Jim Carrey uncovers source of Catholic Church’s ‘sickness’: denial of human sexuality

Do we have to make a “Dumb and Dumber” joke here, or is that implied? Let’s get this straight: the Catholic Church’s problem is that it denies human sexuality? We know we’re anti-science conservatives and all, but the Catholic Church does seem to have a pretty good understanding of where babies come from, when life begins, and who needs to be involved to make that happen.

Update:

Hey, Catholics, you have Jim Carrey’s emoticon-laced “blessing” to douse yourself in skunk spray.

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  • http://pinterest.com/j0s1395/ Josephine (D)

    Few things tick me off more than ignorant haters who bash my Church based on assumptions.

    • Netmilsmom

      We are the only ones procreating. We do it multiple times. And WE’RE denying sexuality? Tell that to the MANY families in my parish that have 10 or more kids.

    • leftwingthom

      Look, I agree attacking a whole group of people based on the teachings of a few is never the way to go, but let’s face it. The Catholic Church has upheld some pretty reactionary ideas that have been around since the fall of Rome. For example, it wasn’t until last year or the year before, can’t remember which, that the Pope finally said the Jews aren’t responsible for the death of Christ. And they still preach against birth control and abortion, as if life is that simple. They just plain refuse to get with the times. They can’t live with the fact that their beliefs aren’t in the mainstream anymore. Frankly, we shouldn’t even be having this conversation because we’re a secular country, and religion isn’t supposed to have anything to do with the political discourse of our nation, but i guess that part of the Constitution isn’t worth respecting.

      • Lady 12

        I am not Catholic, and I strongly disapprove of some of the things the Catholic Church teaches, but your comment about “getting with the times” is ignorant bordering on idiotic. God does not change. Ever. End of discussion. God does not need to get with the times; the times need to get with God. As for being mainstream, that is not and should never be a goal of any church; their goal is to be in line with God. With regards to how we “shouldn’t even be having this conversation because we’re a secular country,” that’s so ridiculous it’s hard to address. There is no part of the Constitution that says God has to be avoided like the plague in public discussions, even political discussions. Wherever freedom is, God has a place.

        • grais

          Excellently stated.
          I agree 100% with every bit of what you wrote.

        • Fred Powell

          God does not change is a fact, but when did he condone the perversions that have come to light in the past few years concerning the Catholic church?

          • grais

            Did anyone ever say that He condoned it?

          • http://extremesplash.wordpress.com/ Ben Bollman

            He didn’t and you can’t blame the actions of a few men on the entire Church just as you cannot blame gun owners for the actions of a few nutjobs with guns. Individuals should be punished for individual crimes, we are not liberals who blame society for the actions of individuals.

          • leftwingthom

            Well they must have gotten their behavior from somewhere. And 11,000+ deaths a year is a lot of nutjobs.

          • http://extremesplash.wordpress.com/ Ben Bollman

            Yeah, they got that behavior from giving in to evil sexual urges which the Church is against. Yeah and most of those deaths happen in liberal areas with strict gun laws. A lot more people are killed by cars also. Next please.

          • SpinMeNot

            Doesn’t the left believe that homosexuality is a nature issue, rather than an effect of nurture? It therefore would follow, in leftest belief, that those members of the Catholic clergy that abused the trust placed in them by their parishioners are just following their nature. If one perversion is because “that is just they way they are”, then all perversions must be excused in the same fashion, nes pas.

            Now, the funny bit is that Christianity teaches that people are by nature, sinful creatures, and that only through the Grace of God can that nature be forgiven, and overcome. I believe Mr. Bollman covers the topic from here more than effectively.

          • leftwingthom

            I’m pretty sure you just compared a loving relationship between two people to rape. Just because it’s not the way you do things, that doesn’t make it wrong. The word of God is not fact, it’s opinion. So therefore no, your simile is not correct. And since Christianity teaches us that we are all sinners by nature, why get on the homosexuals’ case for being sinners, if we all are?

          • SpinMeNot

            No, you asked where people get their behavior, with regard to gun deaths, and bashed the Catholic Church from a position of ignorance. I chose to take apart the entirety of your argument on this thread (you go down the same sex marriage road below) showing the logical inconsistencies in your position. Responding to your gun violence issue in specific let me say: Sin is sin, whether you violate a Commandment (murder, lust, etc) or you engage in sex outside the bounds of marriage. Gun violence is a sin, homosexuality is sin. Doesn’t matter what “society” says.

