July 28, 2008

Suck it, Leviticus 19:28

stained+glass.JPG The awesome Stuff Christians Like blog (I've posted about its GI Joe guide to Bible translations) is running a contest for best Christian tattoo. As one of the judges, I helped narrow down the entries, and now the top 13 (Jesus' lucky number!) are up for a group vote here, here, and here. Outrageously, Ashley Harkleroad's Jesus fish didn't make the cut.

I'm not sure what this means -- feel free to leap to your own conclusions -- but it must be said that the Jesus tats are not half as cool as these science ones.

Posted by Daniel Radosh


Some good stuff.

Stuff Christians Like doesn't seem to be a very faithful copy of Stuff White People like (did it start out that way?) but it brings up a question I've been wondering about: how to Christians feel about religious products (t-shirts, etc) that copy corporate or secular brands or memes? Sorry if this is covered in your book, but I'm too cheap to buy a copy.

It's covered in my book.

You mercenary bastard.

Just wanted you to know that I am enjoying Rapture Ready (and I am a Christian - gasp!). I just finished the Stephen Baldwin section last night and it was hilarious! Thanks for your reflections and insights. I hope the book finds its way into other Christian's hands.

Yo, Christian boys. A question: if like according to the word of God, tattoos are forbidden, cutting off your payos is forbidden, eating lobster is forbidden, and knockin' it with another dude is forbidden, how come Christian boys get tattoos, don't have long curly sideburns, munch surf 'n' turf with abandon, and it's only that last one you will still go to Hell for? Just askin'.

JD - Because Jesus came to free people from the law but Paul affirmed that dude-on-dude knockin' it (I believe that's from The Message translation) is a violation of fundamental sexual morality, not just the Levitical code.

What, you thought there wouldn't be an answer?

Also, you don't go to hell for your behavior, you go to hell because you've refused God's gift of heaven. The behavior is more like a symptom.

Ok, maybe. But chya know, Jesus says in Matthew 5:17-19 that "not one tittle" of O.T. laws are to be ignored. So what about this one:

"Moreover, the one who blasphemes the name of the LORD shall surely be put to death; all the congregation shall certainly stone him. The alien as well as the native, when he blasphemes the Name, shall be put to death."

-- Leviticus 24:16

This has always been the ruling tenet of the Christian death cult, hasn't it? The reason professed Christians from Charlamagne to Hitler to Bush have perpetrated genocide upon nonbelievers?

God DAYUM! Jesus motherfucking christ! The ancient superstition (or ficton, or hallucination) known as the God of the Hebrews and by extension the Christians sure is one vile, bloodthirsty, obscene piece of shit!

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