People who argue against Christianity and religion with these kind of references really bother me. All of them are from the Old Testament. We no longer live in the Old Testament. There’s a second half of the Bible, the New Testament, which renounces a lot of the rules in the Old Testament.
These sorts of incorrect argument only come from ignorance on the topic. I don’t know a thing about politics, so I don’t argue it even if I feel strongly one way, because I don’t have the knowledge to defend my choices, nor do I have the perceptual (did I just make up a word?) understanding to debate against another. This post is a perfect example of simple ignorance.
If you want to argue for or against the Bible, politics, abortion, gay marriage, embryonic stem cell research, death penalty, etc., that’s fine. America is a free country, designed so that you can believe as you wish. But please, make it a little more challenging and get it right.
The source here is very awesome; don’t get me wrong.
But some of the responses are really not getting the point of it. Like this one. ”We” are not all following the New Testament because there are these other people, you may have heard of them, that follow the Bible, too; they’re called Jews. There’s an argument to be had about this kind of material from the Tanach, or what you’d call the Old Testament, sure; that argument is not “it’s dumb irrational shit from the olden days lol wtf was that anyway” I’ll say that much.
The point is not that the question was asked; the point is that she had no answer to it.
My only issue is when people use things things to argue against Christianity. When it comes to the Jewish religion, these questions are still present to be pondered, I think, since they don’t use the New Testament: half of the Bible. (Granted I don’t know much about other religions, something I will readily admit.) Also, I reblogged this from someone else so I don’t know the context of the scene from which this was taken, and I’m not mad at the president or whatever. Maybe the woman was Jewish. My point is that, in general, people need to do more research before they argue against anything.
So I apologize; I guess I wasn’t very clear with my motive for reblogging this.
There’s no need to apologize, really. I would simply take your own advice and do a lot more reading on the subject and not dismiss a large part of your own faith because that’s the simple answer. The woman is a fundamentalist Christian who does not do this, and that’s the big problem that many Christian and non-Christian people have with the religion as it exists in the United States. I bring up Judaism because that’s the root of Christian texts and teachings, and dismissing the Old Testament is completely ignoring a huge part of what your religion is supposed to be about.
I’m not offended by you, or what you believe. I’m offended that it’s so easy for anyone of clearly strong faith to disregard something so flippantly when it has a lot to do with you. I think passionate belief in the hands of anyone unwilling to do a lot of soul-searching and a lot of heavy reading tends to lead to offensive statements in general.