Flashcards in War & Peace Deck (16):
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
Innocent civilians not killed
Peace restored at end
What are the 2 types of wars?
What is a just cause?
A war only fought for a cause that is morally justifiied
What is the just war tradition?
Fighting a war for a just cause
Arguments for a just war? (2)
Must defend yourself & innocent civilians
Help a neighbour state that has been attacled
Arguments for pacifism? (2)
God says 'Do not murder'
War is wasteful
What is the purpose of a just war?
To guide a state when faced with potential threat and conflict situations
Arguments against a just war? (2)
God says violence is unacceptable
You can negotiate instead
Arguments against pacifism? (2)
Duty to protect citizens
Bible allows war
4 verses that war is inevitable
Ecclesiastes 3 : 1,3,8
Daniel 9 : 26
Matthew 24 : 6 - 8
Matthew 10 : 34 - 36
Verse only a just God makes war
Revelation 19 : 11
Verse war is only right if it is the will of God
Numbers 14 : 41 - 43
What does the RC church say about just war?
Only used in certain cases
Have to protect citizens
What does the Methodist church say about just war?
Open to the inevitability of war
What does the Quaker church say about just war?
Refuse to join army but can help as medics