I lost faith in bad faith.

Losing Faith


Where faith ends, faithfulness begins.

This might be a bullshit distinction, but I’m trying to fill up a much bigger room than just a broom closet of one small tradition.


Image source and full article: http://bananadamage.com/2013/10/23/losing-faith/




1:15 I know what you’re gonna say right now – “well, Jesus did tell us to heal the sick, but he never said the government should make us do it and force us to pick my pocket…”

This is America, where we allegedly are the government. We hire the leaders, for better or worse, so if you really believe in following these teachings of Christ, why don’t you want to choose leaders who will devote themselves to caring for the least among us the way Jesus Christ told you to do?

…the aesthetic politics of filming black skin

‘12 Years a Slave,’ ‘Mother of George,’ and the aesthetic politics of filming black skin


The fact that audiences are seeing such a varied, nuanced spectrum of black faces isn’t just a matter of poetics, but politics — and the advent of digital filmmaking. For the first hundred years of cinema, when images were captured on celluloid and processed photochemically, disregard for black skin and its subtle shadings was inscribed in the technology itself, from how film-stock emulsions and light meters were calibrated, to the models used as standards for adjusting color and tone.

That embedded racism extended into the aesthetics of the medium itself, which from its very beginnings was predicated on the denigration and erasure of the black body.


Image source and full article: http://www.washingtonpost.com/entertainment/movies/12-years-a-slave-mother-of-george-and-the-aesthetic-politics-of-filming-black-skin/2013/10/17/282af868-35cd-11e3-80c6-7e6dd8d22d8f_story.html

H/T: http://www.racialicious.com/2013/10/24/the-racialicious-links-roundup-10-24-13-poc-on-film-for-colored-boys-paloma-noyola-bueno-and-ya-lit/

Church should be a safe place for my wife, but it’s not


If you ask me why I care about church as a safe place, my answer is because of my wife. She is the abused that feels uncomfortable hugging a stranger because the priest/pastor told you to. She is the wounded with social anxiety that feels so panicked in your congregation.


Image source and full article: http://culturalsavage.com/personal/post-wife/

This 98-Year-Old Man Spent 13 Years Creating Remarkable Art in MS Paint [VIDEO]



While most people have long since abandoned MS Paint as an outdated graphics application, Lasko has spent the last 13 years using the program to digitally create works of art, spending up to 10 hours a day on his work.

Image source and full article: http://www.wired.com/underwire/2013/10/pixel-painter-ms-paint/

Abstract Foam Layers Form Realistic Animal Sculptures


From up close, viewers can inspect the details of each sculpture, including the soft texture of the material as well as the odd-shaped layers reminiscent of rock formations. In the wild, it’s best to maintain a safe distance from these animals. However, in the pixelated, still life form, each cuddly creature appears quite friendly and approachable.


Click through to see more examples of this artist’s work: http://www.mymodernmet.com/profiles/blogs/joao-loureiro-zootechnical