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Old 10-28-2013, 10:08 AM   #36
James Sawers
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Re: My forum pet peeve: "I never got in a fight - the ultimate self-defense!"

I remember a story about a father admonishing a person for teaching his son about knives and self-defense against knives, by saying that he didn't believe in knives. The teacher's response was "What happens when the boy meets another person who does not share that belief". The whole story was much better than this little quote might indicate, but I think the point is clear.........Pacifism has its place, but only if everyone agrees. It only takes one violent person to violate this paradigm, then what??
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