Are we a lost generation of our people?
Add us to equations but they’ll never make us equal.
She who writes the movie owns the script and the sequel.
So why ain’t the stealing of my rights made illegal?
They keep us underground working hard for the greedy,
But when it’s time pay they turn around and call us needy.March to the streets ‘cause I’m willing and I’m able.
Categorize me, I defy every label.
And while you’re selling dope, we’re gonna keep selling hope.
We rising up now, you gotta deal you gotta cope.
Will you be electric sheep?
Electric ladies, will you sleep?
Or will you preach? (x)
Mary keeps it fresh, keeps it sunnah, and keeps it punk rock. She wears matte-black hijabs, kills at slam poetry, and breaks from handing out pamphlets on intersectional feminism and its place in the Kingdom of God to perform salat. James and John hover protectively around her as she prostrates herself in midday prayer, and then they step back when she climbs up on her orange crate to unleash her message of radical love to the masses. Peter may be Yeshua’s right hand and Judas his ever-loyal foil, but Mary is as good as his sister. They say he cast seven demons out of her once; on the subway ride from downtown to the boroughs; but neither of them are telling. Either way, they are inseparable and she sits at his feet when he teaches in the street and stands ram-rod straight at his side during rallies. Mary has a spirit bountiful in compassion, a hunger for holiness, and a heart the bleeds for the downtrodden and the apostles love her for it. They need her maternal warmth and biting wit and ability to chastise Yeshua out of those withdrawn moody spells he gets himself into. She is their strength; painting her nails with halal polish at dinner and bringing home skinny crustpunks for bread and blessings. And no one would dare speak a word against her…Well, Peter did once; hissing something in a jealous moment about her treacherous femininity and untrustworthy religion. Yeshua may have spent the next two days in penitence but that didn’t stop him from giving Peter a black eye. Mary laughed when she heard about it, bought them a round of beers and insisted that Yeshua stop punishing himself. “Everybody gets heated sometimes,” she said. “Even prophet boys with slow tempers. Maybe that’s why I’m here. To remind you that it’s alright to be human sometimes.’
Fucking hell, I never knew this existed. But I am so glad it does. *_______* (Reinterpretations of Biblical mythology are some of my favourite things. Even better when they’re about Mary Magdalene.)
If anyone slaps you on the right cheek, turn to them the other cheek also
This specifically refers to a hand striking the side of a person’s face, tells quite a different story when placed in it’s proper historical context. In Jesus’s time, striking someone of a lower class ( a servant) with the back of the hand was used to assert authority and dominance. If the persecuted person “turned the other cheek,” the discipliner was faced with a dilemma. The left hand was used for unclean purposes, so a back-hand strike on the opposite cheek would not be performed. Another alternative would be a slap with the open hand as a challenge or to punch the person, but this was seen as a statement of equality. Thus, by turning the other cheek the persecuted was in effect putting an end to the behavior or if the slapping continued the person would lawfully be deemed equal and have to be released as a servant/slave.
THAT makes a lot more sense, now, thank you.
we’re doing this rn in theology class but im gonna be That Person and ask for a source because this sounds legit but if im gonna talk about this im gonna need to cite something
ok found a few sources for this actually so Yes this seems like a solid reading of the quote
http://www.ualberta.ca/~cbidwell/DCAS/third.htm (about a third of the way down)
I need someone to preach this. I’ll have to use it in some spoken word at church.
Jesus said slap that hoe back.
Yay, sources! I heard this a while ago but didn’t have any evidence to go on. I’m so glad. That passage isn’t about being nice to your oppressors, turning the other cheek isn’t an act of passivity. It’s about turning the tables and taking back dignity. It’s about shaming those who would oppress. People don’t seem to get that Jesus wasn’t a ‘bear your yoke quietly’ kind of guy. He was an agitator and a radical, and these kind of readings inspire me so much to fight, not just people on the street but people in the church who would have us accept their toxic teachings and ask for more.
Yeah, shit like this? Just proves how much those in power deliberately warp shit to their benefit. They twist any sort of resistance to the status quo to be utterly useless and then sneak it into everything as subtle propaganda. Like how “violence is never the answer” and “an eye for an eye leaves the whole world blind” are the twisted versions that deprive folks of justice. No revolution was truly 100% bloodless, tho history can be rewritten to erase that fact, or skew it to serve as fear-mongering bullshit.
There’s also Matthew 5:38-42 about walking the extra mile for others, which I enjoy immensely. People read this and interpret it as being generous and loving to everyone you meet, but really it boiled down to another Fuck You to the Roman empire. Roman soldier could force the conquered/non-citizens to carry their junk for a mile. From what I remember, the point of the law was to rub it in the face of non-citizens that they were a conquered nation? But by law, Roman soldiers were only allowed to force someone to carry their junk for one mile (the restriction existed bc they’d been abusing it and forcing people to carry their junk for a full day or something ridiculous) and to force someone to carry their junk further had stiff penalties.
Hence, Fuck You. It was a brazen display of nonviolent protest bc it basically said I’ll Follow Your Law, But You Don’t Own Me. Nonviolent protest by shaming the oppressor for their barbarity.
Like, Jesus was crucified, one of the most humiliating forms of public execution at the time, for a reason.
(as for sources, apparently Marc Borgus’s Jesus: Uncovering the Life, Teachings, and Relevance of a Religious Revolutionary is a good source??? I don’t know, man. I’m just remembering from the last time I went to church bc all the stuff popping up on google just ended up being the bland platitudes that “going the extra mile” and “turning the extra cheek” were turned into. Plus I no longer have access to JSTOR or all that junk )……:)
making a to-do list for tomorrow and 80% of it has to do with my being a filthy shit
What you do not see is the next frame, where Fandral attempts to reclaim her food from Volstagg, but it just ends with both of them intensely making out.
Hogun is fifty fucking shades of done with both of them.
Photography by the amazing gryfeathr who spoils us so
Volstagg - Me!
Fandral - Soltian!
Hogun - Kat!