Religion loving agnostic. My posts reflect my mood, a sort of Catharsis.
July 21, 2013
May 28, 2013
"RELIGION is the relation of man to his own nature, – therein lies its truth and its power of moral amelioration; – but to his nature not recognised as his own, but regarded as another nature, separate, nay, contra-distinguished from his own: herein lies its untruth, its limitation, its contradiction to reason and morality; herein lies the noxious source of religious fanaticism, the chief metaphysical principle of human sacrifices, in a word, the prima materia of all the atrocities, all the horrible scenes, in the tragedy of religious history."
- Ludwig Feuerbach (via marxiststuff)
Hegelian dialectic, usually presented in a threefold manner, was stated by Heinrich Moritz Chalybäus as comprising three dialectical stages of development: a thesis, giving rise to its reaction, an antithesis, which contradicts or negates the thesis, and the tension between the two being resolved by means of a synthesis. Although this model is often named after Hegel, he himself never used that specific formulation. Hegel ascribed that terminology to Kant. Carrying on Kant’s work, Fichte greatly elaborated on the synthesis model, and popularized it.
May 20, 2013
"And there’s kids playing guns in the street
And ones pointing his tree branch at me
So I put my hands up I say “enough is enough,
If you walk away, I’ll walk away"
May 17, 2013
So I finish my undergraduate degree in less then two weeks.
I do not want to leave. Sure, I want to explore the world and see what it has to offer, but I know i’ll never have it as good as I have it now. My heart belongs in York, but a sneaky bit of it loves Lancaster too.
These past five years of education have been the wonder years. I love being a student, all the time in the world to play out with my friends and getting the luxury to study and learn about a subject I really feel passionate about; it saddens me that I will never get this privilege again.
The thought of the real world is so scary. It is like my mother said in a recent phone conversation "Lancaster is like a family unit, you all look after each other, but you won’t ever get that again in the real world".
I will never be able to duplicate this. The wonderful feeling of handing in an essay after an all nighter, bathing in the sun light sitting on Alex square steps and instantly knowing fellow revision procrastinators, walking through Williamson park with Bright Eyes on repeat, 3am brews in the pouring rain shivering with the infamous Lancaster wind, truly feeling alive.
And within a moment, it is all over. This is it. The bubble of education has been popped by the reality of the real world, and with it leaves the sense of security.
Life is about having an adventure, and now it is time to face the next challenge it hands me. But I know I will always look back to the good old days that went so fast wishing to relive just one more day as a Lancaster student.
But as they say in my favourite religion, Nothing is permanent.
April 13, 2013
"FEMEN needs to recognize that Muslim women do in fact have agency, and the idea that Muslim women are helpless, passively indoctrinated by the alleged evils of Islam, and desperately need of Western feminist help is oppressive and orientalist. Patriarchy is not specific to Islam — although there are inarguably extreme and truly saddening examples of misogyny in the Muslim community, patriarchy is a global issue. Furthermore, feminism is not only a Western institution — to assume that Muslim women need someone to “speak for” them is insulting to all the grassroots political organizing and activism that Muslim feminists have done. It’s disturbing how a the rhetoric of “women’s liberation” has been co-opted to justify aggression, violence, and prejudice against Muslim communities. In what way is it appropriate to “rescue” women by indulging in and re-circulating essentializing, stereotyped, and offensive depictions of their culture?"
"And Lauras asleep in my bed
As Im leaving she wakes up and says
I dreamed you were carried away on the crest of a wave
Baby dont go away, come here"
April 9, 2013
Today is a Conor day.
- "When the curious girl realizes she is under glass"
April 1, 2013
March 31, 2013
Väskan är packad, kameran är laddad.
Är väldigt taggad på shopping och tapas, så Barcelona, here I come!
in two weeks time ill be in Barcelona with my boy :)
January 3, 2013
"Whatever is done for love always occurs beyond good and evil"
- Nietzsche (via verbillions)
January 2, 2013
- Be as swift as a coursing river;
- With all the force of a great typhoon;
- With all the strength of a raging fire;
- Mysterious as the dark side of the moon