I‘m sharing the following blog from another website as a signpost here.
The following insightful interview of Jon Meacham on the TV program The View is the motivational background of this blog.
[Acknowledgments to The View for publishing the video above on YouTube.]
This “turning of the other cheek” is an abuse enabler’s teaching that has allowed the victimization of numerous individuals and groups and their abuse by wrongdoers, oppressors and persecutors of various kinds for centuries, particularly in the Christian religious culture.
The perpetration of victimization and abuse continues to this very day in the 21st century in both subtle and overt ways. Oftentimes the advice to “turn the other cheek” is sugar-coated and sweetened with overtones of spiritual meekness or religious piety and obedience.
But the sad truth is that such an enabler teaching has facilitated the abuse of people not only by lay wrongdoers but also by Church institution clergymen who desire to keep their flocks in a perpetual…
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