Posts tagged Jesus
Posts tagged Jesus
TIL jesus is more understanding of rape if a women is wearing anything but a bag.
I will agree that men sometimes cannot help how they respond physiologically to the sight of a beautiful woman, and that sometimes they can’t help but lust after her.
But there is a BIG fucking difference between lusting after a woman and physically getting up, chasing her, containing her terrified body, and sexually assaulting her.
I go to a food court and I see an irresistible piece of pizza behind a glass case. The courts will not take the pizza’s tempting value into account if I punch out the food vendors, break the glass, and steal the pizza.
This is criminally unjust and obviously stupid with the case with a simple piece of pizza. With an actual living, breathing human being it is almost infinitely worse.
How people can blame the woman in the case of rape is far, far beyond me.
*This*. Just because you wish to do something does not mean you can or should. And for the record and as a rape victim, what you are or are not wearing has little to do with it. I was wearing jeans and a baggy tee-shirt. I did nothing to entice the shitbags who attacked me. I merely chatted. Just like everyone else around me had done. People like “Yeshua is Lord” make me sick.
I don’t understand why she has to explain that she’s Christian twice.
ROFLMAO! This could be a personal ad for someone stalkery and harassy :D
Every so often, you run into a religious person who employs this line on you. They claim they were an atheist but then, they saw the light (or whatever). There’s a moment of awkwardness that follows this clumsy attempt to build a rapport.
Here’s why it doesn’t work.
- First, there isn’t any commonly-held doctrines to atheism. You can’t presume your former reasons not to have Jesus in your life are the same as mine. Jumping straight in and assuming I was in a similar state to you is, well, inane. At least ask me why I’m an atheist.
- Second, there’s a difference between being an atheist and non-religious. Being an atheist is an actual position taken towards the evidence for gods. Many “former atheists” I’ve encountered were simply non-religious for a time. They were indifferent to the claims by religion- they didn’t take an atheist position. It was far too apathetic. But they’re still primed for belief- they are exposed often and regularly to religious influences.
These conversion stories are pretty basic fare for Christians. And I appreciate that from such a perspective, anyone who hasn’t adopted a formal religious stance is clumped into the big atheist set. It must sound kind of exciting, hearing these tales of conversion of atheists. But it doesn’t work like this. Real atheists don’t get converted to Christianity by listening to your faith and convictions.
If you want to convert atheist, then the only thing that will work is valid evidence that your beliefs can be substantiated. We’ve all heard the Jesus speech before. We’ve all been witnessed to, we’ve all been prayed for. You need to stump with evidence.
Today on twitter I decided to part ways with one of my twitter friends. She’s a nice girl and all but we’re just not headed in the same direction. She’s a Christian who believes homosexuality is a sin but supports same sex marriage. She claims her best friend is an atheist and I don’t know how…
Because the Bible does state to constantly proclaim things to “God” and “Jesus” in public, right? ;) I mean, that *really* means you are so totally “Christian”, correct? Please. Read your damned book. I have - many times, over and again. And, as an atheist, I know more than you. Surprising, not.
Why, who else would offer his body and blood for sustenance? (I have to admit, though, those Christ-Wafers were delicious.)
I love these types of presentations.
The book which is due to be published at Easter next year, argues that St Paul came up with the ‘’story” that Jesus had a divine link.
Pullman has previously ruffled feathers in religious circles with the trilogy His Dark Materials, interpreted by some groups as being anti-Christian.
He said: ”By the time the gospels were being written, Paul had already begun to transform the story of Jesus into something altogether new and extraordinary, and some of his version influenced what the gospel writers put in theirs.
”Paul was a literary and imaginative genius of the first order who has probably had more influence on the history of the world than any other human being, Jesus certainly included. I believe this is a pity.”
Pullman is a wonderful, illustrative writer, and I thoroughly enjoyed the Dark Materials trilogy. I must admit, however, that I didn’t pick up any anti-theism in the first go-round. The stories were entertaining and fantastical, and though the movie was poorly executed, they’re worth exploring if you’ve never had a read.
I’ll be purchasing The Good Man Jesus and the Scoundrel Christ the day it comes out. It will be interesting to see what he has to say and what he uses to back it up.
Thanks sharklauncher for another book I need to put on my “gotta have it” list!
This was just entirely too good to not share with others.
Ok, ok - last link for a bit. I promise. This one is just too funny to have passed up!