• Matt Walsh (Real)@sh.itjust.works
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    Wasn’t Jesus supposed to be like, a pacifist? I also vaguely remember some bible verses talking about meekness and acting with kindness towards others, even your enemies.

    But I guess that rhetoric doesn’t fly with the “alpha male” crowd who’s just itching for any excuse to shoot someone.

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      Wasn’t Jesus supposed to be like, a pacifist?

      Sometimes he was. (Matthew 5:9)

      Other times he was “if you don’t have a sword, sell your clothes to buy a sword” (Luke 22:36-38)

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      That’s the “great” thing about the Bible, its got enough cobtradictions that you can make it support pretty much anything you want it to.

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        Yep. That’s how I convinced a doctor to graft a leg into the middle of my back, so I can use it like a kickstand when I get tired.

        Doc said no at first. When I told him Jesus said it was cool on page 148, he got me the best leg they had on hand!

        Gotta trust in Jesus kids, you just gotta!

    • Halasham@dormi.zone
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      The issue is that they don’t care. They don’t care if the Bible says anything at all about the subject their on about or even if it contradicts them. What the Bible actually says is irrelevant to them, it’s only what their glorious leaders pastors say it says matters.

      The root of faith is authoritarianism, not any branch of morality or reverence or regard for history or their mythology.

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      I blame cowboys. More specifically, the old western movies. The good guys were just living their lives however they wanted without any gub’ment telling them what to do, and when bad guys showed up, you just blasted them.

      I’m pretty sure, in reality, it was a pretty terrible time to be alive, but the movies make it sound like a libertarian utopia.

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      They’ve twisted parts of the Bible involving Jesus and swords to mean that they should be violent and hateful.

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      Not only that, he was basically a socialist.

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      Ooh, ammosexuals is good. I’m gonna steal that one.

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        Nice thing about not being tied to the Cult of Capital. Free sharing of things… at least the things it hasn’t figured out how to enforce monetization of, yet.

  • Wes4Humanity@lemm.ee
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    I mean… At least a black guy got it, so he can defend himself from, you know, the rest of the church

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    European here. Could some kind spirit explain? Did that guy get a gun gifted for visiting church? Or did he visit church with a gun and it got somehow automagically blessed cos it was there with him? Sry, scratching my head over these rituals.

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    Our religion is of love and peace and we’ll kill anyone who thinks otherwise -sincerely straight, white, American, Jesus.

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    I brought my AR-15 with bump stock so I can protect my abortion rights. Am I pastoring correctly?