By Anonymous - 19/02/2013 07:55 - Australia - Wahroonga
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OP's step-father-to-be casts religious people in a very bad light. I myself am religious, and I adore piercings and plan on getting more than the ones I have. I also like tattoos. One should absolutely never judge, or snub someone because they made a decision you don't necessarily agree with. A truly religious person would already know that. On a side note, nose piercings are cute and fun OP, be proud (:
Divorced parents, strangely my dad would leave someone if I made the slightest complaint, yet years of me and others telling my mom she's with an abusive psychopath and it's like talking to a brick wall. Maybe she's just insecure and afraid to die alone, but I hope if one day I adopt/have a child i'll remember to put my child's happiness ahead of my own.
I don't see what your nose stud has to do with religion, this guy sounds like a bit of an ass!
12- I think you're just stereotyping. My family are Christians, and both my brother and sister have a piercing and tattoo. So do quite a lot of people we know. I don't think religion has anything to do with it.
20- I'm not stereotyping all religious people as being conservative, I'm just saying that some highly religious people are. It makes sense because often times religious teachings pose limitations on people's appearances. For example, some divisions of the Jewish religion and the Mormon religion require females to wear modest clothing. Also, regardless of a persons religion, most conservative people are against any form of body modifications, because well, getting body modifications is just not the conservative thing to do.
I think HE's stereotyping! OP is just telling the story, referring to what HE said. Being a Christian he should know God loves us all. Maybe he needs a reminder of Jesus and Mary Magdalene... It is what you do that defines you as a person, not what you look like, something your family so wisely seems to acknowledge :)
24 Yes the Bible does say in Lev. 19:28 not pierce or tattoo yourself for the dead, but it does not apply. It was civil law placed by God for that time and place. Not moral law like the 10 commandments. But I don't want to start an argument on here so if you think otherwise go ahead and message me.
50 Really? I've never read that before, but that's interesting. I don't believe there's anything sinful with tattoos and piercing anyways though. My family is Christian and my father is fully sleeved and has both ears done. My mother even has a few. So there you go lol
When I was a child, my mother married one of these religious nuts. I am not calling all Christians religious nuts but they do exist. They believe you cannot modify body in any way as your body is Gods temple... and that everyone must also follow these standards. It is their God given responsibility to "save" and impose beliefs on others. My step father removed my earrings when he moved in. I was six years old and destined to burn in hell because I had pretty diamonds in my ears.
24, 50 the Bible says that you should be modest in appearance, it doesn't forbid getting nose or ear piercings. As for the tattoos the Bible does forbid that, because the ink is a poison to your body, and it would be considered a defilement of the flesh. Honestly, if the religion he belongs to forbids piercings, it might, probably, also forbid living together before marriage so you might wanna bring that up OP.
About ten years ago I worked in an office with observant Jews (I'm an agnostic Jew--I have the ethnic aspect but not the religion). Piercing the earlobes and the nose is okay, while other piercings and tats are forbidden. Maybe the stepfather-to-be is just a douche. And hopefully OP's mom backed her up.
104 I'm going to have respectfully disagree as far tattoos go. The verse I stated earlier is the only verse in the bible that speaks on tattoos. And the account in 1Cor. 6:4 talking about your body being a temple refers to sexual immorality. But hey I could be wrong, I'm no theologian.
141-good point. OP never actually mentioned what denomination the guy was. either way, he sounds like a massive tool. if piercings offend him he should gently inform OP of it, and respectfully request he/she remove them. having a stepdad who moved in and instantly started grounding me left right and center, the fact he said 'our home' really grates on me
Get out of there house Satan.
63: The way you spelled "there" makes the House Satan bit the only correct way to interpret your comment. You also could've avoided this by using a comma. The point is that you suck at grammar and spelling, and nobody knew what the fuck you were talking about because of that. Literacy, brah.
Oh fuck him and his religious bullshit. Tell him he can accept you for who you are or you can make his life a living hell. Fucking religion is good for nothing but hate!
I've been hurt by "religion" so many times that this seems to be a automatic response to anybody using their religion as a tool for dictating someone else's life. If you want to live for your god, live for him as a spiritual individual, not following a man made religion. Jesus would be appalled at the hate people exhibit in his name. Also, 29, I live in the Bible Belt of the United States; trust me it's not just one or two loonies, it's the majority here!
I have nothing against religion or anything, but I hate when people try to change others because they somehow bother their religion.
#7, yes, you do have something against some religions, but rightly so. Some religions instruct their followers to make others become followers, too. They are told to impose their will on others. You should and probably do have something against that aspect of those religions.
So shorty do you actually believe in the light of God? I ask because if you truly believe in your faith which excludes the faith of others then by not helping them see the light aren't you in fact damning them to hell? ;) I like that you don't pressure or harass people I just wanted to point out that perdix is correct many religions call on their followers to spread the faith and if people of those religions don't spread the word they either hate their fellow man enough yet would rather that person winds up in hell or whatever equivalent then heaven ... Or they don't really believe in that religion. So now that the beehive is all poked and stirred up lets take the original statement yes that person has an issue with some religions not people... In fact I take issue with the people who don't ever try to share their faith even once if its the one way and I'm wrong why wouldn't you tell me?
Lol, that's okay. But with what you said about damning to hell, I will admit I am bad by my religious standards on getting people to see the light. I just don't like people telling me what I should/shouldn't believe, so I don't force others into it. But if someone was an atheist looking to find God or something, I would gladly talk about religion to them.
The thing with religion is that there is no right or wrong religion for all people. Religion is about doing what you believe to be the right thing. My religion has only one follower. Me. I am not Christian or Muslim or Hindu but I do what I believe makes me a good person. Yet, my religion is just as viable as any other. So, in my opinion, it IS wrong to push your beliefs on others. Other religions are NOT wrong. Just different from yours. A truly good "god" would know this.
People can thumb me down all they want, but I am proud to believe in God and be a follower of Jesus Christ. That being said, I absolutely disagree with the institution of religion. I am not religious. Man has gotten too involved in what realistically should be a relationship and made it something political and ceremonial. There is a time and a place to share your personal beliefs, and sadly, more often than not, religion does not respect those boundaries. I will gladly talk about my Jewish ethnicity and my belief in Jesus Christ with people, but only when they want it. And if they don't agree, I drop it. A lot of people don't know when to stop. Pushing people is not ok. OP's mom's man is one of those people who just needs to know when to stop.
144 - You have just said what I've always tried to say. Bravo. I love you. That's what religion is, at least to me - How I matter, define my moral compass and how I can change the world. By not pushing what I believe on others or changing their thoughts and opinions.
Same thing happened to a friend of mine, kinda. His Mom got remarried, new husband hated the kid and kicked him out, two years years later he was put in Juvi Anyways, good luck, OP :)
9: That's child abuse. If buddy doesn't like his stepchild, he should move the fuck along to somebody else; likewise, mom oughtta stick up for her child. People forget that teenagers are vulnerable and need parental support. What they don't need is to be kicked out on their asses by some guy who's banging their mom.
He can't have a harlot in his home. When you have your own house, you can put the nose stud back in. (I don't object to nose piercings on moral grounds, I just think of the snot collecting on the backings and it grosses me out!)