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Tali
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Quote Tali Replybullet Topic: "Christian View on Piercing"
    Posted: December/14/2008 at 12:02am
An article I found... And I'd like to note that in no way am I attacking Christianity or anything, jsut simply posting an article of this person's views and their justification...
 
 
EDIT: from another article of theirs: "The desire to pierce your body does not come from God, but from demons taking advantage of your poor self-image. Yield to them, and they will take you away from Christ, and stop you seeking His will.  Ask Jesusu how you can be Beautiful in His Eyes, and that demonic urge will vanish in an instant."
 
Hell, if I cared how I looked I wouldn't even have piercings (not that piercing in general look bad, I jsut don't pierce for aesthetic reasons).


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Quote Cale Replybullet Posted: December/14/2008 at 12:20am
Originally posted by Tali

"The desire to pierce your body does not come from God, but from demons taking advantage of your poor self-image. Yield to them, and they will take you away from Christ, and stop you seeking His will.  Ask Jesusu how you can be Beautiful in His Eyes, and that demonic urge will vanish in an instant."
 
I find this a little disturbing. I'm not a religious person (nor am I attacking anyone who is, because my boyfriend is Christian and I stand next to him and his beliefs), but quotes like this make me glad that my views and opinions are open-minded and fair. Just because you believe in God, it shouldn't mean that you can't portray a specific self-image. Of everything that I know and have learned of religion, I think that God just wants you to love, no matter what choices you make based on your appearance, even if you "vandalize, mutilate, or deface it".
 
It's a very interesting article. I'm glad you shared it. If you find this kind of thing interesting, you should see a movie/documentary called Jesus Camp. It's about children and teenagers who are born-again Christians.
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Quote MrGlass Replybullet Posted: December/14/2008 at 12:40am
Some old lady tried that BS with me. The funny thing though, was when I asked her if she was a sinner or had demons because her ears were pierced TWO TIMES in each ear she said "that's different" and I said "no, that's just accepted because it's been done to SO MANY women it doesn't matter anymore."
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Quote AntoParanoia Replybullet Posted: December/14/2008 at 1:34am
Originally posted by MrGlass

Some old lady tried that BS with me. The funny thing though, was when I asked her if she was a sinner or had demons because her ears were pierced TWO TIMES in each ear she said "that's different" and I said "no, that's just accepted because it's been done to SO MANY women it doesn't matter anymore."


true!!! i'm right there with ya!!!!
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Quote Lunch_Box_Ink Replybullet Posted: December/14/2008 at 1:44am
I'm going to start by saying I am a devout Christian!  a great deal of my life is dedicated to my faith and spirituality.
 
ok, having said that...
 
This is NOT the "christian" view on piercing.  It is a modern legalistic view on piercing and modification in general.
 
1)  The body is a temple.  ok, BUT at the same time in the grand scheme of eternity our body dies, roughts away and becomes dust.  to quote the Bible, When we go to heaven were given a new body.  Not onl;y that, but doi we not decorate our building Temples?  Also, look at half of these people who say such things against piercing, they will have there ears pierced.  and they're come back will be somthing stupid like "oh, that's not the same thing"...we all know it is, they are hypocrits!  The way we mod our bodies is not defiling "God's Temple" as they say it is.  THE FUCKING WAY WE EAT, THE WAY WE GET FAT, THE WAY WE POLUTE AND EAT, DRINK, AND BREATH THAT SHIT!  THAT DEFILES "God's Temple" more then a fucking piercing!
 
2)  The references in the bIble tword modification is COMPLETLEY out of context and is NOT the same as what we do.  It referse to religous, or pagan practices that were to "false Gods" and other such things that would have been considerd against God in THAT TIME!  Alot of what the Bible speaks has to do with that era and thier culture.  the way and reasons we pierce ourself, or most of us pierce ourselfs are not at all the same as what the Bible speaks about. 
 
ok, I'm ranting.  I could go on.  But you get what I'm saying.  This pisses me off because I have had my own brothers and sisters in christ ridecule me or YEARS and I've heard this shit over and over and over and it's a bunch of BullSHIT!
 
God's concern is with a person's heart and spirit!  not a temporary dying flesh sack that holds the soul for a time that is only going to die and decay anyway
 
 
All of you pierced up peoples are beautiful!  keep it up!


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Quote MrGlass Replybullet Posted: December/14/2008 at 2:08am
This page has been bookmarked due to lunch_box_ink's post. That's like THE best thing I have ever read... EVER. When I read your post though the only thing I could think of was the turrets guy cuz the way you capitalized certain words lol.
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Quote Lunch_Box_Ink Replybullet Posted: December/14/2008 at 2:17am
Originally posted by MrGlass

This page has been bookmarked due to lunch_box_ink's post. That's like THE best thing I have ever read... EVER. When I read your post though the only thing I could think of was the turrets guy cuz the way you capitalized certain words lol.
 
I don't exactly know what that was supposed to mean but ok
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Quote rddw3 Replybullet Posted: December/14/2008 at 2:59am
I saw another posting of a picture that tells the exact opposite view with the quote "Body Piercing Saved Our Lives"
I totally agree w/ Lunch_Box_Ink in all he said. Jesus would hang out w/ sinners and ppl ridculed him for that. He was more concerned about the changing the hearts of those that were living in sin than what they looked like. He cured leppers, some of the most disgusting ppl at that time, and had meals with tax collectors, some of the more hated ppl. Jesus went where he was needed all the way to having nails driven through him to hang on a cross and die.
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Quote MrGlass Replybullet Posted: December/14/2008 at 3:20am
TOURETTE'S guy oops
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rqtr_RvR3sY
But I liked your post

Edited by MrGlass - December/14/2008 at 3:20am
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Quote bite_my_heart Replybullet Posted: December/14/2008 at 6:01am
i get this crap from people a few times a month but ive had the same argue ment as glass people like that are lemmings tbh
your piercings are the devils work

whats about other religions who have bodymods in there religion hinduisum mos of the gods have streched ears and pierced noses the budda had streched lobes and the monks have large tattoos covering there body mostly holy scriptures

but my mods are for me and me alone :D


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