            Sorry, you need to read the proscriptions about repeating the same sin in the New Testament. This will answer your questions with regard to way we call out homosexuality. If you want, I can pull those passages for you.

          • SpinMeNot

            Doesn’t the left believe that homosexuality is a nature issue, rather than an effect of nurture? It therefore would follow, in leftest belief, that those members of the Catholic clergy that abused the trust placed in them by their parishioners are just following their nature. If one perversion is because “that is just they way they are”, then all perversions must be excused in the same fashion, nes pas.

            Now, the funny bit is that Christianity teaches that people are by nature, sinful creatures, and that only through the Grace of God can that nature be forgiven, and overcome. I believe Mr. Bollman covers the topic from here more than effectively.

          • SpinMeNot

            No, its a lot of criminals and a lot of sinning.
            Unless you are a trained mental health professional, you should refrain from making judgements as to other people being crazy.

          • jaybird1951

            God did not and does not condone those actions. Neither does the Catholic Church. Those men broke the rules and teachings of their own faith.

          • Hiraghm

            Yes… free will applies even to priests… they don’t turn into robots once they put on the cassock. I’m not Catholic, but I understand even priests have to go to confession to confess their sins?

          • SpinMeNot

            Yes, you are correct. In the Catholic Church priests confess to other priests, and the Pope typically designates another Priest/Bishop/Cardinal as their Papal Confessor. It is a myth that Catholics believe in the infallibility of the Pope. There is not a hierarchy of confessors in the Catholic Church. Any ordained individual can administer the sacrament of penance to gain reconciliation with Christ.

          • Lady 12

            He NEVER did. That is human sin.

          • TocksNedlog

            When did anyone in this forum claim that God condones perversion?

        • $36544368

          Thank you, Marta!!! Amen!

        • leftwingthom

          And how do you suppose the times will get with God, if not through theocratic rule? And i never said the Constitution opposes religion, it opposes the institution of it in government. Separation of church and state. That should mean we don’t even have to vote on things like whether or not gays can marry, whether or not a woman can have reproductive rights. It should mean practice whatever religion you like, on your own time, in your own community, without forcing it on anyone else.

          • Lady 12

            1. A good start would be to stop comparing Oblamea to God.
            2. Constitution also protects the right to practice religion openly in public.

          • leftwingthom

            Sure it does, and i’m not against that. But when you start voting on legislation that deals with a religious issue, it becomes political and a matter of the government, which is un-Constitutional.

          • Hiraghm

            What does religion have to do with “reproductive rights”? I don’t know of any laws, rules, or regulations that dictate that a woman must have children, when she can have them, how many she can have.

            I do know a number of laws that coincide with the Biblical admonition against MURDERING PEOPLE.

            I notice those on the left have no problem instituting religion into government when that religion is the Earth-worshiping Green religion.

          • leftwingthom

            What’s wrong with caring about the Earth? See this is what i mean. You folks demonize us for wanting to do totally respectable things like help the less advantaged, secure equal rights for all, and protect the Earth. You people care about nothing besides bombing the Muslims, money, and God/guns. And your comment just proved my point. To you, and to the Bible, abortion is murder. I can understand that. But not everybody in the nation thinks that way. In fact, an increasing minority of them do. It is a religious issue, being voted on in elections. That doesn’t sound like separation of church and state to me.

          • SpinMeNot

            You don’t want to help the less advantaged. you want everyone to help them without control over where the property we have earned is distributed. This is the problem. A true conservative believes the Earth should be protected. We don’t believe in Junk Science of AGW. You will find that the numbers of people supported on demand abortion where the life of the mother is not in danger has declined since 1996, you will also find that the number of people that self identify as pro-choice has declined since 1996, while the number of people that identify themselves as prolife has increased since 1996, at least according to Gallup.

          • Lady 12

            “Help” is not a synonym of “politicize.”

          • SpinMeNot

            The times don’t need to get with God, the people do. You should really seek out a church and speak with a pastor/rector/priest. Preferably several of them; you have a flawed understanding of Christianity/Judaism.

            You also don’t understand the Constitution. The 1st Amendment says nothing about opposition to religion in government. It prohibits the federal government and only the federal government from making laws for or against religion. The phrase “separation of church and state” appears nowhere in the Constitution, Bill of Rights, or any other amendment. The SCOTUS made that decree, in direct violation of the 1st Amendment.

