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Article Title: PETA says phrases like ‘bring home the bacon’ are comparable to racism and homophobia Posted 3:24 PM, December 5, 2018, by CNN Wire


Meat-based idioms, like “flogging a dead horse” or “taking the bull by the horns,” can be compared with homophobic and racist language, according to animal rights organization PETA.

“Just as it became unacceptable to use racist, homophobic, or ableist language, phrases that trivialize cruelty to animals will vanish as more people begin to appreciate animals for who they are and start ‘bringing home the bagels’ instead of the bacon,” PETA said on Twitter.

The group took to Twitter Tuesday, offering a graphic showing some possible alternatives to meat-related expressions.

Instead of “kill two birds with one stone” say “feed two birds with one scone,” and instead of “being the guinea pig,” say “be the test tube,” PETA said.

“Words matter, and as our understanding of social justice evolves, our language evolves along with it,” it added.

The comparison with racism and homophobia was met with anger on Twitter, with some arguing that PETA was trivializing race and gender issues.

Others said the animal rights organization was giving vegetarians and vegans a bad name.

PETA’s tweet comes after a UK-based academic argued last month that an increased awareness of vegan issues may lead to new modes of expression.

“Metaphors involving meat could gain an increased intensity if the killing of animals for food becomes less socially acceptable,” Shareena Z. Hamzah of Swansea University wrote in the Conversation.

“If veganism forces us to confront the realities of food’s origins, then this increased awareness will undoubtedly be reflected in our language and our literature.”

The legal system is already getting to grips with the subject. It was announced this week that a British employment tribunal will decide whether ethical veganism is a “philosophical belief” that should be afforded the same protections as religion.

PETA, WPIX-TV 18 Comments [12/18/2018 3:38:48 PM]
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Submitted By: Thinking Allowed

Quote# 141535

A senior Roman Catholic priest and exorcist suggested there could be "demonic" influences behind pop icon Celine Dion's new gender-neutral clothing line for children.

Msgr. John Esseff, the former spiritual director to Saint Teresa of Calcutta, told The National Catholic Register last week that "the way this gender thing has spread is demonic."

"It's false. I don't even know how many genders there's supposed to be now, but there are only two that God made," said the priest of 65 years, who has also served as an exorcist in the Diocese of Scranton, Pennsylvania, for over 40 years.

Esseff argued that there is a deep demonic dimension in creating such a clothing line.

"The devil is going after children by confusing gender," he insisted. "When a child is born, what is the first things we say about that child? It's a boy, or it's a girl. That is the most natural thing in the world to say. But to say that there is no difference is satanic."

"People behind this are influencing children to disorder. This is definitely satanic. There is a mind behind it — an organized mindset."

Esseff believes the devil is behind the new clothing line. "The devil is a liar and there are huge lies being told," he told The National Catholic Register. "This is being done for money, and there is divisiveness that comes from this — marks of the devil."

John Esseff, Christianity Today 12 Comments [12/18/2018 3:40:29 PM]
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Submitted By: skybison

Quote# 141531

Anyone who lives a sinful life in rebellion to God, guilty of breaking His moral law, and dies in their sins, will go to Hell. This includes non-Christians and even some who consider themselves Christians alike.

God is Holy and righteous, and He is just. The Bible says “God cannot be mocked. We will reap what we sow.” Sin, evil, wickedness, etc will be accounted for. No one who does what is evil in the eyes of God will escape Judgment and Punishment. Nor will they inherit eternal life in the presence of God.

Anyone who dies in their sins will appear before the Judgment Throne of Christ. (Jesus is the Judge) and they will have to answer for all of them. The guilty will be sent to Hell. The innocent will be sparred. Anyone whose name is not written in the Lamb’s (Jesus) Book of Life will be cast into the outer darkness. (Revelation 21)

The reasons true “born-again” Christians can escape this Judgment is as follows:

1. They acknowledged their own sinfulness and repented (changed their mind, are going the other way towards God).

2. They humbled themselves and realized that they are not capable of being good enough on their own. Because if they could be good enough on their own it would mean that either they are wrong, arrogant and self-righteous, and not nearly as good as they think they are, or that God is just really not all that good.

3. They believe and trust in Jesus that He is the Son of God, God in the flesh, who came to Earth and stood in their place as a substitution for them who paid for all of their sins on the cross. They can escape dying for their sins and going to Hell because Jesus died for their sins for them. Fortunately, Jesus conquered sin, death, and Hell.

4. They allow Jesus to be the Lord of their lives from that point forward. They obey God’s laws to the best of their ability and when they fall short they confess it, repent, and trust in Jesus that they are forgiven for it. They no longer live ungodly but because of God’s grace saving them they persevere over the temptations in the world.

5. They allow the Holy Spirit of God to Guide and Transform them and help them become more like Jesus. They don’t walk by the flesh, but by the Spirit of God inside of them. They allow Him to heal, deliver, and empower them to live a life worthy of someone with God’s approval.

Christians (as a whole group) are not necessarily better people they are just people who are trusting in Jesus to pay for their sins and to transform them. Everyone else either thinks they are already good enough (good luck!), or thinks that they can make themselves good enough on their own (good luck!), or thinks that God isn’t real, just, and going to judge them. But He will.

So get right with Jesus… He’s the ONLY SURE-FIRE way.

Luke 13:5 I tell you, no! But unless you repent, you too will all perish."

John 14:6 Jesus answered, "I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.


