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Conundrum of Moral Issues - Morality of War Not Humanly Determined

Reader comment on item: Give War a Chance
in response to reader comment: Authentic morality demands realism

Submitted by M Tovey (United States), Jun 24, 2021 at 13:02

This observer will not debate reasons for or against the practicality of fighting for defense of freedoms and liberty to live free of oppression and domination by hostile actors who seek dominion for gratification of prideful ambitions - pride is mankind's downfall; it causes many casualties.
But there are other reasons for war. The realistic perception of the brutality and overwhelming destruction that always accompanies wartime conflict sometimes obliterates the psyche while engaging in the contemplations of the horrors of war; and in doing so, sometimes misses the alternate reality - war in the physical realm is mirrored in the spiritual background of the issues of good versus evil. The question should be that if good is confronted by evil, is there not a moral imperative to resist the devil and cause him to flee?
In fact, there is the Biblical imperative; and in the case of the people of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, conflict of Biblical proportions are as realistic as they can get; but there will be an end; it is written.


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