Tuesday, March 4, 2014
Sunday, March 2, 2014
Saturday, March 1, 2014
Ugh yes. For the record, my dad has been reading a gigantic, unwieldy, noisy newspaper at the table for decades without anyone complaining. My 5” smartphone? Massive etiquette violation apparently.
I need to frame this and hang it in my office. And in my house.
Wednesday, February 26, 2014
"All men are rapist scumbags-"
"Men can’t be raped-"
"Men get no say in abortion-"
"Men can’t be domestically abused-"
"Being a stay at home mom means you’re letting yourself become the slave of your husband-"
"Kill all men-"
Tuesday, February 25, 2014
Morals don't exist. Only preference.
Some cultures love their neighbours. Other cultures eat their neighbours. Which do you prefer?
Because of all the attention of this morning’s library post, I thought it’d only be fair to post the NYPL’s response. I’m quoting four points that they’ve asked me to clarify:
*The man says “I work at this Library.” Ends up, he doesn’t “work” for the library in the sense…
Thursday, February 20, 2014
"You want to photograph me eating chicken?"
"Well, if I let you, I need you to help me deliver a message."
"I work at this library. And before that, I was coming here for twenty years. It’s my favorite place in the world. As many people know, the main reading room of this library is supported by seven floors of books, which contain one of the greatest research collections in the world. Recently, the library administration has decided to rip out this collection, send the books to New Jersey, and use the space for a lending library. As part of the consolidation, they are going to close down the Mid-Manhattan Library Branch as well as the Science, Industry, and Business Library. When everything is finished, one of the greatest research libraries in the world will become a glorified internet cafe. Now read that back to me."
I am a Christian library technician. I am against censorship, but also have strong opinions about morality. I am reading “The Hole in our Holiness” by Kevin DeYoung (which I am about half way through and I think it is a great book) and in one section, DeYoung mentions honouring God through what we watch (i.e. television; movies, etc.) and what we read. His standard is to ask ourselves if what we watch or read is something we can thank God for afterwards.
I think this is a great way to gauge what movies we watch and what books we read. However, I also believe that just because a movie or book includes something that is immoral (i.e. lewd sex, violence, etc.) doesn’t mean we can’t thank God for it. For example, Schindler’s List contains sex scenes: this is to show that Schindler was a womanizer. However, Schindler’s list is incredibly valuable because it is a historical masterpiece. The point of the sex scenes in it is to show what Schindler is like…not to glorify adultery.
I guess another way to gauge books/movies is to look at what the intention is. Schindler’s list was made to portray the holocaust to teach others about it. However, the 40 Year Old Virgin’s (for example) goal to make fun of older virgins and to show how socially awkward they are in order to get a few laughs. For this reason, I have no problem with Schindler’s List and will not watch the 40 Year Old Virgin.
“So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God.” 1 Corinthians 10:31
Tuesday, February 18, 2014
Sunday, February 16, 2014
Baby got stacks!
Saw a photo like this of a bookstore and we had to make our own.
Saturday, February 15, 2014
Friday, February 14, 2014
Monday, February 10, 2014
In any relationship, there will be frightening spells in which your feelings of love dry up. And when that happens you must remember that the essence of marriage is that it is a covenant, a commitment, a promise of future love. So what do you do? You do the acts of love, despite your lack of feeling. You may not feel tender, sympathetic, and eager to please, but in your actions you must BE tender, understanding, forgiving and helpful. And, if you do that, as time goes on you will not only get through the dry spells, but they will become less frequent and deep, and you will become more constant in your feelings. This is what can happen if you decide to love.
Timothy Keller, Meaning of Marriage