Morning everyone. So this week we were talking about pursuing peace. The core value says this, “We value all human life and promote forgiveness, understanding, reconciliation, and non-violent resolution of conflict.” We had a fairly small group this week, so I’m looking forward to other input into this issue.So on Tuesday we tried to take a holistic approach to these ideas. You can break the core value into different categories: valuing human life, forgiveness, understanding reconciliation, and non-violence. The classic issue around this is war, but ultimately there are more things which are applicable than first meets the eye. So here’s a question to get things started.
If we oppose war based on preserving life, does that put other issues such as abortion or euthanasia on the same level as war?
Remember, everyone, this is just a starting point, feel free to write a comment about whatever you want.
Are we opposed to war only because we value human life or might it also be that we don’t have the right to take a life? How can we sentence another human to death when we have been shown great mercy? Wouldn’t we be putting ourselves in the place of God to say that another person deserves to die?