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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 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…

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    Pacifism is defined as “opposition to war or violence of any kind”. In theory, pacifism is an abstraction that would make the world an idyllic place, but when several parties are on the opposites side of the spectrum and decide to take what they want from others by using brute force, is pacifism plausible if one wants to survive? Over the past nine centuries, empires from all over the world have been invading countries, slaughtering thousands to claim land and anything else that they felt is…

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    That is, the use of force must be avoided at any cost. This is not to be confused with ‘passivism’, as pacifism is an active force that uses social and political power to promote social justice and the unity of nations. Pacifism rejects hatred, bloodshed, violence, and war as ways to resolve conflicts. Pacifists are morally opposed to war, since they regard all killing as murder, even if war is legally permitted. Pacifists hold dearly the teaching of the New Testament. They are convinced that…

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    reliable allies that would support them should war breakout. Finally, a fear of Communism spreading from Russia also prompted Britain’s policy of appeasement. This essay will argue that while pacifism did influence the government, it is more realistic to argue that it was these factors combined…

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    Pacifism is the belief that all violence is unjustifiable, and that there is a peaceful solution to every situation. Left-of-center Christians find reason for this belief in the Bible. For example, the Sermon on the Mount. Christ states, “You have heard that it was said, ‘Eye for eye, and tooth for tooth. But I tell you, do not resist an evil person. If anyone slaps you on the right cheek, turn to them the other cheek also” (Matthew 5:38-39). They would say that Jesus is telling us that violence…

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    Assess the Athenians’ argument and actions from the standpoint of pacifism and just war theory. Which position do you find most compelling, and why? Just War theory portrays a practical look at the morality of war in comparison to pacifism, allowing the opportunity to form international procedures and protocol in an attempt to control conflict. During The Peloponnesian War the Athenians offered a valid and in-depth argument on their views of justice in war, over time this has developed into…

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    Arguments Against Pacifism

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    Christians should consider that pacifism, which is the belief that violence cannot be justified under any circumstance, is interpretable from Christianity. While this is a strong stance, there are compelling arguments connecting faith and nonresistance. John Howard Yoder lays out the argument that violence is an offense directly against God that cannot be justified. Just War Theory is often raised as a sway for Christians to commit to nonviolence except in certain circumstances. Even if violence…

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    take what you didn’t give. Even if someone is trying to start a war with you, I would say that you should not take part and ignore because the outcomes of war are more negative than positive and the negativity should be avoided. For example Matthew 5:38-39 says “You have been taught ‘an eye for an eye’ but I tell you this… If someone slaps you on the right cheek, turn and offer him your left.” This means that if someone wants to start a fight, no matter how badly you want to retaliate, you…

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    The poem, “War is Kind” (1899), by Stephen Crane, mocks anyone who thinks that war can produce peace. Crane pushes this mocking tone to put forth an opinion to enlighten his readers that no matter the awards and glory a person may receive for losing someone to war, war will only leave people heartbroken and lonely, hence the idea that war will never be kind. Crane develops his poem by taunting the readers through the use of literary devices such as irony, personification and similes. In stanza…

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    Essay On Pacifism

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    I hope all is well with you since I didn’t see you in bible study today. The Sunday school teacher went on to explain last week’s concept of pacifism, a concept that you didn’t seem to understand to well. I know that you I am writing to you today to explain what the word pacifism means since it seemed as if you were confused as to what it means. Now, when the Sunday school teacher discussed pacifism last week, you thought that pacifism and passivism were one in the same and in reality, they have…

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