Name: Samantha McClure
Date: October 14th, 2014
Document-Based Question: Religious Views on War
Complete and submit this assignment by the due date to receive full credit.
1. To complete this Graded Assignment, retrieve the Religious Views on War DBQ. Use this document with its essay instructions and the DBQ Checklist to complete this DBQ essay. Please consult the rubric throughout the process.
Using the documents, compare the views of major world religions on war. What additional kind of document(s) would you need to compare the views of major world religions on war?
While some religions, like Christianity and Islam, may have defended war in time of defense, other such as Buddhism condemned war
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“This came from the Old Testament. To sum up Isaiah 2:4 it is saying that one nation should not raise their sword against another nation.” (doc.3) Doc. 5, commentary on the Christian views on war: Here it says that war should only happen in times of defense. The invaders should be spared of their lives and those who fight under God, given acclaim. “This passage was given credit to the writer, philosopher, Robert L. Dabney. He feels as if war should be used for protecting your people/ nation. War is not to be used for nonsense violence.” (doc.5) Doc. 9, saying of Lau Tzu: Says that war brings nothing but bad results. Also not to brag about your accomplishments. “The philosopher Lionel Giles says that only bad comes from war: empires that use force will eventually overturn. He feels that war is bad, and has bad results.” (doc.9) In both documents it is stating that war is bad and should only be used for defense. Doc. 6, verses taken from Hindu scripture: If killed during battle, you’re promised a spot in heaven. “ In these pieces of scripture it is describing that if you falls in battle then you shall obtain heaven, and that is even more reason to arise and fight. It encourages a person to fight with vigor. These verses justify war and call the victor’s crown glorious.” (doc.6) Doc. 8, excerpts from the Qur’an: Saying in this is the fact that you can fight when