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7 reasons why Jesus was an early feminist

You probably have heard a lot about Christianity, especially when it comes to the religion’s stance on homosexuality and women’s rights. But while some the media’s narrative has often focused on the religion’s conservative, often proudly patriarchal adherents, there’s a compelling argument to be made that Jesus himself had a touch of feminist in him — at least according to the anecdotes about him related by his followers in the Bible’s New Testament.

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Jesus: It's important to help those less fortunate than you. Treat them as your brother.
Christian Conservatives: *hurriedly turn the page*

hoganddice:

takethethirdoption:

I went to an Arab-American comedy night and there was a Muslim guy making a joke about being in high school football.

"I was hit so hard, I saw Jesus. Do you know how hard you have to be hit to see somebody else’s god?"

This is what jokes about religion are supposed to look like.

gendest:

because a lot of people dont seem to get this:

  • golems are from jewish folklore. dont treat them like a generic fantasy creature, thats appropriative
  • kabbalah is a specifically jewish religious tradition. dont practice it if youre not jewish and dont use kabbalah symbolism as generic occult stuff, thats appropriative
  • for the record if it has hebrew on it and it doesnt have anything to do with judaism its probably appropriative
  • dont wear a magen david if youre not jewish, its used as a symbol for judaism so wearing it if youre a gentile is appropriative
  • while im at it heres a rundown of some terms you should know
  • goy: hebrew and yiddish for non-jewish person, it literally translates as “nation.” the plural form is goyim. goy is not a slur.
  • gentile: english for non-jewish person
  • anti-semitism: you probably know what this means but i just want to point out that the word anti-semitism was NOT coined by jews but by a german anti-semite who wanted a more scientific-sounding alternative to “judenhass,” which literally translates to “jew-hatred” so please shut up about how arabs are also semites. we know.
  • if you’re not jewish you should also avoid using the word “jew” since many jewish people are uncomfortable with it (though i personally am fine with it). use “jewish person” instead if youre a gentile

please reblog this if you’re not jewish, i almost never see gentiles acknowledging cultural appropriation of judaism and anti-semitism on tumblr, even among people who otherwise pay close attention to such issues

"“Religion says it’s about the afterlife.
Jesus says it’s about the herelife.

Religion says hold on till heaven.
Jesus said the Kingdom of God is here now.

Religion says confess your wrongs to God.
Jesus said make amends with those you have hurt.

Religion says judge people who don’t measure up.
Jesus said only those who are perfect can cast the first stone.

Religion says to appeal to God to bring change in the world.
Jesus said to be the change you desire to see in the world.

Religion says God will bring peace, joy, freedom and love into your life if you measure up.
Jesus said these realities are unconditionally present inside you in every moment.

Religion says look to God for help and healing.
Jesus said to be instruments of help and healing in one another’s lives.

Religion says rescue people from eternal hell and punch their ticket to heaven.
Jesus said to confront injustice and take up the cause of those who unnecessarily suffer around us.

Religion says to blame Satan.
Jesus said to take responsibility for the damage and destruction we cause in the world.

Religion says go to church.
Jesus said be the church.

Religion says read the Bible in a year.
Jesus said live one verse today.

Religion says there are “us” and “them.”
Jesus says we are all children of God.

Religion says be careful who you love.
Jesus said God is love.”

- Jim Palmer

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radioinactivity:

The current pope called gay couples adopting kids child abuse and has openly spoken out against gay marriage so you know he’s still kind of scum so stop reblogging those fucking photosets about how great he is

"…people like Jesus and Paul were not executed for saying, “Love one another.” They were killed because their understanding of love meant more than being compassionate towards individuals, although it did include that. It also meant standing against the domination systems that rule their world, and collaborating with the Spirit in the creation of a new way of life that stood in contrast to the normalcy of the wisdom of this world. Love and justice go together. Justice without love can be brutal and love without justice can be banal. Love is the heart of justice and justice is the social form of love."

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Marcus J. Borg and John Dominic Crossan, The First Paul: Reclaiming the Radical Visionary Behind the Church’s Conservative Icon p. 205 

(via millennialgospel)

whydouwantaname:

This makes me unbelievably happy. I may not be Catholic but seeing that the pope is the religious leader of millions of people, his example may lead to many people thinking about their own actions.

masteradept:

theseraphimwolf:

Serendipity saying it how it is

(Dogma, 1999)

Still the best of Kevin Smith’s work.

