Quote of the day:
That old law about “an eye for an eye” leaves everybody blind. Martin Luther King Jr (1929-1968)
My comments on the quote: The “new” law of “turn the other cheek” leaves half the world with no eyes, and makes the second half a powerful oppressor. What are we supposed to do? If someone is going to take my eye away, do I offer my other eye?
We should preach not to the take eyes at all. That way everyone has their eyes, everyone is happy.
“Eye for an eye” applies only when someone takes your eye. So if people stopped plucking others’ eyes out, there would be no problems. But no, we have to “turn cheeks” now.