This is an enormous chain and I’m sorry, but I need to say this:
The laws in the Old Testament were set forth by god as the rules the Hebrews needed to follow in order to be righteous, to atone for the sin of Adam and Eve and to be able to get into Heaven. That is also why they were required to make sacrifices, because it was part of the appeasement for Original Sin.
According to Christian theology, when Jesus came from Heaven, it was for the express purpose of sacrificing himself on the cross so that our sins may be forgiven. His sacrifice was supposed to be the ultimate act that would free us from the former laws and regulations and allow us to enter Heaven by acting in his image. That is why he said “it is finished” when he died on the cross. That is why Christians don’t have to circumcise their sons (god’s covenant with Jacob), that is why they don’t have to perform animal sacrifice, or grow out their forelocks, or follow any of the other laws of Leviticus.
When you quote Leviticus as god’s law and say they are rules we must follow because they are what god or Jesus wants us to do, what you are really saying, as a Christian, is that Christ’s sacrifice on the cross was invalid. He died in vain because you believe we are still beholden to the old laws. That is what you, a self-professed good Christian, are saying to your god and his son, that their plan for your salvation wasn’t good enough for you.
So maybe actually read the thing before you start quoting it, because the implications of your actions go a lot deeper than you think.
This is a theological point that doesn’t come up often enough.
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i cant even make it past the table of contents im laughing too hard
At least the Tanuki chapter is well titled. They do have big balls.
KING SOLOMON AND THE DISPOSABLE BABY
Gilgamesh and Enkidu: ULTIMATE BROMANCE
ETA: Found it! It’s Zeus Grants Stupid Wishes by Cory O’Brien!
*aggressively adds to birthday wishlist*
I have this book. It’s excellent. You should also check out the blog, bettermyths.blogspot.com. :)
THE BEST COOKIE RECIPES :D
can I eat all of them at once please
reblogging for future reference omfg
"Alfons Maria Mucha (Ivančice, 24 July 1860 – Prague, 14 July 1939), often known in English and French as Alphonse Mucha, was a Czech Art Nouveau painter and decorative artist, known best for his distinct style. He produced many paintings, illustrations, advertisements, postcards, and designs."
My all time favorite artist, I have a poster of his work in my room :3
…Have… have you been following my tumblr at all? Or my reviews at all? Responses to rape victims? Representation in media, particularly comic books? Gendered insults? “Fake nerd/geek/gamer girls?”
…So you basically just ignored everything I said right there.
Because in YOUR mind it’s not “oppression.” That’s what I’m reading from this.
I mean, you can feel free to correct me about this, but the interpretation of “apparently not” really makes it seem like you just don’t FUCKING GET IT.
Okay, asshole, let’s play. Let’s play this out, shall we?
Please go right ahead and tell me that rape culture is not oppression. Tell me that feminity being considered weak is not oppression. Tell me that, as a result of that view that feminine qualities are considered inferior to masculine ones, we have insults like “pussy,” which is considered submissive or weak vs. “having balls” is considered to be manly and strong is not oppression. Tell me about how the lack of female main characters in films, books, and movies that are not centered around their relationships to men is not oppression. Tell me that people thinking that a woman could not be a geek/nerd/gamer simply because of their gender is not oppression. Tell me that the belief that they only like those things “for attention” is not oppression.
Tell me that rape victims getting blamed for their rape in the media, by politicians, by friends and family is not oppression.
Tell me that reproductive rights for women being restricted by a room full of old men is not oppression.
Tell me that catcalls, rape threats, and the reduction of a woman’s complaints to “lol go make me a sandwich bitch” is not oppression.
Tell me that having to be afraid of being raped when you go to a bar because a cute guy may have slipped roofies into your drink and thought they were just “asking for it” because of their hair or their eyes or their clothes is not oppression.
Tell me that girls don’t play video games, girls don’t use technology, girls don’t like war, girls don’t like superheroes, girls don’t like horror, girls don’t like comic books, girls don’t like anything but pretty pink bows and princesses and unicorns and “girly stuff” and don’t you fucking tell me you NEVER believed that because at some point when you were a child somebody fucking told you that because THAT IS WHAT SOMEONE TOLD THEM AND THEY BELIEVED IT AND TAUGHT IT TO SOMEONE ELSE AND KEPT PERPETUATING IT… is not oppression.
Tell me that the mere NEED to have shelters for rape victims, abuse victims, runaways, and even safe zones on the internet where one need not fear being insulted, demeaned, condescended, patronized, and belittled is not oppression.
Tell me how you or anyone else completely disregarding my points by instead of offering facts, experiences, or understanding but instead handwaving it away and not even bothering to consider the possibility… is not oppression.
And tell everybody else who reblogged this in agreement, especially any of the women who relate to the things I just said.
When archaeologists work to understand an ancient civilization, they often use that civilization’s texts to get a clue as to how they saw themselves. But these people didn’t live in isolation. They traded; they invaded. They carried inventions and knowledge back and forth down the Silk Road,…
Human Feelings as Drugs
It would be really cool to have a movie about this in a world where the government distributes these to people, and at first glance everything is fine, people with depression and antisocial disorder are being instantly treated and that’s great. But then you realize that there are groups of people abusing these drugs underground, like there will be people on happy all the time, people that use hope to delude themselves, or people that drug other people with love, and that true human emotions have been nearly wiped out. Then at the end it’s discovered that the government is using these drugs to control society and manipulate people into becoming soldiers by taking away their empathy and filling them up with trust for the government. So it ends in an uprising led by a resistance group who lead the people to realize that their humanity has been stripped and doesn’t come in a bottle.
We really need this movie to be made, that would be amazing!
Marvel? DC? Hunker down. We gotta have a talk.
Lately, both of you have been just … well, I don’t have a good word for it. Nanners? Batshit? Manchildish? I dunno. And Marvel, don’t give me that “But he’s done way worse that me!” crap. Just because DC smashed the cookie jar doesn’t excuse you from…