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#1902127 When Adding Black Actually Works

Posted by the admiral on October 29, 2012 - 00:23

'47 Dodgers


#2257595 An Open Letter to the Community

Posted by Atomic on June 19, 2014 - 12:42

About two years ago, quite a few members of this forum began to complain about the actions of certain members, quality of postings/concepts being made and the relentless influx of spam posts. The call to action for the spammers was finally answered, as were numerous bannings/suspensions. To us, it showed promise and hope of a much needed change.

Flash forward to the beginning of the month of this year and the hope is all but gone. Users deemed as disruptive/disrespectful run rampant for months on end until a moderator arrives and performs “swift” justice. Certain sections of the forum are overflowing with nothing more than juvenile, undeveloped concepts and childish replies to actual, legitimate conversations.

It’s been said many times and different ways to “contact a moderator” to aid with the issues. It’s a great concept in theory; however a good majority of Moderators are either lurkers or non-existent. Their absenteeism (which includes being a lurker in my opinion) allows the issues to mount up until we get these bolded forum announcements requesting decorum well after the issue has gotten out of hand. As a long time member in good standing with this community, I find these “requests” to be insulting.

In my opinion, the Administration should take some accountability here and can solve a good portion of the issues by having dedicated, engaged, involved community moderators who have the ability to delete comments and ban users (in the worst case) but also to answer questions and provide guidance for members who are unsure of forum-appropriate behavior (in the best cases). I honestly have a hard time taking seriously people in power positions make blanket statements about banning/suspensions for not following decorum when the simple solution would be to become more active in the on goings of the community.

Don’t get me wrong, I fully understand having a life outside the boards. However, a hectic outside life isn’t an excuse for “those entrusted with the protection of Sportslogos.net's brand and reputation” to be unable to “take any and all actions necessary to uphold their responsibilities”. Lack of available and active leaders will only allow the issues to continue to accumulate and potentially drive away quality members (established or non-established).

With that said, it’s not just the Moderators’ issue. We as members need to take some personal responsibility. To me, these requests coming from the administrate should be nothing more than common sense: treat people fairly and allow an open mind to other points of view. A conversation doesn’t have to be polite, or neat and tidy, or full of everyone agreeing with each other. It just has to not be hateful and destructive and more often than not, a good majority of threads here devolve to those levels.

tl:dr - Stop allowing and excusing destructive and pointless conversations while members need to take responsibility for what they say and show common sense.
 




#2188858 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Getting New Logo, Helmet & Uniforms

Posted by CS85 on March 3, 2014 - 10:34

A very short while ago

I can still remember when the Buccaneers would make me smile

And I knew if I had my chance that I could redesign their pants 

And maybe fans would be happy for awhile

 

But February made me shiver

With every rumor they'd deliver

Strange helmet on the door step...I couldn't shake it's bad rep

 

I can't remember if I cried when I saw their unis got Nike-fied

Something broke me deep inside the day...Bucs unis...died

 

So bye, bye Quality Design

Took the bevel to new levels and many souls cried

And the good old red and pewter look that they denied

For numbers that are chrome-ified

For numbers that are chrome-ified

 

Did you make a logo site and do you have faith in Philip Knight?

If Nike tells us so

Now do you believe in cut-and-paste with the XFL and toxic waste?

And can you teach me how to meet deadlines real slow?

 

Well I know that you're in love with matte

I saw the Vikings helmet not quite fall flat

You both made the purple look less blue

And I dug those purply hues

 

I was a lonely liker of the Bucs

With their colors rad and their old coach Chuck

But "God :censored: ing damn," I shouted, "these :censored: ing suck" 

The day Bucs Unis Died

 

*chorus*

 

Now for 17 years this look had been real swell
Saving the franchise from creamsicle hell 

But that's now how it used to be

When Dungy was praising Shaun E. King before Chucky hijacked his winning team

And they both now haunt my TV

 

And while our heads were looking down, the Glazers shopped their look around

Big investment with no return

All these jerseys should be burned

And while Goodell re-wrote a book of rules, Nike went to work with Satan's tools and the NFL played us all for fools

The day the Bucs Unis Died.

