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    49 KB Anonymous 05/12/11(Thu)06:30 No.14900640  
    I posted this topic in /lit/ but I think it's more than appropriate to post it here too:

    This isn't a religious debate thread, so don't worry. (And please don't make it one.)

    I just need to tap into the knowledge of those who have read and/or studied the bible. See, I play Shadowrun with a group of guys and during the session today I decided to give my character a religious zealot flavor. It went over with the group really well.

    I'm going to use religion as a platform to create an army that I will use to topple the syndicate bosses that the GM has created.

    So what I need are short bible quotes that make good one-liners during a fight, and I also need some slightly lengthier quotes that I can use to explain my motivation of rebellion religiously to anyone who asks, and also things to say to convince people (People who are often gang members or drug addicts) to join my cause.

    I've only read the bible up into the first book of Samuel, and that was a long time ago, so I really don't remember much.

    You help will be much appreciated.
    >> Anonymous 05/12/11(Thu)06:32 No.14900656
    "I have come not to bring peace, but a sword." -Jesus fucking Christ.
    >> Anonymous 05/12/11(Thu)06:34 No.14900671
    Written down and underlined. Good show, sir.
    >> Anonymous 05/12/11(Thu)06:35 No.14900673
    Just quote 40k.
    Here, just watch this.
    >> Anonymous 05/12/11(Thu)06:37 No.14900683
    Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou [art] with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.

    Psalm 23:4

    Little bit lengthy, so maybe cut it down to the first half.
    >> Anonymous 05/12/11(Thu)06:38 No.14900687
    Looks like there's a few useful lines in there. I'll continue to watch it. Thanks.
    >> Anonymous 05/12/11(Thu)06:39 No.14900692
    Exodus 22:18 normally works for killing people.
    >> Anonymous 05/12/11(Thu)06:39 No.14900693
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    >> Anonymous 05/12/11(Thu)06:39 No.14900697
    Wait, I just realized something.
    If you're party knows 40k/Dawn of War then it'll be pretty obvious you're quoting it.
    >> Anonymous 05/12/11(Thu)06:39 No.14900698
    >motivate rebellion

    Ehh, I don't know, bro. It kind of doesn't swing that way when you get to the roots of the reading material.
    >> Anonymous 05/12/11(Thu)06:39 No.14900699
    All those who do evil, hateth the light. John 3:20
    >> Leer 05/12/11(Thu)06:40 No.14900702
    The closest I have come that with a character who had an enchanted book containing both the Poetic Edda and Prose Edda, that he used to read from.... And to throw at people. He had it on a chain.
    >> Anonymous 05/12/11(Thu)06:40 No.14900704
    Jesus was all about following obeying the authority of them Romans bro.
    >> Anonymous 05/12/11(Thu)06:41 No.14900705
    That quote actually came to mind today. Since it's so popular it might be too cliche.

    And normally I would try to cut of the more recognizable valley of the shadow of death part, and go with "I fear no evil: for thou [art] with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me." except, like most gaming groups, mine is too immature not to break out into a discussion of penises right then and there.
    >> Anonymous 05/12/11(Thu)06:41 No.14900707
    It depends what kind of rebellion you mean. You're definitely allowed to fuck with the corrupt, a'la Jesus with the moneylenders. You just can't screw with legitimate authority. Give unto Caesar, that which is Caesar's, etc.
    >> Anonymous 05/12/11(Thu)06:41 No.14900708
    Deuteronomy 13:15 "Thou shalt surely smite the inhabitants of that city with the edge of the sword, destroying it utterly . . . "
    >> Anonymous 05/12/11(Thu)06:42 No.14900713
    Oh... hmm... Actually I think my GM used to play Warhammer.

