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.
So Jesus is advocating a nonviolent psychological warfare tactic exploiting social norms re: dominance & perceived superiority.
I like Jesus an awful lot.
UPDATE: link to 4x01 fixed. let me know if there are any other problems!
wanna catch up on game of thrones before the next season?
oke here it is on google drive; click to play, or to download press the arrow button then ‘download anyway.’ enjoy!:
I feel like I have been waiting for this my entire life
I just fell out of my chair.
aaand of course:
i have been waiting for this to show up in my dash forever
can I just
Guys it got better.
God, did it get better.
sherlockian need a lesson on what “better” means
What’s that on the ground next to Sherlock??
OH RIGHT. IT’S MY HEART. SHATTERED INTO A MILLION TINY PIECES. Thanks for finding it for me.
be like cat paws
very nice, very soft, very squishy,
but when threatened?
Cas goes from not really caring about human lifes as long as it’s for a greater cause to doing everything just for one. Now that’s what I call character development.
Fallen Tree Stands Back Up
Science side of tumblr, please explain?!
well due to the tree being pissed off he packed his shit and left
thanks science side of tumblr
let’s start a “queer kids identifying with monsters and villains because we grew up watching queercoded bad guys in every show and movie” club
like this is a thing that i think a lot of queer people do without realising even…