Although I am pretty much a secular minded person now, I can tell you that much of my roots believing in Nonviolence came from what I learned as a child attending Christian schools. I learned Jesus was the model of nonviolence. I learned the commandment, thou shalt not kill and noticed that didn’t have exception next to it as I often see people adding. I learned that “blessed are the peacemakers” and I learned that if some hits you, turn and offer them other other cheek so they can hit that too! Turn the other cheek has never meant to turn and look the other way, and if fact means the opposite. I find so many people who don’t realize that nonviolence wasn’t a suggestion in the bible but a requirement.
This article I found at Huffington Post makes some great obeservations about nonviolence in the bible. I think more Christians who are happy to promote the idea of god’s army would take a look the other side of the coin!!
Read on…..The Easter Message of Nonviolence
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"Be the change you wish to see in the world"
"Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter."
Martin Luther King Jr.
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