A Time To Kill: The Myth of Christian Pacifism
includes chapters about preparation for self defense, laws that govern self defense, understanding how criminals think, recovery from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), biblical appraisals of military and police, arguments on criminal punishment, the death penalty, and much more.
The title of his conclusion, "Realistic Pacifism
," captures the idea that in many areas pacifism
has developed into a "conditional and pragmatic" approach.
Siegel demonstrates that the teachers came to equate patriotism with pacifism
for most of the inter-war period, that they taught this message to their students in pursuit of "moral disarmament," and that their success in this enterprise exerted a profound impact on France's political culture.
But this pragmatic pacifism
overlooks the fact that modern history abounds with military solutions.
This tribute is persuasive only to those who, like Kauffman, view nay-saying and pacifism
as controlling virtues.
It had three sponsors, all more or less pacifistic, but it was not intended to convert attendants to pacifism
He disagrees with Moore's pacifism
, with Moore's objection to war in Afghanistan to eliminate the Taliban, with Moore's failure to recognize the brutality of Saddam Hussein's regime as a sufficient reason for going to war in Iraq, with Moore's willingness to accuse Bush of waging war for business interests, and with many other positions Moore has taken.
Prophetic Realism: Beyond Militarism and Pacifism
in an Age of Terror is a direct examination of Reinhold Niebuhr's "Christian Realism" theological insights and moral/political reflections upon the all too pressing problems of maintaining peace and justice.
With America's entry into World War II in 1941, Fosdick continued to preach pacifism
to a country that had largely left it behind.
My Quaker interpretation of Jesus is that his pacifism
asserted that killing is always wrong.
As daisy-cutter bombs slammed into Osama bin Laden's cave complex at Tora Bora and a series of anthrax-laced letters disrupted business-as-usual in New Jersey post offices and on Capitol Hill, pacifism
indeed appeared to most Americans an even more outlandish and unpatriotic doctrine than during less turbulent times.
I expounded on our church's long tradition of nonviolent resistance and pacifism