 

*chorus*

 

Hocus Pocus and a plague of locusts please descend upon the look that broke us

After the Jags we're falling fast

We landed hard upon the painted grass

Mike Glennon fumbled a forward pass, Darrelle Revis on the sidelines counting cash

 

The halftime air had scents of doom as their new jerseys entered the locker room

Random swatches on their pants, clock numbers counted their last chance

As Nike tried to rape the field

The Bucs fans refused to yield

Piss on the rotten NFL shield today Bucs Unis Died

 

*chorus*

 

And there we all were in the CCSLC

Generations of aesthetics geeks

With no patience left to start again

So Licht Be Nimble, Licht Be Quick

Fighting staph infections and Lovie Smith

Firing everyone is just a means to an end

 

As I watched the unveil take center stage

My hands were clenched in fists of rage

No designer ever lured to hell could design such a turd

As the uniforms freshly ate the flames

A fireball rose over Raymond James

Here we are left to take the blame the day the Bucs Unis Died

 

*chorus
 

I met a fan who had season tix and I asked what he thought of this

He simply frowned and turned away

I went down to the sacred store where once hung the jerseys I did adore

But the man there said the jerseys went away

 

And in the streets the children screamed

It's the XFL look of their dreams

Not a word was spoken

Adults hearts all were broken

 

Red and pewter I admired most

Now are ketchup mustard and burnt toast

I'm glad as hell I don't live on the coast today, the Bucs Unis Died.

 

So bye, bye Quality Design

Took the bevel to new levels and many souls cried

And the good old red and pewter look that they denied

For numbers that are chrome-ified

For numbers that are chrome-ified




#1946251 Logos associated with failure.

Posted by CRichardson on January 26, 2013 - 15:56

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#2415337 Welcome to Florida

Posted by JQK on April 7, 2015 - 18:11

 

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That pic sums up Florida pretty well. A bobcat hunting a shark. I love this state.


Serious question: What's the difference between that animal and a Florida panther?

 

Someone was there to watch it...




#2025573 Hidden Jersey Elements

Posted by Cujo on June 8, 2013 - 02:38

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Each pinstripe represents a decade since their last world championship.


#2138781 A&E is not "Happy Happy Happy" with Phil Robertson

Posted by GFB on December 19, 2013 - 19:19

Let me start off by saying I've never watched Duck Dynasty. Watching a wealthy family that made its fortune inventing whistles to hunt animals roam around the backwoods of Louisiana while doing random activities doesn't appeal to my personality... It's the same reason I won't watch The Bachelor or Jersey Shore. It's nothing personal, it's just not how I choose to entertain myself.

Yet, today has been a tough day for me as a self-identified "Christian;" and it's not because of any sort of attack on my First Amendment rights or the loss of a great pillar of Christianity from my TV schedule. No, I'm disappointed in the response I see from mass majority of Christians out there, mostly because much of it stems directly from what I believe is a foremost problem with the church today.

God doesnt need Christians to defend Him, he needs us to love people. I think too many Christians see themselves as bouncers or goalies: they're the last line of defense to preserve God's truths and "the way things should be." That view of life automatically puts these Christians on the permanent defensive; everything suddenly becomes an affront on their ideals from all directions. Instead, I like what Bob Goff says, that if you boil everything Jesus said and did into one message it states: "God loves you and there's more room." If you embrace that point of view, Christians should aim to be ushers, moving people as close as possible into that love, and not bouncers who draw lines in the sand to separate the holy from the sinners. Jesus didn't make people change before he moved to meet them in their needs.

That's why I can't support Phil Robertson. Sure, he has the freedom of speech and the right to believe whatever he wants and, yes, the right to share that belief. But that doesn't mean he shouldn't face the consequences of what he says and does. I once read "Grace without truth is deception, and truth without grace is mean," and I think that best sums up my thoughts on his comments. There was no care or love in his comments. They were crass, belittling, and harsh... A&E had every right to protect their brand.

