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I Won't "Turn the Other Cheek"

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    What Did Jesus Mean?

    Most of us know of the "turn the other cheek" quotation from "The" Bible. Most think it advocates passivity as an example of a higher path. I heard that, too, but when a friend shared the following insight I took pause. My Sikh friend said that in the time of...
    freeed freeed 61-65, M 22 Responses Aug 26, 2009

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    I Never Forget.

    It's not that I won't, it's that I CAN'T. When I am offended or angered by someone, I will remember it forever until I have vengence. Most of the time, I can go without vengence though. But, if I do that, I will always remember the way the person treated me or someone I care...
    Icansee Icansee 18-21, M 9 Responses May 11, 2010

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    That was "good advice"? I don't think so.

    This follows up on my story "What Did Jesus Mean?" which has plenty of input. I thought I'd test the Pollyanna theory of giving more after having been used and abused. My neighbor conned me out of $20 a year ago, saying he'd be back "in 5 minutes" to repay the short term loan...
    freeed freeed 61-65, M 2 Responses Jun 15, 2011

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    I Wont Turn

    I am not so strong to show my other cheek when I got slapped on my face. It hurts a lot. I just try to hide my other cheek from getting slapped with my hands. However I get slapped on my other cheek also very easily. Teachers pull my hands and give tight slaps on both of my...
    schoolgirl97 schoolgirl97 16-17, F 2 Responses Feb 8, 2012

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    Don't Slap Me Unless You Really Really Mean It !

    Because I don't really give a **** what jesus ment. (I did not capitolize his name becasue TO ME he is no better than any one else that ever lived.)  He told this deciples to go sell what they had to buy swords and then found out that Peter already had one hidden and told...
    RetiredMerc RetiredMerc 56-60 1 Response Aug 27, 2009

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    No.....

    i turn around. you can't hurt me if i don't acknowledge your existence. i walk away. i'm gone. i got better things to do than phuck around with you. karma's gonna whoop that azz, i don't gotta.
    juggalove juggalove 31-35, F May 11, 2010

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    I just won't give up, it's just cowardly.
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    Who am I to judge you? I'm usually the one being judged and very misunderstood. Unless you're evil into all the bad things you might do to any human or domestic animal.Your life is...
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    lovedownunder lovedownunder 16-17, F 2 days ago

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    Eew. So not happening. What's the point? I mean, what exactly does it achieve? I am not easily aroused by words unless they are explicit and I can hear the man's voice as he growls...
    BrokenHeartedOlicityShipper BrokenHeartedOlicityShipper 70+, F 3 Responses 23 hrs ago

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    Trust me!!!! I don't appreciate being judged!!! I am in no room to judge!!! If every one would swap shoes for a week or so... I bet we'd all be a little less quick to judge...
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    Lies. I will judge you. Everyone will. HOWEVER, I'll make an effort to understand you and your perception of things and I'll try not to have a negative opinion of you just because...
    Friability Friability 18-21 3 Responses Nov 25

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    Social media bullies are the worst type of bullies. They act as though they have high moral fibre but hide behind these sort of sites and intimidate others as they have no life...
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    restored87 restored87 46-50, F 5 Responses Nov 23

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    I swear it's like everyone's mission to just get my temper running like I can't today :(
    DreaSmurph DreaSmurph 18-21, F Nov 23

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    It's not that I don't want to ask, it's that I don't know how. Since I've been in elementary school, I've been told to rely on myself, or maybe I've told myself that. My parents...
    Here2Help383 Here2Help383 16-17, M 3 Responses Dec 7

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    As long as you aren't sacrificing children because I'm not down for that.
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    I never quite understood why people go out of their way to make another person feel horrible about their own life choices. For a person to bash someone they don't even know, on a...
    acidpixiedust acidpixiedust 36-40, F 9 Responses Dec 9

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    Ha... you never have so I don't expect you to anyway... have a nice call with them...
    imgivingupnow imgivingupnow 18-21, F Dec 12

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    No reply, no additions. It's like, what's the point of adding that person if you aren't going to talk to them? Why did you even do it, to make your profile look good?
    SweetcakesJr SweetcakesJr 13-15, F Dec 12

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    I will never tell you I love you if I really don't mean it. I realise how much that could hurt someone, saying I love you but not really meaning it.
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    I know, I answered "wrong". he's like a girlfriend that doesn't want you but keeps showing up. I blocked him but he keeps coming back. I want his affection......DICCLAIMER:this is...
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    Yes, I do that. I don't want to remember those people and don't want to be remembered by them as well. This doesn't include my family. I'm just talking about fiends I make.
    Tawheed1994 Tawheed1994 18-21, M 2 days ago

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    if someone doesn't give me importance why on GOD'S EARTH would i give him or her importance except family
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    I hate not being able to eat in my own house :'(
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    But both need to drive to crazy for me.
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    Its weird and i dont know if its normal but at night, i can run faster, think better, i am stronger, im better at everything. I also have this voice in my head that wont go away...
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    It's hard to beat a person who never give up.
    Thiswillbethelast Thiswillbethelast 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 1

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    A lot of people in my family are psychic. My sister thinks she is, I think I am too. I can see the future, it's not controlled though so it's random and not as great. It's latent.
    TransmutedHeart TransmutedHeart 18-21, F Dec 1

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    Me hears past lovers thinking this. And now needs one from each gender. Why when me feels this way. Hmmm. Maybe need triage staff to cure me. Lmao.
    OddlyScintilating OddlyScintilating 46-50, M 1 Response Dec 4

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    I am the least indicated person to judge anyone. To point my finger upon a single being would imply thrice on to me. For this reason, I will not judge. After all, with a world...
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