idk if anyone who follows me hikes or goes camping but i just got a new trail bag and it’s the mckinley yukon for women. if anyone has this bag (i sincerly doubt anyone has the same bag as me :/) but if you do can you tell my what you think of it? i tried looking up reviews but i couldn’t find any. it’s really nice and seems to be made really well but seeing as it’s 40 below here i won’t be going camping anytime soon to try it out
"video games would be better off without Nintendo"
…the video gaming industry wouldn’t be half of what it is now without Nintendo.
Nintendo literally saved the gaming industry’s ass on several occasions you asswipe
#SAYING NINTENDO SHOULD NINTENGO IS A NINTENDNO
#SAYING NINTENDO SHOULD NINTENDO IS A NINTENDO
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.
THAT makes a lot more sense, now, thank you.
we’re doing this rn in theology class but im gonna be That Person and ask for a source because this sounds legit but if im gonna talk about this im gonna need to cite something
ok found a few sources for this actually so Yes this seems like a solid reading of the quote
http://www.ualberta.ca/~cbidwell/DCAS/third.htm (about a third of the way down)
I need someone to preach this. I’ll have to use it in some spoken word at church.
Jesus said slap that hoe back.
Yay, sources! I heard this a while ago but didn’t have any evidence to go on. I’m so glad. That passage isn’t about being nice to your oppressors, turning the other cheek isn’t an act of passivity. It’s about turning the tables and taking back dignity. It’s about shaming those who would oppress. People don’t seem to get that Jesus wasn’t a ‘bear your yoke quietly’ kind of guy. He was an agitator and a radical, and these kind of readings inspire me so much to fight, not just people on the street but people in the church who would have us accept their toxic teachings and ask for more.
Yeah, shit like this? Just proves how much those in power deliberately warp shit to their benefit. They twist any sort of resistance to the status quo to be utterly useless and then sneak it into everything as subtle propaganda. Like how “violence is never the answer” and “an eye for an eye leaves the whole world blind” are the twisted versions that deprive folks of justice. No revolution was truly 100% bloodless, tho history can be rewritten to erase that fact, or skew it to serve as fear-mongering bullshit.
There’s also Matthew 5:38-42 about walking the extra mile for others, which I enjoy immensely. People read this and interpret it as being generous and loving to everyone you meet, but really it boiled down to another Fuck You to the Roman empire. Roman soldier could force the conquered/non-citizens to carry their junk for a mile. From what I remember, the point of the law was to rub it in the face of non-citizens that they were a conquered nation? But by law, Roman soldiers were only allowed to force someone to carry their junk for one mile (the restriction existed bc they’d been abusing it and forcing people to carry their junk for a full day or something ridiculous) and to force someone to carry their junk further had stiff penalties.
Hence, Fuck You. It was a brazen display of nonviolent protest bc it basically said I’ll Follow Your Law, But You Don’t Own Me. Nonviolent protest by shaming the oppressor for their barbarity.
Like, Jesus was crucified, one of the most humiliating forms of public execution at the time, for a reason.
(as for sources, apparently Marc Borgus’s Jesus: Uncovering the Life, Teachings, and Relevance of a Religious Revolutionary is a good source??? I don’t know, man. I’m just remembering from the last time I went to church bc all the stuff popping up on google just ended up being the bland platitudes that “going the extra mile” and “turning the extra cheek” were turned into. Plus I no longer have access to JSTOR or all that junk )……:)
maybe i’m a goddamn bleeding heart hippie liberal but i’m totally down with paying an extra .50 cents for a thing of fries if the person who makes me those fries doesn’t have to work 3 jobs just to survive.
if you mock someone for praying or finding comfort/purpose in their religion then you are a gross person
having seaweed rub against u when ur swimming in the ocean is like having satan slowly caress ur legs and toes while smiling creepily at u and whispering “mayonnaise”
I feel so uncomfortable
this is one of the funniest things i’ve ever read
thank you blacklist
can’t blacklist a gif