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When Sacred Texts Say Terrible Things

Many sacred texts contain problematic passages (i.e. passages which endorse morally repugnant ideas and practices). For that matter, so do the founding documents of many secular intellectual traditions. Aristotle was a racist and sexist, for example (<i>Politics</i> 1260a13, <i>Politics</i> 1327b20-33).<p>Some …

Theology

Iceland Falls

<b>Iceland Falls</b><p>Iceland is unusually suited for waterfalls. This small island country has a north Atlantic climate that produces frequent rain and snow and a near-Arctic location that produces large glaciers, whose summer melts feed many rivers. As a result, it is home to a number of large and powerful waterfalls.

Winter Gullfoss Waterfall, Iceland

Winter Gullfoss Waterfall, Iceland<p>After my first visit to Iceland that was in summer I promised myself that after having seen them in summer one day I'll have to visit the majestic Gullfoss Waterfalls also during winter. This december I kept my promise and went to Gullfoss to find out that this place in winter is just so much more magical than during summer with these thundering waterfalls surrounded by wonderful ice sculptures everywhere.<p>Photography by Lorenzo Riva

A beautiful rose! I was walking one day when I came across this stunning flow...

A beautiful rose! I was walking one day when I came across this stunning flower. The colors and petals seemed absolutely perfect. I tried a few …

NASA: Tropical Forests May Absorb More CO2 Than Previously Thought

A new study from NASA and the National Center for Atmospheric Research suggests that tropical forests are soaking up more carbon dioxide than …

Aaand we're back to photos from the road! This is the famous…

Aaand we're back to photos from the road! This is the famous Horseshoe Bend in northern Arizona. Awesome spot, but so incredibly crowded with tour busses dropping (mainly Asian) tourists off by the hundreds. Has it always been like that or was it just the holiday rush? Last time I was in the U.S. things seemed a bit more relaxed and there certainly wasn't the added danger of getting shoved off a cliff by an excited crowd. In any case, I'm looking forward to doing some more remote hikes and …

Cruising Altitude!

Cruising Altitude!<p>Great Horned Owl coming in for a Landing!<p>This wonderful owl flew it's flight path at least 20 times on this day at the workshop. Only 8 months old, and trained by a falconer to fly with superb precision!.<p>2 more workshops next weekend... busy!<p>Have a good weekend everyone, thanks for the comments and shares!<p>Great Horned owl in Flight (captive)<br>RJB Raptors in Flight Workshops<br>www.raymondbarlow.com<br>1/1250s f/4.0 at 220.0mm iso1600

Beautiful Waterfall plz Follow +Pro Ladies Tips When you imagine New York,...

When you imagine New York, the first thing that comes to mind is the shimmering skyscrapers, the high octane nightlife and Wall Street power play. …

The Meaning Of Roses

<b>The Meaning Of Roses</b><p>Secret love and passion, but also friendship and respect.<br>What does red roses, yellow, white, blue, orange and pink mean...?<p><b>Red Rose:</b> symbolizes passion, love. But be careful also to the number of roses that give away<p><b>Pink orange:</b> perfect to embody the charm.<p><b>White rose:</b> its color is the pure and spiritual love.<p><b>Blue Rose:</b> become famous for the song, is the mystery and wisdom.<p><b>Yellow Rose:</b> the color more cheerful, is a symbol of vitality, but also jealousy.<p><b>Pink coral color:</b> …

Snowy Owl Landing!

Snowy Owl Landing!<p>Hosting one on one workshops tops my list of things to do with my business. My guest Jason and I had an extremely busy shooting day with several snowy Owls not too far from where I live. On location at dawn, finishing at dusk, we filled the cards with some pretty cool shots.<p>The study of this birds can be as much fun as the photography. Learning their habits, hunting grounds, body language, and listening to the screams is very intense - educational.<p>We never use any bait or …

Havasu Falls, Grand Canyon National Park.... Via Amazing places

Havasu Falls, Grand Canyon National Park.... Via Amazing places<p>Most Grand Canyon waterfalls are located within the Havasupai Indian Reservation. One of the most photographed waterfalls in the U.S. is Havasu Falls.<p>The water flows out of limestone, which gives it a pleasing blue-green hue. The waterfalls have created large plunge pools that are clear, deep and inviting.<p>People come from around the world to view the waterfalls and Grand Canyon scenery, and swim in the pools.<p>You must hike/backpack …

South Cascade Glacier, Washington, USA

<b>South Cascade Glacier, Washington, USA</b><br>Please Follow ► +Nature Photography<br>South Cascade Glacier is a large alpine glacier in the North Cascades of Washington, USA. It is bordered on the east by 8,261-foot (2,518 m) Sentinel Peak, and is about 17 mi (27 km) north of Glacier Peak in the Glacier Peak Wilderness. Meltwater from the glacier flows directly into South Cascade Lake, which feeds the South Fork Cascade River, which is a tributary of the Skagit River.<p>The South Cascade Glacier has been …

Goðafoss Waterfall , Iceland!

<b>Goðafoss Waterfall , Iceland!</b><p>The Goðafoss (Icelandic: waterfall of the gods or waterfall of the goði) is one of the most spectacular waterfalls in Iceland. It is located in the Mývatn district of North-Central Iceland at the beginning of the Sprengisandur highland road. The water of the river Skjálfandafljót falls from a height of 12 meters over a width of 30 meters.<br>Named after the waterfall was MS Goðafoss, an Icelandic ship carrying both freight and passengers, that was sunk by a German …

Himeji Castle - Japan

<b>Himeji Castle - Japan</b><br>Himeji Castle dates to 1333, when Akamatsu Norimura built a fort on top of Himeyama hill. The fort was dismantled and rebuilt as Himeyama Castle in 1346, and remodeled in 1581 by Toyotomi Hideyoshi, who added a three-story castle keep. In 1600, and then it completely rebuilt from 1601 to 1609.<br>It is comprising a network of 83 buildings with advanced defensive systems from the feudal period. The castle is frequently known as Hakuro-jō ("White Egret Castle") or Shirasagi-jō …