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My atheist sister has gone too far
I really think she's damned to hell. My mother is heartbroken about it. Right now I'm discusted, all though I know I'll become sad.

My sister, although she professes to be an atheist, has been interested in eastern religious things for a long time. Not actually following the "religion" or anything but like she has a lot of buddhist decorations in her house.

But then last night we all met at golden corral for dinner and...she has a new tattoo. She has several and everyone in the family hates them but this is too much. On her forearm she has a buddhist "god"!!! It's an elephant with a bunch of arms. Right there where anyone can see it.

Jesus Christ, my Lord and Savior, died for her sins and mine and she just SPIT in His Face! I'm so discusted I want to vomit! I'm really feeling led to cut off all ties with her. She may be my sister and we are all sinners but she's happily breaking Commandments right and left. now she has put a graven image, an idol, on her arm.

Please help me decide what to do. I'm beside myself.

nursingmom, RR 172 Comments [3/17/2011 4:47:01 AM]
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PWEOTWEB

I dare you to go to an eastern country and say that to anyone living there. Do it, you pathetic cunt.

3/17/2011 4:49:50 AM

LAchlan

Is Ganesh not a Hindu deity?

3/17/2011 4:55:33 AM



Here's what you do: Mind your own business and let her do what she wants

3/17/2011 4:57:01 AM

karen

And learn how to spell

3/17/2011 5:00:14 AM

Bobby

You could....Get the f*ck over it.

3/17/2011 5:00:18 AM



Buddhism, Hinduism, its all ebil Pagan stuff, therefore identical, amirite?

3/17/2011 5:07:23 AM

dionysus

I really think she's damned to hell.

Don't you ALREADY think she's going to hell for being an atheist? Hell, you probably think that anyone who's not part of your specific sect is going to hell.

Jesus Christ, my Lord and Savior, died for her sins and mine and she just SPIT in His Face!

Ummm, she doesn't BELIEVE in Jesus so why would she spit in his face? That would just be insanity. I think she merely liked the tattoo. I know, I know, fundies absolutely HATE parsimony and love wacky conspiracies so you won't believe that simple explanation.

I'm really feeling led to cut off all ties with her.

And thus the true face of fundamentalist Christianity reveals itself; as the divisive crap that it is. I'm conflicted though. On the one hand I don't think family members should abandon each other as family is very important, but on the other hand it might be good for her to get away from you psychos for good.

now she has put a graven image, an idol, on her arm

Right, like ANY Christian actually follows the graven image rule. I'm willing to bet that there's a crucifix with Jesus on it at your church or around your neck. Also, something can't be an idol if it's not being worshiped. As you said that your sister doesn't actually follow any religion her tattoo can't be considered idolatry.

Please help me decide what to do

You could just piss off and stop trying to live your sister's life for her. I know that not being a nosy, overbearing freak is a mortal sin in Fundieland but it's really the only decent thing to do.

@LAchlan-

I had to check this myself but according to Wikipedia Ganesha can be worshiped by Hindus, Jains, Shinto followers, and yes, even Buddhists. So oddly enough the fundie is actually right about something. But to preserve status quo the fundie then goes on to be wrong about everything else.

3/17/2011 5:20:07 AM

Sup

You should throw yourself in a pit and die in a fire. I got the gasoline and the matches. You sick son of a BITCH.

3/17/2011 5:21:05 AM

Dharmabum

nursingmom: I suggest you fuck yourself up the ass with a heavily splintered broomstick.

3/17/2011 5:21:49 AM

Mister Spak

You should stone her to death. That's what Jesus would do.

3/17/2011 5:27:53 AM

arctic knight

I Thessalonians 4:11 "And that ye study to be quiet and do your own business...."

In other words, shut up and mind your own business.

3/17/2011 5:29:21 AM

NoriMori

Wtf??? Did you just call a Hindu deity Buddhist??? Are you aware of just how extremely different those religions are? I mean, I know dionysus said about that Wikipedia entry that shows that some forms of Buddhism acknowledge Ganesh, but she's still a HINDU deity. Buddhism on its own doesn't actually require any deities, so you really can't call any deity "Buddhist".

At least your sister is religiously literate, I consider that commendable.

What exactly is she doing wrong? "OH NOEZ! SHE HAS A TATTOO DEPICTING A DEITY FROM A RELIGION I DON'T FOLLOW! AND HOLY CRAP IT'S RIGHT THERE WHERE ANYONE CAN SEE IT!!! HOW DARE SHE HAVE A HARMLESS TATTOO!! PERSECUTION WHAHHHHHH!!!"

