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shiftythrifting · a day ago
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My my feets are a ti a tippy tappin
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one-time-i-dreamt · 2 days ago
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Jesus Christ came back to Earth and descended onto my front yard tree house. Everything looked normal, except He was in the animation style of Star Wars Rebels.
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shoutsofmybones · 6 days ago
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anticapitalist for religious reasons
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siir-poesia · a day ago
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If you are going to speak ill of love, first make sure that you have really known him, which is a paradox, because if you have really known him, I can assure you that you will not have anything bad to say about him.
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shiftythrifting · 2 days ago
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Found all of these at a goodwill in NC
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humbledisciple · 7 days ago
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The African Ancestors of Jesus
The concept of "race" didn't exist in ancient history like it does today. Inter-racial marriage was practiced throughout the Bible, including the genealogy of Jesus. 
Matthew 1:1-14 - The genealogy of Jesus, in which four Afro-Asiatic women are included: Rahab, Tamar, Ruth, and Bathsheba. https://bibleresources.americanbible.org/resource/blacks-in-biblical-antiquity
It makes sense that King Solomon would become romantically involved with the Queen of Sheba, if his mother, Bathsheba, was a black woman.
The Queen of Sheba. She ruled a kingdom that included territory in both Arabia and Africa. When she visited Solomon, she was accorded the dignity and status of a head of state (1 Kings 10:1-13)... Matthew 12:42 - The Queen of the South, meaning "the Queen of Sheba" (parallel reference in Luke 11:31; compare 1 Kings 10:1-10 and 2 Chronicles 9:1-9). https://bibleresources.americanbible.org/resource/blacks-in-biblical-antiquity
Song of Solomon 1:4 I am black but beautiful, O ye daughters of Jerusalem, as the tents of Cedar, as the curtains of Solomon.
The Solomonic dynasty (Amharic: ሰሎሞናዊው ሥርወ መንግሥት Sälomonawīwi širiwä menigišiti), also known as the House of Solomon, was a dynasty of the Ethiopian Empire formed in the thirteenth century. Its members claim lineal descent from the biblical King Solomon and the Queen of Sheba. Tradition asserts that the queen gave birth to Menelik I after her biblically described visit to Solomon in Jerusalem.[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Solomonic_dynasty
The Bible's only descriptions of Jesus' skin color are in Daniel 10:6 and Revelation 1:15.
Daniel 10:6 ...his arms and legs had the color of burnished bronze, and the sound of his speech was like the noise of a multitude.
Revelation 1:15 His feet were like burnished bronze, refined in a furnace, and his voice was like the roar of many waters.
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The African presence in the Bible is not limited to the Old Testament. Indeed many Jews of the first century lived in regions where Africans intermingled freely with other racial and ethnic types. We too easily forget today that miscegenation or interracial marriage was an explicit part of Alexander the Great's policy; he wanted all subjects to have Greek blood flowing through their veins! Of course there was no notion of the modern idea of "race" during that time, but suffice it to say that the ancients had no problem with Black people nor did the Greeks and Romans consider them to be inferior.
In the Gospel of Matthew, we find the quotation from Hosea 11:1 which reads, "out of Egypt I called my son." The passage is part of the notorious "Flight into Egypt" that describes the way in which Mary and Joseph fled to Egypt to hide the one that King Herod feared would displace him. Assuming that we can lend some historical credence to this report, it is difficult imagining, if the holy family were indeed persons who looked like typical "Europeans," that they could effectively "hide" in Africa. One must remember and take most seriously the fact that Egypt has always been and remains part of Africa. Her indigenous people are noticeably different from the European types, notwithstanding the Hellenistic cultural incursions, beginning in earnest just over 300 B.C. In fact, it has only been in recent centuries that the Egyptians and other North Americans have been officially racially classified as "Caucasian." Nevertheless, for thousands of years, Africans have migrated out of biblical Ethiopia and Egypt and have passed through Palestine en route to the Fertile Crescent or Mesopotamia. Thus, the term Afro-Asiatic emerged, and it is a fitting description of persons from Abraham to Jesus and his disciples.
For the most part by modern standards of ethnicity, first-century Jews could be considered Afro-Asiatics. This is to say that Jesus, his family, his disciples and, doubtless, most of the fellow Jews he encountered in his public ministry, were persons of color. https://bibleresources.americanbible.org/resource/blacks-in-biblical-antiquity 
According to the Jim Crow era’s one drop rule, anyone with even a drop of African ancestry was denied access to public accommodations. This would have included Jesus if He were around in the segregationist South, including in churches that claimed to worship Him.
The historical, Biblical Jesus, with "burnished bronze" skin, whose foremothers were Tamar, Rahab, Ruth and Bathsheba, loves you. (Matt. 1:1-14, Dan. 10:6, Rev. 1:15)
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metamorphesque · a month ago
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To fall in love is to create a religion that has a fallible god.
