Whosoever is delighted in solitude is either a wild beast or a god.
Aristotle, from Politicsa  (via natural-magics)

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sally mann photos, the top two being of her children, then one of her collodion landscapes and then a photo from the body farm. her shots effect me so deeply, they are haunting and yet so beautiful . 

zaccharine:

honestly my favorite thing ive ever made in photoshop is catloaf

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my graphic arts teacher hung it on the wall in the ga computer lab

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tastefullyoffensive:

More creations from French Girls, an iPhone app where people draw portraits based on selfies of others. [via]

Previously: Part One

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aestheticstateofmind:

I’m reblogging this again because I love the message behind it and I think it needs to be passed on.

My mother let us choose. My brother and I decided that religion just wasn’t for us. She reacted neutrally and we were not baptised, nor did we make our first holy communion.My sister chose religion. She woke my mum up every Said “its time to go to church”. She was baptised at 8 years old when she was able to do it for herself, read the relevant parts herself, and knew the choices she was making rather than it being made for her. And she was so happy. Religion should be a choice, and one that you are fully consenting and happy to make.She’s now 12 and she still has the cross that was a gift at her baptism above her bed, and still reads her little bible from time to time. She doesn’t attend church any more, because she doesn’t feel that church is necessary to have a god. I am an atheist, as I have stated. But I’m here for her if she ever wants to talk to me about her religion and all things associated.That is how religion should be. For everyone.

This is such a beautiful message.

equality-not-revenge:

lucifernix:

aestheticstateofmind:

I’m reblogging this again because I love the message behind it and I think it needs to be passed on.

My mother let us choose. My brother and I decided that religion just wasn’t for us. She reacted neutrally and we were not baptised, nor did we make our first holy communion.

My sister chose religion. She woke my mum up every Said “its time to go to church”. She was baptised at 8 years old when she was able to do it for herself, read the relevant parts herself, and knew the choices she was making rather than it being made for her. And she was so happy. Religion should be a choice, and one that you are fully consenting and happy to make.

She’s now 12 and she still has the cross that was a gift at her baptism above her bed, and still reads her little bible from time to time. She doesn’t attend church any more, because she doesn’t feel that church is necessary to have a god.

I am an atheist, as I have stated. But I’m here for her if she ever wants to talk to me about her religion and all things associated.

That is how religion should be. For everyone.

This is such a beautiful message.

(Source: gypsymoonsister)

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pardeemonster:

Happy Batman Day, from ZEROFRIENDS Booth # 5502 at Comic Con.

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pbsthisdayinhistory:

July 21, 1925: Scopes Found Guilty in “Monkey Trial”
On this day in 1925, a Tennessee high school science teacher, John Thomas Scopes, was found guilty for allegedly teaching evolution, which violated Tennessee state law. The Scopes Trial, known as the “Monkey Trial,” lasted only a week, but ignited conversation and debate over whether to teach Creation or Evolution in the classroom. 
The court acquitted Scopes on a technicality but upheld the constitutionality of the state law which was eventually overturned in 1967.
Explore American Experience’s timeline of the Scopes “Monkey” Trial to learn more.
Image:  John Thomas Scopes, Library of Congress.

pbsthisdayinhistory:

July 21, 1925: Scopes Found Guilty in “Monkey Trial”

On this day in 1925, a Tennessee high school science teacher, John Thomas Scopes, was found guilty for allegedly teaching evolution, which violated Tennessee state law. The Scopes Trial, known as the “Monkey Trial,” lasted only a week, but ignited conversation and debate over whether to teach Creation or Evolution in the classroom.

The court acquitted Scopes on a technicality but upheld the constitutionality of the state law which was eventually overturned in 1967.

Explore American Experience’s timeline of the Scopes “Monkey” Trial to learn more.

Image:  John Thomas Scopes, Library of Congress.

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