Name: Samantha McClure
Date: October 14th, 2014
Document-Based Question: Religious Views on War
Complete and submit this assignment by the due date to receive full credit. (45 points)
1. To complete this Graded Assignment, retrieve the Religious Views on War DBQ. Use this document with its essay instructions and the DBQ Checklist to complete this DBQ essay. Please consult the rubric throughout the process.
Using the documents, compare the views of major world religions on war. What additional kind of document(s) would you need to compare the views of major world religions on war? Essay:
While some religions, like Christianity and Islam, may have defended war in time of defense, other such as Buddhism condemned war at all accounts, as well as the Daoism. I will now go through some different religious views on war. Doc. 1, selection from the Confucian Analects: It is saying that at times war is, necessary. The common people should be prepared, prior war. “James Legge, a missionary, a sinologist, a professor. The master said, “To lead an uninstructed people to war is to throw them away.” His point of view was that you must teach the men before you left them go off to war.” (doc. 1) Doc. 2, statements made by Gurus in the Sikh faith: The first Guru pledges love and peace for all humankind. A Guru, later, explained that there are some justifications for war when diplomacy fails. “J. Ferguson, a poet, a believer of peace until no other option is left. He thinks that when all the effort to make/ restore peace fails, and seems to be useless, it is right to fight.” (doc. 2) Doc.4, scriptures from the New Testament: The scriptures taken from Jesus’ teachings explain to followers to love their enemies. “This was found in the New Testament in the Bible, it says love your enemies [Mathew 5:44].” (doc.4) These are grouped together due to the fact that in both documents its says that only when all else fails is war necessary. War should...
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