My sister FaceTimed me drunk under the Effie tower while it was twinkleing once
A graphical representation of the contradictions in the bible. Each red line links 2 contradicting statements.
This reminds me of a really fascinating theological idea I read once. It poses that God meant for the Bible to be full of contradictions, because it isn’t an instruction manual, but a test of character. If you can read through all the books and stories, all the confusing, contradictory statements, and you still choose to take home a message of peace, acceptance, and forgiveness, then you’ve passed God’s test.
I’m not a very religious person, but I still really like that idea.
N.Y.C., Harlem, neighbourhood ballet class, 1968. Photo by Eve Arnold as part of the Black is Beautiful series.