"she's happily breaking Commandments right and left. now she has put a graven image, an idol, on her arm."

1) The Commandments are bullshit
2) Making a "graven image" harms no one
3) A graven image only refers to a *carved* idol *used as an object of worship*. Since her tattoo is not "carved", and if she is atheist as you say then she is not worshipping it, then her tattoo doesn't qualify as a "graven image" in any way

And, I'm sorry, but the ad hominem here is just too tempting: Seriously? You can't spell "disgusted"? I know the pronunciation has been corrupted so that the hard "g" sounds like a hard "c", but you should still know how to spell it.

I sincerely hope you aren't actually a "nursingmom", if this is how you react to free thought.

3/17/2011 5:38:21 AM

Mintywolf

Ganesha is a Hindu god, you moron.
Edit: I shoulda read the comments before I called the fundie out for stupidity...on that anyway. ^.^;;

3/17/2011 5:39:39 AM

Pule Thamex

What a wussy namby-pamby sister you have, "she just SPIT in His Face!" indeed. Cor! Big deal! Not! I know a guy whose sister regularly SHITS in His Face and PISSES up His Nose.

3/17/2011 5:50:50 AM

freako104

POE. Or very stupid and ignorant.

3/17/2011 5:54:21 AM

breakerslion

You should put on a hair shirt and learn to flagellate yourself. This is obviously YOUR FAULT for being an evangelistic FAILURE!

You should probably throw rocks at your mother too for bearing and raising such an abomination. Your father, being a man, is exempt (see the story of Lot).

Is that enough narcissistic/misogynistic Christian guilt for you?

3/17/2011 6:02:01 AM

Darkevilme.

Do it. You're probably far too brain damaged to provide her with a meaningful conversation anyway so she wont miss out on anything, raptard.

3/17/2011 6:02:44 AM

Swede

Either you or your sister, or both is/are stupid. Ganesh is a Hindu god, Buddhists don't have any gods.

If Jesus died for her sins, then she can sin as much as she wants, he's already taken care of it.

Which commandment says Thou shalt not paint your body"?
You said it yourself; these are not idols, just fun symbols to her.

I know what to do: "Love thy neighbor as yourself" and "That which you do to the least of my peope, you do unto me".
Sound familiar? They should!

3/17/2011 6:03:54 AM

jsonitsac

Wait doesn't Ganesh have an elephant head but the regular number of arms?

3/17/2011 6:05:12 AM

Robert

Since turning the other cheek is clearly not an option for you, perhaps you could do what your forebears did and burn her at the stake?

3/17/2011 6:07:58 AM

Katherine Lorraine

This is just more stupid than sad. It's clear that some Christians think the world revolves around their religion. They don't even care to understand the others. If it ain't Christianity, it's one religion.

3/17/2011 6:16:30 AM



Please help me decide what to do.

Is it any wonder that the weak and feeble minded are drawn to religion like flies to a bug zapper?

3/17/2011 6:18:40 AM

Jezebel's Evil Sister

You're discusted? Well, I'm disgusted ... not least of which by the fact that your username suggests that you have leaky boobs.

As for what you should do, leave your sister alone. She'd be better off without a stupid bigot like you in her life.

3/17/2011 6:19:22 AM

Brendan Rizzo

Heh. You don't even know what that tattoo is of, I see. Ganesh (the elephant god) is not a Buddhist deity, but a Hindu one. I don't know if actual Hindus are okay with people getting tattoos of their deities, but if they are, then well, that's her choice and you should stop nagging her about it. I myself have an opinion of tattoos, but it is not relevant to this. Since nothing we can tell you will get you to calm down, all I can say is settle down and relax. I am willing to bet that you have broken many more commandments than she, ya filthy lying hypocrite.

3/17/2011 6:22:20 AM

Anon2

"nursingmom" is a fine example why Pascal's Wager is a huge BS.

"Belief in God" doesn't come 100% free. It comes with a price. A huge price. A price much bigger than most pious people admit.

The price of religion is: Guilt, shame, emotional distress, unhappiness, intolerance, bigotry, stupidity, immaturity.

In a nutshell: As a religious fundie, you are wasting your life in THIS world.

3/17/2011 6:23:42 AM

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