To Biblists: your book endorses rape and incest.I've noticed that more and more Christians are becoming Biblists. Well, they say the bible is everything, it's the book of faith. They say it's about everything Christianity stands for, but what majority actually reads it? It's a pretty fucked up book. People say that the bible says you can't do this yet in the bible, the people DO do it. Let's jump right on in, shall we? A little passage about rape for Sodom and Gomorrah.Genesis 19:6:8: Lot went outside to meet them and shut the door behind him and said, "No my friends. Don't do this wicked thing. Look, I have two daughters who have never slept with a man. Let me bring them out to you, and you can do what you like with them. But don't do anything to these men, for they have come under the protection of my roof."Hmm... It's sounds like Lot is sending his daughters out to be raped to save these men from.... Being gay, I think? I haven't read the Bible in a while so my memory is a little faint. Anyways, people say Lot was a lovi
PE: Telling Stories with your ArtStorytelling and art were good friends for thousands of years until they had a fight and split in the late 19th century. Paintings that told stories often followed old academic traditions and were rejected by modernist artists. In some ways, the old traditions could be limiting and did not allow free creativity. Because of this, storytelling, or “narrative” was knocked off it’s pedestal in fine art and though most ideas and movements of the past 50 years in art have come full circle, we still have a tenuous relationship with telling stories in our artwork. Concept has become incredibly important in fine art. I have nothing against concept art, in fact a lot of my own work is very concept driven, but I believe that narrative is not being given its due.Once regarded as “lowbrow” comics and illustration are gaining respect in high art. Yet, beyond the “art world” images that tell stories are quickly becoming more relevant than even written word.
Interested in Meeting Other Sonic Fans?Has meeting up with other Sonic fans been hard for you? Can't find folks with the same type of passion and admiration for all things Blue Blur that it drives you crazy? Or does attending Summer of Sonic/Sonic Boom seem like a far away pipe dream?Well, worry no more! We are proud to promote the following outside groups that specialize in organizing & creating meetups just for us Sonic fans. UPCOMING EVENTS*18th – Sonic San Diego Meetup (Old Town, San Diego; 1 PM)26th – Sonic the Comic Con (Merchant Adventurers' Hall; York, England)November 20142nd – Sonic London Meetup #15 (The Coronet; London; 2-6 PM)22nd – SEGABits Presents Sonic & SEGA Fan Jam 2014 (The Guild Hall; Savannah, Georgia; 8
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Common Myths About HistoryWhen I was growing up I learned the same well-known oft repeated facts about the history of my nation and the world as most people do. I didn't question what I read on the page or what I was told to believe from the front of the class and in all the television shows, movies, video games and modern novels the same ideas of what happened and why persisted.But then I went to college. The same narrative continued oftentimes, but bizarrely my teachers started to disagree with the texts they were assigned. Their own experiences as professional historians led them to different conclusions then the popular perception would have it, and from that moment on I drew in my mind a disconnect between what the curriculum said was true and what actual recorded history revealed.This disconnect grew stronger the more I began to read and research on my own.I discovered to my amazement that those moments so fixated in the public consciousness, recreated in so many medias, and repeated by so many as unqu
Making a TCG (Trading Card Game)Because this is what I do when I am bored. I take on huge and random projects for fun. So, the main theme I guess is some kind of mythical warfare (think Age of Mythology except with pure fantasy and a more medieval twinge). So, here are the basic things:There are four types of cards: Minion, Tactic, Weapon, and Armor.Every card of any type has an "element." Some minions can gain certain benefits from using certain tactics, armors, etc of a certain element. Some tactics, etc can only be used by minions of certain elements.There's a four x seven "board" placed long ways. You have to place minions on the row closest to you. Minions cannot move on their first turn, but they can attack. Minions can only move once, and only attack once unless otherwise stated. Minions can also only attack something on an adjacent tile, once again unless otherwise stated. Also, minions CAN both attack and move on the same turn.Element Types: Earth; Air; Fire; Water; Cold; Sand; Metal; Electric;
My Ten Favourite Death BattlesOf the original show, that is. Although, writing a list on my favourite fan-written DB's in our wee circle could be fun, with the caveat that this includes everything except anything I've made (its only fair, right?). Anywho, neither here nor there. So far, these are my personal favourites of ScrewAttack's hit show, the show that inspired this little club of our's to begin with. 10) Thor vs. Raiden: The fight that proves that a fight could be relatively one sided and still a fun, highly entertaining romp. 9) Kratos vs. Spawn: It was nice, brutal, bloody and everything I could have expected (and wanted) out of a fight between these two. Jolly good fun. 8) Luke Skywalker vs. Harry Potter: Somehow, somehow, they made a fight between Luke Skywalker and Harry Potter exciting, entertaining and - surprisingly - close. That Harry almost snagged a win from Grand Jedi Master Luke is pretty damn aw