I recently stumbled onto a book called My Belief by Leo Tolstoy, after first considering to flip through the Bible to see what solution it could offer for the political and social absurdities happening these days (and most other days for that matter, but something seems especially out of whack right now).
So I googled something about turning the other cheek and non-violent resistance, and there was a short mention of this Russian author who I mainly connected with some Bible-sized book about peace and war, or perhaps the other way around, so it seemed as a good compromise.
Apparently it is a bit of a paradox that Christian believers, from common people to politicians and even priests, have chosen to more or less, or much less than more, ignore the 6th commandment, which happened to be put forward by the very person (or God, or son of God) who they stake their entire faith on. “Thou Shalt not Kill”, or more correctly translated: “Resist not evil”. Continue reading