    Alright, maybe I'll scratch that.
    >> Anonymous 05/12/11(Thu)06:43 No.14900714
    [Elisha] turned around, looked at them and called down a curse in the name of the LORD.
    Then two bears came out of the woods and mauled forty-two of the youths. - II Kings 2:23-24

    The god who answers by fire - he is God. I Kings 18:24

    Then Samson said, "With an ass's jawbone I have made asses of them. With an ass's jawbone I have killed a thousand men." - Judges 15:15-16
    >> Anonymous 05/12/11(Thu)06:43 No.14900715
    "Then you call on the name of your god, and I will call on the name of the LORD. The god who answers by fire - he is God."
    >> Morrowindfag 05/12/11(Thu)06:43 No.14900717
    And their members were like those of farmanimals and their emissions like those of donkies.
    Ezekiel 23:20

    ... they had horsecocks and came buckets
    >> Anonymous 05/12/11(Thu)06:43 No.14900719
    Warhammer 40k? Oh well if its just the GM he'll probably just be amused.
    >> Anonymous 05/12/11(Thu)06:44 No.14900722
    The path of the righteous man is beset on all sides by the inequities of the selfish and the tyranny of evil men. Blessed is he who, in the name of charity and good will, shepherds the weak through the valley of darkness, for he is truly his brother's keeper and the finder of lost children. And I will strike down upon thee with great vengeance and furious anger those who would attempt to poison and destroy My brothers. And you will know My name is the Lord when I lay My vengeance upon thee.

    It's long, but god damn this is exactly what you need to say.
    >> Anonymous 05/12/11(Thu)06:45 No.14900723
    "But let judgment run down as waters, and righteousness as a mighty stream."
    Amos 5:24

    "For they have sown the wind, and they shall reap the whirlwind"
    Hosea 8:7

    Seriously, I found these and >>14900714 these after google 'badass Bible quotes'. Put in a little effort next time?
    >> Anonymous 05/12/11(Thu)06:45 No.14900724
    Actually "Suffer not the witch to live" IS from the Bible.
    >> Anonymous 05/12/11(Thu)06:45 No.14900727
    Good one. Thanks.
    >> Anonymous 05/12/11(Thu)06:45 No.14900731
    During those days people will seek death but will not find it; they will long to die, but death will elude them. . (Revelation 9:6).
    >> Anonymous 05/12/11(Thu)06:45 No.14900732
    It disturbs me they knew facts about animal genitals such a long time ago.
    >> Anonymous 05/12/11(Thu)06:46 No.14900737
    The path of the righteous man is beset on all sides by the iniquities of the selfish and the tyranny of evil men. Blessed is he who, in the name of charity and good will, shepherds the weak through the valley of darkness, for he is truly his brother's keeper and the finder of lost children. And I will strike down upon thee with great vengeance and furious anger those who would attempt to poison and destroy My brothers. And you will know My name is the Lord when I lay My vengeance upon thee.

    for a long one, surprised no one mentioned this yet... Then again not sure if it's actually a bible quote or just a badass line from pulp fiction made to sound like it.
    >> Anonymous 05/12/11(Thu)06:47 No.14900738
    Jesus answered, My kingdom is not of this world: if my kingdom were of this world, then would my servants fight, that I should not be delivered to the Jews: but now is my kingdom not from hence.

    John 18:36

    The real shit comes after death.
    >> Anonymous 05/12/11(Thu)06:47 No.14900741
    "The path of the righteous man is beset on all sides by the iniquities of the selfish and the tyranny of evil men. Blessed is he who, in the name of charity and good will, shepherds the weak through the valley of darkness, for he is truly his brother's keeper and the finder of lost children. And I will strike down upon thee with great vengeance and furious anger those who would attempt to poison and destroy My brothers. And you will know My name is the Lord when I lay My vengeance upon thee." Ezekiel 25:17

    Maybe a little cliché, but then again the movie is pretty old and I bet there are loads of young people who've never seen it.
    >> Anonymous 05/12/11(Thu)06:47 No.14900745
    "Fear not that which can destroy the body - Fear only that which can destroy the immortal soul."

    "The fear of Hashem (God) is the first step on the road to wisdom."
    >> Anonymous 05/12/11(Thu)06:48 No.14900746
    I'm genuinely sorry.

    I honestly couldn't think of any keywords to use in a search. I thought "Awesome" or "badass" bible quotes would bring me a lot of stuff that wouldn't fit.

