Ethics 2 War and Peace

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  • Christians - War and Peace
    • War
      • Holy War
        • Needed to defend religion
        • Crusades - Holy land from Muslims
        • "proclaim this amoung the nationas: prepare for war"
      • No War
        • Pacificists/Quakers
        • "Blessed are the peacemakers"
        • "he who lives by the sword shall die by the sword"
      • Just War
        • Defence of own or other country
        • St Thomas Aquinas
          • Just cause
          • Proportional violence
          • for the greater evil
          • Only military forces
    • Violence
      • destructive force used to achieve goals
        • Force is sometimes necessary
        • Will of God = violence justified e.g. terrorists
    • Pacifism
      • peace above violence
      • Just War Theory
      • Nuclear pacifism - can never be justified

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