Better A Pen Than A Gun
This is my version of a quote by Malcolm X which states “Sometimes you have to pick the gun up, to put the Gun down.” Malcolm had such great passion, and I love it, but being a Christian, being a human being, my conviction is that physical force is very rarely the answer. Very rarely, hence my modification of his quote. I am not one who believes in violence. Violence and physical force may be able to stop bodies, but it most certainly cannot stop minds. You can kill people, but you cannot kill ideas. The Pharisees learned that the hard way. More have risen and fallen because of words, than any have by brute force. Look at Christ. He was not a political leader or empirical ruler, he did not come by armies or physical force, and yet the words He spoke lives on throughout the entire world two thousand years later. At the same time look at the whole of Scripture. Thousands upon thousand of years and it has not only survived, but thrived. People die, ideas do not. We as believers, should be writers, speakers, talkers, thinkers, who takes what we believe and not only articulates those beliefs, but also shares them.