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I agree with the irony of the pic, but no need to be so mean in the title :-(
I get so sick of it though. Can you blame me? Everyones all like "well God this and God that" but in truth they know nothing about their religion.
I could have sworn I heard somewhere that religion was originally meant to be a personal thing. So technically, you can do whatever you want and still say you're religious and or adhere to a particular religion even if you aren't 100% of the same beliefs and practices. Things don't have to be absolute.
^If we were friends on facebook I would UNFRIEND you! that's right. I went there. Just kidding.
Awe I wuv u two!
A religion is a grouping of people with the same beliefs that follow a structured belief system...you can believe whatever you want but if you subscribe to a religion you're saying you believe what they believe.
Yeah, sorry to claim to know anything about the religion that I practice. I guess I should take some pointers from you, since apparently you could correct my personal faith.
Maybe I should just stick to grammar.
I also see the irony of someone who doesn't like overly religious people, and yet know such a specific part of the bible.
Most are cherry-picking hypocrites. Use verses that support their prejudice/personal agenda and completely ignore verses that apply to them.
This is a good example
All right. When it comes to religion (real life or internet), I keep my opinions to myself because it's no one else's damn business what I believe, but JUST FOR THIS POST I am going to talk about it.
I am a member of the RCC. Anyone who interpretes the bible word-for-word is not going to get anywhere. I'm not about to go stone my brother because he put cucumbers next to tomatoes in our garden last week. It's been a long ass time since the bible was written, so you have to excuse it for being unable to LITERALLY apply to every day life anymore.
You know what Leviticus says a few lines below this? "Any person who curseth his mother or father, must be killed." No priest you seek advice from is going to tell you to go ahead and kill your kid for being the tiniest bit rebellious.
I have three tattoos. I sin, too. It's kinda the whole reason Jesus died for us. I go to church every Sunday and ask for forgiveness for the stupid shit I do. The church isn't a museum for the perfect, it's a hospital for the broken.
I honestly don't judge what other people believe. You guys could all form a religion that basis itself on the fact that we are all descendants of tyrannosaurus rex's, for all I care. I really, really dislike it, though, when people bash the RCC when really THEY don't know what's going on.
RANT OVER. I now seal myself up and will no longer be speaking of religion related subjects. And I apologize thoroughly for probably starting an argument on here.
In other news, that was MUCH longer than expected. Whoospie.
I'm agnostic just saying.
I do not have a single problem with that. =)
Hmm... I sense sarcasm.
No,no sarcasm i just left out my exclamation mark. I'm kidding. Yay!
*I'm not kidding. I biffed out there i was actually smiling and saying YAY!
Haha, either you're the sneakiest asshole on the entire internet or genuine. And since I like to think the best of people, I'm going to go with genuine.
Yay!I'm genuine and slightly insulted at the asshole comment but oh well.
Noooo! I said either OR. I decided that you were NOT an asshole! Don't be offended... now I feel bad.
Meant possible asshole comment sorry i was talking on the phone at the same time. I'm sorry you feel bad now! :(
I feel like we've spent this entire conversation misunderstanding each other, lol.
Let's start over:
Hi! I'm Jill. It's nice to meet you.
Hi! I'm Jack(was that what was meant?)Nice to meet you to!
LOL, are you asking if I was making a Jack & Jill joke? I wasn't, haha. That, genuinely, is my name, but the fact that you went there just makes this a million times more hilarious.
LOL, well in that case I'm Chris.
I think we just participated in a modern interpretation to one of Shakespeare's plays.
Just how we kept on misunderstanding each other and assuming what was not true. I meant one of his comedies, not a tragedy.
He didn't like writing tragedies and i do see what you mean now lol
I wouldn't enjoy writing a tragedy, either.
No, I suppose i wouldn't either. But i wouldn't enjoy writing a romance either:to sappy.
Excellent point. I would not enjoy that, either. I would just be yelling, "OH SHUT UP ALREADY." To my own characters.
Right?I hear that just keep on preaching lol
I didn't read any of these I just liked how far the reply tab went over and went up and down.
its fun going up and down watching the reply tabs get bigger and smaller
Oh, I totally know what you mean. It is isn't it?
i read this whole thread. yay for genuine people! ^^
Wow there buddy, to much info!
Aw... you refused the argument initiation.
Though I am curious as to how you decide what parts of the bible should be taken literally, and which parts should not.
Sorry =(. If you want to argue about it with someone else, by all means go at it! haha
And to answer you question: To be honest, I sat here and outlined exactly what I, personally, take literally and what I don't, but it got to be really long and I could just FEEL an argument coming on. SO to relate to this post only I'm going to say: I generally do no take Leviticus literally. There's a lot in there that simply does not comply with modern times.
"a lot that simply does not comply" implying there's any?
If what you do and don't take literally can't be defined in groups (like, this book, but not this book, etc), then you are simply choosing based on what you feel is right and wrong, showing that you are more moral than the bible.
This is my last post on this for now mainly because now I have real like errands to run, but also because I did say I wasn't going to argue. However, since you had asked a question and I was answering it, DeathDark, I'll reply:
I've got to say I disagree with you on that point of grouping the books into agree or disagree. Nothing is that black and white. BUT if you look here it might help you to see what I meant. =)
Oh. Well, if it's just a big book of metaphors, that makes it even less useful, but I digress.
Well it is to be said that Bible is hearsay(written by man and not just one)therefor i think none of it should be taken seriously. Religion is a coping skill created by man.Nothing more.Nothing less.The Bible is just an accessory.
Yeah, part of my post was going to be about how I view it as more of a giant book of metaphors....
Not really, mostly cause we agree with him. :/
That's the most informed thing I've heard you say. Good job.
Aren't we supposed to be arguing? kony religion, politics something?
I dunno, I think he thought we disagreed or something silly like that.
Oh.What a hater.
No need to apologize. You had no way of knowing.
What gets me is that there are religious people who see certain aspects as absolute rule, such as the fact homosexuality is wrong, but ignore other aspects of it.
It's like... A girl saying to a gay that they're wrong and they're going to hell, etc, because the Bible says so then going out, having unprotected sex, getting pregnant then having an abortion and then saying "oh, well the Bible is just a guideline".
It's either a guideline or it's exact, you can't have it both ways. You seem to sit comfortably that it's a guideline, which is the same as my Catholic friends and family (I should say Christian, but they're all Catholic anyway, despite the fact we're in a Protestant area). In fact, all of them say the Bible is full of contradictions, and they view it that it's written by Man but still believe in God as that's their view. Who am I to tell them not to have it?
BTW, what does RCC stand for? It stands for multiple things in the UK but I've never heard it used for religion.
Roman Catholic Church. I was too lazy to spell it out.
Of course it meant that. I don't know why that didn't occur to me.
Hello, I'm an idiot, have we met before?
Ha, it's all good. I have a moment like this at least once a day.
I find myself identifying more with the Latin American Catholics that sculpted liberation theology... I don't think there's a denomination in all of Christianity that would let my Christianity fly, ha ha.
best quote, "The Church isn't a Museum for the perfect, it's a hospital for the broken."
Kudos to you my friend
Jesus had a marking of the name of his Apostles on his body. Which are tattoos. Irony.
This seems to be my most popular picture...
Read up one post.