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I Won't "Turn the Other Cheek"

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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 18-21, F 2 Responses Feb 8, 2012

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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 66-70, M 2 Responses Jun 15, 2011

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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 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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    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 66-70, M 22 Responses Aug 26, 2009

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