Rev. Dr. Scott Peddie

Conjectures of an Eclectic Christian

‘My pacifism is an instinctive feeling, a feeling that possesses me because the murder of men is abhorrent. My attitude is not derived from intellectual theory but is based on my deepest antipathy to every kind of cruelty and hatred.’ So wrote Albert Einstein with his usual clarity. But one may ask the question – …

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The Mennonite’s have a long tradition of non-violence and pacifism.  Like the other historic peace churches (Quakers, Church of the Brethren), Mennonites have, from their origins, taken the position that Jesus was himself was an avowed pacifist and therefore his followers must live his example. As we might expect, there are varying viewpoints within the ‘peace churches’ …

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