Wibby: Just a rant, you can skip it if you want. I just can't wait to leave my house.I hate the anti-homosexual thing here...
Let’s just get this thing straight, I don’t hate my family or anything. No, I love my parents, and the rest of my family. I just want to leave a hypocritical household that tells me to love everyone because the bible says so, but hate homosexuals because it’s goes against the bible. It also makes me sick when they see homosexual couples together in public, and they snicker and criticize them. They’re just people, showing their affection for someone they love, why can’t they respect that?
Also, if the bible says to love one another, doesn’t that mean we should love EVERYONE despite their sexual preferences or the wrongs they have committed in the past?
It also bugs me that they justify their actions with the bible. First off, the English version of bible isn’t translated word for word. It’s interpreted and rephrased so it can be understood in our language. Unlike many other dialects there aren’t different meanings to one word. Also, (feel free to correct me if you think I’m wrong) the bible doesn’t actually state anything about how homosexuality is a sin, and just so I don’t look like another idiot on tumblr who can’t even justify her argument I’m going to give some examples. I’ve done my research. Have you?
Examples of misquoted passages (Corinthians, Leviticus, and Romans):
- 1 Corinthians: in 1946 the first verse that many believe to be speaking homosexuality was terribly translated as “homosexuals”, though Martin Luther had translated the words as “child molesters” almost 500 years before. Apparently Arsenokoites had taken young boys and turned them into sex slaves.
- In Leviticus there’s a few things I just want to point out before I go to this passage: This was written in Old Hebrew so some of the names given have different meanings, but for the same word.
ish means male.
zakar is also another word for male but is given to someone of priest status.
and let’s not forget about toveah which is used (in the Torah) when talking about taboos that have to do with idolatry, and not sin.
- Then Romans 1: In context, it refers to pagan same-sex temple prostitution also worshiping false gods and idols. There were temples dedicated to Cybele. Greeks and Romans turned away from God to worship her and used idols of women, serpents and lions.
Male preists castrated themselves, dressed in womens clothing and participated in same-sex prostitution, while women dressed as men, were given dildos and also participated in same-sex prostitution to worship this Goddess. None of this ever mentions anything about faithful Jewish / Christian people falling in love with the same sex.
- Finally, we are a different “era” of humans. We’re not here solely for the sake of expanding the population through reproduction. After the crucifiction of Christ there is basically -in a sense- no difference between men or women so salvation doesn’t depend on our sexuality/gender. GOD IS LOVE, and there is no way he could possibly hate any of his creations.
Sorry for the lengthy post, I just wanted to put this out here.
If you actually read all of this and feel disturbed or angered by this post, remember: you didn’t have to read it. You could have just scrolled through and ignored it.
So it’s official… I’m nearly at 3,000 followers. First of all, I’d just like to express my immense thanks for every one of you following me! you are all amazing, and I honestly feel humbled that you guys give my little old chunk of internet your attentions, so thank you for that.
That being said, I’d like to express my thanks in a way that is a little more meaningful than me just rambling off on my blog. So I’m giving away some stuff!
I will be giving away a Wacom Bamboo Tablet & Pen AND A legitimate copy of Paint Tool SAI!
(If you’ve got a Mac, I’m sorry! I guess you can just have the tablet, and I’ll draw something for you! ;w;)
This thing was my baby and my workhorse for about two years before I got my Intuos 4, so it’s definitely got some visible love on it but it functions beautifully. I’ll even throw in a fresh pen nib or two. I really don’t use it anymore since moving up to my Intuos, but this thing is a powerful little workhorse for those of you that want to get into digital art, and I’ve done some really rad things with it, so hopefully you will get some use out of it!
INFORMATION & JUNK YOU NEED TO KNOW:
Yes, there are rules.
ENTERING THE GIVEAWAY
You can enter the giveaway by reblogging this post and liking it, and you can do that as many times as you want. You don’t have to be following me, but if you want to, go ahead! (It won’t count towards an entry though.)
CHOOSING THE WINNER
I’ll be using a random number generator to determine the winner. I’ll also be announcing the winner here on my main blog.
GETTING YOUR STUFF
I’ll contact you via ask, so make sure you have that open! I’ll be mailing everything to you flat-rate, paid by me. If you are not a US resident, let me know and we can work something out with shipping!
HOW LONG DO I HAVE TO ENTER?
I’ll be closing up entries on Friday, July 20th, and I’ll be drawing the winner on the 21st!
I HAVE QUESTIONS.
Okay! Send me an ask and I’ll clear up whatever it is you need to know.
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1st question, Runt-ler
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