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cougardraven:

bespectacledsloth:


all-four-cheekbones:

facts-i-just-made-up:

Genetically Modified Berry compared to Organic Berry:
Note that the modified specimen is bloated to about 3 times the mass of the common berry. Advanced rot has set in prior to maturity and tests revealed 78% more lactic acid in the modified organism.
Upon contact with the modified berry, the picker’s hands exhibited a rash which is clearly visible on the fingers and should not be mistaken for juice stains acquired during picking. While the common berry, of course, has no ill effects on the skin, the modified organism had an effect similar to poison oak and swelling set in shortly after the photo was taken.  The discoloration and pain lasted approximately 12 hours with treatment including Neosporin and Syrup of Ipecac.
At 16 hours the specimen went missing and could not be monitored for decay rates.  While the common berry remained, the modified berry was spotted the next Tuesday at the corner of Wallace and 12th St. Having grown another meter and a half, the genetically modified berry murdered two prostitutes and became the target of a cross country manhunt. It was last seen on February 20th in Boulder, CO where it has joined with several bananas from the Monsanto corporation and stolen at least two shotguns from the Boulder Police Department.
A manifesto was released online suggesting that the berries intend to strike at our nurseries, killing our young and replacing them with further modified organisms which we will raise as our own. They also intend to “free their enslaved brothers” by treating common fruits and possibly vegetables with mutagens.
The head of the FDA could not be reached for comment as he has gone missing. Only a glass of unidentified red fluid was found in his office, labeled “Extra Pulp”.

#I am so glad I kept reading

The number of people that aren’t reading the whole thing and are hailing it as fact make me laugh harder than the actual story.


This did not go the way I expected it to, and I am so happy for that.

cougardraven:

bespectacledsloth:

all-four-cheekbones:

facts-i-just-made-up:

Genetically Modified Berry compared to Organic Berry:

Note that the modified specimen is bloated to about 3 times the mass of the common berry. Advanced rot has set in prior to maturity and tests revealed 78% more lactic acid in the modified organism.

Upon contact with the modified berry, the picker’s hands exhibited a rash which is clearly visible on the fingers and should not be mistaken for juice stains acquired during picking. While the common berry, of course, has no ill effects on the skin, the modified organism had an effect similar to poison oak and swelling set in shortly after the photo was taken.  The discoloration and pain lasted approximately 12 hours with treatment including Neosporin and Syrup of Ipecac.

At 16 hours the specimen went missing and could not be monitored for decay rates.  While the common berry remained, the modified berry was spotted the next Tuesday at the corner of Wallace and 12th St. Having grown another meter and a half, the genetically modified berry murdered two prostitutes and became the target of a cross country manhunt. It was last seen on February 20th in Boulder, CO where it has joined with several bananas from the Monsanto corporation and stolen at least two shotguns from the Boulder Police Department.

A manifesto was released online suggesting that the berries intend to strike at our nurseries, killing our young and replacing them with further modified organisms which we will raise as our own. They also intend to “free their enslaved brothers” by treating common fruits and possibly vegetables with mutagens.

The head of the FDA could not be reached for comment as he has gone missing. Only a glass of unidentified red fluid was found in his office, labeled “Extra Pulp”.

#I am so glad I kept reading

The number of people that aren’t reading the whole thing and are hailing it as fact make me laugh harder than the actual story.

This did not go the way I expected it to, and I am so happy for that.

“Everywhere that prostitution has been legalised/brothelised there has been a dramatic increase in both the legal and illegal sectors. In Australia, one year after legalisation, the illegal ‘sex industry’ had more than doubled (Sullivan & Jeffreys, CATW). In Amsterdam, children’s charities reported a 300% rise in child prostitution following legalisation (ChildRight). It is common business sense that traffickers and pimps will target countries where it will be easier for them to operate, where they can advertise freely and run no risk of criminalisation. And correspondingly, that countries which have outlawed the buying and selling of other human beings will be less attractive. This is the case in Sweden, where in 1999 a law was passed which decriminalised all those involved in prostitution and instead criminalized the buyers. At the same time the Government directed large sums of money into providing exit services, housing, education, legal advice, welfare and health care etc. This law is being credited with a reduction in child prostitution and trafficking and a decrease of over a third in the number of pimps operating brothels.”

Prostitution Is Violence Against Women
Labour Left Review, November 2007

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Answered prayers

I’ve made Christian unity a special prayer all lent for my friends and family, especially for the Church of Christ and this week 3 friends who used to be hostile to the Catholic Church have agreed to come with me to Easter Vigil. Thank you so much for your blessings Lord!

stephiedanger asked: Good Morning Father! I am new to the sacrament of reconciliation and I truly hope I don't sound prideful with this ? but I wondered if three Hail Marys isn't a strong enough penance when I just did 50 of them a half hour before... I understand that whatever the priest says goes and is sufficient and doesn't change how forgiven I am, but I just wondered if he goes easy on me because I'm a newbie and doesn't realize the extent of my private prayer life... Should I tell him somehow or not bother?

fatherangel:

Hello,

Priests go easy on penitents because it is not the priest’s job, or the penitent’s job, to “make up for all the bad” of the sins committed by giving you “the real penance you deserve.” Jesus our Lord is the One who has carried out the true penance for our sins. 

Confession takes some of the graces of that meritorious Passion and applies it to an individual soul. 

Then, later, your penance from the confession is a token of your sorrow and what you would like to do in order to respond with thanks to God. If it is too light for you, then by all means, continue the penance or enhance it as you choose. There is no rule that you can’t impose more penance on yourself. 

But don’t expect the priest to “dole out” what you really deserve, because Christ took care of that for you and the Church merely invites you to do penance according to what you believe is a proper response to such generous mercy of the Lord.

God bless and take care! Fr. Angel

Did Rick Moody intend to sound super-Christian just then?

She said: “If you had to weigh, underpain of long term torture and incarceration, the amount you love me in loaves of bread, how many loaves would it be?
“This old game,” I said, though the game was new. “If I must. Let’s see. More than a bread truck. Or factory bread. And if it were in bottles of wine, easily more than a cask, easily more than a wine cellar. My love would be counted in vineyards. And if it were measured in dark matter, more than ninety percent of the universe would it be, would be the love. And no scientist would be able to locate or recognize it, because it’s everywhere.”
- The Four Fingers of Death by Rick Moody


(Woah that last sentance!!)

“In keeping with the overall subjectivist trend of modern culture, art has become more and more a matter of ‘self-expression’, right up to the point where the contingent, the trivial and the base have all but monopolized the scene. A stage has been reached where much of art is plainly subversive-one needs but to recall those bizarre paintings of patently Freudian inspiration which could very well have originated within the walls of a lunatic asylum! The history of modern art teaches us that the merely human, cut off from spiritual tradition and the touch of transcendence, is unstable; it degenerates before long into the infrahuman and the absurd.”
— Wolfgang Smith, Cosmos and Transcendence (via zerogate)

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