Friday, October 06, 2006

Pacificism, again

Run on over to Faith and Theology." Kim Fabricius has a great 10 point post on peace and war. A brief excerpt:

6. And so-called Just War theory? It is the Trojan horse in the city of God. If ever there was a knockdown incrimination against natural theology this is it. Its origins lie in Stoicism, the pinnacle of philosophy in the Pax Romana – which, of course, is spin for “imperial terror.” Augustine (who, in fact, was less than satisfied with the implications of his own teaching) acted in haste – and ever since the church has been repenting at leisure. Just War theory is the elephant in the confessional, the bad faith of the church.

9 more excellent points, read them for yourself.


Michael Westmoreland-White, Ph.D. said...

Kim's stuff is first rate. Just a brief note: the term is "pacifism," from the Latin pax facere, "to make peace." I don't think "pacificism" is a word.

jps said...

What, you expect me to be able to spell, too :) You are correct, of course.