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A friendly reminder falls on deaf ears.  | I would like to give a friendly reminder to the LGBTQ community: bUt tHaT'S nOt ReAL SoCiAliSm or sHAriA LaW Stalin, Mao, and Che would have | image tagged in spongebob mock,gay pride flag,socialism,sharia law,memes | made w/ Imgflip meme maker
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Such a dank meme!
It's like a waterfall in my pants right now. Lol
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I love the sponge bob. So condescending!
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[image deleted]Do you mean the like some of the Puritans who were settlers in some of the original colonies in America? They were Congregationalists from the Church of England who made sure that theirs was the official "state" church (before there were any actual states) and they would kill Baptists or anyone else who didn't agree with their doctrinal interpretations and applications. They killed many people.
Some of them were misguided Christians but like in all sects or denominations of Christianity there were undoubtedly false converts in their midst as well. It is wrong interpretation and application of the bible that would lead to a Christian participating in such atrocities.
However, there are biblical principles that say if anyone (even those who call themselves Christian) has unrepentant hate, anger, malice in their heart or any number of sins constantly in their lives they will not inherit the kingdom of God.
If you would learn those principles (you don't have to believe them) you wouldn't have to use the fallacy of anecdotal evidence or misplaced vividness to argue against an entire system or group that has/had (for a time) terrible biblical interpretation. You could have an argument against the actual hateful people calling themselves Christian who could care less if you died. Interested?
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"...and they would kill Baptists or anyone else who didn't agree with their doctrinal interpretations and applications. They killed many people. Some of them were misguided Christians but like in all sects or denominations of Christianity there were undoubtedly false converts in their midst as well. It is wrong interpretation and application of the bible that would lead to a Christian participating in such atrocities."

So when a Christian commits acts of violence because of their strict interpretation of their holy book, they're a false Christian, but when a Muslim commits acts of violence because of their strict interpretation of their holy book, they're a true Muslim? I smell a double standard, and a No True Scotsman fallacy. When Christians commit or support acts of violence against LGBT people, they are just doing what the Bible says. Does Lev 20:13 not say that homosexuals deserve the death penalty? For centuries, Christians enforced that, because they took the Bible at face value.

"However, there are biblical principles that say if anyone (even those who call themselves Christian) has unrepentant hate, anger, malice in their heart or any number of sins constantly in their lives they will not inherit the kingdom of God."

Sadly, Christianity, like just about any ideology, lends itself all-too-well to an "us-versus-them" mentality. They quarrel with non-Christians, and they quarrel with Christians who they see as not "true" Christians.
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No, a strict interpretation of the Bible would not lead to killing homosexuals. So because you read something in Leviticus (the Old Testament) you think a strict interpretation would require Christians to follow it? If that's so, you don't understand what the work of Christ was for. So, please stop pretending to know anything about Christianity.
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"...please stop pretending to know anything about Christianity."

Except that I do know a thing or two about Christianity. The way I see it, you have two options. Either the whole Bible is from God (and is therefore authoritative), or it isn't. Either you can pick and choose which verses to obey, or you can't. If you say the OT laws were for those people at that time, then we can also disregard the other rules in the OT, such as the prohibition against homosexuality, coveting, wearing clothing of mixed fabric, etc. You also seem to forget that throughout history, Christians who have put gays to death have used the Bible as justification. So, please stop pretending to know anything about Christianity.
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You are so misguided and I feel bad for you. You may have knowledge of versus that state laws from the OT but it is obvious that you don't understand what it means to be a Christian. This is obvious since you are under the impression that Christians are to obey the laws of the OT. The impression you have shows that you don't understand the work of Christ.

I'll leave you with Galatians 3 lines 23 through 25:

"Before the coming of this faith, we were held in custody under the law, locked up until the faith that was to come would be revealed. So the law was our guardian until Christ came that we might be justified by faith. Now that this faith has come, we are no longer under a guardian."
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I didn't say that Christians have to obey the OT laws. I said that the laws in the OT came from the same God that Christians worship. Many Christians go back to the OT to justify their views (against homosexuality, drunkenness, etc), but then they say they are under grace, not the law. So they want to refer back to the OT when it suits them, but not at other times.
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Stop trying to split hairs and morph your message in an attempt to look correct.

The point is simple: no where in the Bible is a CHRISTIAN commanded to kill homosexuals.
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So you're saying Christians can ignore ALL the laws in the OT?
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I have to respond to this comment since Imgflip puts a thread limit.

To answer your question asking what Matthew 5:17 means:

Under the OT, salvation was dependent on upholding the laws of the OT. Matthew 5:17 is stating that Christ fulfilled the purpose of the law through his works. He was the ultimate sacrifice and our salvation is not dependent on our works but our faith in Christ. Christ fulfilled the law.

I understand why this can be confusing and I respect the fact that you asked about the meaning. I appreciate your curiosity and goals to understand. Thank you for the conversation Octavia.
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Matthew 5:17
"Don't misunderstand why I have come. I did not come to abolish the law of Moses or the writings of the prophets. No, I came to accomplish their purpose."
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What does that mean, exactly?
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"...you can pick and choose..."
Listen to the last five minutes of this talk and if you are intellectually honest at all you will never use that "pick and choose" arguement again.
https://youtu.be/ZkL3lT95vOU?t=51m59s
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XD
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In Iran they throw them off rooftops and hang them from construction cranes.
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The time period is irrelevant. It was people using their religion to kill homosexuals back then, and it's people using their religion to kill homosexuals now.
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