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My Own Ghost
The Ghost, who appeared as a young girl, ran freely about the clearing, unmindful of the unyielding blades of grass that threatened her pale feet at each step, freezing at random intervals to stare at some motion or shape or creature that had caught her attention. She chattered on, exclaiming at each new thing that came into her sight.
"Oh! Look! That tree the one right over there with the roots and the knots and the cloud above it the one with all the whorls and spirals they almost look like but wait, the cloud's drifting, now it looks more likeoh, can you see these flowers? The colours I wonder why those colours? Are there bees here to cross-pollinate and do they have stings or is there an entirely different method of pollination and wouldn't the whole place be covered in flowers if nothing ever dies so is there never anything new or do plants die Oh, look, there's another man over there, he's talking to someone, I wonder who, he
Cthulhu and Heaven
On the bus ride to Heaven (that is a weird phrase to type), Lewis is told by a fellow bus rider (whom Lewis calls the Intelligent Man) that all the houses he saw in Hell were imaginary, and didn't keep out the rain or anything. When Lewis asks what the point is of an imaginary house, the man replies: "Safety at least, the feeling of safety." Lewis sensibly asks: "And what protection could an imaginary house give if there was any danger?"
Imagination is no defense against reality. Believing you have a gun is no use against a wild boar, and wishing for an umbrella is no use against the rain. The dangers that the Intelligent Man is worried about, while only hinted at in The Great Divorce, would likely not bother themselves about any imaginary houses. This is part of the point in the anecdote, that people use imagination to guard against reality but it will do no good.
However, reading this anecdote, my mind was sent off in a different direction than imagination versus reality
Logic and Theology
What part does logic play in theology?
Logic is the attempt to lay out the fundamental rules of the universe, not those which God laid down, e.g. physics and chemistry, but rather the rules by which even God must play, because it is literally impossible to go against them; there is no way to contradict them. Although perhaps it is a mistake to say that God must follow logic. Rather, logic follows God in the same sense that goodness and love do; they are a part of Him and proceed from Him, neither separate from Him nor containing Him.
In any case, logic then reveals to us a part of God. It is a way for us to understand Him without any interpretation difficulties. Of course, it gives us a rather abstract picture, telling us that He cannot create both an unstoppable force and an immovable object, rather than telling us why He created us or what He would think of gun control. Logic does not pretend to reveal God's thoughts; what it does instead is display a framework within which God's tho
Morgana smiled into the moonlight as she listened to Merlin settle on the grass beside her.
"It's a long time since I've seen you so happy," he mused.
"What's left to worry about?" she replied softly. "It's all over and done with, now."
He hummed in agreement.
"Camelot will, for good or ill, carry on without us. It'll have to. Everyone else is dead: Arthur, Morgause, Gwen " She paused. "I am sorry about Gwaine. He didn't deserve that."
Merlin did not reply.
"What's there left to fight about?" she continued. "Camelot will fall, no matter what you do. Arthur will return, no matter what I do."
They sat in silence, pondering.
Then he grinned --- his proper fool's grin that she hadn't seen since she'd begun to smirk. He sprang to his feet, and with a flash of his eyes changed his torn clothing to a silver tunic, with that ridiculous manservant's cap and (of course) a blue neckerchief. The result was quite motley.
