All right...To start...
I don't like any of the above. For those of you who aren't anime/manga fans: yaoi means guy-on-guy stuff, yuri means girl-on-girl, hentai is just anything pervy in general. (Just as a note, this applies to shonen-ai, etc.)
I MADE THIS STAMP INITIALLY TO ENSURE THAT NO ONE ASKS ME TO DRAW IT AND THAT NO ONE ASKS ME IF I LIKE IT. Thank you.
It's rather all over dA now, and if you don't like it it's rather hard to find people like-minded so you can get non-slashy art. This stamp thus also expresses my opinion; if you're of the opposite opinion, you're entirely entitled to that. It's called "free will," you know. I just...really don't want to see it. So excuse me, if you're offended. Everyone's offended by something.
Don't go about saying that I posted this just because I'm a Christian, either. There have been quite a few comments from non-Christians/etc. stating that they're just tired of seeing such things in the fandom, or people saying that they think a little is okay but the sheer amount has gotten ridiculous. And it really, genuinely has.
Don't also go about saying this is a "perv/'gay'-bashing stamp." (Though, I don't like the term 'gay' being used for homosexuals. I prefer to use the actual term. I'm tired of not being able to use the words 'gay' or 'queer' in their real, dictionary-meaning due to a bunch of wordtwisters.)
This isn't that. For one thing, hentai can be heterosexual as well as homosexual. For another, I love everyone, seriously. If you think I have a problem with you, or you with me, come and talk to me about it, we'll try to set things right. Christ says if we can't love our neighbour, we can't hope to love Him, and that's grand logic for you. This stamp simply says, I don't like seeing pervy (hentai) and/or homosexual art.
(Personally I believe such things are a sin, but that's not the purpose of this stamp--if I was making an anti-sin stamp I'd make...an anti-sin stamp, because all sin is sin and is bad...)
But it even goes well beyond that. I'm absolutely SICK of seeing characters who, in their natural story environment are enemies/friends/family/complete strangers, getting shoved together to rape each other/have sex just because of some fanboy/fangirl's urges. It's not a rare occurrence, it's almost every single piece of yaoi/yuri/hentai out there. You try to look up something you like. Like, say...Star Trek. And instead of art about that grand, noble, humorous, dramatic epic of exploration and civilisation, you get...people kissing and doing each other constantly. Stuff like that does indeed happen, but....constantly? Is that what the message of Star Trek is? No. Nor is it the message of most fandoms that end up getting filled with porn or soft porn or annoying romantic fluff.
Another example is the manga and anime ONE PIECE. Eiichiro Oda, the author, has stated that he does not think the crew will ever be romantically involved with one another, and that it isn't his intention at all. But people still put characters like Zoro and Sanji together, because it's considered "hot." But think about the fact that a lot of fans aren't into the series because it may have some 'cute' guys, but because they like the fights, the adventure, the humour, the PLOT (good heavens, what a notion) and might want to see some art depicting such from time to time. More explosions, please--less nudity!
Please don't flame. If you do want to comment in an opposing way, that's fine--just be CIVIL. Thank you in advance. I appreciate civility.
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But some people really go overboard sometimes.
So, I totally respect your opinion, mainly because I agree with many things. And as long as you don't have a problem with homosexual people, I don't care. (:
Oh, and btw, really nice animation!
...Well, possibly not for people who like to masturbate to marshmallows while being covered in chicken dung and sprinkles. But probably everything within a close range to that. I mean, it's deviantART.
There's a lot of straight couples I support, too. I think the horny fangirls do go overboard most of the time, though.
Kiddo, many people before you have put much more effort into their comments. Both the kids throwing much vitriol, and the ones provoking much thought--neither has bothered me in years. Donmai, this world is big enough for you to go on with your opinions and me with mine.
The 'Christians' who go out and hate gays and treat them like animals are hypocytes (Spelled it wrong I know)
Im a Christian and if I see a gay guy i'm not gonna treat him different.
Im gonna treat him like any other person.
In fact the only real thing that ticks me off about gays is the fact that some rewrote the Bible.
You just cant do that.
I don't support gay marrige.
I have freedom to.
Dont mean I cant have gay friends.
Marriage is for anyone and everyone, especially since there isn't
a reason not to have it.
And those Christians who act like that are commonly forgetting the
"Love your neighbor like you love your brother" rule. (Excuse me,
it's been forever since I've had to read a bible.)
And about the bible being rewritten?
A) The bible has been translated into new versions
B) I've never really heard about this, but I'm pretty sure it wasn't just gays
C) The bible is not written by God, Jesus, or any holy being. It's written by men and the opinion of the men who wrote it. That's why you should never start an argument with 'In the bible, it says' and not give any other evidence but scripture.
And how do your friends feel about you not supporting them getting rights?
This is just my take, but that'd be like someone being a slavery-supporter, yet having black friends.
I can definitely see that apparently you have not read a Bible in a very long time, as you yourself acknowledged. I will begin with your first argument.
