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  •  That part of me is honesty, joy of life. Being (22+ / 0-)

    lied to sets me off. I use to ascribe to 'turning the other cheek', so to speak. No more, ran out of 'cheeks.' So I think what I've been protecting is what I've seen so many forgot- our innocence and trust of those and the world around us. These days what can anyone Trust?

    Thanks for the advice. I get it:)

    What was Revealed to me was actually quite spiritual. The real 'crimes' are the Bad Mean Hurtful things others to do someone On Purpose.  

    Is it any wonder that so many people who have been Bullied or Lied to all their lives suddenly turns on society?? In families, schools, churches, work place etc., etc. And because the bullying and lies etc., are so prevalent and so many guns around it doesn't surprise me at all that their are so many shootings. Very sad.

    "Time is for careful people, not passionate ones." "Life without emotions is like an engine without fuel."

    by roseeriter on Fri Jan 18, 2013 at 09:09:14 AM PST

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    •  I heard a commentary (13+ / 0-)

      the other day on the "turn the other cheek" verse that gives it a cultural context and a meaning very different from how we've been interpreting it.  I did not know at the time that this would be so meaningful, so I did not take note of where I heard it or who said it, and I greatly regret that now.

      But it was explained that the custom at that time (and I understand in some places is still the custom) one hand is used for "dirty" work such as cleaning oneself or touching a slave, who were considered subhuman at that time.  Therefore if a person slapped you with that hand you turned the other cheek to the person -- saying, in effect, "Go ahead, slap me again, but you'll have to recognize my humanity to do so."

      I hope we shall crush in its birth the aristocracy of our monied corporations which dare already to challenge our government to a trial by strength, and bid defiance to the laws of our country. -- Thomas Jefferson

      by nilajean on Fri Jan 18, 2013 at 10:13:54 AM PST

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