US Christians And The Limits of Just War

Today I came across an interesting article on the Just War Tradition (JWT) and US Christianity. In the article, Lee Camp writes:

[M]ost U.S. Christians are altogether ignorant of the limits of the JWT.

Not only do I agree with this statement 100%, I have witnessed the ignorance of US Christians when it comes to the limits of the JWT. Ant this problem is compounded by the fact that the criteria for the JWT are subjective and open to individual interpretation. This is one of the reasons why I no longer hold to the JWT.

Anyways, I thought the article was interesting and had many valid points.

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I'm a former American Baptist turned Agnostic turned Lutheran. I have a Master of Divinity from Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary. I also blog at Bad Theology.

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2 thoughts on US Christians And The Limits of Just War

  1. It’s very simple, really — if the US wants to go to war against THEM, then it’s just.

    Why is this difficult to understand?

    • The US corruption of the JWT….everything becomes a preemptive strike…

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