    Thank you, though.
    >> Anonymous 05/12/11(Thu)06:48 No.14900749
    You aiming to be like this?
    >> Anonymous 05/12/11(Thu)06:48 No.14900750
    What's bizarre is that I don't think that that's actually a real quote, they just made it to sound like one. And they succeeded. I've heard my actual pastor quote it, though perhaps tongue-in-cheek.
    >> Anonymous 05/12/11(Thu)06:49 No.14900753

    >> Anonymous 05/12/11(Thu)06:49 No.14900754
    Pulp Fiction mind?

    You're right, I've never seen that movie, though. Nice quote though.
    >> Fog 05/12/11(Thu)06:49 No.14900755
    Actually the line is "Suffer not a Caster of harmful spells not to live." in the original text.
    But King James Had a hard-on for witches when he had the good book translated so.... Yeah...
    Dresden Files if you wonder.
    >> Anonymous 05/12/11(Thu)06:50 No.14900758
    Well, pretty much everything Jesus said about justice for the poor is great fodder for this. Luke 4:17-21 is thus:

    17 And the scroll of the prophet Isaiah was given to him. He unrolled the scroll and found the place where it was written, 18 "The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim liberty to the captives and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty those who are oppressed, 19 to proclaim the year of the Lord's favor." 20 And he rolled up the scroll and gave it back to the attendant and sat down. And the eyes of all in the synagogue were fixed on him. 21 And he began to say to them, "Today this Scripture has been fulfilled in your hearing."

    That's a pretty huge step there. "Hey, I'm here to save people." Almost EVERYTHING in Matthew 6-7, which is kind of a collection of a lot of His teachings, was about being good to people around you, a lot to the poor. Don't forget the entire book of Luke, which has been called the social justice Gospel, and has Jesus turning conventional concepts of poverty and race on their heads (The Good Samaritan? For cultural context, imagine that the Jew bleeding in the road was a white guy in 1820's South, the guys passing him were rich dudes and preachers, and the guy saving him was black). Paul's also got some great stuff on the rebellion against the sin nature of the world in Ephesians.
    >> Anonymous 05/12/11(Thu)06:51 No.14900762
    You really ought to get on that.
    >> Anonymous 05/12/11(Thu)06:51 No.14900765
    The Harrowing of Hell must be a goldmine. I haven't read it myself, though.
    >> Anonymous 05/12/11(Thu)06:51 No.14900766

    No problem.
    And some awesome quotes are turning up.

    If you go onto a bible verse website and do a search on 'destroy' or 'fire' or 'smite' or 'vengeance' then loads of stuff should pop up.
    >> Anonymous 05/12/11(Thu)06:51 No.14900767

    Look at

    >> Anonymous 05/12/11(Thu)06:53 No.14900775

    I want to play him in my next game. A modern day paladin, former wetworks guy, searching for redemption after a miracle saved his life. Not quite a badass Bible-thumping preacher/hunter, because he only really knows this one bit, but he's trying, dammit! See how many people catch on.
    >> Anonymous 05/12/11(Thu)06:54 No.14900779
    Wow, you guys are kicking /lit/s ass in the bible knowledge department. Thanks to everyone so far.

    What I had in mind while I was playing today was Fathor Grigori from Half-Life 2. My GM said he was envisioning Lee Van Cleef's character in the Man With No Name trilogy of movies. (Which I also haven't seen. Might go to the video store for them tomorrow since they aren't on Netflix instant streaming.)
    >> Anonymous 05/12/11(Thu)06:55 No.14900783
    It isn't actually where he says it is, and he made up everything before "and you will know my name is the lord" IIRC.
    >> Anonymous 05/12/11(Thu)06:56 No.14900792
    >What I had in mind while I was playing today was Fathor Grigori
    So, insane but badass.
    >> Anonymous 05/12/11(Thu)06:57 No.14900795
    Also, i seem to remember some good stuff in revelations, mainly because it's about the end of the motherfuckin world. If there are 7 syndicate bosses definitely check it out, as i remember a 7 headed beast in there somewhere.
    >> :stop music: 05/12/11(Thu)06:57 No.14900797
    If it has something to do with "Zealots", you should avoid christian (new testamental) quotes - Zealots were fundamental Jews.

