Tuesday, April 02, 2013

The Moral Use Of Violence

There are too many who falsely claim that Jesus the Christ was against all uses of violence, war and weapons. I call those persons "pathological pacifists". If they are Catholic, they are also in opposition to the teachings include in  the Catechism of the Catholic Church (Paragraphs 2263, 2264, and 2308; 
The last referring to the right of self-defense for Governments; None of them prohibit, in any way, armed self-defense.)

EXAMPLES OF MORAL USE-OF-FORCE:   Tours (732 AD); Las Navas de Tolosa (1212 AD); Granada (1492 AD); Lepanto (1571 AD); Chocim/Khotym (1621 AD); Vienna (1683 AD); Navarino (1827 AD) The use of American violence from 1775 to 1781 (Sparked by resistance to a tyrants attempt to seize the military grade weapons of the People) which violence established the USA;. The Royal Navy's efforts, with military violence,  as to suppressing the Trans-Atlantic slave trade;  The greatest spilling of American blood in our War Between The States, as both kept the Union together and ended involuntary physical slavery in the USA;  The violence, from bayonet to A-Bombs, as ended the gross human rights violators that were Nazi Germany and Imperial Japan; The violent military acts of the Korean War which prevented South Korea from becoming a starvation-state, starvation being physical, mental and spiritual in the North; My home town's use (2013 AD) of the "mere" pointing of a legally carried pistol to stop a most severe beating of a woman (Withing shouting distance of the police station); The use of the too-few rounds in her pistol of a woman who retreated to her attic after a home invasion, which barely drove off a potential murderer or rapist; And, like defenses of self, family, friends, neighbors and others by effectively armed persons.


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