I think war is unacceptable for a number of different reasons. My first reason is the amount of civilians killed, such as when the two nuclear bombs were dropped on Nagasaki and Hiroshima in world war 2 and killed 350,000 innocent lives. The Just War theory states that ‘civilians should not be targeted’ during a war. Most wars go against the just war theory statements and the two nuclear bombs in Nagasaki and Hiroshima is a prime example. This example also disobeys the just war theory rule of ‘proportionality’ where the war harm shouldn’t harm more people than its trying to prevent, using weapons of mass destruction. Another reason why war is unacceptable is because of stupid reasoning behind the war. The just war theory presents that there must be a valid cause, such as defending yourself or others, not to punish or gain land. This is disobeyed in world war 1 and 2 where Germany invaded to gain land and become a stronger nation, but I think it was fair for the peaceful countries to declare war as they were protecting themselves unlike Germanys greed for power. Christians might disagree with me because the just war theory does also state that a war should be fought if there is a chance of success, which Germany had until it started to invade more than it could handle. Quotes from the bible such as ‘Then Jesus said to him, “Put your sword back into its place. For all who take the sword will perish by the sword.’ This shows that Jesus saw war and violence unacceptable, meaning that whoever lives by killing will die by being killed themselves and shows how war should be a last resort and this is also stated in the just war theory. The Quote ‘an eye for an eye, will make the world blind’ shows that if war is acceptable everyone will feel the harm and destruction of it. Ghandi feels that if war is acceptable more war will spark off causing the world to be harmed.
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