RELIGION PEACE AND CONFLICT :bomb::gun: QUOTES (Christian Attitudes to…
RELIGION PEACE AND CONFLICT
Matthew 10:34 says "I did not come to bring peace bur a sword" - this could be used to justify holy wars
Matthew 26:52 says "... those who live by the sword die by the sword"
Qur'an 22:39 says "Permission [to fight] has been given to those who are being fought, because they were wronged."
Christian Attitudes to Peace and Conflict
Jesus is referred to as the "Prince of Peace" in Isaiah 9:6
Luke 6:27 says to love your enemies
Matthew 5:38-39 says "don’t fight back against someone who wants to do harm to you. If they hit you on the right cheek, let them hit the other cheek too"
Some interpret Romans 13:4 to say that the government has a right to use violence to get peace; "rulers do not bear the sword for no reason [they] bring punishment on the wrongdoer.
Matthew 21:12 is an example of violent protest (Jesus flipped over tables in a temple)
Matthew 5:9 says "Blessed are the peacemakers, for they are the children of God"
Islamic Attitudes to Peace and Conflict
Qur'an 21:90 says that you can fight in self-defence, but only do what is necessary
Qur'an 9:14 says "Fight them; Allah will punish them by your hands"
Qur'an 4:76 says "Those who believe fight in the cause of Allah" (supporting holy war)
Muslims are encouraged to restore fractured relationships like Prophet Muhammad (Qur'an 41:34)
Weapons of Mass Destruction
Deuteronomy 20:19 says unnecessary damage shouldn't be caused in war; "When you lay siege to a city for a long time... do not destroy its trees...because you can eat their fruit
Most religious people would be against WMDs because they destroy the Earth that God created
Qur'an 5:32 says "whoever kills...it is as if he had slain mankind entirely"
Deuteronomy 20:16 says "But when you take cities...you must kill everyone" - it is supporting the kind of indiscriminate killing caused by WMDs
Qur'an 2 says "Fight in God's cause, but don't overstep the limits"