Kurieuo wrote:The moment one believes God wants us to be responsible in His creation, then complacency goes out the door.... Only under Christ's kingdom will peace reign and therefore pacifism be right, but in our current world where moral atrocities are allowed to be committed, the complacency of pacifism neglects moral responsibility and our God-given obligations to look after His creation and others.
Thanks for answering.....With all due respect I do not think you are being fair to the pacifist. The true pacifist would not raise a hand to defend himself either...but I wouldn't think it appropriate to conclude that such a pacifist would be complacent about his own fate.
If the UN actually did the job they we created to do, they would have helped and defended the Tutsi in Rwanda who were slaughtered by the Hutus. Yes, God stood by the Tutsi as they were slaughtered, and God will stand by the poor if taken advantage of.
Hitler's Germany and Rwanda are a couple of reasons as to why I am not a Pacifist.
Thus, God may be God, and God may stand by people whether victimized or not, but all this says nothing of our God-given responsibility and therefore obligation to look after creation and each other.
...I don't see that such would establish that our responsibility entails use of force (though as indicated, I have personally concluded that such is appropriate in certain circumstances)
Pacifists wash their hands of responsibility to others, and refuse to take necessary action when required, then protest against those who do, because they are black and white and do not wish to muddy their hands.
again I would suggest that you are attributing to pacifists the worst of possible motives in light of the conduct of some of their number....and if same was done wrt non-pacifists, then the non-pacifists would come off the worst by far.