Prostitutes

posted August 11th, 2017, 2:01 am


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June 15th, 2017, 12:00 am

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If that isn't a mic drop at the end, I don't know what is.

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August 11th, 2017, 12:53 pm

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Did I miss something? When did Annie turn to prostitution or become a whoremongerer?

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August 11th, 2017, 1:47 pm

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@Bandana_girl: The soft-voiced guy is saying that the choir will be judged by the company they keep. This was an argument used by the Jewish high council against Jesus, who hung out with tax collectors and whores. Specifically, Mary Magdalene.

Here is the passage from Luke 7:36-50

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36 One of the Pharisees asked Jesus to eat with him, so Jesus went into the Pharisee’s house and sat at the table. 37 A sinful woman in the town learned that Jesus was eating at the Pharisee’s house. So she brought an alabaster jar of perfume 38 and stood behind Jesus at his feet, crying. She began to wash his feet with her tears, and she dried them with her hair, kissing them many times and rubbing them with the perfume. 39 When the Pharisee who asked Jesus to come to his house saw this, he thought to himself, “If Jesus were a prophet, he would know that the woman touching him is a sinner!”

40 Jesus said to the Pharisee, “Simon, I have something to say to you.”

Simon said, “Teacher, tell me.”

41 Jesus said, “Two people owed money to the same banker. One owed five hundred coins[a] and the other owed fifty. 42 They had no money to pay what they owed, but the banker told both of them they did not have to pay him. Which person will love the banker more?”

43 Simon, the Pharisee, answered, “I think it would be the one who owed him the most money.”

Jesus said to Simon, “You are right.” 44 Then Jesus turned toward the woman and said to Simon, “Do you see this woman? When I came into your house, you gave me no water for my feet, but she washed my feet with her tears and dried them with her hair. 45 You gave me no kiss of greeting, but she has been kissing my feet since I came in. 46 You did not put oil on my head, but she poured perfume on my feet. 47 I tell you that her many sins are forgiven, so she showed great love. But the person who is forgiven only a little will love only a little.”

48 Then Jesus said to her, “Your sins are forgiven.”

49 The people sitting at the table began to say among themselves, “Who is this who even forgives sins?”

50 Jesus said to the woman, “Because you believed, you are saved from your sins. Go in peace.”

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The point of this passage (and I wish so much more of the bible was like this), is to judge people by their actions and not by what some societal norm or book says to judge them by. Mary was a whore, but she was also the most upstanding person in the room. Everyone else was trying to trap Jesus, but she only wanted to exalt the prophet.
Just like this soft voiced guy, trying to judge Annie by what she is instead of who she is. Like so many Christians do these days, he chooses to ignore the message and instead cleaves to the words. Religion vs faith.

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August 15th, 2017, 6:14 pm

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@GreenKrog: DO note that nowhere in that passage does it name Mary Magdalene as the sinful woman at Jesus' feet.

In fact, it isn't until Pope Gregory I's homily XXXIII in around 591 that he merges the sinner woman, Mary of Bethany, and Mary Magdalene into one composite Mary the Whore.

All four gospels mention Mary Magdalene, but when they do, they never associate her with being a prostitute, only as a sinner. No different from anyone else.

But even though Gregory the (not-so) Great declared her a prostitute, Pope Paul VI reversed this view in 1969 (14th of February) with the Mysterii Paschalis. It declared that Mary Magdalene, Mary of Bethany, and the sinner woman were all three separate woman.

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August 15th, 2017, 7:09 pm

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@Lex-Kat: I WILL note that.

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August 11th, 2017, 2:20 pm

Bandana_girl

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I know the passage; I just have a huge issue with people who, like the guy in three comic, take a phrase in translation and interpret that phrase far outside of the possibility of the phrase in its original language. The phrase sexually immoral was literally about (mostly male) prostitutes but also had gathered the context of whoremongerer by the time Revelation was written. So, the choir guy is either calling Annie a prostitute/whoremongerer or adding new information to Revelation (sort of a no-no).

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August 11th, 2017, 2:52 pm

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@Bandana_girl: It is called quote mining, taking things out of context to use it how you need instead of using the correct phrase and surrounding terms. I hate to say it but atheists (like myself) do it almost as frequently as those of religion do. It is easy to win an argument when you don't actually refute the argument.

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August 12th, 2017, 2:05 pm

arthursbeardbone (Guest)

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annie's way too forgiving. someone said that shit to me they'd have a broken nose

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August 12th, 2017, 6:10 pm

Dew (Guest)

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That's mature.

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August 13th, 2017, 2:25 am

Becky (Guest)

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I'm getting angry just reading this as sh*t like this is used to justify so many things in this world.

Morality is a wonderful thing and is totally independent of organised religion which can go and royally f**k itself.

Just my thoughts...and breathe...and relax...

Bex
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