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We all want a world where war doesn't exist. Hopefully we'll achieve that soon, since war is one...


...factor that has gotten worse in modern times. Pacifism is one theory in doing away with war, but many Christians take it to the point where they're against self-defense! However, people who take that route set themselves up to be victimized by criminals, since they're obviously easy targets. On a global scale, that's how the Americas were taken over; the natives were told to "resist not evil", and "love and forgive their enemies". Buddhists are supposed to be pacifist, but they have martial arts, and Asian countries have resisted European takeover. What are your views on pacifism?

 

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    Catherine Tally (cat on a soapbox) 3 years ago

    Very good points! An example of a successful pacifist society would be The Shakers, and they live as you have described with no focus on the individual, nation, or world affairs- solely God.


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    Yoleen Lucas (Say Yes To Life) 3 years ago

    Thanks for your comments. I hope we can see an end to war, because at the rate we're going, we will annihilate the planet.

    Switzerland gave up war 500 years ago. It maintains neutrality by giving all males military training. Maybe this is a solution?