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GreenPartyVoter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-16-05 10:02 AM
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11. Turning the cheek may have been an empowerment move, not a
pacificism one.

Jesus never raised an army despite telling people to buy swords for defending themselves. And he never defended Himself, despite what was done to Him. And as for the turning over the tables in the temple court, I don't believe anyone was actually hurt during that incident.

So for myself I interpret Him and His actions as leaning toward peace and not war.

Big surprise there, eh? :P
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  - One word, BEATITUDES!!!  achtung_circus   Nov-16-05 07:51 AM   #1 
  - There are things on both sides  MemphisTiger   Nov-16-05 07:52 AM   #2 
  - the moneychangers incident is always taken out of context  ayeshahaqqiqa   Nov-16-05 07:55 AM   #4 
  - I always thought it was because they were doing business in a temple...  mark11727   Nov-16-05 11:41 AM   #17 
     - That's why Jesus drove them out  ayeshahaqqiqa   Nov-16-05 12:51 PM   #23 
  - This is the account that the pro violence christians always  triguy46   Nov-16-05 08:11 AM   #7 
  - Arguing with a fundie is a losing battle...  MemphisTiger   Nov-16-05 10:12 AM   #12 
  - I agree. I don't bother with it. I think the technical term for  triguy46   Nov-16-05 10:16 AM   #13 
  - But it speaks volumes that the one thing that DID make Him lose it  bunkerbuster1   Nov-16-05 11:48 AM   #19 
  - Turning the cheek may have been an empowerment move, not a  GreenPartyVoter   Nov-16-05 10:02 AM   #11 
  - So Jesus was a flip-flopper????  obreaslan   Nov-16-05 10:16 AM   #14 
  - Turning the other cheek was considered an act of defiance...  mikelewis   Nov-16-05 11:48 AM   #20 
  - Yeah, but the "two swords" story is also... drum roll please...  bunkerbuster1   Nov-16-05 11:49 AM   #21 
     - LOL, I have to try that one  MemphisTiger   Nov-16-05 12:43 PM   #22 
  - Blessed are the peacemakers  ayeshahaqqiqa   Nov-16-05 07:52 AM   #3 
  - I sooo prefer the Aramaic translations of the beatitudes--looky  soothsayer   Nov-16-05 08:02 AM   #5 
  - Neil Douglas-Klotz is great!  ayeshahaqqiqa   Nov-16-05 12:56 PM   #24 
  - Matthew 25  achtung_circus   Nov-16-05 08:03 AM   #6 
  - If you read on further, Jesus condemns his "false followers" for NOT  deutsey   Nov-16-05 08:46 AM   #8 
     - I like Matthew  achtung_circus   Nov-16-05 10:55 AM   #15 
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  - A new idea? any good?  BeFree   Nov-16-05 09:33 AM   #9 
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  - A long reply  never cry wolf   Nov-16-05 11:44 AM   #18 
  - thank you for your long but inspiring post  ayeshahaqqiqa   Nov-16-05 01:10 PM   #27 
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