Just another person with a heavy heart.
I saw this picture and it really peeved me off. So many people are believing this lie that God isn’t against homosexuality, but He truly is. He HATES ALL SIN… homosexuality is a sin. Say whatever you will to try and prove that God is silent on the matter, but The Bible is God breathed, God inspired and therefore perfect.
His word (the Bible) has examples in the New and Old Testament of it’s stance on being against homosexuality.
First book in the Bible (Genesis) God shows His heart towards the matter in Chapter 19, Sodom and Gomorrah. Basically, the town Sodom and Gomorrah was filled with people acting on their fleshly impulses… majority of it came from homosexual relations. VERSE 5 of Genesis 19 “They shouted to Lot, “Where are the men who came to spend the night with you? Bring them out to us so we can have sex with them!” ( Lot was related to Abraham and the two them mentioned in this verse is actually two angels).. the end of this story is God completely wiping out this city because of how gross the people were. Read it… proof number one that God is not in favor of this lifestyle.
In the third book of the Bible, again.. God’s stance against homosexuality. Leviticus 18:22 ” Do not practice homosexuality, having sex with another man as with a woman. It is a detestable sin” This whole chapter in Leviticus is about Forbidden sexual practices. I know many say well that was the Old Testament and we are freed from the laws of the Old Testament… well the God of the Old Testament is the same one as in the New Testament. He never changes sides, He never changes period.
In the New Testament, Romans 1:18-32 talks about the penalty of homosexuality.
1 Corinthians 6:9
1 Timothy 1:9-10
and many many more verses…
Sorry if I seem angry, but people shouldn’t spread this false hope when God’s word says No to homosexuality. God hates sin and the sinner, but He is able to love us because of the blood of Jesus on the cross cleansed us and we able to become His children.
I love crazy Christian people, they’re so cute with their crazy beliefs. They think spewing hateful things is okay because they belief the weirdest things. It’s actually kind of amusing, in a disgusting kind of way.
Okay man, you wanted to do this, tumblr user myhipsterheart, so let’s do this.
First of all the Bible is not God breathed, it was written by the hands of men to chronicle the word of God. Men are not God, men are not perfect, so the Bible is not perfect. For example, there are tons of different interpretations, translations and beliefs in varying bibles. The Mormon Bible, The East Orthodox Bible, and the Protestant Bible are all different, for example. Different. I have a copy of the King James version, but not the modern one. Mine was published in 1960, before the ‘official’ New King James version. Genesis 19 : 5 says, in mine, "And they called unto Lot, and said unto him, Where are the men which came in to thee this night? bring them out unto us, that we may know them."
Now I want to bring to your attention that in my Bible, there is five pages dedicated to words that may be misleading, because the people who published this, knew that shit can be mistranslated.
There is a common argument and debate over this passage in the Genesis whether or not it is condemning homosexuality, and most people have found that even if it is, it contradicts other text in the Bible! God wiped out the two cities because they were full of a lot more than homosexuality. Lot was afraid of his daughters being raped or corrupted, people stole, people killed other people, there was prostitution and they rejected God and his teachings.
Now let me give you some history on the Bible here, and the gospels, and these guys Matthew, Mark, Luke and John. They were only a handful of a couple hundred or so people that claimed to have chronicled the word of God and the life and times of Jesus Christ. There were tons of gospels, and even today they are digging new people up that have pages written about Jesus buried with them. No, not from Bibles, these corpses were found long before the Bible was put together. Okay well, not necessarily true, but at that time the Bible was this ridiculous mix of a bunch of different contradicting stories, and considering these were some early days of Christianity, churches of Christ were kind of all over the place in their teachings.
So this guy, Emperor Constantine revised the Bible after becoming a Christian himself. He knew it was all pretty ridiculous and figured how could people ever work together in this Religion and for the good of the Empire when nothing in the Bible was working together itself? So he got a bunch of Heads of Churches together, tossed the bible on the table, and said hey, let’s see what works if we mix and match. And I’m going to throw in there the fact that he made that Bible something that would appeal to Pagans AND Christian beliefs, even though they are very different religions. So, step 1 into how the Bible is NOT perfect. Step 2 is that the New King James was published in the 1970’s, with obvious further changes. That’s over sixteen hundred years of time to change.
Alright, moving on.
Leviticus 18 : 22, oh we meet again.