    So you should concentrate on old testament. I hope the names work for english as well es for German...
    - 3. Mose (Levitikus) has lots of (somethimes short, sometimes weird) laws, maybe you find someting in here.
    - Josua and following tells the story of the military uprise of Irsael, so you might find something bloody/fundamental in here although it is kinda prosaic (and perhaps with few short quotable one-liners).
    - Psalms: Contain also Curses and stuff.
    - Proverbs: Consists ONLY of short slogans.
    - Some Prophets took very hard words against their "enemys", but too lazy to look them all through.

    Sorry for bad english.
    >> Anonymous 05/12/11(Thu)06:58 No.14900799

    One of the heads was a zombie, too.
    >> Anonymous 05/12/11(Thu)06:59 No.14900800
    >>14900737 here
    Thanks for mentioning that, i wanted to try a pally, but didn't really know how i would do it (only just started D&D, more of a wargamer) that is awesome though.
    >> Anonymous 05/12/11(Thu)06:59 No.14900802
    That's totally helpful dude, high five for ESL speakers.
    >> Anonymous 05/12/11(Thu)07:00 No.14900806
    "Be not far from me; for trouble is near; for there is none to help." The Psalms 22:11

    "Blessed be the Lord my strength, which teacheth my hands to war, and my fingers to fight. " The Psalms 144:1

    "My goodness, and my fortress; my high tower, and my deliverer; my shield, and he in whom I trust; who subdueth my people under me." The Psalms 144:2

    "O my God, I trust in thee: let me not be ashamed, let not mine enemies triumph over me." The Psalms 25:2

    "Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies; thou anointest my head with oil;
    my cup runneth over." The Psalms 23:5

    "Who is this King of glory?
    The LORD of hosts,
    he is the King of glory." The Psalms 24:10
    >> Anonymous 05/12/11(Thu)07:01 No.14900810

    Just start with a man who knows he needs to be saved and go from there. Fight tooth and nail to be a good man, and pray every day that it's good enough. One day, maybe you'll learn that He loves you no matter what...but until then, you fight for your salvation as hard as you can.
    >> Anonymous 05/12/11(Thu)07:02 No.14900819
    Pretty much. I need to basically put the fear of God in people through my words and actions.

    I haven't yet decided whether or not my religion is an act just to gain followers, or if my character actually believes it.
    >> Anonymous 05/12/11(Thu)07:03 No.14900822
    Not strictly biblical, but...

    God of Justice; Thou who saved us
    when in deepest bondage cast,
    Hear Thy [insert ethnic/national identity here] children's voices,
    Be our help as in the past!

    Nobody knows how to beg God for salvation like the Serbs.
    >> Anonymous 05/12/11(Thu)07:03 No.14900823
    An act? Well thats not badass at all.
    >> Anonymous 05/12/11(Thu)07:05 No.14900830

    Start out faking it, but then have something happen that causes you to start finding true faith. Replace cynical "manipulating people for the greater good" with "light in the darkness, hope for the hopeless" powah.
    >> Anonymous 05/12/11(Thu)07:05 No.14900832
    God will protect us, for he is a Serbian.
    >> Anonymous 05/12/11(Thu)07:05 No.14900833
    An interesting idea might be to have it start as the former, and slowly segue into the latter, as he realizes that what he's preaching is worth fighting for on its own merits, not just because of the power it has helped him acquire.
    >> Anonymous 05/12/11(Thu)07:06 No.14900835
    Reading the old testament, this is sounding increasingly likely.
    >> Anonymous 05/12/11(Thu)07:07 No.14900840
    That had crossed my mind. But I would need ideas on what the "something" event would be.

    Manipulating peoples religious beliefs to build an army isn't bad ass?
    >> Anonymous 05/12/11(Thu)07:08 No.14900844

    >Manipulating peoples religious beliefs to build an army isn't bad ass?

    No, it's trickery, and trickery is for faggots.
    >> Anonymous 05/12/11(Thu)07:09 No.14900848

    Someone needs to read up on their black liberation theology.
    >> Anonymous 05/12/11(Thu)07:10 No.14900850
    Touché, sir.