If you are a member of the LGBT community or if you were offended by his comments or maybe you were offended by something another Christian (or maybe even myself) has said on this forum in the past, I want to ask for your forgiveness. I'm sorry. That's not who Jesus is. It is my utmost hope that we can repair the rift that has grown between our communities because of what we've said and done in the past. Just remember Christians are broken people, no matter how often we sometimes forget it.


#2032318 Rite of Spring 2013 (NHL Playoffs): "You have no fear of the underdog, t...

Posted by the admiral on June 20, 2013 - 14:02

AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH NOOOOOOOO I CAN'T TAKE THIS CRAP ANYMORE


NOW YOU LISTEN HERE AND LISTEN WELL CS85. I KNOW WE'VE ALL ASSUMED THIS SORT OF PSYCHOLOGICAL HANDICAPPING WHEREIN WE SET OURSELVES UP FOR FAILURE SO THAT FAILURE MEETS EXPECTATIONS AND SUCCESS EXCEEDS THEM BUT JESUS A-S-S-F-U-C-K-I-N-G CHRIST ENOUGH ALREADY THIS HAS GOTTEN CATEGORICALLY ABSURD AND IT'S WHY I DON'T READ THIS THREAD DURING GAMES ANYMORE I JUST SIT AND WATCH TELEVISION OFF THE GODDAMN GRID PARTYING LIKE IT'S 1993 AND IT'S SO MUCH BETTER THIS WAY

NO GOD DAMN IT NO EVERY TIME THE HAWKS GIVE UP A GOAL THEY ARE NOT DONE, THEY ARE NOT FRAUDS, THEY ARE JUST PLAYING A REALLY GOOD TEAM WHILE ALSO BEING A REALLY GOOD TEAM THEMSELVES BECAUSE HOLY CRAP IT'S ACTUALLY A STANLEY CUP FINAL WHERE BOTH TEAMS ARE ELITE AND RIGHTFULLY PLACED AND NOT JUST GOOD TEAM VERSUS HOT GOALIE AND THE HOT BUTTERED CRAPWAGON. YOU MAY REMEMBER THAT THE HAWKS DESTROYED EVERYONE IN THE LEAGUE EXCEPT BALDY AND THE QUACKERS SO HEY HAVE SOME :censored:ING FAITH. ALSO, THE BRUINS WERE IN THE TOP OF THE EAST ALBEIT QUIETLY BECAUSE EVERYONE WAS ON PITTSBURGH'S DICKS BUT STILL THEY WERE REALLY REALLY GOOD. SO RECALIBRATE YOUR EXPECTATIONS OR STOP GODDAMN WATCHING.

I'M USUALLY PESSIMISTIC BUT NOOOOOOOOO I AM DOING SOMERSAULTS OF JOY BECAUSE I THINK THE HAWKS CAN WIN

AND IF THERE'S A PARADE IN CHICAGO, DON'T COME UP. YOU'RE NOT INVITED. I WILL SCOUR THE ENTIRETY OF THE LOOP TO MAKE SURE YOU'RE NOT THERE, AND IF YOU ARE, I'LL KICK YOU IN THE NUTS, GRAB YOU BY THE ANKLES, AND IF I DON'T JUST THROW YOU IN THE LAKE LIKE THAT METEOROLOGY STUDENT WHO JUST DIED, I'LL DRAG YOU TO UNION STATION AND STUFF YOU IN AN AMTRAK FOR NOT NECESSARILY DOWNSTATE BUT ANYWHERE BUT HERE BECAUSE IF YOU'RE NOT ON BOARD WITH THIS THEN JUST GO AWAY FOREVER AND DON'T LIKE HOCKEY. DON'T LIKE BASEBALL. DON'T EVEN LIKE TENNIS. JUST LIKE GOLF. THAT MUST BE YOUR FATE. ONLY LIKING GOLF.

GO HAWKS


#1985754 New Vikings Uniforms

Posted by ColorWerx on April 5, 2013 - 09:11

I'm on a string of conf. calls right now...

(I hate corporate America. Really.)


