Blood Orange, the colour of desire
I’m curious. What are the, say, top 5 things you associate with me?
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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.
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All of this is exactly what I tried to explain to my mom when I came out to her, but she flat out refused to listen on the basis that she was afraid of being smitten for questioning the translation of the bible. Sad really.
Swear to god, some guys are terrified that girls are faking common interests to impress them and act really hostile towards anyone they even SUSPECT of doing such a thing
but then they turn around and fake a whole friendship in the hopes of getting sex out of girls, and get mad at them when it doesn’t work
and they super do not see the irony in that
Photos 1 & 2 Painting A Wall (Finborough Theatre)
Photos 3 & 4 are obviously Blag magazine.
a moment of silence for our fallen friends: matt rutherford, quinn fabray, finn hudson, tina cohen-chang, joe hart, noah puckerman, mike chang, mercedes jones, brittany pierce, santana lopez, rory flanagan, sugar motta, and lauren zizes.
you will be missed, but you are in a better place. because any place is better than glee.
The Musketeers → Porthos/Aramis parents au
When Flea first comes to them, holding a gurgling bundle and with a look in her eye that has always mean imminent disaster, Porthos thinks it’s a terrible idea. He and Aramis, taking in an infant? It’s ridiculous, but Flea insists, and there’s no where else for the poor babe to go. Much to his surprise he and Aramis take to parenting rather well. Porthos never realized how much he actually wanted to be a father til now and Aramis is delighted at the prospect. It’s not long before they decide that one little baby isn’t enough, the child needs siblings to play with after all. There’s no shortage of abandoned or orphaned children in Paris and soon their home is filled with running, squealing, laughing kids. They may be constantly underfoot and in some sort of trouble or other, but these children have brought tremendous joy and love to their home and Porthos and Aramis couldn’t be happier.
Elle Fanning as Adele, 16
Named after as the tragically murdered Adele Bassette, this Adele is just as fiery and quick witted as her namesake. She may seem timid, but her calm and charming exterior hides a deadly wit and even more dangerous pick pocket skills. The young men of Paris quake in their boots at the mere mention of her name.
Willow Smith as Julia, 13
Julia takes after her fathers in her fighting skills, much to their dismay. She’s always getting into one scrape or another (with the help of her little sister). She may be young but she can knock boys twice her size out cold. She learned how to box from Porthos but she also inherited his big heart.
Mana Ashida as Claudette, 8
Claudette is the real troublemaker of the four kids. She is devious beyond belief and can usually be found executing some harebrained scheme or schoolyard power play. It’s all in the name of good fun though. She and Julia are attached at the hip.
bb Tyler Posey as René, 6
Named after Aramis, René is the baby of the family, but he doesn’t mind one bit. He can be very serious for a six year old, but his pout always gives way to a blindingly bright smile whenever there is music around. Like Aramis he’s a romantic and loves to have his fathers read him fairytales and poetry.
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Okay, I have a headcanon that in the beginning, when Aramis and Porthos just met, they got into an argument about who had to do some menial task or something. This argument was never resolved.
Now, every once in a while they will start fighting about it again but it still never gets resolved.
Sometimes they try and get Athos to mediate. Athos will never be drunk enough for that.