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Galatians 5:12-14

I wish those who unsettle you would castrate themselves!

For you were called to freedom, brothers and sisters; only do not use your freedom as an opportunity for self-indulgence, but through love become slaves to one another. For the whole law is summed up in a single commandment, ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’

  • Anonymous

    Hehe, I love Bible quotes with language you won’t find at the bake sale. See also Jude:

    [They are] shepherds feeding themselves; waterless clouds,swept along by winds; fruitless trees in late autumn, twice dead, uprooted; wild waves of the sea, casting up the foam of their own shame; wandering stars, for whom the gloom of utter darkness has been reserved forever.

  • http://www.laughinginpurgatory.com/ Andrew Hall

    “I wish those who unsettle you would castrate themselves!”
    - I think I heard someone on FOX News say that.

  • http://www.facebook.com/LoneWolf343 Derek Laughlin

    You probably would do with a bit more context, just so some people don’t get the impression that Paul said “Well, just go chop off your dick!” to everybody that annoyed him.

  • Mr. Heartland

    You know, using hardcore sex dungeon language to sell love and peace might be a good way of doing so without coming accross as a wimp. 

  • Contactianbrooks

    You probably would do with a bit more context, just so some people don’t get the impression that Paul said “Well, just go chop off your dick!” to everybody that annoyed him.
    The context is that some people had been teaching that non-Jewish seekers would need to be circumcised before they could become Christians.  Paul’s saying that people who think circumcision is mandatory should go chop their dicks off.

    Paul was a nasty piece of work, vicious and arrogant.  There’s really no way to pretend otherwise.  What’s interesting about his letters is that this horrible little man keeps bursting into proclamations of universal toleration and love.

  • P J Evans

    You’re missing the other piece of context: there was a religion around, at that time, where people did voluntarily castrate themselves.

  • Anonymous

    Hi, I’m the anonymous poster from earlier who said that homosexual behavior is a sin. Well, I’ve come to apologize to anyone that I might have ticked off, and I just want everyone to know that right now, as far as homosexuality is concerned, I’m neutral to the whole thing. I don’t think being homosexual is good or bad, and if anyone happens to be gay, that’s their business. Am I forgiven?

  • Anonymous

    So it’s all right that I’m attracted to other women as long as I don’t actually act on those desires?

    Fuck you.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jonathan-Pelikan/100000903137143 Jonathan Pelikan

    By ‘ticked off’ you mean ‘got really fucking legitimately angry because what you said was evil’; fixed that for you. This is the sort of shit used to justify oppression and murder.

    Here’s the thing, though, there is no neutrality in oppression; you assist the oppression, you permit it, or you resist it. There’s shades and degrees to the three states but there’s only those three states that you can be in relation to oppression. Saying that there’s nothing wrong with being gay is taking the position of justice, the reasonable default of democracy, the only thing that the Left has ever been saying since anybody started talking.I wasn’t there to see your other comment so I’m not mad, but I have to say, forgiveness is a personal matter. Saying ‘it’s ok’ or ‘fuck off’ are both legitimate positions to take, and you should be prepared for either.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Anthony-Rosa/1059360979 Anthony Rosa

    “Here’s the thing, though, there is no neutrality in oppression; you assist the oppression, you permit it, or you resist it.”

    So… you’re either with us or against us? Hmm.

  • http://indiscriminatedust.blogspot.com Philboyd Studge

    Well, uh, yeah.  Some co-opted phrases still have good original meanings.  Just because Fox News is ‘fair and balanced’, for example, doesn’t mean actual calls for fairness or balance should be subject to the same ridicule.

  • chris the cynic

    Not exactly.  You are either complicit or you are not.

    There’s a lot of things like that.

    If someone tries to kill me, you know about it, you have the capacity to act*, and you do nothing then you are by no means against me in any active sense of the word.  You are, however, not neutral.  You are instead complicit.

    Standing aside and allowing a wrong to be done is neither for nor actively against, but it is not neutral.

    -

    *Say you have a cellphone with which you could easily and at no threat to yourself call the police.

  • http://mistformsquirrel.deviantart.com/ JJohnson

    @facebook-1059360979:disqus : Sometimes it’s true.  As Jonathan says, you’re either doing the
    oppressing, you’re allowing it to happen, or you’re fighting back
    against it – your pick, but the first is evil and the second is allowing
    evil to transpire.

