"Death and the fear of suffering unto death...serve as the deterrent system of every empire in history. The law of violence is that death is supreme.
But if death so rules the world, what about those whose kingdom is not of this world of death?
What about those who through interior struggle have been given the grace to overcome the fear of death?
What about those who refuse to submit to the law of violence, who refuse to pledge allegiance to the empire of death?
For those liberated from the fear of death, the law of violence is powerless.
Nonviolence is the overcoming of death by a fearless love."
- James Douglass,The Nonviolent Coming of God.