If Jesus is a pansy, I want to be one too – Reflections on Christlikeness
So, when we think of Jesus, we have a choice to make if we are truly committing our lives to follow him. Either he taught nonviolent resistance or he did not. If he did, according to the above quote from that other article, then he would be deemed a “pansy.” And if this is what it means to be a “pansy,” then all Christians ought to become “pansies” as well. This is going to be a counter-intuitive and irrational move for those who have been conditioned by the ways of the world (and some forms of theology), but embracing this sort of pacifist identity is part of identifying with the way of Jesus.