I am confused to the separation of only Christians opinions? Yet, in answer- I think it is criminal not to intervene. How can one lay their head down and sleep well, knowing they did not try and give aid to another being? What if it was your mother? and people of any faith or no faith simply said " well it has nothing to do with me" I should mind my own business? This question is mind boggling to me. I mean no disrespect to you. But how can any HUMAN not come to the defense of another soul harmed?
There is a difference. I started as a Christian, then I studied many philosophies and religions from all over the world. I don't claim to be any. My point of view comes from looking at the high murder rates every week in big cities like Chicago.
I know in the big cities large numbers of people get killed every week, especially by gang members on foot and drive by shootings. People see it, but they don't get involved. If they try to stop it, they will be killed too.
I think it would be the duty of any person to help someone who is being attacked if at all possible. If you can't because you're out numbered, it's different, or if they have a gun. I wouldn't let it stop me if it was family though. I would die for them without hesitation. Good question
As a devout Christian (who does not believe in the Church) I can say I would TRY not to kill the attacker, because there is always a chance of redemption (if not by Man, then by God) I would imagine, in a best case scenario, that I would try to subdue or quickly incapacitate the attacker... killing someone is only reserved when all other options have failed.
However, if the attacker turned his focus on me to try to kill me, I'd kill the prick where he stands or die trying.
I know you addressed Christians specifically, but I'd like to share what Islam says about such situations.
Whosoever of you sees an evil, let him change it with his hand; and if he is not able to do so, then [let him change it] with his tongue; and if he is not able to do so, then with his heart — and that is the weakest of faith.”
it is a bit of a rough / raw / bittersweet kind of learning experience in the forums. But it's a positive step to bridge the gaps between us all. stay strong and never give up, but we also need to accept our faults once in awhile. best of luck.
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