Marriage is not a right; Marriage is a sacred vow between a man and woman to God that people in this day and age take far too lightly. Marriage originated with God. It begins in Genesis, and I quote:
"And the LORD God said, It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him an help meet for him. " -Genesis 2:18
"Then the LORD God made a woman from the rib he had taken out of the man, and he brought her to the man. The man said, "This is now bone of my bones and flesh of my flesh; she shall be called 'woman, ' for she was taken out of man." For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and they will become one flesh. " -Genesis 2:22-24
"And Adam said, This is now bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh: she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of Man. Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh."-Genesis 2:23
"He created them male and female and blessed them. And he named them "Mankind" when they were created." - Genesis 5:2
The Bible is quite clear on the reason of the man and woman union also: for the purpose of creating children.
"As for you, be fruitful and increase in number; multiply on the earth and increase upon it." -Genesis 9:7
"'I will look on you with favor and make you fruitful and increase your numbers, and I will keep my covenant with you" -Leviticus 26:9
"Children are a heritage from the LORD, offspring a reward from him." -Psalm 127:3
Answering A and B) You are correct that the Bible has been translated many times, and, as it has passed down through the ages, men have changed and omitted it accordingly to suit their desires. The earliest attempt of this was the gathering of the books of the Bible by the Catholic Church in A.D 390 with the edict at the Council of Hippo. This was the known Bible for hundreds of years until the Middle Ages and the Protestant Reformation. Martin Luther, a Catholic priest who recognized the pomp and folly of the Church, broke away from the established religion and chose to re-translate the Bible in 1534 into German instead of the usual Latin from the original Greek manuscripts that had been preserved in church libraries for years. He found many omissions and errors in the Catholic version. Since that time, his translation has been used as a basis for the English King James, and the King James for all more modern versions.
However, the findings of the Dead Sea Scrolls in the Qumran Caves, discovered between 1946 and 1956, supports the content of the earlier Bible translations, making scholars notice both the spiritual and historical significance of the Bible. The Dead Sea Scrolls together with the Hebrew Bible, compiled by the Hasmonean dynasty c.140 BC and c. 116 BC, support the content.
Fun fact: The Bible is considered by scholars to be the oldest classical piece of literature in the world. The word classic, applying to a work of literature, means
"All Scripture is inspired by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, for training in righteousness; so that the man of God may be adequate, equipped for every good work." -2 Timothy 3:16-17
"Therefore write the things which you have seen, and the things which are, and the things which will take place after these things." -Revelation 1:19
"The revelation from Jesus Christ, which God gave him to show his servants what must soon take place. He made it known by sending his angel to his servant John," -Revelation 1:1
"Then the LORD replied: "Write down the revelation and make it plain on tablets so that a herald may run with it." -Habbakuk 2:2
"Now the LORD said to Moses, "Come up to Me on the mountain and remain there, and I will give you the stone tablets with the law and the commandment which I have written for their instruction." So Moses arose with Joshua his servant, and Moses went up to the mountain of God.…" -Exodus 24:12-13
"When the LORD finished speaking to Moses on Mount Sinai, he gave him the two tablets of the covenant law, the tablets of stone inscribed by the finger of God." -Exodus 21:13
"Moses turned and went down the mountain with the two tablets of the covenant law in his hands. They were inscribed on both sides, front and back." -Exodus 32:15
"The LORD said to Moses, "Chisel out two stone tablets like the first ones, and I will write on them the words that were on the first tablets, which you broke." -Exodus 34:1
"Then the angel said to me, "Write this: Blessed are those who are invited to the wedding supper of the Lamb!" And he added, "These are the true words of God." -Revelation 19:9
Now, to address the "love your neighbor as yourself" and how that translates to homosexuals. The Scripture I believe you are trying to quote is as follows:
Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.’ The second is this: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.' There is no commandment greater than these.” -Mark 12:30-31
I have heard that statement thrown often at Christians by secular people as if we should merely give up our beliefs, roll over, and make way for the rest of the world. You want to contest rights? What about my rights as a person to speak my mind if I don't agree? What about my right to freedom of religion?, to believe the way I want to believe? These are irrefutable and unalienable. Yes, in today's world, gays have rights, they are individuals,; they have freedom of choice. But that doesn't mean their lifestyle is correct. And it certainly does not give them the right to infringe upon MY rights and MY beliefs as a Christian. I have the right to not support or approve their lifestyle; same to them.
God gives to every individual the choice of how to live their lives. That doesn't mean He can tolerate everything people do. Homosexuality is one of them.
He has a very clear view of homosexuals:
"You shall not lie with a male as with a woman. It is an abomination." -Leviticus 18:22
"If a man lies with a male as he lies with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination. They shall surely be put to death. Their blood shall be upon them." -Leviticus 20:13
Homosexuality runs contrary to God's Creation plan and in fact his very nature.
"God created man in His own image, in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them. God blessed them; and God said to them, "Be fruitful and multiply, and fill the earth, and subdue it; and rule over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the sky and over every living thing that moves on the earth."… -Genesis 1:27-28
Most people have heard about the ancient cities of Sodom and Gomorrah, which were largely homosexual cities. God burned them to the ground; only recently have archeologists found evidence of these once great cities.
