as the wind overpowers a weak tree.

Posted in culture, life, lomo, lomography, philosophy, photography, religion, Uncategorized by tarantulatrash on April 26, 2010

“Those who dwell on the attractiveness of sensual enjoyments, and live with the senses unguarded, and are immoderate with eating, they are slothful and weak in perseverance and will-power. Emotions overpower such persons as easily as the wind overpowers a weak tree.”

Oh Buddha, how I am being quickly converted by thee.

49 days.

And the Lord said;

Posted in art, culture, lomo, lomography, photography, Uncategorized by tarantulatrash on April 13, 2010

Come on, come on, come on,

Now touch me, baby.


Posted in art, culture, life, lomo, lomography, photography, religion, Uncategorized, venting by tarantulatrash on April 4, 2010

I now have a formspring, but I don’t really know what it is. I’m assuming people ask you questions on it? Ask away. I’m currently frustrated because I really want to do groceries and the shops are shut. I will not eat tonight, just because some bearded bastard decided to die, and rise, etc etc, and people decided to believe it.


Also, a bit of portobello.

happy easter

Posted in art, atheism, culture, lomo, lomography, paris, philosophy, photography, religion, Uncategorized by tarantulatrash on April 4, 2010

someone had the right idea.

Stained glass novels.

Posted in art, culture, life, literature, lomo, lomography, paris, photography, religion, Uncategorized, writing by tarantulatrash on March 29, 2010

I despise organised religion. However, I find some of its creations stunningly beautiful.

I decided this morning to write a novel. I don’t care if no one reads it. It will say what I want it to say. So far, I have an idea, a protagonist and an ending. I’m fairly sure the rest is just filler.

Stay tuned for excerpts!

Look where we worship.

Posted in art, atheism, lomo, lomography, melbourne, philosophy, religion, Uncategorized by tarantulatrash on March 17, 2010

another old blog reblogged

Worship here

Or here.

Then tell me which one sets you free.

Why can’t I own a Canadian?

Posted in atheism, humour, philosophy, religion, Uncategorized by tarantulatrash on March 8, 2010

I cannot take full credit for this post, as my boyfriend Jamie introduced me to this piece from a West Wing episode. I then, however, was on Stumbleupon and one of the first pages I opened was that of  the Humanists of Utah, quoting the exact retort that was recited by the President in the episode. It’s genius, and I’d like to share it.

Dr. Laura Schlessinger is a radio personality who dispenses advice to people who call in to her radio show. Recently, she said that, as an observant Orthodox Jew, homosexuality is an abomination according to Leviticus 18:22 and cannot be condoned under any circumstance.

Dr. Laura:

Thank you for doing so much to educate people regarding God’s Law. I have learned a great deal from your show, and try to share that knowledge with as many people as I can. When someone tries to defend the homosexual lifestyle, for example, I simply remind them that Leviticus 18:22 clearly states it to be an abomination. End of debate. I do need some advice from you, however, regarding some of the other specific laws and how to follow them:

When I burn a bull on the altar as a sacrifice, I know it creates a pleasing odor for the Lord – Lev.1:9. The problem is my neighbors. They claim the odor is not pleasing to them. Should I smite them?

I would like to sell my daughter into slavery, as sanctioned in Exodus 21:7. In this day and age, what do you think would be a fair price for her?

I know that I am allowed no contact with a woman while she is in her period of menstrual uncleanliness – Lev.15:19- 24. The problem is, how do I tell? I have tried asking, but most women take offense.

Lev. 25:44 states that I may indeed possess slaves, both male and female, provided they are purchased from neighboring nations. A friend of mine claims that this applies to Mexicans, but not Canadians. Can you clarify? Why can’t I own Canadians?

I have a neighbor who insists on working on the Sabbath. Exodus 35:2 clearly states he should be put to death. Am I morally obligated to kill him myself?

A friend of mine feels that even though eating shellfish is an abomination – Lev. 11:10, it is a lesser abomination than homosexuality. I don’t agree. Can you settle this?

Lev. 21:20 states that I may not approach the altar of God if I have a defect in my sight. I have to admit that I wear reading glasses. Does my vision have to be 20/20, or is there some wiggle room here?

Most of my male friends get their hair trimmed, including the hair around their temples, even though this is expressly forbidden by Lev. 19:27. How should they die?

I know from Lev. 11:6-8 that touching the skin of a dead pig makes me unclean, but may I still play football if I wear gloves?

My uncle has a farm. He violates Lev. 19:19 by planting two different crops in the same field, as does his wife by wearing garments made of two different kinds of thread (cotton/polyester blend). He also tends to curse and blaspheme a lot. Is it really necessary that we go to all the trouble of getting the whole town together to stone them? – Lev.24:10-16. Couldn’t we just burn them to death at a private family affair like we do with people who sleep with their in-laws? (Lev. 20:14)

I know you have studied these things extensively, so I am confident you can help. Thank you again for reminding us that God’s word is eternal and unchanging.

And the episode from West Wing: