A personal message from The XKit Guy
As I’ve said yesterday, I like to keep personal things personal. That being said, I’ve recently come across some posts about a terrible rumor that I would like to address, because I know how fast things like that spread on this website, and this is making me really sad and mad at the same time.
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When u see a cute person and they stretch and you see their tummy
My kids will absolutely not talk about pets in the past tense
"Teacher I have 4 dogs! Two are dead. Two live with me."
"So you have two dogs?" i ask
"NO, i have four. just two of them are gone."
this also applies to puppies/kittens they have given away.
"I have ten dogs! One mother and nine babies. We gave them to some people."
"So you have one dog?" i ask
"NO TEACHER, I HAVE TEN PET DOGS."
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.
- a party where everyone dresses up in fancy dresses, and you eat novelty chicken nuggets, fruit snacks, and drink capri suns and watch cartoons
- a party where everyone wears pajamas,and you drink red wine and have fancy finger foods and watch old Hollywood movies