Sunday, September 21, 2008

SDA Tats

Following up the story that Shawn Boonstra plans to hit the big city (Los Angeles) despite his not being "gangsta", I found this photo of someone who certainly is. At least as gangsta as an Adventist can be. Here's the photo from Flickr, courtesy of user http://flickr.com/photos/sergei1971/

Now here's the big, big question: Is gettting "Seventh-day Adventist" tattooed on the forearm super-tough or just plain nerdy?

13 comments:

RD said...

Apparently someone without a shred of doubt (and a high threshold of pain). I'm not sure if I admire this or am repelled by it. Hmm...

Caricatures of Adventists said...

Perhaps there was a lingering bit of doubt...wanting to make sure that God knew with certainty that this person is part of the remnant, he had it set like a seal upon his arm.

Alexander Carpenter said...

Brings a whole new meaning to right (or left) arm of the message.

Caricatures of Adventists said...

Nothing like wearing your faith on your sleeve, except having it inked on your arm.

Spring said...

Kind of contradiction in a way, considering that Adventists say tattoos are a defilement of the body's temple. But it definately made me laugh!

Richard said...

As long as there isn't a mark on his forehead....

Anonymous said...

it's weird

Anonymous said...

By the way, I'm an adventist with a tattoo and still think it's weird

Anonymous said...

Leviticus 19:28 “‘Do not cut your bodies for the dead or put tattoo marks on yourselves. I am the LORD."

Anonymous said...

Leviticus 19:28 “‘Do not cut your bodies for the dead or put tattoo marks on yourselves. I am the LORD."

RockwoodD said...

“Anonymous” quoting Leviticus 28 about tattoos (btw I think they are tacky and low-class) why don’t you read the whole chapter? What about the part forbidding trimming the edges of your beard? What about the part forbidding wearing clothing containing two types of material? You Christians just pick and choose, don’t you? It also says a man can have intercourse with an engaged female and then bring a ram to the temple for forgiveness. Hmmm……

Bonnie said...

I'm not into tatoos or anything, but if one is going to do that shouldn't the get a metal man tatoo also? Just saying.. =)

Anonymous said...

to Rockwood;

What about Lev. 19:29, the verse right after the tattoo verse…
“Do not degrade your daughter by making her a prostitute…that’s only in the OT You can’t find that in the NT….Does it make it ok?

There are many other moral laws that are only forbidden in the OT…and not found in the NT…

In Matthew Henry’s Commentary, at the beginning of Lev 19 explains that most of Lev 19 are moral commandments that applies not only for Israel but for the New Testament Christian today.

Still some would argue…the verse before it talks about cutting your hair…what’s up with that?
Is it saying that we shouldn’t cut our hair? NO that’s not what that means…
Lev. 19:26-28…those 3 verses are clearly condemning pagan, witchcraft and heathen practices.
Verse 26 is plainly referring to “enchantment (spells or witchcraft) and not to observe the times…referring to astrology.
Verse 28 is the pagan demonic practice of cutting into your flesh and tattooing…
Why do you think the Lord would stick a verse right between those two verses that simply talks about haircuts?

You have to understand that God wasn’t forbidding haircuts…he was forbidding a pagan practice.

Matthew Henry’s Commentary says this:
Those that worshipped the hosts of heaven, in honor of them, cut their hair so as that their heads might resemble the celestial globe; but as the custom was foolish itself, so, being done with respect to their false gods, it was idolatrous.