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.
THAT makes a lot more sense, now, thank you.
Worth reading: http://dharmagates.org/other_cheek.html
Basically the Sermon on the Mount isn’t about being super nice to your oppressors, it’s about confronting privilege in ways that make oppressors uncomfortable
It’s 2048 and there’s no bullet proof glass for cop cars?
So I just learned that if Loki and Squirrel Girl are even in the same room in Marvel Heroes, Loki will express joy and relief that he has, after all these years, finally found a formidable opponent.
bradleecoopers asked: did he accidentally glue that plaid shirt to his body?
hahaha I think he only packed two casual shirts? It’s different from yesterday’s but it’s the one he wore on Friday. One can only hope that it used it’s reprieve from sweaty Coop’s body wisely and was put in the laundry
The question is what will he wear to GMA on Monday… back to the Saturday plaid again?