Appreciate the input. The conclusive agreement seems that force is not used beyond what may be needed. No angry kickin' 'em when they're down....Makes perfect sense.
I had not thought of Christ or the apostles not seeking justice (vengence?) for the wrongs done to them. I wonder if that speaks to their faith that it was in God's hands, or utter lack of faith in any system of law available to them.
Venari, I also am curious as to why you didn't turn in the man that robbed you? I am tempted to speculate, but will simply hope for an answer...
One more point neither of you elaborated on, is pre-emptive violence. Not only since it started this war, but at those opprotune moments in life where we are given the chance to sideline violence before it happens... Any thoughts?