Q:Are you guys feminists?
take a wild guess…… :P
Seriously, it depends what you define feminist as.
I have the right to bear arms, if that’s what you mean. Then yes, I am for the legalization of guns. I do like the idea of gun registration and such. However, I don’t want it to be excruciating to get a gun (for protection, hunting, or otherwise).
Q:You take a ridiculous amount of time to answer questions and it seems like each response you're getting angrier and angrier. It's a bit scary! Anyway I was wondering what your opinion is on the overwhelming support for Frank Ocean when he recently came out. I know what your "opinion" will be but I'd love to know what you actually felt in your heart when you heard it. I know you're all like "We love everyone!!!" but secretly, when you find out someone is gay you feel a little disgusted hey. lol
Yea, sorry, I lead a very busy life. Right now this blog is one of the lowest things in my priority order (understandably so). I honestly don’t have time to answer all or even most of the questions. I wish there weren’t so many and I had unlimited time—yes. This isn’t the perfect world, though, and I have real obligations. I love discussing the issues with people, but sometimes it gets crowded out of my day. I hope you and everybody else can understand that.
I am sorry if I or anybody else on this blog has scared you. That’s the least of our intentions. I hope you will learn to be less easily scared moving on! :)
You seem to think that I have to opinions? I’m not sure where you’re getting this from. Regardless, if I were doing this for approval and not because it was truly my opinion, then I can assure you I wouldn’t be a conservative! My views aren’t always the most popular and many people hate me for them. Anyways, I’m rambling here :/
Uh, back to Frank Ocean! Um, he’s embracing his sin—along with pretty much every other secular artist out there. I think it’s immoral. People should be ashamed of their sins, not embrace and celebrate them. I am disgusted because he’s celebrating sin calling bad good, not so much because this particular sin was one of homosexuality. I feel the same way about everyone else living in sexual sin be it homosexual or heterosexual.
That was my one and only opinion. Frankly, though, it’s about pretty much every artist, not just him. We are called as Christians to love everybody, not what everybody does.
Q:What are your thoughts on wearing a chastity belt? Too out dated or?
One could wear it if one desired. I don’t see anything wrong with them, except maybe it’s difficult to use the bathroom (which is probably why we stopped wearing them haha).
Q:Would you argue that humans are, by nature, evil creatures?
No. I would argue that humans are intrinsically good, but has much tendency to do evil.
Q:What are your thoughts on the word "bastard" and illegitimate children? What can they do to amend their "sinful" situation, one that they never had any choice in? Does it matter? Does it affect their opportunities in life? Does it affect their relationship the Christian god? What should they think of their parents, should they judge them?
I don’t like when people use terms like “bastard” etc. even though they are better than some other names those kids are called. It can still be hurtful to the people being called that.
What can they do to amend their sinful situation.
Firstly, the child is not responsible for their parents decisions and mistakes. It was not their fault, and they didn’t ask for it at all. They weren’t even conceived when the action happened! The child doesn’t have to go through this whole ritual of cleansing to become “sinless”. That’s just silly. It’s not even their sin. They should ask God for forgiveness and cleansing of other sins in their life, and for God to help them to forgive and love their parents if there are strained relationships because of the issue.
Does it affect their opportunities in life?
It shouldn’t, but sadly I think it does a bit. Bullies at school probably attack that a bit. It’s something for the bullies to attach themselves to. In this day and age, most employers don’t really care if you grew up in a single parent, both parent, unmarried, etc. household, but some still do. It could also effect other areas of their growing up. ie are both of the parents still around? Is this child being passed around from family member to family member? Is this child growing up in a healthy environment? Of course, all of these factors can affect legitimate children as well as illegitimate children.
Does it affect their relationship with the Christian God?
Not at all. God still loves that child no matter where it came from. If you look at the line of Jesus, there are some pretty raunchy people in there! There are prostitutes and adulterers. But God still chose those people to bear the line of Jesus! Side note: isn’t that awesome that God uses poor, lawbreaking, and even some evil people to bring forth His only begotten Son to earth? I think it’s amazing that God doesn’t only use rich, healthy people who have it all together. His love is beyond that :)
What should they think of their parents?
