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The First: They need to have an elders only service for the first week back because whew
The First: They need to have an elders only service for the first week back because whew

They need to have an elders only service for the first week back because whew

The First: Phone clearing with NIИ tax. This dump is varied and mostly stolen, except the NIИ tax, which I made myself (one of the first memes I ever made).
The First: Phone clearing with NIИ tax. This dump is varied and mostly stolen, except the NIИ tax, which I made myself (one of the first memes I ever made).

Phone clearing with NIИ tax. This dump is varied and mostly stolen, except the NIИ tax, which I made myself (one of the first memes I eve...

The First: They had us in the first half
The First: They had us in the first half

They had us in the first half

The First: walk into my buddy’s house and this is the first thing I see
The First: walk into my buddy’s house and this is the first thing I see

walk into my buddy’s house and this is the first thing I see

The First: They had us in the first half
The First: They had us in the first half

They had us in the first half

The First: This is the first meme I’ve ever made
The First: This is the first meme I’ve ever made

This is the first meme I’ve ever made

The First: topolk: 30+ years of adventures, mishaps, and shenanigans and I’m pretty sure this is the first time I’ve seen Mario and Luigi do anything plumbing related.
The First: topolk:

30+ years of adventures, mishaps, and shenanigans and I’m pretty sure this is the first time I’ve seen Mario and Luigi do anything plumbing related.

topolk: 30+ years of adventures, mishaps, and shenanigans and I’m pretty sure this is the first time I’ve seen Mario and Luigi do anythi...

The First: Acceptance is the first step in seeing a positive change
The First: Acceptance is the first step in seeing a positive change

Acceptance is the first step in seeing a positive change

The First: chrispalmermusic: Not gonna lie they had me in the first half
The First: chrispalmermusic:

Not gonna lie they had me in the first half

chrispalmermusic: Not gonna lie they had me in the first half

The First: prismatic-bell: the-invisible-self: pulmonary-poultry: the-spoopy-ghost-of-raejin99: mandalorianreynolds: kuriquinn: prismatic-bell: the-spoopy-ghost-of-raejin99: prismatic-bell: broken-bits-of-dreams: prismatic-bell: aiko-mori-hates-pedos: artbymoga: Throwback to all these Jesus comics I drew in 2012… Good post OP Good post, OP, and if you ever decide to do another may I please suggest “NOT IN HEBREW IT DOESN’T” as a punchline? So much of the Old Testament is HORRIFICALLY translated from the Tanakh, it drives me batty. WAIT WAIT WHAT DOES IT SAY?????? I NEED TO LIKE,, DESTROY MI MUM FOR BEING REALLY HOMOPHOBIC Okay, so, strictly speaking, the infamous Leviticus 18:22 does say “forbidden.” Here’s the thing: 1) The word translated as “forbidden” is “toevah.” While that translation isn’t … wrong, it’s sort of like saying “McMansion” means “really big house.” There are a lot of connotations in that word. The specific issue with toevah is that we … sort of … don’t know anymore exactly what it meant. Based on context, it seems likely that the word referred to something ritually forbidden. This part of Torah was written not only as a guide for future generations, but also to say “so, look around, see your neighbors? DON’T DO THAT.“ Thus, if we interpret “toevah” to mean something that’s forbidden to do as a ritual before G-d, then the verse says nothing whatsoever about Adam and Steve and their two kids and their dog–it’s saying you shouldn’t have sex with another man in the Temple as a sacrifice. 2) Following the same “this is ritually forbidden” logic of toevah, this verse may also be interpreted as “don’t do sex magic,” which was a thing in. Like. A lot of fucking cultures at the time. 3) Hebrew is a highly gendered language, and the grammatical gender in this verse is really really weird. One of the “men” in this verse is given female grammar. Why? Who fucking knows, man, this isn’t the only grammatical oddity in Torah. (There are also places where G-d is referred to as plural, and also as female.) One suggestion is that this is a way of creating a diminutive–that is, that the verse should be read as “a man should not lie with a boy.” Now, it’s worth noting that modern secular scholarship has concluded the written Torah was written down around the 6th century BCE, and most non-Orthodox Jewish scholars are like “yeah, all things considered, that sounds pretty legit.” Do you know what else was happening around the 6th century BCE? What laypeople tend to mean when they say “ancient Greece” was happening. Do you know what happened a lot in that time period in Greece? Dudes forming relationships with younger boys, like ages 10-15, and using them for sex in exchange for financial gifts, mentorship, etc. While we don’t know just how young some of these younger boys may have been, we do know some were prepubescent. In light of this, and also something I mentioned under the first point–”see your neighbors? DON’T DO THAT,” if this verse is interpreted to say “a man should not lie with a boy,” then it’s pretty clearly “my dudes, my fellows, my lads, don’t be fucking pedophiles.” 4) Because of the grammar I mentioned in #3, it’s also possible that “should not lie with a man as with a woman” is actually referring to a place, not an abstract personhood: a man shouldn’t have sex with another man in a woman’s bed. In the time period, a woman’s bed was sort of like–that was her place, her safe sanctuary. It was also a ritually holy place where babies were made. By having sex in her bed, you’re violating her safe space (and also introducing a man who may not be a male relative, thus forcing her into breaking the laws of modesty). If this verse is read this way, then it should be taken to mean “don’t sexually violate a woman’s safety and modesty.”5) And as an offshoot of #4, this may be a second verse relating to infidelity. Which woman’s bed is any random dude in 600 BCE most likely to have access to? His wife’s. But laws were administered differently based on whether the person they pertained to was slave or free, male or female, and so on–thus, a man committing adultery with a woman would be treated differently than man committing adultery with a man (especially because the latter would carry no chance of an illegitimate pregnancy). So you’ll note, there are a lot of ways to read this verse, and only a one-to-one translation with no cultural awareness produces “being gay is wrong, all of the time”.(You’ll also notice the word “abomination” is nowhere to be found. That’s like … a straight-up fiction created for who only knows what reason.) Apparently tumblr mobile doesn’t want to show @prismatic-bell ’s long and in-depth essay, so here’s the screenshots, because it still shows up on mobile browsers: Much appreciated. I love when scholarship and history debunks bullshit …I sadly have more bullshit to report. “removed for violating guidelines”, EVERY screenshot. …goddamnit Let’s try this again I am horrified that @prismatic-bell keeps getting censored + this info is gold. Many thanks, @pulmonary-poultry. This isn’t the only Jewish post of mine that’s mysteriously stopped showing up in searches and/or vanished from my blog entirely, but it is the one I get the most requests to repost, so this saves me from having to rewrite the whole damned essay. @the-invisible-self, thanks for bringing it to my attention that someone was able to preserve the post!
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artbymoga:
Throwback to all these Jesus comics I drew in 2012…

Good post OP


Good post, OP, and if you ever decide to do another may I please suggest “NOT IN HEBREW IT DOESN’T” as a punchline? So much of the Old Testament is HORRIFICALLY translated from the Tanakh, it drives me batty.


WAIT WAIT WHAT DOES IT SAY?????? I NEED TO LIKE,, DESTROY MI MUM FOR BEING REALLY HOMOPHOBIC

Okay, so, strictly speaking, the infamous Leviticus 18:22 does say “forbidden.” Here’s the thing: 

1) The word translated as “forbidden” is “toevah.” While that translation isn’t … wrong, it’s sort of like saying “McMansion” means “really big house.” There are a lot of connotations in that word. The specific issue with toevah is that we … sort of … don’t know anymore exactly what it meant. Based on context, it seems likely that the word referred to something ritually forbidden. This part of Torah was written not only as a guide for future generations, but also to say “so, look around, see your neighbors? DON’T DO THAT.“ Thus, if we interpret “toevah” to mean something that’s forbidden to do as a ritual before G-d, then the verse says nothing whatsoever about Adam and Steve and their two kids and their dog–it’s saying you shouldn’t have sex with another man in the Temple as a sacrifice.

2) Following the same “this is ritually forbidden” logic of toevah, this verse may also be interpreted as “don’t do sex magic,” which was a thing in. Like. A lot of fucking cultures at the time.

3) Hebrew is a highly gendered language, and the grammatical gender in this verse is really really weird. One of the “men” in this verse is given female grammar. Why? Who fucking knows, man, this isn’t the only grammatical oddity in Torah. (There are also places where G-d is referred to as plural, and also as female.) One suggestion is that this is a way of creating a diminutive–that is, that the verse should be read as “a man should not lie with a boy.” Now, it’s worth noting that modern secular scholarship has concluded the written Torah was written down around the 6th century BCE, and most non-Orthodox Jewish scholars are like “yeah, all things considered, that sounds pretty legit.” 

