Who’s the real savage
Funny how with a little education about our biology someone can make this connection.
Because I’ve gotten so much backlash about quoting the bible out of context, let me help you all gain some knowledge about this book that we’re all so fond of quoting. Seriously, if you are Christian or Catholic please learn a little about the history of a religion you’re so willing to go crazy over.
Well this is awkward.
“The best cure for Christianity is reading the Bible.” — Mark Twain
thank you whoever put this up. you dont even need to argue the bible people just need to read it and realize we are living in 2013 things have changed.
Well… this is awkward.
You guys do realize that they are paraphrasing and bending the words, right? This is nowhere near a direct translation. That, and all of these scriptures are from the Old Testament. Let me explain something to ya:
In the Old Testament, God required an animal sacrifice to pay for sin (because death is the penalty of sin), and His “chosen people” would slack off and stuff (oh and sin A LOT) so it had to be paid for somehow. That’s why He was so wrathful and (what seemed to be) unjust. The Israelites fell into sin without it being paid for, God got angry, and consequences happened.
When Jesus came, died, and rose again, He was the ultimate sacrifice. No more sacrifices required. Zero-zip-zilch. Ergo; no angry God. (Hm. I like the word ergo. I’m gonna have to use that one a bit more). When Jesus died, that sacrifice covered all sin. Past, present, and future. And that’s amazing to me because no matter how or when or why I mess up, God forgives me. He already has.
Now, I know not everyone believes that^ part. Just want everyone to be well informed. We don’t live by all the weird out of context gobbledeegook that is presented when attacking Christianity. It’s far from the actual content of the scripture. Attacking anyone’s religion.. on this large of a scale hurts. Everyone on tumblr is all like “oh i’m cool with you bein a christian as long as you don’t shove it down my throat and tell me im wrong”.. how is it justified for other religions or atheists? I get that a lot of Christians act that way.. and it really upsets me. And I’m so, so sorry. It agitates me just as much as it does a lot of people. (ANALOGY TIME: Don’t let the fandom ruin the show/anime/game. A lot of AWESOME shows/animes/games have sucky fandoms. (lol I just realized I’m part of the Jesus fandom))
(OOOOPS side note: Sure, the times have changed. Slavery was common practice in those days so God laid down the law about it. And if you were rich in those days, you had many wives who were more of maids in the household. God was addressing the common boundaries. It was all in the context of the age. That’s a major problem when it comes to attacking Christianity; simply look at the context and you can fit the pieces together. If I randomly pull out some sort of “and God smote the man” with no reason why He did it, no information of who the man was, and no time period, it’ll obviously sound harsh and evil.)
Woo. That was long.
#jesus fandom 5ever
THIS ^ YES Ephraim I love you (I hope I didn’t spell your name wrong) but yes I completely agree with everything you said.
Seriously? don’t wet your pants, even though you seem to think like a small child. I read one thing from that paragraph and here it is “Slavery was common practice in those days so God laid down the law about it.”
ARE YOU FUCKING KIDDING ME? seriously. are you, fucking, kidding me????? Do common practices really dictate the laws of GOD!?! the supposed all-knowing, omnipotent, omnipresent creator??? HIS DIVINE LAW is dictated by the common practices of man?!!? No, I call such bullshit even the cows recognize it as shit of their own. To think, to even consider that a moral compass, a being that is to be understood as god, that HE got the questions of “IS SLAVERY BAD?” WRONG, is a fucking insult to humanity and an insult to any race of people that has been enslaved. You actually mean to tell me, that because slavery was common back then, that that is why ***GOD*** fucking told men how to enslave people?! You have honestly reached a level of stupidity where I feel you are a danger to yourself and to society. You know what else was a common practice back then? Sacrifice. You know what else your authors of the bible were doing back then? STONING WOMEN AND BUTTFUCKING THEIR LIVESTOCK. You ignorant human being, honestly, how fucking dare you say that slavery is justified in any sense whatsoever. Take a fucking history lesson and have some motherfucking compassion for those, your brothers and sisters, your fellow human beings, who were enslaved. And you have the balls, THE BALLS, to say it was a common practice back then?! Absolutely fucking disgusting.
One thing to take away from this “Oh where’s the context?” counterargument of you religious folk, is that context does not matter when you get the whole fucking thing wrong. A REAL GOD OR IDEA OF A GOD WOULD NOT LAY DOWN THE FOUNDATION OF HUMAN MORALITY TO BE UNDERSTOOD ONLY IN THE CONTEXT OF THAT TIME. A MORAL FOUNDATION LAYED DOWN BY GOD CAN BE APPLIED TO ANY TIME AND PLACE AND CONTEXT IN THE EXISTENCE OF HUMANITY. Because the bible does not do this, the bible is bullshit.
I am EX SEE and I approve the calling out of ignorance, you dumb mother fuckers