When are you willing to harm another human being? I hope the diagram below captures your answer to some degree. Your stance on this question is what I will call your “Violence Policy”. Some may prefer a positive spin by calling it a “Peace Policy”, but I am just trying to avoid biasing your answer to the question below:
I hope I have sketched out a spectrum of possible positions which capture the main questions behind Violence Policies without breaking into an unmanageable number of positions. Where do you fall? Can you give me examples of famous people who fell/fall in the various categories? Did the various Jesus authors tell us of a Jesus with different policies or do you feel the gospels agree that he had one consistent policy?