The Amish Jihadist at The Other Journal writes:
While decrying violence, many of my good Christian buddies persist in making light of the fact that their entire way of existing on this planet is rooted in systemic violence. I think by poking fun at the subject, it’s their way of not really dealing with it. But this sort of violence is not indirect. It’s not metaphorical. It’s three times a day. How delightful it is to hear about how ‘nonviolence is the answer’ from people shoving pigs and cows down their throats, gorging their bodies on other bodies, and, yet, I’m supposed to take their “nonviolent witness” seriously. The kicker is, most of these same people are always complaining about how Christians don’t want to be “challenged” by their peace witness, yet many of these same pacifists refuse to be challenged by their own direct complicity with the systemic violence perpetuated on animals. You want people to listen to you and to be challenged by your ‘nonviolence’, yet you refuse to be challenged on the issue of violence to animals.