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Brought to my attention by dragonflyknight:
Treatise on conscientious "Christianity" as pertains to owning a cat.

I quote:

Clearly, the Bible - by using this kind of terminology - shows beyond any reasonable doubt that the basic nature of cats, while created perfect by God, has become evil or 'beastlike' since the fall of Adam six thousand years ago, and more probably, since the Great Flood of Noah's time (c2350 B.C.E.). This is a development of the condition borne by the 'Original Serpent', the 'Great Dragon'Lucifer himself. (Gen. 3:1) Indeed, modern studies of classification of cats, while not necessarily being reliable as they may be based on the discredited 'theory' of evolution, strongly associate felines with serpents (despite some external differences in physiology and morphology, which confuse those who do not study these matters deeply).



I was unaware that modern studies in classification strongly linked cats and snakes... as what? As similar species? I suppose their eyes are, um, kinda similar...? My biggest problem with this assertion, actually, is the presupposition that snakes are inherently evil.

I'm curious what they definition of "discredited" is as well. Last I heard "evolution" was still really theory-true and "intelligent design" was still crazy and non falsifiable.

Also... whoa... They referred to it as "Before Common Era." Isn't that a slight against Christ?

Current Mood: amused amused

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alibee From: alibee Date: January 29th, 2007 07:26 pm (UTC) (Link)
Evolution is a theory, not fact.

BCE is used not as a slight against Christ but as a nod to the way that most religious studies folk and theologians refer to time. :) I am assuming, that is.
abmann From: abmann Date: January 29th, 2007 07:30 pm (UTC) (Link)
Would any REAL Christian use BCE???
suibhne_geilt From: suibhne_geilt Date: January 29th, 2007 07:33 pm (UTC) (Link)
I know a lot of real Christians who would argue that this passage was written by a loony, not a Christian. ;-p
abmann From: abmann Date: January 29th, 2007 07:34 pm (UTC) (Link)
I think this is all pretty loony for even the looniest Christians I've ever met.
alibee From: alibee Date: January 29th, 2007 07:37 pm (UTC) (Link)
I don't know, I have never met anyone I considered a "real" Christian.

(That is, actually trying to live Jesus's teachings.)
abmann From: abmann Date: January 29th, 2007 07:43 pm (UTC) (Link)
Are you actually taking me seriously?
alibee From: alibee Date: January 29th, 2007 07:45 pm (UTC) (Link)
No. :D
abmann From: abmann Date: January 29th, 2007 07:51 pm (UTC) (Link)
Good. It seemed like it as you came in a corrected a bunch of the gross generalizations I was making. Gross generalizations, while grossly general, and funny. :)
alibee From: alibee Date: January 29th, 2007 07:57 pm (UTC) (Link)
Two is not a bunch, dorky! :P
abmann From: abmann Date: January 29th, 2007 08:02 pm (UTC) (Link)
"Bunch" has no numerical requirements beyond not used in reference to a single item!

The internet confirms me:
Refers to the cigar when it consists of the filler and the binder, prior to the application of the wrapper leaf.
www.best-cigar.com/faq1.html

wait.. that doesn't help. Maybe the Bible could help....
(1.) A bundle of twigs (Ex. 12:22). (2.) Bunch or cake of raisins (2 Sam. 16:1). (3.) The "bunch of a camel" (Isa. 30:6).
www.godweb.org/blT0000600.htm

Hmm. Cake of raisins, you say?
dragonflyknight From: dragonflyknight Date: January 29th, 2007 07:38 pm (UTC) (Link)

hee hee hee

Please, anything that isn't catholic isn't really Christian, it's a splinter cult based off the heretical teachings of a drunkard and a womanizer. Call them uppity heretical whippersnappers. Though if you're as inclined to sarcasm/cynicism as me, we would put the entire thing on the level of Tom Cruise.

Oh did you hear? he's been proclaimed the messiah of scientology.
not_a_girl From: not_a_girl Date: January 29th, 2007 07:44 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: hee hee hee

It was the Protestant Revolution after all. Silly Protestants.
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abmann From: abmann Date: January 29th, 2007 07:54 pm (UTC) (Link)

I like that all this seems to imply that cats also free will as well as the same moral compass as humans. Were this true and were he to follow The Bible as written, should he be able to stone most animals for killing so many other animals and the rest that don't mate for life?

Wait, all animals are sinful because they don't get married. That must be it.
suburbaknght From: suburbaknght Date: January 29th, 2007 07:58 pm (UTC) (Link)
One of my favorite zen stories goes as follows:

There was once a monastary that had adopted a cat. It was, on the whole, a very pleasant cat, but with one exception: whenever the monks meditated the cat would pester them, rubbing up against them and meowing for attention. The abbott decided to put a stop to this and ordered that the cat be tied up during meditations. Eventually the abbott died and another abbott replaced him. Of course the new abbott continued to have the cat tied up during meditations. When the cat died, a new cat was adopted and of course the new cat was tied up during meditations. Hundreds of years later, famous theologians wrote great treatises on the importance of tieing up a cat while meditating.
dragonflyknight From: dragonflyknight Date: January 29th, 2007 08:03 pm (UTC) (Link)
thank you. I love these stories.

P.S.

I started calligraphy! I have a nice print of Mushin I made, I want to send it to you.
abmann From: abmann Date: January 29th, 2007 08:06 pm (UTC) (Link)
I can't imagine trying to tie up any of my cats. I think Electra would kill me.
suburbaknght From: suburbaknght Date: January 29th, 2007 08:26 pm (UTC) (Link)
I'd pay five bucks to see that.
abmann From: abmann Date: January 29th, 2007 10:05 pm (UTC) (Link)
And plenty of people would pay more. :P
thian_un From: thian_un Date: January 29th, 2007 10:06 pm (UTC) (Link)
only 5 bucks to see Electra kill ABM? Certainly his life is worth more than that!
lerite From: lerite Date: January 29th, 2007 08:11 pm (UTC) (Link)
My dad (a dog person who owns a cat) calls cats "lizards in fur suits." Something about them being stupid and not liking people.

...

I'm really curious about this new grouping of animals.
zesty_pinto From: zesty_pinto Date: January 29th, 2007 09:49 pm (UTC) (Link)
BCE nothing, I'm still waiting for someone to actually say what AD stands for (and no, not After David, damn it)!
thian_un From: thian_un Date: January 29th, 2007 10:07 pm (UTC) (Link)
Anno domini, no?
zesty_pinto From: zesty_pinto Date: January 29th, 2007 10:52 pm (UTC) (Link)

YOU WINND!

That said, some animals do follow a form of monoganist lifestyle, however, the next time I listen to religious secondary texts is the next time I get a cheap laugh.

By the by, someone should contact Jack Chick about this.
_yungfuktoi_ From: _yungfuktoi_ Date: January 29th, 2007 10:25 pm (UTC) (Link)
Christians are such a wind up =(
That said, I like the 'lizards in suits' comment.
annan_dum From: annan_dum Date: January 30th, 2007 07:51 am (UTC) (Link)
The author clearly dislikes cats and, like every religious idiot, uses religion to justify his likes and dislikes.

My bet? He dislikes cats because cats dislike him; they know a complete imbicile when they see one.
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