Tuesday, August 7, 2007


Last night I was watching the movie Shooter and it provoked my pacifist beliefs. SPOILER ALERT( the rest of this paragraph is going to be about the movie) well the movie starts off with a sniper and his spotter sniping off enemy jeeps in Ethiopia, and then the spotter gets shot. 3 years later the "government" gets ahold of this sniper and tells him that the president is going to be assassinated and that he needs to scope out 3 possible locations, he does and it turns out to be a setup so that they can shoot the archbishop of Ethiopia because there mission 3 years ago was a slaughter of a African village. so basically all these government agents are corrupt. so basically a bunch goes on, the shooter finds out just how corrupt the government is and so a bunch more goes on and then he decides hes going to kill them all and so he does, and thats justice?

so basically he kills to make things right, but they arent ever right

I am a anabaptist so basically my views on this issue is that war isnt what Jesus Christ would support. Jesus is peace, Jesus is love, Jesus is forgiveness.

Luke 6
Love for Enemies
27"But I tell you who hear me: Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, 28bless those who curse you, pray for those who mistreat you. 29If someone strikes you on one cheek, turn to him the other also. If someone takes your cloak, do not stop him from taking your tunic. 30Give to everyone who asks you, and if anyone takes what belongs to you, do not demand it back. 31Do to others as you would have them do to you.

32"If you love those who love you, what credit is that to you? Even 'sinners' love those who love them. 33And if you do good to those who are good to you, what credit is that to you? Even 'sinners' do that. 34And if you lend to those from whom you expect repayment, what credit is that to you? Even 'sinners' lend to 'sinners,' expecting to be repaid in full. 35But love your enemies, do good to them, and lend to them without expecting to get anything back. Then your reward will be great, and you will be sons of the Most High, because he is kind to the ungrateful and wicked. 36Be merciful, just as your Father is merciful.

heres one of my favorite quotes about the subject

"Returning violence for violence multiplies violence, adding deeper darkness to a night already devoid of stars. Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that. Hate multiplies hate, violence multiplies violence, and toughness multiplies toughness in a descending spiral of destruction.... The chain reaction of evil — hate begetting hate, wars producing more wars — must be broken, or we shall be plunged into the dark abyss of annihilation." -Martin Luther King Jr.

these are just some of my opinions, if you want to discuss further feel free

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