Pacifism: A Hypothetical Scenario
Scenario: An evil man breaks into your home and tells you he will kill you and all of your family. He is armed with a large knife. You say, « over my dead body, » grab a kitchen knife, and attack the man. He attacks back. A vicious struggle ensues. Finally, after what seems like hours, you are able to gain the upper-hand, and slit the man’s throat. As his body falls to the ground – lifeless and convulsing – you look up and your son is standing there, pale and speechless. You are suddenly aware that your hands are drenched in blood. He asks you one question:
« Dad, I thought Jesus said not to resist an evil man, but to turn the other cheek? »
What do you say?