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PacifismHandout09 - 1 Lecture Ten: Pacifism Religion 261...

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Lecture Ten: Pacifism Religion 261 “When it dropped the atomic bombs on Japan and killed civilians in Vietnman with Napalm the United State invented terrorism…I support terrorism so long as it is against the US and Israel because you are the ones who invented…you are butchers, liars, and hypocrites.” Ramzi Yousef Concerning the sword we have reached the following agreement: the sword is ordained by God outside the perfection of Christ. It punishes and kills people and protects and defends the good. In the law the sword is established to punish and to kill the wicked and secular authorities are established to use it…. It is asked about the sword, whether a Christian may hold a position of governmental authority if he is chosen for it. This is our reply: Christ should have made a king, but he rejected this and did not view it as ordained by his father. We should do likewise and follow him. In this way we will not walk into the snares of darkness…Christ himself forbids the violence of the sword and says
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This note was uploaded on 02/28/2011 for the course REL 261 taught by Professor Erics.gregory during the Fall '09 term at Princeton.

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PacifismHandout09 - 1 Lecture Ten: Pacifism Religion 261...

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