Do you know what else was happening around the 6th century BCE? What laypeople tend to mean when they say “ancient Greece” was happening. 

Do you know what happened a lot in that time period in Greece? Dudes forming relationships with younger boys, like ages 10-15, and using them for sex in exchange for financial gifts, mentorship, etc. While we don’t know just how young some of these younger boys may have been, we do know some were prepubescent. In light of this, and also something I mentioned under the first point–”see your neighbors? DON’T DO THAT,” if this verse is interpreted to say “a man should not lie with a boy,” then it’s pretty clearly “my dudes, my fellows, my lads, don’t be fucking pedophiles.” 

4) Because of the grammar I mentioned in #3, it’s also possible that “should not lie with a man as with a woman” is actually referring to a place, not an abstract personhood: a man shouldn’t have sex with another man in a woman’s bed. In the time period, a woman’s bed was sort of like–that was her place, her safe sanctuary. It was also a ritually holy place where babies were made. By having sex in her bed, you’re violating her safe space (and also introducing a man who may not be a male relative, thus forcing her into breaking the laws of modesty). If this verse is read this way, then it should be taken to mean “don’t sexually violate a woman’s safety and modesty.”5) And as an offshoot of #4, this may be a second verse relating to infidelity. Which woman’s bed is any random dude in 600 BCE most likely to have access to? His wife’s. But laws were administered differently based on whether the person they pertained to was slave or free, male or female, and so on–thus, a man committing adultery with a woman would be treated differently than man committing adultery with a man (especially because the latter would carry no chance of an illegitimate pregnancy).


So you’ll note, there are a lot of ways to read this verse, and only a one-to-one translation with no cultural awareness produces “being gay is wrong, all of the time”.(You’ll also notice the word “abomination” is nowhere to be found. That’s like … a straight-up fiction created for who only knows what reason.)


Apparently tumblr mobile doesn’t want to show @prismatic-bell ’s long and in-depth essay, so here’s the screenshots, because it still shows up on mobile browsers:








Much appreciated.


I love when scholarship and history debunks bullshit



…I sadly have more bullshit to report.

“removed for violating guidelines”, EVERY screenshot.



…goddamnit







Let’s try this again



I am horrified that @prismatic-bell keeps getting censored + this info is gold. 

Many thanks, @pulmonary-poultry. This isn’t the only Jewish post of mine that’s mysteriously stopped showing up in searches and/or vanished from my blog entirely, but it is the one I get the most requests to repost, so this saves me from having to rewrite the whole damned essay. @the-invisible-self, thanks for bringing it to my attention that someone was able to preserve the post!

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crimsonrose21:

mewwitch:


jenny-penny-art:

arealtrashact:
The first Lost Boy
oh shiiiiit you right




OOOOOOHHHHHHH I LOVE THIS

huh I wonder what this art is for oH FUCK

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The First: I hope i am the first doing this
The First: I hope i am the first doing this

I hope i am the first doing this

The First: I hope i am the first doing this by LuiGian4 MORE MEMES
The First: I hope i am the first doing this by LuiGian4
MORE MEMES

I hope i am the first doing this by LuiGian4 MORE MEMES

The First: Had me in the first half
The First: Had me in the first half

Had me in the first half

The First: Especially if I didn’t even wanna go out in the first place
The First: Especially if I didn’t even wanna go out in the first place

Especially if I didn’t even wanna go out in the first place

The First: They has us in the first half, not gonna lie
The First: They has us in the first half, not gonna lie