    Justice is not a situation that allows for neutrality – it’s not just
    this fight, it’s every battle for justice from the right of women to
    vote, and to work for equal pay, to the struggle for equality for racial
    minorities, to LGBT rights,  to immigration reform.

    These are not things that permit one to say “I don’t care” while
    remaining innocent.  Nor can one sit on the fence and claim some kind of
    ‘both sides do it’ centrism – justice does not work like that.  Justice
    is.  Justice is the undoing of an oppressive yoke about the neck of
    people wronged by a system bent against them.  It is the lifting up of
    the weak and the downtrodden and the bringing low of that which trod
    them down to begin with.  Justice is the great balancing of the scales.

    Just as certainly there is no question of who is deserving of justice.  All people are so deserving. 

    Justice does not care about the color of our skin or what language we
    speak, it does not care for our beauty or wealth or power, justice does
    not say that a man is worth more than a woman, or a woman more than a
    man, and justice does not care for who one prefers in bed.  Justice is,
    no less – no more.

    Justice is a dangerous and radical concept like that, and the pursuit of
    justice is thus by definition loud, raucous and unnerving to those
    entrenched in the current power structure and who are unwilling or
    unable to pry themselves loose from their comfortable places.

    So it is, and so it will always be until such time as such pursuit is unnecessary.

    So yes, in this struggle and others like it, you are with us, or against
    us – to stand on the sidelines is no different from seeing someone
    bleeding in the street and leaving them there, because it would be
    inconvenient to get involved.  That is why although the word is often
    given lip service, it is a concept so very rarely honored – because it
    is a radical, dangerous idea and one that does not give cover for
    cowards to hide behind.

  • Anonymous

    Opposition, or resistance,  to oppression can take many forms.  Sometime all you can do is ‘observe & report’ other times you can ‘take up arms, and by opposing them, end them’.  Sometimes it can be as simple as not seeing something someone else is doing to resists, or not doing something oppressor tells you to do. What matters is that you are resisting to the limit of your abilities. 

  • Sgt. Pepper’s Bleeding Heart

    Anon, you really should post in the original thread where you started this line of conversation. It’s still going, good and strong.

    Also, may I ask: are you apologising because you’re reconsidering your views, or because you don’t like people disagreeing with you so you want to brush things back under the carpet?

  • Anonymous

    I don’t know where this came from, but I’ve always like this quote

    “All that evil needs to prosper is that men of good will do nothing.”

    I feel this says it all.

  • Sgt. Pepper’s Bleeding Heart

    I don’t know where this came from

    Edmund Burke

  • Sgt. Pepper’s Bleeding Heart

    I don’t know where this came from

    Edmund Burke

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  • Anonymous

    I think not ‘good men’ but ‘men of goodwill’ the difference maybe small but it is quite significant.  People of goodwill, wither conservative or liberal bent, when faced with evil, will work together to oppose it. 

    This is why I hold that the people who want to make political gain from the disaster relief are not ‘men of goodwill’.  They fail to take actions that they could in the face of all the pain an suffering of people whose only fault was living in the the wrong place at the wrong time.   

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  • http://www.facebook.com/LoneWolf343 Derek Laughlin

    Oh, yeah, and don’t even get me started on Jesus. Running around, calling the religious authorities names, hanging around with whores, and he even rampaged through a temple with a whip. Some Prince of Peace, right?

  • http://www.facebook.com/LoneWolf343 Derek Laughlin

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  • Sgt. Pepper’s Bleeding Heart

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  • Sgt. Pepper’s Bleeding Heart

    I think not ‘good men’ but ‘men of goodwill’ the difference maybe small but it is quite significant.  People of goodwill, wither conservative or liberal bent, when faced with evil, will work together to oppose it. 

    You know what? I’ve seen that quotation so many times, but phrased as “good men” rather than “men of goodwill” that I didn’t read it properly. Ah, skim reading–in which your mind makes stuff up to fill in the holes :)

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  • Anonymous

    Hey, go ahead and act on those desires all you want. I don’t care.

  • Anonymous

    I’ve reconsidered my views.

  • Sgt. Pepper’s Bleeding Heart

    Good to hear.


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