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Posts tagged religion

Jan 13 '14

theguilteaparty:

fangirlandproudofit:

sushinfood:

crippledcuriosity:

itsfondue:

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.

Beauty.

I’m a Christian and I approve this message.

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. 

(Source: idiotsonfb)

Jan 7 '14

principiosrotos:

my best friend is an atheist, but whenever she is comforting me with something in my life she uses examples of God to help me because she knows it makes me feel better, and vice versa, when i comfort her i never bring up God because i respect that it’s not something that helps or works for her

i feel like this is a model of how the world should work

(Source: hallucinogin-and-tonic)

Mar 27 '13

applecocaine:

Religion DOES NOT Suck! People Do… (by JJDiscussions)

If you love me at all you’ll watch this. AND LISTEN.

"I really think Atheism and Religion can coincide if we just stop attacking each other based on religion and start attacking people based on the choices and the kind of person they are."

YES.

Dec 24 '12
Sep 16 '12

Why Did God Create Atheists?

tinyghostbones:

everythingbutharleyquinn:

religiousragings:

There is a famous story told in Chassidic literature that addresses this very question. The Master teaches the student that God created everything in the world to be appreciated, since everything is here to teach us a lesson. 

One clever student asks “What lesson can we learn from atheists? Why did God create them?”

The Master responds “God created atheists to teach us the most important lesson of them all — the lesson of true compassion. You see, when an atheist performs and act of charity, visits someone who is sick, helps someone in need, and cares for the world, he is not doing so because of some religious teaching. He does not believe that god commanded him to perform this act. In fact, he does not believe in God at all, so his acts are based on an inner sense of morality. And look at the kindness he can bestow upon others simply because he feels it to be right.”

“This means,” the Master continued “that when someone reaches out to you for help, you should never say ‘I pray that God will help you.’ Instead for the moment, you should become an atheist, imagine that there is no God who can help, and say ‘I will help you.’”

ETA source: Tales of Hasidim Vol. 2 by Mar

NGL, I’m bawling.

aw it made my heart warm uwu

(Source: skepticalavenger)

Jul 6 '12

lidiazamarripa:

thatfunnyblog:

When a man dressed as Satan speaks more accurately about God than your pastor, you know something is wrong.

AMEN.

(Source: realistically-probably)

Oct 8 '11
Jul 4 '11

"What’s hebrew for Phil Collins?"

Yesterday watched a movie called “The Infidel” with my dad,and let me tell you its one of the most refreshing and funny things I’ve seen in a while.

Its about a typical British-Pakistani moderate muslim family man who goes into an identity crisis after learning he was actually adopted,and that his birth parents,well lets say were on the other side of the Israeli-Palestinian war debate. Further clues? His birth father’s name was Schimshillewitz.

Add to that a potential in-law that happens to be an extremist clerical leader and a Jewish American neighbour who teaches him what it means to be Jewish and you get yourself a pretty unique sort of comedy. What I love about the movie besides the brilliant acting by Omid Djalili, Richard Schiff and a surprise appearance by Matt Lucas as a rabbi, is the more unconventional but very real portrayal of characters, like the burqa-clad neighbour Muna who energetically spouts (in cockney!)celebrity gossip,jogs and gets down on the dance floor from beneath her niqab or the main character’s youngest daughter who adorably runs around declaring jihad with a plastic sword or Omid’s character himself,while despite being a very well-meaning father,swears like a sailor and admits to the ocassional drink or two.

What surprised me is it passing the censors in this country(the predominantly muslim conservative government once had to rename the “Hellboy” movie due to the word “hell”) but I see it as a positive sign then that such an eye-opening film could be shown here,and with nary a negative response so far. I highly recommend it,all y’all living in good ol’ Kuala Lumpur,to catch it in the cinemas while you can!

I mean, whats not to love about a movie that makes a Barbra Streisand penis joke in Yiddish?

Sep 14 '10
Sep 8 '10
brave-slut:getmeaway:genderqueerdukeofmexico:newfilosofee:rangeenhaseena:kissestokashmir:mustamuseme:dailyme:Rev. Nancy Dann, of Amherst, Massachusetts, of the Hampshire County United Church of Christ, attends a rally of religious leaders in support of Muslim Americans at the Statehouse in Boston, Tuesday, Sept. 7, 2010. Two of Dann’s four children have converted to Islam. (AP Photo/Josh Reynolds)








This is an America I can get behind.

I need that on a t-shirt.

wow.

:)

^ THIS PHOTO!

this happened today right near where i work, i couldn’t really tell what it was at the time though.

Good shit here.

My faith in humanity brightens.

brave-slut:getmeaway:genderqueerdukeofmexico:newfilosofee:rangeenhaseena:kissestokashmir:mustamuseme:dailyme:Rev. Nancy Dann, of Amherst, Massachusetts, of the Hampshire County United Church of Christ, attends a rally of religious leaders in support of Muslim Americans at the Statehouse in Boston, Tuesday, Sept. 7, 2010. Two of Dann’s four children have converted to Islam. (AP Photo/Josh Reynolds)

This is an America I can get behind.

I need that on a t-shirt.

wow.

:)

^ THIS PHOTO!

this happened today right near where i work, i couldn’t really tell what it was at the time though.

Good shit here.

My faith in humanity brightens.