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Adin Ballou

Adin Ballou

When a violent multitude... came to seize him in the prayerful solitude of Gethsemane, he raised not a weapon of defense. But he rebuked his mistaken disciple for drawing the sword, healed the wound he had inflicted, and taught him that all who take must perish with the sword.

Adin Ballou

Adin Ballou

The wisdom of this world has educated the human race to believe that their welfare and security depended mainly on their power to inflict injury on offenders... Very few know how entirely they trust for defense and security in this grim and bloody god of human injury.

Adin Ballou

Adin Ballou

The almost universal opinion and practice of mankind has been on the side of resistance of injury with injury. It has been held justifiable and necessary, for individuals and nations to inflict any amount of injury which would effectually resist a supposed greater injury. The consequence has been universal suspicion, defiance, armament, violence, torture and bloodshed. The earth has been rendered a vast slaughter-field – a theatre of reciprocal cruelty and vengeance – strewn with human skulls, reeking with human blood, resounding with human groans, and steeped with human tears.

Adin Ballou

Adin Ballou

I claim the right to offer the utmost moral resistance, not sinful, of which God has made me capable, to every manifestation of evil among mankind. Nay, I hold it my duty to offer such moral resistance. In this sense my very non-resistance becomes the highest kind of resistance to evil.

Adin Ballou

Adin Ballou

One man, or a thousand men, firmly resolved not to oppose evil by evil are far more free from danger by violence than those who resort to violence.



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