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Funny, God, and Head: enndgame added scene by meg OKOKYE Don't worry; she's got help. As Peter gapes in awe, a wide array of powerful female Avengers tower over him, ready to follow Carol into battle. As the women throw themselves at the opposing army with fierceness and poise, one figure stands back. Shuri jogs up to the boy, unable to hide her excitement despite the circumstances. SHURI You are the spiderboy! I've seen your videos on YouTube! She extends her arm to him but then quickly realizes there's blasters engulfing both her hands. He shyly waves her off and she settles to watching him slowly pick himself up. The teens' surrounding them world seems sheltered from the chaos PETER Y-yeah! And you're... well I don't know your name but you seem pretty cool- well not just cool you're obviously very accomplished and saying "cool" seems to diminish- Shuri CHUCKLES as she blasts an approaching monster from her right SHURI You can call me Shuri. I'm the Black Panther. Peter tilts his head. PETER I thought I met.., and you But... don't really seem- SHURI Well, I'm not the Black Panther, I just clothe, arm, educate, and generally make sure he doesn't die so an argument can be made that I, Shuri, princess of Wakanda, am more worthy of the title but- PETER Look out! Peter, sensing impending danger, pulls Shuri closer to him using his web shooters. Suddenly, Thor comes crashing down 2. in the spot where she was Peter as the god takes off again in a flash of lightning. just standing. Shuri turns to SHURI You know, those shooters are not nearly as efficient as be they could Peter looks flabbergasted. PETER (laughing) Ha, that' s funny. Actually, Mr Stark made these himself. SHURI Well, looks like Mr. has a few things to learn. Stark still Shuri tilts Peter's head to the side before shooting right through another monster SHURI (CONT'D) Come by my lab after this is all over and maybe one day you'll be even smarter than him. PETER (nervous) -Ha, I doubt that SHURI I don't. Shuri winks at Peter before disappearing into the ravenous crowd. Peter gapes as he watches her go. outoftheframework: I know this is pretty low quality but I want to start a series of adding endgame scenes that are 100% fan service.Lmk what you think + what you want to see next :)Thanks!
Funny, God, and Head: enndgame added scene
 by
 meg

 OKOKYE
 Don't worry; she's got help.
 As Peter gapes in awe, a wide array of powerful female
 Avengers tower over him, ready to follow Carol into battle.
 As the women throw themselves at the opposing army with
 fierceness and poise, one figure stands back. Shuri jogs up
 to the boy, unable to hide her excitement despite the
 circumstances.
 SHURI
 You are the spiderboy! I've seen
 your videos on YouTube!
 She extends her arm to him but then quickly realizes
 there's blasters engulfing both her hands. He shyly waves
 her off and she settles to watching him slowly pick himself
 up. The teens'
 surrounding them
 world seems sheltered from the chaos
 PETER
 Y-yeah! And you're... well I don't
 know your name but you seem pretty
 cool- well not just cool you're
 obviously very accomplished and
 saying "cool"
 seems to diminish-
 Shuri CHUCKLES as she blasts an approaching monster from
 her right
 SHURI
 You can call me Shuri. I'm the
 Black Panther.
 Peter tilts his head.
 PETER
 I thought I met..,
 and you
 But...
 don't really seem-
 SHURI
 Well, I'm not the Black Panther, I
 just clothe, arm, educate, and
 generally make sure he doesn't die
 so an argument can be made that I,
 Shuri, princess of Wakanda, am
 more worthy of the title but-
 PETER
 Look out!
 Peter, sensing impending danger, pulls Shuri closer to him
 using his web shooters. Suddenly, Thor comes crashing down