Brian S. Holmes, Quora 11 Comments [12/18/2018 3:37:02 PM]
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Submitted By: Denizen

Quote# 140011

In defense of ephebophilia, or as I call it the way of nature.

Look at any species. Mating begins with the onset of fertility.

That's really all I should have to point out, but because we live in oppressive times where understanding and empathy are scarce, I must resign myself to a more complex explanation.

First, we ephebophiles ARE NOT PEDOPHILES. I will reiterate this as many times as I have to. Pedophiles want to have sex with CHILDREN. As an ephebophile I would NEVER so much as consider having sex with a child.

Now, having sex with a fresh faced, virginal young teen on the other hand... that's another matter entirely. Show me the heterosexual man who claims he never imagines himself slaking his lusts on a tight, fresh, nubile, teenage female, and I will show you a liar.

The hypocrisy is one thing, but what I don't get about society's response to ephebophilia is ya'lls total lack of empathy. Y'know, the reason I'm really drawn to the younger kind has a lot to do with the victimization I've faced as an unattractive, beta INCEL man.

Personally, I suffer from depression, social anxiety, ADHD, and a few other things, and much of that stems from the bullying and misandry I've been a victim of. That's WHY I have to live the way I do. You all would call it immature, though it is anything but. Frankly, I just don't have seem to have much in common with other "adults", with their rabid materialism, consumerism, conformism, alcoholism, and incessant socializing/partying. I've always had more interest in supposedly juvenile (though I feel they can be very mature) activities such as cartoons, anime, playing with/constructing figurines, playing videogames, and just lounging around wasting a day, the way a child does.

I also feel I have the curiousity and innocence of a much younger person, I love reading wikipedia and learning about the world. You all haven't succeded in stamping any of that OUT of me, even though, lord knows you've all tried. These things don't make me immature, but they make me more empathetic towards younger people, because I can feel what it's like for them not fitting into this cruel adult world.

But do any of you pause to consider my richness and depth as a human being? NO. You just label me a pervert, pedo, and other bullying slurs -- which by the way aren't accurate, because I'm not a pedophile -- and move on.

Even though I have my reasons for being incredibly attracted to young, fresh, delicate, untarnished females, to be honest? I shouldn't NEED to explain myself. Ephebophilia is NORMAL. Has been throughout 99.9% of human history/prehistory. Is in every other species we know of. Sorry to introduce SCIENCE into a subject I know most of you are incredibly biased about, but it is what it is.

Thank you for reading and I hope you all found that illuminating. Now, if anyone has a legitimate (facts, not feeling based) reason for the hatred and discrimination we ephebophiles routinely face, I would love to hear it.

BornToBeIncel, reddit 12 Comments [8/22/2018 5:11:17 PM]
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Quote# 139721

Heightpill

The heightpill is one of the most important phenomena in looks theory. Originating from the biologically needs of femoids, it concludes that manlets (men under 5 foot 10) are heavily disadvantaged in dating unless they’re at least Chads or have high status. For the depraved female species, the manlet cutoff might as well be under 6 foot even, thanks to hypergamy.

Origins

From the evolutionary psychological overview, foids would want a tall man because they’ll think “he’ll be stronger and better able to ward off physical treats to his family” [1]. While in modern society this might not necessarily be true, we all know that the natural instincts of women are still prevalent in their mating choices. No matter how much manlets gymcel, they’ll always be viewed as “overcompensating” wimps with a napoleon complex. It never even began for them!

Tallfaggot advantage in online dating

Stating your height in an online dating could fuck you over badly if you’re a manlet. According to a particular dating app, firstmet, the ideal height related to most matches in males was 6’2” Specifically, they said:

“A man who is 6’2? is 17% more likely to be contacted than a man of average height (5’8?) and 57% more likely to be contacted than a man under 5’5” “ [2].
Female reaction to manlets on social media[edit]

This thread on incels.me perfectly summarized how foids react when they see manlets, even the hot ones.

https://incels.me/threads/its-over-if-youre-a-manlet-sub6-in-2018.51422/

The twitter account (https://mobile.twitter.com/heightismxposed?lang=en) commonly showed how judge mental women are toward manlets, even being distrustful of their personality or intentions just because they’re vertically disadvantaged.

FHO’s don’t even see us as worthy of any respect.



Manlet disadvantage in dating and even betabuxxing

A marriage is more likely to be successful if the male partner is tall. Women just feel happier about it. Several studies in Asia completely proved this hypothesis [3][4]. If even in not quite hypergamous nations manlets are screwed, then image the horror they have to face in western nations.

A Dutch case

Normies commonly suggest that Europeans, especially the Dutch, became tall due to external factors such as a great supply of nutrients. As we delve deep into evolutionary psychology, we find out that the main reason as to why Dutch men are tall these days is because short Dutch men barely even reproduced. A study which analyzed the number of kids received by men of different heights in the Netherlands concluded that:

“Our results suggest that... taller men have higher fertility compared with shorter men. It therefore seems plausible to suggest that natural selection may have acted on the Dutch population, and helped drive the Dutch toward taller heights” [5].

Incel Wiki, Incel Wiki 11 Comments [8/11/2018 6:13:45 AM]
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Submitted By: Pharaoh Bastethotep

Quote# 141510

Today's Laugh 12-1-18



Caption 1: "The left vs. conservatives" (something is randomly labelled "Antifa" and two men with masks and turbans are labelled "Mao" and "Che". Both appear to be fighting.)

