Isn’t it nice how people twist their religious scripture to suit their weds but when it’s used against them it’s suddenly not okay
I talked to a monk about this quote once (we have mutual friends, and he came to a New Year’s Eve party at my shared art studio). He said this isn’t even talking about homosexuality. That the bible never actually says homosexuality is wrong. What that passage means is this:
Women were treated as subservient and it that you shouldn’t treat other men as subservient, like they are beneath you. It is not talking about homosexuality. If it was, it would say it outright since the bible lists other things outright.
I take the word of a monk who have studied the bible extensively more than a self proclaimed Christian.
The above text, I would like to point out is from the point of view of this translation of the original Hebrew. I spoke with my cousin’s rabbi on the matter and his response was different, saying that it was a mistranslation. See, the true translation says that a man shall not lie with another in the bed of a woman, which is to say, the Hebrews had a shit ton of rules about when a man was or was not allowed in a woman’s bed and private quarters (including, if she didn’t want you there, you weren’t allowed there. Hebrew women were also allowed to divorce their husbands and the image of the ‘oppressive Hebrew people’ is an image that was propogated by Christianity which, historically speaking, doesn’t treat the Jewish people too well and liked to paint them as being rather barbaric and backwards and cultish with their traditions, which, another piece of fun info, their traditions were one of the main reasons why the Jewish people were less likely, in medieval times, to die of the plague. Because washing your hands and avoiding the dead and vermin and the like was a lot of help. Of course the Christians persecuted them for not dying but that’s another matter. I’m sidetracked). So the verse is literally saying ‘Don’t fuck in some lady’s bed because that’s just goddamn rude’
Also, whenever a Christian brings the book of Leviticus up, you should feel free to point out that these are rules that were given to make the Hebrew people prepared for when the son of God came to earth. In Christianity, it’s believed the son of God was Jesus. So by following the rules set in Leviticus or pushing them as things we should follow, they’re saying that Jesus was not the son of God, and that Jesus did not, in fact, die for our sins. Jewish people believe, in their faith, that the son of God hasn’t yet been born, so many choose to follow these rules.
Most people of course roll their eyes when I explain the translation of the verse (full breakdown found here) but it’s always fun to point out the nature of the rules in Leviticus and the implications of following them.
I’m a theology student and I am on the verge of crying because of how accurate this commentary is. Historical context is simultaneously the most interesting and most important part of interpreting any texts.
Most religious people seem to base their beliefs on things that are severely mistranslated. I wish they would do their research before using the bible for hate.
I studied theology extensively and was going to become a theologist until I switched majors. The above commentary is 100% accurate and what I try to stress in a lot if conversations with Bible Thumpers.
Jesus also affirms the homosexual relationship between the Roman Centurion and his “slave”. The particular Greek word used to refer to this special slave was “pais”. Greek language studies and contexts show that a “pais” was a male love slave. Regular slaves were called “dolos”. The Centurion makes this distinction clearly when he asks Jesus to heal his slave (pais), and then to prove his status he tells Jesus that his slaves (dolos) go when he tells them to. But this slave (pais) was special. He was the Centurion’s lover.
Hearing this, Jesus was so amazed he says he had not found ANYONE ELSE who had such great faith. He then blesses the Centurion and heals his male lover.
THIS IS WHAT THE BIBLE REALLY TEACHES ABOUT SAME SEX COUPLES.
In short, the English adaptation is a mistranslated farce.
EXCUSE ME WHILE I REBLOG THIS FIFTY MILLION TIMES
SO MUCH THEOLOGY! SO MUCH! SMART PEOPLE WHO KNOW THINGS ARE THE BEST PEOPLE!
SO MUCH SMART
Not to mention, that really beautiful and amazingly evocative passage read at so many Christian weddings?
""Where you go I will go, and where you stay I will stay. Your people will be my people and your God my God. Where you die I will die, and there I will be buried.
That’s from Ruth to Naomi, her mother-in-law and the woman she spent the rest of her life beside.
How curious, then, that this, along with Corinthians 1:13, is considered to be one of the greatest vows of love in the entirety of the Bible.
My friend is coming over today for some weeaboo dragon poking simulator, so I figured I’d surprise him with some MH themed Potion Punch!
It was super easy to make, but I would have made some changes based what I did or didn’t have. It doesn’t taste like grass and mushrooms, but I sacrificed accuracy for stomachability for us non-hunters. Recipe under the cut!
why bronies think people hate them: they watch a TV show marketed at little girls
why people actually hate bronies: they sexualize technicolor horses, …
I’ll just leave these here:
*tips fedora to Snow Dapples for finding the above*
You forgot the one where she had Shining Armor in a thong.
The hypocrisy is delicious.
These are all really cute
So remember, if anyone ever tries to tell you what’s “natural”, laugh the fuck in their face.
I think I like “The Ruff” the most~
What’s the big deal about the Texas Filibuster, you ask?
Well here’s a size comparison of Texas to Europe. Imagine that women only have access to 5 abortion clinics in that whole area!
FIVE. ABORTION. CLINICS.
Now tell me who has the fucking right to deny women these services? on top of that, Texas is a state so a state so big that covers most of Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Luxembourg, Belgium and the Netherlands along with a good portion of France. Who wants to drive 15 hours for an abortion? Who can do that?
Probably not the people that need the abortion services.
I also can’t imagine the wait lists that would build up and eventually make the abortion impossible by the new law.
“Oh, you got raped? Too bad”
“Oh you can afford to raise a child? Too bad.”
“Not the right time to get pregnant because you’re in school/working or for whatever you need an abortion for? Too bad.”
One other thing is, at least in some states and if they didn’t change it, you have to talk to a doctor at the clinic and then wait at least 24 hours before you can actually even have the abortion. So instead of having to miss say one day of your job for the abortion you have to miss two.
People are boycotting Kraft just because of this one ad
Wow, when you put it that way it almost seems like we live in a rampantly sexist, misogynistic, and hypocritical society.
Welp, now I feel like buying some Kraft products. Not sure why.
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