i am just the speaker.
humansofnewyork:

"I’ve been a deep believer my whole life. 18 years as a Southern Baptist. More than 40 years as a mainline Protestant. I’m an ordained pastor. But it’s just stopped making sense to me. You see people doing terrible things in the name of religion, and you think: ‘Those people believe just as strongly as I do. They’re just as convinced as I am.’ And it just doesn’t make sense anymore. It doesn’t make sense to believe in a God that dabbles in people’s lives. If a plane crashes, and one person survives, everyone thanks God. They say: ‘God had a purpose for that person. God saved her for a reason!’ Do we not realize how cruel that is? Do we not realize how cruel it is to say that if God had a purpose for that person, he also had a purpose in killing everyone else on that plane? And a purpose in starving millions of children? A purpose in slavery and genocide? For every time you say that there’s a purpose behind one person’s success, you invalidate billions of people. You say there is a purpose to their suffering. And that’s just cruel."

humansofnewyork:

"I’ve been a deep believer my whole life. 18 years as a Southern Baptist. More than 40 years as a mainline Protestant. I’m an ordained pastor. But it’s just stopped making sense to me. You see people doing terrible things in the name of religion, and you think: ‘Those people believe just as strongly as I do. They’re just as convinced as I am.’ And it just doesn’t make sense anymore. It doesn’t make sense to believe in a God that dabbles in people’s lives. If a plane crashes, and one person survives, everyone thanks God. They say: ‘God had a purpose for that person. God saved her for a reason!’ Do we not realize how cruel that is? Do we not realize how cruel it is to say that if God had a purpose for that person, he also had a purpose in killing everyone else on that plane? And a purpose in starving millions of children? A purpose in slavery and genocide? For every time you say that there’s a purpose behind one person’s success, you invalidate billions of people. You say there is a purpose to their suffering. And that’s just cruel."

nevver:

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Space-O-Lantern! Thanks again @skott245 today was a blast 🎃🌌👍
Did this one entirely with my new @handmademachines direct drive, such a great addition to my collection! Also with @eternalink2014conventions @kingpintattoosupply and #redemptiontattoocare by @tattooafterlife #tattoo #pumpkin #galaxy #outerspace

Space-O-Lantern! Thanks again @skott245 today was a blast 🎃🌌👍
Did this one entirely with my new @handmademachines direct drive, such a great addition to my collection! Also with @eternalink2014conventions @kingpintattoosupply and #redemptiontattoocare by @tattooafterlife #tattoo #pumpkin #galaxy #outerspace

Yesterday’s work here at @tattoo_station! The reference came from a 50+ yr old photo of his grandparents and was so much fun to do 😁👍Thanks so much @permalight for making the trip and trusting me with this project, I can’t wait to add the others! Done with @neotatmachines #vivace @kingpintattoosupply @eternalink2014conventions @truetubes #gripcover and #redemptiontattoocare by @tattooafterlife #tattoo #portrait #blackandgrey

Yesterday’s work here at @tattoo_station! The reference came from a 50+ yr old photo of his grandparents and was so much fun to do 😁👍Thanks so much @permalight for making the trip and trusting me with this project, I can’t wait to add the others! Done with @neotatmachines #vivace @kingpintattoosupply @eternalink2014conventions @truetubes #gripcover and #redemptiontattoocare by @tattooafterlife #tattoo #portrait #blackandgrey

Did my version of a crayon, on a collector of crayon tattoos! Always intimidating adding to the likes of @chadnewsomtattoos @artofjeffstevens and @nekrowe here at the @tattoo_station in Jackson TN 👍👍 @neotatmachines #vivace @kingpintattoosupply @eternalink2014conventions @truetubes #tattoo #crayon #geotrad

Did my version of a crayon, on a collector of crayon tattoos! Always intimidating adding to the likes of @chadnewsomtattoos @artofjeffstevens and @nekrowe here at the @tattoo_station in Jackson TN 👍👍 @neotatmachines #vivace @kingpintattoosupply @eternalink2014conventions @truetubes #tattoo #crayon #geotrad

Last week I did a thing 👅+🔪=🐍 #flashbackfriday #selfie #tonguesplit #animality

Last week I did a thing 👅+🔪=🐍 #flashbackfriday #selfie #tonguesplit #animality

420blazeit

420blazeit

Got free tickets to Bristol Motor Speedway tonight to see the races and the Dierks Bentley concert, yeehaw!

silencetheblind:

tattooalix:

silencetheblind:

tattooalix:

My feelings about seeing ‘current world events’ on Tumblr.

..im so over this bullshit.. this is literally why the world will never improve.. we are all seeds from the same pod.

Look, I don’t come on Tumblr to see more of the overdramatic bullshit that is everywhere in the real world. I also don’t come on Tumblr to get life points on how to better myself…
I get Tumblr to get away from all that dumb shit! But now sadly that’s all this site has become, depressing bullshit and drama. nothx that’s why I don’t watch the news.

if you think current world events are dumb and stupid,and cant handle it on your dash you are part of the issue.. and that why i unfollow you good bye…

And you’re part of the solution because you sit online and reblog shit? Lol kbai

silencetheblind:

tattooalix:

silencetheblind:

tattooalix:

My feelings about seeing ‘current world events’ on Tumblr.

..im so over this bullshit.. this is literally why the world will never improve.. we are all seeds from the same pod.

Look, I don’t come on Tumblr to see more of the overdramatic bullshit that is everywhere in the real world. I also don’t come on Tumblr to get life points on how to better myself…

I get Tumblr to get away from all that dumb shit! But now sadly that’s all this site has become, depressing bullshit and drama. nothx that’s why I don’t watch the news.

if you think current world events are dumb and stupid,and cant handle it on your dash you are part of the issue.. and that why i unfollow you good bye…

And you’re part of the solution because you sit online and reblog shit? Lol kbai