I am aware of reasons why people choose not to use them. Most people do use them. After doing my research and seeing that literally every Bible translation has someone saying “OMG do not read that!!!! its bad!!!!! look they changed the letter F to a letter Z!!!!!!” I have come to the conclusion that these translations are the most beneficial and accurate out there. The ESV and NKJV are a different format than the NIV, and I prefer the NIV for every day use. I also have researched the history of the translations, what should/shouldn’t be in there, and compare different translations often. There is no one perfect translation. They are all to be referenced and used to comparing and instruction. If the “Bible” you are reading is contradicting foundational Christian theology then you are reading something you should not be reading.
If anyone is new to Christianity I would recommend the NIV. It is free online here: http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?version=niv&search=all
The New Testament starts with Matthew. I say start with Romans, then go to the four Gospels (Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John), and continue in order from that. Of course, you do not have to go in order. Google is a great tool. Just google “what is Matthew about” or “What is Acts about” and you will be given more information. Or you can google “Bible verses about _____” and will be given a helpful list from biblegateway.com.
- Him: Enjoy your ignorance, watching people debate religion is watching two geeks argue over Star Wars, the outcome of the argument is irrelevant since the subject is fictitious.
- Me: If the outcome of the argument of "religion" is irrelevant then you arguing with me about arguing about religion is what...double irrelevant? Infinity irrelevant? Laughably irrelevant? Depressingly irrelevant? Just like life is without a Creator. All kinds of irrelevant.
I saw the new Superman movie today and it is 2 and a half hours of Mormon theology. I was very surprised. I expected the typical stealing of things in the Bible, but as Joseph Smith did, the movie makers took biblical things and perverted them to make life selfish and about all human power. They strayed from a typical retelling of the Christian ideas and literally went straight to Mormonism. It was so close to Mormon theology that I think the writers or a writer must have had knowledge of it to draw from. It was just identical.
So, yeah. If you were ever curious about what Mormons really believe or what makes them different types of Christians (spoiler alert-they’re not Christian), go see the new Superman movie.
But if you don’t have that curiosity I say skip it because it sucked.
sometimes people who are sad dont always need the “it gets better talk”
sometimes people just want to hear “you are sad, you are trying your best, and it’s okay. you’re okay and you’re alive and that’s a big accomplishment”
because i know for myself unconditional optimism gets really fucking annoying. sometimes i just want to be sad and have it be okay that im sad.
don’t make me feel weirder than i already do in my own skin.
preach yall. i was never a fan of the “it gets better” nonsense and this is pretty much why. well, in addition to the fact that the “it gets better” was dumb.
[Insert venting and ranting here].
Thanks! I bring the world together.
I accidentally deleted a document I’ve been working on for several weeks. I was almost really upset, then I realized “Oh, yeah, Obama probably has a backup.” Sent myself an email asking Obama to send me the file. Now, we wait…
- us government: *accidentally likes your pic from 2009*