Sappho | Leonardo Bistolfi | Safet Zec | Richard Siken | Brokeback Mountain (dir. Ang Lee) | Emery Allen | Ron Hicks | Jorge Luis Borges | Holly Warburton | Richard Siken | Joseph Lorusso
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sorekbekarmi · 2 months ago
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Missionaries are inherently xenophobic.
Missionaries to Jews are inherently antisemitic.
There is no debate here - the above statements are inescapable true. Intentions do not matter. It LITERALLY DOES NOT MATTER that Christian missionaries BELIEVE they are doing something good by saving other people from hell. IT. DOES. NOT. MATTER.
Because the people you're missionizing ALSO have beliefs, that are part of their own religions and cultures and histories and ethnicities. And your assumption that only YOUR beliefs are correct and must be spread is the LITERAL definition of xenophobia.
Missionaries and bigotry are not seperable.
If you proselytize in your personal life (congratulations, you are also a model of xenophobia and bigotry), or if you support missionaries or missionary activity (ideologically or financially), you are now being instructed to unfollow me, because I don't like you as a person, and I can't respect you while you willfully disrespect others. In either case, you are also now being instructed to cut that shit the fuck out. No one wants to hear about the love of Jesus from you, and if they do, they will ask you DIRECTLY and EXPLICITLY. Literally no one else gives a fuck.
I will be accepting apologies in writing and reparations via venmo.
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ice-dispenser · 2 months ago
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here are some dark skinned hindu deities, from the dark is divine photo series in chennai!!
Lakshmi,
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Saraswati,
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Durga,
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Shiva,
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Murugan,
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Krishna,
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Seetha with her two sons, Luva and Kusha,
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The project ultimately aims to not just usher in acceptance of the idea, but to normalize the thought of a dark-skinned god.
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prokopetz · 19 days ago
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It kind of throws me when Americans get fixated on Japanese media treating Christianity as a form of witchcraft because, like, American media does that all the time, too; it’s just that it’s usually Catholicism in particular that gets that treatment.
I’ve seen a lot of American media – often but not always horror media – that treats Catholic religious paraphernalia as magic items, and Catholic observances as magic spells, and that seems to be under the impression that all Catholic clergy are trained in the art of wizardry.
I mean, I understand that to a devout Protestant there’s probably a huge distinction there, but from the outside it looks a whole lot like people getting worked up about Foreign Media(tm) treating priests like Dungeons & Dragons warlocks while their own media cheerfully does the exact same thing.
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one-time-i-dreamt · 2 months ago
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I was at my grandparents’ house (which is in the middle of the woods, which made this even creepier) and tumblr user @heritageposts (who in my dream was wearing a Misha Collins Mishapocalypse mask) tried to break into the room I was in through the window and when they failed they turned and looked at me and said something along the lines of, “God will punish you for your hubris,” through the window. Then I woke up.
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justlgbtthings · 2 months ago
Hi, I saw you mention in a post that Jesus and his disciples were gay, and I was wondering if you have any evidence or things to argue with against people who believe otherwise? I have a feeling I'm going to need that sometime soon irl. I hope you have a lovely day/night!
here is a link for a preacher's account on jesus's homosexuality
as for myself, from what I gathered growing up religious and reading the bible as well as hearing theology students' findings, it can be sufficed to say that jesus was queer, whether he was bisexual or gay (or, in other interpretations, aroace). his disciples were all men, and he had deep, personal relationships with them. he would spend most of his time with them, often alone in privacy. their emotional connections crossed the platonic boundary many times, with intimate actions like "washing each other's feet," which is recognized as a metaphor for sex. it's likely he was polyamorous, but if he were in a monogamous relationship with any of them, it probably would have been John, whom he was closest with. all in all, these men were devoted to each other in body and soul, and were in a sense practically married. given the facts, this virtually debunks any semi-logical notion that Jesus was heterosexual, and rather a polyam gay man.
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prokopetz · a month ago
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The great failing of Christian rock as a genre is that – to the best of my knowledge – there is no version of “Our God is an Awesome God” that starts out at “awesome” and continues in subsequent verses through “gnarly”, “tubular”, “bodacious” and “radical”.
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liberaljane · a month ago
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💕 “religious freedom” shouldn’t mean Christian supremacy. 💕
[Digital illustration of a Latinx person with long flowing hair, gold hoop earrings with the word ‘justice’, a geometric print blazer, green tee and beige skirt. They are holding their collar and looking at the viewer. Text reads, ‘religious freedom shouldn’t mean Christian supremacy’]
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k-wame · 2 months ago
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Haaz Sleiman & Michael Cassidy Breaking Fast (2020) ❃ Dir: Mike Mosallam ❃ Dramedy, Romcom, LGBTQ+
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