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Transcript of War
is in the long run far
for a man's soul than the most prosperous
What is War?
Catholic Church agrees
that the moral act is
justifiable under certain conditions.
Supports of War
Supported by the
as an attack to show strength.
for defending our land.
Support from the Bible
Gideon, Barak, Samson, Jephtha, David and Samuel
who conquered kingdoms,
became mighty in war and put foreign armies to flight.
These men engaged in the legitimate defense of the people of God and were praised for their faithfulness." Heb. 11:32-34
To Show strength
not in defense but
Protect and expand our land
defend our island,
whatever the cost may be,
we shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills;
we shall never surrender."
Member of Parliament, statesman, soldier, journalist, historian, author, painter
The concept of War in the church
The Church is
and has made it
under certain conditions as
It also believes in making peace, to love our enemies and to not harm our neighbor but keep brotherhood with everyone. However it supports
Love for oneself
and its a primary part of Christian morality. So a person who protects his life, and kills the aggressor will not be a murderer.
The Bible Says
“But as for
who did not want me
to reign over them, bring them here and
slay them before me."
has no sword
sell his mantle and
remains a fundamental
principle of morality.
it is legitimate
to insist on
respect for one's own right to life.
his life is
not guilty of murder
even if he is forced to deal his aggressor a lethal blow."
( 26th president of United States)
Therefore, the church judges based on the act or the object. However
is accepted because
also believes in
protecting our lives.
is accepted by the principals of
The lesser of two evils.
cannot kill anybody
we cannot take
think no one have the right to harm or kill us
Thus we should accept the concept of JUST WAR.
Naturally how a War can be evil?
Harming neighbors only to capture lands is evil.
War is harming neighbors to capture lands.
War is evil.
Fighting with another country for competition is war.
Evil is fighting with another country for competition.
Thus evil can be defined by War.
How JUST WAR can be accepted by Catholicism ?
Protecting ourselves and others is not evil.
Just war is protecting ourselves and others.
Thus Just War is not evil.
Harming to the person who comes to kill you is self-defense.
Just war is harming to the person who comes to kill you.
Thus, Just War is self defense.
To go against a nonbeliever for the sake of God or God's word is being faithful.
Just War is to go against a nonbeliever for the sake of God or God's word.
Therefore, Just War is being faithful.
Response to Heb. 11:32-34
This passage talks about
people who became strong in
because they enforced
Thus,Although this passage seems to go with war, but actually it goes with JUST WAR.
Response to Adolf Hitler
According to Hitler strength can only be shown by attack.
this kind of concept or war is
, because it neither shows a war for
justice nor for
protecting our lives
. It shows a war just to show strength
Therefore this kind of war will never be supported by Catholics because the main point about Just War is self-defense but in here Hitler is already saying that strength does not lie in defense.
In response to Churchill
Churchill states that we have to protect our land and fight for it in anywhere and anyway.
Catholicism do not agree
Just War the main goal is not to protect land in anywhere and anyway
. The goal is to protect ourselves and save other people from murderers.
Thus Churchill's statement
because his concept of war shows only selfishness, but not protecting our lives and also others.
Against War in Bible
Supported by the
A good man always know the way to compromise with his peers by
Men are responsible being so they do not have to be violent to others by
for those who
Non supporter of War
Non Supporter of War
"I hope that
will at length, as they call themselves
have the reason and sense enough to
settle their differences without cutting throats."
In response to Matt. 5:44
Jesus says to love our enemies.
This does not mean
anybody will attack us we will
Jesus allowed legitimate defense
but if that
enemy is not harming
us only then
we are not allowed to be violent
to that person.
Response to Gandhi
Response to Benjamin Franklin
Franklin states that men are enough responsible to have sense to adjust differences without killing people.
Though Gandhi's seems right and it is entirely against war, whereas the catholic church is for just war.
cannot be use always true because
if man is responsible
to settle difference without
also be responsible to take care of their lives
and it includes harming the person who comes to kill you and this is what Catholicism talks about.
do not need
people for difference
because they are
The theory of Gandhi
cannot be always true
because in bible it is said that even if you are a good and happy person still you cannot agree with everybody because your point of view will be different than other people.
by force of arms,
as between nations or between parties within a nation; warfare, as by land, sea, or air.