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.
reblogging for the comments ^^^^^^
Saving for later, in case parents ever bring this up or I need to come out again and “for good”.
Reblogging for the history most people want to ignore.
Still not much of a believer, but I’d rather know the facts than complain about a falsehood. But more importantly, we need to acknowledge that if this is much if not all of the Bible, then what fundamentalist Christians preach and follow basically amounts to “all your base are belong to us.”
As a Christian I love to hear people doing research.
Instead of people saying “THE BIBLE IS FAKE AND YOUR BELIEFS ARE DUMB” just because there are bigoted people, they do the research to get the facts.
Argh. I just wish more people would do the same.
HAPPY OCTOBER EVERYONE! (yeah I know I’m posting this on September 30th but sue me, ok, I get excited) AND WELCOME TO WITTYANDCHARMING AND JAMIEJEDI’S SUPER DUPER EXCELLENT HALLOWEEN MASTERPOST!
In honor of our favorite holiday, my sister (JamieJedi) and I have compiled all sorts of goodies to make the month of October and it’s ultimate end in the greatest holiday known to man (or, in Jamie’s world, tied with Christmas due only to the inclusion of presents and ham) a MOST EXCELLENT MONTH! We’ve got over 50 movies, a playlist we collaborated on of our favorite music to play this time of year (as well as two instrumental ambiance albums I found), recipes, decorating ideas, and MORE!!!! So get down with some spooky foods, slap on some zombie makeup, and DON’T GO INTO THAT DARK ROOM ALONE!
All links are streaming unless otherwise specified
Dracula (1931) (5 parts)
Night of the Living Dead (1968)
The Abominable Dr. Phibes (1971) (10 parts)
The Exorcist (1973)
The Hills Have Eyes (1977)
The Amityville Horror (1979)
The Shining (1980)
Children of the Corn (1984)
The Hitcher (1986)
Evil Dead 2 (1987)
Pet Sematary (1989)
The Burbs (1989)
Edward Scissorhands (1990)
Death Becomes Her (1992)
Hocus Pocus (1993)
The Halloween Tree (1993)
Lumpkin the Pumpkin (1993) INCLUDING THIS BECAUSE OMG I WATCHED THIS AS A KID
The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)
The Crow (1994)
Interview with the Vampire (1994)
Casper (1995) (torrent/download)
The Canterville Ghost (1996) (10 parts)
The Craft (1996)
The Frighteners (1996)
Practical Magic (1998)
Sleepy Hollow (1999)
House on Haunted Hill (1999)
The Blair Witch Project (1999)
The Sixth Sense (1999)
Ginger Snaps (2000)
The Mothman Prophecies (2002)
Cabin Fever (2002)
Van Helsing (2004)
The Corpse Bride (2005)
The Exorcism of Emily Rose (2005)
Silent Hill (2006)
[REC] (2007) —English dub
Paranormal Activity (2007)
30 Days of Night (2007)
Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (2007)
Repo! The Genetic Opera (2008)
The Wolfman (2010)
- Prologue—Lady in the Water
- Toccata and Fugue in D minor—Bach
- Libera Me—Interview with the Vampire
- Aim For The Head—Creature Feature
- Charmed, I’m Sure—A Circus Contraption
- Dead Man’s Party—Oingo Boingo
- Missed Me—Dresden Dolls
- This Is Halloween—Nightmare Before Christmas
- The Bad Color—The Village
- I Was a Teenage Werewolf—The Cramps
- No One Lives Forever—Oingo Boingo
- The Time Warp—Rocky Horror Picture Show
- Doctor Finklestein/In The Forest—Nightmare Revisited
- Friends on the Other Side—Princess and the Frog
- I Want to Kill You—Darling Violetta
- White Skin Like The Moon—Jane Eyre
- Trick or Treat—Nekromantix
- Tubular Bells—The Exorcist
- Zombies Ate Her Brain—The Creepshow
- Lestat’s Recitative—Interview with the Vampire
- All Hallows Eve Ball—Van Helsing
- Grim, Grinning Ghosts—Disneyland (The Haunted Mansion)
- Walk Like a Zombie—HorrorPops
- The Horror of Our Love—Ludo
- Horrible Tragedy—Dracula
- Devil Went Down to Georgia—Charlie Daniels Band
- Fluffy’s Harp—Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone
- Ghost Children—Coraline
- Come Little Children—Hocus Pocus
- Psycho Killer—Talking Heads
- Family Secrets
- Darkness Descends
- Fallen Grandeur
- Room 47
- Born of the Night
- Raven’s Hollow
- Haunted Nursery
- Army of the Dead
- Dark Legacy
- Morbid Fascination
- Deadly Intentions
- Undead Hunters
- Grisly Reminder
- Residents Past
- Veiled Hunter
- Alchemist’s Chamber
- Noctem Aeternus
- It Knows We’re In Here
- Demon’s Lair
- Sunken Tomb
- Head Toward the Light
- I Can Feel Them Crawling
- Lost Souls Room
- No One Can Hear You Scream
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