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2012-03-03 01:32:32 PM
So...Christians aren't supposed to have tats, subby? Does that mean if I believe in Jesus, i'm supposed to look like I rolled off the Joel Osteen assembly line?

How about a new rule in life: Worship the way YOU want as long as it doesn't hurt or condemn others. I'll let the Good Lord make the final call, thanks.
 
2012-03-03 01:44:55 PM
Actually, that's a pretty cool idea.
 
2012-03-03 02:27:31 PM
www.stevenhumour.com

/Obligs, hot.
 
2012-03-03 03:29:29 PM
"You shall not make any cuttings in your flesh for the dead, nor tattoo any marks upon you: I am the LORD." - Leviticus 19:28
 
2012-03-03 03:54:41 PM
The Stations of the Cross depict Jesus from his condemnation to the Resurrection.

Burial.
 
2012-03-03 04:05:28 PM

Chariset: The Stations of the Cross depict Jesus from his condemnation to the Resurrection.

Burial.


Good thing that couldn't be confused with "cuttings in the flesh for the dead", never mind the rest of that line.
But it's all good, that line is from the Old Testament... You don't need to follow any of those rules, right?
 
2012-03-03 04:19:33 PM

sno man: Good thing that couldn't be confused with "cuttings in the flesh for the dead", never mind the rest of that line.
But it's all good, that line is from the Old Testament... You don't need to follow any of those rules, right?


To be honest, I suspect that line was in response to some particular idolatrous practice which was current at the time. But I'm a theologian, not an OT scholar.

I'm more baffled that this guy wants the stations of the cross, so he ignores the traditional fourteen and makes up ten of his own.
 
2012-03-03 04:20:09 PM
Selective readings of Old Testament prohibitions? In MY Christianity?!?!
 
2012-03-03 04:20:28 PM
3.bp.blogspot.com

/hot
 
2012-03-03 04:22:03 PM

Chariset: sno man: Good thing that couldn't be confused with "cuttings in the flesh for the dead", never mind the rest of that line.
But it's all good, that line is from the Old Testament... You don't need to follow any of those rules, right?

To be honest, I suspect that line was in response to some particular idolatrous practice which was current at the time. But I'm a theologian, not an OT scholar.

I'm more baffled that this guy wants the stations of the cross, so he ignores the traditional fourteen and makes up ten of his own.


I have two possibilities - his church only has ten OR enough is enough, the pain in getting ten is as far as he wants to go.
 
2012-03-03 04:24:10 PM
I think the Bible also says we can stone him to death for that ...



/bring your own damn rocks you farking socialists dost thou think we give them for free?
 
2012-03-03 04:25:07 PM

Griftin Rubes: I think the Bible also says we can stone him to death for that ...



/bring your own damn rocks you farking socialists dost thou think we give them for free?


well,,,,yea. They are laying around everywhere.
 
2012-03-03 04:25:12 PM
Oldie but a goodie, and relevant.

Dear Dr. Laura:

Thank you for doing so much to educate people regarding God's Law. I have learned a great deal from your show, and try to share that knowledge with as many people as I can. When someone tries to defend the homosexual lifestyle, for example, I simply remind them that Leviticus 18:22 clearly states it to be an abomination. End of debate. I do need some advice from you, however, regarding some of the other specific laws and how to follow them:

When I burn a bull on the altar as a sacrifice, I know it creates a pleasing odor for the Lord - Lev.1:9. The problem is my neighbors. They claim the odor is not pleasing to them. Should I smite them?

I would like to sell my daughter into slavery, as sanctioned in Exodus 21:7. In this day and age, what do you think would be a fair price for her?

I know that I am allowed no contact with a woman while she is in her period of menstrual uncleanliness - Lev.15:19- 24. The problem is, how do I tell? I have tried asking, but most women take offense.

Lev. 25:44 states that I may indeed possess slaves, both male and female, provided they are purchased from neighboring nations. A friend of mine claims that this applies to Mexicans, but not Canadians. Can you clarify? Why can't I own Canadians?

I have a neighbor who insists on working on the Sabbath. Exodus 35:2 clearly states he should be put to death. Am I morally obligated to kill him myself?

A friend of mine feels that even though eating shellfish is an abomination - Lev. 11:10, it is a lesser abomination than homosexuality. I don't agree. Can you settle this?

