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why do Christians try to prove anything to non-Christians by using the Bible
that’s like showing me a Harry Potter book to prove the existence of goblins; like yeah JK Rowling was pretty clear about them and you can have all your faith and belief in this book but at the same time I’m not gonna believe a fucking Harry Potter book
- Jenna: I don't say homosexuality is an abomination, Mr. President. The bible does.
- Bartlet: Yes, it does. Leviticus.
- Jenna: 18:22.
- Bartlet: Chapter and verse. I wanted to ask you a couple of questions while I had you here. I'm interested in selling my youngest daughter into slavery as sanctioned in Exodus 21:7. She's a Georgetown sophomore, speaks fluent Italian, always cleared the table when it was her turn. What would a good price for her be?
- Jenna: ...
- Bartlet: While thinking about that, can I ask another? My Chief of Staff, Leo McGarry, insists on working in the Sabbath. Exodus 35:2 clearly says he should be put to death. Am I morally obligated to kill him myself, or should I call the police? Here's one that's really important, 'cause we've got a lot of sports fans in this town: touching the skin of a dead pig makes one unclean, Leviticus 11:7. If they promise to wear gloves, can the Washington Redskins still play football? Can Notre Dame? Can Westpoint? Does the whole town really have to be together to stone my brother John for planting different crops side by side? Can I burn my mother in a small family gathering for wearing garments made from two different threads? Think about those questions, would you?
It really undermines what mental illnesses are by writing books or saying that said mental illness isn’t real, etc, etc, because if you focus on god then you’ll be ok. It’s like, this is a disability. A REAL disability. If someone was missing their arm, you wouldn’t write books about how trusting in god will make their arm grow back. Or that missing their arm isn’t real.
Writing books like this is such a disservice to those actually dealing with mental disabilities, because it makes uneducated people with the “best intentions” think that sending this book (or similar) to someone with anxiety or other mental illnesses will suddenly solve their mental disability issue. IT DOESN’T WORK LIKE THAT! YOU CAN’T PRAY THIS AWAY! Not only that, but it makes you look like a preachy asshole.
I still can’t figure out who sent me this book because it came directly from Amazon. Grrrrr
Figured out who it was that sent that book
Get this: friend of my mother’s, who heard about my anxiety during their BIBLE STUDY and took it upon herself to send me that book without my knowledge or permission. The worst part? I bet she felt like she just added a few more pearls to her pearly gate in heaven by sending me that book. LISTEN, LADY, YOU AREN’T DOING ANYONE ANY FAVORS.
When will the people around me realize that witnessing to me is pretty much just helping me loath the church even more? Let alone triggering my PTSD- I was so proud of myself for not using up all of my Ativan last month, and then I get this book and have to take a fucking Ativan.
i have to go and eat now but i just wanted to say that the all the new justified stuff brings home to me every time that it took me a really long time to realise that both of the christian religious traditions which shaped me are not… christian religious traditions most people — even other christians — were used to
like, i suppose that roman catholicism isn’t that weird, even in a mostly WASPy society, but it took me a while to realise that not all protestants were evangelicals whose central doctrine was ‘All authority in heaven and earth has been given to me.’
i’m still a little baffled by other christians who find fire-and-brimstone preachers and revelations theology and testifying weird
but then i am like… no. postcard. you are the weird one. you had to go to a church full of creationists for ten years. other people were not being trained to be fucking soldiers of god, okay, that was just you.
but even though i was never an evangelical christian i find highly emotional preaching to still be more comforting? idk what the point of this post was I REALLY LIKE PREACHERS, STILL, I GUESS.
OF MISCONCEPTIONS ABOUT MY RELIGION
AND CORRUPT CHURCHES
AND PEOPLE WHO TELL OTHERS THAT THEY’RE NOT LOVED BY GOD BECAUSE OF FUCKIGN RIDICULOUS REASONS
DON’T YOU COME UP TO ME AND TELL ME THINGS ABOUT MY RELIGION ESPECIALLY THAT THERE IS ANYONE
ON THIS EARTH THAT ISN’T LOVED BY GOD OKAY
DON’T COME UP TO ME AND TELL ME THAT SHIT
THERE IS NO ONE ON THIS EARTH THAT IS SKIPPED OVER BY GOD’S LOVE AND THAT IS MY HONEST RELIGIOUS BELIEF
NOT HOMOSEXUALS OR PROSTITUTES OR ATHEISTS OR LIARS OR THIEVES OR JUNKIES OR ANYOEN
SO STOP MISREPRESENTING MY RELIGION
AND STOP WITH YOUR POISONOUS PREACHINGS
AND STOP HOLDING YOURSELF HIGHER BECAUS EYOU ARE “”“”“”“”“”“IN THE CLUB”“”“”“”
YOU AR E J UST
YOU’RE NOT DOING IT RIGHT
THERE ARE NO EXCEPTIONS TO GOD’S LOVE
SO STOP WITH YOUR FUCKING PETTY AS SHIT PROTEST SIGNS THAT JUST TEAR PEOPLE DOWN AND DO NOTHING TO MAKE PEOPLE COMFORTABLE WITH THE IDEA OF CHRISTIANITY
IM GONNA PISS ON SOMET HIGN