Posted on May 1, 2015
LTC Stephen F.
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I know I should turn the other cheek when I am presenting the gospel of Christ to others; when I am defending the faith delivered once for all to the saints; and when I am serving in a ministry capacity and only my health and safety is threatened.
I believe I should turn the other cheek when I am physically or verbally assaulted by my own child who is taking out frustration on me as their father.
I believe I should respond with appropriate force: when the physical safety of my family is threatened; when it is my duty to respond with force [military, security or police force]; when I am ministering and the health and safety of those I am ministering to is threatened.
Appropriate force can be range from minimal force through incapacitating to killing depending upon the type and extent of threat.
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MAJ Armored Combat Command Commander
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If someone hit me its fight on.
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SFC Joseph James
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I get the " Turn the other cheek" idea but I'm still going to defend myself if they physically touch my cheek, Not just emotionally " touch" it.
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SGT Jerrold Pesz
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I have never used force to respond to anything verbal. However I am not a big believer in turning the other cheek if someone physically attacks me or a loved one. People can run their mouth as much as they want but they need to keep their hands (or any other weapon) to themselves.
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