"I don't think that being a strong person is about ignoring your emotions and fighting your feelings. Putting on a brave face doesn't mean you're a brave person. That's why everybody in my life knows everything that I'm going through. I can't hide anything from them. People need to realise that being open isn't the same as being weak."

- Taylor Swift

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Wordless Wednesday: 'the bible says...'

Long story short: The Bible has some pretty fucked up definitions of marriage - definitions of marriage that many modern-day Christians/normal decent human beings don't subscribe to. A book, a religion, or any one group or person, doesn't get to define what marriage means to you. You do.

P.S. It's October for me (blog scheduling for the win!) Sorry this isn't very Christmassy. Merry Christmas!

Today is also the day I get my WACE results...from exams that I haven't taken yet...

This is screwing with my head. I'm going to go. Stay beautiful.

1 comment:

a Propaganda Minister said...

You'll actually find in terms of theocratic studies that the New Covenant nullifies the Jewish laws of the Old Testament. The New Testament defines marriage in a multifaceted way, celebrating the monogamous union between man and woman as a miracle (see: the miracles of Jesus) and as an act enshrined in sanctity. The New Testament states that marriage is about holiness, not happiness, and that a mans love for a woman should be to the point of sacrificial nature. It also says that sexual immorality is a sin against the body in a way that violates the gospel by destroying the picture of one flesh union between man and woman which is supposed to point to our one flesh union with Christ. The definitions you offer in your charming little image are taken directly from the Torah and apply exclusively to Jews who do not believe Jesus Christ as the bearer of a New Covenant.

Thus, to reword your post in a factually accurate manner:

Long story short: The Old Testament Torah Scriptures have some pretty fucked up definitions of marriage - definitions of marriage that many modern-day Jews subscribe to.