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Photo Post Sun, Mar. 09, 2014 154,467 notes

judal-is-my-spirit-animal:

lezly-odair:

How I feel about religion. God should be presented as what he is, love and kindness. Stop using his name to justify your racism, homo phobia and sexesim

Not gonna lie, this is pretty cute. 

judal-is-my-spirit-animal:

lezly-odair:

How I feel about religion. God should be presented as what he is, love and kindness. Stop using his name to justify your racism, homo phobia and sexesim

Not gonna lie, this is pretty cute. 

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Video Post Tue, Feb. 18, 2014 441,059 notes

ktempest:

rockinhamburger:

hazelandglasz:

shota-purinsu:

zorobro:

linzthenerd:

theguilteaparty:

crippledcuriosity:

itsfondue:

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.

Matthew 8:5-13

THIS IS WHAT THE BIBLE REALLY TEACHES ABOUT SAME SEX COUPLES.

In short, the English adaptation is a mistranslated farce.

I spoke with a Friar who learned Biblical hebrew after he joined the seminary because he wanted to read the texts “in their original version”

Man, he was almost laughing when we started talking about the number of things that are misread today

Historical context ftw!!

"the English adaptation is a mistranslated farce"

Accurate commentary is accurate.

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Photo Post Tue, Dec. 17, 2013 110,400 notes

deadrodentgirl:

specialkthegreat:

cardsofwind:

THIS. MOTHERFREAKING THIS.

Excuse me as I causally anonymously mail this to all my relatives’ homes

A Muslim friend of mine explained it to me like this: Al-Qeada and the Taliban are basically the Westboro Baptist Church of the East. Done.

deadrodentgirl:

specialkthegreat:

cardsofwind:

THIS. MOTHERFREAKING THIS.

Excuse me as I causally anonymously mail this to all my relatives’ homes

A Muslim friend of mine explained it to me like this: Al-Qeada and the Taliban are basically the Westboro Baptist Church of the East. Done.

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Photo Post Fri, Oct. 18, 2013 394,040 notes

spazztastic-muffin:

blessyoushiva:

blackghostriolus:

this is westboro baptist churches good twin

I’m really glad that this picture is circulating tumblr. Young adults today often forget that Christianity isn’t evil. Just like Muslims aren’t evil. It’s the extremists that give the entire religion a bad name. Please stop making assumptions that Christians are hateful, narrow minded people. My mom is very religious and she is one of the most open minded, loving people I know.

YES THANK YOU

spazztastic-muffin:

blessyoushiva:

blackghostriolus:

this is westboro baptist churches good twin

I’m really glad that this picture is circulating tumblr. Young adults today often forget that Christianity isn’t evil. Just like Muslims aren’t evil. It’s the extremists that give the entire religion a bad name. Please stop making assumptions that Christians are hateful, narrow minded people. My mom is very religious and she is one of the most open minded, loving people I know.

YES THANK YOU

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Video Post Tue, Sep. 17, 2013 82,920 notes

the-killing-bite:

ferrific:

cactusrabbit:

literaryvice432:

kushitekalkulus:

COLLECTION OF YORUBA ORISHAS

Not to diss on European mythologies but can we seriously have some fuckin’ recognition that there are religions and mythologies that are not Greek or Norse. Why the fuck did I learn about the Greeks 6 times but we never fucking talked about Africa or even really the mythologies and beliefs of native peoples? 

(Pssst from what group are these deities from?)

The Yoruba of western Africa.

I really wish we’d been taught more about African and Native American culture and religion in school.

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Photo Post Wed, Sep. 11, 2013 65,042 notes

stripeydani:

infamousnfamous:

bittergrapes:

ladyw1nter:

exemplaryetoile:

confessionsofamichaelstipe:

THIS IS WHAT A WORLD LEADER LOOKS LIKE.  
DESMOND TUTU, I OFFICIALLY LOVE YOU.
      -MICHAEL STIPE  

"I would refuse to go to a homophobic heaven. No, I would say sorry, I mean I would much rather go to the other place," Archbishop Tutu said at the launch of the Free and Equal campaign in Cape Town.
"I would not worship a God who is homophobic and that is how deeply I feel about this."
Archbishop Tutu said the campaign against homophobia was similar to the campaign waged against racism in South Africa.
"I am as passionate about this campaign as I ever was about apartheid. For me, it is at the same level," he added.
[source: BBC News]

oh my fucking wow. I just love how he calls attention to the hypocrisy.
And stood up to it.

