Ryuuko’s Life: Fake vs. Real
THIS IS NOT OKAY
Ryuuko’s Life: Fake vs. Real
THIS IS NOT OKAY
There came a time when the Old Gods died…
New Gods #1, March 1971, story and art by Jack Kirby
This is one of my all time favorite first pages, especially to a first issue, if all time. Possibly even not even “one of,” just my favorite.
Anyway. Happy Ragnarök, everybody.
Praise be to the Dome! Glory to the True Prophet Flareon, the Bringer of Warmth!
Yay, it arrived!
If you see no work from me for a while… This is the reason. *curls*
Isn’t it nice how people twist their religious scripture to suit their weds but when it’s used against them it’s suddenly not okay
I talked to a monk about this quote once (we have mutual friends, and he came to a New Year’s Eve party at my shared art studio). He said this isn’t even talking about homosexuality. That the bible never actually says homosexuality is wrong. What that passage means is this:
Women were treated as subservient and it that you shouldn’t treat other men as subservient, like they are beneath you. It is not talking about homosexuality. If it was, it would say it outright since the bible lists other things outright.
I take the word of a monk who have studied the bible extensively more than a self proclaimed Christian.
The above text, I would like to point out is from the point of view of this translation of the original Hebrew. I spoke with my cousin’s rabbi on the matter and his response was different, saying that it was a mistranslation. See, the true translation says that a man shall not lie with another in the bed of a woman, which is to say, the Hebrews had a shit ton of rules about when a man was or was not allowed in a woman’s bed and private quarters (including, if she didn’t want you there, you weren’t allowed there. Hebrew women were also allowed to divorce their husbands and the image of the ‘oppressive Hebrew people’ is an image that was propogated by Christianity which, historically speaking, doesn’t treat the Jewish people too well and liked to paint them as being rather barbaric and backwards and cultish with their traditions, which, another piece of fun info, their traditions were one of the main reasons why the Jewish people were less likely, in medieval times, to die of the plague. Because washing your hands and avoiding the dead and vermin and the like was a lot of help. Of course the Christians persecuted them for not dying but that’s another matter. I’m sidetracked). So the verse is literally saying ‘Don’t fuck in some lady’s bed because that’s just goddamn rude’
Also, whenever a Christian brings the book of Leviticus up, you should feel free to point out that these are rules that were given to make the Hebrew people prepared for when the son of God came to earth. In Christianity, it’s believed the son of God was Jesus. So by following the rules set in Leviticus or pushing them as things we should follow, they’re saying that Jesus was not the son of God, and that Jesus did not, in fact, die for our sins. Jewish people believe, in their faith, that the son of God hasn’t yet been born, so many choose to follow these rules.
Most people of course roll their eyes when I explain the translation of the verse (full breakdown found here) but it’s always fun to point out the nature of the rules in Leviticus and the implications of following them.
I’m a theology student and I am on the verge of crying because of how accurate this commentary is. Historical context is simultaneously the most interesting and most important part of interpreting any texts.
Most religious people seem to base their beliefs on things that are severely mistranslated. I wish they would do their research before using the bible for hate.
I studied theology extensively and was going to become a theologist until I switched majors. The above commentary is 100% accurate and what I try to stress in a lot if conversations with Bible Thumpers.
Jesus also affirms the homosexual relationship between the Roman Centurion and his “slave”. The particular Greek word used to refer to this special slave was “pais”. Greek language studies and contexts show that a “pais” was a male love slave. Regular slaves were called “dolos”. The Centurion makes this distinction clearly when he asks Jesus to heal his slave (pais), and then to prove his status he tells Jesus that his slaves (dolos) go when he tells them to. But this slave (pais) was special. He was the Centurion’s lover.
Hearing this, Jesus was so amazed he says he had not found ANYONE ELSE who had such great faith. He then blesses the Centurion and heals his male lover.
THIS IS WHAT THE BIBLE REALLY TEACHES ABOUT SAME SEX COUPLES.
In short, the English adaptation is a mistranslated farce.
reblogging for the comments ^^^^^^
EXCUSE ME WHILE I REBLOG THIS FIFTY MILLION TIMES
Whoever came up with Kill La Kill just wanted to see girls cosplaying the characters LOL
Anyway, I don’t watch a lot of modern anime, but everyone keeps bugging me to watch it with them.
Post apocalyptic world where clothes are woven with “life fibers” that boost the strength of their wearers. Nearly all of Japan’s schools are controlled by one group, and the main character is there to find her father’s murderer. It gets crazier from there.
wonder who the new kid is.
My money’s on the Overseer
He’s in Suicide Squad now?
…huh. I don’t know how to feel about that. I much prefer him simply as a Batgirl antagonist.
As far as Batgirl and Jim Sr. are concerned he’s dead. I felt it really kinda cheaped out an entire story arc focusing around the fallout from Batgirl apparently killing him when it’s like “Oh he’s actually alive, lol”.
Batgirl is awesome.
I need your help.
I was asked a few nights ago about what to do if you’re sent to gender correcting camp. And to be honest, I couldn’t answer right away. I sat down to write an answer multiple times only to get angry and bitter half way through and had to throw out everything I’d done.
These are camps where people send children as young as 8 or 7, but usually teenagers, to “fix” who they are through authorized abuse, by spreading misinformation and making people feel generally horrible about who they are. Depending on which camp, they could be told that they are broken emotionally, chemically, or just spiritually. Often they’re told God hates them, that God thinks of trans people as the devil, that Gay people or Trans people should kill themselves or mutilate themselves to stop from being this awful, godforsaken thing.
These are kids in their formative years being told that who they are is wrong and immoral. It’s destructive and there’s a reason it’s being banned by all progressive states.
I’m sick of it. And thanks to the luckiest couple I know I’ve been inspired to do something about it. This blog reaches enough people to get this started, if not to carry it on it’s own shoulders.
To anyone reading this message, who considers themselves to be a decent human being and a friend of LGBT people, I need you to reblog this. I need this to spread.
This isn’t a cry for notes.
This is a battle beacon.
If anyone is threatened with straight camp, corrective therapy, or gender reparative therapy, reach out to me and any other volunteers who reblog this. Give us your information and tell us, in your own words, what is happening to you. You are not alone. God does NOT hate you or who you are, you are a beautiful creature. You can get through this and we can help.
To anyone who has any connections at any local or national-level news organizations, follow this and be ready. This needs to be something that hits hard and fast whenever a child is threatened with such serious abuses.
To anyone who has a large following, please follow this because we need people to know this is happening if we’re going to have any sort of a chance of stopping it. If you have a large LGBT following, particularly .5k or above, please follow the tag “Rainbow Lantern Corps” and reblog when you see this or someone who needs your help.
Lets keep the Lanterns lit. Let’s give these kids a little light in the dark.
This is the Rainbow Lantern Corps. Please respond.
If anyone has any information about active camps, please send them here. We’re trying to build a master list of where these camps are so we know where we need to focus resources.
If you know of any camps like this near you, give us a shout. If you know of any therapist who offers reparative or corrective therapy to minors, please give us a shout.
Being gay or trans is not a sickness, it’s not something to be cured and it’s not something to be ashamed of.
I tried really hard to make a catchy Latern Corps oath for this project and just failed massively.