Friday, 29 November 2013

A lot to love

Just because the world needs more love. Not hate. No, we don't need that.


Love all freebie
Some parts are hand-drawn while others are made digitally. 
N.B. the font is named Cookie Monster by Des

Ps. I have spread some blog love here:
*Aud Sentiments: Any sentiment
*Creative Fingers: Anything goes
*Paper Crafting Journey: Bling it up 
*Word Art Wednesday: they removed my entry three times. They clearly need more love.
Gay couple digital stamp
Lesbian couple digital stamp

Ps. 2.  Apparently I managed to get a Christian Fundamentalist here: someone who abuses the words of the Bible from a wishful thinking to get simple, clear rules of complex moral issues. At first it amused me, but then it really infuriated me. I'm not going to sugar-coat it. I assume you were not brought up in Europe in the shadows of the Holocaust, and therefore didn't learn from an early age that prejudices against people are bad ALWAYS. Even if you didn't learn that lesson, you should at least be able to learn from the reality which you are living in today. In that kind of reality, hate crimes against LGBTQ-people take lives. Bullying takes lives. 

If you are really concerned about other people's salvation, then you should really know that you could become liable to Biblicism. Biblicism can at worst become a form of idolatry, which is a serious crime against the First Commandment.


The Bible is really a book about God and NOT a book about human sexuality. Also if you claim to be a Christian, then it's Jesus that you should follow and not Paul. (Unless you are a Paulinian.)

The Christians who condemn homosexuality, think they are morally superior and therefore within their right to impose their morals on other people. Reality check: they are not. They condemn a group of people, based on certain Greek and Hebrew words, which they do not even understand. Most likely they follow a translation of the Bible, which hasn’t taken into account recent (i.e. less than 150 years ago) discoveries of Greek text materials (including papyri and inscriptions) that shed new light on Greek vocabulary. How can it be just and Christian to condemn a group of people, based on words like malakos and arsenokoites/arsenokoitai (which can’t even been found in the Greek translation Septuaginta of the Bible, 300 BCE)? It can't be justified. 

Hate can never be justified. God was not hateful. God's love was for everyone. 

~Well, that is if you believe in that sort of thing.

22 comments:

  1. This is so cute and a great sentiment. Love all the glittery clothing and hearts. Thanks for joining us at Sparkle N Sprinkle's Creative Challenge this month.

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    1. Thank you - Anne :) Glitter makes me happy.

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  2. It's beautiful... Thanks for joining at Creative Fingers: Anything Goes
    Hugs
    Dewi

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  3. We are never to hate people, only sin itself. It's not for us to judge; the judging is done by God alone.

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    1. Hilarious. Don't you think it's unjust and unchristian to condemn a group of people, based on certain Greek and Hebrew words, which you apparently do not even understand?

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    2. Also you can't say that you don't hate a person, when you hate an essential part about that person.

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    3. Homophobia is really today's 60's racism. There is no real difference between homophobia and racism, and I often see them overlap. The only difference is that racism isn't as big of a problem these days, while homophobia is. So right now, it's worse being homophobic, because you are contributing to the societal problems of today (the suicides, bullying etc.).

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    4. Exactly, it makes sense to equate the persecution of gay people with people from other ethnicities. BECAUSE gays have been enslaved here. Gays have been tortured by their captors. Gays have been murdered. Approx. 100,000 gay men & women were persecuted & imprisoned for their sexuality 70 years ago. We must not forget that.

      I'm so absolutely disgusted and alarmed that there are still people in this time, who hold the same opinions that fundamental Christians did back in Nazi Germany. There is a reason why some people even call it "the homocaust" - the goal was to murder all homosexual people.

      While I'm wary to blame the Holocaust on Christian fundamentalism, I'm not as wary to blame the Homocaust on that exact brand of Christianity. It's the same cause behind the "Kill the gays"-bill in Uganda. Not so surprisingly, it was Christian fundamentalists from U.S. who recently helped finance that bill.

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  4. Wonderful card and sentiment . Thank you for joining us at Aud Sentiments challenge good luck Ginny ♥

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    1. Thanks Ginny :) Your challenge blog is my new favourite.

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  5. Super card. Thanks fotr joining us at the PCJ challenge

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  6. Its so sad when people JUMP to hate first especially in the name of LOVE thy neighbor as thyself-You did a great job and I love your boundless love digis-My questions to all haters is "what if GOD changed his mind?" - who would God tell? It's been thousands of years maybe there has been a major change and silk and wool, lobster and ham are all OK as is two people of the same gender loving one another-its so possible-and considering how many times the Bible has been changed over the years and poorly translated I wouldn't claim to be an expert...thanks for your strong post

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    1. Thank you - Rick, for your support. :) Exactly, we must admit that our understanding of the Bible is not without error. Our modern language is very different from the language which the Bible was originally written in. The ancient words in the original Bible could have been misunderstood and misinterpreted along the way of translation to interpretation.

      The Sodom story is another example which can’t be used to justify an anti-homosexuality attitude (which has nevertheless given rise to the term "sodomy" and I still see Christians with this unfortunate interpretation). Anyhow, in the Bible's many references to the Sodom story, there is no mention of homosexuality. The same applies to the church fathers (Origen, Ambrose, John Cassian) and other ancient writers who have reviewed the story. It is only at much later time that the "homosexual interpretation" has been made, for example, in the Quran (26:165 f) of 600's, and the term "sodomy" is coined another 400 years later by Peter Damian (1006-72).

      Sodom’s sin was primarily violent xenophobia. The townspeople intended to lie with the strangers (v. 5), but it was all about rape - not sexual activity as such. Rape (be it hetero- or homosexual) is not a sexual act but an act of violence. To rape a man is to deprive him of his manhood, and is thus considered to be worse than "just" beat him up or kill him. A rape is very much a "lawless deed" (2 Pet 2:8) and an "unnatural lust" (Jude v.7). The motive for this planned rape was not sexual "perversion", but xenophobia.
      The sins found in the texts are serious; xenophobia, greed, violence (but not homosexuality).

      You are definitely right. What’s funny or mostly disturbing is that one of the few references that I hear homophobic Christians mention can be found in the Old Testament: which Christians today are not obliged to obey since there’s the New Testament.

      In the so-called "Holiness Code" (3 Mos. 18:22, 20:13) there are verses which forbid homosexuality. But these verses are not about stable homosexual couples, such as we encounter today, but about a form of idolatry; namely temple prostitution.

      Another sexual ethics statute can be found in 3 Mos. 18:19, where sexual intercourse with a woman during her menstrual period is prohibited. Both for this and for homosexual acts decreed the death penalty. Anyone who consistently wants to follow the sexual ethics provisions in the Old Testament should therefore insist on death penalty for both homosexual acts and sexual intercourse during menstruation. This occurs rarely, and then one should ask why... Lol. So there's lots of double standard there for sure.

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  7. Using card challenges for politically correct, sexual orientation comments seems fairly silly. Blogs have rules. Can we respect the rules or is our own agenda too important?

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    1. My agenda is that I want to see people being respected and accepted. A blog which doesn't respect that, clearly should be exposed for what it is.

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  8. Love your card and the sentiment. Sorry to see that you are getting negative attention towards your art. Thanks for joining us at Aud Sentiments and you are always welcome with us
    Hugs,
    julie

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    1. Thank you, Julie <3 I appreciate that a lot. Hugs, Wiola

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  9. Wonderful
    Thank you for joining us at Creative Fingers

    Huggsss, Angelique
    EngelDesignsScrap

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    1. You're welcome! :) I'm glad you like them.

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