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  1. Claire says:

    A response to “You Deserve Rape”
    Since when did Christianity become a judgement of others?
    Colossian 3:12-14
    Put on then, as God’s chosen ones, holy and beloved, compassionate hearts, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience, bearing with one another and, IF ONE HAS A COMPLAINT AGAINST ANOTHER, FORGIVING EACHOTHER; AS THE LORD HAS FORGIVEN YOU, SO YOU MUST ALSO FORGIVE. And above all put on love, which binds everything together in perfect harmony.
    That is simply about not judging others, which you clearly do. Now onto that lovely little sign of yours. Perhaps girls do dress in ways that are meant to attract men, men that are not always admirable, and to disagree with this and wish to show women that modesty is a power and shows respect for your own body is a noble enough cause. However, women are not raped because of the way they dress. Perhaps is can be a factor yes but plenty of modest, “christian” women are raped. I myself, am a devout catholic and dress modestly and I was raped. I was not wearing a mini-skirt and tank top, I did not have large areas of exposed skin, in fact I wore loss jeans, a t-shirt, and a cardigan. Saying I deserved rape is hurtful, disrespectful, and frankly unchristian. Rape happens, not because of a want from the victim (that would be called consensual sex) but because of the stigma of society that women are to have sex with and you can do it to them whenever and wherever you like. Furthermore, who gave you the right to judge others? A fundamental teaching of Christianity is forgiveness of others. You have no right to judge. Only God has a right to judge.
    Mathew 7:1-5
    Judge not, that you will be judged. For with the judgement you pronounce that you will be judged, and with the measure you use it will be measured to you. Why do you see the speck that is in your brother’s eye, but do not notice the log that is your own eye? Or how can you say to your brother, “Let me take the speck out of your eye,” when there is the log in your own eye? You hypocrite, first take the log out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to take the speck out of your brother’s eye.
    You call yourself a preacher of the word of God yet you do not understand what you are preaching. The way to reach people is to offer them peace and absolution not to condemn them and make a hypocrite of yourself. The word of God is sacred and should not be twisted to fit your own wants. Forgive others as you have been forgiven and let him with out sin throw the first stone. The bible is a tool for harmony not a stone to throw at others.

    Claire

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