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"Violence by man against man is in contradiction with any religion worthy of that name."
Pope Francis visits synagogue, rebukes violence
Monday, January 18, 2016 7A
Pope Francis used his first visit as pontiff to a synagogue to denounce violence and hail the "inseparable bond" between Jews and Christians. The Pope said, "Violence by man against man is in contradiction with any religion worthy of that name."
Rabbi Riccardo Di Segni, the chief rabbi of Rome, welcomed the pope. The Rabbi said, "A meeting of peace between different religious communities, as the one that is taking place today here in Rome, is a very strong sign against the invasion and abuse of religious violence.
A New Edition of The Bible is Needed with a "Peace" heading on each page.
Proposed: A Pope Francis Edition of The Bible.
The statement of Pope Francis, "Violence by man against man is in contradiction with any religion worthy of that name," should be institutionalized as an overriding principle in The Bible. It could be referred to as the Pope Francis Principle.
The Pope Francis Principle should be placed in the introduction and or conclusion in a new edition of The Bible. The statement could be placed as a Header on each page. The reader would be instructed to compare the story in the text with the Pope Francis Principle to see whether the story is morally valid. If the story does not comply with the Pope Francis Principle, renounce the story as an ancient way of thinking. It is time we move our thinking from the Stone Age to the Modern Era.
What effect would this have?
War generally gets you killed or you suffer from PTSD.
Nullify the Just War Doctrine
An overriding doctrine rebuking violence by man against man would nullify the Just War Doctrine and void the covenant in the Book of Joshua.
The Just War Doctrine:
The strict conditions for legitimate defense by military force require rigorous consideration. The gravity of such a decision makes it subject to rigorous conditions of moral legitimacy. At one and the same time:
- the damage inflicted by the aggressor on the nation or community of nations must be lasting, grave, and certain;
- all other means of putting an end to it must have been shown to be impractical or ineffective;
- there must be serious prospects of success;
- the use of arms must not produce evils and disorders graver than the evil to be eliminated. The power of modern means of destruction weighs very heavily in evaluating this condition.
These are the traditional elements enumerated in what is called the "Just War Doctrine." The evaluation of these conditions for moral legitimacy belongs to the prudential judgment of those who have responsibility for the common good.
The Problem with the Just War Doctrine is it contradicts the life and teaching of Jesus. Jesus taught us to love your enemy, Not kill your enemy. Nowhere did Jesus ever advocate Man using a sword against another Man.
An Overriding Doctrine Rebuking Violence by Man against Man would nullify the Covenant in the Book of Joshua.
Joshua & Co. entered the land of Canaan and killed men, women and children based on a claim of Divine right. By rebuking violence by man against man based on religion, Pope Francis rebukes the actions of Joshua and nullifies his alleged Covenant. It is time we moved forward from ancient thought patterns to modern thought.
Produce a Bible which rebukes violence Man against Man.
This is call to action. Pope Francis is the head of the Roman Catholic Church and has the authority to speak and act for it. Pope Francis should institutionalize the overriding principle, "Violence by man against man is in contradiction with religion." Pope Francis should now produce and distribute a new edition of the Bible citing this principle throughout the text.