He bowed graciously, and proffered his hand. "My lady
Justice and Power in the Warren Court
Justice for the Country, Power to the Court
The first Supreme Court, nicknamed the Marshall Court for Chief Justice John Marshall, is rather famed, thanks to its lasting effect on American history. The Marshall Court truly established the judicial branch as one to be contended with. Few Supreme Courts that followed embarked upon the same path. Some courts remained in the background, and some went along with the policies of the rest of the government, but some courts took stands on what they understood as hallowed ground and defended the principles of the Constitution. Led by Chief Justice Earl Warren, the Warren Court was a court that followed the Marshall Court's lead, taking the controversies and turning them into historical precedent and social progress. The Warren court had a huge impact on history through various cases, such as: Brown v. Board of Education, which started the ball rolling in desegregation; Baker v. Carr, which upheld the democratic principles of the C
Success And Failure For Upton Sinclair
The Jungle: Success or Failure for Upton Sinclair
The first decade of the 1900's saw many reforms come about that had been strived for and dreamed of for many years: referendums, secret ballots, and a president supportive of unions, to name a few achievements. Of course, the reformers of this time did not achieve so much by resting on the work of bygone activists. One of the foremost reformers and one of the most renowned was Upton Sinclair, an American novelist and muckraker. Sinclair's foremost novel was entitled The Jungle, a mixture of fact and fiction that aimed not to excel in literary style but rather to prompt reform. In his auxiliary goals of spurring economic reform, Upton Sinclair succeeded with The Jungle (mostly through federal legislation), though politically he saw only marginal gains and in his primary aim of social reform Sinclair did not have any effect save in the long-term.
Upton Sinclair was a socialist and a progressive, and for
Writing System: Latin (currently)
Script Depth: Shallow
Romanization: Yes (currently)
A priori or A Posteriori: A Priori
Language Family: Yes
Morphosyntactic Alignment: Ergative-Absolutive
Primary Language Type: Agglutinative
Secondary Language Type: Isolating
Primary Word Order: SOV
Secondary Word Order: SVO
Branch Direction: Left
Total Phonemes: 49
Allophones: before palatal consonants, /ɛ/ and /ɔ/ are pronounced /e/ and /o/.
Suprasegmentals: nasality, vowel length
Phonological Constraints: similar to Italian
Sound Changes: n/a
Syllable Structure: [(C₁)(C₂)(C₃)]V(S)[(C₄)(C₅)]
Aspects: merged with tenses
note: reflexives and reciprocals are considered a form of grammatical voice.
Luciferianism and DemonolatryLet me preface this by saying I will cite as many sources of everything I am saying that I can at the end of this, and the only reason why I am writing this NOW of all times is because for some weird reason, one very reliable source of information is down and that makes me really spiritually nervous. Also, I know a lot of people have been curious, and in all honesty... I think a lot of people give a false impression of what it even means to be either of the things I spiritually identify as? So I just thought I'd do this.
I'm typing all of this up to ease my mind, and I guess if anyone asks in the future, I have something to point them to next time.
Because the thing is, sometimes when people ask me what I believe in I get really flustered because it takes a lot of explaining. And sometimes, I'm not even sure if I'm willing to share everything that I've learned because a part of my spiritual belief is that Knowledge is scared to the individual.
Socially, it's also hard when relig
skongen quantifiers + examples..There are a lot of dogs.
Där mina hunda.
[Dær mi:na: hu:nda:]
There are more dogs here in Eldwick.
Hår där mär hunda im Eldwick.
[Hoʊr dær mær hu:nda: i:m EldwIk.]
Jericho has the most dogs.
Jericho hetts der måk hunda/måk hundar.
[dʒeəʳIkoʊ hets deəʳ moʊk hu:nda:/moʊk hu:nda:r]
Aubrey's grandma had a few cats.
Aubreys eldröða hads fju keatta.
[ɔ:bri:s eldrʌða: ha:ds fju: kætta:]
There are fewer cats in Caldwell.
Där fur keatta i Caldwell.
[Dær fu:r kætta: i: Cɔ:ldwel]
We saw the least cats there.
Thier vie sid fjöst keattar.
[ðɪəʳ vi: sId fjʌst kætta:r]
Skongen superlatives(?) + conjugationdark: dark
darkest: darkit, darket
less dark: darkur
least dark: darköst
less light: litur
least light: litöst
less clear: lour
least clear: lóst
less foggy: foklur
least foggy: foklöt
My thoughts...Citizens are idiots... They clearly do not know when they are being manipulated, poisoned, or believing in something that is rather unlikely or not true...
