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Funny, God, and Head: jumpingjacktrash: arrghigiveup: cimness: China's netizens are all in a twitter over the account of a carpenter who was commissioned to make a cinnabar red high-backed chair with the finials at the top to be "in the shape of dragons' heads" (ch茅ng l贸ngt贸u Unfortunately, he misinterpreted the directions to mean "lin the shape ofl Jackie Chan's head" ("Ch茅ngl贸ng t贸u ) (via Language Log Reanalysis, Jackie Chan edition) LMAO ok so to elaborate on this absolute gem, notice how the characters provided for "in the shape of dragons' heads" and "lin the shape of Jackie Chan's head" are identical? That wasn't a typo The thing you need to understand about Chinese names is that they all have meaning. And I don't mean that in the sense of "if you trace the etymology back through two languages it has its roots in a Hebrew phrase that means "God is my " that many Western names have. I mean that in the sense of "almost all of these words are still in regular use today and my parents very literally named me "pretty [and] wise" in Chinese. (Sidenote: This is why we get annoyed at made up 'Chinese' names that just pull two random vaguely Chinese-sounding syllables together. It is blindingly obvious when it's not a real name). (ch茅ng) means "to become", "to turn into" L (l贸ng) is "dragon". Thus, Jackie Chan's Chinese stage name, (Ch茅ngl贸ng), literally means "become dragon". ((t贸u), of course, means "head") (Further sidenote: This is actually a bit of a pun/reference. Specifically, it is a reference to Bruce Lee, whose stage name was (Xi茫ol贸ng), or, "Little dragon". So Jackie's chosen stage name means both "become dragon", and "become [like] Bruce Lee") The other thing you need to know about Chinese is that we don't put spaces between terms in written text. What all this means is that the way you'd write "Icarvel into dragon heads" can be identical to the way you'd write "Icarvel Jackie Chan's head", and literally the only difference would be where you pause when you vocalise it: before l贸ngt贸u, or after ch茅ngl贸ng. XD i think the chair turned out great 25 Funny Tumblr Posts to Make You Laughing Today
Funny, God, and Head: jumpingjacktrash:
 arrghigiveup:
 cimness:
 China's netizens are all in a twitter over the
 account of a carpenter who was
 commissioned to make a cinnabar red
 high-backed chair with the finials at the
 top to be "in the shape of dragons' heads"
 (ch茅ng l贸ngt贸u Unfortunately, he
 misinterpreted the directions to mean "lin
 the shape ofl Jackie Chan's head"
 ("Ch茅ngl贸ng t贸u )
 (via Language Log
 Reanalysis, Jackie Chan
 edition)
 LMAO ok so to elaborate on this absolute gem,
 notice how the characters provided for "in the
 shape of dragons' heads" and "lin the shape of
 Jackie Chan's head" are identical? That wasn't a
 typo
 The thing you need to understand about
 Chinese names is that they all have meaning.
 And I don't mean that in the sense of "if you
 trace the etymology back through two
 languages it has its roots in a Hebrew phrase
 that means "God is my " that many
 Western names have. I mean that in the sense
 of "almost all of these words are still in regular
 use today and my parents very literally named
 me "pretty [and] wise" in Chinese.
 (Sidenote: This is why we get annoyed at made
 up 'Chinese' names that just pull two random
 vaguely Chinese-sounding syllables together. It
 is blindingly obvious when it's not a real name).
 (ch茅ng) means "to become", "to turn into"
 L (l贸ng) is "dragon". Thus, Jackie Chan's
 Chinese stage name, (Ch茅ngl贸ng),
 literally means "become dragon". ((t贸u), of
 course, means "head")
 (Further sidenote: This is actually a bit of a
 pun/reference. Specifically, it is a reference to
 Bruce Lee, whose stage name was
 (Xi茫ol贸ng), or, "Little dragon". So Jackie's
 chosen stage name means both "become
 dragon", and "become [like] Bruce Lee")
 The other thing you need to know about
 Chinese is that we don't put spaces between
 terms in written text.
 What all this means is that the way you'd
 write "Icarvel into dragon heads" can
 be identical to the way you'd write "Icarvel
 Jackie Chan's head", and literally the only
 difference would be where you pause when
 you vocalise it: before l贸ngt贸u, or after
 ch茅ngl贸ng. XD
 i think the chair turned out great
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Hello, Internet, and Ironic: TYPOGRAPHICAL TONE OF VOICE 145
 when did tumblr collectively decide not to use
 unctuation like when did this happen why is
 this a thing
 it iust looks so smooth I mean look at
 this sentence flow like a jungle river
 The popularity of this and similar posts both confirms that the
 describing a phenomenon widely recognized by fellow
 posters were
 neers and helped acculturate new users into the norms of the plat-
 form, such as signaling that a question is rhetorical or ironic by ask-
 ing it without a question mark. Ruhl cites another self-referential,
 widely shared, multiauthored post, this time from 2016. At first
 glance, it seems like it's primarily
 emphasis, but those examples
 example of different kinds of
 an
 interspersed in a neutral, minimal-
 are
 ist carrier sentence:
 i think it's really Cool how there are so many ways
 to express emphasis
 Completely different it's #wild
 TM on tumblr and they're all.
 #EmphasisTM
 WHAT HAVE YOU DONE
 The hashtagged, initial-capped, space-stretched, trademarked
 HEmphasisTM is a break in the system: it's got too many things
 ng on at once to be interpretable
 as more than a joke. But the reply
 all-capped WHAT HAVE YOU DONE, is simultaneously emphatic
 and minimalist: it signals strong feeling from the all caps and a rhe-
 torical question from the question syntax without a question mark.
 lumblr users were
 pography, but it wasn't just a Tumblr thing: it also started flourishing
 particularly self-reflexive about minimalist ty-
allthingslinguistic:

