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Stamp: Ugh I'm sorry. by 8manderz8 Stamp: Ugh I'm sorry. by 8manderz8
Listen. Rape/Murder/Slavery ain't cool.

I am not saying that Christians think it's cool.
I am not saying that Christians think it's cool.
I am not saying that Christians think it's cool.

This stamp is saying that these things are written about and described with instructions inside the Bible.

This is a response I guess... to . Sorry. I just don't agree with what you said. No hard feelings, I just wanted to make a response.

I considered disabling comments, but decided against it because that's just not how I roll.

But... I'm not going to debate this point with anybody because it's all been said and done before.

Like here: and here:

So I likely won't be responding to comments, and that's just me being honest. Plus, it's really bloody hot in my house and that's making me kinda lazy. (Okay I kind of suck at not commenting.)

Also I know I said I'd be cutting down on the... well this sort of stuff. I'm trying, honestly! I am really hard on Christianity. It's just that one stamp jumped out at me from my inbox. :O


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cerbereth132 Featured By Owner May 20, 2014
The bible covers rape, murder, and slavery and gives instructions on how to deal with those things, because those are recurring elements in human society. It also gives instructions on how to deal with envy, lust, greed, gluttony etc. because those are also recurring human emotions. Nowhere does the bible say to rape, murder or enslave and actually says the opposite. Although the South did use bible passages to defend slavery it is important to note that the just as religious North used bible passages to defend their own position that slavery was wrong.  
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your-first-boyfriend Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
The Bible wasn't meant to be taken literally. Some people forget that unfortunately.
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8manderz8 Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
That's a bit odd then - if it's not meant to be taken literally then why believe in it at all? If God did not literally say things like 'have no other gods before me,' or if Jesus did not really teach X Y or Z, die for everyone's 'sins' and come back from the dead and all that, then why take any of it seriously?
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TheVinesOfIvyAndOak Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
If I may say something, the Bible IS translated from Hebrew and we all know what Japanese>English translation fails can be like... *Shrug* Just something to keep in mind; not trying to change your opinion.
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your-first-boyfriend Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Most people see it as a guideline for life. Like how Jesus died for our sins, you should sacrifice things for people you love etc. But all this debate whether or not people should believe in a god is silly. And trying to prove the nonexistence of a divine deity with modern science is pretty arrogant. As well as damning anyone who refuses to acknowledge said divine deity.

To further on this long ramble, the Bible is interpreted differently by different people. The whole "don't take it too literally" is my interpretation. Some people may take the whole thing literally. It's all a matter of personal beliefs. Same with the church. Not everyone practices the church the same way, even if they belong in the same church.
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8manderz8 Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I honestly don't know if there is or is not a god, and I have never met a single person who says they can prove that there is none. You can't prove a negative. As for me, I don't believe mostly because simply I just don't, or I can't. None of the arguments for it are convincing to me, and it just all doesn't make sense to me. I'm sure that's the way it is for most people like me.

As for the Bible being interpreted differently by different people... Does that mean that it's not really meant to be taken as the 'Word of God' then, if everyone can interpret it differently? Because if one person interprets it in a way that allows them to be a slave owner, and another person interprets it in a way that does not allow slavery, if it's all a matter of belief, who is to say who is right? If it's a matter of belief, which is God's message on slavery?
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your-first-boyfriend Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Honestly, I believe there is some sort of divine deity. Whether or not it is the one spoken of in the Bible or any other religious texts will never be known. But I choose to manifest my beliefs of a god through Catholicism. (Which by the way, I prefer praying to the Virgin Mary than to Jesus Christ himself. I dunno, I feel more comfortable praying to her.)

Well. That's a tough question. I can't give you a straight answer for that one. Honestly though, people should also guide their lives with morals and ideals outside of their sacred texts. The Bible isn't the Dummy's Guide to Life. It's a way you should live. It's not good to have slaves. Morals pretty much tell you it's bad to enslave someone. I don't think a god would like it if you enslave one of his closest creations. I'm sorry I could only answer your question in one of the worst ways possible, but remember that all people have different values and ideals, so there is no complete union in everything. Especially in religion.
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8manderz8 Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I always thought Catholicism was very interesting. It's very ritualistic, very pagan actually, especially in that people can pray to more than one supernatural entity. When I was Wiccan, I liked the idea of having a female deity to pray to, though I never could really get myself into it, if you know what I mean.

No need to apologize, haha. It's a much better answer than what I'm sure some of the people who've commented on my things before might say. This is going to come out really awkward, but from what you've said, I'd have to say you're my favorite type of Christian, haha - doesn't necessarily rely on the bible for answers to every single thing (like morality) or take it too literally. :)
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your-first-boyfriend Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Yeah. Although I'm no expert in my own religion, which is pretty sad. Usually, I pray to the Virgin Mary for protection and mental security, and to God for thanks. It's weird, I know.

Um, well thanks. I'm glad I could give you another way to look at Christians and our religion as a whole. We get a bad rep due to the crazies. And sadly, some people are ignorant enough to believe everyone is like that.
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SaziSkylion Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I read a lot of interesting stories in the Bible...
in fact it's where I learned the origin of the term 'get laid'

I do believe in the New Testament teachings
The rest of it is a bunch of EXTREMELY inflated metaphors
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