Tag Archives: nonviolence

When conflict trumps kindness

When conflict trumps kindness, communication collapses and coercion commences. Some people’s only concept of conflict resolution is overpowering their perceived opponent. People can choose to be our enemy and refuse to be reconciled to us, but no one can stop … Continue reading

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Weaponized words enable violence (just ask Cain & Able)

There is both good and bad in every person. Find and focus on the good in everyone and you can love them. Walls in the heart tear people apart. Open hearts connect with caring and compassion. Hard hearts disconnect and … Continue reading

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Inciting hostility prepares the way for violence

Insight appreciates diversity. It doesn’t incite hate or violence. To incite hostility is to prepare the way for violence. Bullying and negotiating are not the same thing. Bullying coerces. Negotiating collaborates. Words motivate. They can be used to inspire kindness … Continue reading

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Peace thoughts about reducing violence

Active shooters are shot full of seething, engrossed with evil, and driven by demons. However, a climate of courageous and compassionate kindness can curtail violence. Humans are attracted to violence, watching it for entertainment, playing violent games, threatening it, boasting … Continue reading

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Violence, insults, hostility and an effective alternative

Violence has always been a part of society, even part of much of our entertainment. Perhaps what we enjoy watching is influential. Humans tend to resort to meanness (and even violence) if we have trouble getting what we want by … Continue reading

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Jesus’ death & Resurrection is a counter-cultural demonstration of non-violence

The New Testament was (& still is) counter-cultural. Read it & see! In the New Testament, the Zealots used violence; but Jesus loved even unto death. Who impacted Rome the most? The Bible is full of testimonies about and demonstrations … Continue reading

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Christianity is a bully-free faith!

A Christ-follower’s focus should be on love. We should never try to force, coerce, bully, intimidate, or manipulate people. We are called to “speak the truth in love” and to “consider others better than yourself.” This Bible verse always makes … Continue reading

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