Caption 2: "The left vs. literature"
A sign in the background reads "Banned from School" and the following list appears: "RUDOLPH" - promotes bullying; "SANTA" - capitalist; "LORD OF THE RINGS" - Racist portrayal of orcs as inferior; "DANIEL BOONE" - nationalist; "LITTLE HOUSE" - sexist; "GRINCH" - belittles deformities; "LASSIE" - animal exploitation; "SCROOGE" - promotes Christianity; "FROSTY" - climate change denial.

Just Mat:
They guzzle sewage from hell while finding everything good, wholesome, beneficial to humanity, helpful and just plain enjoyable and fun as evil. Actually, they are the type who can never be "happy" until they have made everyone else (except their own filthy ilk) miserable. And they use the bludgeon of illegally passed laws supported by illegal judges to beat true people over the heads with. I say "true people" because these things have lost every shred of humanity and have become vicious rabid (but sentient and trained) animals. And that fact that they can still think on some level makes them a threat to people.

Mick Williams:
I think there are 2 main reasons why they can't debate: one is not having a leg to stand on; the other is being a product of the leftist education system. They don't know history or logic.

Mick Williams:
When you throw punches like girls, it's necessary to outnumber conservatives 20 to 1.

Lady Checkmate:
Smh. Those cry-bullies will only physically attack others when they outnumber them 20 to 1 (cowards) and those monsters would rather sexually exploit children than show them wholesome tv shows and cartoons. They support sexual deviants reading books to preschoolers at the library (priming them for child-rape), but take issue with those same children hearing the Gospel of Jesus Christ. SMH. Children need to know that God loves them and He has a plan for their lives. But, the child-rape advocates don't want children to know the Truth, so they fight anything wholesome, pure and righteous. They're disgusting filth.
Matthew 18:6 (KJV)
6 But whoso shall offend one of these little ones which believe in me, it were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and that he were drowned in the depth of the sea.

Mick Williams:
Yep, and a lot of these guys wearing millstones are going to be dressed in drag--former child cultivators.

Mick Williams, Disqus - Faith & Religion 28 Comments [12/15/2018 1:42:39 PM]
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Submitted By: Jocasta

Quote# 11838

[Referring to the prevalence of autism]

The prevalence in NH and a couple of other places is infinity. We had no autism in 1993. They must not have counted those oddball adults who diagnosed themselves when it became in vogue as an excuse for their eccentricities.

John best, Aetiology 25 Comments [5/21/2006 12:00:00 AM]
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Quote# 141527

Re: Sexual harassment and "BBC" fetish

Yea, I get this too, and it's an everyday thing. It's to the point where I have a visceral negative reaction to white women and ignore them completely. What surprises me about you is that you are still taking white people seriously and attempting to find any fairness or justice in the situation. Society is reverting back to an era of flagrant double-standards, no one even pretends to be impartial anymore.

You shouldn't even dignify these people with negotiation. You are behind enemy lines and should act accordingly.

Protect yourself. Reject them aggressively and with absolutely zero regards to their feelings. Treat them like they treat you. When they stand in from of you, turn away. When they force eye contact, make a face of disgust.

They don't treat white men like this.

What they are doing to you is pure sexual-harassment and disrespect. And in most cases, they aren't even attracted to you. They just see black men as a tool for easy validation.

Edit: What country is this BTW?

CarClassic, r/BigDickProblems 3 Comments [12/18/2018 3:28:27 PM]
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Quote# 141518

One astronomer said, “All you need to make a star is hydrogen, gravity and time.” How arrogant, lame and unscholarly!

Only God can create a star! Genesis 1:16, “And God made two great lights; the greater light to rule the day, and the lesser light to rule the night: he made the stars also.” I love that... “HE MADE THE STARS ALSO”!!! Evolutionists and secular astronomers are idiots. They sound like total ignoramuses... “Oh yeah, making a star, no problem, you just take some hydrogen, gravity and time and Walla, presto magic... A STAR IS BORN! Only an idiot believes that stars formed that way! Where did the gravity come from? I feel sick when I listen to arrogant atheistic fools make such bold claims about HOW THE UNIVERSE WORKS, as if they know exactly what happened (they don't have a clue), when their best guess is that it all came from nothing by chance!

In sharp contrast, the Bible teaches that NOTHING in creation happened by chance. Isaiah 45:18, “For thus saith the LORD that created the heavens; God himself that formed the earth and made it; he hath established it, he created it not in vain, he formed it to be inhabited: I am the LORD; and there is none else.” Isn't that beautiful? I am so thankful that God didn't leave us at the mercy of fool-headed reprobate university-trained liberals, scientists, evolutionists and astronomers who think the incredibly orderly, intelligent and brilliant universe all evolved by chance from a chaotic Big Bang.

They believe two rocks collided in space to form the earth and moon, somehow becoming rounded. So how did all the other planets in our solar system form and settle in their respective orbits? Did they all come from rocks colliding? How insane! Life, they say, started with cosmic dust striking the earth, which somehow formed water, somehow created life, somehow evolved into thousands of different species, somehow produced intelligent humans with spirits (but animals that do not), and they cannot account for the sin-nature or the desire to worship God in mankind's very being. This all happened by luck, chance and being in the right place at the right time? Seriously?

David J. Stewart, Jesus is Savior 27 Comments [12/17/2018 11:02:42 AM]
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Quote# 83119

How can you say "The Bible writers were wrong" but "the scientific writers are right?"