 2.
 in the spot where she was
 Peter as the god takes off again in a flash of lightning.
 just standing.
 Shuri turns to
 SHURI
 You know, those shooters are not
 nearly as efficient as
 be
 they could
 Peter looks flabbergasted.
 PETER
 (laughing)
 Ha, that' s funny. Actually, Mr
 Stark made these himself.
 SHURI
 Well, looks like Mr.
 has a few things to learn.
 Stark still
 Shuri tilts Peter's head to the side before shooting right
 through another monster
 SHURI
 (CONT'D)
 Come by my lab after this is all
 over and maybe one day you'll be
 even smarter than him.
 PETER
 (nervous)
 -Ha, I doubt that
 SHURI
 I don't.
 Shuri winks at Peter before disappearing into the ravenous
 crowd. Peter gapes as he watches her go.
outoftheframework:

I know this is pretty low quality but I want to start a series of adding endgame scenes that are 100% fan service.Lmk what you think + what you want to see next :)Thanks!

outoftheframework: I know this is pretty low quality but I want to start a series of adding endgame scenes that are 100% fan service.Lmk wh...

Af, Being Alone, and America: There is a biker gang from Arizona who help keep child abuse victims safe while the child's abuser is prosecuted, including guarding their houses at night person is not yet in jail and attending court with the child, shielding them so they don't have to look at their abuser Ultrafacts.tumblr.com imfemalewarrior: faxmesmut: hurtlittleboy: bama-5sos: copperbadge: drgaellon: racethewind10: rowsdower-saves-us: your-uncle-dave: tinyfloatingwhales: kikithegirl: uriesays: clatterbane: haydengise: ultrafacts: groovypirate: bee-the-gatekeeper: chauvinistsushi: bebinn: hellkatsally: ultrafacts: Source聽 These dudes are fucking legit. 聽They don鈥檛 just show up one day in court, either, they actually make friends with the kids and let them know they have a support system and that there are people in the world who care about them and will always have their back. 聽And less important, but also cool, is that the few times a couple of them have come into my cafe, they鈥檝e been super friendly and polite and when I told one of the guys that I noticed his Bikers Against Child Abuse patch and wanted him to know how awesome I thought he was because of it, he got kind of shy and blushed and said, 鈥淭he kids are the awesome ones, we just let them know they鈥檙e allowed to be brave.鈥 The source is long, but so, so good. These men and women are available in 36 states, 24 hours a day to stand guard at home, in court, at school, even if the child has a nightmare. Many of them are survivors of childhood abuse as well, and know what it鈥檚 like to feel scared and alone. In court that day, the judge asked the boy, 鈥淎re you afraid?鈥 No, the boy said. Pipes says the judge seemed surprised, and asked, 鈥淲hy not?鈥 The boy glanced at Pipes and the other bikers sitting in the front row, two more standing on each side of the courtroom door, and told the judge, 鈥淏ecause my friends are scarier than he is.鈥 Actual tears.. hnngh Show me more of people like this, world. I give up on humans too easily. where do i sign up for this,i want to be in this gang This is fucking amazing. It may be out of character for me to say this but rock on Bikers Against Child Abuse was founded in 1995 by a Native American child psychologist whose ride name is Chief, when he came across a young boy who had been subjected to extreme abuse and was too afraid to leave his house. He called the boy to reach out to him, but the only thing that seemed to interest the child was Chief鈥檚 bike. Soon, some 20 bikers went to the boy鈥檚 neighborhood and were able to draw him out of his house for the first time in weeks. Chief鈥檚 thesis was that a child who has been abused by an adult can benefit psychologically from the presence of even more intimidating adults that they know are on their side. 鈥淲hen we tell a child they don鈥檛 have to be afraid, they believe us,鈥 Arizona biker Pipes told azcentral.com. 鈥淲hen we tell them we will be there for them, they believe us.