        • SpinMeNot

          Marta, well said. I feel exactly the same way, and will be stealing that last sentence. I’ve never been able to express my feelings in such a simple, elegant statement.

          *hat-tip*

          “Life, Liberty and the pursuit of happiness” are inalienable and come from the grace of God. I look forward to reading more of your posts in the future.

          • Lady 12

            Thank you.

      • http://extremesplash.wordpress.com/ Ben Bollman

        Ok, so where is the outrage over Islam?

      • Cookie

        At least they’re not cutting people’s heads off for disagreement.

        • leftwingthom

          They would be if they had more influence in the world.

          • Hiraghm

            I don’t know of a religion other than Islam that has as much influence on the world as has Catholicism. Though the Earth-worshiping Green religion is growing alarmingly fast…

          • SpinMeNot

            Are you saying that Christians would cut peoples heads off if they could? If so, you are seriously ignorant with regard to Christianity. There are two incidents of beheading the Bible. The first is David and Goliath (David beheaded Goliath, after David had already killed him) and Herrod’s beheading of John the Baptist. The only beheading for punishment was punishment of a follower of Christ.

      • TocksNedlog

        “And they still preach against birth control and abortion, as if life is that simple.”
        — Some things in life ARE simple.
        Thanks for reminding us of that.

      • Shawn Smith

        “religion isn’t supposed to have anything to do with the political discourse of our nation, but i guess that part of the Constitution isn’t worth respecting.”

        Where does the Constitution say that?

        • leftwingthom

          Try the 1st Amendment, when it says Congress shall make no law restricting the free practice of religion. Meaning the government is supposed to leave religion ALONE, not let religion BECOME the government. And religion doesn’t just mean Christianity.

          • Shawn Smith

            Does “Congress shall establish no religion” mean people can’t let religious ideas influence their political opinions?

          • Hiraghm

            The 1st Amendment says that CONGRESS shall make no law respecting an ESTABLISHMENT of religion… or PROHIBITING THE FREE EXERCISE THEREOF.

            Translated for modern morons: no national church. No federal gov’t preventing religious practices.

          • SpinMeNot

            That is not what it means, you need to go back and read the writings of the men that drafted the 1st amendment. All amendments are prohibitions for the Federal Government, and the Federal Government alone. Congress does not have the right to for or against the free practice of religion by the people. Government was assumed to be influenced by the beliefs of the people, and religion was felt to be necessary to moral government.

            I realize that original intent is unimportant to the liberal-progressives, and that since Marbury vs. Madison, the SCOTUS granted itself powers not assigned to it by the Constitution/Bill of Rights. There is not one thing in the Constitution that argues or proposes the Separation of Church and State.

      • Hiraghm

        You have it backwards. The “separation of church and state” is to protect religious expression and practice, not to ostracize religious faith from political discourse.

      • SpinMeNot

        You need to go back and read the writings of the Founders and remember that the Creator (with a capital ‘C’) is mentioned in the Declaration of Independence. Are you aware that Maryland had a state religion, Catholicism. I believe Georgia was Baptist, and Pennsylvania was Presbyterian, but I may be incorrect on those last two (somebody correct me if needed please). Religion was never intended by the Founders to be absent from the public discourse. They only intended that the Federal government not mandate or restrict any religion. Can you tell me where the SCOTUS got the phrase “separation of church and state” from?

        Your knowledge of the role that religion was intended to play in this country is woefully limited.

      • SpinMeNot

        You need to go back and read the writings of the Founders and remember that the Creator (with a capital ‘C’) is mentioned in the Declaration of Independence. Are you aware that Maryland had a state religion, Catholicism. I believe Georgia was Baptist, and Pennsylvania was Presbyterian, but I may be incorrect on those last two (somebody correct me if needed please). Religion was never intended by the Founders to be absent from the public discourse. They only intended that the Federal government not mandate or restrict any religion. Can you tell me where the SCOTUS got the phrase “separation of church and state” from?

        Your knowledge of the role that religion was intended to play in this country is woefully limited.

  • http://twitter.com/die_mich_zwei Spatial Awareness

    Don’t feed the monkeys ==> @JimCarrey <== Don't feed the monkeys

  • Netmilsmom

    Let Jim walk into any PreCana class and talk about denying sexuality. He’ll be laughed out of the room. Catholics pray hard and play hard. Only we “play” within the Sacrament of Marriage.

