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Old 04-05-2006, 09:22 AM
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Default Re: Self Defence: Is it WRONG?

I think that the passage in Rev. is a prophetic echo of many of the Psalms which proclaim God's vengeance against oppressors in powerful positions.

As for "Turning the other cheek", Jesus didn't say, "And if a man attacks you with an AK-47, just lie down and let him turn you into swiss cheese . . ."

I think that Jesus was talikng about not returning a mean-spirited assault during debate or in a social context in order to serve a higher purpose. If you are discussing religion and someone loses it and smacks you, just stay calm and focussed on the important matters, right?

In fact when our modern police see two people in mutual engagement of hostilities, there is rarely any recourse for the first victim.
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