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[–] RiversOfStars 0 points 37 points (+37|-0) ago 

There is a big difference between turn the other cheek and taking your enemies onto your breast.

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[–] WhiteSurvivalist 1 points 16 points (+17|-1) ago 

I've taken the 'turn the other cheek' bit to concern your brothers. I took it this way prior to seriously reading the Bible, once I read the entire book of Matthew a few times, it seems pretty certain that is what is being said. Matthew 5:22 relates to this. I struggled with Matthew 5:28, but I realized, it's not concerning all women, obviously. http://biblehub.com/kjv/matthew/5.htm But women who having sex with who it would be considered adultery to have sex with (brothers wife, members of your church wives and so on).

If turning your cheek was meant to be taken literally, Christianity would never have survived. The biggest clue to this though concerns Jesus commanding his disciples to buy swords and what they did with them when they merely threatened Jesus.

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[–] Trash_Panda 0 points 13 points (+13|-0) ago  (edited ago)

It just means don't get caught up over stupid stuff. People who are emotionally immature and childish always get obsessed over petty shit. Especially in relationships. Or online, people talk shit and get pissed off while you keep your cool and they end up looking like the fool.

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[–] 12235438? 0 points 7 points (+7|-0) ago 

To "turn the other cheek" is to ignore an insult, not to let someone have their way with you.

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[–] BLOODandHONOUR 0 points 6 points (+6|-0) ago  (edited ago)

In Matthew 5:28, Jesus is trying to explain that all have sinned and there is no one who can say: "I have honestly never sinned before, ever." A sin does not require a physical action, it could even be a thought. He is explaining that not a single person can come to the Father unless they accept the gift of Jesus Christ.

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[–] Trapezoidal 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

Turn the other cheek, Jews wanted to place Jesus in trouble with the Roman authority, so that God would help his prophet by destroying the Romans thus twisting the will of God. When a Roman strikes a believer what should we do asked the Jews as if they don't know...had Jesus said strike him back an eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth as God commanded then they will inform on him and the Romans would arrest him for aggression and had he said don't do anything then he was no Prophet. Jesus said Turn the other cheek.....as an act of defiance a roman striking a second time would elevate the Slave Jew to his level. Something no cowardly Jew would ever dare do. Think about it like the hulk hogan I slap you you stare in my eyes and give me the other cheek. Jews tried several times over and over to get Jesus in trouble with the Authority until in the end they handed him over to them, but did they have the last laugh...

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[–] csicskageci 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

Yes, but there is an even more precise way to say this. While I have no idea about the original Aramaic/Greek/Hebrew, in the Latin Bible "love your enemies" is translated as "inimicos". Now in Latin, the word for actual enemies, the enemies of the community, from outside the community, like a country you war with are called "hostes". "Inicimos" are enemies inside the community - basically RIVALS.

So it is "love your rivals"

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[–] Schreiber 1 points 1 points (+2|-1) ago 

All I can say is, if heaven is real, this polish priest will go to heaven and this despicable pope will go to hell.

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[–] Orfion 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

csicskageci is actually pretty close. This particular topic is one I bring up when people quote the bible because it shows how historical culture can distort the message. In short, a man asks Jesus something like, "If a man shall strike me for following you what shall I do." Jesus replied to the effect offer him the other cheek or "turn the other cheek" The idea being someone insults you for following Jesus by backhanding you. That was an insult at the time. Now the one doing the insulting (insulter (my made up word.)) would only do this with his right hand. Why only his right hand? Because you wiped your ass with your left and there was no toilet paper. You would never touch someone with your left hand. So, if you turn the other cheek the only way for him to slap you is with an open palm. To slap someone with an open palm was, while still trying to piss someone off, a gesture of equality.

Jesus, was simply saying, "Make them treat you as an equal."

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[–] tendiesonfloor [S] 5 points 22 points (+27|-5) ago 

I eat downvoats every time I say it. I'm still not going to stay saying it. The Catholic Church will be a sect of Islam in 20 years.

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[–] Octoclops 1 points 3 points (+4|-1) ago 

I'm guessing you get fewer downvotes every time.

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[–] ErrorHasNoRights 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago  (edited ago)

Meh. It's lasted 2,000 years with the doctrine intact, despite the many idiots who were, at times, in authority and despite all kinds of external attacks. I don't think the low-IQ Muslims are going to be able to out-do that.

I do see them taking over Rome, though. That could definitely happen.

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[–] BT-1000 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

You should cross post this to v/niggers

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[–] kammmmak 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago  (edited ago)

Islam would have none of that.

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[–] SexMachine 1 points 11 points (+12|-1) ago 

That guy is an anti-pope. They forced out our Hitler Youth pope for this "progressive" faggot lover.

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[–] Pwning4Ever 2 points 4 points (+6|-2) ago 

The Catholic cult felt they were running out of cult followers so now they're pandering to progressive millennial assholes that hate religion

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[–] Radippo 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Now people just have more angles to hate them. Take your pick: pedophile apologists, sjws, nazi informers...

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[–] ErrorHasNoRights 0 points 10 points (+10|-0) ago 

Not really seeing the issue here. What else is one supposed to do? People have been privately praying for this for awhile now.

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[–] Lafall 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

Roman Catholic Church and Pope Use The Symbols Of Pagan Satanics? Vatican newspaper has declared that parts of ''The Satanic Verses'' could be considered blasphemous? Chief exorcist says a Devil pedo entity is in Vatican

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[–] newoldwave 0 points 7 points (+7|-0) ago 

Dear Pope, You out your fucking mind?

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[–] ardvarcus 1 points 5 points (+6|-1) ago 

You and me both, Father. Your pope believes in nothing other than communism.

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[–] Deplorablepoetry 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

“..give us this day our daily bread, and with your grace make that faggot pope dead..”

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[–] derram 0 points 5 points (+5|-0) ago 

https://archive.fo/eWDaU :

Polish priest wishes Pope early death over call for Catholics to take in Muslim refugees

'A Polish priest has been called to account for his actions after wishing an early death on Pope Francis. '

'Father Edward Staniek, a parish priest in the southern city of Krakow, had apparently been angered by the pope’s call for Catholics to take in Muslim refugees because it was their Christian duty. '

'In a sermon delivered last month Father Staniek said: “I pray for the Pope in his wisdom to open his heart to the Holy Spirit, but if he does not, I pray for his quick departure to his Father’s house. '

' I can always ask God for a happy death for him because a happy death is a great grace.”Later in the sermon he said there is “no dialogue” with Muslims, and that the “doors to the diocese and parish are open only to believers in Jesus Christ.”'


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[–] ConquistadorCoronado 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

francis promised that he would have a short papacy what happened to that?

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[–] Lafall 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

the Dark Pope? Anti Christ Iranian and Sunni Islam leader meets with Pope Francis for third time? Vatican investigates Catholic group after exorcism claim that Francis is devil's man

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