    I think I'll be taking these >>14900833
    >>14900830 gentleman's suggestions.
    >> Anonymous 05/12/11(Thu)07:12 No.14900857
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    >> Anonymous 05/12/11(Thu)07:12 No.14900858
    Incidentally, while the "but JESUS wasn't all about overthrowing earthly authority!" argument is somewhat germane, that's not stopped countless thousands from inciting rebellions, starting wars, and committing atrocities in his name. Damn near every modern Christian is an a la carte Paulite, so there's your out for avoiding literalism.

    And if you're a shamanic caster, you can even summon angels to do your dirty work.
    >> Anonymous 05/12/11(Thu)07:15 No.14900872
    Actually the faking religious beliefs until some event may work out surprisingly well.

    My GM has been causing special things to happen to me. It's happened twice so far. My character has cyber limbs, and in the first session my final blow on a guy caused me to "Feel as though I had a real arm" again, and today my arms sprouted mysterious vents that vent electric arcs, and I was the only one able to penetrate the enemies magical shield, but only through use of hand to hand combat.

    I have no idea where the GM is going with this, but we might be able to play off each other nicely.
    >> Anonymous 05/12/11(Thu)07:17 No.14900879
    My character is a gunslinger decked out in cyber limbs who dual wields revolvers.
    >> Anonymous 05/12/11(Thu)07:18 No.14900882
    Oddly enough, army creation isn't covered in the bible. I've only ever seen army leaders and heads of state portrayed in a bad light (Ramses, Nebuchadnezzar, Herod).
    >> Anonymous 05/12/11(Thu)07:22 No.14900900
    I think there was this one story about an army of men who won with sticks and rocks.
    >> Anonymous 05/12/11(Thu)07:23 No.14900903

    So no magics for you. Gotcha.


    Then you skipped the whole OT. It has a comprehensive list of Jewish leaders and kings from Moses to Herod, and most of 'em are levying armies, killing their opponents, raping their wives, and dashing their babies against the rocks. The ones you listed had the audacity to win against the Jews, so YHWH smote 'em but good. (AFTER letting his chosen people get slaughtered and subjugated, of course. That YHWH, what a funny guy...)
    >> Anonymous 05/12/11(Thu)07:23 No.14900905
    Dude, make it happen, and tell us about it afterwards. This is good copypasta in the making.
    >> Anonymous 05/12/11(Thu)07:25 No.14900919
    Hashem is clearly a believer in tough love. If you just do all their fighting for them, the Jews will get lazy and boring. Gotta let them get fucked a few times so that they're tough, and then actively nurture that toughness.
    >> Anonymous 05/12/11(Thu)07:25 No.14900920
    So, basically, murder and rape and pillage and genocide is good if performed by jews, and bad if performed upon jews.
    Oh, that wacky bible.
    >> Anonymous 05/12/11(Thu)07:26 No.14900930
    "For whosoever shall commit any of these abominations, even the souls that commit them shall be cut off from among their people." Leviticus 18:29

    "And I will set my face against you, and ye shall be slain before your enemies: they that hate you shall reign over you; and ye shall flee when none pursueth you." Leviticus 26:17

    "The LORD your God which goeth before you, he shall fight for you, according to all that he did for you in Egypt before your eyes." Deuteronomy 1:30

    "Understand therefore this day, that the LORD thy God is he which goeth over before thee; as a consuming fire he shall destroy them, and he shall bring them down before thy face: so shalt thou drive them out, and destroy them quickly, as the LORD hath said unto thee." Deuteronomy 9:3

    "God judgeth the righteous, and God is angry with the wicked every day. If he turn not, he will whet his sword; he hath bent his bow, and made it ready. He hath also prepared for him the instruments of death; he ordaineth his arrows against the persecutors." Psalms 7:11-13

    "Upon the wicked he shall rain snares, fire and brimstone, and an horrible tempest: this shall be the portion of their cup." Psalms 11:6

    "The wicked shall be a ransom for the righteous, and the transgressor for the upright." Proverbs 21:18

    "Thy men shall fall by the sword, and thy mighty in the war." 3.25 Isaiah
    >> Anonymous 05/12/11(Thu)07:34 No.14900979
    I'll do what I can, but 4chan is a fickle thing as it's composed of many people who are on at different times. If I post my story several weeks from now, I may just get a "Nobody cares".

