Seeing friends you don’t know quite so well as you will when you say goodbye to them in two weeks. It turns into summer camp on wheels. Without the prepared meals and bunk beds. Bunk beds would rule.
The stresses of shoving all your necessary belongings into two vehicles and driving to a place you’ve never been trying to not think about dying on the way there. Trusting your friends to get you where you’re going.
Knowing where you’re headed is into the arms of strangers who may just change your life forever and friends who already have.
We ate 36 tacos using the hood of my car as a table and listened to a one man Slip Knot cover band (he was a drummer, no tracks included) play for 20 minutes. Some of our friends from Decatur came to the show. They’re really darling. And by darling I mean they remind me of little brothers and home and being held up, not on some pedestal, but supported like only friends do.
We’re driving to Nashville after the show to sleep in a basement of a girl who we met three years ago doing the same thing.
When I see you call one of my girls, who’s also your girlfriend, a “whore” over message chat, as if that’s funny, and then listen to you disrespect not only her but also me over video chat all in the same three minute time frame…
I’m gonna call you out.
You can pretty much count on it,
THEORY is not fact. It is a hypothesis based on a lot of speculation as to what exactly happened at the beginning of a species, time, matter, what-so-ever you choose. The Miriam Webster Dictionary’s definition no. 3 states theory “is a working hypothesis that is considered probable based on experimental evidence or factual or conceptual analysis and is accepted as a basis for experimentation”. It is not proven to be factual, it is not solidified. It is a PROBABLE option based off of facts. In this light, the difference between Creation and Macro Evolution takes a lot of faith in either direction, because in the end, its a mystery. There is evidence for both, as well as a lot of “How the HECK?”. Your theory is the foundation on which your opinion is built. Some people have been convinced more in one way or another. They’re going to believe whatever was louder.
Scientific theories are the most reliable, rigorous, and comprehensive form of scientific knowledge. This is significantly different from the word "theory" in common usage, which implies that something is unproven or speculative.
Agreed. I wasn’t trying to say that theories aren’t foundational or necessary, but by default they aren’t without hang-ups or mysteries and that needs to be understood. My post concerns the fact that people get hell bent on proving things about one issue or another, and end up arrogant and stubborn and unyielding because they subscribe to a camp. We live in a place where there is so much information out there that you can prove almost anything, and I’m not here to argue which is right or wrong. But people believe what they think to have significant proof. Its true. And my point is that you can only prove so much.
Beloved, do not be surprised at the fiery trial when it comes upon you to test you, as though something strange were happening to you. But rejoice insofar as you share Christ’s sufferings, that you may also rejoice and be glad when his glory is revealed.
So I went on to the thrift store a bit earlier than I thought I would initially. I arrived to find out that it opens ten minutes later and I am now here before the crazy people. I guess that makes me one of them.
Also, I told my sweet husband I didn’t really want to spend more than $5, just because its freaking half-off day, to which he replied “You can spend ten if you like.”
“I remember sitting outside a Buddhist temple in Indonesia. Men and women filled the elaborate, colorful temple grounds, where they daily performed their religious rituals. Meanwhile, I was engaged in a conversation with a Buddhist leader and a Muslim leader in this particular community. They were discussing how all religions are fundamentally the same and only superficially different. “We may have different views about small issues,” one of them said, “but when it comes down to essential issues, each of our religions is the same.”
I listened for a while, and then they asked me what I thought. I said, “It sounds as though you both picture God (or whatever you call god) at the top of the mountain, and I may take one route up the mountain, you may take another, and in the end we will all end up in the same place.”
They smiled as I spoke. Happily they replied, “Exactly! You understand!”
Then I leaned in and said, “Now let me ask you a question. What would you think if I told you that the God at the top of the mountain actually came down to where we are? What would you think if I told you that God doesn’t wait for people to find their way to him, but instead he comes to us?”
They thought for a moment and then responded, “That would be great.”
I replied, “Let me introduce you to Jesus.”—“Radical” by David Platt (via lovegod-lovepeople-lovelife)
(August 20, 2012) - “Thrice in concert, on this tour more than ever, was a career on display,” stated Billboard Magazine about the recently completed farewell tour undertaken by Southern California’s THRICE. The Orange County-based four-piece announced a hiatus last fall after 13 years…
“And I just wanna get mugged at knifepoint to get cut enough to wake me up, cause I know that I don’t wanna die, sitting around watching my life go by. And what we take from this is what we’ll get. And we haven’t quite figured it out just yet, cause all of us are all too stuck, strapped to a chair watching our lives blow up. Stuck watching our lives blow up.”—Relient K (via heyspeedy)