Were both not written by humans?

If science is just a conspiracy by the Illuminati, then science can not be relied upon.

If I told an atheist, "prove to me the sun is 93 million miles away from the Earth without consulting a scientific textbook" you wouldn't be able to do it.

I find it very unfair that atheists can cite scientific books as evidence but I can't cite the Bible as evidence.

Self-Mutation, Freethought & Rationalism Discussion Board 89 Comments [8/10/2011 10:12:47 AM]
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Submitted By: Tom S. Fox

Quote# 141512

Avengers: Infinity War Twists Biblical Truth!

As people around the world were introduced to the complex character that is Thanos in the latest 'Avengers: Infinity War,' many, especially Christians, may not have noticed the obvious anti-christ message that is throughout the film. This shouldn't come as a surprise as Marvel is not only a secular enterprise, but one of entertainment, meant not only distract, but also indoctrinate the masses into subtle ideologies that point to the earliest myths of the Sumerian pantheon. It is this play on the old Sumerian mythos that allows for the mocking of Yahweh. But moreover, an informed Christian would notice the many Bible passages that may have played a role in conceptualizing the Thanos character, or aid his actions in the film. These are just my opinions after watching the film, let me explain why I feel this way.

WARNING! SPOILER ALERT!

1. The Only Mention of Jesus Christ
The film mentions Jesus' name once. In the scene, Tony Starks (Ironman) is conversing with StarLord (Peter Quill), on how to defeat Thanos. In response to Ironman talking trash to StarLord about what "Lord" he serves, a quick witted Quill retorted to the effect of, "Who do you think I answer to, Jesus?" (Might not have been the exact quote as I am writing this from memory). This implied that Jesus Christ is a myth in the Marvel universe, worthy of mockery, while the "real" superheroes are planning to defend against the psychotic alien trying to kill off half the population of the universe by taking it over.

2. Thanos Declares "I AM"
This particular phrase is known to be one used by God in the Old and New Testaments. The phrase was also played upon a lot in a previous Avengers film, 'Age of Ultron' where both Ultron and Vision (Mind stone) quote the phrase, as if they are declaring they are God! But ironically similar to how polemic literature is found throughout the Bible, and other ANE writings, Thanos declaring himself as the "I AM" in "Infinity War" in particular, is not only a mocking of God in the Bible, but also portrays the fulfillment of the man of sin, who sits on the temple of God, declaring himself to BE GOD (2 Thess. 2:4).

Exodus 3:14 "God said to Moses, “ I AM WHO I AM.” And he said, “Say this to the people of Israel: ‘ I AM has sent me to you.’”"

John 8:58 "Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Before Abraham was, I am."

3. Those Killed by Thanos are "SAVED"?
This one in particular was quite grotesque to the discerning Christian. Thanos' logic was based around the concept of finding balance with nature at all cost. The idea is one eerily familiar to conspiracy analysts, who have pointed out the strange markings on the Georgia Guidestone's that reads, "Maintain Humanity Under 500,000,000 in Perpetual Balance with Nature." It is suspected that the Guidestone's were built by a wealthy Rosicrucian whose ideas seemed to be familiar to that of the "globalist elite." Nevertheless, this philosophy of "balance with nature," was one that Thanos defaulted on frequently.

To put this philosophy into practice, Thanos spent much of his time going around conquering worlds, killing half of their respective population, while the other half is allowed to live and "thrive." In one flashback scene to the planet Zen-Whoberi, where Thanos adopts a young girl, Gamora, it shows the Thanos army taking over the otherwise peaceful civilization, forcing people to choose between allegiance to Thanos, or death (Reflection of Mark of the Beast prophecy in Revelation 13 & foreshadowed in Daniel 2 with Nebudchanezzar and the image.) But the language used during the conquest was that of "salvation," honoring Thanos and thanking him for bringing this alleged new freedom. What is implied is that genocide at the hands of Thanos is actually a good thing for that civilization, similar to how Yahweh desired conquest of Canaan which lead Israel into salvation. This theme will reoccur as we look at other angles to why Thanos is the false depiction of Yahweh.

4. Twisting Biblical Theology
Christians might be familiar with the phrase, "God is good, all the time...and all the time, God is good!" This theology-in-a-phrase represents the concept that God is good, no matter what circumstances of the moment dictates. The analogy of the ant on a painting is often used; the ant, thinking he is walking across the most rigorous terrain of mountain's and valley's with changing colors and textures, doesn't realize that he is actually walking on the most beautiful conceivable painting, which is only possible to see if one steps far away from the painting. If we are to abuse the analogy, Thanos' painting is basically one of those really ugly nonsensical modern scribbles. That is to say, his idea of "ultimate good" is flawed, especially since it's predicated on the concept of "balance with nature."

5. The Infinity Stones Themselves
In the film, the Infinity Stones each have a particular characteristic. They are as follows, Space, Reality, Power, Soul, Mind, and Time. It has been my opinion since the first they introduced the Thanos character on screen, that the infinity stones were modeled after the Sumerian Me (meh). In Sumerian mythos like "Enki and the World Order" and "Inanna and Enki: The Transfer of the Arts of Civilization from Eridu to Uruk" the Me are mentioned as powerful objects of power. There are several more than 6 categories of power that can be obtained with each Me. Here are some example: Godship, Truth, Descent into the nether world, Ascent from the nether world, Power, Enmity, The destruction of cities, Terror, Victory, Judgment, and many more.

