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Haiju
Danny Phantom, writing, puns, and unnecessary updates on my life. Usually in that order.
Phantom of Truth
Rated: PG-13
WC:
With Phantom as her own personal test subject, nothing stands between Maddie and the truth... except, perhaps, herself.
Shadow of A Doubt
Rated: PG-13
WC:
It was over. The lab, the experiments, the secrets, all of that was in the past. Wasn't it? Sequel to Phantom of Truth.
It Takes You
Rated: R
WC:
It was nameless, stalking in the shadows, in the corner of his eye. If only Danny could see its face... Horror fic. Collab with Anneriawings.

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❝ You should write because you love the shape of stories and sentences and the creation of different words on a page. ❞

—Annie Proulx (via writejenwrite)

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Giving Up the Ghost

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The first time Jack Fenton had a real conversation with Phantom was the summer before his daughter’s senior year of high school, his son’s sophomore year.

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ilandere said —
❝ Hi, I just read your really long post on the differences between the Old and New Testaments and the beliefs of Christianity. I have, sadly, been a misinformed proponent of the OP's beliefs. I'm Jewish, so I'm pretty knowledgeable of the Torah, or your Old Testament. However, I love learning about other religions. I just really want to say that I'm glad you shared all of this information to inform people. I feel much more knowledgeable about the Bible and the beliefs expressed! So, thank you. ^-^ ❞

Oh wow, that’s cool! We should talk sometime, I’m incredibly curious about what modern Jewish traditions look like. I’m the opposite from you, familiar with the OT/Torah, but I know very little about what the Jewish religion and culture looks like today.

I’m glad you found it informative! If you have any questions, you can ask me anytime. :)

dashura-mod said —
❝ Thank you. Sorry but your last post is something that you never see on the internet and honestly just /thank you/. Thank you for saying that. I respect you so much right now I was not expecting to see that. Thank you. ❞

Ah, you’re welcome. I did follow up with something that wasn’t just barely coherent all caps. ^^;

Anonymous said —
❝ no one was saying the bible is stupid, they were pointing out that homophobia shouldnt be justified by the bible when people these days people do plenty of things previously outlawed according to the bible. like yeah it could have been researched better, but the sentiment stands. ❞

Hmm okay, looking at the text that went with the post, I see your point.

The OP worded it as “using the bible as an excuse for homophobia.” Meaning homophobic persons doing exactly what my response was targeted at, cherry-picking verses to support their own prejudice and hatred.

Regardless of the sentiment, my argument that the original post was a misuse of scripture still stands. You can’t fight an invalid argument with an equally invalid argument.

What really got under my skin is that I’ve seen some variation of this post floating around the internet for ages, and the general response (whether intended by the perpetrator or not) seems to be that Christianity itself is contradictory and therefore invalid. I’m sure I was projecting some of that past frustration onto this present example.

haikujitsu:

castielcampbell:

kurloz-in-a-box:

somekidsaregaythatsokay:

Why do people use the bible as an excuse to be homophobic? Look at all the things the bible forbids.  

Just to point this out

he looks really sad about the no football one

Old Testament. OLD TESTAMENT. OLD TESTAMENT UNDER THE OLD COVENANT TOTALLY DIFFERENT THING.

Read II Corinthians 3, what the bible actually says in CONTEXT, then we’ll talk.

*tosses internet through window*

Alright, cooled off a bit and I can actually talk about this now.

Apologies to my followers, I just gotta get this off my chest. If you don’t want to read it I’m tagging this stuff #religion and #myfaith. 

You want to talk to Christians about how homophobia and anti-gay legislature is stupid and hypocritical? Good, so do I!

But do it with actual, scripturally sound reasons, not ignorant misquotes somebody scratched onto a chalkboard. You don’t have to believe it or like it, but if you’re gonna criticize it, do it correctly. Alright? Thank you.

I’m gonna take a few minutes to explain why Leviticus has little relevance on the lifestyle of Christians or the validity of holding to the belief that homosexuality is a sin.

