Day 260 on Flickr.
Day 259 on Flickr.
I think perfection is ugly. I want to see scars, failure, disorder, distortion.
- Yohji Yamamoto (via melisica)
This is an enormous chain and I’m sorry, but I need to say this:
The laws in the Old Testament were set forth by god as the rules the Hebrews needed to follow in order to be righteous, to atone for the sin of Adam and Eve and to be able to get into Heaven. That is also why they were required to make sacrifices, because it was part of the appeasement for Original Sin.
According to Christian theology, when Jesus came from Heaven, it was for the express purpose of sacrificing himself on the cross so that our sins may be forgiven. His sacrifice was supposed to be the ultimate act that would free us from the former laws and regulations and allow us to enter Heaven by acting in his image. That is why he said “it is finished” when he died on the cross. That is why Christians don’t have to circumcise their sons (god’s covenant with Jacob), that is why they don’t have to perform animal sacrifice, or grow out their forelocks, or follow any of the other laws of Leviticus.
When you quote Leviticus as god’s law and say they are rules we must follow because they are what god or Jesus wants us to do, what you are really saying, as a Christian, is that Christ’s sacrifice on the cross was invalid. He died in vain because you believe we are still beholden to the old laws. That is what you, a self-professed good Christian, are saying to your god and his son, that their plan for your salvation wasn’t good enough for you.
So maybe actually read the thing before you start quoting it, because the implications of your actions go a lot deeper than you think.
This is a theological point that doesn’t come up often enough.
I’m doing this
Please snow so I can do this!!!!!!
My therapist asked me to create something “motivating” so I made these.
I really love these, and I reblog them every single time. Some of you don’t realize how easy it’s to forget to do some of those stuff or how hard they can be some days.
now i feel like ive actually accomplished something today thank u ily
This actually made me feel really good about myself :3
what do you feel about people copying your work?
Haa, this has been asked a lot the last few days, some one even sent me a side by side comparison showing my photos against some other photographer this morning. I guess it used to bother me more than it does now. I don’t get bothered at all if some one is starting out and mimics my work, that is completely flattering. There comes a point though, when I think you need to develop your own style and create work that represents you. A copied image loses all of its personal value; it becomes a technical feat rather than a personal artistic creation. I don’t really care if people copy my work anymore though. If you’re starting out and want to try to mimic a piece I did, then you should totally go for it! But creating an original style, and image that captures your inner self is so beautiful