A Curious Eye

A Curious Eye

My name's Ben. I'm a 22 year-old recent grad living in Seattle. I've been told my gayness is only matched by my enthusiasm.
I post my favorite news from all around the web.
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whitehouse:

"I think the theme that stitched our conversation together was a belief that in politics and in life, the quality of empathy, the ability to stand in somebody else’s shoes and to care for someone even if they don’t look like you or talk like you or share your philosophy…that’s critical." —President Obama on his meeting with Pope Francis

whitehouse:

"I think the theme that stitched our conversation together was a belief that in politics and in life, the quality of empathy, the ability to stand in somebody else’s shoes and to care for someone even if they don’t look like you or talk like you or share your philosophy…that’s critical." —President Obama on his meeting with Pope Francis

think-progress:

Thousands brave the snow to protest Hobby Lobby’s Supreme Court case against contraception coverage. More photos and details here.
Also read how Justice Kennedy thinks Hobby Lobby is an abortion case (and why that’s really bad news).think-progress:

Thousands brave the snow to protest Hobby Lobby’s Supreme Court case against contraception coverage. More photos and details here.
Also read how Justice Kennedy thinks Hobby Lobby is an abortion case (and why that’s really bad news).think-progress:

Thousands brave the snow to protest Hobby Lobby’s Supreme Court case against contraception coverage. More photos and details here.
Also read how Justice Kennedy thinks Hobby Lobby is an abortion case (and why that’s really bad news).

think-progress:

Thousands brave the snow to protest Hobby Lobby’s Supreme Court case against contraception coverage. More photos and details here.

Also read how Justice Kennedy thinks Hobby Lobby is an abortion case (and why that’s really bad news).

bluhbluhkiryu:

roswell73:

amroyounes:

My part I of a two part series on Pope Francis and why I think he rocks!  There has been a backlash against religiosity lately with all that is going on in the world and folks like him definitely help restore your faith!

I’m agnostic bordering on atheist and this man warms my heart. He is what we should all strive to be.

I’m not religious, but I love this guy!
bluhbluhkiryu:

roswell73:

amroyounes:

My part I of a two part series on Pope Francis and why I think he rocks!  There has been a backlash against religiosity lately with all that is going on in the world and folks like him definitely help restore your faith!

I’m agnostic bordering on atheist and this man warms my heart. He is what we should all strive to be.

I’m not religious, but I love this guy!
bluhbluhkiryu:

roswell73:

amroyounes:

My part I of a two part series on Pope Francis and why I think he rocks!  There has been a backlash against religiosity lately with all that is going on in the world and folks like him definitely help restore your faith!

I’m agnostic bordering on atheist and this man warms my heart. He is what we should all strive to be.

I’m not religious, but I love this guy!
bluhbluhkiryu:

roswell73:

amroyounes:

My part I of a two part series on Pope Francis and why I think he rocks!  There has been a backlash against religiosity lately with all that is going on in the world and folks like him definitely help restore your faith!

I’m agnostic bordering on atheist and this man warms my heart. He is what we should all strive to be.

I’m not religious, but I love this guy!
bluhbluhkiryu:

roswell73:

amroyounes:

My part I of a two part series on Pope Francis and why I think he rocks!  There has been a backlash against religiosity lately with all that is going on in the world and folks like him definitely help restore your faith!

I’m agnostic bordering on atheist and this man warms my heart. He is what we should all strive to be.

I’m not religious, but I love this guy!
bluhbluhkiryu:

roswell73:

amroyounes:

My part I of a two part series on Pope Francis and why I think he rocks!  There has been a backlash against religiosity lately with all that is going on in the world and folks like him definitely help restore your faith!

I’m agnostic bordering on atheist and this man warms my heart. He is what we should all strive to be.

I’m not religious, but I love this guy!
bluhbluhkiryu:

roswell73:

amroyounes:

My part I of a two part series on Pope Francis and why I think he rocks!  There has been a backlash against religiosity lately with all that is going on in the world and folks like him definitely help restore your faith!

