The Old Testament has a lot of rules and regulations because the old ‘covenant’ (basically, what you do on earth as a True Believer that equates to rewards in the afterlife) was buggy as hell.
Then Jesus came along and his sacrifice ‘reset’ the system. He’s basically a patch, or a new version of the software, so we don’t have to run all the Leviticus bloatware.
Seriously, that’s pretty much how it works.
So if someone calls themselves a Christian but are running the old OS and calling gays ‘abominations’ or whatever? They’re not actually Christian. I suspect that their hardware is so decrepit it’s not compatible with the upgrade.
On the other hand, not everyone who is Christian is running the old OS. So don’t judge/hate/fear/resent them based on the ones spamming forums with bug reports, k?
/Saathi comes up with religion analogies when she’s bored
[ * This only applies to Christianity. Modern versions of other religions based on related texts have their own positive and negative aspects, about which I do not feel informed enough to speak. ]
The above article is an update. Her mother went to appeal to keep her out of the psychiatric ward and lost. She will be institutionalized because of her expression of her gender. She will be held until she conforms to male gender and then released to foster care, not her mother who was supporting her.
Please, if you haven’t signed the petition, sign it, reblog it, ask your friends to sign it. We’ve managed to get 40K signatures for a pageant model, we’ve only gotten 11K for a little girl about to have her life ruined. Lets get on the ball and spread the word.