A Just war and religious War?
PHI208: Ethics and Moral Reasoning
Kyle Lee Sisco
Instructor: John Anderson
What is a Just War theory, it began as an idea that was originally set on pagans’ ideas, and then later incorporated by the early Christians to justify going to war, by offering the various ideals which leaders should adhere to in war, and so what is a just war in the minds of a person plotting war. Even though, not all wars are moral or ethical, and some are used for the personal gain of people and countries. A just and ethical war is used for the greater good for the people, because if, the weak can not fight for themselves self's than it is moral and ethical to come to their aid. Wars are should only be just if they were used as for the last resort and used to stop the oppression of the weak. If To stop and look at the Nazi army had if they were not been stopped in World War II; then millions more would have died, and the losses in the war are for the greater good. The War on terrorism is a war that can be looked at in many lights; it started from an ethical reasoning and had good intentions, but did the message holdup in the end? On September 11, 2001, America was attacked by 19 Muslim members of al-Qaeda. The attacks had been authorized by the founder of al-Qaeda, Osama bin Laden, who was in Afghanistan. The US invasion of Afghanistan was necessary because the Taliban, which was in control of Afghanistan, refused to turn bin Laden over to US authorities. After looking at the evidence on why we went into Afghanistan, was the message to catch a terrorist or to get revenge for the antidotal attack? I would like to think that we are the good guys in this and going after the bad guys. But this was a war that just didn’t have one guy that was leading his troops into battle. There was a country of people that were ready to step up and lead their people. This is a problem for any country that invades this part of the world. The Russians tried to do this from 1979 to 1989, a little less than ten years, and had to put out. The Afghanistan people are not to be taken lightly when there was religion is on the line. This is the heart of their strength as a people and can not be defeated Look at Americans as a people were doing owner strength line in? I would have to say it is our owner freedom to choose what religion, school, who we marry, and in the businesses we own. It is hard for other country to compete with our owner economics. In the ways of war do we have the moral fortune to see the war to an end when it starts hurting non-military people's bottom line? We as Americans seem as ourselves owner self-'s like the good guys when it comes to war, but what are we fighting for in the long run? Americans will debate over the cost of war lives, money, and moral factors, but it is not there only when they are tired of seeing it on TV. War is going on every day in the world and soldiers fight those wars to keep people safe. A soldier fights for what he or she they believe in was its money, freedom, or ethical treatment of people. So to look at the evidence why we went into Afghanistan, we went in for the right reasons but the American public lost interested when it started hurting their bottom lines. In a war what is the ethical reasoning behind the decisions that are made to start and be involved in a war and do the risks outweigh the benefits of the war itself? It seems that there are many reasons that wars are fought: freedom, pride, religion, power, and money. But I would like to look at the ethical reasoning and those people and country’s decisions to fight. Because what is war the dictionary defines 'war ‘it as “armed fighting, as a science, profession, activity, or art; methods or principles of waging armed conflict: War is the soldier's business” (dictionary, nod.). And I think that in a religious war the definition of war the lines can be blurry, In other words, a...