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Date:         Mon, 19 Jun 89 18:57:19 EDT
From:         Homer 
To:           Disarmament Discussion List ,
In-Reply-To:  Message of Mon, 19 Jun 89 09:51:23 EDT from 

>On Sun, 18 Jun 89 17:29:56 IST Ronen Shapira said:
>>the jewish people lost millions of people because of such an ideal, because
>>it was tought that "dying for the holliness of god" (excuse me if the
>>translation   is uncorect), is the best way of fighting. millions that could
>>save themselves refuse to do so because of such principle, and the few
>>survivors were save only by the use of violence.
>It has always  struck me, a Christian, strange that  most cases in modern
>history where  a people "turned  the other cheek"  involved non-Christian
>peoples. Although  this is a directive  from Christ, it seems  foreign to
>most Christians. We genuinely wonder "How could so many have died without
>a stuggle?"  and start to idealize  the Warsaw Ghetto where  there was at
>least some armed  resistance towards the end. We  feel uncomfortable with
>non-resistance to evil, even though this is at the heart of our Gospels.

     Maybe Christians want people to 'turn the other cheek'
because they want to continue with their wars of conversion against them
without having them complain or fight back.

 Homer               Disarmament Discuss  6/19/89*WAR IS NOT ALWAYS AN EVIL