鈥( Article) More about BACA, from their site My parents are a part of this organization and they are metal af They go on runs to protect the child if they feel even the slightest threatened no matter where. If the child needs them to go on vacation with them, they do. Bikers come from across the nation to watch over and take shifts for these kids. And the best part is once you鈥檙e adopted into this family as a BACA kid, you鈥檙e always one. Even when you鈥檙e 40 and the perp gets released from jail, they鈥檒l come meet with you and find your best options for avoiding the person and maintaining the life you鈥檝e built for yourself. Once a BACA child, always a BACA child. In Florida, there鈥檚 100% rate for identifying the perp based on the child鈥檚 testimony. Why? Because BACA stands with the child and supports the child so they feel comfortable enough to point out their attacker. What鈥檚 better than a badass biker gang being on your side??? NATIVE AMERICAN CHILD PSYCHOLOGIST WHO IS A BIKER AND NAMED HIMSELF CHIEF HELL YES I鈥橫 HERE FOR THAT AND BIKERS BEING BAD ASS TO PROTECT KIDS. HELL YEAH. it鈥檚 back! I will always reblog BACA Damn good people. I know they wouldn鈥檛 consider themselves such, but these people are freaking heroes and the world is a better place because of them.聽 Hey folks, it talks about this in the article but its not mentioned in this post, BACA is a 501 漏 (3) charity that depends in part on donations to help pay for stuff like gas for their bikes. If you want to help, consider donating.聽 @copperbadge You like posting about heroes, Sam. Seems like this would be up your alley. I love these folks! I鈥檝e reblogged them before but it鈥檚 wonderful to see the donation information has been added.聽 Always reblog. Keep doing what you鈥檙e doing y'all. Guys? This post changed my life. I saw this post. Forever ago. And thought it was only in america鈥 and wished desperately that they could help me. But then I saw it again, during a bad episode, and checked their site. They aren鈥檛 just in the USA They鈥檙e in Canada as well and probably other countries. I met and talked with a native guy who runs the place near me. His name is Shaman. I got in, and I鈥檓 considered a BACA child now. Despite being 17, turning 18 when I talked to them. They spent time with me when my abuser was over, they gave me therapy resources. They give you something called a聽鈥榣evel 1鈥 where they go to your house with as many bikers as they can, i shit you not a solid 20-40 bikers came from even out of province, and met me. I got to choose my biker name and I got a vest with patches on it and my name on it. They all hugged a Teddybear before giving it to me, and told me if I ever felt the BACA bear was running out of love, to give them a call and they鈥檇 refill it for me, and then I got a ride on one of their bikes. Just a day or so ago I went to an annual party with them and they we ate food one of them cooked and had a lot of laughs.聽 I鈥檝e never felt as loved as I did being a part of the BACA family. They also gave me dog tags with the names, and phone numbers of my 2 workers.聽 So I can call them whenever I feel scared.聽 BACA is an absolutely wonderful group that will do everything in it鈥檚 power to help any child whos been abused.聽 And it doesn鈥檛 end when you鈥檙e 18 either. As long as you get in contact/get your level 1 before you鈥檙e 18? you鈥檙e ALWAYS a BACA kid. I鈥檓 18 now and they still invite me to parties, ask me if I鈥檓 okay, and are there for me. They鈥檙e still trying to find me resources for therapy.聽 BACA has changed my fucking life.聽 I hope you all can read this, and reblog it knowing from someone who fucking been with them, that they are absolutely amazing.聽 @warriormale @imfemalewarrior @thenonbinarywarrior This is one way to be a Warrior!聽 -FemaleWarrior, She/They聽
Af, Being Alone, and America: There is a biker gang from Arizona who
 help keep child abuse victims safe
 while the child's abuser is prosecuted,
 including guarding their houses at night
 person is not yet in jail and attending
 court with the child, shielding them so
 they don't have to look at their abuser
 Ultrafacts.tumblr.com
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Source聽

These dudes are fucking legit. 聽They don鈥檛 just show up one day in court, either, they actually make friends with the kids and let them know they have a support system and that there are people in the world who care about them and will always have their back. 聽And less important, but also cool, is that the few times a couple of them have come into my cafe, they鈥檝e been super friendly and polite and when I told one of the guys that I noticed his Bikers Against Child Abuse patch and wanted him to know how awesome I thought he was because of it, he got kind of shy and blushed and said, 鈥淭he kids are the awesome ones, we just let them know they鈥檙e allowed to be brave.鈥

The source is long, but so, so good. These men and women are available in 36 states, 24 hours a day to stand guard at home, in court, at school, even if the child has a nightmare. Many of them are survivors of childhood abuse as well, and know what it鈥檚 like to feel scared and alone.

