Link 18 Aug 14 notes Christians report Robin Williams is in hell»

See, this is part of why I said goodbye to religion. I know, obviously, that not all religious people are this horrible, but there is a pretty good chunk of Christians (and Muslims, too) saying that Robin Williams is in hell, and reasons range from, ‘he committed suicide’ to ‘he told obscene jokes’, and ‘he was an addict’. Suicide-as-sin is written into a lot of dogmas, which is bad enough, but the truly disgusting, disturbing thing is the fact that anyone would literally take actual glee from the thought of someone suffering torture for eternity, no matter what ‘sins’ they committed.

Yes, it’s sad when someone takes their own life - it’s hard for the people who loved them, but the idea that it is a sin, or even that it is selfish, is infuriating. Mr. Williams was very highly suspected to have Bipolar I Disorder, which would probably account for his seemingly manic performances, and then sudden slumps into alcoholism, to say nothing of his struggles with depression. On top of that, he was in the early stages of Parkinson’s when he died. Imagine being a very animated comedian and an actor - that is not just a career, but a passion - and being told that your muscles will stiffen, and you’ll begin trembling, and probably lose control of your speech as well. It would be absolutely devastating, and that would be putting it lightly.

I suffer from Bipolar II Disorder, so I have not experienced Mr. Williams’ dramatic swings from mania to depression, but I have experienced long periods of depression with seemingly no relief in sight. That was hard enough. Given my love of reading, writing, and art, I can only imagine how difficult it would be for me to handle a diagnosis of macular degeneration, or similar progressive blindness or some sort of neurodegenerative disorder.

The point is, Robin Williams increasingly suffered for a very long time, while selflessly giving laughter and joy to moviegoers, comedy club crowds, our troops, and even a cancer-stricken girl who contacted Make-A-Wish and wanted to meet him. He was very generous in life, and the fact that anyone would happily (or even regretfully) say that he should suffer in death as well is appalling to me, as it should be to any compassionate person.

Added Note:

Ugh… someone going on in the ‘Robin Williams is Going to Hell’ comments about how life has no meaning without heaven or hell…

There is meaning in life without heaven or hell. I have no idea if there is an afterlife of any kind, and I don’t profess to, but if anything, no ‘life after death’ would make our mortal lives even more meaningful. Instead of devoting ourselves to primitive rituals, controlling dogmas, and worshiping a celestial dictator, we can spend our lives taking in the joy that comes with understanding and learning about the beauty and vulnerability of the people and the world around us. Having a finite time to experience life gives us incentive to experience it to the fullest degree that we can, and to spend as much time with friends and loved ones as possible, rather than storing up treasures for an afterlife for which there is no evidence.

Video 17 Aug 38,656 notes
Text 17 Aug 158,908 notes

lyingmary:

imnotpooping75:

imnotpooping75:

where did noah keep his bees

IN THE ARK HIVES

Get the fuck away from me right now

Text 16 Aug 12,636 notes

gendest:

because a lot of people dont seem to get this:

  • golems are from jewish folklore. dont treat them like a generic fantasy creature, thats appropriative
  • kabbalah is a specifically jewish religious tradition. dont practice it if youre not jewish and dont use kabbalah symbolism as generic occult stuff, thats appropriative
  • for the record if it has hebrew on it and it doesnt have anything to do with judaism its probably appropriative
  • dont wear a magen david if youre not jewish, its used as a symbol for judaism so wearing it if youre a gentile is appropriative
  • while im at it heres a rundown of some terms you should know
  • goy: hebrew and yiddish for non-jewish person, it literally translates as “nation.” the plural form is goyim. goy is not a slur.
  • gentile: english for non-jewish person
  • anti-semitism: you probably know what this means but i just want to point out that the word anti-semitism was NOT coined by jews but by a german anti-semite who wanted a more scientific-sounding alternative to “judenhass,” which literally translates to “jew-hatred” so please shut up about how arabs are also semites. we know.
  • if you’re not jewish you should also avoid using the word “jew” since many jewish people are uncomfortable with it (though i personally am fine with it). use “jewish person” instead if youre a gentile

please reblog this if you’re not jewish, i almost never see gentiles acknowledging cultural appropriation of judaism and anti-semitism on tumblr, even among people who otherwise pay close attention to such issues

Video 15 Aug 102,449 notes

obi-wankenblowme:

This is a collection of Tweets from military veterans reacting to the police response in Ferguson. 

And if this shit doesn’t scare you, I don’t know what will.

Photo 14 Aug 17 notes To protect and serve.

To protect and serve.

Photo 12 Aug 19 notes Oh my, yes, hello.

Oh my, yes, hello.

Photo 12 Aug 245,183 notes bellecs:

pricklylegs:

I can`t handle this news.

I’m BEYOND sad

bellecs:

pricklylegs:

I can`t handle this news.

I’m BEYOND sad

(Source: movie-addicted)

Photo 12 Aug 67,130 notes zeefsterface:

t-ardigrades:

wigmund:

pinkrocksugar:

stunningpicture:

LOOK AT ITS BIG FOOTERS

IMAGINE THE TOE BEANS ON THIS BABBY

(main image source)
Lynx footsies are mostly floof


He can’t have too much bean, he lives in the chilly zone. He’ll get cold beanies and that’s no good.

I love “toe beans”. I will use this term next time.

zeefsterface:

t-ardigrades:

wigmund:

pinkrocksugar:

stunningpicture:

LOOK AT ITS BIG FOOTERS

IMAGINE THE TOE BEANS ON THIS BABBY

(main image source)

Lynx footsies are mostly floof

image

He can’t have too much bean, he lives in the chilly zone. He’ll get cold beanies and that’s no good.

I love “toe beans”. I will use this term next time.

Link 12 Aug 31 notes Robin Williams and Why Funny People Kill Themselves»

This is SO IMPORTANT. Cracked is absolutely filled to the brim with comedy writers, and they know very well how often (pretty much always) ‘the funny man’ is afflicted with depression, anxiety, or some other issue. I didn’t know this, but apparently Cracked has a secret, hidden message board where moderators can coordinate reactions to threats of suicide, such as tracking down a poster’s location and calling an ambulance for him at 4 in the morning. They’re also one of the few places I know that (apparently) bans posters who leave comments telling the writer of an article to ‘kill yourself.’ And, here I thought that Cracked was just a collection of interesting information, and poop jokes in list form.


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