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