hi hello alert so that classic tumblr flowing jungle river post is now cited in a real book like an actual paper book and it鈥檚 called because internet and it鈥檚 all about the evolution of internet language and how TUMBLR DID THE THING and you can get it here

allthingslinguistic: hi hello alert so that classic tumblr flowing jungle river post is now cited in a real book like an actual paper book ...

Alive, Bad, and College: Side Effects Follow ECTS @SideEffectsNews Why aren't millennials giving blood? bit.ly/2fRZG5i 5:14 PM 28 Sep 2017 Belinda Blumenthal @philomenapunk Follow because we all gay ide Effects @SideEffectsNews Why aren't millennials giving blood? bit.ly/2fRZG5i 11:29 AM 3 Oct 2017 3,199 Retweets 11,051 Likes agapantoblu: somecunttookmyurl: creaturethatcries: dr-dendritic-trees: karnythia: voidbat: genderfuckt: optimysticals: the-fury-of-a-time-lord: luidilovins: the-modern-satyr: seedydemigod: captainfunkpunkandroll: the-real-eye-to-see: Didn鈥檛 even know people are not allowed to give blood if they are gay That鈥檚 been the thing for years. The HIV scare of the 鈥80s prohibited us from donating blood. And they still hold that against us despite the fact that that claim has been debunked over and over again. the wording on the paperwork is 鈥淎re you a man who has had sexual intercourse with a man after 1980鈥 or 鈥淎re you a woman who has had sexual intercourse with a man who has had sexual intercourse with another man since 1980鈥 (this was a blood drive at my college where majority of the students werent Alive in 1980.) I donated all the time back when I was a virgin, because o- , but now I鈥檓 not allowed to. So a better question for this article is 鈥淲hy won鈥檛 baby boomers let queer people donate blood, even though all the blood gets screened for HIV and aids anyway?鈥 though, theres a lot of room for loopholes in the wording of it This fucking matters. Bias in medicine is bias that should not exist. Fucking fix it. This is disgusting hey trans people can鈥檛 give blood either. was banned from a plasma place for having the nerve to show up and be trans. 鈥渨e don鈥檛 serve you people鈥. This is one of the reasons why it was painful for a LOT of Queer people after the Pulse shooting. We kept seeing messages calling for blood donations but so many of us can鈥檛 donate. We couldn鈥檛 even help our own community.聽 !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! as someone who has received money and/or drugs in exchange for sex, i have a lifetime ban on giving blood. FURTHERMORE, my whore blood is so filthy that if you鈥檝e had sex with me in the past year, YOU can鈥檛 give blood! and that鈥檚 a federal goddamn guideline, folks! If you lived in Europe for 3 months between 1980 and 1996 you can鈥檛 donate blood which basically takes out everyone who ever served in the military and was stationed overseas, anyone who studied abroad or anyone who had a job overseas during that period. The Red Cross is always announcing they have a shortage of blood donors but they create the shortage with the byzantine array of restrictions that they refuse to revisit.聽 Okay, the above stuff is stigma and total crap, we have efficient screens for HIV and things now, the blood will be screened anyway, banning people for their sexual history is completely prejudice and its wasteful, and those rules really need to go. But the last one, the ban on donation for people living in Europe, is actually done for a reason. Its an attempt to limit the spread of vCJD, which we don鈥檛 have a way of screening for right now. Last i went you could donate blood if trans, I was openly trans at my blood clinic and they took me. So its probably just that particular clinic, which I say so that other trans people arent discouraged from trying to donate. Also鈥 as long as its the only question you lie on鈥 if theres a blood shortage emergency I really dont see why not lie on that one question. Like its