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Friday, February 18, 2011

The saddest tattoo

Oh, I know there are sadder ones-- Ugliest Tattoos is on my blogroll.  But this one must be way up there:


I have a recommendation for his left arm, though—something from Leviticus 19.  
Lev 19:26 Eat not on the mountains, nor shall ye employ auguries, nor divine by inspection of birds. Lev 19:27 Ye shall not make a round cutting of the hair of your head, nor disfigure your beard. Lev 19:28 And ye shall not make cuttings in your body for a dead body, and ye shall not inscribe on yourselves any marks. I am the Lord your God. Lev 19:29 Thou shalt not profane thy daughter to prostitute her; so the land shall not go a whoring, and the land be filled with iniquity.  
Uh-oh. So even if this wrestler avoids the temptation to lie with a man, he's damned by Leviticus 19:28. Heck, at this point he might as well go get funky and wild with a quadruped.

What gets me, though, is just the idea that someone would be so committed to disapproving of homosexuality that they'd see fit to indelibly mark that disapproval on their body.  Normally when people get Bible versus tattooed on them (and plenty do, regardless of what Leviticus may say), it's something inspiring.  Something from Psalms, or perhaps John 3:16.  Not this guy-- he wants to be sure the world knows that he thinks an Old Testament verse condemning homosexuality from a chapter immediately preceding one that condemns bad haircuts is right on the money.  Well okay, thanks for sharing.  Maybe if he turns out to be gay himself, or just realizes that there is in fact nothing wrong with being gay, he can use this tattoo as an object lesson on how minds change.  I'll be optimistic and hope that he already does.

4 comments:

  1. I really am not one for the whole "anti-gay = closet queer" meme, but I would have to say that someone who actually has that tattoo has it for a reason. I have more than my fair share of gay friends and far too many of them (one = too many and it is more like five or six - though some have gotten better) are filled with self-loathing because they are gay + religious.

    I can totally see a couple of them getting that tattoo.

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  2. As I need this thing to remove the tattoos from my skin. I also have same question for removing the tattoos from my sin. And now I have got enough of information.

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  3. god created every 1 soo who are you to judge? that whas sooo point less messn up your skin n still didnt prove anything but how stupid people r.... u sined inking yourself so i gues your going to hell to.. im tired of every 1, judgeing live your on life long as god is 1st den u r okay.. the bible says take jesus as your savior n u r for biden everlasting life.. it didnt say if your gay or any thing else no sin is diff from any other god is the judge soo if u r human your not perfect know matter who u r... so find sum better n use ful for your life..love who you wont n who your heart wants to be with god understands n he wil lead u n2 rightous....

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