I’m just really tired of people using Jesus as an excuse to be an asshole to other people.
Sometimes I feel like there’s no room in my faith for people who believe in science, respect women, or have common sense.
I know in my heart that’s not true, but it’s an easy trap to fall into when I get on Facebook :/
It is literally cheaper to house homeless people than it is to just leave them on the streets
And instead of trying to match homeless people up with one of the 24 empty homes available for every homeless person
People are literally paying to put in fucking spikes under bridges, in doorways and, yes, on fucking public benches in order to make it harder for homeless people to find a place to sleep.
What a fucked up world we live in.
We are putting spikes up where homeless people sleep, and there are still people claiming this is a Christian nation.
"If in any of the towns in the land that the Lord your God is giving you there is a fellow-Israelite in need, then do not be selfish and refuse to help him 8 Instead, be generous and lend him as much as he needs." Deuteronomy 15:7-8
"Rich people who see a brother or sister in need, yet close their hearts against them, cannot claim that they love God." 1 John 3:17
"Suppose there are brothers or sisters who need clothes and don’t have enough to eat. 16 What good is there in your saying to them, “God bless you! Keep warm and eat well!” — if you don’t give them the necessities of life?" James 2:15-16
Real talk: Between the anti-intellectualism of “God’s Not Dead”, the WorldVision will-we-won’t-we-hire-openly-gay-employees fiasco, Hobby Lobby’s fight against birth control, and the fact that apparently it’s okay to white-wash a story about Noah as long as we don’t sneak any environmental messages in there, I’m feeling particularly pessimistic about the evangelical Church right now.
This is what pisses me off about Tumblr. You all say you’re so accepting and you don’t want to offend anyone, but then thousands of people reblog something like this because Christians aren’t the minority. You wouldn’t want to offend a Muslim, and if this were offensive to them or another minority, there’d be so many comments about it. But everyone is completely fine with offending a non minority. “You’re not oppressed, you can’t talk!” You know what? I’m a Christian and this offends me and my faith, but nobody’s going to care about that because I’m not oppressed. Tumblr is hypocritical and that needs to stop.
Amen to the comment
Oh my precious lambs:
Examine why you are being offended. Because this is literally how a sunset works. There is not room for debate on this question. There is less room for debate on this than there is on just about any other thing. We are not reblogging because Christians aren’t the minority, dear ones. We are reblogging because after the debate a few days ago, creationists were given the opportunity to pose a question for non-creationists. One of these questions was:
"How can you explain a sunset if their is no god?" (sp.)
Questions, we assume, are posed so that someone might answer them. And yes, there is an answer of how exactly one can explain a sunset given the absence of a divine force. Now, you can certainly posit that God is the creator of all things and so all things came from him including the sun and light refraction and anthrax and kittens and famine and all that jazz.
But you don’t get to deny that THIS IS HOW A SUNSET WORKS, and of the necessary elements of this equation (Sun + Atmosphere + Angle = Sunset), God is not one of them. That’s because everything else is an observable phenomenon, and God is not. You can explain a sunset without God. You can go ahead and believe that God’s part of it all. That’s cool. Lots of people believe stuff like that, and I encourage you to delve into the ways that people make science and their faith jive. But if you are offended by being shown the basic scientific principals behind a sunset, you must be offended by damn near everything. And that seems exhausting.
This was never about offending Christians, because, as Bill Nye so respectfully pointed out, billions of Christians (and other religious people) around the world accept and understand science. This isn’t about Christianity; it’s about ignorance. And it breaks my heart that the two have become conflated (in no small part to people who give Christianity a bad name, like the first commenter).
Apparently “Sukkot-style” Thanksgiving celebrations are becoming a thing among some churches.
It’s bad enough that some people are trying to make Christian Passovers a thing. Passover is not about Jesus. It was never about Jesus. Stop trying to make it about Jesus. It’s a religious holiday that is still being celebrated by people who don’t think it’s about Jesus, and you can’t just come in and say all those people have been wrong about their own holiday for thousands of years.
I appreciate your desire to “get back to the roots” of your faith, but you can’t do that by coming in to an already existing faith and changing everything. If you want to appreciate Judaism, then appreciate it as Judaism, not as proto-Christianity-that-is-practiced-by-idiots-who-didn’t-realize-Jesus-was-the-messiah. It’s insulting and gross.
And there is far too long of a history of Christians (culturally and/or religiously) being assholes to Jews (culturally and/or religiously) for you to just waltz in now and stake a claim on the traditions you’ve enjoyed stomping on for centuries.
JUST ENJOY THANKSGIVING. Let Jews have Sukkot. OMG.
It’s too early for this.