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James C. LewisIcons Of The Bible

The series, which will be fully released in October, features 70 models who identify as either Asian, Native American, Hispanic, African, Middle Eastern, Black American and West Indian.

"I think it is very important to see one’s self in the Scripture so that it may become real in their eyes," Lewis told The Huffington Post. "The whitewashing of the Bible has always bothered me. However I’m happy to now have the opportunity to give a different point of view."

"I wish to exhibit a splash of color onto the biblical pages of history with my creative embellishments. By doing so I hope to open the minds and eyes of the ignorant and create open conversations of how we can learn to see the world through colorful lenses. After all, the Gospel of Jesus Christ is intended for everyone."

For those who’d like to see the entire collection, “Icons Of The Bible” will on display from November 2014 to February 2015 in Atlanta, GA.

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King David and me have naked things to discuss.

This is lovely because a) whitewashing the bible is dishonest and is designed to align spiritual power with with racial power. b) Even if every single person in the whole of the bible was white, God isn’t the God of white people but of all people and depicting biblical figures as people of colour is something that promotes spiritual growth and understanding.  Seeing and being able to relate to spiritual figures is vital to spiritual growth.  Something that I don’t think any of said prophets would disagree with doing.  And I really enjoy how the actors are more than just hot (although A++) but their faces have a lot of character.

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WHAT ARE BIRDS

Hello yes! A Science Birb, here to explain the science!

Birb have VERY LARGE EYE in skull. Very good for seeing! But not space for muscle, birb cannot move eye. For mammal to make steady image, keep focus on single thing, always moving eye! Tiny movements, sometimes not even know. But birb cannot make tiny movements! So, birb must move whole head. And that is why the birb can keep steady the head when the body is amovering!

Thank you for listening to a science

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That was the greatest scientific explanation I have ever read

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When I was a little babyplaid I thought being an author would be so great and glamourous.  But now that I’m writing things I spend most of my time having nervous attacks at four in the morning and crying about backstories.  So for anyone who wants to be independently employed but is too afraid to do so: you can do it!  You’ll be paralysed by fear, but you’ll be able to do it anyway.  I believe in you baby-types!

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This September 25th the third installment of Toolbox Tales will be coming to Lulu.

Maggie Irving has found a place at the Beautiful Valley Hotel, where there is a grand new visitor, new adventure, and the possibility of danger. 

Written by E. Ailemar, illustrated by Anna Rosenfeld.

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  • Question: I think I got it thanks. I really just wanted to have the right message in the flowers for my moms birthday in a few weeks. - softballwoman12
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    If you need any additional advice or clarification let me know! 

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  • Question: So, the post was a year ago but I was hoping you might be able to help me out with your obscure knowledge of flowers? Please? It will be painless I promise? Thanks for your time. - softballwoman12
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    Sure thing!  This link has the answer to a similar question.  If you have any other questions that need clarification, just let me know.

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More on the its not good versus evil thing, I think it’s important to note that Sarge wanted to kill Reaper because he was preventing the successful completion of the mission and Reaper wanted to kill Sarge because of The Kid.  They only reference their whole soldier vs father theme like fifty times.  Otherwise they were very amiable.  Also, how has no one mentioned the fact that Reaper is a father symbol.  He only talks mentions The Kid all of the time in the last fifteen minutes of the movie.  And is the gruff protective father a whole bunch of times.

Also I’m super interested in the fact that Reaper and Sam’s body language mimicks each other in all their scenes together, even as far as lighting in the last scene and looking away from the recording of the first test at the same time.

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This is a weird opinion to have because a) I don’t play first person shooters, and b) I don’t watch films above the 13/14 rating range, depending on where one lives, but I kind of like the movie Doom.  I ran across it and watched it because Karl Urban and sci fi, and I actually like it pretty well.  I recognise that I’ve never even seen a let’s play for Doom, and so I come from a different place.  Also, I came at it with feminism and philosophy in my metaphorical backpack. 

I say feminism because Doom is possibly a secret feminist commentary on what it means to be a woman amongst men.  The scene that really brought this to my attention was when the scientist Sam is alone in a room with a giant angry man who advancing on her.  There’s no overt sexual threat, the character Sarge is looking her in the eye and his hands are to himself.  But the cuts between angry Rock face and actual woodland creature scientist face is almost too informed - and possibly informative - to be on accident.  Considering the fact videogames, especially first person shooters, have been ‘considered’ (most geek girl will know what I mean) a male heavy genre the subtle message that attacking, and even threatening women is a mark of something that has the potential to turn you into a monster is powerful to me.  And I like that it was done in a way that was better written then the rapist is killed like a performance sacrifice. 

The fact that ‘the girl’ feels real, isn’t sexualised in a way that is super common in sci fi, is really nice.  And to support my theme of feminism that is possibly in my head, or just so well written its not performed like a school play.  It is the female doctor who makes the realisation that the monsters are men, that the doctor who got his female associate killed turned into a monster (also what was with the tongue thing that guy did?), that not all men were infected.  That individuals like Destroyer who took care of Duke had the potential to turn superhuman.  That the most important relationship she has in the movie is with her brother and that her relationship with her ‘love interest’ is more bantery than anything.

Which leads me to my second point, although on a second note, I’ve read a lot of complaint about the good and evil part of the plot.  But I both really like that part of the story line and don’t think it’s about being good or evil.  The conversation between Reaper and Sam is more along the lines of, if you have the potential for psychosis the thing make you have psychosis.  That I think is far more subtle and far more enjoyable.  I will lift as example one Sarge.  At the beginning of the movie Sarge is nurturing, he is kind, he is thoughtful, a good leader.  He follows protocol.  Even later in the movie when he goes around killing everybody from a cold logical perspective what he’s doing makes sense.  There is a dark bleeding heroism is choosing to be a villain to save the world.

But the solution isn’t attracted to evil people.  It’s attracted to people with potential for psychosis and violence, those two things are not the same.  It’s more comfortable to call it the same because then we wouldn’t have to worry about turning into a monster.  In other words, the crux of why I honestly enjoyed the movie, is no one knew if they got the magic formula where they would fall.  Monster or superhuman (also props on calling them superhumans and not super men).  Anybody had the potential to be either.  That part of the genome hadn’t been mapped out.  It’s interesting then that while Sam who had faith in her brother connected the solution with brain chemistry and her brother wanted to 1) destroy the solution, 2) connected it with evil, and 3) thought he would turn into a monster because of what he’d done in the past.

I understand why its more comfortable to think about it as magic soul potion, but I think its far more intriguing to consider its a movie about the fear of humans’ to lose what makes them human.  Be that beauty, good, sense, or whatever other name one wants to call it.  I’m usually the last to call too much Judeo-Christian interpretation, especially considering all the in movie religious references, but I think in this case the movie is more about the very human fear of what we can become.  That the necessity of  the situation will turn us into Soldiers (all I need is soldiers).  That some of us create and nurture and others of us have it in us to be soldiers and we don’t get to know which.

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As promised, here is the link to my professional blog so that you can all stand in awe of its glorious sparsity. 

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