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Old 27-08-2018, 08:25 PM   #6
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Originally Posted by oneriver View Post

Whatever about Yahweh, Jesus himself as portrayed in the bible is no moral heavyweight either.

For example, when you turn the other cheek all you achieve is to allow the perpetrator free reign to re-offend, possibly with someone else.

You could have perhaps prevented this by confronting/stopping the perpetrator.
I think (and I'll admit I'm basing this on the musical, godspell.....) but turning the other cheek only applies to personal slights. When someone insults you.

Stealing and murder is very much still frowned upon....
"if you bring forth what is within you, what you bring forth will save you. If you do not bring forth what is within you, what you do not bring forth will destroy you." (Jesus Christ, gospel of thomas.)

Love is natural, Hate is taught....
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