I indeed work in an office. However this does not mean that I cannot read the Scriptures and understand what they have to say about matters other than office work. Error in logic. The fact that you have more direct experience in confronting evil that I do does not make you a more qualified interpreter of the Bible. You have, of course, zero evidence that I am lying. Please raise the level of your discourse. I know that it is a hard teaching, but Jesus says what He says - He tells Pilate that that the reason His followers are not fighting to save Jesus' life is because, in the new Kingdom that Jesus is initiating, violence is not on the table as a legitimate option. I entirely agree that there are difficult questions here. But we must remember that our first obligation is obedience to the kingdom of God model that Jesus sets for us. That may well mean that we forfeit our lives. Hopefully not, but it certainly is a possiblity. Narrow is the way. Do you not consider it possible that self-sacrifice is part of the "cost" of being an obedient follower of Jesus. What do you think Jesus means when He speaks of people taking up crosses. We are talking about what the Bible teaches about the matter of the use of force. In such a context, everyone is going to feel "judged". This is unavoidable in such a context. But we need to have the conversation.