Map of Texas from the movie Bernie. If you haven’t seen it yet, and are a Texan, go watch it. It is hysterical. Also, it is a true story.
truly one of the best moments every in a movie
Christians have a long way to go in affirming the value of pluralism for all members of society. We might begin by recognizing its role for our gay and lesbian neighbors. When Uganda enacts a law that punishes homosexuality with death, U.S. Christians can speak out against such a law. Domestically, we need to think carefully about the kinds of legislation being pushed at the state level. Some proposed laws are undoubtedly important to protect religious institutions’ right to live in accordance with their own beliefs and traditions; others are deeply problematic. Christians in states without any antidiscrimination protections for gays and lesbians might consider supporting those laws containing exemptions for religious groups, rather than simply advocating for religious freedom on its own.
Unkind words have emerged from almost every corner of the public discourse. Christians should not be bullied or silenced by careless language. But neither should they engage in it. Advocacy for Christian witness must itself demonstrate Christian witness. In this way, our present circumstances provide new opportunities to embody tolerance, humility, and patience. And, of course, we have at our disposal not only these aspirations but also the virtues that shape our lives: faith, hope, and love."
Resting At The Overlook
Watercolor and pencil on paper, 2014
By Julianna Swaney
"We are all guilty of [only rubbing shoulders with those who think like we do], more or less. But we ought to work harder at trying to imagine the world as it might look to people very different from ourselves.
That doesn’t mean that we are wrong in the conclusions we’ve arrived at, or in the convictions that we hold. It does mean, however, that we should be more humble about what we know, and more understanding of others when confronted by the true difficulties of knowing anything for certain."
"I must say I find that girl utterly delightful. Flat as a board, enormous birth mark the shape of Mexico over half her face, sweating for hours on end in that sweltering kitchen while Mendel, genius though he is, looms over her like a hulking gorilla, yet without question, without fail, always and invariably she is exceedingly lovely."
The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014)
Dir. Wes Anderson
Carra takes care of business.
These maps show the most prevalent countries of origin of immigrants to US states, as including and excluding Mexico.