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banshelydia:

perfectly-modest:

Islamic headscarf 101.

this is really important because I didn’t realize there was a difference and other people should know this 

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of-cannibals-and-kings:

zemedelphos:

vagabondaesthetics:

thefemaletyrant:


generalbriefing:


So….I totally never thought about this. I’m sure very few of you have. I don’t know about you, but I’m a bit disturbed…


Wow. Food for thought. I’m sure there’s an answer though.


Their names were translated/Anglicized after going from Greek to English.
The names of the Apostles are of Greek, Aramaic and Hebrew origins. The Hebrew, Aramaic and “Greek” named Apostles were:  Shim’on = Simon (Hebrew origin).  Y’hochanan = John (Hebrew origin).  Mattithyahu = Matthew (Hebrew origin).  Ya’aqov = James (Hebrew origin meaning Jacob).  Bar-Tôlmay = Bartholomew (Aramaic, which is related to Hebrew).  Judah = Jude / Saint Jude (not to be confused with Judas Iscariot, Hebrew origin).  Yehuda = Judas Iscariot (Hebrew origin, Betrayed Yeshua/Yehosua the Messiah).  Cephas / Kephas = Peter (Hebrew / Aramaic origin meaning “Rock”).  Tau’ma = Thomas (Aramaic origin).  Andrew = Andrew (Greek origin. Is the brother of Cephas / Kephas).  Phillip = Phillip (Greek origin).  You will note that there are only 11 names, that is because there were 2 Apostles named Ya’aqov (James), which brings the total to 12 apostles.
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To expand on this, Jesus’s name is Anglicized in this way as well. We get Jesus from the Latin form of the Greek “Ἰησοῦς”(Iēsous), which is derived from the Herbrew “ישוע”(Yeshu’a, which meant “YHWH is Salvaion”, YHWH, or Yahweh being the name of God). When another form of that name, ” יְהוֹשֻׁעַ”(Yeoshu’a) was allowed to Anglicize through a different set of corruptions, it entered the English Language through Reformist Protestants as the name “Joshua”.Yes. Jesus’s actual name is Joshua.

Josh Christ

of-cannibals-and-kings:

zemedelphos:

vagabondaesthetics:

thefemaletyrant:

generalbriefing:

So….I totally never thought about this. I’m sure very few of you have. I don’t know about you, but I’m a bit disturbed…

Wow. Food for thought. I’m sure there’s an answer though.

Their names were translated/Anglicized after going from Greek to English.

The names of the Apostles are of Greek, Aramaic and Hebrew origins. The Hebrew, Aramaic and “Greek” named Apostles were:

Shim’on = Simon (Hebrew origin).

Y’hochanan = John (Hebrew origin).

Mattithyahu = Matthew (Hebrew origin).

Ya’aqov = James (Hebrew origin meaning Jacob).

Bar-Tôlmay = Bartholomew (Aramaic, which is related to Hebrew).

Judah = Jude / Saint Jude (not to be confused with Judas Iscariot, Hebrew origin).

Yehuda = Judas Iscariot (Hebrew origin, Betrayed Yeshua/Yehosua the Messiah).

Cephas / Kephas = Peter (Hebrew / Aramaic origin meaning “Rock”).

Tau’ma = Thomas (Aramaic origin).

Andrew = Andrew (Greek origin. Is the brother of Cephas / Kephas).

Phillip = Phillip (Greek origin).

You will note that there are only 11 names, that is because there were 2 Apostles named Ya’aqov (James), which brings the total to 12 apostles.

Link 

To expand on this, Jesus’s name is Anglicized in this way as well. We get Jesus from the Latin form of the Greek “Ἰησοῦς”(Iēsous), which is derived from the Herbrew “ישוע”(Yeshu’a, which meant “YHWH is Salvaion”, YHWH, or Yahweh being the name of God). When another form of that name, ” יְהוֹשֻׁעַ”(Yeoshu’a) was allowed to Anglicize through a different set of corruptions, it entered the English Language through Reformist Protestants as the name “Joshua”.

Yes. Jesus’s actual name is Joshua.

Josh Christ

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In Montana, a gay couple who have been together for more than three decades have been told that they’re no longer really welcome in the Catholic parish where they’ve been worshiping together for 11 years.

This happened last month, in the town of Lewistown. By all accounts, these two men, one of them 73, the other 66, had done no one any harm. They hadn’t picked a fight. Hadn’t caused any particular stir. Simply went to Mass, same as always. Prayed. Sang in the church choir, where they were beloved mainstays.

There was only this: In May of last year, without any fanfare, the men had traveled to Seattle, where they had met and lived for many years, to get married. And while they didn’t do anything after to publicize the civil ceremony, word eventually leaked out.