In court that day, the judge asked the boy, 鈥淎re you afraid?鈥 No, the boy said.
Pipes says the judge seemed surprised, and asked, 鈥淲hy not?鈥
The boy glanced at Pipes and the other bikers sitting in the front row, two more standing on each side of the courtroom door, and told the judge, 鈥淏ecause my friends are scarier than he is.鈥


Actual tears.. hnngh

Show me more of people like this, world. I give up on humans too easily.

where do i sign up for this,i want to be in this gang



This is fucking amazing. It may be out of character for me to say this but rock on

Bikers Against Child Abuse was founded in 1995 by a Native American child psychologist whose ride name is Chief, when he came across a young boy who had been subjected to extreme abuse and was too afraid to leave his house. He called the boy to reach out to him, but the only thing that seemed to interest the child was Chief鈥檚 bike. Soon, some 20 bikers went to the boy鈥檚 neighborhood and were able to draw him out of his house for the first time in weeks.
Chief鈥檚 thesis was that a child who has been abused by an adult can benefit psychologically from the presence of even more intimidating adults that they know are on their side. 鈥淲hen we tell a child they don鈥檛 have to be afraid, they believe us,鈥 Arizona biker Pipes told azcentral.com. 鈥淲hen we tell them we will be there for them, they believe us.鈥( Article)
More about BACA, from their site

My parents are a part of this organization and they are metal af
They go on runs to protect the child if they feel even the slightest threatened no matter where. If the child needs them to go on vacation with them, they do. Bikers come from across the nation to watch over and take shifts for these kids. And the best part is once you鈥檙e adopted into this family as a BACA kid, you鈥檙e always one. Even when you鈥檙e 40 and the perp gets released from jail, they鈥檒l come meet with you and find your best options for avoiding the person and maintaining the life you鈥檝e built for yourself. Once a BACA child, always a BACA child. In Florida, there鈥檚 100% rate for identifying the perp based on the child鈥檚 testimony. Why? Because BACA stands with the child and supports the child so they feel comfortable enough to point out their attacker. 
What鈥檚 better than a badass biker gang being on your side???

NATIVE AMERICAN CHILD PSYCHOLOGIST WHO IS A BIKER AND NAMED HIMSELF CHIEF HELL YES I鈥橫 HERE FOR THAT AND BIKERS BEING BAD ASS TO PROTECT KIDS. HELL YEAH.

it鈥檚 back! I will always reblog BACA

Damn good people.

I know they wouldn鈥檛 consider themselves such, but these people are freaking heroes and the world is a better place because of them.聽

Hey folks, it talks about this in the article but its not mentioned in this post, BACA is a 501 漏 (3) charity that depends in part on donations to help pay for stuff like gas for their bikes. If you want to help, consider donating.聽

@copperbadge You like posting about heroes, Sam. Seems like this would be up your alley.

I love these folks! I鈥檝e reblogged them before but it鈥檚 wonderful to see the donation information has been added.聽


Always reblog. Keep doing what you鈥檙e doing y'all.

