Several articles about religion, politics, peace, nonviolence, etc.

The October 2019 interview on my TV series “Glen’s Parallax Perspectives” focuses on how the Religious Right has hijacked Christianity and much of our nation’s government.  I interview three guests who make a strong case for authentic Christianity, which is the opposite of what has become dominant.  Watch the interview and/or read a thorough summary of what we said at this link:  http://parallaxperspectives.org/tv-being-christian-in-america-in-a-time-of-crisis

The thorough summary includes much additional information — and links to many articles — beyond what we had time to say during the TV interview.
In addition to those resources, I invite you to click the following links for additional information:
“Jesus Christ:  Model of the Nonviolent Human Being” by John Dear:  John Dear’s article on Christianity and nonviolence

Since the time of the Early Church, theologians and other people have tried to define criteria for when a war is morally permissible.  The “Just War” theory has evolved over time in an attempt to define the criteria.  The “Just War” theory requires that a war meet ALL of the criteria before it can be deemed “just.”  But I believe that this is futile, especially because nowadays ALL of our wars (especially any nuclear war) cannot meet the criteria — NOT ALL of the criteria, and actually HARDLY ANY of the criteria.  The “Just War” theory has become obsolete.

I wrote this page about this:  Just War Theory — and Nuclear Weapons
And I like this article about the Just War Theory: Just War criteria and discussion and also this article:  Principles of the Just War
Republicans and big business duped millions of evangelical Christians to support them instead of Jesus:  How Republicans and Their Big Business Allies Duped Tens of Millions
In late 2003 a coalition of moderate and liberal religious leaders started a political advocacy organization to mobilize voters in opposition to the worst policies of the George W. Bush administration.  See this:  Clergy Group to Counter Conservatives — An article from 2003
The Ten Commandments are sometimes referred to as “The Decalogue.”  Some pacifists have written “The Decalogue for a Spirituality of Nonviolence.”  Here it is: Decalogue for a Spirituality of Nonviolence — Simple format

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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