This might get moved to "movie", but I hope not. We'll see. I just don't want it to go unnoticed by those who usually disagree with me on this.
Anyways, for those who tend to argue against pacifism from a practical point of view, and don't seem to understand where I'm coming from, I suggest this film to you:
Of Gods and Men
It is the most powerful film I've ever seen. The most thoroughly orthodox, and most beautifully written and executed film I've seen. Christian to its core, and such a testament to the life of Christ.
Enjoy the movie. I pray it may be a means of grace for those who watch it.In Jesus, God becomes man to share in man’s inherent weakness. He takes and transforms all human weakness and uses it to demonstrate to all mankind the power of His love. It is the weak who best understand this.
To accept our lack of power and our poverty is an invitation and an urgent call to create with others relationships that are not based on power; when I recognize my weakness, I can accept that of others, and see a way for me to imitate Christ. This attitude transforms our mission. It invites us to renounce all pretension of superiority in our encounters with others, however weak they are… This attitude of weakness can be misunderstood. Weakness in itself is not a virtue, but, rather , an expression of the essence of our nature, one which must be molded and shaped by faith, hope, and love. To be weak is to be neither passive nor resigned; rather, it supposes courage and pushes us to struggle for justice and truth while resisting the elusive seduction of force and power…