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25 July, 2010

Pacifism...


I recently had some correspondence with an acquaintance that I have known for quite some time. He told me that a while ago he had gone over to the Pacifist side. The dictionary describes Pacifism as:
pac·i·fist / Show Spelled[pas-uh-fist]
–noun
1. a person who believes in pacifism or is opposed to war or to violence of any kind.
2. a person whose personal belief in pacifism causes him or her to refuse being drafted into military service. Compare conscientious objector.


I have spoken to many Pacifists over the years as this area is filled with them. I have worked with Amish, Mennonite, Brethren, as well as the denominations that have branched off of them. I have heard all of the arguments many times over and have come to the opinion that there are not as many of them as they would like to think.

God has blessed us with an innate sense of survival as well as a very protective nature towards our loved ones. In my opinion, while I understand their viewpoint, there is not enough evidence in the word of God that indicates we are not responsible to defend and protect ourselves and our families or our country. It all sounds very noble and spiritual, but I truly believe that if it comes right down to it, those instincts that our Creator put in our DNA will kick in and we will do what's right.

Here is the letter I wrote to him.



Dear David,

As you would be able to see from my blog, (link below), I'm still a hot headed 51 year old and quite frankly at this point I'm spoiling for a fight. I don't plan to start one, but if there is going to be one to finish, I want to be in the middle of it and go down either swinging or riddled with holes. I'm really not trying to be dramatic, I mean it with all my heart.

It makes me heart-sick to see what we have allowed to happen to this great country we have been blessed with. There have been thousands of Godly men and women that have willingly made the sacrifices up to and including giving their very lives so that we can have the freedoms that we now enjoy. My life is no more valuable than theirs.

This country is deteriorating at a breakneck pace due to the corruption that has been going on in Washington for years. I will never give up praying for this land and our government. That being said, I could not blame God at all for turning His back on us just as He did His own children of Israel. We are worse than Sodom and we have strayed far from the Godly principals this country was founded on.

I truly believe that God does not need my or anyone else's help to turn things around, however He has used both the military and the citizen Patriots as tools for His purpose in past history, (the Israelite armies and the European crusades come to mind).

I respect those that hold the Pacifist viewpoint. I have studied both sides of this issue and there is ample room to come down on both sides of it. People much smarter than me have debated it for centuries and still haven't figured it out for sure. I still find it very difficult to believe that any husband or father would simply drop to his knees and pray if their home was invaded and their wife or daughter was ravaged or abused by an intruder and they did nothing to intervene, but I have had Mennonites and Amish tell me that's what they would do. That would be a heinous act of cowardice and I don't buy it for a minute. That is not what God expects of us as providers and protectors of our families.

When the proverbial poop hits the fan, as it soon will outside of a miracle, I will stand with my [firearms] ready to defend my family, my neighbors, and even those of my Pacifist brothers and sisters as well if asked to do so. I can't tell you how many times I have heard, "I know whose house I'm headed to when everything breaks down." I know that it is said mostly in jest, but we'll see how it goes when that does happen. I also suggest to them that they go to the local gun store to pick something out and that I would be glad to help them choose one if needed.

I'll get off of my soapbox now, and there will be room behind me for you and yours as well should the need arise. I will hand you and whomever else shows up one of my many firearms, and when the rubber hits the road I think you will look into the terrified eyes of your family and I believe you and many others will ultimately pick it up. I will probably not survive ultimately, but I will not go down without a fight.

Check out my blog when you get a chance. It's great to connect with you!

God bless you and keep you strong. -TI

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