  • https://twitter.com/tweetyuo Tangchung

    Jim Carrey makes Biden look like a genius.

    • TocksNedlog

      Biden chews less scenery.

  • BeeKaaay

    Leftwingwackos believe in sex with everything except their spouse. THAT is a denial of human sexuality.

  • el_polacko

    are you telling me that an organization full of repressed men who seek refuge from their sexuality by becoming a societally ‘respectable’ priest/monsignor/cardinal/pope so they can prance around in medieval costumes and tell other people that sex (except for pumping out new catholic babies) is going to damn them to hell is in sexual denial ?!? say it isn’t so !

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002109532283 Jillane Kent

      You see no problem with condemning the majority for the actions of the minority? Isn’t that a rather bigoted approach?

  • Connor

    That explains all that child sex abuse and homosexuality in the Catholic church!

  • leftwingthom

    Have any of you had any sex that was voluntary?

    • http://twitter.com/1RandiStarr Randi Starr

      Why you a begging?

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002109532283 Jillane Kent

      Trolling for companionship?

    • Michael Rice

      Ah, a rape joke from the left. If we all urinate on ourselves will you stop?

      • leftwingthom

        Only if i can videotape it.

    • TocksNedlog

      Sounds like you’ve been rejected out of hand.

  • http://twitter.com/RoseCarol3 Rose Carol

    Seriously, the guy is an adult with a bowl haircut for God’s sake..he’s just a comedian
    who makes the same movies over and over

  • peteee363

    his ass has made more intelligent comments, this is why i do not watch his movies!

  • http://twitter.com/1RandiStarr Randi Starr

    For years you didn’t hear a word from him…what the hell does he need? A movie,a woman a hand out, WHAT?

  • Fred Powell

    The Catholic church is anti-birth control. Why? Is it because they don’t like the idea of people having sex for the sheer pleasure of it? The church is anti-abortion. Why? Because life is sacred? Then why don’t they protest war? Capital punishment? Gun violence?

    • http://www.facebook.com/richard.jefferies.96 Richard Jefferies

      Crawl out from under the rock. A bigger opponent of capital punishment you will not find than the Catholic Church. They have also come out against all wars, and while I don’t know if they have a pro “gun control” stance (whatever that means these days) they are certainly not advocating any “gun rights” positions.

    • jaybird1951

      The Catholic teaching on birth control is the same one that all of Christianity taught in unison for over 1,900 years. Some Protestant churches broke ranks starting in the 1930s, not because of any new revelation but to go with the flow as they say. Read the prominent sociologist Rodney Stark’s book “The Rise of Christianity” to learn what a boon for women the Christian Church’s teachings on birth control and abortion were in ancient Rome. Those teachings along with the teachings on equality of the sexes before God and the permanency of marriage attracted many women to the Faith (65% of converts in the first several centuries) and set them apart from their pagan sisters who practiced what modern pagans preach. Christian women lived longer and more healthily as a result.

    • Michael Rice

      If you can’t see the difference between war/capital punishment and abortion, you have serious issues.
      Stop Hitler? wait, we would have to support the butchering of babies..

    • TocksNedlog

      It might be helpful for you to crack open a book (or The Book) once in awhile.

  • Andy Freshwater

    I’m Catholic and i find this funny. Jim is just fishing for a reaction.

    • TocksNedlog

      And the “funny” part is WHERE?

      • Andy Freshwater

        The general comments taking a comedian seriously. It is the equivalent of taking a clown or court jester seriously on matters of science, or the meaning of existence.

        • TocksNedlog

          It’s better to be an insincere jerk than a sincere one?

  • Chip

    If Catholics deny sexuality, why do they always have such huge families?

    • AlmaAlma

      Yep, a Catholic and one of 14 here. You see, none of us were aborted.

      • Lady 12

        I’m always happy to see that the Catholic Church never wavers on the not-really-a-question of abortion.

    • Calcat36

      Exactly. Jimmy came to this “enlightenment” after he lost Jenny and Emma Stone flat out rejected his creepy advances! So he hasn’t had sex outside of his own palm since! Which has brought him full circle to blame… God! He blames God for all of his failures with women. After all he did play God once, so he knows all about God and sex. I expect to see him caught in a pee wee cinema type situation very soon. The dude has lost it…

    • http://www.vatican.va/ Rulz

      I wish we still did.

