Over at Experimental Theology Richard Beck wrote some interesting thoughts on the difficulties of pacifism. I have given much thought to the ideas of pacifism along with how they tie into capitalism. Beck is really indirectly responding to some of Halden‘s thoughts on capitalism and western Christianity’s complicitness in such acts. I would recommend reading both of them. Beck has an interesting view that pacifism is not really an argument by a “calling.” The question for me really is how we can balance our lives in the West when we are so dialed into all of the technologies and things we claim to deplore.