Garrison, the Non-resistant

Paperback | February 6, 2012

byErnest Howard Crosby

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1905. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER V THE CIVIL WAR War is a condition of hate subsisting between persons, and peace is a condition of good-will subsisting between persons.--ERASMUS. Garrison's doctrine of non-resistance was put to the test throughout this period and to the end of the Civil War itself, but he never wavered. In 1856, during the early struggle for freedom in Kansas, Theodore Parker and Henry Ward Beecher had not hesitated to hold meetings in their churches with the object of raising money to buy rifles for the anti-slavery volunteers. Mr. Beecher said: "You might just as well read the Bible to buffaloes as to those fellows who follow Atchison and Stringfellow." Garrison expressed his emphatic dissent from this assertion. To class human beings as wild beasts was, he said, merely to adopt the theory which the slaveholders applied to their slaves. The "border ruffians" of Kansas were less blameworthy than their respectable backers. "Convince us that it is right to shoot anybody, and our perplexity would be to know where to begin--whom first to despatch as opportunity might offer. We should have to make clean work of the president and his cabinet"--and he goes on to enumerate various distinguished men who must be considered as accomplices. We know not where to look for Christianity if not to its Founder, and taking the record of his life and death, of his teaching and example, we can discover nothing which even remotely, under any conceivable circumstances, justifies the use of the sword or rifle on the part of his followers; on the contrary, we find nothing but selfsacrifice, willing martyrdom (if need be), peace and good-will, and the prohibition of all retaliatory feelings enjoined upon all those who would be his disciples. When he said, "Fear not those who kill the bo...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1905. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER V THE CIVIL WAR War is a condition of hate subsisting between persons, and peace is a condition of good-will subsistin...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:30 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.06 inPublished:February 6, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:021772048X

ISBN - 13:9780217720489

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