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Tag: pacifism

Somewhere, there is someone with a gun… protecting your freedoms

Did you hear about the great nation of Pacifotopia?   It was the first nation run and administered by pacifists.  They were earnest in their pacifism, giving up all weapons of war in virtuous cause of non-violence.  Heard of it?  No?  That’s because the next day it was gobbled up by random country X.

I bring up this country of well-intentioned heroes to make the very important observation that there never was, is not, and never will be a nation of pacifists.  Indeed, the only reason why anyone can be a pacifist at all is because there are men with an … continue reading...

Violence is never the answer: Except when it is…

Here is a post that is a long time coming.  First some caveats:  my target audience here is the Bible-believing Christian, namely the kind that takes the Scriptures as authoritative.  That said, I believe that Christianity manifests the true account of the moral code, and as such I think that what follows might apply to non-Christians, too.

Ok, now, this will sound like a weird place to start, but stick with me a moment.  I consider myself a conservative (although more precisely, a libertarian-constitutionalist-voluntaryist) but I wasn’t always one.  I grew up on default… that is, more or … continue reading...

A Jesus for the Atheists: A Panzy?

One of the things that really irks me is when a person can’t be pleased no matter what you give them.  I am reminded of the scene in Monty Python’s movie “The Life of Bryan” where a leper is healed and complains about it because it took away his livelihood of begging.  Bryan replies “There’s just no pleasing some people!” and the Leper says, “That’s just what Jesus said!”

If you can’t please someone no matter what you give them, for my own part I tend to stop trying to please them at all.  At the very least, when confronted … continue reading...