>has debate work to write

>researches wealth n grades instead

this statistic is interesting but holy shit is the site AWFUL 

noelanilalin:

southernlist:

cloudcuckoolander527:

tokilladm:

What if colleges only made you pay the percentage of tuition that you failed, so if you got an average of 86 for the year you’d only have to pay 14% of the tuition, but if you got a 94 then it’d only be 6%. That way we’d be rewarding the success and even if you flunked the semester, you still wouldn’t have to pay for ALL of the tuition

You are the future. 

Please run for president

that would actually be amazing

isn’t this kind of a bad idea though because aren’t wealth and avg grades inherently connected due to things like resources, chronic stress and social capital so rich people will end up paying less and poor people more

taekesi: Maybe you've been told this before but you know homosexuality is a sin in Judaism? Have you the read the old testament?

passive-aggressiveprincess:

I’m going to assume that because you’ve written “Old Testament” here, you’re from a majority-Christian culture. There’s a HUGE difference between Christianity and Judaism, not only the books or the Jesus bit. Judaism’s relationship with the written scripture has a rich tradition of interpretation that goes along with it. And there’s many different ways of interpreting the script- ways that differ among individuals and the movements within Judaism themselves. It’s actually taught that Moses was given two Torahs on Mount Sinai, the Written Torah- consisting of chumash (5 books or Moses), the Writings, and writing of Jewish prophets- and the Oral Torah, which is the tradition of oral interpretation that allows us to understand the Written Torah.

Besides the fact that the Christian-rewritten Old Testament lacks the centuries of interpretation behind the text, that is meant to better help us understand it, it is written in a language besides Hebrew, its original language.

Now here’s what the text says in Leviticus 18:22-

וְאֶת-זָכָר—לֹא תִשְׁכַּב, מִשְׁכְּבֵי אִשָּׁה:  תּוֹעֵבָה, הִוא.

In other words (English)-

 Thou shalt not lie with mankind, as with womankind; it is abomination.

Now, if I was to look over this, I would think, “What does the original Hebrew say/what words are used? In what context is this verse being applied? Why might this be a prohibition/Why did G-d specify this?”

Now I’ve heard a number of really good interpretations about this sentence that support my beliefs on the matter- the Hebrew word for “abomination” here is actually used to mean “ritual impurity” as it’s not referred to elsewhere to refer to majorly condemned acts, the sentence is meant to discourage men from treating men as they treated women in those times (this one’s actually a bit depressing), it’s meant to forbid men from invading a woman’s space in order to sleep with a guy (in other words her bed is a sacred space that should not be encroached upon without permission), the sentence is actually meant to forbid against “unnatural” sex (i.e. heterosexual men sleeping with men or rape). The list goes on forever.

I’d advise that you research these (I’ve added links below), google “Parashat Kedoshim” (the parashat –section- where this verse is located) and research many different interpretations of this verse (check out Keshet for a more liberal one), and check out LGBTQ Jewish resources like Keshet. You may even want to go as far as looking at sites that allow you to ask reform rabbis questions or the sites of LGBTQ synagogues for articles.

http://libertarianjew.blogspot.com/2011/04/parsha-achrei-mot-does-leviticus-1822.html?m=1

http://dsadevil.blogspot.com/2006/12/anti-heteronormative-reading-of.html?m=1

https://www.jtsa.edu/Conservative_Judaism/JTS_Torah_Commentary/Kedoshim_5771.xml

Shalom!

figs3:

I really shouldn’t have chucked as much as I did

he killed like 35 people

dion-thesocialist:

Christian Bale is going to play Moses and where oh where are all the white people who are always so angry about race bending and historical accuracy??? Where are you??? Why are you not outraged??? I thought movies had to be historically accurate and races should never change from the source material???

well I have a fancy new teeth bleaching machine thing. this better work I used what was left of my sephora gift card on it

"silly caucasian girl likes to play with samurai swords" could have been so much better as "silly white girl likes to play with samurai swords" bc a) it sounds better b) it’s more accurate iirc but I guess it’s offensive to say "white girl"

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