"In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life: it goes on." - R. Frost
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.
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one of my friends is in the middle of this shit right now and it’s terrifying, she said their twitters are getting blocked so they can’t share info, their murder rate is the second highest in the world and none of the murderers go to jail because they’re government supporters, they can’t find basic household items or food in their supermarkets, their economy has plummeted, inflation increased over 50% in the two months since 2014 started, airlines have basically left the country because the govt owes them so much money, they have no access to cars or car parts, they can’t cross any borders because their govt controls them and no one is helping them.
it is fucking pissing me off that no one is helping them when they’re asking for it and need it so much. And I am so frustrated that theres not more I can do than share things like this to spread the word, that I just have to hope enough people see it that something gets done.
A few things about the whole Richard Sherman kerfuffle:
1) He and Michael Crabtree have had an ongoing beef going back at least to last summer
2) Literally less than 20 - 30min before the post game interview, Sherman and Crabtree had just had an on field altercation, and according to Sherman, another one minutes after the game
3) Also, literally less than 10min before the interview, Sherman had just made the winning deflection (in a close game) that ensured his team will go to the Super Bowl. The Super Bowl. As in, lifetime achievement realized. So yeah, he was amped up. Remember, while Sherman was speaking to Erin Andrews, he was very specifically addressing Crabtree: “I’m the best corner in the game. When you try me with a sorry receiver like Crabtree, that’s the result you gonna get. Don’t you ever talk about me.”
4) Without touching too much on all of the racism set off by “big, scary Black man *terrifying* little blonde White woman,” Richard Sherman is hardly a “thug” (if you simply have to talk smack about Sherman, at least try to use more clever racial code words) Sherman graduated 2nd from his high school, scored 1400/1600 on the S.A.T. and is a Stanford University graduate with a communications degree
note: Sherman never stopped making eye contact with the camera, spoke clearly, never cursed, and answered clearly the questions he was asked. While his bravado was genuine, Sherman knew exactly what he was doing - amping up his Seattle fans, ensuring some guest spots on upcoming talk shows, and perhaps getting a cover deal for the next Sports Illustrated and Madden game (or WWE?). IMHO
The problem here is, America has been deeply conditioned to view Black people, particularly Black men, in a very narrow spectrum: smiling buffoon (who may also be a criminal) or angry thug (who is definitely a criminal) Or maybe a ‘Will Smith’ or a ‘Barack Obama’…if you’re wealthy enough. "Angry Black man" and "thug" .are such common stereotypes/tropes for BM that they’re almost Hollywood descriptions for castings. A White athlete showing the exact same demeanor would not be called a thug, an ape, and especially not a ni***r. We have a lot of categories we could place a White athlete into in this situation: hyped, exuberant, excited, over-the-top, beast-mode, etc.
In the end, it’s a game, and—after way too many suggestions to the contrary—even Erin Andrews has said she wasn’t afraid (look at the video again: did she look even remotely sacred?)
That’s my 2¢, Here’s Sherman in his own words
I don’t give a fuck what anyone has to say I am glad he was real and happy to see some type of emotion coming out of these players for once