    But I'll tell you what, since you're so interested give me your e-mail and I'll send you the story as soon as it happens.
    >> Anonymous 05/12/11(Thu)07:34 No.14900983
    It's apparently also good if performed upon the jews, because old Jebrovah sure as fuck didn't help them half the time.
    >> Anonymous 05/12/11(Thu)07:36 No.14900990
    Oh I cannae do that. But trust me, I am omnipresent. Post it, and we will be there to cheer you. I promise.
    >> Anonymous 05/12/11(Thu)07:36 No.14900992
    What if we archived this?
    >> Anonymous 05/12/11(Thu)07:39 No.14901006
    Alright, friend.

    You mean on sup/tg/? What's the process for that? And is my thread even good enough for that? If we did archive it would I just link to it when I start the new thread?

    I can certainly deliver in the future, if I know people will actually care.
    >> Anonymous 05/12/11(Thu)07:41 No.14901015
    Put thread id, add descriptions tags and stuff
    Oh we've archived shit threads, archiving this would be completely fine I'm sure.
    >> Anonymous 05/12/11(Thu)07:42 No.14901022
    Worst case scenario, you can just link to the Easymodo archive.
    >> Anonymous 05/12/11(Thu)07:44 No.14901027
    As a kid I was taken to church every Sunday and all that. After having a bit of a vocal secular rebellious phase in my teens, I've mellowed out and think about this kind of thing a fair bit. I hope that I can give a bit of an insight to some more abstract reasons for a religious rebellion and evangelical points. In a way I'm sort of struggling with the whole religion idea personally but that's beside the point...

    Forgive the capitalisation here... it's kinda necessary to make implications or emphasis.

    Reasons for Evangelical Preaching:
    - God tells you to preach The Word. (there are heaps of passages that say this, try google?)
    - "I am right" or "God is right" or "I am Right" or "God is Right". These are just an act of faith. I don't think there is much more to it than that.
    - Love. Having Faith in God is comforting etc. You want to share His Love with others.
    - Hate. (Luke 14:26 New International Version: If anyone comes to me and does not hate father and mother, wife and children, brothers and sisters—yes, even their own life—such a person cannot be my disciple.). What this /can/ mean to someone is that, by preaching the Word to them, the preacher has doomed them to live up to Christ's standards. If they had never heard of Our Baby Jesus then they would have to live up to the Bible's laws. Other versions of the Bible have slightly different wordings that change the meaning.

    Personally I think that last one is a very interesting one. The person can be greatly conflicted by preaching, because living up to Christ's standards is only barely possible or impossible. It's not meant to be easy, everyone is meant to constantly have their faith tested.

    >> Leer 05/12/11(Thu)07:47 No.14901041
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    Archived because You can
    >> Anonymous 05/12/11(Thu)07:49 No.14901047
    OP here. It's archived, and I put the archive in my book marks.

    Hopefully something cool will happen with this by the end of two weeks, otherwise it might take as long as a month.

    By the way, you guys are being really wonderful this morning. Thanks for all the support so far.
    >> Anonymous 05/12/11(Thu)07:50 No.14901053
    Did you archive it? Because I archived it too.

    Also, are all the archived threads approved by sup/tg/'s admin/mod?
    >> Leer 05/12/11(Thu)07:52 No.14901058
    Users define if the archive is shit or epic.
    Simple as that.
    >> Anonymous 05/12/11(Thu)07:56 No.14901078
    i remember this phrase that was written on a 12 or 13 century eastern church bible, it is not a bible verse, i think, it was simply written on the cover by whoever produced that bible
    i can only paraphrase it but it went something like this;

