I thought the US was a Christian country
Certainly America is filled with Christians; other religions
are relatively small minorities, but technically it is secular,
with a separation between Church and state.
that requires "turning the other cheek" and not revenge
Your words invite an interesting metafisical discussion,
but I am skeptical as to this public forum being well suited for that.
Biting back is an animal response
While enjoying my HDTV, I 've seen a lot of predatory animals
going out for lunch. It has been superabundantly clear
(depending upon the species of animals involved)
that the lunch 's salvation lies not in fleeing the scene
but rather in counterattacking as brutally as possible
to effectively degrade the enemy's offensive capability.
This applies, for example, to waterbuffalo,
but not to fleet deer whose stamina exceeds that of the predators.
congruent with Darwinian theology
He was a theologian ?