It is curious that so many soldiers think that they are Christians. Christianity is incompatible with military service, if any Christianity is meant that Christ would have regarded with other than repugnance.
The explanation of course lies in the soldier’s moral compartmentation. Within his own tribe or pack, these usually being denominated “countries,” he is the soul of moral propriety—doesn’t knock over convenience stores, kick his dog, or beat his children; speaks courteously, observes personal hygiene, and works tirelessly for the public good in the event of natural disasters. A steely gaze with little behind it and a firm handshake amplify the appearance of probity.
In conflict with foreigners, he will burn, bomb, rape and torture indiscriminately. His is the behavior of feral dogs, which humans closely resemble.
A religious Pennsylvania couple that’s already serving probation in connection with the 2009 death of their child could face jail time after they chose to pray instead of seeking medical attention for another son, who has also died.
A guy at work just told me he’s “not an ‘evolutionist’”, as if evolution was something to be believed in. Science isn’t faith-based. That’s what makes it science. This is why we can’t have nice things.
In a ridiculously repressive and absurd proposal, an Islamic cleric residing in Europe has banned women from touching or being anywhere close to bananas and cucumbers, in a bid to avoid sexual thoughts.
Right, because women just can’t stop thinking about penis, especially while they’re eating phallic foods. While we’re at it we might as well ban them from touching anything round, so they don’t think about balls, because we all know how women can’t contain themselves at the thought of a wrinkly, hairy, sweaty scrotum just slapping around between two hairy guy thighs. I can hear the women gushing from here. Cucumbers and bananas? I think we all know this cleric is packing a baby carrot at best.
A graphical representation of the contradictions in the bible. Each red line links 2 contradicting statements.
WILL ALWAYS REBLOG.
This reminds me of a really fascinating theological idea I read once. It poses that God meant for the Bible to be full of contradictions, because it isn’t an instruction manual, but a test of character. If you can read through all the books and stories, all the confusing, contradictory statements, and you still choose to take home a message of peace, acceptance, and forgiveness, then you’ve passed God’s test.
I’m not a very religious person, but I still really like that idea.
^ I like that interpretation :D
IT’S SO BEAUTIFUL
ladystormcrow pretty much sums up my thoughts about the bible
the bible is a clusterfuck because it’s hundreds of stories written by different people at different times from various hearsay accounts, all of which have been translated again and again, and then the lot of them were collectively edited and hand-picked for inclusion in the king james. how you can get peace, acceptance, and forgiveness from a book which talks about god raining fire on people is fucking beyond me.
Kids will be kids, and in high school that can lead to being reprimanded for being a class clown, passing notes in class or pulling pranks on others.
However, in Shawano, Wisc., 15-year-old Brandon Wegner was reportedly punished for sharing this opinion: Homosexual couples shouldn’t be able to adopt.
Wegner wrote an op-ed piece for the school’s newspaper explaining the Biblical view of homosexuality and supporting natural mother-father adoption
According to the UN’s Declaration of the Rights of the Child, every child is entitled to a mother and a father. No surprises there? Right, it’s just common sense. That’s what nature gives you, that’s biology, that’s the facts of life. But in the minds of the LGBTs, nobody nowadays is allowed to say this in case it causes offence to them.
Straight people shouldn’t be allowed to adopt pets because it’s not a traditional family for the animal. While we’re at it, traditionally, if you got cancer you died from it, so you shouldn’t take medicine because that’s going against tradition. It’d be even better if I reinforced my argument with some made up bullshit about a cult I’m in and our holy book. But remember, when a child’s parents don’t want it, we can’t let gays can’t step in and be parents because of gayness. Way to go! A+ on being a bag of shit human being.
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