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Even if conventional war is acceptable for Christians nuclear war could neverbe Do you agree Give reasons for your answer showing you have considered more than one point of view In the modern world there has been much debate particularly within Christian denomination groups over the subject of nuclear war As opposed to conventional warfare nuclear war employs the use of weapons of mass destruction such as chemical biological and atomic warheads Although the justification of conventional war that is a war fought between trained uniformed armies normally representing different countries is sceptically treated it is still seen to be more acceptable to Christians than nuclear war Within the Catholic Church eight conditions have been drawn up which enable us to determine whether a war is just and acceptable Therefore I will refer to these within my answer Initially I will deal with the arguments that agree with the statement presented and which suggest nuclear war can never be seen to be acceptable from a Christian perspective Firstly a number of arguments that agree with the statement all revolve around the Christian ideology as taught by Christ himself that we are judged on how we treat the poor Matthew 25 31-46 This idea applies to the issue of nuclear war because even the threat and preparation of it robs the poor and vulnerable Huge sums of money are spent producing these weapons which could be better spent helping those in need Also as a result of this less wealthy nations can be held to ransom because they do not have the money to own nuclear weapons However that is not all As Christians we are called upon to try to make the world a better place and are therefore asked to work towards peace This peacemaking though is not an optional commitment It is a requirement of our faith as Jesus calls us to be work for peace through the beatitude blessed are the
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