I respect your opinion. All religions are different, but in my religion the OLD TESTAMENT states that you should not cut yourself....(being depressed) or tattoo yourself for the dead as in mourning or a shrine. In fact it aslo says you should not paint yourself..even face paint ( like at carnivals or county fairs) or even putting on make up buuut that of course refrences back to tribes doing it for worship and such. Tattoos were used extensively by the other nations for pagan worship, decoration, and to mark a slave. Even peircing marked slaves, so basically In the Jewish nation, slaves and pagans were the only ones with pierced ears. That way people would know who was a Slave or a Pagan and to stay away from them haha. But times have changed and people don't get tattoos and peircing for those reasons anymore. I'm only commenting with the biggest heart and in the softest voice. Just to let you know so that you may understand me a little bit better. I can't speak for everyone on this topic. Anyhoo I am not here for anyones acceptance because God knows where my heart is. I do not harm my body by getting drunk or smoking or anything like that because I know my body is a temple and made in Gods image. I get tattoos for fun and would never make it more important than god. But anyways, I'm not on here to fight or anything and I'm not looking for a response...I just wanted people to know where MY heart is and where I am coming from. Thank you.
When I say... "I am a Christian" I'm not shouting "I'm clean livin." I'm whispering "I was lost," Now I'm found and forgiven. When I say..."I am a Christian" I don't speak of this with pride. I'm confessing that I stumble and need CHRIST to be my guide. When I say... "I am a Christian" I'm not trying to be strong. I'm professing that I'm weak and need HIS strength to carry on. When I say... "I am a Christian" I'm not bragging of success. I'm admitting I have failed and need God to clean my mess. When I say... "I am a Christian" I'm not claiming to be perfect, My flaws are far too visible but, God believes I am worth it. When I say... "I am a Christian" I still feel the sting of pain, I have my share of heartaches So I call upon His name. When I say... "I am a Christian" I'm not holier than thou, I'm just a simple sinner who received God's good grace, somehow.
"Maybe I'd have grown up a nice guy if a Jedi hadn't cut my dad's head off in front of me."