22 October 2008 @ 11:07 am
Current Music: UB40 - I Can't Help Falling In Love With You
Alessaralessar on October 22nd, 2008 06:13 pm (UTC)
Someday some fundie is going to tell me I'm living the wrong lifestyle and I should give it up. You know what I'm going to say?

"Renounce celibacy? OK! Get me a date!"
Steve Hutchison: KENYA!foomf on October 22nd, 2008 08:19 pm (UTC)
Especially effective if he's cute.
Alessaralessar on October 22nd, 2008 08:24 pm (UTC)
"Are ... are you hitting on me? YAY!"
Bobbadgerpdx on October 23rd, 2008 05:41 am (UTC)
I was one called a faggot by some guy quite a bit smaller than myself. I got right in his face, leaned over him and said.

"And you have just the greenest eyes!"
Bellybellybalt on October 22nd, 2008 06:19 pm (UTC)
Haha, religious ppl r dum!
KidMissilekidmissile on October 22nd, 2008 06:24 pm (UTC)
Natural Lefty here :)
Hehe. I vaguely remember at one point early in elementary school some teacher suggesting that I switch to writing with my right hand. Thank goodness that idea was dismissed rather quickly. Had a hell of a time finding lefty safety scissors though.
Exhalations into the Etherdragon_smoke on October 22nd, 2008 08:34 pm (UTC)
Re: Natural Lefty here :)
Funny you should mention left-handed scissors.

I did get switched to being a right-handed cutter by the public school system, because somehow I ended up in a 1st grade class with six lefties and only 3 pairs of left-handed scissors. So instead of letting us take turns or fight about it, the teacher took them all away and made us learn to cut right-handed.
Lenyakin_thalas on October 22nd, 2008 08:54 pm (UTC)
Re: Natural Lefty here :)
Icon love!
Morinon: SCIENCE MOTHERFUCKERmorinon on October 22nd, 2008 07:43 pm (UTC)
Difference? No support for left-handed being evil in scripture. An entire tribe of Israel was renowned for it.

Of course, actual LITERACY in the middle ages was also rare.
Steve Hutchisonfoomf on October 22nd, 2008 08:20 pm (UTC)
And after a while it was illegal for laypeople to read the bible.

Because it was causing heresies, like the rejection of indulgences and paid masses to keep their ancestors out of Limbo. And oh yes, rejection of the concept of Limbo.
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Morinon: disregard that I suck cocksmorinon on October 23rd, 2008 07:20 pm (UTC)
The rules for homosexuality are 'no'.
The rules for heterosexuality are 'dear me, why would you have sex with your sister/aunt/niece? Don't do that'.
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Lishalishablog on October 24th, 2008 11:56 am (UTC)
Just for the record, Rabbis, even in the Talmud, sometimes argue that Leviticus wasn't intended to be a book about laws for EVERYBODY. It's called "Leviticus" for a reason. Cuz it's about the laws of priesthood. The Hebrew name "Vayikra" means and he called, and although it refers to God calling Moses so he could have a lil chat, it's also taken to represent the whole concept of "being called" as it were. And I could just go on like this, because the subject of religious books, folklore and shifting practice is one of my insane fascinations, but I should really shut up.

The other night I was called a religious fanatic for having a passionate stance on the history of a certain piece of religious law (not the practice of the law itself, just the history of it), which was ironic since we were sitting eating ice cream right after we'd all just had a very un-kosher meat and shellfish fueled dinner at the tapas bar next door. Israel is just special that way.
act3scene1: Rogers & Astaireact3scene1 on October 22nd, 2008 08:42 pm (UTC)
I love it! I may have to borrow that.
.....: LOLbalanceinchaos on October 22nd, 2008 08:49 pm (UTC)

That's perfect!
Lenya: Haha!kin_thalas on October 22nd, 2008 08:55 pm (UTC)
OMG!!! Yep, the left hand was the "evil" one in the dark age... I just wonder if they said the heart would be eveil as well cos it´s located more to the left side of the chest?
clarsa: sweetypussclarsa on October 23rd, 2008 05:57 am (UTC)
Not "evil" so much as "sinister". Don'cha love language?
Lenyakin_thalas on October 23rd, 2008 10:10 am (UTC)
Evil is exactly what I wanted to say and its translation is exactly the right term in my native language.
My apologies I didn´t use your language correctly.
clarsaclarsa on October 24th, 2008 03:05 am (UTC)
Maybe I should have explained better. "Sinister" is a synonym for "evil", but it also means "on the left" or "left-handed".
Lenyakin_thalas on October 24th, 2008 08:19 am (UTC)
Ah, that´s interesting. Thanks for the explanation, I´ll post it in our community :)
bodandrabodandra on October 22nd, 2008 09:45 pm (UTC)
I am a lefty mostly. When the doctors were considering cutting off my brother's right hand because of a tumor he had on his right hand ring finger, he and I both tried to use our off hands. I learned how, and so did he, but the docs instead settled on removing his finger.
So, Brian became a nine-fingered boy at 15 years.
spyderqueenspyderqueen on October 22nd, 2008 09:54 pm (UTC)
My grandmother (paternal) was naturally left handed but was forced to write with her off hand when she was in school (in the '30s of course) - it was always weird to watch her write as an adult because she had such adapted a contorted grip to make her right hand behave.
blackwingbear on October 22nd, 2008 11:22 pm (UTC)
I LOVE that comic! KUDOS!