So in early August, a 27-year-old priest who had just begun working at the parish summoned them to a meeting, according to local news reports. And at that meeting, he told them that they could no longer be choir members, perform any other roles like that or, for that matter, receive communion.

If they wanted those privileges restored, there was indeed a remedy, which the priest and other church officials spelled out for them over subsequent conversations. They would have to divorce. They would have to stop living together. And they would have to sign a statement that marriage exists only between a man and a woman.

Translation: Renounce a love fortified over 30 years. Unravel your lives. And affirm that you’re a lesser class of people, barred from the rituals in which others blithely participate.

With those little tweaks, the body of Christ can again be yours.

'I Do' Means You're Done | Frank Bruni for the New York Times (via gaywrites)

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a-distant-stranger:

 

Spoken Word - Domestic Violence 

The Prophet (peace be upon him) said: “The strong man is not the one who can throw another down. The strong man is the one who can keep hold of himself when he is angry.”

Sahîh al-Bukhârî and Sahîh Muslim 

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vantwinblade:

owlmylove:

therewerestarsintheireyes:

so this housewife decided to rewrite the harry potter series into christian books so that her kids wont be reading about witchcraft and i just cant eveN BREATHE BC THIS IS SO HYSTERICAL

read it here:

Hogwarts School of Prayer and Miracles

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Dear god I hate these assholes.

only a troll would come up with something like this

solitarelee:

notyourexrotic:

kitten-pants:

tinasus:

notyourexrotic:

HP Goblet of Fire Headcanon: Beauxbatons was primarily a Muslim wizarding school.

(photo from livesandliesofwizards, which was the first thing I thought of when I ran into this passage while rereading the Harry Potter books)

(and yes I know the horses drink whisky, which is not exactly halal, sshhh)

Its was french. It s
Was so clearly french.

Literally French. …….

….
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Because French Muslims do not exist and no Muslims ever speak French and Muslim schools don’t exist in France and if they do they must be really shitty and there are no key Muslim educators in France at all and there’s never been any history of Islamic culture and politics in the Pottermore-confirmed Pyreenes, nooooooo, it is très impossible! Astagfirrulah!

except…NO.

learn some fuckin’ social studies and history and current affairs, people.

White French people do not have a history of wearing head scarves (unlike some European cultures that do), and in fact are actively currently super against head scarves in general and Muslim head coverings in specific, going so far as to make them illegal. So I think it’s fairly safe to say that with the “robes” and “olive skin” and “head scarves” that assuming at least a goodly portion of Beauxbatons was at least based on Muslim culture if not outright intended to BE Muslim. 

What struck me most forcefully when I started reporting on the Quiverfull and homeschooling movements was how seriously they took the threat of feminism. They wrote a library of books instructing conservative evangelical women that women’s equality was a slippery slope, and that accepting careers or family planning led directly to divorce, abortion, child abuse, and gay marriage.

This first struck me as an almost hysterical overreach, but I came to see it as something else: Christian conservatives acknowledging feminism’s revolutionary potential, taking it far more seriously than did mainstream society. And that’s something else Faludi diagnosed early on. While the 1980s media raced to declare feminism’s obsolescence — a “fringe” issue and “sideshow” to the New Right’s more serious policy objectives — “the players in the right ­wing fundamentalist drama knew better,” as Faludi writes. “For them, public punishment of autonomous feminist women was no less than the main event.”

xhobbledehoyx:

yasboogie:

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.

-waits for white people to flip shit-

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…ISIL speaks for no religion. Their victims are overwhelmingly Muslim, and no faith teaches people to massacre innocents. No just God would stand for what they did yesterday and what they do every single day.
President Obama’s remarks on the beheading of journalist James Foley. (via pourqua)

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returnofthejudai:

Anti-Zionists should just call themselves anti-Israel. Israel is a political entity with specific policies. Zionism is the belief that there should be a Jewish homeland. They are not the same thing. To be against Israel is to be against a specific state. To be against Zionism is to be against ANY Jewish state, founded anywhere under any circumstances. The use of the term “Zionist” to mean “Supporter of Israel” or to say “Zionism” when you mean Israel carries much different connotations than many well-meaning pro-Palestine gentiles might intend. Here are a few things critics of Israel have said and how the message gets garbled by their misunderstanding of the meaning of Zionism.

Gentile Israel Critic Says: Zionism is Racism.

Jew Hears: The belief that we should have our own state is inherently racist.

Jew Thinks: Are all nationalisms racist or just ours? If it’s just ours this person sounds awfully anti-semitic.

Gentile Israel Critic Says: Anti-Zionism isn’t anti-semitism

Jew Hears: The belief that Jews shouldn’t have their own state isn’t anti-semitic.

Jew Thinks: Do you have that being anti-America doesn’t inherently mean hating Americans? I can understand the distinction, but you’re walking a fine line and you’re on notice.

Gentile Israel Critic Says: I refuse to be friends with Zionists.