I hear if you say his name three times, he shows up with Pantones of long forgotten franchises.


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#2014994 Toronto Raptors to get an overhaul? Maybe name change as well?

Posted by wildwing64 on May 21, 2013 - 14:11

Maybe they could change from the Raptors to...

*Sunglasses*

...the Toronto Saurus.


#2002293 The 2013 NHL Season Thread

Posted by the admiral on April 29, 2013 - 02:09

Maybe teams should hold official initiation ceremonies for their beat writers where they are not allowed to write about hockey until they have put on a pair of skates. So some old skates are handed out to the assembled press, they are made to skate a lap around the ice--even if they trip and fall, it's okay; players are standing by to help them along--and then when they reach the "finish line" as demarcated by a pair of sticks on the ice, they are officially allowed to write about hockey, for they have Put On Skates.

But it doesn't end there.

"Maybe they ought to take a check," a third-line winger shouts over the polite applause.

"Make 'em win board battles," shouts a thirteenth forward.

The light-hearted ceremony takes a turn for the sinister, as players and coaches start shepherding the skating writers back to their ad hoc starting line, mumbling "come on, let's go" and other such phrases which don't even begin to hint at what lies in store. "Skate, skate!", implores the head coach, as the writers embark upon their second lap along the boards. "We don't got all day!", shouts an assistant, as unconcerned with his grammar as he is with the welfare of the ink-stained wretches whose day will be one they won't soon forget.

The beat writers clumsily skate, holding onto one another in lieu of their once-helpful journalistic subjects. Their strides are graceless and tremulous. "Just like being out on the old pond, right?", a newspaper writer jokes to a blogger, trying in vain to defuse the situation. They hear behind them and on their left, "Here it comes!"

A thud is heard. The plexiglass rattles. A stanchion hints at dislodging. The other skating scribes stop as one of their own has been knocked to the ice by a well-placed body check. "Clean hit," a player laughs to the crowd. "Well, don't just stand there," he continues. They do. The winger's patience running thin, he checks each fear-petrified writer into the boards and down to the ice. The writers dutifully take their punishment, pervaded as they are by the overwhelming sense of guilt accrued from years of covering a sport they had never deigned to play. Shuddering, throbbing, fighting back tears of agony, the media contingent slowly pulls itself back up to its collective feet. Scared to say a word, they wait for further instructions from their "assignments," who have now become, at least in some sense of the word, their captors.

"I guess you can say now you've played The Game!", laughs the captain.

"Welcome to hockey, boys," adds the head coach.

The battle-scarred media, not knowing what to make of the situation, finds itself in polite applause, cutting the ponderous tension as only the waterfalls of golf claps can. They joke to one another, "some game, huh," "I guess now we really do know," "I hope our insurance will cover this!" They unlace their skates, their steel-bladed souvenirs of war, and throw them to the side for the equipment manager to round up and sharpen. In a way, one writer thinks to himself, you'd almost kind of want to take one home as a memory of what happened at the practice rink that fateful day. In another way, a way no one could have foreseen, the mere sight of an ice skate would mean a second mortgage to cover the therapy sessions. The writers trudge back to the dressing room to meet the players at their stalls for some soundbites. It seems, at the time, that the cloud of Never Having Played The Game has finally passed and given way to a sunshine of empathy and enlightenment. It seems.

"I took harder hits in junior!"

Footsteps cease. The din of friendly chatter turns to silence, which in turn gives way to anxious murmurs. The asswipe from the blog. Of course. Some people don't know when to let it go.

"Oh, you played junior?"

"You wanna talk about junior?"

"...well, it was USAHL. Or, well, a level below USAHL. I played."

He is lying.

The players are salivating like a ravenous pack of animals. This loudmouth. Shoves are exchanged. A defenseman is the proverbial Third Man In. Then comes a fourth, a fifth. The chirping blogger is quickly overtaken and thrown to the ground. Laces from the skates are used to bind his arms behind his back. A hand towel is fashioned into a blindfold. The players grab the writer, one at each end, and carry him out to the parking lot, where he is stuffed into the trunk.