    "with You we destroy our enemies
    in Your name we crush those who hate us"

    i cant remember the source, i read it while browsing trough some book store, in some history book about religion, but it just stuck with me, on account of how christian it sounds, even la vey couldnt have said it better
    >> Anonymous 05/12/11(Thu)07:56 No.14901080
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    (This is my interpretation of it, other's will vary greatly, but the following is how I read the situation) Jesus believed that he would be resurrected after he was betrayed and then he would sit at the right hand of the Father... so he's running around thinking that it's all chill. But, as he was dying on the cross, he shouts out "Eloi Eloi lama sabachthani" (My God, My God. Why have you forsaken me?). So he's dying here and all of a sudden God removes His presence from Jesus. It's like saying "Go ahead and jump, I'll catch you" to your kid and as your kid is mid air, you run away. Imagine what the kid is thinking!

    Another interesting quote, way up there with the "Eloi" quote, is "I AM".

    The implications are amazing. It's a shout of existence. It's a shout of perfection. And if someone doubts God, then it implies the word that would state the opposite (?). So: "God doesn't love me" "I AM [LOVE]." Yeah, I took an entry level Philosophy course in Uni.
    >> Anonymous 05/12/11(Thu)08:03 No.14901113
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    To me, ignoring all the theological stuff that I can't answer and don't really care about that much, the philosophical questions/implications raised by the bible are just so interesting. It's so, so interesting to see how people respond to it. And how they understand it.

    OP: Colin McCahon. NZ painter. Very interesting if you want to step inside a religious person's head and see what he sees. Sadly, the pictures on the internet are of extremely poor quality. That one I posted about (A Question of Life or Death. (?)) is about 5 foot high and 8 feet in length. It's amazing.
    >> Anonymous 05/12/11(Thu)08:06 No.14901120

    Didn't Christ, like, cry tears of blood while praying in the Garden beforehand?
    >> Anonymous 05/12/11(Thu)08:10 No.14901144
    god only knows.

    Pun intended.
    >> Hopeless Necromantic 05/12/11(Thu)09:00 No.14901170
    This is like, my specialty:

    "No weapon that is formed against you will prosper; And every tongue that accuses you in judgment you will condemn"

    "Vengeance is MINE, sayeth the LORD!"

    "With an Ass's jawbone I have made asses of them!
    With an ass's jawbone I have killed thousands of men!"

    Holy, holy, holy
    is the Lord God Almighty,
    who was, and is, and is to come.

    The first woe is past; two other woes are yet to come.

    For the accuser of our brothers and sisters,
    who accuses them before our God day and night,
    has been hurled down.
    They triumphed over him
    by the blood of the Lamb

    Whoever has ears, let them hear.

    Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord from now on.

    “You are just in these judgments, O Holy One,
    you who are and who were;
    for they have shed the blood of your holy people and your prophets,
    and you have given them blood to drink as they deserve.”

    say to those with fearful hearts,
    “Be strong, do not fear;
    your God will come,
    he will come with vengeance;
    with divine retribution
    he will come to save you.”
    >> Anonymous 05/12/11(Thu)09:08 No.14901208
    "If God be with us, who shall be against us?" always struck me as a good one, though I can't remember where it is in the Bible. It was definitely used by the Roundheads in the English Civil War though.
    >> Anonymous 05/12/11(Thu)09:09 No.14901214
    Found the reference, Romans 8:31.
    >> Anonymous 05/12/11(Thu)09:17 No.14901251
    Nice ones.

    If you've got more I'm still here to read them.
    >> Anonymous 05/12/11(Thu)09:41 No.14901354
    General Badassery:
    >1 Corinthians 15:26
    "The last enemy that shall be destroyed is death."

    Extra intimidating after kicking massive arse:
    >John 1:27
    "He it is, who coming after me, is preferred before me, whose shoes' latchet I am not worthy to unloose."

    Quote parat either as a "Join me" or a "Do it Faggot"
    >Mark 10:38
    "You know not what you ask: can you drink of the cup that I drink of? and be baptized with the baptism that I am baptized with?"
    >> Anonymous 05/12/11(Thu)09:43 No.14901366
    >Quote parat
    "Quote part", sorry. Although thinking of parrots reminds me:
    >Blessed are the Cheesemakers
    >> Anonymous 05/12/11(Thu)09:59 No.14901444
    Job 30:29 - I am the brother of dragons, the companion of owls...

