The pen is mightier than the sword - Wikipedia
I can remember a protester from the anti-black pete movement, Being interviewed (Black pete is de helper of sint nicholaas which is also the name of a festivity celebrated in the netherlands, belgium and other parts of the world shortly before cristhmas, on a steam boat with alot of Black pete helpers (depending on the story teller there are from 10s of petes up to thousands) to give sweets and presents to the children, some of the sweets are unique to this festivity, now while i am personally pro Black pete (what not to like about someone Who gives you sweets if your a good person?) i can understand the whole anti black pete movement some what, what with colonization of africa and slavery (though for me in europe slavery is a stupid argument as in That time a lot of countries where slaving from the Mongols to the muslims and even the africans themselves, and nobody talk of the slavery of peasant Serfdom anymore which continues till today in most countries and is also a form of slavery) but i can understand all their arguments, and partially they are right but 2 factors i believe define the difference between free speech and the rest: 1)example: i use glasses and many times iv been called Harry Potter and it bothers me but for That should i protest and have those books forbidden, hit someone in the face if im called That? Its not a negative character, is it ok to get so upset?? 2) so i repeat in this particular case and many others, muslims, LGBT People etc.. Even might i not agree on some points i can really understand and empathize BUT and this is my most important argument and the whole point of this post: when asked by the reporter if she talks or listens to arguments of pro-black pete people, she says “no, why should i talk to racists? ” and cuts of further discussion, meaning in her eyes 70% of dutch People can go fuck themselves.. This is a big problem with all minority groups in europe: intolerancy, free speech should be allowed only if coupled with tolerance and Will to Debate, otherwise you undermine the peace and stability and create conflict, in my opinion this small detail (free speech IF with tolerance and Will to Debate) should be writen in the EU laws Lest we lose free speech altogether
Who first said 'The pen is mightier than the sword'? - …
The teaching of the word of God has changed more lives, than the sword of man. You might be able to get converts to a religion by sword point, or the threat of having ones head cut off, but have you really made a convert? Outwardly you may, but not inwardly. No, it doesn’t happen with a human sword. However, “the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God” (Eph. 6:17) has great power to change the human condition.
The Bible (New Testament) is a message to mankind. It is that which is mightier than the sword. As a matter of fact we read in Hebrews 4:12 the following truth, “For the word of God is living and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the division of soul and spirit, and of joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.” The word has the power to cut and to do spiritual surgery on a living soul.