"Oh, you want to talk about junior, you bitch? We'll show you what junior is all about."

The players drive for several miles, past the rink, into the suburbs, and into a nearby forest preserve. Turns are taken beating the man. Screams are heard before learned helplessness overtakes his pain, reducing him to the resigned silence of the condemned. He is stripped nude, as a mere matter of course. It's not long before critical areas of the man's epidermis are as pink as a Smithfield ham. Finally, the assault relents.

"Okay, okay. I never played the game," the man sobs. "I've never even covered hockey before. This was my first. This was. This was my first day."

The players knew this fact without his testimony, for no man who had ever Played The Game would have had the audacity displayed on the ice that afternoon. But they weren't through. If he hadn't played the game, and had no familiarity with hockey, then there was no better way to introduce the man to the game's unique culture than to supply him with a special treat.

"We're taking you to Timmy's," one of the players says.

"Who's Timmy?"

"Oh, for god's sake," mutters a player.

"And someone is waiting there for you," adds another, as a Cheshire Cat grin grows on his pockmarked, weathered face.

They drive to the local Tim Horton's, telling him that if this man were to continue to cover hockey, which in spite of the day's events he swore he wanted, there were certain procedures that had to take place. A procedure, the man would find out, that included none other than Dougie Gilmour, arguably the most rugged and Canadian of all rugged Canadians. But the blogger was aghast to discover how Mr. Gilmour would welcome him into the fraternity.

"...in...my mouth?"

"You have a better place in mind?" a player snickers.

"It's not exactly up to you," another player adds, owing to the eminently compromised position of the writer.

The car pulls up to the Tim Horton's. They enter through the back door, and the naked hog-tied blogger hopes that this will not prove to serve as a metaphor.

"On your knees!"

"Here's Dougie!"

The sounds, muffled as they may be by the ambient whirrs of donut-baking, are all too familiar to any post-pubescent male. The slapping. The heavy breathing. The hints of groans, barely held back. The endgame is inevitable, and the reality sets in. How will this man face his family at the end of this day, now night? How will he explain the late arrival, the sure-to-be-obvious limp? How will he undress for bed with these splotches and welts? How will he kiss his wife with a mouth that has unwillingly received another man's seed? even if that man was indeed the mighty spiritual leader of sports fans throughout Ontario?

"THIS IS FOR EVERYONE YOUR PEOPLE HAVE EVER WRONGED!", the man hears as the sounds of self-gratification escalate to the point where they can escalate no further. His jaw is held open to receive what he must receive.

It is there.

It is concussive in its release.

It is cloyingly vanilla.

"HAHA, WE GOT HIM, BOYS!", a player laughs. "Better give him the rest of a donut, too!" And so a plain donut is stuffed into his mouth. The blindfold is unfurled. Laughs are had. Hugs are shared. You see, the true initiation into the fraternity of hockey is simply to consume Tim Horton's donuts. The shenanigans beforehand were completely unnecessary, as they were for others before him, as they will be for those who follow. But hockey has its traditions, and we who have partaken in them know not to question them. I suppose it's obvious now.

"Now, my friend," he laughs with his arm around my shoulder, "now you can write whatever the hell you want about us."

"Now you've Played The Game."


#1987088 NBA Votes Against Sacramento Kings' Relocation To Seattle

Posted by the admiral on April 7, 2013 - 20:50

Well, let's break down:

Is there some billionaire who has been in talks to buy the team?
Seattle: maybe
Quebec: yes
Advantage: Quebec

Is there a world-class arena being built to house this team?
Seattle: hopefully in a while maybe
Quebec: yes
Advantage: Quebec

And will the team be the anchor tenant at this arena, which is imperative for sufficient revenue streams?
Seattle: no
Quebec: yes
Advantage: Quebec

In the meantime, is there a suitable place to play?
Seattle: we sort of have 75% of a suitable place to play
Quebec: it's old but it's still bigger than Winnipeg's barn
Advantage: Quebec

Would you happen to own your own RSN, a virtual necessity these days?
Seattle: maybe later
Quebec: yes
Advantage: Quebec

Can you say with certainty that the team will be a success there?
Seattle: Of course! As long as you don't make us suffer the growing pains of an expansion team, I mean I think we're a little too good for that, those hoser bastards will watch any old crap but we're Seattle
Quebec: bien sur!

