An absolute pacifist is generally described by the British Broadcasting Corporation as one who believes that human life is so valuable, that a human should never be killed and war should never be conducted, even in self-defense.The principle is described as difficult to abide by consistently, due to violence not being available as a tool to aid a person who is being harmed or killed.
The interconnections between civil resistance and factors of force are numerous and complex.
In turn, this led to their almost complete annihilation in 1835 by invading Ngāti Mutunga and Ngāti Tama Māori from the Taranaki region of the North Island of New Zealand.
The invading Māori killed, enslaved and cannibalised the Moriori.
War, for the pacifist, is always wrong." In a sense the philosophy is based on the idea that the ends do not justify the means.
Pacifism may be based on moral principles (a deontological view) or pragmatism (a consequentialist view).