    Not inherently bad-ass, but with a little context (there are gangs known as dragons and owl, there are certain charms/spells/whatever-the-hell-Shadowrun-has which pertain to dragons/owls and the like.
    >> Anonymous 05/12/11(Thu)11:04 No.14901794
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    >> Anonymous 05/12/11(Thu)11:05 No.14901804

    The entire last part of Job is pretty much just God bragging about how awesome he is. You could probably steal quite a few verses from that section.
    >> Anonymous 05/12/11(Thu)11:11 No.14901836
    If you're looking for other religious quotes besides Bible verses, a lot of older hymns and prayers used by the church are pretty intimidating.

    "Dies Irae" remains one of my favorites, I had a character in Dark Heresy once that liked to quote it.

    >> Anonymous 05/12/11(Thu)16:40 No.14904834
    >> Anonymous 05/12/11(Thu)16:49 No.14904919
    And I will strew your bones on the mountains, and fill the valleys with your blood.
    And I will water the earth with thy stinking blood upon the mountains, and the valleys shall be filled with thee.
    When I snuff you out, I will cover the heavens and darken their stars; I will cover the sun with a cloud, and the moon will not give its light.
    I will make all the lights of heaven to mourn over thee: and I will cause darkness upon thy land, saith the Lord God, when thy wounded shall fall in the midst of the land, saith the Lord God.
    And hearing of your destruction the kings of faraway nations will worry at it.
    Yes, I will shock many lands, and their kings will be terrified at your fate. They will shudder in fear for their lives as I brandish my sword before them on the day of your fall.
    Ezekial 32:25-29
    >> Anonymous 05/12/11(Thu)17:04 No.14905086
    The LORD is a jealous God, filled with vengeance and wrath. He takes revenge on all who oppose him and furiously destroys his enemies! (nahum 1:2-8)

    Isaiah 13:16 "Their children also shall be dashed to pieces before their eyes; their houses shall be spoiled, and their wives ravished."

    Exodus 32:27 ". . . Thus saith the LORD God of Israel, Put every man his sword by his side, and go in and out from gate to gate throughout the camp, and slay every man his brother, and every man his companion, and every man his neighbour."

    “..To Fear the Lord is wisdom”
    --Job 28:28

    *"For our God is a consuming fire!"
    -- Hebrews 12:29

    “Behold, the day of the Lord cometh, cruel both with wrath and fierce anger...”
    -- Isaiah 13:9

    “Cursed be he who does the Lords work remissly, cursed he who holds back his sword from blood.”---- Jeremiah 48:10 NAB
    “Anyone arrogant enough to reject the verdict of the judge or of the priest who represents the LORD your God must be put to death.” ---- Deuteronomy 17:12 NLT

    For I will send into her pestilence, and blood into her streets ... and they shall know that I am the LORD.
    --Ezekiel 28:23
    >> Anonymous 05/12/11(Thu)18:58 No.14906250
    Quotes? Ahaha! Finally, my quote file will find use!

    "For the wages of sin is death."
    Bible, Romans vi. 23.

    "I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith."
    Bible, 2 Timothy iv. 7.

    "For I am fearfully and wonderfully made."
    Bible, Psalm cxxxix. 14.

    "Thou art weighed in the balances, and art found wanting."
    Bible, Daniel v. 27.

    "For they have sown the wind, and they shall reap the whirlwind."
    Bible, Hosea viii. 7.

    "Whoso sheddeth man's blood, by man shall his blood be shed."
    Bible, Genesis ix. 6.

    "Yet man is born unto trouble, as the sparks fly upward."
    Bible, Job v. 7.

    "Hitherto shalt thou come, but no further; and here shall thy proud waves be stayed."
    Bible, Job xxxviii. 11.

    "Out of thine own mouth will I judge thee."
    Bible, Luke xix. 22.

    "Be not wise in your own conceits."
    Bible, Romans xii. 16.

    "Be ye therefore wise as serpents, and harmless as doves."
    Bible, Matthew x. 16.

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