Lev. 21:20 states that I may not approach the altar of God if I have a defect in my sight. I have to admit that I wear reading glasses. Does my vision have to be 20/20, or is there some wiggle room here?

Most of my male friends get their hair trimmed, including the hair around their temples, even though this is expressly forbidden by Lev. 19:27. How should they die?

I know from Lev. 11:6-8 that touching the skin of a dead pig makes me unclean, but may I still play football if I wear gloves?

My uncle has a farm. He violates Lev. 19:19 by planting two different crops in the same field, as does his wife by wearing garments made of two different kinds of thread (cotton/polyester blend). He also tends to curse and blaspheme a lot. Is it really necessary that we go to all the trouble of getting the whole town together to stone them? - Lev.24:10-16. Couldn't we just burn them to death at a private family affair like we do with people who sleep with their in-laws? (Lev. 20:14)

I know you have studied these things extensively, so I am confident you can help. Thank you again for reminding us that God's word is eternal and unchanging.
 
2012-03-03 04:25:28 PM
The world would be a better place if Christians gave up religion for Lent.
 
2012-03-03 04:26:12 PM

Marcus Aurelius: "You shall not make any cuttings in your flesh for the dead, nor tattoo any marks upon you: I am the LORD." - Leviticus 19:28



When they get around to getting tattoos to honor dead pharoahs, call me.
 
2012-03-03 04:26:59 PM
That's more of a Jewish thing. Old Testament is old.
 
2012-03-03 04:28:21 PM

csi_yellowknife: Marcus Aurelius: "You shall not make any cuttings in your flesh for the dead, nor tattoo any marks upon you: I am the LORD." - Leviticus 19:28


When they get around to getting tattoos to honor dead pharoahs, call me.


but dead rabbi's are cool right?
 
2012-03-03 04:29:34 PM
Jews subby, the Jews. Not the Christians.

We can have all the tattoos we want. They can't.

Then again, they can't have bacon either, so what do they know?

/Mmmmmmm bacon.
//krispy bacon.
///tasty krispy bacon...
 
2012-03-03 04:29:54 PM
"You shall not make any cuts on your body for the dead or tattoo yourselves: I am the Lord."

assets4.bigthink.com
 
2012-03-03 04:30:23 PM

Marcus Aurelius: "You shall not make any cuttings in your flesh for the dead, nor tattoo any marks upon you: I am the LORD." - Leviticus 19:28


Leviticus, Levite Priest Law. Not the 10 Commandments.
 
2012-03-03 04:30:40 PM
Leviticus was a tool.

If you actually were to follow him we would have a freakin' bloody mess on our hands. (If we still hand hands.)
And that book is the primary reason for the venomous hate that the religious right clings onto.
 
2012-03-03 04:32:09 PM

Marcus Aurelius: "You shall not make any cuttings in your flesh for the dead, nor tattoo any marks upon you: I am the LORD." - Leviticus 19:28


3.bp.blogspot.com

4.bp.blogspot.com
 
2012-03-03 04:32:11 PM
Dammit... someone beat me to this:

img.pistolshrimp.mobi
 
2012-03-03 04:34:02 PM
Great idea. Subcultures have been taking pieces of religion and incorporating it into their own culture.

Tattoos, prison culture, gangs, free advertising.

Make Christianity a 'sect; in prison ink.
 
2012-03-03 04:34:39 PM
Ain't Catholic clergy folks known as priests?

/don't really give a shiat
 
2012-03-03 04:35:08 PM

Marcus Aurelius: "You shall not make any cuttings in your flesh for the dead, nor tattoo any marks upon you: I am the LORD." - Leviticus 19:28


It is widely accepted that Leviticus was an asshole.
 
2012-03-03 04:36:29 PM
God hates leftovers

Lev19.7
 
2012-03-03 04:37:14 PM

i think it's so stupid when I see these young adults who are covered in them and expect me to be impressed. Tattoos are ugly to me. I would never even consider getting one. It makes me laugh when i hear people say that they got theirs to define who they are personally. hahaha, are you kidding me?

How can they be individuals when they are the very definition of conformity? EVERYONE nowadays, seems to have them. i have noticed also that many people who have them want people to be scared of them. Why? Why should I be scared of you? What,because you're a nut case with poor impulse control? It's like ok I get it; you have a lot of tattoos.

