19348Re: [mythsoc] Re: Mystical Realms . . .
- Jan 11, 2008Lynn -
What a great story!? I love the final "comeback" line!
From: Lynn Maudlin <lynnmaudlin@...>
Sent: Fri, 11 Jan 2008 1:24 am
Subject: [mythsoc] Re: Mystical Realms . . .
The 'turn the other cheek' instruction is personal and not corporate
(it doesn't apply to nations or armies or police) and it does *not*
mean 'allow the person to kill you, if they so desire' - it's
specifically allowing a slapped cheek to slapped again. And I think
there's some real truth to the following anecdote:
???? A successful Irish boxer was converted and became a preacher. He
happened to be in a new town setting up his evangelistic tent when a
couple of tough thugs noticed what he was doing. Knowing nothing of
his background, they made a few insulting remarks. The Irishman merely
turned and looked at them. Pressing his luck, one of the bullies took
a swing and struck a glancing blow on one side of the ex-boxer's face.
He shook it off and said nothing as he turned the other cheek. The
fellow took another glancing blow on the other side. At that point the
preacher swiftly took off his coat, rolled up his sleeves, and
announced, "The Lord gave me not further instructions."?
? -- Lynn --
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