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War and Peace
Transcript of War and Peace
including: Just War Theory:
St Thomas Aquinas Quakers Catholic Church We will examine
The 'Just War' theory
St Thomas of Aquinas
Problems with this Theory We will examine
Smart bombs We will examine
The CND movement
Ideas of non-violent action
Religious viewpoints Terrorism Terrorist or Freedom Fighter? Religious Viewson War Nuclear W.M.D. The Cost of War Videos The Causes of War The Sanctity of Life Pacifism Victims of War:
help- Red Cross/Cresent Peace Keeping forces W.M.D. Pacifism What connects these people
to one another? Apocalypse Now Bush-"watch this drive" Bush Interview Greenpeace- Palm Oil Tony Blair-WMD Blackadder-cause of WW! When the Wind Blows-Bomb British Govt advice on Nuclear bomb attack Modern theat to society-WMD Nuclear Explosion Modern Face of Terrorism what do these people
have in common? Buddhist Views on Peace All Buddhists follow the teachings of Lord Buddha Buddhist Views on War
Killing is always wrong Mahayana:
if motivated to save lives then killing can be accepted Must be unselfish in actions-not killing for own gain Have to accept bad Karma Buddhist countries have armies for defence Better to be killed then kill Violence harms all-including perpetrator The Buddha taught his followers to
live their life following 5 precpts "What the monks said in the letters they left before burning themselves aimed only at alarming, at moving the hearts of the oppressors, and at calling the attention of the world to the suffering endured then by the Vietnamese," he wrote. "To burn oneself by fire is to prove that what one is saying is of the utmost importance. ... The monk who burns himself has lost neither courage nor hope; nor does he desire nonexistence. ... He does not think that he is destroying himself; he believes in the good fruition of his act of self-sacrifice for the sake of others" 343 Better than a thousand hollow words, is one word that brings peace.
Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else; you are the one who gets burned.
Peace comes from within. Do not seek it without.
You will not be punished for your anger, you will be punished by your anger.