Okay, here’s the deal.

The Old Testament (OT) is the portion of the bible put together before Christ was born, the part we share with Judaism. It’s part religious text, part chronicle of the history of the Israelites (ie, Jews). While it is considered by Christians as the word of God and lays the groundwork for things to come, it is not (and should not be) a guidebook for day to day living. 

Why? Because that was only the *first* deal between God and man, a stopgap between the beginning of the world and the coming of Christ. There was a second deal made, a better one, that overlays the first. That’s what the New Testament (NT) is all about.

The OT is a bloody, rocky era. It involved slaughtering thousands of animals and going through endless rituals in an (inevitably flawed) attempt to cover the evils of one nation. The NT involved the slaughtering of one (completely flawless) man to cover the evils of all men, so that those rituals could become a thing of the past. 

The NT explicitly marks the end of an old era and the beginning of the new. Old restrictions were lifted. Intricate rituals became unnecessary. The favor of God was extended from a single nation (Israel) to every tribe and country in the world.

Does it mean the OT is totally erased by the NT or irrelevant? Nope, they work in tandem.

Do I believe that Christians should avoid swearing and crudeness? Yep, that I do. 

Does the NT speak against homosexuality? Yeah, I’m afraid so. Romans 1:26-27 comes to mind.

(Though nowhere, might I add, does it call for laws against gay marriage, enforcing heterosexuality onto non-Christians, or demand that a traditional family structure be preserved at all costs; all misconceptions perpetuated by the modern conservative movement.)

Do I think that Christians need a serious wakeup call about their treatment of homosexuals and other demographics that are not in alignment with our beliefs? Yep, and that’s in there too. Try 1 Peter 4:13-17, Romans 9:21, Romans 14:10-12

If Christ’s treatment of those the OT deemed unforgivable sinners (John 8:1-11, Luke 5:27-32, among many examples) wasn’t enough, the general attitude required of a Christian should cover it:

"Let no corrupting talk come out of your mouths, but only such as is good for building up, as fits the occasion, that it may give grace to those who hear. And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, by whom you were sealed for the day of redemption. Let all bitterness and wrath and anger and clamor and slander be put away from you, along with all malice."

- Ephesians 4:29-31

So to sum up: 

The Old Testament is called OLD for a reason! 

The New Testament changed a lot of things and that’s why you don’t see Christian women living in huts during their periods or men slitting the throats of livestock as penance for eyeing their neighbor’s Ferrari. There are still rules and practices, but the strict demands and rituals of ancient Israel are a thing of the past.

You want to point out to Christians that homophobia and anti-gay legislature is hypocritical? Please do it. It needs to be talked about. Christians need to be shaken out of their knee-jerk resentments and false sense of self-righteousness.

Just don’t do in a stupid way. Bringing up these laws as a discredit to Christianity comes across as ignorant and childish, like mudslinging on a playground. It exposes the poster’s ignorance of the text and their complete disinterest in understanding or engaging actual Christians. 

This isn’t going to to change a Christian’s mind or make them think. It’s just going to tick them off and convince them that you have no idea what you’re talking about. Emphasis on the ticking off. *raises hand sheepishly*

The only people you’re communicating with are already confirmed non-Christians. Unfounded arguments like this only succeed in doing what we call preaching to the choir— self-congratulatory confirmation of what the reader has already decided is the truth.

castielcampbell:

kurloz-in-a-box:

somekidsaregaythatsokay:

Why do people use the bible as an excuse to be homophobic? Look at all the things the bible forbids.  

Just to point this out

he looks really sad about the no football one

Old Testament. OLD TESTAMENT. OLD TESTAMENT UNDER THE OLD COVENANT TOTALLY DIFFERENT THING.

Read II Corinthians 3, what the bible actually says in CONTEXT, then we’ll talk.

*tosses internet through window*

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For anyone keeping track, I didn’t forget about the phandom giveaway. It’s being postponed slightly because of DEATH.

…I mean taxes.