second kiss ever, but it was with a girl in my study abroad group??
this is my favorite vine ever
I smell trouble brewing
The pope is just so fucking chill I love it
"Gays? Sure, that Catholic Church is open to everyone"
"Aliens? Sure, the Catholic Church is open to everyone"
Modern pope for the modern world.
Naruto the Movie: The Last
People thought doing the Dangan Ronpa theme on kazoo was impossible. Well, I’m here to tell you…
YOU’VE GOT THAT WRONG!!!
(requested by several anons)
page eighty / the knife of never letting go
I don’t think we can pin any one denomination on the settlers, but all of this seems really Catholic. Source: Ex-Catholic here.
Plus, they mention a monastery (aka, the future Office of the Ask) which made (far too much) communion wine. So, lots of Catholic elements.
I’ve always seen them as being a weird Baptist-Catholic-Old Testament/Jewish hybrid religion. Not that I have any evidence for it, other than the Catholic stuff. Tho, they do have the whole Bar/Bat Mitzvah thing (you ain’t had a Bar Mitzvah ‘til you had a Prentisstown Bar Mitzvah!), which could point to the re-introduction of some Old Testament business*. Plus, I don’t care what anyone says, I see these folks as being Appalachian/Ozark/General Southerner types, so Baptist shenanigans and maybe some snake handling why not.
*Did I spend way too long yesterday wondering if the 1st Wave settlers practice circumcision? Yes, yes I did.
yeah my first thought was that they were catholic hmm
and I could imagine that since it’s the future, that maybe religions have blended a bit together, thus perhaps hybrid stuff
or maybe they were new sect and this was part of the reason they left they old world? reminiscent of the europeans that went to the americas bc they wanted their religion freedom
*Bursts through the door* OH ARE WE TALKING ABOUT RELIGION?
Well, Patrick Ness was raised American Christian, though I can’t recall if I’ve heard what denomination. The faith of the settlers does not directly resemble any current religion, but the language and acts suggest it is a hybrid of some Abrahamic faiths. The blood and sacrifice of participants seems to be central, at least for Aaron and the others from Prentisstown.
I’m trying to recall, but I’m thinking that after Aaron in the first book, no other characters really talk about religion as being a motivation, and all of the churches we see are either abandoned or converted into another use. Each book climaxes with a scene of violence occurring in an empty church building.
Cats in piles
A kaboodle of kittens.
Please, Tumblr, don’t do this, I’m gonna die with all this cute things *-*