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View Diary: (UPDATED-Screed is DOWN!)Thank You, Pat Robertson! (200 comments)

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  •  No kidding! (12+ / 0-)

    Faux apologies not accepted.  

    Bible study's been a long time ago for me, too, but when someone pointed out that one passage to me waaaaay back when, it gave me huge relief.  
    It really angers me when victims are pressured to go the extra mile and turn yet another cheek to their abusers or God will also be angry with them.  Have they not felt enough of the guilt that rightly belongs to their abusers?  Must they be made to feel even worse and even more guilty for being angry over being horribly used and abused by another human being?

    "On their backs were vermiculate patterns that were maps of the world in its becoming. Maps...of a thing which could not be put back. Not be made right again."

    by middleagedhousewife on Tue Mar 27, 2012 at 07:40:11 PM PDT

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    •  And 'turning the other cheek' was NEVER supposed (7+ / 0-)

      to mean being a doormat! Same thing with the rest of the passage it comes from.

      It was about making someone who was abusing power overstep in ways others would notice. It was about making someone abusing you be forced to either back off or treat you as an equal.

      It was about the disempowered leveraging any socially and legally permissible advantage they could find.

      Turning the other cheek is not letting an abuser keep going. It's trying to get what they're doing noticed and stopped!

      Prayers and best wishes to those in Japan.

      by Cassandra Waites on Tue Mar 27, 2012 at 08:51:29 PM PDT

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