8:56 pm - 03/07/2012

Miley Encourages Thoughtful Discussion; People Bitch

Miley Cyrus, who recently transformed from a mildly irritating tween megastar to that liberal arts student in your freshman dorm with this poster on her wall, came under fire earlier this week for tweeting a photo that contained this quote, from physicist Lawrence Krauss:
“You are all stardust. You couldn’t be here if stars hadn’t exploded, because the elements (carbon, nitrogen, oxygen, all the things that matter for evolution) weren’t created at the beginning of time. They were created in stars. So forget Jesus. Stars died so you can live.”

Unsurprisingly, some of Cyrus’ more devout Christian followers took offense to the “forget Jesus” segment of the quote, and took up verbal arms against the 19-year-old. “Forget that Jesus?” inquired one follower, before adding a simple, but profound, “:/”. Other followers told Cyrus to go to hell, bemoaning the apparent loss of her trademark Southern Baptist beliefs.

But Cyrus, who has also advocated for gay marriage rights, is taking the backlash in stride. “How can people take the love out of science and bring hate into religion so easily?” she tweeted last Tuesday, before following up with a quote from another physicist, Albert Einstein. “Science without religion is lame. Religion without science is blind.”

So basically, much like bazillions of other people throughout the entirety of human existence, Miley Cyrus is questioning the religious doctrine she was raised with and attempting to form her own opinions. Only she’s expressing them on Twitter. Kids these days, right?

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callmemaybe 8th-Mar-2012 02:04 am (UTC)
how do you know they're white........................
bronze 8th-Mar-2012 03:29 am (UTC)
cantbetamed 8th-Mar-2012 09:51 pm (UTC)
lol lbr
mileyzanessafan 8th-Mar-2012 06:23 pm (UTC)
cantbetamed 8th-Mar-2012 09:52 pm (UTC)
get_your_shovel 11th-Mar-2012 08:48 am (UTC)
That shit pisses me off. Any other race besides Caucasian can get away with saying blatantly racist things but god forbid a white person say shit about any other race. if someone said "black people shouldn't be allowed on the Internet", someone would get offended but it's cool for you to do it? Fuck that. If black people want white people to stop being racist, maybe the same rules should apply. Doesn't matter what color your skin is, making fun of another race is rasicm and it's fucking wrong.
briknowsbest 8th-Mar-2012 02:03 am (UTC)
This is a terrific post imo
flawlessa 8th-Mar-2012 02:07 am (UTC)
I liked her follow up tweets on the issue

It makes me sad to think the world is this way. Like Einstein says "Science without religion is lame. Religion without science is blind."

How can people take the love out of science and bring hate into religion so easily?

I feel like she is still a person who is religious but more spiritual instead now and not as indoctrinated as she was before. It's just a natural progression as you get older imo, to question the things you were taught to believe when you were a child.
cadaver11 8th-Mar-2012 10:04 am (UTC)
You can if you choose to.
yeezy 8th-Mar-2012 02:49 am (UTC)
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swifterland 8th-Mar-2012 03:24 am (UTC)
ikr? people's opinions are constantly changing because as they go through life they grow and learn from their experiences, even celebrities. i mean, i've gone to a private catholic school since i was in the first grade, and my thoughts and opinions on my religion are always changing, despite my environment. and it's good for people to change their minds because it shows growth, like imagine if people all had the same mindsets/thoughts/opinions they had when they were 15... the world would be screwed.
puddleduck_01 8th-Mar-2012 02:51 am (UTC)
If you actually get into the new testament of the bible, it's relationship and faith more so than the specifics of how everything was created ect. As a christian, it's the relationship between you and christ that makes the difference. You can believe in evolution and still be a christian, in fact many people are. I personally think the issue was that she supported something that said 'forget jesus' not anything else. Had she simply made a comment on the two religion and science, the backlash wouldn't of been as heavy.

People have got to remember that she's entitled to feel and think and believe in what she wants to.
Each person has a different relationship and outlook on God/Religion, and they go through stages of that walk.

It sucks because I'm sure there are people out there that are now thinking "Miley agree's with me, I have new respect for her." When for all we know, her feelings towards christianity are the same. Then again it goes the other way, there are now people out there saying she's in the wrong or going to hell or all sorts of other things, and that judgement is just as wrong as what they're insisting she did. It's a very heavy thin line and I for one feel sorry for her right now.

No one should have their faith or their beliefs judged and thrown against them.
Her walk with God is hers, it belongs to her alone.

It's such a shame that she is being victimised for something she probably had no intention of doing.
bronze 8th-Mar-2012 03:30 am (UTC)
Other followers told Cyrus to go to hell

gracemym 8th-Mar-2012 03:41 am (UTC)
“Science without religion is lame. Religion without science is blind.”

that is a perfect quote, that's how i see it. Miley really need to stop taking everything so seriously... for real
spassbremse123 8th-Mar-2012 08:12 am (UTC)
I wouldn't really call it perfect to engage in able-ism just to produce an edgy quote.
mesmerizings 8th-Mar-2012 04:23 am (UTC)
i think the "forget Jesus" part of the quote was probably what people found most upsetting. like it's cool to be spiritual and look at things from a scientific point of view, but if you straight up say "forget Jesus" after touting to the public your faith in God and Jesus several times in the past, it seems pretty hypocritical and inappropriate.
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mesmerizings 8th-Mar-2012 05:14 am (UTC)
i know that, i'm just saying that's probably the reason why everyone's flipping shits. those two words alone can be very offensive if the rest of what she was trying to say wasn't understood, so it kinda makes sense to me why she got the reaction she did
spassbremse123 8th-Mar-2012 08:11 am (UTC)
"who recently transformed from a mildly irritating tween megastar"

Really? I didn't notice any transformation.
fabmofo 8th-Mar-2012 08:27 am (UTC)
“Forget that Jesus?” inquired one follower, before adding a simple, but profound, “:/”.

But really, people need to leave Miley alone. Every little thing she says gets turned in to soe huge drama. Let the girl have her opinions and believes.
sweetchild92 8th-Mar-2012 08:39 am (UTC)
Science without religion isn't lame, it's science.
getmeadoctor 8th-Mar-2012 12:20 pm (UTC)
everyone has been through that point in their life where they question their religion, its nbd especially if you're growing up. She however didn't have to be so open about it.
totallymya 8th-Mar-2012 05:14 pm (UTC)
She was just high. Jeez
arilicious 8th-Mar-2012 08:54 pm (UTC)
wow, people are STUPID!
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