Honestly, this depends on the parents. Either way, the child should always try his/her hardest to love and respect the parents even if they don’t deserve it. I know it’s easier said than done, but they are the parents no matter what. The child should steer away from judging, but instead love.
I hope this answers your questions! Good questions, by the way :)
Q:What are your thoughts on male and female circumcision?
It was a cultural law for the Jews to adhere to. We are not bound to male circumcision, but for some, it’s tradition. It really has no medical risks other than infection. As for female circumcision, I really don’t know much about it. I mean, if it’s extremely harmful, then I would be against it, but I can’t form an opinion on something I know nothing about.
Q:Do you believe that Christianity will cease to exist like many other religions have done?
Q:Your thoughts on the Golden Rule (Positive form) that "One should treat others as one would like others to treat oneself."
Yeah. Love others as you love yourself. Jesus said this and I agree with it wholeheartedly.
Q:What are your thoughts on the "Golden Rule"?
I’ve heard many variations of the “Golden Rule.” To which are you referring?
Q:"Moral law tells us what we ought to do to grow in communion with God"? No. Moral laws no longer have anything to do with religiosity. Morality and religiosity are not intrinsically linked.
Q:Why are you so invested in the definitions of "baby", "child" etc? Constantly quoting the Godly Meriam-Webster as if the word's definition that changes how the issue should be treated? FYI my CED Dictionary defines "baby" as "an unborn child; a human foetus" AND "a very young child (birth to one year)". Definitions mean little, and change constantly. You say the word baby has been turned into a colloquialism, that is because people regard babies and foetus' as different things, because they are.
You’re right, I do say that a lot. Haha, I usually only bring it up when people tell me that I can’t use those words. Many people are unaware that it’s perfectly acceptable to use both of those words to describe the unborn.
As for merriam-webster, I love the name xD Nah, I just always use it. It’s habit now.
Q:Do foetuses feel pain like humans and baby humans do? Do they feel emotional or physical pain? Are they conscious of what's happening around them?
I think they can feel pain around 20ish weeks.
No, but neither can newborns
Aware of their surroundings
No, but neither are newborns
Whether or not we can feel pain doesn’t change the fact that we’re human beings and should be valued.
Q:On the subject of the photo of the boy with Down Syndrome that you just reblogged. Please realise that your people, Christians, have persecuted against disabled people throughout history, and used the Bible to back this up. Please realise that scientists, who your people, Christians, more than often don't value, are the reason why people with Down Syndrome can receive a higher quality of life, even though they are not be allowed into specific churches.
This breaks my heart because it is completely true! I am so sorry for what the Church has done in the past and continues to do today along these lines. Just because we’re serving a perfect God does not make us perfect as well. We’re fallen; we’re sinful. And I’m sorry for what we’ve done.
But just so you know, most of the Body of Christ has seen this sin we’ve committed and turned from it. We’re doing the best we can to “make up for lost time” so to speak. On a personal level, my church does a lot for children and teens with Down Syndrome, and I know a lot of other churches in my area have outreaches and events to help children with Down Syndrome and other disabilities receive a good education and care.
Q:You do realise that if you were born in the Middle East you would be a Muslim, and if you were born in Thailand you'd probably be a Buddhist? You do realise that if so you would be just as devout in those religious beliefs as are in your present Christian beliefs. You do realise that if you didn't have your families brainwashing and lying to you since birth, then you wouldn't be the way that you are. You do realise all these things but you don't bother to change, religion turns you apathetic.
Who’s to say you haven’t been lied to and indoctrinated to think that there is no God? It goes both ways bellemort.
Also, there’s a reason that we have the missionaries, evangelists, and apologetics. We try to spread the word of God to those who haven’t heard it or couldn’t have heard it. “Go forth and teach all nations.”
Lastly, I contemplate, think, and examine all aspects of my faith. I see what the Catholic church teaches and try to understand why they teach what they teach. So far, I have yet to find anything that I object, but that doesn’t mean I won’t in the future. To follow without questioning is foolish, to question without reason is equally foolish.