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Christian Pacifism
Comments by Stephen Augustine - 9 Jan 2002 - 2032

Hello Jim,

In thinking about who gets to live and who gets to die, I personally find the distinction between who is "innocent" and who is "not innocent" to be rather slippery ground to walk on.

Seems to me that the "right" to take life should be God's and only God's (since all life comes from God in the first place).  In this, I try to seek consistency in being a vegetarian as well as being outspoken against *all* killing.  From the point of view of the chicken - the fox is surely a serial killer and humans are surely bloodthirsty mass murderers.  We can either seek to eradicate all foxes (and humans) or we can embrace our unique gift to refuse to kill even in the face of death.  Our Creator must surely tire of our all too predictable choice to choose death over and over and over again.

In Christ's Peace,

Isaiah writes about the Messiah as being "The Prince of Peace" (Isaiah 9:6).  Jesus calls upon all believers to become peacemakers, and says, "Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons [children] of God" (Matthew 5:9).  Paul writes, "For the anxious longings of the creation waits eagerly for the revealing of the sons [children] of God" (Romans 8:19).

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