Dearest Dark Side... may you have peace! May I comment, please? Thank you! You made an interesting statement:
There's only one decision to be made. Stand and fight or run away
In several senses, I think... and believe... as you do: there are some issues over which I am not going to just lay down. As some here have so wisely pointed out, however, SOME things are not so black and white. I agree that if one has a CONVICTION about something... such that ones NEEDS to be heard or seen (or think they do)... one should certainly shine one's "light." However, having lived the few years I have, I have come to know that not everything DESERVES the attention of such light. Be it right... or wrong. It really depends on the issue.
In that light, dear one, may I suggest that there may be a third, fourth, and even fifth choice... which is to (1) stand, but simply watch (do not fight, as perhaps it's not YOUR fight); (2) simply pass by (because you have a much more important "engagement" to attend to); or (3) turn and walk away (not run, as there is nothing to be afraid of that would compel one to run, but just move on)... because the "conflict" or issue really isn't WORTHY... of your attention.
Indeed, even where I HAVE conviction, however, I might do the same. Because while it is true that I should let my "light shine before men" (and why does it sicken you to say so?)... the same One who is recorded to have made that statement, my Lord and master, the Holy One of Israel, JAHESHUA MISCHAJAH, is also recorded to say caution me not to "throw [my] pearls... before swine."
The truly wise thing, then, I would think, would be to first CONSIDER the "conflict/issue" as to its WORTHINESS of comment/involvement/action... and THEN decide whether to stand and fight... stand and watch... run away... or walk away. Or, even take a different way entirely, so you never even come across the conflict/issue to begin with.
I hope this helps and, again, I bid you peace.
A slave of Christ,