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A new religious statue in the town of Davidson, N.C., is unlike anything you might see in church.
The statue depicts Jesus as a vagrant sleeping on a park bench. St. Alban’s Episcopal Church installed the homeless Jesus statue on its property in the middle of an upscale neighborhood filled with well-kept townhomes.
Jesus is huddled under a blanket with his face and hands obscured; only the crucifixion wounds on his uncovered feet give him away.
The reaction was immediate. Some loved it; some didn’t.
"One woman from the neighborhood actually called police the first time she drove by," says David Boraks, editor of DavidsonNews.net. "She thought it was an actual homeless person."
That’s right. Somebody called the cops on Jesus.

And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, Since you have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, you have done it unto me.

Now this is the Christian Church that I know and love the most.

lejacquelope:

xekstrin:

A new religious statue in the town of Davidson, N.C., is unlike anything you might see in church.

The statue depicts Jesus as a vagrant sleeping on a park bench. St. Alban’s Episcopal Church installed the homeless Jesus statue on its property in the middle of an upscale neighborhood filled with well-kept townhomes.

Jesus is huddled under a blanket with his face and hands obscured; only the crucifixion wounds on his uncovered feet give him away.

The reaction was immediate. Some loved it; some didn’t.

"One woman from the neighborhood actually called police the first time she drove by," says David Boraks, editor of DavidsonNews.net. "She thought it was an actual homeless person."

That’s right. Somebody called the cops on Jesus.

And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, Since you have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, you have done it unto me.

Now this is the Christian Church that I know and love the most.

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skepticalavenger:


I wish I’d had this a few weeks ago, when I was telling students how not to present their data. This is a chart illustrating the effects of stand-your-ground-laws on murder in Florida.
I glanced at that and thought, “Whoa, surprise: the stand-your-ground-laws had a pretty dramatic effect in reducing murder. I did not expect that at all.”
And then I was a bit disappointed: “But they really should have set the Y axis at zero. It’s a bit misleading and magnifies the apparent effect, otherwise.”
And then I did a double-take: “They inverted the freaking Y axis!”
That’s right. It doesn’t show a decline, it shows a dramatic spike in murder after the law was passed. The text in the article actually says that clearly, but the chart was actively selling the opposite message. They’ve since added a corrected chart that actually makes the point clearly, instead of obscuring it.

I took away two points. It’s really easy to lie with graphics, and shouldn’t any evidence-based legal system recognize the consequences of passing a bad law and correct itself?

Unfreakinbelievable.

skepticalavenger:

I wish I’d had this a few weeks ago, when I was telling students how not to present their data. This is a chart illustrating the effects of stand-your-ground-laws on murder in Florida.

I glanced at that and thought, “Whoa, surprise: the stand-your-ground-laws had a pretty dramatic effect in reducing murder. I did not expect that at all.”

And then I was a bit disappointed: “But they really should have set the Y axis at zero. It’s a bit misleading and magnifies the apparent effect, otherwise.”

And then I did a double-take: “They inverted the freaking Y axis!”

That’s right. It doesn’t show a decline, it shows a dramatic spike in murder after the law was passed. The text in the article actually says that clearly, but the chart was actively selling the opposite message. They’ve since added a corrected chart that actually makes the point clearly, instead of obscuring it.

betterfloridagundeaths

I took away two points. It’s really easy to lie with graphics, and shouldn’t any evidence-based legal system recognize the consequences of passing a bad law and correct itself?

Unfreakinbelievable.

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teachthemhowtothink:

I CAN’T BELIEVE I FORGOT TO TELL Y’ALL THIS!

So when I went back to South Dakota a month ago for my grandpa’s funeral, my dad was sitting at the kitchen table reading the newspaper and opens up to a huge, full page anti-abortion advertisement. This sucker was a wall of…

liberalpropagandagroup:

The frankly obscene US incarceration rate has gotten a lot of attention. So to my friends outside of the country: not all Americans are asshats. Those of us who vote democrat are actively working to improve the country. Please don’t judge all of us because of a vocal minority of evil people who vote republican.

And Americans: please remember that your vote matters. You can learn more here.

-Eli

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excessivecompulsive:

nazerine:

the anti vaccination movement basically consists of random people with no knowledge of medicine going “I can medicine better than doctors” and it would be hilarious if it wasn’t literally killing people

you dont need vaccines, I havent had any and Im still doing great

wow, what a compelling argument. you’ve got me

in other news, i am still alive therefore death must be a myth

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silvermoon424:

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Hey, guys, here’s a list of the major websites that were impacted by the Heartbleed bug and what their current status is (this was created only a few hours ago so it’s up-to-date). Thankfully, the most important site of all (meaning, the site that would really fuck you over if it was hacked into), PayPal, was never vulnerable in the first place, so if you use PayPal, your credit card and bank account information has always been safe.

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soyrwoo:

"reblog if A and like if B" posts are inherently skewed because they can only spread through reblogs. people are generally followed by like-minded people, so the post will be more likely to be seen by more people who correspond with A than people who correspond with B, regardless of actual distributions.

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gotnorman:


This video is in the walking dead, norman reedus, chandler riggs and countless other tags.  The caption is "Why would she cry over something so stupid help."DO NOT PLAY THIS VIDEO. IT IS A SCREAMER. Poor SPF-irishsexgod fell for it and it scared her so bad it made her heart hurt.  Thankfully she warned me.  Screamers are not funny, or a joke.  They can cause people with heart problems, seizure disorders, or panic/anxiety disorders to have heart attacks, seizures or severe panic attacks.  Not cool.  As someone with a serious anxiety disorder I feel the need to sure this because I know a lot of my followers have anxiety and  other health problems that could be worsted by screamers.  please help get the word out about this screamer.  

gotnorman:

This video is in the walking dead, norman reedus, chandler riggs and countless other tags.  The caption is "Why would she cry over something so stupid help."DO NOT PLAY THIS VIDEO. IT IS A SCREAMER. Poor SPF-irishsexgod fell for it and it scared her so bad it made her heart hurt.  Thankfully she warned me.  Screamers are not funny, or a joke.  They can cause people with heart problems, seizure disorders, or panic/anxiety disorders to have heart attacks, seizures or severe panic attacks.  Not cool.  As someone with a serious anxiety disorder I feel the need to sure this because I know a lot of my followers have anxiety and  other health problems that could be worsted by screamers.  please help get the word out about this screamer.  

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