I get it,you like wasting your money. I get it,you have a disposable income. Why don't these people really try to be different? Whenever they do get 'em,their tats are ALWAYS--- THE SAME! Hey look at me, I have a tribal tat.

Yeah, you and 47 million others.what's your point? You wanna impress me? Don't get one! Tats are almost always associated with people who make bad choices in life. Some of these choices affect only them,but unfortunately, most of their choices negatively impact innocent people's lives. like gangs-for instance;they are always covered in them.

 
2012-03-03 04:37:35 PM

matthew_tray: So...Christians aren't supposed to have tats, subby? Does that mean if I believe in Jesus, i'm supposed to look like I rolled off the Joel Osteen assembly line?


If you want to follow the Old Testament and not be a hypocrite about it.

/gays go to hell, but yummy bacon
 
2012-03-03 04:38:33 PM

sno man: Chariset: The Stations of the Cross depict Jesus from his condemnation to the Resurrection.

Burial.

Good thing that couldn't be confused with "cuttings in the flesh for the dead", never mind the rest of that line.
But it's all good, that line is from the Old Testament... You don't need to follow any of those rules, right?


Geesh, I hope not most of them anyway.
 
2012-03-03 04:38:38 PM

Stoker: Leviticus was a tool.

If you actually were to follow him we would have a freakin' bloody mess on our hands. (If we still hand hands.)
And that book is the primary reason for the venomous hate that the religious right clings onto.


Leviticus is the name of the third book of the Pentateuch, not a person.
 
2012-03-03 04:39:50 PM
Hey, Christians ignore the fact that Jesus said he didn't come to abolish the Law, and that the Old Testament is still in effect, so why not ignore things about tattoos, right? It's all pick and choose anyway!

Now pardon me, I have to go outside a city, dig a hole with a wooden paddle, and defecate into it.
 
2012-03-03 04:41:24 PM
So much of the bible can be interpeted in many ways, but the Lev.19:28 always struck me as clear as a bell, with little room for loose interpetation. I always get a little chuckle when I see someone with a Jesus tat.

/base your mantra on just ONE book and still pick and choose?
 
2012-03-03 04:43:01 PM

skinink: Tattoos are ugly to me. I would never even consider getting one.


I less-than-three when you post screeds in tattoo threads.

And my tattoo is different. It's radical and irrational.
 
2012-03-03 04:45:29 PM

Enemabag Jones: Great idea. Subcultures have been taking pieces of religion and incorporating it into their own culture.

Tattoos, prison culture, gangs, free advertising.

Make Christianity a 'sect; in prison ink.


Yup, tattoos have only ever been associated with gangs and prison culture.
knink.com

On another note, INK THREAD!
static.becomegorgeous.com
www.tattoolettering.org
ycpics.com
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3.bp.blogspot.com

I'd just like to say tattoos are art. The good ones can be absolutely mesmerizing. I don't have anything as good as these.
 
2012-03-03 04:46:37 PM

Abe Vigoda's Ghost: sno man: Chariset: The Stations of the Cross depict Jesus from his condemnation to the Resurrection.

Burial.

Good thing that couldn't be confused with "cuttings in the flesh for the dead", never mind the rest of that line.
But it's all good, that line is from the Old Testament... You don't need to follow any of those rules, right?

Geesh, I hope not most of them anyway.


Who gets to pick and choose?
And once a set is chosen to follow, over the rest, then someone else comes along and says well no not that one rule but most, how many times can that happen before it's not the same religion?
 
2012-03-03 04:47:23 PM
Our pastor said that Lent was best understood by giving up something we cherish, not something superficial. I volunteered to give up the kids, and my husband gave up fidelity.

I really like Lent now.
 
2012-03-03 04:47:27 PM

badhatharry: That's more of a Jewish thing. Old Testament is old.


Hey, it's in the Bible. I'm constantly being told by Christians that what is in the Bible is good and right, they even use that very part of the Bible to tell me homosexuality is horrible and evil.

Either you believe the whole thing or you are a hypocrite either way you are stupid and can just STFU
 
2012-03-03 04:47:37 PM
To all the christians who try to wriggle out of the OT rules by claiming that it only pertains to the jews etc

- why is the OT part of the Bible?If God doesn't care whether you obey those rules or not, why didn't he just tell the relevant authorities to edit out the whole thing?
 
