War should always be avoided. Do you agree?

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war should always be avoided. do you agree?

I disagree with the statement that war should always be avoided because war is usually the last resort and is only done after a long amount of thought and consideration. Wars can sometimes be essential for fighting against oppression and unfairness. This means that if a war was not waged then the people who live in the area will continue to suffer and this is not acceptable and hence war can be considered to be a good thing on such grounds and should not be avoided. Followers of Christianity are to defend themselves and go to war it is a just war. Luke 22:36 says "If you don't have a sword, sell your cloak and buy one”. This quote shows that it is important to have a weapon as it can be used to solve issues and problems such as shown in the quote Matthew 21:12-13 “Jesus entered the temple courts and drove out all who were buying and selling there. He overturned the tables of the money changers and the benches of those selling doves” . This shows Jesus using violence to solve an issue for a greater cause and this is exactly why wars are considered to be acceptable as they can be there for the greater good.

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On the other hand war should always be avoided because there is always other ways to come to an agreement and this is much better than killing innocent people and civilians through the use of WMD’s. Killing is against the golden rules of Islam and Christianity. It is a huge sin and this is shown by the quote “Do not commit murder” Exodus 20:13.  War will break this rule as it is killing people hence devaluing life and going against the idea of the sanctity of life. Furthermore, WMD’s can affect a large area of people and killing a lot ...

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