      It’s not like it used to be, but we’re a lot better at it than the secular left.

      I keep wondering why liberals are lecturing us on demographics when they abort and contracept themselves out of existence.

      As if the Muslims, minority & conservative Catholics and Mormons who are all having kids will carry their water on so-called “gay marriage” or third-trimester abortions.

  • Cookie

    Sorry, Jim. That wasn’t a very funny joke… I think you should stick to humor and stay out of politics and religion.

  • Ken Alan Draper

    I know Jim Carry’s sickness, Being a washed up has been who peaked with Ace ventura. he needs attention so he tweets rediculous, ignorent, & insulting remarks to get on Twitchy just to feel like he matters to anyone these days.

  • Wicked

    Wow, you Christed-up Conservatives sure are an amusing bunch. Let me know when you’re done molesting children, and we can talk further…

    • NCRelite

      sad sad little troll

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002109532283 Jillane Kent

      When you are promoted to the 9th grade, please pay attention to your English instructor as they attempt to teach you faulty rhetorical devices. Pay careful attention to the terms ad hominem and non sequitur. Since you’ve opened the door on molestation, may I ask your thoughts regarding the Menendez investigation? That should be interesting.

    • TocksNedlog

      Gee, a liberal that spews hate-filled, hate-fueled ad hominem attacks.
      Wake me when you do something original . . . like think.

    • SpinMeNot

      Please let us know when you learn how to interact with adults. We’ll be happy to listen you them.

  • rivers

    Yeah well, what does the sickness of Jim Carrey stem from?

    • brewerandpatriot

      Umm…being Canadian?

      • TocksNedlog

        Blame Canada!

  • http://www.facebook.com/jeffrey.rimmer Jeffrey Rimmer

    I agree with Jim Carey. Their pastors don’t marry. These guys are human and they stumbled into sin. But its better to marry than to burn (with lust)

    • TocksNedlog

      Ignorant & Ignoranter

  • jhsif

    And yet pubic screwell teachers having sex with their students doesn’t darken their name or reputation! If the catholic church needs to be banned becase of the sex acts with children SO DO PUBIC SCREWELLS!!!!!!!!!

  • notenoughtime

    Hard to take this discussion seriously from an adult who plays a juvenile and moron and still has no shame collecting a 20 million dollar paycheck. Newsflash to Carrey – real comedy can now be found on You Tube.

  • truckee22

    One more reason to quit caring what anyone is Holloywood says or what their opinions are on anything. Why is this news? Because he is famous, does his opinion matter? Is he somehow smarter than the rest of us because he makes a living pretending to be someone else?

  • AlmaAlma

    I love Jim Carey, but his comments are ill thought out. Catholic Priests always have a choice. They can become a “Catholic” Priest and follow the celibacy rule or they can follow some other denomination if they don’t believe in celibacy OR they don’t have to become a Priest at all. It’s not a prison sentence!!!!

  • © Sponge

    Telling others who to be is hypocrisy, so what is your initial comment designed to do, there Jim? You’re famous for pretending to be someone else. Please stop thinking we care what you think. Entertain us, you jester.

  • Tom Haynor

    Hey dum azzes, he is referring to the .0005% of christen hypocrites that hate gays in public and end up in a gay scandal like a few politicians and priests and applying it to the other 98% of all honest christens. It’s a very ignorant tactic of the intolerant.

  • Hiraghm

    What Carrey doesn’t recognize is that he has it exactly backwards. What is it with the left thinking that if you’re not hooked on the addiction of sex, YOU are the one with the problem?

    Sex is an addiction; the first addiction from which all others derive. I first discovered this upon reading a science article about a study where they studied heroin addicts, because they were the most recidivist. It seems that the “high” you get from heroin is most like the endorphin “high” you get with sexual climax. Addictions are universally harmful; they should have been bred out of the species, all species, eons ago.

    Of course, *that* “high” is so that animals will want to have sex and thus perpetuate their species. Evolution doesn’t give a crap whether having sex is healthy or wise; just that you do it so that the next generation comes along. Which is why addictions are tolerated. Any species that developed an immunity to addiction would likewise develop an immunity to sex, and the species would die off.

    Consider that, the next time you’re “hard up” for more sex. You’re just “jonesing” for another fix.