2012-03-03 04:49:19 PM

Gonz: skinink: Tattoos are ugly to me. I would never even consider getting one.

I less-than-three when you post screeds in tattoo threads.

And my tattoo is different. It's radical and irrational.


*checks profile

NERD!

/I keed
 
2012-03-03 04:49:39 PM

skinink: i think it's so stupid when I see these young adults who are covered in them and expect me to be impressed.


I'd be willing to be most of them do not give a shiat if you're impressed. In fact, I doubt they think about you at all.
 
2012-03-03 04:49:46 PM
If you believe in the Jesus myth you're pretty dumb to begin with
 
2012-03-03 04:49:49 PM
I love when people come in saying 'You either follow all of it, or you're whole religion is wrong.' You people sound like Rick Santorum.
 
2012-03-03 04:50:39 PM

Gonz: skinink: Tattoos are ugly to me. I would never even consider getting one.

I less-than-three when you post screeds in tattoo threads.

And my tattoo is different. It's radical and irrational.



[Thinks: "I have the greatest one-liner! Everybody loves nerdy jokes."]

[clicks profile]

Aw damn it.
 
2012-03-03 04:52:07 PM

INeedAName: I love when people come in saying 'You either follow all of it, or you're whole religion is wrong.' You people sound like Rick Santorum.


How do you know which parts are meant to be taken literally and which parts can be safely ignored?
 
2012-03-03 04:52:38 PM
MoronLessOff,
Yup, tattoos have only ever been associated with gangs and prison culture.


Note I never said only prison culture. You made that assumption.

Deny the link between prison culture and tattoos, or the use of a pen, an electric motor, a 9volt battery and a pin to create their own unique art from the available resources.

Are tattoo's a sacred cow for you or you just trolling for reactions?
 
2012-03-03 04:54:44 PM

skinink: i think it's so stupid when I see these young adults who are covered in them and expect me to be impressed. Tattoos are ugly to me. I would never even consider getting one. It makes me laugh when i hear people say that they got theirs to define who they are personally. hahaha, are you kidding me? How can they be individuals when they are the very definition of conformity? EVERYONE nowadays, seems to have them. i have noticed also that many people who have them want people to be scared of them. Why? Why should I be scared of you? What,because you're a nut case with poor impulse control? It's like ok I get it; you have a lot of tattoos. I get it,you like wasting your money. I get it,you have a disposable income. Why don't these people really try to be different? Whenever they do get 'em,their tats are ALWAYS--- THE SAME! Hey look at me, I have a tribal tat. Yeah, you and 47 million others.what's your point? You wanna impress me? Don't get one! Tats are almost always associated with people who make bad choices in life. Some of these choices affect only them,but unfortunately, most of their choices negatively impact innocent people's lives. like gangs-for instance;they are always covered in them.


Since your handle is skinink, I'm guessing you're joking..

/Got mine 'cause I like them. I don't care if anyone else does.
 
2012-03-03 04:54:58 PM
OT is historical record. It's a place to look back to and see what they early journey looked like. Not all Christian groups take it as law. Christ talks on multiple occasions of bringing about a new covenant which a number of us relate back to the Sermon on the Mount.

I understand a lot of the disdain for Christians as a whole, we haven't done a great job the past ~2000 years, but let's not lump everyone into the same group, shall we?
 
2012-03-03 04:55:36 PM

FloydA: INeedAName: I love when people come in saying 'You either follow all of it, or you're whole religion is wrong.' You people sound like Rick Santorum.

How do you know which parts are meant to be taken literally and which parts can be safely ignored?


Which parts represent the call of Christ?
 
2012-03-03 05:00:01 PM

Enemabag Jones: MoronLessOff,
Yup, tattoos have only ever been associated with gangs and prison culture.

Note I never said only prison culture. You made that assumption.

Deny the link between prison culture and tattoos, or the use of a pen, an electric motor, a 9volt battery and a pin to create their own unique art from the available resources.

Are tattoo's a sacred cow for you or you just trolling for reactions?


I was just making a point. There's a lot of ink hate on Fark. Good ink is sexy as hell.
 
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