"If anyone slaps you on the right cheek, turn to them the other cheek also"
#MY HIGH SCHOOL RELIGION TEACHER TOLD US THIS IN GRADE 9 AND IT WAS AWESOME
#he was a badass that Mr Hubbard
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.
The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, by C.S. Lewis. 1950.
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I laughed so hard but
Everyone has just the name there right, but then theres fucking GOT and Daenerys
Game Of Thrones:
Daenerys Targaryen of House Targaryen, First of her Name, Queen of the Andals and the First Men, Lady Regent of the Seven Kingdoms, Protector of the Realm, Khaleesi of the Great Grass Sea, Breaker of Chains, and Mother of Dragons
Jennifer talking about her experience at Wholefoods on the day of The Hunger Games’ release.
(Source: maysileed, via stolenearth)