    It’s the celibate priests who’re the ones who’ve kicked the habit. Pardon the pun.

  • http://www.vatican.va/ Rulz

    I just love it when liberals make fun of anything conservative or religious regarding sex. In their narrow, ignorant view, conservatives apparently never have sex and deny it while liberals are supposedly more “free” because they’re fine with sexualizing everything in sight!?!?

    Where do you think all of these religious families come from? Storks?

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002109532283 Jillane Kent

    Statistically, more children have been molested by family members, mentors (coaches, etc), and teachers. Shall we condemn those institutions as well?

  • http://extremesplash.wordpress.com/ Ben Bollman

    Ok, where is the outrage over Islam?

  • Cookie

    Who are you to say who God sides with? A mere mortal such as yourself will never comprehend anything unless it’s in your favor. No mere human has the right to judge, nor assume who God forgives. To understand our religion, first you must understand that God is very forgiving. A lot of humans don’t understand the point in forgiving and would rather take the easy route of condemning those who are guilty or have sinned. Remember the story of the stones being thrown at the whore and Jesus said “Those without sin throw the first stone.” ? Yeah… I can totally see your halo sparkling from here.

    People like you should be taking your anger out on on the real threats– like all the homosexuals being murdered in the middle east and how they beat their women. But then again, you liberals don’t have the balls to go up against them, so you’d rather dish out all your pointless rage on Christianity because it’s the “easy” target.

  • $36544368

    I don’t know what Bible you’re reading, but there isn’t any sin that isn’t forgivable, except not excepting Christ as your Savior.

    Mathew 12:31

  • jaybird1951

    Written out of willful ignorance rather than with facts. A pathetic attack mixing traditional fundamentalist Protestant bigotry with modern day secularist biases. As an eminent American historian wrote years ago, anti-Catholicism is the last acceptable American prejudice. The actual profession in this country with the greatest rate of abuse is public school teachers and employees, sadly. Estimates for public school children who have experience sexual abuse run into the millions according to government studies.The overwhelming percentage of cases involving Catholic priests were not rape as defined but inappropriate touching, gestures and language.

  • Fred Powell

    A coach is not purported to be a moral leader!

  • Cookie

    And you know what they say about most teachers these days– most of them are liberals.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002109532283 Jillane Kent

    Are they not in a position of power and trust, essentially acting in loco parentis when a guardian is not present?

  • Wicked

    Liberal. Liberal. Liberal. NEWSFLASH, anus-hole – not everyone that isn’t a Conservative is a Liberal! Not everyone that isn’t a Christian is an Atheist. Could Christians possibly BE MORE NARROW-MINDED? People like you infect America.

  • John (it true me am)

    So at what point did anyone say that everyone who isn’t conservative is a liberal or that anyone not Christian is an Atheist?

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002109532283 Jillane Kent

    A) Most would discern that comment as sarcasm.
    B) Why assume the religion of a diverse population?

  • Cookie

    Sounds like I hit a nerve, oh dear.

  • Shawn Smith

    I would argue that the people who infect America are those who subscribe to Carrey’s view of sexuality. Why is AIDS basically a gay problem in America (despite the left’s lies)? Terrifying promiscuity.

  • Hiraghm

    No, but…
    Anyone who isn’t a Conservative is like anyone who isn’t a Christian… he’s wrong.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002109532283 Jillane Kent

    Don’t interfere with Nick’s righteous indignation or you might be the subject of the next “ALL CAPS” attack.

  • Michael Rice

    Forgiveness is to be granted when sought and earned. It is not automatic.
    Judguing based on teh teachings set forth in teh bible is not issuing your own judgement, it is repeating and representing teh judgement ot Christ.

  • $36544368

    Oops…that should have been ‘accepting’, not ‘excepting’.

  • $36544368

    Actually, forgiveness isn’t letting someone off the hook and forgetting about what a person has done to hurt you. It is to be given even if not sought, and it is not ‘earned’. Forgiveness is literally giving up your ‘right’ to revenge on the person that has hurt you, and leaving the consequences of all that for God to handle. That is one thing about forgiveness that I think people misunderstand. It’s not earned and doesn’t have to be asked for to be given. It’s an attitude of the heart and an act of your own will – a choice…and it does not – repeat – does NOT let the person off the hook for what they did. But it does free you from becoming bitter and holding a grudge, which in turn makes your life a lot easier overall.