Perhaps it's more than just anti-war, that that is certainly a part. I'm beginning to question whether there is ever an appropriate time for violence today. I'm thinking that it may be good for the protection of the weak and defenseless. But I'm pretty sure self-defense is entirely out. I follow a Jesus who not only said "turn the other cheek" but also stood silently while he was mocked and beaten, who endured the cross -- accepting a punishment he didn't deserve.