Ordinary Guy (TM)
How do we love our enemies when we are trying to destroy them in warfare?
About the Red Baron: Why didn;t they just return the body to his own side and let the germans bury him?
He was ultimately killed by a British Air Officer over France in 1918.
-Pre-emptive strikes, how do you defend their morality?
-Destruction of civilian-manned munitions factories (how do you guard civilians in the context of total war)?
The same as the baggage train in the old days. Fair game.
-Napalm, fire, poison gas....how do we tell what weapons are permissible? Why refrain from using an effective killing weapon if your goal is the quickest end to the war? After all, in the Midle Ages even the crossbow was seen as evil.
Agreements between all participants are binding if they are oaths.
-Assasinations: when are they moral?
Ehud was a Judge, so they're moral.
-Was the fire bombing of Dresden moral, Hiroshimo?
-What moral guilt do soldiers suffer if they end up on the wrong side of war?
If your enemy is hungry, you don't drop bread for him to eat, you drop more bombs and even try to destroy their food supply, right?
This is a true inquiry.
Sometimes Jesus sounds like a pacifist and I am trying to reconcile that with my own view that war can be just and soldiering can be a good profession and even killing the enemy in wartime can be something that is praiseworthy (if done for the right reason).