• Matt Walsh (Real)@sh.itjust.works
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    26 days ago

    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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      26 days ago

      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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        26 days ago

        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!

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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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      26 days ago

      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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      26 days ago

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

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      26 days ago

      Not only that, he was basically a socialist.