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Is violence really the answer?

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G.C.S.E Coursework Is violence really the answer? "Sometimes violence is the only way to overcome a difficult situation". Do you agree? In your answer, show that you have thought about more than one point of view. Some Christians believe that violence isn't the answer and that it shouldn't be used in any situation. They believe that there are other ways to solve problems. Jesus avoided using violence when he was being arrested. He told one of his disciples to put down his sword. I think that Jesus wanted to prove to the soldiers that he was a peaceful man no matter what they thought. He wanted to show them that he didn't want to cause any trouble. Christians say that Jesus could have defended himself but he showed that he meant what he preached and we should follow in his footsteps. Helder Camara was the Archbishop of Olinda and Recife. ...read more.

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The Montgomery boycott was a clear victory for non- violent protest. "This note was a promise that all men, yes, black men as well as white men, would be guaranteed the inalienable rights of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness." (A quote from the Martin Luther King speech 'I have a dream') He did succeed but was assassinated very violently by a white man on April 4th 1968. Even though he was murdered he won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1964. Everybody will use violence for no reason at some point in his or her life. You should stop to think, is it necessary for me to abuse this person? Is there any other way to solve the problem? You never know but you could be thanked for it some day. On the other hand some Christians believe that violence is acceptable in some situations. If you were ever in a situation and a person started to sexually assault you, your first instinct would be for you to get them to stop. ...read more.

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If you had been chosen to fight in a war you would have to use violence to protect your self from being killed and your country from dictators like Hitler. Dietrich Bonhoffer changed his views and joined the plot to murder Hitler. I think that violence is expectable in some cases. I believe that it isn't right to abuse somebody just because you don't like him or her. How would you feel if it were you? Sometimes you need to put your self in the position of someone else. I know that if I were being assaulted I would immediately attempt to get them off me. Also I know that if I was face to face with somebody I didn't like and they offered to fight me I would do the sensible thing and walk away. It would probably bother that other people would say that I was a wimp but I would know deep down that I would have done the right thing and I would be the mature one and not the other person. ...read more.

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