Guys? This post changed my life. I saw this post. Forever ago. And thought it was only in america鈥 and wished desperately that they could help me. But then I saw it again, during a bad episode, and checked their site. They aren鈥檛 just in the USA
They鈥檙e in Canada as well and probably other countries. I met and talked with a native guy who runs the place near me. His name is Shaman. I got in, and I鈥檓 considered a BACA child now. Despite being 17, turning 18 when I talked to them. They spent time with me when my abuser was over, they gave me therapy resources. They give you something called a聽鈥榣evel 1鈥 where they go to your house with as many bikers as they can, i shit you not a solid 20-40 bikers came from even out of province, and met me. I got to choose my biker name and I got a vest with patches on it and my name on it. They all hugged a Teddybear before giving it to me, and told me if I ever felt the BACA bear was running out of love, to give them a call and they鈥檇 refill it for me, and then I got a ride on one of their bikes. Just a day or so ago I went to an annual party with them and they we ate food one of them cooked and had a lot of laughs.聽
I鈥檝e never felt as loved as I did being a part of the BACA family. They also gave me dog tags with the names, and phone numbers of my 2 workers.聽 So I can call them whenever I feel scared.聽
BACA is an absolutely wonderful group that will do everything in it鈥檚 power to help any child whos been abused.聽
And it doesn鈥檛 end when you鈥檙e 18 either. As long as you get in contact/get your level 1 before you鈥檙e 18? you鈥檙e ALWAYS a BACA kid. I鈥檓 18 now and they still invite me to parties, ask me if I鈥檓 okay, and are there for me. They鈥檙e still trying to find me resources for therapy.聽
BACA has changed my fucking life.聽
I hope you all can read this, and reblog it knowing from someone who fucking been with them, that they are absolutely amazing.聽

