My life is a poem

and I'm writing it as I go.

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If anyone slaps you on the right cheek, turn to them the other cheek also
Matt 5:39

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.   

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MOther FuCKeR

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THAT makes a lot more sense, now, thank you. 

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So Jesus is advocating a nonviolent psychological warfare tactic exploiting social norms re: dominance & perceived superiority.

I like Jesus an awful lot. 

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chubby-bunnies:

Submitting another outfit that I’m particularly proud of/fond of~
My favorite thing to do is create modern looks with vintage feeling pieces to them. I especially love things that emphasize the waist (waist belts are my ultimate go to accessory). I wanted to share this one, too, to help others find a little fashion inspiration as a lot of these lovely people on here have helped me a time or two~
I’m a US 12/14/16 (it really depends on the day, brand, style etc etc).

chubby-bunnies:

Submitting another outfit that I’m particularly proud of/fond of~

My favorite thing to do is create modern looks with vintage feeling pieces to them. I especially love things that emphasize the waist (waist belts are my ultimate go to accessory). I wanted to share this one, too, to help others find a little fashion inspiration as a lot of these lovely people on here have helped me a time or two~

I’m a US 12/14/16 (it really depends on the day, brand, style etc etc).

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Dangerous Situations for Book Addicts.

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Bargain sections
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Used book stores
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Superstores (i.e. Costco)
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Thrift shops
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Garage sales
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Signs that say, "Free, take me!"
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Giving yourself a present for your birthday/holiday
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Feeling like you owe yourself a gift (For your troubles--keep truckin'!).
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When someone else offers to buy you books.
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When you go in to buy just one book, but see all the new ones that just came out.
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Cheap online websites
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Having a credit card
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Carrying a hand basket at a bookstore
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Having an overzealous bookstore sales assistant recommending you books.
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Being left alone in a bookstore.
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Hell, being left alone near books.
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Library--hey, free books!...for a few weeks!