Originally Posted by Catt of the Garage
Me, too. Still chewing on that one. I am startled and puzzled by Ghandi's insistence that violence is better than passivity, and the statement that he often turned away people who were afraid to bear arms. Where does that leave me? Because I hate violence, I am not worthy to take part in nonviolence?
I had the sense that it wasn't the act of violence that was important, but the courage to commit violence. It seems that it takes great courage to engage in nonviolent resistance, perhaps moreso than engaging in violence.
I read this chapter last night, and my mind is just spinning with the possibilities, but also wrestling with wrapping my mind around the concepts. I wish I had brought the book to work with me today.