Friday, June 08, 2007

Pacifism

Here is a good definition of pacifism: the quest to overcome evil without doing evil, and without becoming evil oneself.

This definition is inspired from this quotation:

"How, then, can we overcome evil without doing evil -- and becoming evil ourselves? I found myself reluctantly being pushed, simply by the logic of the inquiry, to a position of consistent nonviolence." Walter Wink, The Powers that Be: Theology for a New Millennium, Galilee Doubleday, 1998, pp. 7-8.

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