Jedi: May the force be with you
Catholic Jedi: And also with you

soloontherocks:

For those who don’t know him by name, Rick Riordan is the author of the wildly overrated Percy Jackson and the Olympians series, as well as spinoff series about Egyptian and Roman deities, and an upcoming series about Norse deities.

Please note that in context (as you will be able to tell from the sources), this is not a case of “I didn’t know that was still a religion, I didn’t mean to be insulting.” He is well aware that polytheistic religions centering on the Norse, Egyptian, Greek, and Roman Gods still exist as legitimate practices, and just doesn’t consider them worthy of the same concern or care that his beliefs are, because non-Christian religions are secondary to Christianity (see: his grand rant about how even the Greek Gods would admit that the Christian god is better than them; I believe it’s under his FAQ somewhere).

Sources in order are:

"More Greek God weirdness." x
"Weird article on Norse mythology." x
"Greek gods no longer illegal in Greece" x (he does not do a good job of explaining the backstory here that the post title refers to and I would be happy to explain the situation in Greece to anyone upon request)
"Mythology and censorship" x

Reposted for uncomfortablylongmelisma as per our earlier conversation.

dion-thesocialist:

Christian Bale is going to play Moses and where oh where are all the white people who are always so angry about race bending and historical accuracy??? Where are you??? Why are you not outraged??? I thought movies had to be historically accurate and races should never change from the source material???

Anonymous:
I'm going to try to be nice with asking, but why do you care so much about getting rid of homosexuality and correcting their sins? How does it affect you?

your-lies-ruin-lives:

apersnicketylemon:

your-lies-ruin-lives:

proud-to-be-pro-choice:

proud-to-be-pro-choice:

thewolvesagainsthomosexuality:

Because people need to be aware of their sins and repent before they die, or else they won’t go to heaven. Also, homosexuality isn’t normal. It goes against nature and is really a prevented lifestyle. People get killed everyday but does it affect us? No, but why should anything have to personally affect us in order to be against it. Abortion doesn’t affect me, but I’m still against it because it affects our future generation. -Hailey

Not everyone believes in your God. And I am personally very happy and content being gay, and no, you cannot reverse homosexuality. You cannot choose who you love, only what labels you identify as. Stop spewing your ignorant oppressive bullshit. -Kiana

Hey assbutt, if being gay is a choice, then choose to be gay. do it. right now. if you can choose to be gay then just do it for a few seconds and un-gay yourself after.

It would also be super awkward if every other sentient being in nature didn’t have instances of homosexuality. 

Oh wait. 

Also I am pretty sure that there was a passage in there that says it is not your place to judge the sins of others…

"Do not judge, and you will not be judged. Do not condemn, and you will not be condemned. Forgive, and you will be forgiven." Luke 6:37

"You, therefore, have no excuse, you who pass judgment on someone else, for at whatever point you judge another, you are condemning yourself, because you who pass judgment do the same things." Romans 2:1

"Therefore let us stop passing judgment on one another. Instead, make up your mind not to put any stumbling block or obstacle in the way of a brother or sister." Romans 14:13

"Therefore judge nothing before the appointed time; wait until the Lord comes. He will bring to light what is hidden in darkness and will expose the motives of the heart. At that time each will receive their praise from God. " Corinthians 4:5

Like you wanna play the bible game here because there are a lot of passages that say you’re a sinner for calling others sinners. It is not your place to decide you know better the mind of God than anyone else on this earth.

One comes to mind, James 2:10. “For whoever keeps the whole law but fails in one point has become accountable for all of it.” 

necroticnymph:

briansandstorm:

That awkward moment when Diablo shows up to your religious protest

This reminds me of an old story I heard from a friend. One year, an anime con was being held the same weekend as a Bible Conference. This dude in an Ifrit costume, stilts and all, gets into the elevator, all hunched over, on his way down to the lobby. Before he could reach the lobby, the elevator stopped on another floor. Two old ladies clutching bibles were about to step on when they see this giant red demon-creature with glowing yellow eyes.

And in his deepest voice he says, “Going down?”

They shrieked and ran off to find another elevator.