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.
I was just talking to Blue about taking the language of the Bible in the context of the time period in which it was written.
Somebody explain this shit to my family please and thank you.
Now that’s a good word(via queennubian)
Elie Wiesel (via imaan-daar)
if you believe in racism against white people
if you do and still believe in racism against white people
get off this planet
a life changing 22 seconds
bitch! She snatched the cap off too! That’s some heroic shit
THE CAP. SHE SNATCHED THE CAP TOO.
she ain’t even know what to do with herself after. all you can do is walk away. lmao
Me to myself when I wake up every day. (via shaehovah)
Just give him a snapback and he could be lightskint. Lordt
Mehcad Brooks True Blood sex scene.
i was wet as fuck when this aired on hbo. that motherfucker is sexyyyyy
Anaïs Nin (via ajna-aakhu)