Thursday, October 18, 2007

Turning the other cheek.

Jesus urges us to turn the other cheek when hit. What he doesn't say is what to do next. It's natural to assume that when you are hit on both cheeks, you'll be mad as hell. Is the next step a disproportionately violent response?

2 comments:

Onnik Krikorian said...

Reminds me of a story I heard while hanging out with the Christian Bikers Association (CMA), a group of hell-raising bikers who later "discovered God" in England.

Wearing CMA colors with their obvious Christian imagery, the head of the Bristol branch was in a bar and some other biker decided to pick on him. Insulted him, and then raised that issue.

Mentioning that the bible says to turn the other cheek, the guy tells the CMA head if he hits him he'll not be able to do anything. So the guy hits him, tells him to turn the other cheek and hits him again.

Pause.

The CMA head smashes the other guy with his fist and decks him. He gets up, says what did you do that for? It says, blah, blah...

Yeah, the CMA guy says. It says to turn the other cheek, but it doesn't say what can or can't be done afterwards.

nazarian said...

Looks like they had resolved this issue some time ago :).