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timekiller-s:

banji-realness:

iknowitaintright:

s1uts:

daintyblackpegasus:

pandaseal:

[image: a brown skinned Jesus beating white men in business suits in a temple.]

coldeyesthatburn:

black jesus has a switch

aint shit you can say

UHM, SO YOU KNOW HOW YOU GRANDMA GOT HER JESUS UP ON THE WALL?

YEAH

THIS GON BE MY JESUS UP ON THE WALL

I SWEAR

FOREVER

NO LAST SUPPER, JUST BLACK JESUS WHOOPIN SOME PRIVILEGED WHITE ASS

where can I cop a print

Damn i need this

HOLY WEEK COMING UP, CHILDREN GET READY

Best painting ever.

best bible story ever

(via reagan-was-a-horrible-president)

jewishatheist:

The entire Science vs Religion debate throughout history summarized in a timely tweet.

(via pourqua)

hadlais:

I’ve had to read parts of the gospel of Matthew for my ancient history class and…I just find it so sad.

Jesus says to one guy, “Go, sell what you own, and give the money to the poor, and you will have treasure in Heaven; then come, follow me.”

And a few lines later, he says “It is easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle than for someone who is rich to enter the Kingdom of God.”

He curses people who turn his temple into a “den of robbers.”

I just feel so sad thinking how far modern Christianity has strayed from what Jesus wanted. These mega rich industrial capitalists thanking God for making them wealthy…really make me sick. Actually read what Jesus wanted before throwing the Bible around, you creeps. I’m an agnostic, but even I can see where Christianity went horribly wrong.

Jesus’s temple temper tantrum is my favorite story in the New Testament. I like to think about reenacting it every time I think about megachurch leaders or faith healers or other self-righteous capitalists.

bluemantle:

Recently my grandmother found out I’m queer. Her response was to tell me that she disapproves of me living with my “friend” (i.e. my girlfriend) and that I should give up my vile queer ways and become a Christian (Lol). She even sent me a bible.  Here are its remains, which I made into black-out poetry.

Poem 1: Bisexual (from Leviticus 19:9)— “Have sexual relations with her.  Have sexual relations with him.  Have sexual relations with both a woman and a man.  Have sexual relations with yourself. Vomit on everyone who does not respect you.”

Poem 2: Fisting (from Judges 8:5)— “water/ lap the water/ drink/go down to drink/your hands/go down/I give into your hands/go down/encouraged/down/on the seashore/the whole hand/your hand/inside/I get to the edge/and shout/grasping/crying out/Beth/Beth/Beth/Beth/Beth/God/I came”

Poem 3: A Letter to the Exiles (from Jeremiah 28:13) — “Ze said: ‘Do not let lies name you, nor harm your heart. Gather. Raise the sword against them. They scorn and reproach, for they have not listened— again and again have not listened.’ “

Poem 4: Child (from Ezekiel 16:22) — “Your father and your mother rubbed salt in. No one looked on you with pity or had compassion enough for you, for on the day you were born you were despised. Live! Grow.  I looked at you and saw you were enough.”

Poem 5: Father (from Ezekiel 16:22) — “You never adored us. You became very angry. You took some out on us. Your sons and daughters were not enough? You slaughtered— in all your detestable practices— our youth.”

Poem 6: Misandry (from Acts 27:41) — “Dangerous men should be broken.”

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assholeofday:

Asshole of the Day for December 30, 2013: Phil Robertson

by TeaPartyCat ()

Phil Robertson became a national figure two weeks ago when his comments against gays and civil rights became public. A&E suspended him, then rescinded the suspension before it mattered even one bit— perhaps to drive sales of merchandise during Christmas.

In his wake three more people were named Asshole of the Day for their ridiculous responses:

And now more comments have come out. These ones saying girls should be able to cook, carry a Bible, and marry at age 15. Really.

“Make sure that she can cook a meal, you need to eat some meals that she cooks, check that out,” he said. “Make sure she carries her Bible. That’ll save you a lot of trouble down the road. And if she picks your ducks, now, that’s a woman.”

“They got to where they’re getting hard to find,” Robertson remarked. “Mainly because these boys are waiting until they get to be about 20 years old before they marry ‘em. Look, you wait until they get to be 20 years old, the only picking that’s going to take place is your pocket.”

The Duck Commander company founder added: “You got to marry these girls when they are about 15 or 16, they’ll pick your ducks. You need to check with mom and dad about that of course.”

For a man who professes to love like it says to in the Bible, he really doesn’t seem to understand Jesus’s commandment to do unto others as you would have them do unto you, unless he thinks it’s fine for one of his granddaughters to get married to an older man at 15 and be relegated to cooking. Or is he one of those assholes like Rob Portman who opposes gay marriage until it turns out his son is gay? In this case he’d change his mind if it’s HIS 15-year-old relative. In any event, I’m tired of bigots and sexists hiding their prejudice behind the Bible. Time for assholes like this to accept that they live in the modern world and deal with it.

