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Do you believe in "turning the other cheek"?

Regardless of whether or not you're a Christian, do you practice this, or try to?


Asked by LovingSAHMommy at 4:50 PM on Jul. 12, 2010 in Religion & Beliefs

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Answers (18)
  • I've thought about this a lot and tried to figure out what is the correct way to interpret this command. I do believe that I have a responsibility to protect my family. If someone was trying to hurt one of my kids it would be a fight to the death. I also think that I have to protect myself because my kids need me. On the other hand, if somebody says something nasty to me I try not to respond in kind. I try to remain courteous even when others are being ugly. I do believe in doing that.

    Answer by Iamgr8teful at 9:27 PM on Jul. 12, 2010

  • Nope, I believe in holding people accountable for their actions, not giving them a free pass with no consequences (see: gimme gimme gimme mine mine mine everyone gets a trophy generation)

    Answer by NotPanicking at 4:54 PM on Jul. 12, 2010

  • No but I believe in moving that cheek away from the offender

    Answer by admckenzie at 4:51 PM on Jul. 12, 2010

  • Yes I do. I don't think there is any advantage gained to always go at someone for something. However, I also notice that God only gave us 2 cheeks. (those on the rear don't count)

    Answer by jesse123456 at 4:52 PM on Jul. 12, 2010

  • No but I surely will turn theirs!

    Answer by TexasPride85 at 4:53 PM on Jul. 12, 2010

  • No. You slap my on the cheek, I'm gonna knock your teeth down your throat. I try to give everyone the benefit of the doubt and believe everyone is a good person. But once you prove to me that's wrong, I see no reason to continue to give you that benefit. And if you don't have respect for me, I see no reason to respect you or allow you to continue to disrespect me... It's that simple.

    Answer by SabrinaMBowen at 4:53 PM on Jul. 12, 2010

  • yes
    I only have two cheeks

    once-shame on you
    Twice=shame on me

    do not think there is a third, so I will not give them a chance=no rule to follow and no more cheeks

    Answer by fiatpax at 4:55 PM on Jul. 12, 2010

  • I think it really depends on the circumstance. In some cases turning the other cheek is the wisest choice, in others it makes you an accomplice to a bad action. I think that whatever the action one should use prudence

    Answer by KristiS11384 at 4:56 PM on Jul. 12, 2010

  • yeah i believe to turn the other cheek & you should always have faith in god

    Answer by Ricanmami1 at 5:04 PM on Jul. 12, 2010

  • I do believe in this, to a certain extent. Afterall we are all human and humans are imperfect who make mistakes-again and again and again.
    We should however be held accountable for our mistakes especially when we harm others in the process. Do you take the time to acknowledge your wrongdoing and apologize? Do you respect others enough to learn from your mistakes, and try not to hurt others again?
    If yes, then I will turn my cheek each time you stumble. But the minute you brush off your stumble, and make it seem as though I am at fault for YOUR wrong doing, or hurtful ways, then buh bye.

    Answer by sahmamax2 at 5:13 PM on Jul. 12, 2010