They has us in the first half, not gonna lie

The First: sushinfood: justamerplwithabox: vivelafat: prokopetz: officialdeadparrot: grellholmes: elsajeni: gunslingerannie: justtkeepcalmm: dean-and-his-pie: fororchestra: musicalmelody: Fun Story: My director kept telling me and my tenor sax buddy to play softer. No matter what we did, it wasn’t soft enough for him. So getting frustrated, I told my buddy “Dont play this time. Just fake it”  Our Band Director then informed us we sounded perfect.  To my readers: “p” means quiet, “pp” means really quiet. I’ve never seen “pppp” before haha. On the contrast, “f” means loud, and “ffff” probably means so loud you go unconscious. I had ffff in a piece once and my conductor told me to play as loudly as physically possible without falling off my chair… Me and my trombone buddies had “ffff” and he sat next to me and played so hard that he fell out of his chair. The lengths we go for music. Okay yeah so I play the bass clarinet and the amount of air you have to move and the stiffness of the reed means it only has two settings and that is loud and louder, with an optional LOUDEST that includes a 50% probability of HORRIBLE CROAKING NOISE which is the bass equivalent of the ubiquitous clarinet shriek. One day, when I was in concert band in high school, we got a new piece handed out for the first time, and there was a strange little commotion back in the tuba section — whispering, and pointing at something in the music, and swatting at each other’s hands all shhh don’t call attention to it. And although they did attract the attention of basically everyone else in the band, they managed to avoid being noticed by the band director, who gave us a few minutes to look over our parts and then said, “All right, let’s run through it up to section A.” And here we are, cheerfully playing along, sounding reasonably competent — but everyone, when they have the attention to spare, is keeping an eye on the tuba players. They don’t come in for the first eight measures or so, and then when they do come in, what we see is: [stifled giggling] [reeeeeeally deep breath] [COLOSSAL FOGHORN NOISE] The entire band stops dead, in the cacophonous kind of way that a band stops when it hasn’t actually been cued to stop. The band director doesn’t even say anything, just looks straight back at the tubas and makes a helpless sort of why gesture. In unison, the tuba players defend themselves: “THERE WERE FOUR F’S.” FFFF is not really a rational dynamic marking for any instrument, but for the love of all that is holy why would you put it in a tuba part. This is the best band post  Everyone else go home Oh man, so I play trombone, and we got this piece called Florentiner Marsch by Julius Fucik, and we saw this which is 8 fortes. We were shocked until, that is 24 fortes who the fuck does that Who does that? This guy. Take a good look - that is the moustache of a man with nothing to lose. Julius IdontgivaFucik More like Julius Fuckit Pyrozod’s tags for this were too hilarious not to share
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Fun Story: My director kept telling me and my tenor sax buddy to play softer. No matter what we did, it wasn’t soft enough for him. So getting frustrated, I told my buddy “Dont play this time. Just fake it” 
Our Band Director then informed us we sounded perfect. 

To my readers: “p” means quiet, “pp” means really quiet. I’ve never seen “pppp” before haha.
On the contrast, “f” means loud, and “ffff” probably means so loud you go unconscious.

I had ffff in a piece once and my conductor told me to play as loudly as physically possible without falling off my chair…

Me and my trombone buddies had “ffff” and he sat next to me and played so hard that he fell out of his chair.
The lengths we go for music.

Okay yeah so I play the bass clarinet and the amount of air you have to move and the stiffness of the reed means it only has two settings and that is loud and louder, with an optional LOUDEST that includes a 50% probability of HORRIBLE CROAKING NOISE which is the bass equivalent of the ubiquitous clarinet shriek.

One day, when I was in concert band in high school, we got a new piece handed out for the first time, and there was a strange little commotion back in the tuba section — whispering, and pointing at something in the music, and swatting at each other’s hands all shhh don’t call attention to it. And although they did attract the attention of basically everyone else in the band, they managed to avoid being noticed by the band director, who gave us a few minutes to look over our parts and then said, “All right, let’s run through it up to section A.”
And here we are, cheerfully playing along, sounding reasonably competent — but everyone, when they have the attention to spare, is keeping an eye on the tuba players. They don’t come in for the first eight measures or so, and then when they do come in, what we see is:
[stifled giggling]
[reeeeeeally deep breath]
[COLOSSAL FOGHORN NOISE]
The entire band stops dead, in the cacophonous kind of way that a band stops when it hasn’t actually been cued to stop. The band director doesn’t even say anything, just looks straight back at the tubas and makes a helpless sort of why gesture.
In unison, the tuba players defend themselves: “THERE WERE FOUR F’S.”
FFFF is not really a rational dynamic marking for any instrument, but for the love of all that is holy why would you put it in a tuba part.

This is the best band post 
Everyone else go home

Oh man, so I play trombone, and we got this piece called Florentiner Marsch by Julius Fucik, and we saw this

which is 8 fortes. We were shocked until,

that is 24 fortes who the fuck does that

Who does that?

