Religion Prof: The Blog of James F. McGrath
The Blog of Dr. James F. McGrath, Clarence L. Goodwin Chair in New Testament Language and Literature at Butler University, Indianapolis
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good point! however, IMO, if we follow Jesus, we won’t slap people in the face. Nonviolence is essential to being a Christian. Violence and Christ-following are an actual dichotomy.
Roger Wolsey, author, Kissing Fish: christianity for people who don’t like christianity
Well, we didn’t get to see the next panel, in which Robin turns the other cheek.
BTW, is Batman left-handed? I didn’t know that. Either that, or he’s deliberately using his left hand to put down Robin’s social standing. Or to fulfill Jesus’ conditions. [h/t, I think, to our host for the explication of this right-cheek business]
Judging from the “Know Your Meme” page on Batman slapping Robin, the meme was based on a mirror-flipped version of the original comic book panel, so originally Batman was using his right hand.
An excellent comment on the meme – thank you!
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