B) ‘THE CONCEPT OF HOLY WAR CANNOT BE APPLIED TO MODERN WARFARE’. ASSESS THIS VIEW.
- In this nuclear age, the use of nuclear ‘Holy War’ would oppose teachings of compassion, tolerance and peace.
- It cannot be verified that it was indeed God’s decree, that began a Holy War.
- Illogical to argue that both sides can have God’s command to wage the Holy War.
- Innocent people will be inevitably killed, many religious people would be opposed to this murder.
- Some claim that not all religious wars are thought on religious grounds, those in the middle east are sometimes considered to view the West as greedy, selfish and oppressive. Perhaps a reason as to why some wage these wars.
- Some would argue that the Just War conditions are the modern equivalent of a ‘Holy War’ and were devised by religious leaders.
- Religion seems to support violence, God is described as the ‘war God’ in Christianity.
- Holy war can be perceived as an internal struggle between our spirit and evil. This is the idea of Christianity’s Holy War and inner jihad for Muslims.