I mean, doesn't everybody who's religious cherry pick from the good book to a certain degree?
They don't even know the original language in most cases, so they follow some persons translation of what it "says".
If you read 'The Art of War', it's translated several different time periods and you can see the interpretations change depending on what is going on in society at the time. Pretty interesting read.
I just like the part about doing what the fuck you want for 70-80 years then seeking forgiveness
Is it really that difficult to keep your disapproval to yourself? I mean I disapprove most things people around me do on a daily basis, but seems easier to just ignore all of it and let people live how they wish. You have to make a conscious decision to be a sanctimonious asshole to go around actively telling people about your disapproval of their behavior.
Fun fact: I recently went through something similar while trying to find and English version of Meditations by Marcus Aurelius. I had problems in the very first chapter.
In one English version, we see the following:
"Of my grandfather Verus I have learned to be gentle and meek, and to refrain from all anger and passion. (...) Of my great-grandfather, both to frequent public schools and auditories, and to get me good and able teachers at home; and that I ought not to think much, if upon such occasions, I were at excessive charges."
In George Long's version:
"From my grandfather Verus I learned good morals and the government of my temper. (...) From my great-grandfather, not to have frequented public schools, and to have had good teachers at home, and to know that on such things a man should spend liberally."
And to my utmost indignation I still haven't read it in English because I'm not sure which translation to trust. Sadly, I can't seem to find a direct translation to Portuguese (my mother tongue) from the Latin or Greek (!), only from the English, which warrants it useless.
To top it off, there's this whole drama regarding Meditations that even back in the day people were throwing a tantrum over having it in Latin (for the fancy folk who could speak it) or in Greek (the original).
I do not permit a woman to teach or to exercise authority over a man; rather, she is to remain quiet.
1 timothy 2:12
Virtue signalers are the first to prove themselves hypocrites. Blinders and stupidity are a poor mix.
I can't believe this clearly intelligent woman would make such a mistake
Only entitled assholes won't keep their mouth shut about things that are none of their business.
Best part of this is I’m 99% sure the Rock isn’t Christian. Besides the fact that his tattoos are deeply rooted in his culture so something something white privilege.
I got baptized when I was five, so I should be good to go, right?
That is interesting!
I'm surprised you don't just wing it and learn Latin?
I've heard that once you learn one of spanish/portugese/french/italin languages it's fairly easy to pick up the other ones.
As an English speaker this language is so bastardized that I feel verbally handicapped.
The problem is that it isn't just one person. We hear this kind of inconsistency, this hypocrisy all the time. If you're tired of people lumping you in with these types, then start criticising these hypocrites more often and more publicly. Or sit on your ass and shut the hell up. Either one works.
Sorry, I was poking fun at how Western Christians like to portray Jesus as white with blue eyes even though that isn't even close to what people looked like at that time in Isreal. I was merely alluding to how an older book than the bible is still widely accepted as Chinese literature with Chinese roots. It wasn't a great joke in retrospect.
As a tattoo appreciating Christian; the Bible verse most often used to condemn tattooing (Leviticus 19:28) specifically refers to marking yourself for the dead, and was a law put in place by God to ensure His people didn't pick up the habit of ancestor worship from their pagan cousins from surrounding Semitic nations.
Many laws in OT are aimed at cultural segregation so that the Israelites didn't slip into idolatry by picking up the cultural practices from the Canaanites or Egyptians etc.
I wont say that EVERYONE cherrypicks, but i will say that there are very few people who follow EVERY rule, law, and scripture in the bible. As far as I am concerned, if you dont follow every one of them on a regular basis then you do cherry pick. Not to be condescending or anything, because i definitely cherry pick just as much as the next guy.
I think about this a lot because my family follows the orthodox denomination. Most of us believe in not eating pork, and when i asked my mother why we do so she answered "it says so in the bible". That's when i realized there are probably laws that i don't follow, and neither do the majority of Christians. Apparently it says not to eat shrimp or certain species of fish too.