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JiveYoungKing October 15th, 2013 12:24am

Jesustattoo.org put out a video where people come into this room with outcast/fear/abandoned/addicted tattooed onto them and "Jesus" takes on their sins and replaces those tattoos with love/acceptance/faith etc. Is this message appropriate? (Picture)

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Goldiemol dry side of WA
10/14/13 6:22 pm

One of my favorite Lutheran pastors is Nadia Bolz Weber. She is the author of pastrix (a new book). I'd post a link but I'm having issues right now...if you get a chance look her up.

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Goldiemol dry side of WA
10/14/13 6:57 pm

Her personal journey from fundamental Christian upbringing, to drug abuser, to female Lutheran pastor. Pastrix is a put down of a female pastor.

JiveYoungKing The Banter Boy
10/14/13 6:59 pm

Wow, that does sound very interesting. I got a little list of books I need to read, I'll add that! Thanks for sharing :)

Zod Above Pugetropolis
10/14/13 6:02 pm

Their message doesn't work on me, and that would be a whole lot of laser work or coverups to replace those tattoos with "better" ones, but I don't see anything inappropriate. Everybody knows that's not *really* a picture of Jesus, right?

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JiveYoungKing The Banter Boy
10/14/13 6:06 pm

Wouldn't be able to tell because some people are so butt hurt about it. That's easy for me to say because I'm not religious in the slightest, but I can't imagine it being offensive. It's in a pro-Christianity video targeting the youth...

fredd TrumpLand
10/14/13 5:57 pm

Meh. Don't care.

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Liberty 4,032,064
10/14/13 5:45 pm

They seem to have the right message. The tattoos are symbolic.

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JiveYoungKing The Banter Boy
10/14/13 5:48 pm

Exactly. That's why I really went for it. I'm agnostic, but I think it's a pretty deep, effective message for Christianity. Especially towards younger people.

violence Pretty hate machine
10/14/13 5:31 pm

Of course Jesus is still a white dude.

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violence Pretty hate machine
10/14/13 5:37 pm

That was literally my first thought when I saw the picture.

JiveYoungKing The Banter Boy
10/14/13 5:39 pm

I'm assuming you're agnostic/atheist?

JiveYoungKing The Banter Boy
10/14/13 5:40 pm

I'm going somewhere with this, not trying to call you biased xD

violence Pretty hate machine
10/14/13 5:41 pm

Atheist. Often anti-theist.

astroguy6000
10/14/13 5:42 pm

He's Hebrew

JiveYoungKing The Banter Boy
10/14/13 5:46 pm

The source I got this from does news commentary. And they're all (as far as I know) agnostic and one of them made the argument that those Christians who are offended don't really believe citing that Jesus was a man who changed society and went

JiveYoungKing The Banter Boy
10/14/13 5:47 pm

against norms. And this video does that as well. What do you think about that argument? I would take it a step further and say that they are social conservatives who claim to be Christian. Thoughts on that?

astroguy6000
10/14/13 5:49 pm

They think tattoos on Jesus are appropriate I don't , end of story.

violence Pretty hate machine
10/14/13 5:51 pm

I think it's a fair argument, though maybe not entirely accurate insofar as the fact that conservatives and Christians are so tied up in this country it's impossible to separate them.

violence Pretty hate machine
10/14/13 5:53 pm

There are certainly liberal and conservative Christians, but to say that one group is Christian while the other is not is just a nice bit of sophistry.

violence Pretty hate machine
10/14/13 5:54 pm

I will say that the conservative group is wholly wrapped up in this idea of Jesus being just like them: white, straight, unblemished, pure, etc.

violence Pretty hate machine
10/14/13 5:55 pm

They are extremely bigoted and close-minded, but I don't think that makes them conservatives as opposed to Christian conservatives.

Even liberal Christians don't like consecutive Christians.

JiveYoungKing The Banter Boy
10/14/13 5:56 pm

Yeah, I'm not broadening it to label all Christians of course. Solely talking about those who most who are offended by this particular story. I definitely agree.

violence Pretty hate machine
10/14/13 5:58 pm

Good question though. I enjoyed pondering it.

