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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.
Taylor Swift vs. Avril Lavigne - We are Complicated
#Taylor’s widely acknowledged around town as the ‘good girl’ #Avril’s from the wrong side of the tracks #natural opposites that get paired as partners for a chemistry project #what starts out as schoolwork becomes something more as the girls slowly fall for each other #but there’s trouble in paradise when Avril realizes Taylor’s needy for attention and Taylor thinks Avril’s too edgy #a fight breaks out and the two break it off #Act 1 ends with them storming away from each other to opposite sides of the stage #Taylor sings of how through she is with Avril #and Avril is furious at Taylor for being so complicated
"Take off all your preppy clothes" omfg its so perfect leav e me to die
Let’s play the “how long ‘till I regret having drawn this” game
First time I reblogged this was MONTHS ago and I still listen to it regularly, and also think about writing a teenage lesbian jukebox musical very often.
anyusa0030 asked: i cant believe people hate Adam, i love him so much,most of the book i just wanted to cover him with a worm blanket make him hot cocoa and hold him so tight,even though i knew he would never never accept it from me,but i wanted to force feed him love until he recognizes it and accept it for what it is 'love' not pitty. i think that's why i love the ravens boys so much because you understand why they do and make the decision they make.
"i think that’s why i love the ravens boys so much because you understand why they do and make the decision they make." This to me hits exactly why I adore these books so much. I’m a character person first and foremost, and Maggie has a fantastic gift for them. They’re people, all of them. People make mistakes, people do bad things, because ultimately they have an inner world of experiences that differs from your own. And in these books, you get to walk in each and every single one of those worlds (or at the very least glimpse inside).
fun fact: the reason that the plural of goose is geese but the plural of moose is not meese is because goose derives from an ancient germanic word undergoing strong declension, in the pattern of foot/feet and tooth/teeth, wherein oo is mutated to ee. however ‘moose’ is a native american word added to the english lexicon only ~400 years ago, and lacks the etymological reason to be pluralized in that way.
Oh baby. Keep talking dirty to me.