It is Phil Robertson’s 2nd time being named Asshole of the Day. His previous win was for his anti-gay and racist comments to GQ magazine.

Full story: http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2013/12/29/duck-dynasty-star-girls-should-carry-a-bible-cook-and-marry-when-they-are-15/

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"If you think homosexuality is an unnatural condition, I cannot agree with you."
Kevin Rudd smashes a pastor’s views on marriage equality on Q&A [x]

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fuckyeah-nerdery:

someidiotontheinternet:

principiosrotos:

my best friend is an atheist, but whenever she is comforting me with something in my life she uses examples of God to help me because she knows it makes me feel better, and vice versa, when i comfort her i never bring up God because i respect that it’s not something that helps or works for her

i feel like this is a model of how the world should work

that is perfect

Dear Asshole Atheists…

See, this? This I like. No “I’ll pray for you” where it isn’t wanted or needed, no “where is your god now” when that’s just upsetting…

theredpilledarmy:

found this while looking up “slavic memes”

THE BEAR GRYLLS ONE THO

ISIAH 36:12 IS LITERALLY ABOUT DRINKING YOUR OWN PISS

But Rabshakeh said, Hath my master sent me to thy master and to thee to speak these words? hath he not sent me to the men that sit upon the wall, that they may eat their own dung, and drink their own piss with you?

AND THE RICKROLLING ONE

Let your conversation be without covetousness; and be content with such things as ye have: for he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee.

I’M FUCKING DYING

(via jethroq)

If anyone slaps you on the right cheek, turn to them the other cheek also
Matt 5:39

This specifically refers to a hand striking the side of a person’s face, tells quite a different story when placed in it’s proper historical context. In Jesus’s time, striking someone of a lower class ( a servant) with the back of the hand was used to assert authority and dominance. If the persecuted person “turned the other cheek,” the discipliner was faced with a dilemma. The left hand was used for unclean purposes, so a back-hand strike on the opposite cheek would not be performed. Another alternative would be a slap with the open hand as a challenge or to punch the person, but this was seen as a statement of equality. Thus, by turning the other cheek the persecuted was in effect putting an end to the behavior or if the slapping continued the person would lawfully be deemed equal and have to be released as a servant/slave.   

(via thefullnessofthefaith)

MOther FuCKeR

(via aintlifepeachy)

THAT makes a lot more sense, now, thank you. 

(via the-world-is-a-corner)

we’re doing this rn in theology class but im gonna be That Person and ask for a source because this sounds legit but if im gonna talk about this im gonna need to cite something

(via cisphobes)

ok found a few sources for this actually so Yes this seems like a solid reading of the quote

http://www.online-literature.com/forums/showthread.php?17076-quot-Turning-the-Other-Cheek-quot

http://www.ualberta.ca/~cbidwell/DCAS/third.htm (about a third of the way down)

I need someone to preach this. I’ll have to use it in some spoken word at church.

(via queennubian)

Jesus said slap that hoe back. 

(via babybutta)

Yay, sources! I heard this a while ago but didn’t have any evidence to go on. I’m so glad. That passage isn’t about being nice to your oppressors, turning the other cheek isn’t an act of passivity. It’s about turning the tables and taking back dignity. It’s about shaming those who would oppress. People don’t seem to get that Jesus wasn’t a ‘bear your yoke quietly’ kind of guy. He was an agitator and a radical, and these kind of readings inspire me so much to fight, not just people on the street but people in the church who would have us accept their toxic teachings and ask for more.

(via risingonthewingsofdawn)

Yeah, shit like this? Just proves how much those in power deliberately warp shit to their benefit. They twist any sort of resistance to the status quo to be utterly useless and then sneak it into everything as subtle propaganda. Like how “violence is never the answer” and “an eye for an eye leaves the whole world blind” are the twisted versions that deprive folks of justice. No revolution was truly 100% bloodless, tho history can be rewritten to erase that fact, or skew it to serve as fear-mongering bullshit.

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I will reblog ever time it’s on my dash. This is important.

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werelemur:

invisiblelad:

knowledgeequalsblackpower:

raw-r-evolution:

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Oh lord. 

And I am reminded of MLK

“Science investigates; religion interprets. Science gives man knowledge which is power; religion gives man wisdom which is control. Science deals mainly with facts; religion deals mainly with values.

The two are not rivals. They are complementary.

Science keeps religion from sinking into the valley of crippling irrationalism and paralyzing obscurantism. Religion prevents science from falling into the marsh of obsolete materialism and moral nihilism.”

And so, these gentle people are through statements like this ensuring that those in need of help are shamed instead of supported. How humane. Sure, they “support the troops” just until they start going “off message”

Right wing evangelicals can go fuck themselves sideways with a Lego dildo.