Only he can talk about an 'armed peace' who does not believe that Christ's commands are right and will triumph. A forced peace built on planned murder and destruction, on robbery and subjugation, produces only hate among the conquered people and calls forth the desire for revenge by those on whom such a peace has been forced. One merely needs to be the stronger to achieve this 'peace of pretense.' Therefore, we have the relentless arms race. But where the peace of Christ reigns there can be no war, not even if the stronger attacks a disciple of Christ to subdue him, because whoever follows His example does not return violence for violence. The mission of the leaders in the Church of Christ, as well as of the faithful in their care, is to prepare the peace. This means that they should teach nonviolence and train their faithful to boycott war, which is the embodiment of the most brutal use of violence. They should also endorse conscientious objection as a duty of love. If only the leaders of the Churches finally would come to understand this and have the courage to outlaw war in the name of Christ! But they remain silent.
You Shall Not Kill (1944)
*Great is the power of steady misrepresentation.
*A person can neither evaluate as true or false, nor choose to live, an idea that he or she has never heard.