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Summary: No, the Just War doctrine is not intended to provide guidance at this level of detail. First a brief summary of what the Just War Doctrine is. It's intended to be an answer to the question of whether a Christian can morally fight in a war, and the very brief summary is: "A Christian can fight in a war, as long as it is 'Just'". Many Christian ...


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[NOTE: At the time I answered this question, where the title and third paragraph now refer to "Eastern Orthodox", they formerly specified "orthodox protestantism", and my answer was tailored to the question as it then stood (that is, after the first revision of the question by Flimzy. Bruisedreed's claim in his explanation for his editing the question ...


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the only thing i might add to Flim's answer is a link to a classic (once appeared in Sojourners in the 70s) article of John H Yoder called Living the Disarmed Life. an important point made is that Jesus faced the same "rampant evil" issue in His day and still loved His enemies, even at the risk of other innocents. i think He expected followers might also ...


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The Bible tell us how to make war - justly. We can also learn from other thinkers: * Weapons are terrible things – and no sage will have anything to do with them, unless there is no alternative.* Tao Te Ching * Outside the storms of war may blow and the land may be lashed with the fury of its gale, but in our own hearts this Sunday morning ...


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I spent most of my formative years in a Mennonite church, and identify with the Mennonite concept of pacifism. So I will attempt to answer from a Mennonite Pacifist perspective, based primarily on my understanding, as taught to me by Mennonites, of this view (as opposed to my personal opinion on this view, which does vary slightly on a few points), and when ...



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