Okay, remember the Pagan thing? And you know how like, Christians don’t really like Pagans all that much and consider them ‘devil worshippers’ or what nonsense?
Okay, so interpretation one of this verse, which is a popular acceptance by a wide number of Theologists is that the lines pertaining to homosexuality are actually referring to Pagan worship, and it goes more so against the second commandment than homosexuality being a sin. This includes 20 : 13.
Interpretation two, is also commonly accepted, because guess what and, you might not believe this but people have actually misread the old hebrew?! oh no way…whoa….whoa….people misread it whoa that’s never happened before has it? The line can be changed to "And with a man, thou shalt not lie in the beds of women", pretty much stating if you’re going to bump uglies with another man, don’t do it in a girl’s bed cause that’s pretty grody.
Mentioning Romans is just ridiculous because the Gentiles are literally doing what they’re doing because they think they’re better than God and can do whatever they want, and that is really pissing Him off. God is described as a wrathful, jealous being who demands devotion from humanity, and seeing the Gentiles trade his word of ‘Truth’ to worship creation is really getting his goat. The homosexuality here is purposeful. They are doing it to make God mad, because they are going against nature. Now, this is interpreted so that the Gentiles are straight men, and their natural desire is to be with women, but they’re sleeping with one another to SPITE God. It’s not saying homosexuality is unnatural, because the natural desire of homosexuals is to be with the same sex. They are doing the unnatural by sleeping with a sex they don’t prefer and God is mad because he knows they’re doing it just because they think they’re better than him, and can resist their natural urges.
In I Cor 6 : 9, the jewish words here that I assume you’re referring to for 'Effeminate' and 'Abusers of themselves with mankind' are mistranslated again because back when Jesus Christ was walking around, the word that was translated into Effeminate didn’t indicate homosexuality, like, ever. I mean we’re talking back when Gay meant happy and was rarely used to indicate homosexuals. The same goes for ‘malakoi’. When it mattered, when the Bible was chronicled, it didn’t mean Gay. Now the next phrase that’s used actually has five meanings that are preferred over homosexual which include rape, anal with one’s WIFE, sex with angels, and masturbation. There’s not mention of guys x guys in here.
I’m not going into other versus because I think I’ve proven myself plenty in how ridiculous you are.
And the original message of this post was that Jesus never said anything against homosexuality. And he hasn’t. In fact, there’s a verse involving a roman who asks Jesus to heal his gay lover, and Jesus does it. Shit, Jesus could’ve said no just based on the fact this guy didn’t believe in God, but he healed his lover all the same, because Jesus was A GOOD GUY who believed in LOVE and RESPECT FOR OTHERS IN ALL OF HUMANITY. He did not condemn homosexuality.
Now I’m not saying you have to stop believing what you want, go for it, but you have no right to tell people how to read their own Bible, you have no right to tell people what God believes or what God thinks because you are NOT God, you are NOT Jesus Christ and all you have is a book written by the hands of MEN that has been adapted and badly mistranslated over the years that it has been written to try and hold your argument. So you can not judge a person’s lifestyle or their religion.
Goodbye friends I am gone.
*slow clap* Preach it.
Reblogging this while sitting in church.
tbh i discredited his commentary as soon as i read the word “homosexuality” in one of his quotes. yes because back in the day of jesus christ, the word homosexuality was present of course. (intense sarcasm)
and that means that its a translated word, which means you arent taking actual quotes, which means that i could literally write “being gay is o-kay” in the bible with sharpie and have the same proof as you goodnight.
LETS NOT FORGET THAT GOD LOVES ALL HIS CHILDREN PRETTY SURE THAT INCLUDES GAY PEOPLE. ALSOOOOOOOOOO NOWHERE EVER IN THE BIBLE DOES IT SAY WEDDINGS SHOULD BE LIKE THEY ARE NOW SO SURE THE DRESS IS A SIN, THE HONEYMOON IS A SIN AND GUESS WHAT? THE CAKE IS A SIN.
—Unknown. (via bloodychaos)
my uncle used to be one of those people who drove dead people to cemeteries and such
then he became a taxi driver and the person he was driving tapped his shoulder to ask a question and my uncle screamed really loud
I’m sure that’s what he thought.
Fast food workers “occupying” Wall Street. #imlovinit
If you can’t fucking survive on fucking $7.25 go to fucking school and get another fucking job. Those people who run the fucking restaurants and shops who fucking give out minimum fucking wage need to make a fucking profit too. Get off your lazy fucking ass and make way for the fucking high school students and college students who fucking need that job that pays $7.25.
