are: “dashed to pieces like the potter’s vessels”.
When society gets too affluent, the 'bizarro' ethic creeps in. Look at Rome. Caligula made his horse a consul. Nero shod mules with silver.
Vespasian was more realistic. He taxed public urinals. We should be taxing churches.
The grotto sits directly above the Babadağ fault line, from which carbon dioxide escapes Earth's crust and fills the cave, at levels that may have been lethal to humans in ancient times.
Well now, that's creative. In a goth sort of sense.
... when his influence really would have counted, when he could have effected real change, real social transformation, he was too locked into last-days fearmongering to recognize the potential of the state to do good. We are all paying the price.
Thanks to certain beloved Southern Baptist relations, I've sat through more than one of his television epics when I was in my 20's. My take: his broadcasts were always riveting, but when it came to using his prescriptions out in the real world, his own followers wouldn't practice what he preached.
This was the '80's, of course, when Tipper Gore was in full anti-rock-music shred; Graham sat back and loved to relate (I paraphrase): "I'm not concerned. Teens have been doing this for hundreds of years. Eventually they'll all get haircuts." Grunge was just around the corner; shorter haircuts in general, even darker messages. But no makeup.
Later: Interestingly, he did a TED talk. In the late '90's, right as weblogging was starting up. Scoop in at 10:00, and think about today's social media, esp. in political commentary. And what 'evangelicalism' stands for today.
Am I the only one to notice, there are no conservatives, there are no evangelicals? Not by 'originalist' definitions. They're now "Republichristians". Christianity only insofar as it does not conflict with the overriding political ideology-du-jour of the multifaceted Republican Party. Republican only as long as it opposes abortion, Planned Parenthood, and modern jurisprudence. Authoritarian theocracy is what they want. American Puritanism shows its damned ugly face again.
We’ve let evil overtake the entire reputation of Evangelicalism. [snip] The lust for power is nauseating. Racism, appalling. The arrogance, terrifying. The misogyny so far from Christlikeness, it can’t be Christianity.
Yes, you have. And you walked right into it with your eyes open. You have no shelter from the Judgment that is to come.
She never died. [snip] When they first found her she was still alive. She was like a sleeping girl. By reburying her we saved ourselves from bloodletting at the electio. [snip] Before, the spirits spoke to us in terms of suggestions, but now they are giving us orders.
Some wag ads the comment, "... calls to re-exhume the body would be a grave mistake." That government officials are spouting this stuff ... frightening.
I once had a passel of born-in-Manhattan, never-been-anywhere-but-urban-areas coworkers in my car, when we drove out of the range of streetlights, and my high beams hit cows in the dark. The heads turned, the eyes glowed ... and every single one of my passengers began freaking the hell out. Screaming, writhing. I had to get them back to streetlit streets, stop at a 7/11, so they could calm down.
Thinking back to that time in the '90's, I realize I'd taken a wrong turn and was heading towards the Rust Belt. Telling.
To 'ignorance', I will add 'irrational fear' and 'deficit of experience'. Add your own.