Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Peace at any price?

It has always seemed to be faulty logic to secure peace by investing in weapons and so I can't help but find the news that the British parliament has voted to spend huge sums of money on a weapon system no one wants to use, against enemies we don't have, in a situation we can't foresee for ends we can't justify, disconcerting and distressing.

One of the issues I have with the 'ethical movement' is that it remains a private affair yet while ethics and ethical living may be intensely personal it can't be private. There is an acknowledgment that we're acting out of a sense of personal commitment to the greater good of our planet and mankind, there is a save the world while we can edge to it and that does force out into the open about issues that don't affect my day to day life - like being against nuclear weapons....

As a church pastor, we are to be a people of peace and I cannot in good conscience support moves to retain and develop weapons of mass destruction. For arguments against see CND


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