Jew Hears: This person will not be friends with a person who thinks Jews should have a state.

Jew Thinks: So this person will only be my friend if I completely renounce all notions of a Jewish state in any form whether or not I believe the current state of Israel should even exist? And they think they’re not anti-semitic?

Gentile Israel Critic Says: Zionism is bad for Judaism.

Jew Hears: The belief that a Jewish state should exist is bad for the practice and survival of our religion. 

Jew Thinks: So having a country that will be explicitly Jewish is bad for our belief system in what way exactly? And who the hell are you to tell me what is good and bad for an ancient system of belief you don’t share?

Gentile Israel Critic Says: Zionism is settler colonialism.

Jew Hears: The belief that there should be a Jewish homeland inherently requires behaving like a colonial power.

Jew Thinks: So even if the Jews find a way to get a homeland that doesn’t involve displacing, exploiting or attacking an indigenous population you are still against it. 

Gentile Israel Critis Says: Anti-Zionist Jews are the only good Jews.

Jew Hears: The only good Jews are the ones that oppose the idea that we should have our own state.

Jew Thinks: So the only good Jew is one who believes that 2000 years of diaspora and being at the mercy of hostile populations who don’t full accept us was a good thing?

Gentile Isral Critic Says: Zionism = Nazism

Jew Hears: The belief that Jews should have our own homeland is identical to the political movement that murdered six million Jews.

Jew Thinks: Fuck you, you disgusting anti-semite.

Gentile Israel Critic Says: Dismantle Zionism

Jew Hears: Dismantle the dream of a Jewish homeland.

Jew Thinks: Wow. You must REALLY want us to suffer!

The selection of the term “Zionism” as the ideological battleground over Israel is fraught with problems. Theodore Herzl, the founder of Zionism considered countries other than Palestine as a potential Jewish home. Uganda was seriously considered at one point. Yes, Israel was selected, but the movement was primarily driven by land purchases at first. The location of Israel was determined with certainty by the Balfour Declaration. There are other ways it could have played out. The fact that it played out as the current state of Israel means that anti-Zionists are against Israel, not the very idea that a Jewish homeland should exist. If someone is an anti-Nationalist, and they claim to be also anti-Zionist, I have wonder why they feel the need to make that distinction. Why are they singling out Jewish nationalism and not French nationalism or Chinese nationalism? 

The use of “Zionism” is an incredibly slippery slope. Your message’s intent and how it is received are misaligned. If you are against Israel, say you are against Israel. Otherwise you run the risk of implying that Jews deserve to be homeless guests in foreign lands.

Do you understand how this language could be profoundly alienating to even the most anti-Israel of Jews? And if you don’t, think long and hard about how much you want Jews to think that of all the people in the world, you are singling out the Jews as deserving to be homeless regardless of how a theoretical concept of Jewish nationalism plays out in reality. 

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spanishskulduggery:

It’s really weird trying to explain the differences between Catholicism and other branches of Christianity to people who aren’t religious because it ultimately ends up, “Well this is Catholic, this is Catholic classic, this is Catholic-lite, this is diet Catholic, this is new taste less calories not as popular Catholic, and this is I can’t believe it’s not Catholic.”

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'Are you a present?' the pine tree asked. 'Presents are pretty much the only thing allowed to sit beneath me during this time of year.'

The latke sighed. ‘Presents aren’t really a big part of Hanukah,’ it said in a voice hoarse from screaming. ‘There’s nothing wrong with giving gifts to loved ones, of course, but it’s more important to light the candles for eight consecutive nights, to commemorate the miracle in the temple and the miracle of victory even when you are thoroughly outnumbered, so you shouldn’t give up hope.’

'Plus, Santa Claus,' said the pine tree.

The latke was too exhausted to scream. ‘Santa Claus has nothing to do with it,’ the latke said. ‘Christmas and Hanukah are completely different things.’

‘But different things can often blend together,’ said the pine tree. ‘Let me tell you a funny story about pagan rituals.’

laughhard:

This is religion in a nut shell

(via theheroheart)

simhasanam:

China’s Hui Muslim women during Ramadan

The Muslim Hui are an ethnic minority granted significant autonomy and allowed to devoutly follow their religion in a region where Islam thrives. As part of a tradition dating back to the late 19th century and unique to China’s 10 million Hui Muslims, hundreds of female Imams lead all-female congregations in the women’s only mosques of northwest China. 

photographed by Kevin Frayer (x)

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medievalpoc:

sourcedumal:

note-a-bear:

ooooooh

OOOH LOOK AT THAT HISTORICAL ACCURACY THO

In which fantasy fiction with characters of color is subjected to the “historical accuracy” test and comes out on top once again…

(fyi this is the author of The Throne of the Crescent Moon, which has been featured for Fiction Week previously)

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