If anyone slaps you on the right cheek, turn to them the other cheek also
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Matt 5:39

This specifically refers to a hand striking the side of a person’s face, tells quite a different story when placed in it’s proper historical context. In Jesus’s time, striking someone of a lower class ( a servant) with the back of the hand was used to assert authority and dominance. If the persecuted person “turned the other cheek,” the discipliner was faced with a dilemma. The left hand was used for unclean purposes, so a back-hand strike on the opposite cheek would not be performed. Another alternative would be a slap with the open hand as a challenge or to punch the person, but this was seen as a statement of equality. Thus, by turning the other cheek the persecuted was in effect putting an end to the behavior or if the slapping continued the person would lawfully be deemed equal and have to be released as a servant/slave.   

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MOther FuCKeR

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we’re doing this rn in theology class but im gonna be That Person and ask for a source because this sounds legit but if im gonna talk about this im gonna need to cite something

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ok found a few sources for this actually so Yes this seems like a solid reading of the quote

http://www.online-literature.com/forums/showthread.php?17076-quot-Turning-the-Other-Cheek-quot

http://www.ualberta.ca/~cbidwell/DCAS/third.htm (about a third of the way down)

I need someone to preach this. I’ll have to use it in some spoken word at church.

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Jesus said slap that hoe back. 

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Yay, sources! I heard this a while ago but didn’t have any evidence to go on. I’m so glad. That passage isn’t about being nice to your oppressors, turning the other cheek isn’t an act of passivity. It’s about turning the tables and taking back dignity. It’s about shaming those who would oppress. People don’t seem to get that Jesus wasn’t a ‘bear your yoke quietly’ kind of guy. He was an agitator and a radical, and these kind of readings inspire me so much to fight, not just people on the street but people in the church who would have us accept their toxic teachings and ask for more.

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Yeah, shit like this? Just proves how much those in power deliberately warp shit to their benefit. They twist any sort of resistance to the status quo to be utterly useless and then sneak it into everything as subtle propaganda. Like how “violence is never the answer” and “an eye for an eye leaves the whole world blind” are the twisted versions that deprive folks of justice. No revolution was truly 100% bloodless, tho history can be rewritten to erase that fact, or skew it to serve as fear-mongering bullshit.

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nicholaiplusone:

icantpromisethat:

perfectlyscrumptious:

justapeekofme:

Hey @boopatch, put away the corks I have found your next project…

Then when you get pissed off at someone and want to “throw the book at them”, it will make an impact they won’t readily forget!

Shut up! This is amazing!!!!!

whaaaaaat!
Finally Les Mis is going to be a literal brick. 

nicholaiplusone:

icantpromisethat:

perfectlyscrumptious:

justapeekofme:

Hey @boopatch, put away the corks I have found your next project…

Then when you get pissed off at someone and want to “throw the book at them”, it will make an impact they won’t readily forget!

Shut up! This is amazing!!!!!

whaaaaaat!

Finally Les Mis is going to be a literal brick. 

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wolves-whales-and-waves:

buckles-182:

I CANT DRAW A FUCKING LINE

SO THATS HOW THEY KEEP THE SAND IN PLACE!!!!!!! Ugh.

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blastortoise:

okay but when you have holocaust survivors and people who were activists during the civil rights movement supporting mike brown and then KKK members and neo nazi’s supporting the officer you should be able to figure out which side is the right one.

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algrenion:

overlypolitebisexual:

whenever i see these post-apocalyptic films set in the USA where everyone is pretty much just killing each other with no mention of other nations i always just assume that the rest of the world is fine and has learnt how to resume life as normal

 

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And it’s codswallop to boot. “Dirty blood.” Why, there isn’t a wizard alive today that’s not half-blood or less. More to the point, they’ve yet to think of a spell that our Hermione can’t do. Come ‘ere. Don’t you think on it, Hermione. Don’t you think on it for one minute.

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thevolutionofnerdy:

lesbianvenom:

i imagine severus snape going to the afterlife and seeing lily for the first time and he’s all happy but then lily starts repeatedly kicking snape in the shins and screeching “how dare you treat my son that way" and that’s basically their relationship for all eternity

Yes. please.

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