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Nonviolence As An End In Itself

Posted in philosophy, politics, quotes by amoslanka on November 5, 2008

We choose non-violence not merely as a strategy for the attaining of the ends of justice, casting it aside if it does not work. We choose it as an end in itself… because we believe it is the way Christ himself struggled for justice. 

Bishop Francisco Claver, SJ, following the Philippine’s successful non-violent revolution. 

Walter Wink adds to this by saying that “death is not the greatest evil man can suffer”.

Once again I say, the destination is not the focus, it is the journey that counts.


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  1. Stephen Stonestreet said, on November 5, 2008 at 6:30 pm

    I just have to question if you mean nonviolence as Christians, or non-violence in the world, in government, etc… ???

    Because I’ve had a problem with the issue of nonviolence and war, and I look at that verse that says that government has the right to wage war in order to keep the peace within their own nation (Romans 13).

    Just a thought…

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