Wait, did someone just speak :censored:ing French.
Seattle: Wasn't me.
Quebec: Hi didn't ear anyting.


QUEBEC LOSES BY FORFEIT

WINNER: SEATTLE BY A SCORE OF A MILLION TO NEGATIVE INFINITY


#1938201 Change one thing.

Posted by aci on January 12, 2013 - 17:54

End the era of white-vs-colour. As long as teams don't have similar looks or colours, it shouldn't be a problem. I'd love to see home and road jerseys be replaced with 'primary' and 'clash'.


#2462889 SCOTUS Gay Marriage Ruling

Posted by Ice_Cap on July 1, 2015 - 12:08

 

 

 I just believe that if any church truly wants to follow the bible, there can never be a same-sex wedding in that said church.

 

I'm not trying to catch you or be a smart ass, but I just want this answered honestly because I've never heard anyone actually answer it.

 

Why is homosexuality such a big deal out of all the old biblical stuff but things like eating shellfish, wearing gold, gossip, gluttony, women speaking in church, wearing blended fabrics, working on saturday, or trimming your beard don't seem to matter to churches like yours?

 

(Note I did leave out adultery, divorice, and tattoos as I know there are plenty of churches that do ban those)

 

Again, I just would like an answer because I hear things like "You're not really a christian if you support gay marriage because its in the bible and the bible is 100% accurate!" and I've never heard anyone say why its ok to ignore the other things but not homosexuality. I'm certain those words have been said by a clean shaven man, wearing a wedding ring and a tri-blend t-shirt, eating tons of shrimp after work on a saturday at least a few times before. 

 

This has always been my contention as well. It's the selectiveness of the condemning that is so bothersome. Like "oh those passages about shrimp and beating your wife don't matter, but that one that's in the same book THAT one matters and we'll make life a living hell for anyone who violates it" - said by premarital sex having, tattoo-sporting, seafood fans. 

 

The hypocrisy is the most annoying and zoning in on one part of the book while missing the overall point is the second most annoying. Seems to me you should either follow every single rule to a T or just follow the over-arching theme, which is basically be good to each other and don't be an a$$hole. 

 

Here's the thing about all of that...

These restrictions, which come from the Book of Leviticus, have no barring on life in the 21st century. People who read the Bible and just accept everything word for word miss the point of the books that make it up. It's not enough to know WHAT Leviticus says. You should ask yourself WHY it says it.

Leviticus is interesting, and quite useful, from an academic standpoint. It gives us a peak into a mindset and lifestyle of pre-Common Era/AD Judeans, a culture that's long-since vanished. As a guide for living in the contemporary world? That's just silly. It would be like replacing the criminal code with the Code of Hammurabi. Being historically significant doesn't make it applicable to the times we're living in.

 

So let's try to understand Leviticus. You have a small tribe of Jews in the middle of the desert. Surrounded by enemies on all sides. Survival is going to be the community's top priority. So shellfish? Out. Why? Well shellfish eat a lot of bacteria, and if you don't cook them right eating them can be deadly. Same with pigs, actually. So they're out too. Homosexuality? Communal survival starts with the next generation. So be fruitful and multiply. Any sexual activity that can't result in pregnancy is going to be discouraged.

Leviticus is a guide for communal survival in a harsh environment in the ancient world. It is not a timeless code of conduct.

 

Now some might ask "well what about condemnations of homosexuality outside of Leviticus?" Sodom and Gomorrah are prime examples. That's a case where G-d destroyed two entire cities because of homosexuality! Except He didn't. 

It's a common misconception that Sodom and Gomorrah were destroyed because of homosexuality. They weren't. G-d destroyed them because their populaces were jerks who turned strangers away.