The idea of Thanos obtaining the 6 stones to gain power might have parallels to reality, especially concerning future events foretold in the Bible. For example, the second half of Revelation 13:2 says, "...And to it the dragon gave his power and his throne and great authority." The "it" here is the final conglomerate beast headed by the Antichrist or man of sin. Notice that he is given power, throne, and authority. Power is clearly one of the Me's on the list, as is The throne of kingship. While there is not an identical "authority" Me on the list, it could be argued that "Law," "Judgment," and "Decision" would fall under the heading. It's unclear if this connection to the Biblical antichrist was intentional, or unintentional depictions of biblically eschatological events. But, given the Sumerian cosmological framework, it would reduce Yahweh (or the Antichrist...however you interpret it) into a mere mortal, proclaiming to be a lower case g-god, seeking power in this finite world. Such an idea is diametrically opposed to the one true God, who is the Creator of all.

6. Cursed with Knowledge
In one scene, when Thanos is giving a pretty heavy beating on Ironman, Thanos stops and admires him. Something about the character of Tony Starks intrigued Thanos, as he mentioned the both of them were "cursed with knowledge." This is another line rich with biblical reference. Of course there is the tree of the knowledge of good and evil that was forbidden to be eaten in the garden of Eden. But it's not likely that his mention of being "cursed with knowledge" was an acknowledgment of being in a fallen state (especially since he's not technically human). But more likely, this is the depiction of "ye shall be as gods" as promised by the shinning one, the ancient serpent; a lie that would lead one to seek infinite power over the universe.

Genesis 4 recounts of the descendants of Cain, who built the first city named Enoch. Within the city were many developments in technology necessary for civilization. The knowledge gained happens to overlap with some of Me discussed earlier (ex. metal workings). The book of Enoch fills in the colors of this event by suggesting that this was forbidden knowledge being passed down from the Watchers to humanity. This get's into divine council theology that I don't have room for here. But rest assured, it's all over the Bible. The judgment of these Watchers is outlined in Psalm 82, which again is quoted by Jesus in John 10:34 to prove His deity (this passage does not teach that humans are gods as some suggest.)

The bottom line is that we do live in a world where forbidden knowledge was passed to humanity. But the track record for humanity isn't good, since destruction seems to follow every major technological development. But getting back to the ideals of Thanos, in this particular instance, the burden of having so much knowledge somehow gives him the right to act in a different set of morals, one that happens to be quite destructive for everyone else.

7. The Sacrifice of a Child
When half of the people of the planet Zen-Whoberi were being slaughtered by Thanos' army, the number two guy announced that all the people killed would become "children of Thanos." The irony was in the that Thanos himself actually found favor in a little girl named Gamora, who later rebelled against her adopted father (she is one of the Guardians of the Galaxy and love interest with StarLord, Peter Quill). In fact, the concept of Gamora rebelling against her father is similar to the account of the satan, the adversary, whose pride turned him away from the Father. In this context, Thanos is depicted as the unjust "Father" with the righteous rebellious Gamora as the "Lucifer" good character.

In a dramatic scene to acquire the soul stone, Thanos sacrifices his own adopted daughter Gamora. Of course, the theme of the father sacrificing the child as a ransom to acquire something is obvious. But the prize of that sacrifice is what is being used to manipulate the unwitting Christian. In the biblical account, the sacrifice of Jesus, His one and only begotten Son, was to pay for the sins of all mankind for all eternity. In the case of Thanos, the sacrifice was for the single purpose of achieving more power, in order to become more godlike in the Marvel universe. To the subconscious mind of the Christian, the message being implanted was one of equating the lack of morals in Thanos with the alleged lack of morals in Yahweh. But it's clear when spelled out in this way, that the object of that sacrifice is what differentiates between the Gospel message, and Thanos the villain.

As a side note, the sacrifice takes place between two pillars, a motief that represents Boaz-Jachin and the pillars at the entrance of Solomons temple. The idea being that it represented the gates to heaven. Perhaps in the case of Thanos, it was actually his own gate to hell.

8. The day of rest
When Thanos was asked what he would do if he accomplished his mission, he simply replied, "rest." As a spoiler, he achieves his objective and half of the population dies (more on that next). Thanos is then depicted on a peaceful mountainous garden, where he sat and looked way too content. In other words....rest. Of course, a mocking of God's 7th day of rest after creation is in reference here.

9. The Rapture Event
The film ends with half of the population of the universe fading away into dust (Gen. 3:19, Ps. 104:29). Not only is the "dust to dust" at play here, but the event is depicted similarly to how the rapture event has been interpreted. While there is an in house debate about the timing of the rapture, some have argued that a rapture doesn't exist at all in the bible. Let me refute that quickly by stating that in 1 Thessalonians 4:17, the word for "caught up" in the Greek is Harpazo, which translated into Latin, became Rapturo, which became the English, Rapture. So yes, there is a rapture in the Bible. But the harvest is one where God saves and protects. In the case of Thanos, the saving and protecting are for the ones left behind, not the ones taken. In other words, as he stated himself, an equilibrium had to be forced upon all of creation to "balance nature."

He even stated that he was the only one who had the fortitude and guts to actually pull it off. So salvation was for the ones who lived, not the ones killed. So while Christians may have been triggered with thoughts of the biblical rapture, in reality, the messaging was one that twists the reality of the Scriptures, and turns what is meant to be a glorious event that God carries out, and depict it as the most epic act of evil in comic book history.