The gouvernment is a hypocrite... They are not our future hope. Therefore they shall not be relied on... For there, they are just as corrupted like any other fool on this planet...
The media is stupid... They will never know what true beauty, nor art is, even if it hits them in their puny-minded cerebral cortex.... Therefore, I despise them and their stupid merchandise, or any other worthless junk they had to offer...
Bullies are ultimately useless... I do not care what the school says about "everyone being special", they will always be as stupid, corrupted, and as ultimately useless as every single idiot that populates this entire planet... They've proven themselves to be weak-minded. Therefore, they do not deserve to live...
Never Enough (body Image)Perfection is Not Enough
In today’s culture, being attractive seems like a full time obsession. Body image is always emphasized in many aspects of the environment. The way people feel about themselves and what others see in their body is not permanent and it is receptive to change by the environmental influence. Evident is that one’s body still needs improvement. In fact, it is a “widespread preoccupation”(Brown University; Body Image). This focus on appearance in the American culture is encouraged and with that, comes the effects of negative body image. Influence can come from the artificial environment. What we see, read, watch, and hear tend to have a negative effect on people’s perceived body image. These environmental factors can make men and women feel self-conscious about themselves because they want to conform to what mainstream culture defines as handsome or beautiful.
America is a country that reveres p
Red Hair GeneticsTraits of hair color are as follows:
BBRR (Black or Dark Brown Hair)
BbRR (Medium Brown Hair)
bbRR (Light Brown or Blond Hair)
BBRr (In men: Black or Dark Brown Hair with a Red Beard; In women: Black Hair with Red Highlights or Dark Auburn Hair)
BbRr (In men: Medium Brown Hair with a Red Beard; In women: Medium Auburn Hair)
bbRr (In men: Light Brown or Blond Hair with a Red Beard; In women: Light Auburn or Strawberry Blond Hair)
BBrr (Dark Red Hair)
Bbrr (Medium Red Hair)
bbrr (Light Red Hair)
This is how red hair is passed from one generation to the next.
The Rise of the Idiots!"Rise!
We can do!
We can shine!
No matter how things are!
We are born to change the world!
We will rise!
And never back down!
We are humans!"
How about you shut your mouth! The only reason you say this kind of stupidity is because you do not want your "precious society" to fall down.
T'is already too late...
The world is plagued with the minds of the idiots that are believe to be heroes, such as the gouvernment...
The world is already plunging towards to an oblivion crisis of world Stupidity...
This world is doomed to be consumed by the many foul and moronic aspects in this life...
This world has already been sunken into the many depths of Eternal Blindness....
Many people have failed to see the real truths of this world...
I, for one, can list all sorts of falsehood constructed in this very lands...
This planet is dominated by Idiots...
Therefore, there is no hope in the future, except ever-lasting stupidity...
Liberty. Freedom. America.
Every candidate in every political party will use those words, trying to make you believe that their party is the patriotic choice (and therefore the only choice).
I will not.
I will not tell you that, if you are a true American, our party is the only option. I will not say that a vote for me is a vote for George Washington, or Abraham Lincoln, or Chuck Norris. I will definitely not state that to vote for my opponents is to vote for Communists or Nazis. I will not say any of that, however true it may be.
I will, however, tell you what a vote for me does mean.
It means minimum taxes and maximum protection of your privacy.
It means minimum gun control regulations and maximum liberty.
It means a free market for business. It means letting states try out education ideas and not forcing the federal government's ridiculous tests on all kids. It means protecting doctors from lawsuits when they were just trying to save a life.
The poster you see here says that
Short PoemHer eyes return my gaze,
A gentle “Hello” at first glance.
Those chocolate brown coloured eyes,
So full of love and compassion.
Without a sound from my lips,
A solitary cry escapes.
Her serene marble-like stare,
cross our paths
for their effects
every poem begins with sometimes
every dream begins with maybe
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