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
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!
Sign up for free newsletters and special offers
Follow Patheos on