Funny thing: the workers who are stuck in minimum wage jobs (many of whom have degrees… and huge amounts of debt racked up getting them, because of the myth that going to school is THE path to a high-paying job) are also the biggest single customer base for these sorts of corporations, and most other ones.
You know the thing that’s really going to imperil corporate profits?
The way they pay their workers.
The news keeps saying things about “consumer confidence” being low. Supposedly, it’s low “confidence” that is depressing sales of big ticket items like homes and cars, and if the current trends continue, it’s taking bites out of things like… eating out. Going to the movies. And other things that drive the minimum wage sectors of the economy.
Funny thing: people have to have money to spend money. Right now, most revenue goes straight into the accounts of the major stakeholders in the company. What does it there? It… accrues. It… adds up. What doesn’t it do? It doesn’t circulate. It doesn’t get spent. It doesn’t do anyone any good.
If you gave everyone working at McDonald’s another dollar an hour out of the profits that are currently just being pocketed, those dollars… well, they’d be spent. Almost immediately. And in the end, they’d probably end up being stuck in some millionaire’s low risk, steady return, not-at-all entrepreneurial portfolio, which is where most money ends up.
But just by the magic passing through more hands before it comes to rest, those same dollars would each be spent several more times. MAGIC, right? Same dollar, getting spent again and again and again. And every time, someone benefits. In effect, every time, everyone benefits.
When money goes to the top, it stops moving. Money that isn’t moving isn’t really money any more. It’s as useless as the high score of a video game.
This is why the places in the world—even just in this country—with the best minimum wage and the best social safety nets also have the lowest unemployment, and why unemployment grows or stays stable the more we “tighten belts”. This is just how the world works. This is how the world has always worked. If conservatives would give up their fairy tale fantasyland logic and join the rest of us in the real world, we could have the economy on its feet in no time.
And you are living in a fantasy land. You are. What jobs? What jobs are these people supposed to get? If they had no job, you would tell them “McDonald’s is always hiring.” and act like that’s an answer. Well, they’re working at McDonald’s. And they had to beat ten applicants to get those jobs, because only in your magical fantasy land does “always hiring” mean “has enough job openings to magically accommodate everybody who applies”. Your logic literally requires magic to work.
What are you doing with your life? What are you doing that is so noble and great an endeavor that you can tell people who bust their backs to do a job you probably couldn’t do and definitely wouldn’t want to that they’re lazy for working for $7.25. Would you take $7.25 an hour to do what they do? No? Then they’re being underpaid. The invisible hand of the free market is apparently taking a vacation.
Let me tell you how things work in the real world. In the real world *everyone has to* make a living wage. Has to. If businesses aren’t paying living wages, then they should inevitably go under since no one could afford to work for them. Fortunately or unfortunately, the economy… like an ecology… is all interconnected. So instead of these businesses suffering alone for what should be a fatal decision on their part, they drag everyone else down with them in a slow death spiral that poisons the whole economy.
See, if these business owners aren’t paying their employees a living wage but they’re not going out of business, then their incompetence or greed (pick one, or both) is being subsidized by everyone else. Their incompetence or greed is being paid for by everyone who pays ABOVE a minimum wage so that their employees can afford to eat out and shop and see movies, and by everybody who pays the taxes that go to the public assistance programs that allow their employees to keep scraping by.
Of course, the employees themselves are bearing the brunt of the death spiral, because they’re trapped between an immovable object—a job that against all real-world logic expects full time employees to accept wages that won’t get them through the week—and an inexorable force—the fact that human beings have basic needs that require more money than they’re getting to meet.
Since we actually do live in the real world, it’s inevitable that a system that is unsustainable will fall apart, and this one will… it will reach a breaking point where we’ll either have to acknowledge the problem and fix it, or… well, it will just break. It would be better to fix it sooner rather than later, especially since there are actual people being literally worked to death while smug jerks like you who don’t understand how the world works and who wouldn’t be able to do what they do lecture them about how their plight is somehow their fault.
Education =/= job
Classist: “If you can’t survive on minimum wage, go to school and get a better job.”
Poor Person: (goes to school)
Classist: “Why did you go to school if you couldn’t afford it? It’s your own fault you’re in debt!