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Paul: Behold, Christology.

James: Fucked up a perfectly good Jewish sect is what you’ve done. Look at it. It’s got romans.

the funniest line in the bible is when god asked the first humans “who told you you were naked”

like he was giggling at us from on top of a cloud or something and was mad someone ruined his fun

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@nickibrill i'm delighted by the depth of this reflection contrasted with your bio.

I would also add that in far too many cases they also build cults of personality or focus on pastors or other leaders because people don't have that interpersonal/community connection. So the people leading become foci.

ive figured out why (okay, part of why) i dont like mega churches.

they kill community.

think about it, small local churches used to be the center of whatever community they were present in: hosting social events, charitable action, and civil outreach. megachurches try to do the same type of thing, but when youre drawing in thousands of people from across multiple cities, it doesnt have the same binding affect as when your congregation comes from within a few blocks

the megachurches push out local ones like a theological Walmart, and subsume their community. how are you supposed to connect with people when your sitting next to a different group every week with no hope of finding anyone familiar? how are you supposed to maintain a relationship with your pastor when his time is literally worth millions of dollars

megachurches turn dehumanize people in the place we’re supposed to be the most connected

listening to the wildlands podcast (modern history of the democratic party told by an obama speech writer) and this episode theyre talking about the trump election

my head keeps going back to how angry and toxic the world felt after that election; how i lost friends and got into arguments and felt the whole country was against me and people like me

now i look around, and the world is still angry. but not just the racist and homophobic vitriol that was put on spotlight that november

now theres also the anger of AOC, the anger of the womens march, the anger of Green New Deal proponents, the anger of me and people like. an authentic anger at the world we’ve been forced into

i think that embracing that anger is the only way to move forward

Cool Youth Pastor: “Rick Riordan had it half right......... we’re all demigods....... of C H R I S T.”

me:
"There is a spark of God's divine nature in all of us, which is why we are all worthy of respect and love."

my hypocritical sinful self, .2 seconds later:
"I hate ugly people."

back from my periodic break down in the church pews, ready to fight the devil, myself, and you

“how do you reconcile being gay and being christian”

“oh, simple. i want to fuck jesus.”

“eh—wait what”

“yeah, i mean come on. those steady, calloused hands? that voice that carries over crowds of thousands? the passion and unbridled love in those eyes? need me a freak like that.”

“white man on acoustic guitar” is an awful enough subgenre, but when you combine it with “white man covering beyonce” it turns into something absolutely feral

reminder that tomorrow (after the horniness prohibition) will hence for be known as “fingers in the horses stomach sunday”

im gay for moral, environmental, and religious reasons

go start a fuckin garden. peel some potatoes for thysen. im tired of people not doin manual labor and thinkin them who do are lesser. we dint carry enough baskets on us hips, thats the issue.

absolutely balls to the walls that im not allowed to go jogging in my chonies. just hysterical, honestly.

i wonder how much dc heroes all being IconicTM in ways that marvel heroes arent has affected the movies need to up the stakes. it took marvel all of phase one to get to aliens in vading new york, dc started there with man of steel

they never took the time to build the heroes up as legends, relying on their cultural weight to start from that point.

Remember the true meaning of Christmas this season: landlords aint shit and refugees should be welcomed.

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Wholesome real Christian values (and middle finger to heretical reactionaries) :trans_comm:

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