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i had no idea
I just wanted everyone to know how far we’ve come in race relations in this country in the last 95 years.
These are excerpts, mostly dialogue, from a dime-novel-esque weekly publication aimed at young boys. Let me repeat: aimed at young boys.
Racial slurs there definitely are. Distressing stereotypes? Oh, yes. Content warning? Dear god, yes.
There are basically seven protagonists:
Buffalo Bill Cody, the “king of scouts”
Wild Bill Hickok
Pawnee Bill (almost definitely a white guy, since he’s never described otherwise)
[the Three Bills are named after and based on real men]
Nomad, an old trapper
Little Cayuse, a Paiute Native American
Baron von Schnitzenhausen, a German
[these six are the main adventuring party of the serial]
Donna Isabel, a half-Spanish, half-Snake Aztec woman
The basic plot is that Wild Bill and Donna Isabel are kidnapped by the Snake Aztecs, who are this Native American tribe none of the party members knew about before and… yeah. Representative, not exhaustive, quotes.
… nice. The agent who is most vulnerable, least superpowered, the only one who doesn’t flip her shit and pitch a wobbly over the length of her prick, AND the one who fucking shuts down the portal the invaders are using to get at the earth… and she’s reduced to a pair of tits. Well done, Fandom. Only no, not well done at all.
This is an enormous chain and I’m sorry, but I need to say this:
The laws in the Old Testament were set forth by god as the rules the Hebrews needed to follow in order to be righteous, to atone for the sin of Adam and Eve and to be able to get into Heaven. That is also why they were required to make sacrifices, because it was part of the appeasement for Original Sin.
According to Christian theology, when Jesus came from Heaven, it was for the express purpose of sacrificing himself on the cross so that our sins may be forgiven. His sacrifice was supposed to be the ultimate act that would free us from the former laws and regulations and allow us to enter Heaven by acting in his image. That is why he said “it is finished” when he died on the cross. That is why Christians don’t have to circumcise their sons (god’s covenant with Jacob), that is why they don’t have to perform animal sacrifice, or grow out their forelocks, or follow any of the other laws of Leviticus.
When you quote Leviticus as god’s law and say they are rules we must follow because they are what god or Jesus wants us to do, what you are really saying, as a Christian, is that Christ’s sacrifice on the cross was invalid. He died in vain because you believe we are still beholden to the old laws. That is what you, a self-professed good Christian, are saying to your god and his son, that their plan for your salvation wasn’t good enough for you.
So maybe actually read the thing before you start quoting it, because the implications of your actions go a lot deeper than you think.
/An atheist who understands Christian theology better than Bible-thumpers do.