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    Benefits Of A Just War

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    • Just War - a “just” war is one in which expected benefits of fighting a war must be viewed relative to the expected negative consequences and outcomes. • Requirements – o A just war should be a last resort after considering and utilizing all non-violent options to justify the use of force. o A legitimate authority can only wage just war. o A just war takes place in support of a wrong suffered. For instance, self-defense against an armed attack is justifiable. o Deaths and injury due to the…

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    In Walter Wink’s article “Beyond Just War and Pacifism” he does not believe war should ever be justified. He gave a helpful understanding for the complexity and opacity of human violence. In a broader view Wink sees a hidden dimension not apart from physical reality and human society but grounded within the social world. Wink calls this hidden reality “The domain of the Powers”. Wink argues that war can never be just because justice requires fairness on both sides and war there could never be…

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    The Just War Theory

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    when two countries go to war, there is a lack of reasoning behind it. If we just send them off to argue for no reason, there is no point of the war itself. For centuries now, theologians and military researchers, have been studying a theory referred to as “Just War Theory.” The Just War theory itself, gives justification for the reason over war, as well it sets rules and criteria that the war should follow to be considered Just War. Behind the theory is two parts being theoretical and…

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    casualties overseas, it is the United States’ responsibility as the indispensable nation to act against them and for those who cannot fight for themselves. According to the Just War Theory, American military intervention is justified on moral grounds in this situation. The first portion of the Just War Theory is jus ad bellum, or just initiation of war. This means that in…

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    Anti-Semitism in the Gospel of John Many people today discredit the validity of the Gospel of John because it includes content that may be interpreted as anti-Jewish. This material could be a reflection of the emerging division between Jewish Christian and Jews. In this paper, I will be inspecting the Gospel of John to validate the presence of anti-Semitic material. Exploration of the historical background of this time will be analyzed to determine the derivation of anti-Semitism within this…

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    The aim of Just War Theory is to provide a guide to the right way for states and countries to act in potential conflict situations. It only applies to states or countries and not to individuals however an individual can use the theory to help them decide whether it is morally right to take part in a particular war. A Christian would agree with the Just War theory because it gives a reliable guide of what is acceptable when war is…

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    Pros And Cons Of Pacifism

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    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…

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    Analysis Of Lady Gaga

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    Perhaps one may say that Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta, also known as ‘Lady Gaga’ has conquered living a double life. From her exquisite choice of clothes to provocative performance style to unique sound, Lady Gaga is known for making pop music “weird.” Five albums and eight years later, Lady Gaga continues to rock the entertainment industry not only with her excellence in music but most recently in her debut acting career, therefore, ultimately rewriting her star text. The body of work,…

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    Ivan as ‘‘a middle-class man who lived with his family on an income of twelve hundred a year’’ (Chekhov, 2004). This tone set by Chekhov depicts the fact that the Dmitritch family household is one which is average. Though it seems like his family is just like the average family and there was nothing special, the protagonist Ivan ‘‘was very satisfied with his lot’’ (Chekhov, 2004). Nevertheless, by making an introductory opening with this statement, it appears less as a genuine statement as the…

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    THE ETHICS OF DRONE WARFARE Introduction Recent developments in technology have made possible the creation of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) that are capable of operating at high altitudes for extended periods of time. These UAVs are capable of deploying precision guided weapons, and can be controlled remotely from the other side of the world. This means that American UAV pilots are able to kill with the push of a button from thousands of miles away. In addition to these advancements are…

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