JiveYoungKing The Banter Boy
10/14/13 6:02 pm

I'm glad haha. I'm reading that transcript now, I'll get back to you about it in your poll when I'm finished. Oh, and a friend of mine might hook me up with one of those Scott Lynch books from that series you told me about.

astroguy6000
10/14/13 6:04 pm

Jesus is perfect. Not gay or human

violence Pretty hate machine
10/14/13 6:06 pm

How many apostles were there? And how many were men? If there was a Jesus, dude was totally putting from the rough.

SugarShaq
10/14/13 6:32 pm

Violence, you sound too bigoted and intolerant to be talking about bigotry. And one can easily make the argument that liberals and atheists are so tied up in this country it's impossible to separate them.

violence Pretty hate machine
10/14/13 6:35 pm

That's lovely. Thanks so much for your opinion. Moving on.

astroguy6000
10/14/13 6:37 pm

Yes violence you should move on.

SugarShaq
10/14/13 6:37 pm

You are quite welcome. And try not to be so hypocritical. ;)

violence Pretty hate machine
10/14/13 6:41 pm

I was actually being sarcastic, but alas.

SugarShaq
10/14/13 6:47 pm

Change every reference to Christian in this thread to black and then tell me the statements are not religious bigotry.

violence Pretty hate machine
10/14/13 6:50 pm

They're not. If you don't like it, I don't really care. Your opinion is certainly not one I value. Why do you insist upon trying to somehow make yourself relevant to me?

Moving. On.

SugarShaq
10/14/13 6:54 pm

Violence, you can't offend me. Just pointing out if one said, "those blacks, those Jews" etc. when the left are the ones constantly screaming intolerance.

FyndFyre Moon Base Alpha
10/14/13 5:30 pm

I think it's appropriate . . . but very, very strange . . . uhhhhhh . . .

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Jack14 Massachusetts
10/14/13 5:28 pm

Christians are stupid.

*takes cover*

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JiveYoungKing The Banter Boy
10/14/13 5:29 pm

Quickly! To the underground bunker in case the world ends!

violence Pretty hate machine
10/14/13 5:29 pm

Couldn't agree more.

astroguy6000
10/14/13 5:41 pm

Jerk what if I called you stupid?

violence Pretty hate machine
10/14/13 5:43 pm

I wouldn't care. I don't know you. I can hardly value your opinion, and without that why would it matter?

astroguy6000
10/14/13 5:44 pm

Violence I wasn't talking to you! I was talking to libertarian!

violence Pretty hate machine
10/14/13 5:46 pm

And I was answering.

Jack14 Massachusetts
10/14/13 5:46 pm

Depends. Call me stupid for what?

astroguy6000
10/14/13 5:48 pm

Calling Christians stupid... And violence I guess I knew where you got your name.

Jack14 Massachusetts
10/14/13 5:53 pm

Go for it. Do you want me to act offended?

astroguy6000
10/14/13 6:02 pm

No although violence has a somewhat different response

Liberty 4,032,064
10/14/13 6:06 pm

I'd have a hard time guessing who's the Christian on this thread...

You don't win anything by fighting bigotry with bigotry.

astroguy6000
10/14/13 9:58 pm

Part of of libertarians family?

Skarface Banned
10/14/13 5:27 pm

How would it be considered inappropriate?

JiveYoungKing The Banter Boy
10/14/13 5:28 pm

Some people expressed outrage that they depicted Jesus with tattoos and they found it inappropriate. Further than that, I can't explain their position.

JiveYoungKing The Banter Boy
10/14/13 5:27 pm

Yep. This happened.

JiveYoungKing The Banter Boy
10/14/13 5:26 pm

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Yeah, I'm not making this up. Personally, I like the video. I'm agnostic, but I think this is an interesting way to promote Christianity in a different way to younger people. A higher

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JiveYoungKing The Banter Boy
10/14/13 5:26 pm

percentage of young people have tattoos as opposed to other age demographics and apparently this group is serious... Should be an interesting discussion.

SugarShaq
10/14/13 5:48 pm

I'm a Christian and ok with it. The message is truth and they accurately depict the nail holes. Although I think in reality it was His wrists.