Religious Studies- War and Peace

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Give an example of a war between two nations
World War One, World War Two, Gulf War etc.
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What is a civil war?
A war between groups in one country
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What is a war against terrorism?
Starting an attack to end terrorism
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Name three causes of war
Defence against invader, defence of a war of life (religion), defence of weaker nation, to remove an injustice leader, to gain land or resources
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Name three effects of war
loss of life, soldiers traumatised and desensitised, destruction of town and cities, destruction of landscape and environment, loss of industry, farming and destruction of the economy
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What is a holy war?
A holy war is a war fought in the name of God, for the religion
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What is a just war?
A just war is a war which is moral or justifiable
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What is Thomas Aquinas argue about war?
That is was morally right at times
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Thomas Aquinas' ideas have been developed further and today the Church feels that war is 'just' when what four things happen?
It is started and controlled by a 'just' leader, there is a 'just' reason (those who attacked deserved it), it is carried with the intention to bring about good and overcome evil, if war is fought in a 'just; way keeping certain behaviour
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Hindu's have a holy book called the 'Bhagavad-Gita' in which the god Krishna appears to the man Arjuna on what?
The battlefield
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Krishna tells Arjuna it is right to go to war against people who have done what?
Invaded their land (a righteous war)
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Krishna tells Arjuna that it is his dharma to fight, what does 'dharma' mean?
Duty
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What are pacifists?
Against all fighting
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What are quakers?
Christian pacifists
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