God keeps challenging me to be more pure in my thought life, viewing life, time spent with him and how much of the world I let creep into my faith. Not long ago, we were having a discussion in our church group about the message some "Christian" music groups were sending with tattoos and body piercing. I felt that the representation was disrespectful of the temple that was our body and that it was too close to many pagan and occult rituals for me to be comfortable with it.
What a man in our group said really surprised me. It wasn't the words themselves but hearing them from a respected church member. He said "So if their tattoos were crosses or of Christ would you still feel it was wrong? I was not able to answer to my personal satisfaction, but was always troubled by his comment.
After reading some of the things that are on your website, I now see all the destination and influence the world and TV has had on this "Christian" family. They are both still heavy in the opinions and approvals of the secular community in which they both work. It struck me as so "New Age" that it was scary. Thank you for helping me to remember my responsibility to my family, peers and most of all my God and Savior Jesus Christ. 1 Timothy 4:15&16
CS, Kjos Ministries 15 Comments
[8/16/2008 7:39:49 PM]
Fundie Index: 2
Submitted By: The Lazy One
8/16/2008 7:48:20 PM
You are so doubleplusthinkgoodfull, CS>.
8/16/2008 7:52:39 PM
Mt body is a temple? And all these years I've been using it as an amusement park.
8/16/2008 7:58:38 PM
Is there some sort of Olympic games in stupidity going on between the Rapturds, WBC and Kjos with Comfort on the sideline?
It seems like these people are getting worse and worse as the days go by.
8/16/2008 8:05:08 PM
They are really attacking everything.
8/16/2008 8:25:14 PM
for the record...i really don't like tattoos (despite my screen name which is a hardcore heavy metal band. i like them lot.) but people can do what they want- it's not my body. not my decision. sometimes people have to accept that instead of worrying themselves sick about how to fix it.
8/16/2008 9:19:02 PM
Allegory for Jesus
...and the fortress mentality continues...
8/16/2008 10:01:04 PM
Kjos Ministries is quickly catching up on RR as the most insane board on the internet.
8/16/2008 10:53:49 PM
ImroyHe said "So if their tattoos were crosses or of Christ would you still feel it was wrong?" I was not able to answer to my personal satisfaction, but was always troubled by his comment.
So I assume your answer wasn't a simple "yes"? That troubling feeling is called Cognitive dissonance
. It's very common in fundies.
8/17/2008 11:00:05 AM
I believe this condition is called "Ferrous Cranus", CS.
8/17/2008 12:31:33 PM
If your body is a temple, don't be afraid to paint the walls or hang some art. I'm not into major architectural restructuring myself, but as long as it's safe and sanitary, people can knock down whatever walls they want in their own body.
8/18/2008 4:29:15 PM
"respected church member"
There's your second mistake
8/23/2008 12:04:46 AM
"If your body is a temple, don't be afraid to paint the walls or hang some art. I'm not into major architectural restructuring myself, but as long as it's safe and sanitary, people can knock down whatever walls they want in their own body."
Couldn't of said it better myself.
5/22/2009 6:20:20 PM
God doesn't exist, looney tunes.
9/26/2012 6:15:59 AM
Nobody this stupid could find food.
5/1/2013 4:49:50 AM