"The two angels arrived at Sodom in the evening, and Lot was sitting in the gateway of the city. When he saw them, he got up to meet them and bowed down with his face to the ground. “My lords,” he said, “please turn aside to your servant’s house. You can wash your feet and spend the night and then go on your way early in the morning.”
“No,” they answered, “we will spend the night in the square.”
But he insisted so strongly that they did go with him and entered his house. He prepared a meal for them, baking bread without yeast, and they ate. 4Before they had gone to bed, all the men from every part of the city of Sodom—both young and old—surrounded the house. They called to Lot, “Where are the men who came to you tonight? Bring them out to us so that we can have sex with them.” -Genesis 19:1-5
"The two men said to Lot, “Do you have anyone else here—sons-in-law, sons or daughters, or anyone else in the city who belongs to you? Get them out of here, because we are going to destroy this place. The outcry to the Lord against its people is so great that he has sent us to destroy it.” -verses 12 and 13
"Then the Lord rained down burning sulfur on Sodom and Gomorrah—from the Lord out of the heavens. Thus he overthrew those cities and the entire plain, destroying all those living in the cities—and also the vegetation in the land." -verses 24 and 25.
God has been misconstrued by secular people and many Christians as being only a God of love. But, He does have his limits on how long he'll strive with men. Throughout the Bible, there are references to the wrath of God, as well as his love.
"For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who by their unrighteousness suppress the truth."- Romans 1:18
"The Lord is a jealous and avenging God; the Lord is avenging and wrathful; the Lord takes vengeance on his adversaries and keeps wrath for his enemies. The Lord is slow to anger and great in power, and the Lord will by no means clear the guilty. His way is in whirlwind and storm, and the clouds are the dust of his feet. He rebukes the sea and makes it dry; he dries up all the rivers; Bashan and Carmel wither; the bloom of Lebanon withers. The mountains quake before him; the hills melt; the earth heaves before him, the world and all who dwell in it. Who can stand before his indignation? Who can endure the heat of his anger? His wrath is poured out like fire, and the rocks are broken into pieces by him." -Nahum 1:2-6
'God is a righteous judge, and a God who feels indignation every day.'' -Psalm 7:11
"Now the works of the flesh are evident: sexual immorality, impurity, sensuality, idolatry, sorcery, enmity, strife, jealousy, fits of anger, rivalries, dissensions, divisions, envy, drunkenness, orgies, and things like these. I warn you, as I warned you before, that those who do such things will not inherit the kingdom of God." -Galatians 5:19-21
I know it is very fashionable today to be pro-gay; one only has to look at today's news to see that. In fact, in America today, the pro-gays are exercising their brotherly love and beliefs in co-existence by attacking Christians because we have a different viewpoint. The gays are are taking people to court and stripping their livelihoods away from them, simply because those people do not wish to serve or accommodate gays. The hate crime is not against the gays; the Christians are the ones who are suffering from the gays' hate and vengefulness. We are being made to feel we cannot express our beliefs without the fear of losing our homes and businesses in courts. Who are the hateful ones? Really?
Yes, I can see it has been a very long time since you read a Bible. I suggest you read it again.
Oh, and by the way, you shouldn't tell a Christian they can't bring Scripture to an argument. Kind of case in point.
I actullly don't have any friends that are in the real world. XD
But if I Did and if they were gay I wouldn't preach to them
The thing is, saying that 'don't mean I can't have gay friends', and yet
saying that you wouldn't support their right to marry their love.
I'm saying that it's like having a colored friend and saying that
you support slavery; which is wrong in society today.
Explain to me why you don't believe that homosexual people, be
it gay or lesbian, shouldn't have the right to marriage. Marriage is
not a religious right or left only to people in a religion, so that point is out.
In addition to this, if God didn't want people to be gay, why did he make it
so that humans can be? Are humans not the children of God? Didn't he make
all the people in your belief? He designed men with their 'pleasure spot' in their
rear, where homosexual men would preform sex. In addition, he made it possible
for people to be born homosexual. So 'God says that it's wrong' is out.
Adding to that, the bible is just the opinion of many men, so the 'Stone the homosexuals'
in the bible is out and not directly from God himself.
Besides- doesn't your God love all his children? All people are his children in a way? Homosexuals
are people, so really, it's not against your religion at all.
Unless the bible contradicts itself. In which it does at several poitns. ^^
I never said they shouldn't have a right to get married
It's Mother f*** America
You can do what ever you want XD
Yes God does love his children
but he hates thier sin.
He does call it a sin
to my comment.
And sadly, that statement about American is very, veeeeery off. There's still
places that they cannot get married, and still not as much freedom
as people make it out to be.
Funfact! The number one 'free' place is Hong Kong.
But why is it a sin? He literally designed some humans to be
born homosexual, and there's nothing they can do about it.
You can't just be straight and become homosexual, and vice versa;
otherwise, you were bisexual.
So, the people whom he technically made homosexual- he would've made
their 'sin' from birth, correct?