I KNOWWWW I’M SO EXCITED
WE’RE GONNA DO SO MANY
I nearly choked.
They were selling stuff inside the church or whatever it name was
it was the Court or Garden of the Gentiles, so it was legal for them to sell stuff, but Jesus didn’t like it. so, yeah. even the Son of Man got violent at times.
"You see, while the sale of the animals and other items used for worship seems harmless and even helpful, we need to understand that it was anything but innocent. A dove that cost, say $1.00 on the street might cost $25.00 inside the Temple. The people who came to worship were being charged grossly inflated prices. The money changers were just as guilty. They charged a 10-12 percent exchange rate. They were also guilty of extortion. On top of this, the High Priest and his family were paid a percentage of the profits, on top of the fee the sellers had to pay to gain permission to sell in the Temple. It was a big money racket that preyed on poor. The Temple was nothing but a “den of robbers”. [x]
So Jesus was angry that the very place where God was supposed to be worshiped was using its religious power to extort money from the poor and (if they couldn’t afford to buy one of the approved doves) was actually keeping them away from God.
Jesus was always angriest with religious people who were using their religion to hurt others:
13“Woe to you, teachers of the law and Pharisees, you hypocrites! You shut the door of the kingdom of heaven in people’s faces. You yourselves do not enter, nor will you let those enter who are trying to.…
You are like whitewashed tombs, which look beautiful on the outside but on the inside are full of the bones of the dead and everything unclean. 28In the same way, on the outside you appear to people as righteous but on the inside you are full of hypocrisy and wickedness.[x]
Which I feel is something a lot of us Christians could do to remember these days.
I get the distinct feeling that Jesus would be doing a lot of table-flipping if he came back and saw the state of Christianity today.
In honor of Autumn coming soon, here are some happy dogs that love the fall weather are aren’t afraid to show it. Have a great day everyone.
NO NO DON’T BOW YOU’RE MAKING ME BLUSH MY HARD WITCHY EXTERIOR IS RUINED
frnkiero andthe cellabration // 2014
I really like how the emphasis for this is on *how you think* every bit as much as it is on *what you say*. This is a hard thing to articulate, and I respect the person who made this for the attempt.
I think that this really does come down to a simple case of genital mutilation being a bad thing no matter who’s getting an uncomfortably close relationship with sharp objects.
Any attempt at justifying this creates a reasoning framework. If you’re not thinking about things, or if you’re just being particularly unaware, then this framework you create can easily be used to justify things that you probably don’t agree with.
i can’t get over how sad and funny it is when you see a teenage boy being real snotty about what he finds sexually attractive like oh no he doesn’t like bright lipstick and gladiator sandals make you look like a whore
like buddy sorry you are not some kind of sexual wine connoisseur you are sixteen and would probably fuck a grapefruit