When asking the church, a congregation, a leader or a friend about “where one stands on marriage equality” what we are really asking is, ‘Do you regard me as a sacred child of God?’ or ‘Do you believe that I am equally free in Christ to live and love another child of God?” What we are also asking is ‘do you regard me as an equal citizen of this country where we claim that we believe in and pledge uphold liberty and justice for all?’
— Why Every Christian Leader Needs to Have a Good Relationship with a Homosexual (via azspot)
I don’t know why people are so keen to put the details of their private life in public. They forget that invisibility is a superpower.
— Banksy (via xmng)
(Source: ilooktothesea, via teachingliteracy)
As you’ve always been, my man and permanent rave partner. Can’t wait to see you my love ❤
Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great.
— Mark Twain (via legal-savvy)
There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow man; true nobility is being superior to your former self.
— Ernest Hemingway (via man-and-camera)
(Source: man-and-camera, via quote-book)
I have never been a great fan of a war without identifiable enemies which justifies proscription lists, nor of overseas internment camps to which people may be sent for the duration of a war which has no visible means of being concluded. A detainment camp for prisoners of war, subject to the rules of the Geneva Convention, should be sufficient: and yes, I understand that many of the prisoners at Guantanamo are uncooperative to say the least, and require extraordinary means of confinement including separation from other prisoners. I understand the impossibility of running such an establishment when hundreds of judicial officers can assert authority over them and issue writs of habeas corpus. The War Powers of the President are great, and should be; but wars ought to have a defined enemy, and some means of coming to an end.
— Jerry Pournelle (via azspot)
Maybe you have to believe in the value of everything to believe in the value of anything.
— A beautiful read by Jon Mooallem. (via explore-blog)
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There is nothing shameful about needing help to function. Whether it’s help in the form of medication, therapy, support groups, mental health hotlines, or the inbox of a friend— it’s okay to need a crutch to lean on. It doesn’t make you any less capable or competent. It doesn’t make you weak. And it doesn’t make you a failure. It makes you human. It’s makes you a person who is wounded and searching for a way to heal. It makes you someone with the courage to acknowledge that they have needs and the strength to get those needs met. And although it may be true that not everyone needs these things to cope, it’s a lie to think that everyone else can function without support. No one gets through life without some form of help. No one is impervious to the struggle and strain and heartbreak that come with taking up space. We all have a difficult time coping, and at some point, we all need help. You are not an exception. You’re important and you matter. Your life matters. And if asking for help is going to make things more manageable, if it’s going to ease your pain and help you fight the darkness you carry, then you have every right and reason get support. Always.
— Daniell Koepke (via internal-acceptance-movement)