This is my favorite motherfucking thing about getting closer to Halloween every FUCKING YEAR
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why does this have 32k notes? it’s just a picture of a knife in a ranch bottle, is there some unspoken joke that 32 thousand people share? what is going on here, i dont get it. it’s just a fucking picture of a knife in a ranch bottle. is there some spiritual connection people have to this picture? is there some ominous and mystical reasoning that this has 32 thousand notes? do people reblog this because it makes them look like some indie blogger? or is there just something funny to this? someone please explain
no one tell him
FEELINGS ABOUT THIS
so here’s an interesting fact: in the entirety of genesis and exodus, monotheism is not mentioned once.
not once! not at all! not until much later does anyone say “oh yeah there is only one god, none of the others exist.”
"but cat," you say, "what about the ten commandments?" well, i say, commandments #1 and 2 read, "i am god; you shall have no other gods before me.” the micha mocha, song of joy after traversing the red sea, says, “micha mocha ba-elim adonai?” which is usually translated as “who is like you among the gods that are worshiped”, but actually translates as “who is like you, adonai, among the gods?”
so there’s historical evidence that the early hebrews were henotheistic— they worshiped el/yahwe/adonai/whatever you wanna call him, but that didn’t necessarily mean that other gods didn’t exist.
now: reread the old testament in this light. it begins with this god creating the heavens and the earth— so he’s a creator god— and making the first man and woman, adam and eve.
so adam is our ancestor. then why are judaism, christianity, and islam called “the abrahamic religions” instead of “the adamic religions”, or something like that?
because when god comes to speak to humans in the old testament, every single time he begins, “i am the god of abraham”. because it’s abraham that he made the bargain with— if you will be my people, then i will be your god— and it’s abraham’s descendants who he’s agreed to keep the bargain with.
and chapter after chapter of the tanakh is lineages— they trace back the heritage of noah, of abraham, of moses, of david. who’s this prophet’s father? who was his father’s father? what was his exact family tree?
think about this group of middle easterners, shepherds and soldiers. when they sat down to write a book, what did they want that book to do? if you were in this great ancient desert, with other tribes constantly at war with you, no stable villages, no stable homes, what would you want from your god?
you want, firstly, a god who will unite you. and, secondly, a god who will defend you.
you’re lost and lonely, and the desert is wide, and you don’t know where your family is, or even who— you want a god who promises you will always be one people. you always will be safe. and your family will be as numerous as the grains of sand, as numerous as the stars in the sky.
so here is the point:
the point of the god of the tanakh is not to be kind, or to give you comfort, or to send you to some better afterlife.
it is to be metal as hell.
c’mon y’all. turning an entire river into blood? that is super metal. splitting an ocean? metal as shit. the god of the tanakh is not meant to be loving. he is meant to be hella punk rock. (why do you think they call him “awesome” all the time?)
because the old testament isn’t a story about god. it’s a story about family. it’s a family tree, it’s a family history, it’s a family set of rules. it’s a family with a god who is not the only god, but cooler than all the other gods, and more likely to be able to defend you.
which is why the torah is not in heaven, and why there really isn’t that much emphasis in judaism on loving god— i know christians are quite big on this, i know i heart jesus stickers are a thing, but we just really never did that. it’s not about god.
it’s just about us.
I’m so glad to see the younger generation waking up to this hypocrisy.
The homeowner at 22 one is killing me.
This meme makes me so angry because it’s so on-target.
I am screaming
this isn’t even funny to me it just makes me want to find the nearest baby boomer and deck them in the mouth
I reblog this every time because it always re-ignites my anger.
I feel you sphynx-prince.
tumblr during autumn, more like
six seconds that defined a generation
HAHAHAHAHA FUCKING HELL
😩😭😂 I’m done
Band Geek Humor
I’m in band so I can relate
The flat out dying laughter of every band geek on tumblr begins to crescendo in the distance.
(I play clarinet, so all of this definitely registered.)
Ive been waiting for photo set for like 6483 years
I was analyzing music for class tomorrow when THIS happened…
THIS IS THE BEST POST IN THE WORLD.