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Subject:  Re: Lets Not Jump To Conclusions!!!! Date:  4/24/2013  2:00 AM
Author:  feedmeNOWhuman Number:  679260 of 864357

Christians are advised by Christ himself to turn the other cheek when mocked and ridiculed. My pastor's message just last Sunday was about this very phenomenon, and why it's necessary and important to learn how to turn the other cheek--not to physical violence, but to infliction of emotional pain.

The actual quote (if you believe fairytales) is this:

I say unto you, That ye resist not evil: but whosoever shall smite thee on thy right cheek, turn to him the other also.

It's very very clear that it refers to physical violence. It's also clear that one is not to resist evil, such as defending oneself. Only the dishonest would claim otherwise.
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