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To: Siobhan

Perhaps. But what if the church had to decide the question: Which is most moral: to drop the bomb and kill 45,000, continue the firebombing (80,000 in Tokyo alone), or invade and kill ten times more, which is most moral?

I think I'm right.


28 posted on 08/03/2005 9:39:57 PM PDT by D-fendr
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To: D-fendr
I think I'm right.

And you can be a Protestant too.

The Catholic Church condemns this definitively in Gaudium et Spes,(Constitution on the Church in the Modern World) Para 80:

"With these truths in mind, this most holy synod makes its own the condemnations of total war already pronounced by recent popes, and issues the following declaration:

"Any act of war aimed indiscriminately at the destruction of entire cities of extensive areas along with their population is a crime against God and man himself. It merits unequivocal and unhesitating condemnation."


30 posted on 08/03/2005 10:03:38 PM PDT by Siobhan ("Whenever you come to save Rome, make all the noise you want." -- Pius XII)
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