"The bible does NOT become out dated. There were problems such as homosexuality and bestiality since the beginning of time. If God made the bible to become outdated then we would not refer to it now and it would become worthless with time. Gods words will NEVER loose their significance or their bearing."
No one believes the Bible is outdated, but it must be read in the correct context. The Bible is not a blanket statement of yes and no, but a guide to be understood in the way it was written. Otherwise you get a bunch of misinformation like protestants.
"As for the tattoos, the bible clearly states not to defile the temple of god. REGARDLESS of the context, you don’t destroy your body. People often say “it’s my body, I can do what I want”; incorrect, it’s not your body, its god’s, he is just lending it to you for 80 some odd years, so you ought to take good care of it."
No one disputes that you shouldn't defile your body, but who says tattoos are defiling? What isn't defiling? someone could argue eating McDonalds or Burger King is defiling your body...
What about sugary soft drinks like Coke and Pepsi? The only difference is that those are internal while a tattoo is external. Yes, a tattoo is permanent, so it eating fatty fast foods where the fat clogs arteries, the sugar damages the body also..
"What is the benefit of destroying your body? Expressing yourself? Save the liberal attitude for gay rights activists. There is no benefit to defiling the temple of Christ."
I never saw anyone destroyed for getting a tattoo... what about those who previously did get them? Are they all damned to hell? Homosexuality and tattoos are not the same thing, equating those two is heinous
I disagree with blanket statements of condemnation, you can't judge a persons intention by looking at the external only. I say leave the judgments to God, if you have a righteous reason to get a tattoo, do it, otherwise its best to refrain. Just remember it is permanent..