CONCLUSION
It's clear that Thanos was inspired by Yahweh in one way or another. But the manifestation of the character seemed to have occurred through the filter of ancient Sumerian mythology, and thus, minimizing the one true God of the Bible. While most folks would argue that films like these are merely meant for entertainment, it's impossible to ignore the correlations here.

facelikethesun, steemit 18 Comments [12/15/2018 2:45:44 PM]
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Submitted By: Denizen

Quote# 141497

Ultimately, the #GiletsJaunes protests represent a revolt against slavery in reverse. France is being colonised by Africa and the French people have been reduced to the status of tax slaves to pay for the Africans. This is the underlying dynamic even if most of the Gilets Jaunes don’t grasp it yet. They are reacting to the symptoms, not the disease.

czakal, Wordpress 9 Comments [12/15/2018 1:14:37 PM]
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Submitted By: hydrolythe

Quote# 116122

No doubt VACCINES CAUSE Autism. and No way in hell will I ever willingly take that poison.

My niece was perfectly fine when she was born. Now she has some type of autism. NO ONE in my family has it. So it can't be hereditary. How come my nephew doesn't have the same thing she has? Granted, I haven't done much research on it but I've always been skeptical of the vaccines and everyone should be. Can an unhealthy pregnancy give off autism?

TND, Stormfront.com 38 Comments [1/18/2016 3:39:24 AM]
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Submitted By: HEIL SATAN

Quote# 141519

When the MPs and MLAs of various political parties such as Congress, Communist party, Trinamool Congress committed serious crimes such as murders, assistance to Naxals and jihadi terrorists, etc., is the demand to impose a ban on these parties ever made ? However, when there is not a shred of evidence about involvement of Sanatan Sanstha in any case, why is Sanatan Sanstha defamed so much ? The injustice is being done to us with revengeful attitude because we have no support from any political party. As per the dictum ‘Call the dog mad and shoot it’, a conspiracy is hatched to impose a ban on Sanatan Sanstha and stop its mission of Hindutva.

hinduexistence, Hindu Existence 6 Comments [12/17/2018 11:03:43 AM]
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Submitted By: hydrolythe

Quote# 139551

Sermon 3: Food Stamps and Lotto Tickets
By Bro. Steven R.
2 Thessalonians 3:10 "For even when we were with you, this we commanded you, that if any would not work, neither should he eat."
1 Timothy 6:10 "For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows."
When I was younger, it was a shame to be on food stamps. Remember when they had those actual paper stamps you had to trade in to get your food? It was meant to shame people into getting off the government dole and into gainful employment!!!!!
Nowadays, they have these slick little EBT cards that look like regular debit cards, and people can pretend to be just like productive taxpayers using their hard earned cash to buy groceries! NOT ONLY THAT, THEY SUBSIDIZE YOU USING FOOD STAMPS TO BUY RED BULL AND LITTLE DEBBIE SNACK CAKES INSTEAD OF BEANS AND RICE LIKE YOU SHOULD BE EATING!!!
In the inner cities, gas stations proudly announce that they take EBT. So people use their food stamps to get Slim Jims and Pepsi Cola and use cash to buy lotto tickets and a pack of Marlboro Menthols! It's wicked! This is probably most people who live in these low income trashy neighborhoods! Lots of single moms whose baby daddy can't pay up for child support or he's incarcerated or something but he doesn't care about his kids! This is what happens when you throw biblical marriage out the window in favor of fornication and sexual excess! Illiterate trashy folks on food stamps popping out babies! It's just shameful and sinful! Say AMEN in the house of the living God!
Not to mention those who sell their food stamps in order to buy crack! Fraud and drug abuse! Federal crimes! Then they have the nerve to ask churches for food and cash! I bet some liberal churches even give it to them! Poor single moms, man-children who play Halo on their Xbox, homosexuals, transsexuals, and other such reprobate are the ones who are taking these taxpayer dollars to subsidize wickedness!
I We especially shouldn't be giving them to women, because women were designed by God to be less intelligent than men and thus shouldn't be handling any finances! It's just how it is, sorry to disappoint any feminists!
We need to get these able bodied and able minded losers off the government cheese and into factories and warehouses to contribute to society! Don't let them use fake disabilities like "restless leg syndrome" or "depression" or "PTSD" or "autism" to try to stay on the government dole and defraud the government with fake disability claims either!!! Say NO to laziness and say AMEN to godliness!

Steven R., SimplyChristian 17 Comments [8/6/2018 6:07:11 AM]
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Quote# 128374

Sermon 4: Working Hard
By Rev. William H. Grimes
I have a short sermon on 2 Thessalonians 3:10 today. It reads "For even when we were with you, this we commanded you, that if any would not work, neither should he eat." What does this mean? You MUST WORK! God condemeth the lazy!
The US government has rewarded laziness and called it welfare. Food stamps are of the devil! What's the largest purchase made with food stamps? SODA!!!!! SODA HAS ZERO NUTRITIONAL VALUE BUT THESE LAZY WELFARE QUEENS BUY SODA WITH FOOD STAMPS AND PAY FOR CIGARETTES AND LOTTERY TICKETS WITH CASH! WOE IS TO THE LAZY! Go to any gas station and you WILL see this abomination unto the Lord!
Medicaid, food stamps, Social Security, and all these other programs are for the sick and the elderly! They aren't for lazy able bodied and able minded people, including those with FAKE DISABILITIES SUCH AS AUTISM! GOD IS TELLING YOU TO WORK! GET YOUR LAZY AND NASTY REAR OFF THE SOFA, AND GO GET A JOB! HARD WORKING EVERYDAY AMERICANS AREN'T GONNA SUPPORT YOUR SODA AND JUNK FOOD ADDICTION! STOP BUYING STEAK WITH YOUR FOOD STAMPS AND BUY BEANS WITH YOUR HARD EARNED CASH! BREAK A SWEAT! WORK! STOP BEING A WELFARE QUEEN LIVING BETTER THAN THE LABORERS IN THIS COUNTRY! God's people said