Bless his heart. 

this is a REAL example of a religious official standing up for lgbtq people. not…that other story.

The other story I assume being the Pope… Because while he said “Who am I to judge gay people?” he also still said the act of sex between two people of the same gender was a sin… So… No.
Desmond Tutu said:
“I would not worship a God who is homophobic and that is how deeply I feel about this,” A much better response. 

stripeydani:

infamousnfamous:

bittergrapes:

ladyw1nter:

exemplaryetoile:

confessionsofamichaelstipe:

THIS IS WHAT A WORLD LEADER LOOKS LIKE.  

DESMOND TUTU, I OFFICIALLY LOVE YOU.

      -MICHAEL STIPE  

"I would refuse to go to a homophobic heaven. No, I would say sorry, I mean I would much rather go to the other place," Archbishop Tutu said at the launch of the Free and Equal campaign in Cape Town.

"I would not worship a God who is homophobic and that is how deeply I feel about this."

Archbishop Tutu said the campaign against homophobia was similar to the campaign waged against racism in South Africa.

"I am as passionate about this campaign as I ever was about apartheid. For me, it is at the same level," he added.

[source: BBC News]

oh my fucking wow. I just love how he calls attention to the hypocrisy.

And stood up to it.

Bless his heart. 

this is a REAL example of a religious official standing up for lgbtq people. not…that other story.

The other story I assume being the Pope… Because while he said “Who am I to judge gay people?” he also still said the act of sex between two people of the same gender was a sin… So… No.

Desmond Tutu said:

“I would not worship a God who is homophobic and that is how deeply I feel about this,” A much better response. 

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Video Post Thu, Aug. 29, 2013 10,638 notes

this-is-not-jewish:

thereligionofpeace:

BBC — A new exhibition aims to celebrate the role Muslims played in saving Jewish lives during the Holocaust.

The Righteous Muslim Exhibition is being launched at the Board of Deputies of British Jews in Bloomsbury, central London.

Photographs of 70 Muslims who sheltered Jews during World War II will be displayed alongside stories detailing their acts of heroism.

The exhibition hopes to inspire new research into instances of collaboration between the Muslim and Jewish communities.

Yad Vashem, Israel’s official memorial to victims of the Holocaust, honours nearly 25,000 so-called “righteous persons” who risked their lives to protect the Jewish community during Nazi Germany’s reign of terror.

Some 70 Muslims have recently been added to the list. The exhibition explores their stories.

‘Empathy and cohesion’

Among the “righteous” are the Hardaga family from Bosnia who provided shelter for the Jewish Kavilio family when German forces occupied Bosnia in 1943.

Half a century later, the Hardagas were themselves saved by the Kavilios during the Bosnian Civil War.

Read more

Photograph: The Bosnian Hardaga family helped shelter a family of Jews

I wish I could go see this!

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Video Post Tue, Aug. 20, 2013 163,323 notes

melly-saurus:

halalmarshmallows:

eelifp:

thesomerley:

faithfulsurrender:

1st image: Christians in Egypt forming a barrier to protect Muslims while they pray (2011) 
2nd image: Muslims in Egypt forming a barrier to protect a church from being destroyed (2013) 

Forever rebloging.

Humanity: You’re doing it right.

THIS  is what Religion is supposed to be, Take your bigotry elsewhere.

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Because sadly I’ve seen too much misunderstanding regarding this and thought I’d clear it up:

- You don’t need a religion to believe in spirituality

- You can believe in a primary creative intelligence without having to call it “the Lord” and worshiping it endlessly

- Subjects such as what happens after death and communication with those who died do take part in specific science branches and are absolutely not restrict to religion






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