The Bible, perhaps sensing that some people might take the wrong message from the Sodom and Gomorrah story, is kind enough to clarify.

 

Ezekiel 16:49

"Now this was the sin of your sister Sodom: She and her daughters were arrogant, overfed, and unconcerned; they did not help the poor and needy."

 

So now, if you're a Christian, that just leaves Paul as the one carrying the anti-homosexual message. Except even he agrees that Sodom and Gomorrah wasn't about homosexuality.

 

Hebrews 13:2

"Do not neglect to show hospitality to strangers, for by doing that some have entertained angels without knowing it."

 

That's in clear reference to the Sodom and Gomorrah story where Lot, the nephew of Abraham, is living in Sodom. Lot is visited by angels disguised as men, and they stay in his house. The people of Sodom, being jerks, don't like that he's letting strangers stay with him and demand they leave.

 

Now if you're still determined to harp on the homosexual thing, yes. Paul makes it clear elsewhere that homosexuality is supposedly a sin. Except...Jesus doesn't. Jesus never mentions homosexuality. At least not directly...

 

Matthew 19:11-12
“Not everyone can accept this teaching, but only those to whom it is given. For there are eunuchs who have been so from birth, and there are eunuchs who have been made eunuchs by others, and there are eunuchs who have made themselves eunuchs for the sake of the kingdom of heaven. Let anyone accept this who can.”

 

That's from Jesus. And the word we must concern ourselves with is "eunuch." Today it has a very specific meaning. A man who has been castrated. Back in 1st century Judea though? It had a broader meaning. It referred to any man who didn't sleep with women and, in fact, was known to be used in reference to homosexuals.

So when Jesus talks about "eunuchs who have been made eunuchs by others" he refers to men who have been castrated. "[E]unuchs who have made themselves eunuchs for the sake of the kingdom of heaven" are the priests who practised celibacy.

And "eunuchs who have been so from birth"? Men born without the desire to sleep with women. Spoken in a time when "eunuch" was a common term for a gay man. I'm no Christian but I have to think that Jesus' own words trumps Paul's when it comes to what qualifies as a sin or not.




#2013814 2013 MLB Logo and Uniform Changes

Posted by Lee. on May 19, 2013 - 12:23

I like that Angles uniform

It's acute one, to be sure.


#2011834 Whats the greastest era ever?

Posted by infrared41 on May 15, 2013 - 14:39

The era before flacco5 signed up for an account here.


#1991400 UNC uniforms

Posted by Buc on April 14, 2013 - 14:09

For those unaware of where this "zero dark Thursday" thing came from, I'm fairly certain it's a play on "0dark:30", said as "zero dark thirty" (actually, its really only just O-dark thirty"). Anyway, that phrase is fairly standard military jargon to describe any time before sunrise.

Just thought I'dd add that piece into the equation.


Homie, O Dark Thirty is used to designate half past midnight


Homie...I spent fourteen years in the service. Don't even try to pull that mess with me.


#1988632 New Vikings Uniforms

Posted by the admiral on April 9, 2013 - 22:23

The slogan in the collar of the jersey is most likely designed so that it can change every year (even if the uniform design itself doesn't) which will "force" the hard core collector to buy a new one of his team's jerseys for each season just so he has every slogan.

The idea that it's a "tribute" or "inspiring" to the players is laughable at best. It's marketing. I'm not saying that it's a bad thing, just let's not think that it's for any noble reason.


I know every day when I put on a shirt, "Tumble Dry on Low" inspires me to greatness. It's kind of become a personal slogan for me and a tribute to me, the way it captures how I really wring people out and toss them around, but warmly and gently.


#2409572 New Browns uni coming 2015

Posted by BringBackTheVet on March 28, 2015 - 14:22

nobody is going to read that.




#2008919 What Grinds Your Gears...

Posted by Mockba on May 10, 2013 - 12:14

The Political Correctness craze is out of all control and it grinds my gears everyday.


The "PC Police" whine is a way for people to say "I want to be a jerk, and I'm sick of you trying to tell me I shouldn't be".