Turn the other cheek, is it really work (Self defense)?

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John_Browning
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12 May 2013, 9:20 pm

"Turn the other cheek" had a much different meaning in the ancient middle east.There is a lot of symbolic gestures involved, and it amount to giving someone the opportunity to go away before you fight them. Remember, the disciples owned swords and Peter was known to carry one around Jesus.


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12 May 2013, 9:31 pm

Personally, I find cold vengeance to be much more gratifying than fighting back right away.