Pros And Cons Of Pacifism

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The starting point of the Catholic teaching can be seen as protecting and promoting one’s personal dignity. Human dignity is something that cannot be taken away from or forfeited by an individual in any manner (30). Human dignity states that every person is worthy and must be free from slavery and other acts that are appropriate to human nature (Webster Dictionary). Humans have dignity not because of what they have accomplished in their past, but because God created the person in his image with dignity (29). Through this view, humans are made to experience love and not to live in isolation. This social concept is a key component of the Catholic view of a human and their dignity when discussing the ability of an individual to reach their full stature (25). Catholics view dignity in the concept of this …show more content…
People lose their lives for the love of the country, but the love of the country deserves to be spread in peace and not with machines and other weapons that man makes. The human being is capable of so much more than hate and war.
The Just War shows the reasons to engage in war but Pacifism is the complete opposite. Pacifism has many different views but one thing that always comes back is the strong belief that war is completely unjustifiable. Pacifists believe that there must be justice and human rights (world wide). It’s never easy to support one side or another but clearly in this situation it is always appropriate to avoid war and always encounter peace and love (90).
In conclusion War is never the answer and if I had to make a decision I would say I am a pacifist because they want peace and are completely against any acts of war. Pacifists have the right to be for euthanasia and abortion but they most consider their thought process carefully; however, with that being said we still have the right to choose peace over war and that is very important to me as an

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