terrible to have to do that and im not trying to make you feel bad if you avoiding donating because of it, but since we know its not scientifically founded it seems perfectly moral to me to lie on that one question if you want to donate. There鈥檚 not really a way for them to fact check that. I really never understood why people don鈥檛 just LIE 鈥淗eartbroken they couldn鈥檛-鈥 JUST LIE ON THE FORM I鈥檓 an openly queer woman in Italy and I鈥檝e never lied on my form, but also, my form doesn鈥檛 even ask the gender of my partner. All the questions are phrased聽鈥渉ave you had any heterosexual or homosexual intercourse in the past six months?鈥,聽鈥渉ave you changed partner in the past six months?鈥 They are willingly phrased to work for all people because there鈥檚 literally no scientific reason as to why straight blood would be safer than gay blood.It鈥檚 just a formality. Honestly, you could write you just had an orgy and as long as you claim you鈥檝e practiced safe sex they鈥檒l give you the green card to donate. At most, they mark your sack for a more thorough venereal diseases screening in case you couldn鈥檛 affirm for sure that you鈥檙e 100% clean.The whole聽鈥渂ut after the AIDS scare鈥 discourse is bullcrap. They give AIDS informative flyers to all donors once a year and they screen for HIV all the sacks. Whenever you donate, you get the analysis results back and if you check, straight or gay, there鈥檚 always the results for the HIV test. Because medicine knows that straights and gays are all equally likely to be affected, it鈥檚 how it is.If you鈥檙e gay, you can donate. If you鈥檙e trans, the most that can happen is that your doctor allows you two yearly donations, roughly six months apart, if you are having your period; otherwise you鈥檙e allowed three yearly donations, roughly four months apart. That鈥檚 it.If the forms are like those provided in Italy, you won鈥檛 have even have to lie. If you live in some dumbass country that thinks you cannot donate if you鈥檙e queer, though, yeah, just fucking lie about it because there is no valid reason that says you cannot give blood.It鈥檚 an whole different matter聽if we鈥檙e talking about restrictions based on where you were at X date.These questions are common worldwide because they refer to viruses and infections that cannot be screened.聽This is not made because the Red Cross is mean and cruel and whatever the fuck; it鈥檚 because they cannot be sure your blood is not contaminated and since the blood is going to someone who, it stands to reason,聽is already compromised on their own, they cannot fight their own battle and add more. That鈥檚 why you cannot donate.聽My uncle died because he was fighting leukemia and was injected a transfusion of infected blood. DO NOT LIE ON THE FORM ABOUT ILLNESSES YOU HAD OR PLACES YOU鈥橵E BEEN TO. YOUR WISH TO DONATE IS WORTH JACK SHIT IF YOU CONTAMINATE SOMEONE BECAUSE YOU WEREN鈥橳 HONEST.
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Didn鈥檛 even know people are not allowed to give blood if they are gay


That鈥檚 been the thing for years. The HIV scare of the 鈥80s prohibited us from donating blood. And they still hold that against us despite the fact that that claim has been debunked over and over again.

the wording on the paperwork is 鈥淎re you a man who has had sexual intercourse with a man after 1980鈥 or 鈥淎re you a woman who has had sexual intercourse with a man who has had sexual intercourse with another man since 1980鈥 (this was a blood drive at my college  where majority of the students werent Alive in 1980.) I donated all the time back when I was a virgin, because o- , but now I鈥檓 not allowed to. So a better question for this article is 鈥淲hy won鈥檛 baby boomers let queer people donate blood, even though all the blood gets screened for HIV and aids anyway?鈥 though, theres a lot of room for loopholes in the wording of it   


This fucking matters. Bias in medicine is bias that should not exist. Fucking fix it.


