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Can a war be justified?
What is a ‘just cause’? A war is only just if it is fought for a reason that is justified, and that carries sufficient moral weight. The country that wishes to use military force must demonstrate that there is a just cause to do so. Sometimes a war fought to prevent a wrong from happening may be considered a just war.
Is war sometimes necessary for peace?
There is plenty of authority for the view that, in a chaotic and bloodthirsty world, war and the threat of violence are the essential building blocks for peace and stability. It is also a matter of being prepared to use force to combat aggression or injustice: war being preferable to a “cowardly peace”.
How is war important?
War is perhaps the most organized of all human activities and in turn it has stimulated further organization of society. Even in peacetime, preparing for war—finding the necessary money and resources—demands that governments assume greater control over society.
Why is War sometimes necessary?
I am a man of peace; but when I speak, they are for war” (Psalm 120:6-7). But sometimes war is necessary because if nothing is done, evil people will only take advantage of the situation and do even greater evil.
Why peace is important in the world?
With peace, people are freer to tour any country of their choice without fear of violence. World peace also contributes to the reduction of wars. Warring countries or internal nation conflicts can be reduced if world peace existed. War is the main cause of human suffering in the world.
Why do we need wars?
War is generally defined as violent conflict between states or nations. Nations go to war for a variety of reasons. More specifically, some have argued that wars are fought primarily for economic, religious, and political reasons. Others have claimed that most wars today are fought for ideological reasons.
Does just war promote the idea of war?
‘Just’, or merely ‘permissible’? The doctrine of the Just War can deceive a person into thinking that because a war is just, it’s actually a good thing. But behind contemporary war theory lies the idea that war is always bad. A just war is permissible because it’s a lesser evil, but it’s still an evil.
How does war impact society?
War destroys communities and families and often disrupts the development of the social and economic fabric of nations. The effects of war include long-term physical and psychological harm to children and adults, as well as reduction in material and human capital.