William Grimes, New Testament Baptist Church 16 Comments [6/21/2017 10:51:03 AM]
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Quote# 54828

Just because I voted to ban your marriage, why do you take it so personal?

Mikey, Y! Answers 48 Comments [12/26/2008 5:00:21 PM]
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Submitted By: atrasicarius

Quote# 141515

Note: The title of the video is: Throwback Friday: 15th of December 1990 DFF1 Final closedown and Startup of ARD

This is one of the worst disasters in human history, the collapse of Socialism.
What is German and Russia today? Nothing but Capitalist bootlickers who adhere to consumer life style with no goal in their life but to work to their death.?

SMGJohn, Youtube 8 Comments [12/17/2018 10:59:39 AM]
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Submitted By: hydrolythe

Quote# 67487

When should a parent start using the rod of correction on a child that the Lord has brought into the family? There is no clear and specific answer to this very good question. However, it is my opinion that the correction of children should start as soon as the need for that correction is made manifest. Every discerning parent who has been blessed with a little child in his home realizes that his initial impression of the sweetness and the innocence of the child is in reality an illusion. A child very quickly demonstrates his fallen, depraved nature and reveals himself to be a selfish little beast in manifold ways. As soon as the child begins to express his own self-will (and this occurs early in life) that child needs to receive correction. My wife and I have a general goal of making sure that each of our children has his will broken by the time he reaches the age of one year. To do this, a child must receive correction when he is a small infant. Every parent recognizes that this self-will begins early as he has witnessed his child stiffen his back and boldly demonstrate his rebellion and self-will even though he has been fed, diapered, and cared for in every other physical way.

Ronald E. Williams, isaccorp 372 Comments [11/12/2009 12:44:48 PM]
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Submitted By: ixolite

Quote# 141503

Family Friendly Gaming, the industry leader in covering the family friendly video games is bringing back a popular series on the dark side of gaming. Will there be more issues in this series in the future? That is up to you. If there is a massive support for this series and we can come up with new ideas to write about then the answer is yes. If there is not much support, and we can come up with no new ideas then the answer is no. It is a scary time in our world and in our country. There are those that have embraced the redefinitionist movement and embraced redefined words, morals, ethics, deeds, institutions, roles, and more. In almost every case those that have embraced these redefinitions are actually openly rebelling against God. They try to terrorize anyone who stands up for God. They attempt to silence anyone who embraces traditional definitions of words, morals, ethics, deeds, institutions, roles, and more. We are seeing this in the video game industry as well. In some ways it has gotten even more scary as there are people actually embracing darkness in the video game industry.

Look at how many of the “popular” games on the worldly gaming websites and magazines have you play the bad guy. Look at how many of the new “AAA” titles have morally ambiguous choices the player is expected to enact. It used to be a few evil, vile and wicked games here and there. It has become a trend where evil is being celebrated, and good is being shunned. What does that do to the brain of the players that immerse themselves in this radicalized belief set? What kind of punishment will God doll out to our nation for this open disobedience and rebellion? What punishments did God give out to past civilizations for this kind of dark behaviour? Why would anyone want to bring that down on our heads? What can be done to correct the course? How do we get the entire industry to move away from celebrating darkness? Family Friendly Gaming constantly tries to educate everyone to join us into the light. We won’t force you. We won’t coerce you. We won’t brow beat you. If you choose that path that leads to destruction we will pray you turn from those wicked ways.

I talk to a variety of different kinds of gamers to understand where they are coming from. I talk to a variety of people in video game companies at different levels. I talk to a variety of PR and Marketing people to see what trends they are seeing. The troubling trend of embracing darkness over light is strong in the video game industry. I openly admit this trend is scary on multiple different fronts. I have sounded the alarm. You choose how to react to it.

I hope you have a wonderful rest of your day.

Paul Bury, Family Friendly Gaming 12 Comments [12/15/2018 1:35:37 PM]
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Submitted By: Sammettik

Quote# 141507

Hawaii uses sex appeal to lure tourists and make money. Christianity is all but banned in Hawaii. At a minimum, Christianity is hated and despised in the Hawaiian islands. When I visited Oahu in 2011, I listened to a local guide speaking to a group of about 100 tourists at the big tree at Waikiki Beach. He demonized Christianity, blaming the missionaries for prohibiting ancestral Hawaiians from doing the sexy hula dance, and from speaking the native Hawaiian language. The truth is that perverted Mormons persecuted the ancestral Hawaiians, and not Christians of any sort. Mormons are sex perverts, not true Christians.

