|zatojones - 2009-11-06 |
why is it so hard for these sorts of Christians to admit that parts of the bible were written in a context entirely different from that of the modern world and therefore may not be absolutely applicable to us?
Because it requires logical though processes applied to the bible, and that shit is socialized out of religious folks when they're kids.
By "parts of the Bible," I'm assuming you mean "all of the parts of the Bible" since none of it was written in a modern context, and only a few the vaguest platitudes it has to offer can possibly be thought to be absolutely applicable.
At least the hardline Christians have a certain degree of consistency in their beliefs. They realize that problematic parts of their Holy Book are in fact problems that need to be addressed and defended in some way.
Hip, liberal, wishy-washy Christians that just brush off the vast repugnant majority of their sacred texts might as well just go all the way and admit their Bible is a glorified bag of fortune cookies that they cross-stitch onto pillows when it sounds nice, and if their magical sky-daddy actually exists, he apparently isn't powerful or moral or concerned enough to put together a book that manages to get across the point "slavery is bad."
Fundamentalists deserve a lot more credit for consistent thinking and reasoning than the hippy Christians, who tend to have all the same superiority complexes about being extra-moral and having magical special friends (and often heaping helpings of concealed fag-hate and misogyny) but without any meaningful reflection on the logical conclusions of their perverse belief system.
"Fundamentalists deserve a lot more credit for consistent thinking and reasoning than the hippy Christians..."
You are aware that fundamentalism is a relatively recent phenomenon, with such concepts as "The Rapture" having barely been around for 200 years, right?
They also come up with thoroughly ludicrous concepts such as "prayer shields."
|phalsebob - 2009-11-06 |
For those of you who think Jezuzfreek777 is kidding, please consider Poe's law. Jezuzfreek is an asshole of old testament proportions, and his other vids are worth checking out. He also proudly admitted to using such tactics as false flagging and bot down voting videos he finds objectionable. He doesn't use DMCAs as far as I know, because then the evil laws of man could get him.
|dead_cat - 2009-11-06 |
I'm not getting where he's seeing the SECULAR angle in American racial slavery.
|Hugo Gorilla - 2009-11-06 |
At first I didn't like this video because of the 1998 Newgrounds animation and believing the original would be funny without someone making the jokes for me. Then I watched some of JezuzFreek's videos and seeing how boring and single-minded he is, it needed something extra.
And I couldn't find the original anyway.
|swickape - 2009-11-06 |
No true Scotsgod...
|oddeye - 2009-11-06 |
So all this time I've been gouging out my slaves eyes and knocking out their teeth I've been sinning? Well at least I gave them the proper biblical choice of slavery or death.
PS I am 100% confident that I would pick death over slavery, even if it was for a fairly nice person. I've discussed this with my wife and she has also agreed to pick death should the event ever occur.
I would rather die a man then live as an animal.
|pastorofmuppets - 2009-11-07 |
I'd always assumed he was completely joking. If this guy's for real then the apocalypse is surely upon us.
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