"If anyone slaps you on the right cheek, turn to them the other cheek also"

Matt 5:39

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.   

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MOther FuCKeR

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THAT makes a lot more sense, now, thank you. 

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we’re doing this rn in theology class but im gonna be That Person and ask for a source because this sounds legit but if im gonna talk about this im gonna need to cite something

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ok found a few sources for this actually so Yes this seems like a solid reading of the quote

http://www.online-literature.com/forums/showthread.php?17076-quot-Turning-the-Other-Cheek-quot

http://www.ualberta.ca/~cbidwell/DCAS/third.htm (about a third of the way down)

I need someone to preach this. I’ll have to use it in some spoken word at church.

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Jesus said slap that hoe back. 

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Yay, sources! I heard this a while ago but didn’t have any evidence to go on. I’m so glad. That passage isn’t about being nice to your oppressors, turning the other cheek isn’t an act of passivity. It’s about turning the tables and taking back dignity. It’s about shaming those who would oppress. People don’t seem to get that Jesus wasn’t a ‘bear your yoke quietly’ kind of guy. He was an agitator and a radical, and these kind of readings inspire me so much to fight, not just people on the street but people in the church who would have us accept their toxic teachings and ask for more.

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Yeah, shit like this? Just proves how much those in power deliberately warp shit to their benefit. They twist any sort of resistance to the status quo to be utterly useless and then sneak it into everything as subtle propaganda. Like how “violence is never the answer” and “an eye for an eye leaves the whole world blind” are the twisted versions that deprive folks of justice. No revolution was truly 100% bloodless, tho history can be rewritten to erase that fact, or skew it to serve as fear-mongering bullshit.

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I will reblog ever time it’s on my dash. This is important.

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Kinky Signs of the Zodiac

enchantedbytheuniverse:

  1. Scorpio
  2. Virgo
  3. Aquarius
  4. Pisces
  5. Leo

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shatters-themoon:

suckeredin:

throughmythirdeye:

What happens when a stream of water is exposed to an audio speaker producing a loud 24hz sine wave

this is the raddest shit EVER

this is a great way to demonstrate how energy moves for students.  hm…..!

shatters-themoon:

suckeredin:

throughmythirdeye:

What happens when a stream of water is exposed to an audio speaker producing a loud 24hz sine wave

this is the raddest shit EVER

this is a great way to demonstrate how energy moves for students.  hm…..!

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why i’m not an activist

[in response to this article][originally posted on fb 11/11/13]

i’ve been frustrated with how oakland is trampled on by activists and queers and out-of-towners and this article sort of just threw me over the edge.
first of all, hooray for places that people can feel free to b queer! ~hurrah~
BUT.
calling oakland “an affordable alternative to San Francisco” is totally overlooking the reasons WHY oakland is “affordable” and toward whom that affordability is directed.

quick stats on oakland:
-one of the most ethnically diverse cities in the country
-also one of the most racially integrated cities in the country (in selective neighborhoods)
-most same-sex couples per capita
-city with one of the highest homicide rates in the country (131 homicides in 2012)
-18.5% of the population is below the poverty line (1 in 5)
-white is a minority race (to black)
-location of city slicker farms, the book that launched urban ag activists into west oakland
and, for those of us in college:
-48/100 students will graduate from high school (http://www.sfgate.com/education/article/Study-puts-Oakland-dropout-rate-at-52-Mayor-2687984.php)
-african american males are “almost as likely to be killed as they are to graduate [high school]” (http://www.sfchronicle.com/local/bayarea/item/Even-Odds-Day-2-23198.php)

let’s be real right now. oakland is an arts & culture city, broke, with more crime than college graduates. it is a city of struggle and strife and that’s what makes it beautiful.
BUT.
so many oakland residents are being displaced by the academic transplants that have the privilege of a college diploma (which is, like, 100x the privilege of a high school diploma). queer, environmental justice, economic justice, and art activists have unconsciously gentrified oakland. this means having the privilege of affording what generations of residents have struggled to afford. this means a neocolonialist movement into a city that is akin to the colonialist history of movement in other countries where activism is the sword from which the locals fall. this means having the privilege of vocabulary like ‘privilege’ and ‘gentrification’ and ‘heteronormativity’ etc etc without the accountability of practicing that vocabulary or understanding that these words grant transplants a privilege that is not as accessible to a lot of people in oakland. this means appropriating the struggle (i.e. activism) of others whose history is unique to its location where transplants have not experienced first-hand the actual, non-academically portrayed, real-fucking-life struggles of the residents.

before you move somewhere because it’s cool to be a part of a struggle, please please please be conscious of whose place you are taking in that struggle.

@9 months ago
#oakland #activism #anti-activism #gentrification #appropriation #privilege 

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Merkaba - Prima Earthly Pledge

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sulfur, mercury, breaking the ouroboros

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"Everything inside of me burns. I burn when I feel; I burn when I lie; I burn when I love. There is nothing halfway about the fire inside of me."

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this is what parental forgiveness looks like

this is what parental forgiveness looks like

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zowieee:

So, do you think the ancients had contact?  The Hidden History Of The Human Race and The Forbidden Archeology: http://goo.gl/7ZZD6

zowieee:

So, do you think the ancients had contact?

The Hidden History Of The Human Race and The Forbidden Archeology: http://goo.gl/7ZZD6

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blackfeminismlives:

We are the ones we’ve been waiting for. -June Jordan

Photos of South African women protesting in the streets against the Apartheid government.

1980s.

Read more about the critical roles women played during the anti-Apartheid struggle.

"we are the ones we have been waiting for"

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underminedgold:

"The outstretched arms and legs of a man form a square and a circle: the square symbolizes the solid physical world and the circle the spiritual and eternal. Man bridges the gap between these two worlds.”
-Leonardo D’Vinci

underminedgold:

"The outstretched arms and legs of a man form a square and a circle: the square symbolizes the solid physical world and the circle the spiritual and eternal. Man bridges the gap between these two worlds.”

-Leonardo D’Vinci

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