This is disgusting 

hey trans people can鈥檛 give blood either. was banned from a plasma place for having the nerve to show up and be trans. 鈥渨e don鈥檛 serve you people鈥.

This is one of the reasons why it was painful for a LOT of Queer people after the Pulse shooting. We kept seeing messages calling for blood donations but so many of us can鈥檛 donate. We couldn鈥檛 even help our own community.聽


!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


as someone who has received money and/or drugs in exchange for sex, i have a lifetime ban on giving blood. FURTHERMORE, my whore blood is so filthy that if you鈥檝e had sex with me in the past year, YOU can鈥檛 give blood!
and that鈥檚 a federal goddamn guideline, folks! 

If you lived in Europe for 3 months between 1980 and 1996 you can鈥檛 donate blood which basically takes out everyone who ever served in the military and was stationed overseas, anyone who studied abroad or anyone who had a job overseas during that period. The Red Cross is always announcing they have a shortage of blood donors but they create the shortage with the byzantine array of restrictions that they refuse to revisit.聽

Okay, the above stuff is stigma and total crap, we have efficient screens for HIV and things now, the blood will be screened anyway, banning people for their sexual history is completely prejudice and its wasteful, and those rules really need to go.
But the last one, the ban on donation for people living in Europe, is actually done for a reason. Its an attempt to limit the spread of vCJD, which we don鈥檛 have a way of screening for right now.


Last i went you could donate blood if trans, I was openly trans at my blood clinic and they took me. So its probably just that particular clinic, which I say so that other trans people arent discouraged from trying to donate.
Also鈥 as long as its the only question you lie on鈥 if theres a blood shortage emergency I really dont see why not lie on that one question. Like its terrible to have to do that and im not trying to make you feel bad if you avoiding donating because of it, but since we know its not scientifically founded it seems perfectly moral to me to lie on that one question if you want to donate. There鈥檚 not really a way for them to fact check that.


I really never understood why people don鈥檛 just LIE
鈥淗eartbroken they couldn鈥檛-鈥 JUST LIE ON THE FORM

I鈥檓 an openly queer woman in Italy and I鈥檝e never lied on my form, but also, my form doesn鈥檛 even ask the gender of my partner. All the questions are phrased聽鈥渉ave you had any heterosexual or homosexual intercourse in the past six months?鈥,聽鈥渉ave you changed partner in the past six months?鈥 They are willingly phrased to work for all people because there鈥檚 literally no scientific reason as to why straight blood would be safer than gay blood.It鈥檚 just a formality. Honestly, you could write you just had an orgy and as long as you claim you鈥檝e practiced safe sex they鈥檒l give you the green card to donate. At most, they mark your sack for a more thorough venereal diseases screening in case you couldn鈥檛 affirm for sure that you鈥檙e 100% clean.The whole聽鈥渂ut after the AIDS scare鈥 discourse is bullcrap. They give AIDS informative flyers to all donors once a year and they screen for HIV all the sacks. Whenever you donate, you get the analysis results back and if you check, straight or gay, there鈥檚 always the results for the HIV test. Because medicine knows that straights and gays are all equally likely to be affected, it鈥檚 how it is.If you鈥檙e gay, you can donate. If you鈥檙e trans, the most that can happen is that your doctor allows you two yearly donations, roughly six months apart, if you are having your period; otherwise you鈥檙e allowed three yearly donations, roughly four months apart. That鈥檚 it.If the forms are like those provided in Italy, you won鈥檛 have even have to lie. If you live in some dumbass country that thinks you cannot donate if you鈥檙e queer, though, yeah, just fucking lie about it because there is no valid reason that says you cannot give blood.It鈥檚 an whole different matter聽if we鈥檙e talking about restrictions based on where you were at X date.These questions are common worldwide because they refer to viruses and infections that cannot be screened.聽This is not made because the Red Cross is mean and cruel and whatever the fuck; it鈥檚 because they cannot be sure your blood is not contaminated and since the blood is going to someone who, it stands to reason,聽is already compromised on their own, they cannot fight their own battle and add more. That鈥檚 why you cannot donate.聽My uncle died because he was fighting leukemia and was injected a transfusion of infected blood. DO NOT LIE ON THE FORM ABOUT ILLNESSES YOU HAD OR PLACES YOU鈥橵E BEEN TO. YOUR WISH TO DONATE IS WORTH JACK SHIT IF YOU CONTAMINATE SOMEONE BECAUSE YOU WEREN鈥橳 HONEST.

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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

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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.)


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