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awgusteen I will concede this one, but if you want to maintain your victory, I must advise we don’t drag my wife into this.

awgusteen I will concede this one, but if you want to maintain your victory, I must advise we don’t drag my wife into this.

awgusteen I’ve been in your state for like five years.

awgusteen I’ve been in your state for like five years.

I had to use the front-facing camera because every time she was able to see me point the regular camera at her she’d stop.

Me: Oh, Chris, I got yelled at when I showed up to that class yesterday.

Chris: Because you forgot the paper?

Me: No, I had that, but I took them in the wrong order.

Chris: Carlos did that, too.

Carlos: Yeah, they wouldn't even let me take it when I did that.

Me: Well, I'm white, so...

Carlos: There is that.

Chris: Wow, second day? We went there?

Carlos: Oh, that's odd? Are we not in America anymore?

Carol said that every time she sees my shirt, she thinks of How to Train Your Dragon.

Carol said that every time she sees my shirt, she thinks of How to Train Your Dragon.

My grandma never seemed to have regular syrup in her house (which I learned when I was, like, 27 wasn’t actually maple syrup either, but table syrup, which it turns out is different), so every time we slept over and she made pancakes or waffles or french toast or whatever, we used corn syrup on it.

anachronistic-vibrancy cringes every time I look at a bottle of corn syrup because of that story.

princeowl:

teabrittle:

princeowl:

why would you ever idolize cops when firefighters exist

yeah seriously have you ever heard of “corrupt firefighter” 

what would a ‘corrupt firefighter’ even be. he put out that fire with a little TOO much water. he was a little rough with the cat he rescued from a tree for a little old lady

In my hometown, when I was a kid, a firefighter was arrested because it turned out that he was setting houses on fire, then showing up in uniform to put out the blaze in a heroic manner and getting a ton of praise for it.

But I mean, I’m sure it was just the one guy.

liveasloved Looks like SOMEBODY thinks they’re fancy. If it helps, we ended up going with Hostess (ho hos, baby), anyway.

oatmealpotato Star crunch are probably tied with nutty bars as my favorite, followed closely by swiss cake rolls, cosmic brownies, and strawberry shortcake rolls. I haven’t really tried cloud cakes, and most of the rest I can take or leave.

liveasloved Looks like SOMEBODY thinks they’re fancy. If it helps, we ended up going with Hostess (ho hos, baby), anyway.

oatmealpotato Star crunch are probably tied with nutty bars as my favorite, followed closely by swiss cake rolls, cosmic brownies, and strawberry shortcake rolls. I haven’t really tried cloud cakes, and most of the rest I can take or leave.

Before the wall of Little Debbie

Me: Ooo, there's nutty bars, or swiss cake rolls, or fancy cakes, they're like zebra cakes.

Carol: I don't like zebra cakes, the frosting leaves a weird film in my mouth.

Me: Okay. Star crunch? Oh, oatmeal cream pies! Those are healthy.

Carol: I don't like THEY ARE NOT HEALTHY.

babyspeight:

restlesslochness:

natnovna:

"obama is fuckin up"

true 

"should have voted for the other guy"

FALSE 

No. We should have voted for the other guy you twats. Were all fucking doomed now.

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This past election was the first time I felt that sitting out would be better than literally anything else I could’ve done.

Carol has decided to grill dinner tonight. She did not decide to get her picture taken.

Carol has decided to grill dinner tonight. She did not decide to get her picture taken.

http://joshuadparker.tumblr.com/post/96022075368/im-asking-this-sincerely-and-as-an-outsider

joshuadparker:

I’m asking this sincerely and as an outsider, since I’m somewhat new to Southern Baptist culture. Is it a common thing to delineate the other as a liberal, no matter the means by which they are other? Or is that a weird thing that only happens in seminary? I mean, the professors and some of the…

Eh…yes and no.

It is common, but there are varying views on what constitutes something as ‘other’. There is this notion that every mistaken view of the world in the west, no matter what the topic is, traces back to the rise of liberal theology and a perceived failure to take the scriptures seriously. Addressing this could be an entire conversation of its own, and I’m sure you don’t need me to point out the key issues.

Regardless, once you have that idea in place, the only real question is what views are mistaken. This is where it gets noticeably more hairy. Because, as I hinted at in my post about the SBC’s official stance on war, not everyone in the SBC actually even agrees with each other or the unifying documents. So, for the more extreme branches, like the churches that ban dancing outright and go KJV-only, everyone who doesn’t line up with them word-for-word is the ‘other’. However, another part of the denomination may simply consider all the Baptist denominations as their camp, and everything else as ‘other’, still others may include non-denominational churches with similar views as sufficiently Baptist, while still others (including the churches I mostly work with in western Mass) hold more along the lines that there are really very few essential doctrines and everything else can be discussed and, sometimes, openly disagreed upon. The severity of one’s insular view tends to directly impact their willingness to throw ‘liberal’ around as an insult.

The thing with Baptist seminaries, though, is that they require affiliation with local Baptist churches. The less severe ones are also less likely to demand that things be done their way - as a result, the seminaries must cater to the most insular Baptist churches in their immediate area. This often makes the rules, staff, and culture on campus noticeably more strict than the average local church, which also makes many of the problem you’ve been posting about much more visible.