In reading the sections on Pacifism in The Catholic Encyclopaedia, it seems to give a conflicting explanation. Could you shed some light on this dilemma?
First there is the statement that war is contrary to the teaching of the Gospels, but then it goes on to set forth conditions for the theory of entering into a “Just War”. This seems to be a contradiction to me. Just War Theory is explained in the paper Theory of the Just War (No. 110). The Theory of the Just war is a production of the Roman Catholic System that is under review at present. War is a part of human life that is a result or product of the planet under the god of this world and it has been made necessary by disobedience to the laws of God. Only when Israel was evil or failed in its relationship with God was it sent into captivity or plagued by war. The wars of the last century are typified by the wars at the end of the forty years in the wilderness between Israel and Amalek. Moses needed his arms held up by Aaron and Hur. Joshua was the physical instrument as war leader. Look at the paper on Theory of the Just War (No. 110) for the details of the doctrine and the position o
- In reading the sections on Pacifism in The Catholic Encyclopaedia, it seems to give a conflicting explanation. Could you shed some light on this dilemma?
- Could you shed any more light on the new agreement with the Krygyz (inaudible) base?
- What is the explanation for the book of Lamentations in the Catholic Bible?