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What are the 8 criteria for a just war?

War is a last resort
War declared by government
Just cause for war
Chance of success
More good than bad effects
Proportionality
Innocent civilians not killed
Peace restored at end

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What are the 2 types of wars?

Holy War
Just War

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What is a just cause?

A war only fought for a cause that is morally justifiied

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What is the just war tradition?

Fighting a war for a just cause

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Arguments for a just war? (2)

Must defend yourself & innocent civilians
Help a neighbour state that has been attacled

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Arguments for pacifism? (2)

God says 'Do not murder'
War is wasteful

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What is the purpose of a just war?

To guide a state when faced with potential threat and conflict situations

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Arguments against a just war? (2)

God says violence is unacceptable
You can negotiate instead

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Arguments against pacifism? (2)

Duty to protect citizens
Bible allows war

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4 verses that war is inevitable

Ecclesiastes 3 : 1,3,8
Daniel 9 : 26
Matthew 24 : 6 - 8
Matthew 10 : 34 - 36

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Verse only a just God makes war

Revelation 19 : 11

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Verse war is only right if it is the will of God

Numbers 14 : 41 - 43

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What does the RC church say about just war?

Supportive
Only used in certain cases
Have to protect citizens

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What does the Methodist church say about just war?

Open to the inevitability of war

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What does the Quaker church say about just war?

Support pacifism
Refuse to join army but can help as medics

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Examples of old testament God support war (3)

David & Goliath
Joshua in Jericho
Moses & Israelites