So, with my new headset, unlike the last one, my voice doesn’t pass.
"Catholic theology followed a fairly well defined direction. Its path was not from the outset as broad and straight, like an arterial road, as it afterwards became. At the beginning it branched and wandered like a country lane, and pursuing the first tracks that men made round and across their own intellectual holdings, served to link together the scattered habitations of thought. But steadily the lane grew straighter, as the various more important settlements came to be more clearly established and the extent and requirements of the whole area were more thoroughly surveyed. Great awkward corners were then found to exist, at which a number of top-heavy, badly-loaded heresies met with disastrous road accidents." (G. L. Prestige, Fathers and Heretics ) This quiz is offered as a contribution to the cause of road safety.
This is actually hilarious. Give it a try.
omg why is this quiz so damn wound up about pomegranites
It honestly would take me too damn long to explain all the layers of WHY POMEGRANITES.
Basically, just start googling pomegranates and canaanite religion, pomegranates and symbology within Judaism, pomegranates and symbology in Christianity.Final Result:
PelagianismYou are Pelagianism!
Named after its most famous proponent, the British monk Pelagius, Pelagianism taught that human nature is not compromised by original sin and that the will is therefore capable of choosing to follow the moral good without God’s aid. Pelagius’s fiercest opponent was St Augustine of Hippo, whose writings insisted upon the reality of original sin and the need for divine grace to perform any good works. Augustine’s position won out over that of Pelagius, and Pelagianism was condemned as a heresy by the Council of Carthage in 418, a decision that was confirmed at the Council of Ephesus in 431. Despite this apparent victory for Augustinianism, the precise relationship between grace and free will remained controversial, and a variety of “semi-Pelagian” positions were taught throughout the fifth and early sixth centuries.This was a very entertaining quiz.
I’m a Montanist!
Which sucks because I kind of hate Tertullian. :(
This is probably my favourite quiz ever, as surprises no-one. Also unsurprisingly, I turned out to be a Pelagian. I would probably have put myself as a Nestorian or a Monophysite at a first guess, but then, the doctrine of not being compromised by original sin would probably appeal to me.
Cis people being like “what if you could be the opposite sex for a year”
I need a Homestuck fic recs list that is specifically, here are the fics you will have ignored because the first characters / first ships listed were men.
Long story short “plundering the chimneypots of the destitute” is an excellent phrase, and let’s face it, we can always use more opaque jargon.
If I achieve only one thing with my life, let it be this contribution to the english language.
Me: Say my name.
Me: Or a nickname.
Me: Really, even an elaborate extended metaphor dipping into several obscure topics, half of which neither of us know anything about, but which somehow refers to me anyway. That would be okay.
Me: Just talk about me damnit.
I don’t know! It seems to me like the amaranth stalk is thinner, reedier, so it might not support the legume? Still it can’t hurt to try!
Well, there’s the rub. It’s for a story. Or, rather, it’s for a small detail which will probably never be mentioned in the setting of a story, but still. And so I can’t really test it. I just, you know, wanted to be able to write a setting without bog-standard ‘fields of wheat’, because come on, it gets boring.
Still, if it’s even remotely plausible, I’m probably gonna go with it and be like “Oh, well” if it turns out to be implausible. Better to have tried and harmlessly failed than to have every fantasy setting ever be a combination of generic medieval europe and misinterpreted ancient mesopotamia.
Mathematics is like oxygen. If it is there, you do not notice it. If it would not be there, you realize that you cannot do without.
Breaking via ABC News: UN Human Rights Council votes to open inquiry into alleged war crimes in Gaza; U.S. is the ONLY “no” vote.
That’s because the U.S. is a direct accomplice to every war crime that Israel commits.
wait but it passed, right? they didn’t need it to be unanimous, did they?
's not just the US that's fucked up, though. Moreso, sure, but try looking at the countries that abstained. There's a pattern, there.
Actually, just because I know for a fact that some of the people who might read this might also actually know the answer, would it be viable to do companion planting with amaranth and some sort of legume, in the same way legumes and maize were used, in order to fix nitrogen and utilize the height of the amaranth plant? I haven’t actually been near one, so I don’t know how durable the stalk is, nor do I know if the plants would interfere with one another for whatever reason.
So I decide that I want to continue working a bit on the whole necromancer story.
But to do that, I need worldbuilding, because obviously.
Which is why I just read a paper on the performance of intercropped amaranth and cowpeas.
My tremors are acting up for no particular good reason and I just want to eat this freaking spring roll gah.