The Townie's Dilemma
Date: Tue, 27 Jun 95 17:52:43 PDT
From: Peter Langston <psl>
Subject: The Townie's Dilemma
From: _Quakers Are Funny!_ by Chuck Fager, Kimo Press, 1987:
One World War II Quaker conscientious objector had been a
professional wrestler. Once when he and some other inmates of the
Coshocton CPS camp in Ohio made a trip into town, they were hassled
about their pacifism by some local youths, who insisted that only
force could change the German's views.
In response, the ex-wrestler took off his coat, challenged one of
the local boys to a match, and promptly threw the townie across the
room. He then asked the youth, "*Now* do you believe that force won't
change people's views?" ...
© 1995 Peter Langston