There’s a relatively long tradition, in the field of data visualization, of tracking the way we swear. This makes sense. Not only is it fun to track, but cursing is also conveniently specific as a data set; you’ve got your f-bombs and your double hockey sticks and your bodily functions, and, factoring in their permutations, you’re good to go. Plus, you don’t need much sophisticated sentiment analysis to ensure that your data are accurate: An f-bomb is pretty much an f-bomb, regardless of the contextual subtleties. As a result of all this, we, the public, get treated to sweary heat maps. And more sweary heat maps. And sweary interactive maps. There’s just something about big data and sailor-cursing that complement each other—like peanut butter and mothereffing jelly.
Traditionally, those maps are based on text—on swears that are typed into Facebook or, even more publicly, Twitter. Making a map of the sweariest states requires simply gathering geocoded posts, isolating the swears, and going from there.
This is an enormous chain and I’m sorry, but I need to say this:
The laws in the Old Testament were set forth by god as the rules the Hebrews needed to follow in order to be righteous, to atone for the sin of Adam and Eve and to be able to get into Heaven. That is also why they were required to make sacrifices, because it was part of the appeasement for Original Sin.
According to Christian theology, when Jesus came from Heaven, it was for the express purpose of sacrificing himself on the cross so that our sins may be forgiven. His sacrifice was supposed to be the ultimate act that would free us from the former laws and regulations and allow us to enter Heaven by acting in his image. That is why he said “it is finished” when he died on the cross. That is why Christians don’t have to circumcise their sons (god’s covenant with Jacob), that is why they don’t have to perform animal sacrifice, or grow out their forelocks, or follow any of the other laws of Leviticus.
When you quote Leviticus as god’s law and say they are rules we must follow because they are what god or Jesus wants us to do, what you are really saying, as a Christian, is that Christ’s sacrifice on the cross was invalid. He died in vain because you believe we are still beholden to the old laws. That is what you, a self-professed good Christian, are saying to your god and his son, that their plan for your salvation wasn’t good enough for you.
So maybe actually read the thing before you start quoting it, because the implications of your actions go a lot deeper than you think.
OH MY GOD THANK YOU I HAVE BEEN SAYING THIS FOR SO LONG AND I AM SO GLAD THAT SOMEONE ELSE SAID IT AS WELL.
As a 17 year veteran Christian I can FINALLY say: There you go. This is why gay rights should not be an issue, you uneducated swines. By forgetting the messages of the new testament you’re insulting what I and you hold sacred.
Have you ever just gotten naked, and then you realize that you have to be some where, but putting your clothes on is too much effort, so you just kinda don’t care and want to go out naked. Nothing sexual, just free nakedness.
Tumblr in a nutshell.
I don’t hate Homestuck, or some of its fans. But I am just really sick of Home stuck fans thinking that it is the self proclaimed king fandom of the internet.
M: So I got the new pokemon game with K today right. I preordred from Hastings so I got it first bc it opens first. After that we went to insert popular store here to get hers and outside there were a bunch of dude people waiting outside. We talked to some of them because…
HE SAID THIS TO OUR FACES!!!
For those of you who don’t know I AM NATIVE AMERICAN! HE had the BAWLZ to say he was part of the most discriminated people in America!
Oh! And did I mention we were the only people with ovaries at this event.