- Kane Bailey (via imnotchaste)
Thus the muses spake:
"JK you dealt kinda shittily with Dumbledore and other diversity aspects, so we’re gonna go ahead and fix this ourselves"
In other news A+ headcanons from the HP fandom.
today i met a christian guy who tries to follow the rules of the bible really good and i asked him if he is against gays because of Leviticus 20:13 and he told me no, he doesn’t because of Matthew 7
and he added that he would never judge anybody on their beliefs or way of living because only god can judge the people
this guy man
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.
An important point to distinguish…
Very, very important distinction. And the church (or any house of worship or religious tradition part) is entirely optional and very common to just skip it completely. Religion has nothing to do with marriage unless the couple wanting to be married wants it to. It is by no means necessary, nor does it matter which religion does it.
Marriage is a legal status. You can get married by a judge at a courthouse, like my parents did. Religious doctrine has no status to make any decisions about what is and is not a valid legal marriage.
i thought i would share this
if you mock someone for praying or finding comfort/purpose in their religion then you are a gross person
Fun fact: the Christian Bible is not the direct Word of God. It was written by men. It is not meant to be taken literally. The vast majority of Christians understand this.
Stop pretending that the literal statements in a book written by men thousands of years ago…
written by men. These words were told to the men by God so shut your face!
Unless you can prove that, it has no place in an academic, secular discussion of religious history.
Thank you for your input, Texas, have a nice day.
i dont need to prove to you anything because i know that i am right. and when i am celebrating my new life in heaven and you arent oh well
that sounded like a pretty prideful statement from someone who should be working as a humble mortal. the fact that you blatantly ignore human error is equally prideful, but that’s beside the point.
momentarily disregarding that OP is 100 percent true in her statement, questioning is healthy within religion, all religions. Abrahamic religions that follow the bible’s writings should understand it is a book filled with stories and myths to guide the reader into how to live a good lifestyle. they’re not rules, they’re not meant to be forced, and they’re not a fucking bargaining tool.
fucking protties. I’m just going to wait until Beautiful Catholic Roommate sees this and tears you a new one. or juan. whichever happens first.
Not even the Catholic Church believes this anymore.
PROTESTANTS I SWEAR WILL BE THE DEATH OF ME.
-pokes head up-
I just feel guilty by not being confirmed in any Church so I’m Protestant by association. If it counts, I apologize for the idiots, Carpe. <3
BUT FUCKING SERIOUSLY.
And leave us not forget that there was literally a committee that sat down and decided which ancient scriptures and writings about Abrahamic law and history and the life of Jesus of Nazareth and his apostles would be included in The Big Holy Book and which ones would be called heresy because they included things that were were either contradictory to the Church’s agenda or were considered too controversial. (See: The Gnostic Gospels)
And that the Bible has been translated and reinterpreted hundreds of times since it’s inception.
And that sexism and politics has played a huge role in defining how the Word of God was presented and interpreted, to the point that parishioners were not even allowed to READ the Bible in some places for a long damn time, because all wisdom and knowledge had to come from the Church.
Bottom Line: It’s a book. It’s a book of stories, some of which talk about people who really existed and have some really good lessons that folks should take to heart. But other than that, it would be like taking Mother Goose or Aesop’s Fables literally.
And yes, most Christians understand this. Because they have brains and can think for themselves.
Every proper sane reasonable Christian I have ever known views the Bible exactly the same way proper sane reasonable pagans view mythology.
Moral truth hidden in literal inaccuracy.
If you think Noah literally fit all the animals into the ark, you have missed the point of the Flood story.
If you think Apollo literally killed a dragon at Delphi, you have missed the point of the Python story.
The Flood story is about how even when there’s terrible people that need to be punished God will save the good people, and promised to never extinguish all life on the planet because good people do exist.
The Python story is about Greek civilization triumphing over the “savage” disorganized primordial pre-civilization (for better or for worse).
When your parent tells you a bedtime story about princesses saving the world, was it literally true or was it telling you you could save the world?
Church Members Mistreat Homeless Man in Church, Unaware It Is Their Pastor in Disguise.
"Pastor Jeremiah Steepek transformed himself into a homeless person and went to the 10,000 member church that he was to be introduced as the head pastor at that morning.
He walked around his soon to be church for 30 minutes while it was filling with people for service, only 3 people out of the 7-10,000 people said hello to him.
He asked people for change to buy food – no one in the church gave him change.
He went into the sanctuary to sit down in the front of the church and was asked by the ushers if he would please sit in the back.
He greeted people to be greeted back with stares and dirty looks, with people looking down on him and judging him.
As he sat in the back of the church, he listened to the church announcements and such.
When all that was done, the elders went up and were excited to introduce the new pastor of the church to the congregation.
“We would like to introduce to you Pastor Jeremiah Steepek.” The congregation looked around clapping with joy and anticipation.
The homeless man sitting in the back stood up and started walking down the aisle. The clapping stopped with all eyes on him.
He walked up the altar and took the microphone from the elders (who were in on this) and paused for a moment then he recited,
“Then the King will say to those on his right, ‘Come, you who are blessed by my Father; take your inheritance, the kingdom prepared for you since the creation of the world.
“For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.’
“Then the righteous will answer him, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you something to drink? When did we see you a stranger and invite you in, or needing clothes and clothe you? When did we see you sick or in prison and go to visit you?’
‘The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’
After he recited this, he looked towards the congregation and told them all what he had experienced that morning. Many began to cry and many heads were bowed in shame.
He then said, “Today I see a gathering of people, not a church of Jesus Christ. The world has enough people, but not enough disciples. When will YOU decide to become disciples?”
He then dismissed service until next week.
Following in the footsteps of Jesus Christ should be more than just talk. It ought to be a lifestyle that others around you can love about you and share in.”
Be a Christian all you want, but at least follow the teachings of Christ if you’re going to claim the title.
I’m not a Christian but I have a massive respect for those who truly follow the creed of love thy neighbor. Major props- this pastor has balls.
That’s fucking cruel
Not tipping: you’re a jagoff. Not tipping and leaving a sanctimonious, smarmy little ‘I don’t tip’ or even better ‘you don’t need a tip’ note: you’re a colossal fucking asshole. Making the note look like an actual tip as well: FUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUCK YOOOOOOOOOOUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU YOU HUMAN SACK OF TRASH
this is beyond vile i’m kind of glad it’s on my dash so i can be reminded at how mad i am at the fact that these exist
There’s a special place in hell for people who do this shit
i never understood why some non religious people get offended or roll their eyes when the religious say they’ll pray for them or something like man i get stoked because i might not believe in their god but they do and to them it’s one of the kindest things you can do for someone so why shit all over it just be grateful that they’re doing something nice for you