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There are three Christian attitudes towards War:
Holy War
No War
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Holy War
Holy War is an argument that it can sometimes be
necessary to use physical violence in order to defend
a religion.
QUOTE for Holy War
God ordered the Israelites to fight to protect the
promised land:
"Proclaim this among the nations: prepare for war."
(Joel 3:9)…read more

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No War
Many people, religious or not believe that all war and
fighting is wrong, regardless of the purpose or outcome.
One of the best known peacemakers are the Quakers, who
stand as Conscientious Objectors (refuse to fight) at times
of war.
Jesus stressed the need to make peace over violence.
"Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children
of God" (Matthew 5:9)…read more

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Just War
Some people believe war should only be allowed if it comes under
certain terms. These conditions were created by Thomas Aquinas in his
book containing the theory of the Just War.
War can only happen if:
It is started by the legitimate rulers of the country.
It is the last resort.
It is in order to seek peace.
It holds a reasonable chance of success.
It is for a just cause.
A necessary amount of force is used.…read more

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Violence and Pacifism
Violence is defined as "a destructive force used to achieve goals."
Pacifism is the belief that the use of violence to fight in war is not right.
QUOTES against violence:
"You are God's Temple"
"if anyone destroys God's temple, God will destroy him"
QUOTES for pacifism:
"Turn from evil and do good, seek peace and pursue it."
"Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts"
"Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you"
QUOTES against pacifism:
"I did not come to bring peace, but a sword"
"Let all fighting me draw near and attack"…read more

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