@warriormale @imfemalewarrior @thenonbinarywarrior

This is one way to be a Warrior!聽
-FemaleWarrior, She/They聽

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Apparently, Dude, and Fucking: wha!? Sl BAPU BAPTIST CHUR(H SUS DISGUST MyCHILD Dortyouatti? SaSin!God condemns W all! BRIAN heed to have a talk 0 CHRISTIANS CELEBRATE TH ISLAMIC TEMPUE I didnt die ona Cross for this BS RADICAL righte homoSexvality ar the last 2.000 yearsold. prismatic-bell: the-spoopy-ghost-of-raejin99: prismatic-bell: broken-bits-of-dreams: prismatic-bell: aiko-mori-hates-pedos: artbymoga: Throwback to all these Jesus comics I drew in 2012鈥 Good post OP Good post, OP, and if you ever decide to do another may I please suggest 鈥淣OT IN HEBREW IT DOESN鈥橳鈥 as a punchline? So much of the Old Testament is HORRIFICALLY translated from the Tanakh, it drives me batty. WAIT WAIT WHAT DOES IT SAY?????? I NEED TO LIKE,, DESTROY MI MUM FOR BEING REALLY HOMOPHOBIC Okay, so, strictly speaking, the infamous Leviticus 18:22 does say 鈥渇orbidden.鈥 Here鈥檚 the thing: 1) The word translated as 鈥渇orbidden鈥 is 鈥渢oevah.鈥 While that translation isn鈥檛 鈥 wrong, it鈥檚 sort of like saying 鈥淢cMansion鈥 means 鈥渞eally big house.鈥 There are a lot of connotations in that word. The specific issue with toevah is that we 鈥 sort of 鈥 don鈥檛 know anymore exactly what it meant. Based on context, it seems likely that the word referred to something ritually forbidden. This part of Torah was written not only as a guide for future generations, but also to say 鈥渟o, look around, see your neighbors? DON鈥橳 DO THAT.鈥 Thus, if we interpret 鈥渢oevah鈥 to mean something that鈥檚 forbidden to do as a ritual before G-d, then the verse says nothing whatsoever about Adam and Steve and their two kids and their dog鈥搃t鈥檚 saying you shouldn鈥檛 have sex with another man in the Temple as a sacrifice. 2) Following the same 鈥渢his is ritually forbidden鈥 logic of toevah, this verse may also be interpreted as 鈥渄on鈥檛 do sex magic,鈥 which was a thing in. Like. A lot of fucking cultures at the time. 3) Hebrew is a highly gendered language, and the grammatical gender in this verse is really really weird. One of the 鈥渕en鈥 in this verse is given female grammar. Why? Who fucking knows, man, this isn鈥檛 the only grammatical oddity in Torah. (There are also places where G-d is referred to as plural, and also as female.) One suggestion is that this is a way of creating a diminutive鈥搕hat is, that the verse should be read as 鈥渁 man should not lie with a boy.鈥 Now, it鈥檚 worth noting that modern secular scholarship has concluded the written Torah was written down around the 6th century BCE, and most non-Orthodox Jewish scholars are like 鈥測eah, all things considered, that sounds pretty legit.鈥 Do you know what else was happening around the 6th century BCE? What laypeople tend to mean when they say 鈥渁ncient Greece鈥 was happening. Do you know what happened a lot in that time period in Greece? Dudes forming relationships with younger boys, like ages 10-15, and using them for sex in exchange for financial gifts, mentorship, etc. While we don鈥檛 know just how young some of these younger boys may have been, we do know some were prepubescent. In light of this, and also something I mentioned under the first point鈥撯漵ee your neighbors? DON鈥橳 DO THAT,鈥 if this verse is interpreted to say 鈥渁 man should not lie with a boy,鈥 then it鈥檚 pretty clearly 鈥渕y dudes, my fellows, my lads, don鈥檛 be fucking pedophiles.鈥 4) Because of the grammar I mentioned in #3, it鈥檚 also possible that 鈥渟hould not lie with a man as with a woman鈥 is actually referring to a place, not an abstract personhood: a man shouldn鈥檛 have sex with another man in a woman鈥檚 bed. In the time period, a woman鈥檚 bed was sort of like鈥搕hat was her place, her safe sanctuary. It was also a ritually holy place where babies were made. By having sex in her bed, you鈥檙e violating her safe space (and also introducing a man who may not be a male relative, thus forcing her into breaking the laws of modesty). If this verse is read this way, then it should be taken to mean 鈥渄on鈥檛 sexually violate a woman鈥檚 safety and modesty.鈥5) And as an offshoot of #4, this may be a second verse relating to infidelity. Which woman鈥檚 bed is any random dude in 600 BCE most likely to have access to? His wife鈥檚. But laws were administered differently based on whether the person they pertained to was slave or free, male or female, and so on鈥搕hus, a man committing adultery with a woman would be treated differently than man committing adultery with a man (especially because the latter would carry no chance of an illegitimate pregnancy). So you鈥檒l note, there are a lot of ways to read this verse, and only a one-to-one translation with no cultural awareness produces 鈥渂eing gay is wrong, all of the time鈥.(You鈥檒l also notice the word 鈥渁bomination鈥 is nowhere to be found. That鈥檚 like 鈥 a straight-up fiction created for who only knows what reason.) Apparently tumblr mobile doesn鈥檛 want to show @prismatic-bell 鈥檚 long and in-depth essay, so here鈥檚 the screenshots, because it still shows up on mobile browsers: Much appreciated.
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Throwback to all these Jesus comics I drew in 2012鈥

Good post OP


Good post, OP, and if you ever decide to do another may I please suggest 鈥淣OT IN HEBREW IT DOESN鈥橳鈥 as a punchline? So much of the Old Testament is HORRIFICALLY translated from the Tanakh, it drives me batty.


WAIT WAIT WHAT DOES IT SAY?????? I NEED TO LIKE,, DESTROY MI MUM FOR BEING REALLY HOMOPHOBIC

Okay, so, strictly speaking, the infamous Leviticus 18:22 does say 鈥渇orbidden.鈥 Here鈥檚 the thing: 

