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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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To: Siobhan

It didn't destroy Mitsubishi nor the entire city along with its population, nor was it capable of doing so, nor was that its intention; it's aim was to convince the Japanese to end the war and save a great deal more innocent and combatant lives. And it accomplished its aim, for both American AND Japanese.

Would you include Tokyo and a hundred other firebombed cities in this as well?

And how do you think the church would answer my question posed above. The Church also has a just war doctrine and I think my answer fits more closely with it as well.

I would trust my church to act in the world in the most moral manner given the real circumstances and choices available.

I still think I'm right, the Church would choose right.

And, if you disagree, perhaps you can be a Protestant too?


31 posted on 08/03/2005 10:24:03 PM PDT by D-fendr
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