Tuesday, May 22, 2012

A Little Bit Of Knowledge Is A Dangerous Thing...

I have seen this on both Facebook and Twitter - both social media locations are touting this particular picture as something 'deep' and 'ironic'...


Actually, had people taken the time to research the issue, they would be sorely disappointed. Better to just pass along the latest meme and poke fun at practicing Christians, which has truly become the last acceptable prejudice in this country.  Anyone who is a practicing Christian who agrees with the picture as irony needs to be inform himself about the tenets of his own religion - and stop trying to be a conformist to the larger culture that is actively mocking the very faith that you allegedly practice.

So for starters - repeat after me.  The ceremonial laws of the Torah do not apply to Christians.

Moral laws of the Torah do apply to Christians.

Leviticus 18:22 is part of the moral law.  Leviticus 19:28 is part of the ceremonial law.  Should be simple.  In other words, we aren't practicing Jews.

Why am raising a fit about this?  Because we live in a half-assed society that is more concerned with looking cool and scoring points than in being knowledgeable.  If we were knowledgeable, then things like this would never get off the ground, because people could easily point out the very things I wrote above.  Instead, we get ridiculous commentary about how hypocritical and foolish Christians are, when in fact, it's the secularist and the scoffer who ought to be taken to school.  Facts are very stubborn things.

Now, if we would ever learn to actually use them...

1 comment:

Adam Verslype said...

If i were still a DRE I would have had so much fun with that picture.

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