1) The word translated as 鈥渇orbidden鈥 is 鈥渢oevah.鈥 While that translation isn鈥檛 鈥 wrong, it鈥檚 sort of like saying 鈥淢cMansion鈥 means 鈥渞eally big house.鈥 There are a lot of connotations in that word. The specific issue with toevah is that we 鈥 sort of 鈥 don鈥檛 know anymore exactly what it meant. Based on context, it seems likely that the word referred to something ritually forbidden. This part of Torah was written not only as a guide for future generations, but also to say 鈥渟o, look around, see your neighbors? DON鈥橳 DO THAT.鈥 Thus, if we interpret 鈥渢oevah鈥 to mean something that鈥檚 forbidden to do as a ritual before G-d, then the verse says nothing whatsoever about Adam and Steve and their two kids and their dog鈥搃t鈥檚 saying you shouldn鈥檛 have sex with another man in the Temple as a sacrifice.

2) Following the same 鈥渢his is ritually forbidden鈥 logic of toevah, this verse may also be interpreted as 鈥渄on鈥檛 do sex magic,鈥 which was a thing in. Like. A lot of fucking cultures at the time.

3) Hebrew is a highly gendered language, and the grammatical gender in this verse is really really weird. One of the 鈥渕en鈥 in this verse is given female grammar. Why? Who fucking knows, man, this isn鈥檛 the only grammatical oddity in Torah. (There are also places where G-d is referred to as plural, and also as female.) One suggestion is that this is a way of creating a diminutive鈥搕hat is, that the verse should be read as 鈥渁 man should not lie with a boy.鈥 Now, it鈥檚 worth noting that modern secular scholarship has concluded the written Torah was written down around the 6th century BCE, and most non-Orthodox Jewish scholars are like 鈥測eah, all things considered, that sounds pretty legit.鈥 

Do you know what else was happening around the 6th century BCE? What laypeople tend to mean when they say 鈥渁ncient Greece鈥 was happening. 

Do you know what happened a lot in that time period in Greece? Dudes forming relationships with younger boys, like ages 10-15, and using them for sex in exchange for financial gifts, mentorship, etc. While we don鈥檛 know just how young some of these younger boys may have been, we do know some were prepubescent. In light of this, and also something I mentioned under the first point鈥撯漵ee your neighbors? DON鈥橳 DO THAT,鈥 if this verse is interpreted to say 鈥渁 man should not lie with a boy,鈥 then it鈥檚 pretty clearly 鈥渕y dudes, my fellows, my lads, don鈥檛 be fucking pedophiles.鈥 

4) Because of the grammar I mentioned in #3, it鈥檚 also possible that 鈥渟hould not lie with a man as with a woman鈥 is actually referring to a place, not an abstract personhood: a man shouldn鈥檛 have sex with another man in a woman鈥檚 bed. In the time period, a woman鈥檚 bed was sort of like鈥搕hat was her place, her safe sanctuary. It was also a ritually holy place where babies were made. By having sex in her bed, you鈥檙e violating her safe space (and also introducing a man who may not be a male relative, thus forcing her into breaking the laws of modesty). If this verse is read this way, then it should be taken to mean 鈥渄on鈥檛 sexually violate a woman鈥檚 safety and modesty.鈥5) And as an offshoot of #4, this may be a second verse relating to infidelity. Which woman鈥檚 bed is any random dude in 600 BCE most likely to have access to? His wife鈥檚. But laws were administered differently based on whether the person they pertained to was slave or free, male or female, and so on鈥搕hus, a man committing adultery with a woman would be treated differently than man committing adultery with a man (especially because the latter would carry no chance of an illegitimate pregnancy).


So you鈥檒l note, there are a lot of ways to read this verse, and only a one-to-one translation with no cultural awareness produces 鈥渂eing gay is wrong, all of the time鈥.(You鈥檒l also notice the word 鈥渁bomination鈥 is nowhere to be found. That鈥檚 like 鈥 a straight-up fiction created for who only knows what reason.)


Apparently tumblr mobile doesn鈥檛 want to show @prismatic-bell 鈥檚 long and in-depth essay, so here鈥檚 the screenshots, because it still shows up on mobile browsers:








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