This guy. Take a good look - that is the moustache of a man with nothing to lose.

Julius IdontgivaFucik

More like Julius Fuckit


Pyrozod’s tags for this were too hilarious not to share

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The First: srsfunny: I wish I was the first picture
The First: srsfunny:

I wish I was the first picture

srsfunny: I wish I was the first picture

The First: The first snow of the year is coming to Raleigh today. We usually handle it pretty well.
The First: The first snow of the year is coming to Raleigh today. We usually handle it pretty well.

The first snow of the year is coming to Raleigh today. We usually handle it pretty well.

The First: Never got around to replying the first time so I answered when we matched again on tinder
The First: Never got around to replying the first time so I answered when we matched again on tinder

Never got around to replying the first time so I answered when we matched again on tinder

The First: awesomacious: Guys I’m 26 and this is the first time a girl has said yes for a date, like just right now! So I made this.
The First: awesomacious:

Guys I’m 26 and this is the first time a girl has said yes for a date, like just right now! So I made this.

awesomacious: Guys I’m 26 and this is the first time a girl has said yes for a date, like just right now! So I made this.

The First: Not gonna lie, they had us in the first half
The First: Not gonna lie, they had us in the first half

Not gonna lie, they had us in the first half

The First: They had us in the first half, not gonna lie
The First: They had us in the first half, not gonna lie

They had us in the first half, not gonna lie

The First: aix-x: Ranma’s one of the first series I watched as a child.If you’re interesting in commisioning me, send me a message!
The First: aix-x:

Ranma’s one of the first series I watched as a child.If you’re interesting in commisioning me, send me a message!

aix-x: Ranma’s one of the first series I watched as a child.If you’re interesting in commisioning me, send me a message!

The First: Had us in the first half, not gonna lie by RyujinKaizoku MORE MEMES
The First: Had us in the first half, not gonna lie by RyujinKaizoku
MORE MEMES

Had us in the first half, not gonna lie by RyujinKaizoku MORE MEMES

The First: Ngl they had me in the first half by sanincorp123 MORE MEMES
The First: Ngl they had me in the first half by sanincorp123
MORE MEMES

Ngl they had me in the first half by sanincorp123 MORE MEMES

The First: Had us in the first half ngl
The First: Had us in the first half ngl

Had us in the first half ngl

The First: Deafness can be cured and a black surgeon performed the first surgery
The First: Deafness can be cured and a black surgeon performed the first surgery

Deafness can be cured and a black surgeon performed the first surgery

The First: Manuscripts from the first civilizations gone in moments by PurestHavoc1 MORE MEMES
The First: Manuscripts from the first civilizations gone in moments by PurestHavoc1
MORE MEMES

Manuscripts from the first civilizations gone in moments by PurestHavoc1 MORE MEMES

The First: epicjohndoe: Trying To Cook For The First Time
The First: epicjohndoe:

Trying To Cook For The First Time

epicjohndoe: Trying To Cook For The First Time

The First: They had us in the first half
The First: They had us in the first half

They had us in the first half

The First: epicjohndoe: Trying To Cook For The First Time
The First: epicjohndoe:

Trying To Cook For The First Time

epicjohndoe: Trying To Cook For The First Time

The First: “1890, a western tourist pays to wear a samurais armor”. Behold the first weeb!
The First: “1890, a western tourist pays to wear a samurais armor”. Behold the first weeb!

“1890, a western tourist pays to wear a samurais armor”. Behold the first weeb!

The First: “1890, a western tourist pays to wear a samurais armor”. Behold the first weeb!
The First: “1890, a western tourist pays to wear a samurais armor”. Behold the first weeb!

“1890, a western tourist pays to wear a samurais armor”. Behold the first weeb!

The First: They had us in the first half by DaRealBinLaden MORE MEMES
The First: They had us in the first half by DaRealBinLaden
MORE MEMES

They had us in the first half by DaRealBinLaden MORE MEMES

The First: space-pics: Tonight’s Wolf Moon. The first of 13 full moons in 2020 [OC]
The First: space-pics:

Tonight’s Wolf Moon. The first of 13 full moons in 2020 [OC]

space-pics: Tonight’s Wolf Moon. The first of 13 full moons in 2020 [OC]