what if everything you see right now is just a hallucination caused by inhaling oxygen
Is that why when you stop breathing you black out.
GUYS STOP MAKING ME QUESTION MY EXISTENCE
im not surprised when tumblr people are failing classes cause you guys are dumb as fuck
- Sluagh, Chapter 8
Because I think that especially in SPN fandom, there are some people who need to be reminded of this. A lot of times, “the lore” and ancient/primal/aboriginal/magic-centric religions and practices are portrayed as savage, backward, inherently bloody things, rife with human sacrifice, etc. But a huge amount of that was put into lore as justification for genocide and cultural erasure, they are fully compatible with modern lives by non-psychotic people, and even things like death or blood magic or ritual sacrifice can often use symbolic substitutes.
Religion, magic, and faith are powerful things. Any and all power has and can be misused for corrupt purposes. It is also a strong part of cultural identity, and therefore something that it is extremely powerful to devalue if you are trying to devalue a people or culture. That doesn’t mean you can’t use someone like that as your antagonist - in the novel that quote is from, the antagonist is a Neo-Celtic priest using all kinds of dark-ass magic - but please make sure you take care to portray that it is the person who is evil and corrupt and using the religion as an excuse and a shield for their own power-seeking while being respectful of the faith, just as I hope you would if it was a more mainstream religion.(via andythanfiction)