Certainly, the hula dance is filthy, lustful and provocative and should be discouraged by anyone who loves God and values the Lord's righteous opinion. The Lord commands Christian women in 1st Timothy 2:9 to cloth themselves in modest apparel. Of course, the world is dead and has always been dead in trespasses and sins as Ephesians 2:1-2 teaches. Unsaved Hawaiians who worship the earth will never honor nor obey the God of Christianity and the holy Bible. Choose ye this day whom ye will serve? As for me and my house, we WILL serve the Lord! (Joshua 24:15). We are living in an evil generation that does not consider itself wicked. Proverbs 30:12, “There is a generation that are pure in their own eyes, and yet is not washed from their filthiness.”

Don't you dare! Don't you dare profess to love the Lord as a Christian man if you sit and behold young sexy women in mini-skirts and skimpy underwear, sensually gyrating their hips from side-to-side, shaking their butts erotically and seducing the crowd by their hellish behavior!!! Don't you dare! PUT SOME CLOTHES ON YOU WHORES!!! Oh how America needs preaching and praying preachers! This weak-kneed wicked generation of fornicating, baby-murdering, sodomizing, lying, blasphemers is on a fast-track to Hell.

By the way, who do you think God is more pleased with: a Christian like me who makes some noise and preaches against lewdness, immodesty and the lack of morality these days, or the world dead in trespasses and sins that disregard morality and use sexual appeal to boost ratings to increase profits? You know the answer! Without faith it is IMPOSSIBLE to please God (Hebrews 11:6). Faith is doing things God's way. Men walk by sight instead of by faith (2nd Corinthians 5:8), because they do not fear God (Romans 3:18). I fear God, and you should too if you're smart.

David J. Stewart, God Loves People 21 Comments [12/15/2018 1:41:16 PM]
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Quote# 140376

"The Failed Legacy Speaks"




Transcript:
Barack Obama (presumably)
All this talk about the economy. Let's not forget...uhh...when this recovery began - back in...uhh...2015! We didn't have all this strife and division. This persecution of FBI and DOJ...the racism.

Cable Guy:
Cable Guy here. Gotta admire your style, Barack! All those pauses to admire your profound pontificatin'...the way you look down your nose at the useful idiots...classic! None of 'em wanna hear how you were too much of a boob to destroy American in eight whole years. Then along comes this Trump feller getting it turned around in one year--in spite of looney tune dimocrats and their pet media!

But ain't that the point of Marxism? All nations must be the same, which means the West has to take a dive. You tried to do that with your job-killin' regs; your race baitin'; crooked FBI, DOJ, IRS, EPA and all that alphabet soup! Your hold-over stooges are still throwin' wrenches in the works, and we gotta admire that kinda loyalty!

But you're takin' too much credit, Mr. O. Could it be you're a useful idiot yourself? It ain't just Trump that has an IQ way higher than yours--there's also that infernal dude that pulls a lot of puppet strings, a dude you don't even believe in!

Hold still while I find me a fly swat--there's somethin' on your shoulder. And keep showin' the voters who and what dimocrats really are!



Mick Williams, Disqus - Faith & Religion 21 Comments [9/12/2018 1:43:07 AM]
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Submitted By: Jocasta

Quote# 141118

In this fictional account,a skeptic watches a show theorizing about the origin of life on Earth.

Theorist The moon's craters are a uniform depth, like the soil is layered over a metal shell. Impact studies record a bell-like resonance. Could the moon be a hollow sphere serving as a UFO base?

Skeptic Oh, brother.

Theorist Air shafts in the Great Pyramid align with three stars in the Orion system. Perhaps the pharaohs used them as astral portals for their souls to return home.

Skeptic And if they pointed at Planet Ultron, then that would be our origin point.

Theorist Throughout history, legends speak of someone who placed us here, is watching us, and will someday return.

Skeptic That sounds kind of familiar. . . .

Theorist Seven nations have a treaty concerning the south pole, where planes are not permitted to fly over. Could it be a stopover for our alien overseers in the moon?

Skeptic This guy has nothing but questions. How about some answers?

Theorist Legends abound about the Council of Nine. There were nine major gods on Olympus. Could these have been psychic counselors from beyond the stars?

Skeptic They can believe this nonsense, but not the Bible?

Theorist The moon is the perfect size and distance to make life possible on Earth. It may have been brought here by our extraterrestrial forefathers.

Skeptic Okay, that's enough of that. [Turns off TV, gets car keys.] I need to see a church pastor.

Mick Williams, Disqus - Faith & Religion 13 Comments [10/30/2018 9:02:32 PM]
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Submitted By: Jocasta

Quote# 51826

It would seem that Muslim leaning, anti-American, socialist Barack Hussein Obama (thanks to Anonymous for the spell check!) has been elected to be the next President of the United States.

May God have mercy on the United States.

Good Old Brother Randy, Teens4Christ 35 Comments [11/7/2008 3:09:08 PM]
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Submitted By: Daniel

Quote# 141502

I think it is important to consider that Obamacare has raised health insurance premiums tremendously, and in doing so has forced more Americans than ever in the Medicaid program, which is objectively the worst health care program in the developed world. The fact that they will pay for enabling a lifestyle of sinful delusions regardless of whatever you want to call it, but will not treat legitimate medical conditions shows how liberal Obamacare has its priorities way out of whack. It is also true that pumping men with estrogen tremendously increases the chance for heart disease, diabetes, obesity, and other conditions, and proves how inefficient government and the liberal agenda is. --William Grimes (talk) 16:00, 1 December 2017 (UTC)

The Rev. William H. Grimes, RationalWiki 6 Comments [12/15/2018 1:34:25 PM]
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