Origen proclaimed: ‘We do not serve as soldiers even though the Emperor require it.’ The Eastern canons, known as the Egyptian Church Order, ruled: ‘If a catechumen or a believer wishes to become a soldier, let him be rejected for he has despised God.’ As late as the fourth century, when the West had gradually accepted the ideas of a “just” war and the legitimacy of military service, St Basil the Great taught that they who had shed blood in war should abstain from communion for three years.
— A Monk in the Eastern Church, Orthodox Spirituality: An Outline of the Orthodox Ascetical and Mystical Tradition (via audaciousadorablosity)
Listening to the Chip and Dale’s Rescue Rangers theme song in different languages over and over is way more annoying than it sounds. And it already sounds awful.
At what point does one begin up tolerate teenagers?
These days are long with waiting.
Also the universe is telling me I should have gone to bed an hour ago because someone in the neighborhood ran over a skunk and now I am awake for this smell.
Okay so my Facebook feed is blowing up about those skanky-girl-Obamacare ads and no one seems to be using their critical thinking skills and saying, hm, I wonder which organizations are affiliated with these advertisements.
HINT: It’s not the government.
So please un-bunch your panties and cope with the fact that nonprofit social and political organizations you don’t agree with or in any way compulsorily fund use their voluntarily donated funds to advertise a government program they support to people they think will be interested.
It’s not SCARY OBAMACARE (NOT AN ACTUAL GOVERNMENTAL ENTITY!!!) or the government or President Obama that is treating young women like licentious skeezegirls, it’s the Colorado Consumer Health Initiative, and Progress Now.
Praying the Akathist Hymn to the Inexhaustible Cup tonight. All-merciful Mother of our Lord and God, Jesus Christ, hear our prayer and deliver us from all ills, physical and emotional. Especially attend to your servants who suffer from this disease, so that they may not perish, but might be saved and thus sing to God: Alleluia. Alleluia. Alleluia.
Roommate has written bible verses on both our mirrors, presumably for her own edification (she’s Baptist) but I just got up to use the bathroom and was kind of like “oh”
I went to a Christian college and this was the worst. You’d think it’s obvious that scripture does not belong in the poop-room but one person’s obvious is not another person’s obvious. Obviously.
I was also going to try to take a nap but for some inexplicable reason my parents are listening to Hotel California very loudly.