I’m agnostic bordering on atheist and this man warms my heart. He is what we should all strive to be.

I’m not religious, but I love this guy!
bluhbluhkiryu:

roswell73:

amroyounes:

My part I of a two part series on Pope Francis and why I think he rocks!  There has been a backlash against religiosity lately with all that is going on in the world and folks like him definitely help restore your faith!

I’m agnostic bordering on atheist and this man warms my heart. He is what we should all strive to be.

I’m not religious, but I love this guy!
bluhbluhkiryu:

roswell73:

amroyounes:

My part I of a two part series on Pope Francis and why I think he rocks!  There has been a backlash against religiosity lately with all that is going on in the world and folks like him definitely help restore your faith!

I’m agnostic bordering on atheist and this man warms my heart. He is what we should all strive to be.

I’m not religious, but I love this guy!
bluhbluhkiryu:

roswell73:

amroyounes:

My part I of a two part series on Pope Francis and why I think he rocks!  There has been a backlash against religiosity lately with all that is going on in the world and folks like him definitely help restore your faith!

I’m agnostic bordering on atheist and this man warms my heart. He is what we should all strive to be.

I’m not religious, but I love this guy!

bluhbluhkiryu:

roswell73:

amroyounes:

My part I of a two part series on Pope Francis and why I think he rocks!  There has been a backlash against religiosity lately with all that is going on in the world and folks like him definitely help restore your faith!

I’m agnostic bordering on atheist and this man warms my heart. He is what we should all strive to be.

I’m not religious, but I love this guy!

(via greeklesbian)

cartoonpolitics:

refers to the recent death at age 84 of Fred Phelps, founder of the Westboro Baptist ‘Church’.

cartoonpolitics:

refers to the recent death at age 84 of Fred Phelps, founder of the Westboro Baptist ‘Church’.

(Source: cagle.com, via sepiacircus)

policymic:

Sikh kids are twice as likely to be bullied

Children who wear traditional religious garb are twice as likely to be bullied than their less conspicuous peers, a new report shows. 
Over 50% of Sikh children endure school bullying, according to a study from the Sikh Coalition of more than 700 Sikh students in Massachusetts, Indiana, Washington and California. It’s even worse for Sikhs who wear a turban, a staggering 67% of whom report being bullied. 
That’s a significant jump from the estimated rates of bullying in the U.S. The National Center for Education Statistics states that around 32% of all teenage students report being bullied in school, while the 2011 Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System (from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) has an even lower estimation of around 20%.
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policymic:

Sikh kids are twice as likely to be bullied

Children who wear traditional religious garb are twice as likely to be bullied than their less conspicuous peers, a new report shows. 

Over 50% of Sikh children endure school bullying, according to a study from the Sikh Coalition of more than 700 Sikh students in Massachusetts, Indiana, Washington and California. It’s even worse for Sikhs who wear a turban, a staggering 67% of whom report being bullied. 

That’s a significant jump from the estimated rates of bullying in the U.S. The National Center for Education Statistics states that around 32% of all teenage students report being bullied in school, while the 2011 Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System (from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) has an even lower estimation of around 20%.

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breakingnews:

Poll: 1 in 5 Americans say religion isn’t that important
NBC News: One in five Americans say religion does not play an important role in their lives, a new NBC/WSJ journal poll shows.
Twenty one percent of respondents said that religion is “not that important” to their lives, compared to 16 percent who said the same in 1999.
Follow more news about religion at Breaking News
Photo: Carlo Allegri/Reuters

breakingnews:

Poll: 1 in 5 Americans say religion isn’t that important

NBC News: One in five Americans say religion does not play an important role in their lives, a new NBC/WSJ journal poll shows.

Twenty one percent of respondents said that religion is “not that important” to their lives, compared to 16 percent who said the same in 1999.

Follow more news about religion at Breaking News

Photo: Carlo Allegri/Reuters

The Terms of Our Surrender

This article is an unholy matrimony of queer theory and theological natural law theory.

This article is an unholy matrimony of queer theory and theological natural law theory.