This over a ceremony for Kindergarteners? These kids are five years old!
Addendum: the principal is female at this school.
At a kindergarten graduation ceremony.
Jesus Fucking Christ.
This is an enormous chain and I’m sorry, but I need to say this:
The laws in the Old Testament were set forth by god as the rules the Hebrews needed to follow in order to be righteous, to atone for the sin of Adam and Eve and to be able to get into Heaven. That is also why they were required to make sacrifices, because it was part of the appeasement for Original Sin.
According to Christian theology, when Jesus came from Heaven, it was for the express purpose of sacrificing himself on the cross so that our sins may be forgiven. His sacrifice was supposed to be the ultimate act that would free us from the former laws and regulations and allow us to enter Heaven by acting in his image. That is why he said “it is finished” when he died on the cross. That is why Christians don’t have to circumcise their sons (god’s covenant with Jacob), that is why they don’t have to perform animal sacrifice, or grow out their forelocks, or follow any of the other laws of Leviticus.
When you quote Leviticus as god’s law and say they are rules we must follow because they are what god or Jesus wants us to do, what you are really saying, as a Christian, is that Christ’s sacrifice on the cross was invalid. He died in vain because you believe we are still beholden to the old laws. That is what you, a self-professed good Christian, are saying to your god and his son, that their plan for your salvation wasn’t good enough for you.
So maybe actually read the thing before you start quoting it, because the implications of your actions go a lot deeper than you think.
/An atheist who understands Christian theology better than Bible-thumpers do.
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Matthew 5:39-41: “But I tell you, do not resist an evil person. If anyone slaps you on the right cheek, turn to them the other cheek also. And if anyone wants to sue you and take your shirt, hand over your coat as well. If anyone forces you to go one mile, go with them two miles.”
If you were hit on the right cheek, that means you were backhanded, which culturally meant that the person who hit you considered you lesser than himself. To turn your other cheek wasn’t a sign of weakness, but a sign that he should hit you again with the palm of his hand, showing that you were equals.
In Jesus’ time, if you were nude, it was not considered shameful to you, but to the people who saw your nakedness. So by giving the person who sued you both your shirt and your coat, therefore becoming nude, you were bringing shame upon them.
Roman soldiers were legally allowed to go into villages and force the people of the villages to carry their belongings for up to one mile. If a villager carried the belongings any further than a mile, the Roman soldier would be punished by his commanders.
Jesus didn’t teach people to be weak or lesser than anyone else, but instead to be smart, sassy, and witty.