Thursday, 21 February 2013
When a situation arises where someone is being harmed in some way:
- if it is possible to stop this without resorting to violence or harming anyone then we should do so without hesitation.
- if this is not possible we should pray for the perpetrator to overcome the fears and terrors which cause them to act violently and show mercy to their victims.
This extends to war:
- if it is possible to stop the violence without resorting to arms then we should act.
- if this is not possible then we should pray for the aggressors to overcome the fear which drives them in order to stop the killing.
If we resort to arms we become entangled - in violence and revenge.
N.B. Terrorists are people who are terrified (usually of God).
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